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19 2017 July 21
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21 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekulé" offers a new feature: the ability
22 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
23 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
24 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
25 together with the softwrap option. This release further
26 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
27 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
28 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
29 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
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33 2017 June 25
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35 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
36 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
37 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
38 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
39 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
40 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
41 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
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45 2017 May 21
46
47 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
48 man page again.
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52 2017 May 18
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54 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
55 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
56 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
57 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
58 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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62 2017 May 4
63
64 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
65 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
66 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
67 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
68 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
69 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
70 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
71 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
72 translation updates for fifteen languages.
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76 2017 April 12
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78 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
79 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
80 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
81 shows double-width characters as ">" and "<" when split
82 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
83 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
84 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
85 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
86 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
87 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
88 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
89 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
90 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
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94 2017 March 31
95
96 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
97 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
98 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
99 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
100 the start and end of a row, and only when already
101 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
102 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
103 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
104 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
105 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
106 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
107 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
108 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
109 David Ramsey.
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113 2017 February 23
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115 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
116 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
117 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
118 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
119 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
120 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
121 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
122 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
123 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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127 2017 January 10
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129 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
130 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
131 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
132 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
133 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
134 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
135 the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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139 2016 December 28
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141 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
142 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
143 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
144 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
145 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
146 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
147 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
148 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
149 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
150 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
151 Tastes great with thick butter.
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155 2016 December 12
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157 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
158 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
159 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
160 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
161 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
162 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
163 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
164 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
165 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
166 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
167 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
168 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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172 2016 October 29
173
174 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
175 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
176 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
177 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
178 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
179 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
180 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
181 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
182 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
183 read into it. Come and check it out!
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187 2016 September 1
188
189 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
190 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
191 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
192 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
193 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
194 but it's time to get it out there.
195
196 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
197 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
198 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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202 2016 August 10
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204 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
205 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
206 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
207 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
208 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
209 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
210 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
211 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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215 2016 July 28
216
217 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
218 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
219 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
220 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
221 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
222 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
223 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
224 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
225 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
226 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
227 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
228 Come get your hair tousled!
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232 2016 June 27
233
234 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
235 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
236 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
237 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
238 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
239 even worth mentioning).
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243 2016 June 17
244
245 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
246 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
247 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
248 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
249 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
250 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
251 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
252 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
253 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
254 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
255 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
256 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
257
258 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
259 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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