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19 2017 March 31
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21 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
22 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
23 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
24 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
25 the start and end of a row, and only when already
26 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
27 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
28 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
29 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
30 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
31 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
32 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
33 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
34 David Ramsey.
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38 2017 February 23
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40 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
41 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
42 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
43 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
44 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
45 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
46 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
47 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
48 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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52 2017 January 10
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54 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
55 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
56 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
57 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
58 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
59 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
60 the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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64 2016 December 28
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66 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
67 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
68 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
69 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
70 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
71 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
72 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
73 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
74 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
75 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
76 Tastes great with thick butter.
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80 2016 December 12
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82 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
83 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
84 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
85 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
86 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
87 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
88 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
89 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
90 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
91 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
92 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
93 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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97 2016 October 29
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99 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
100 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
101 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
102 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
103 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
104 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
105 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
106 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
107 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
108 read into it. Come and check it out!
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112 2016 September 1
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114 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
115 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
116 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
117 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
118 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
119 but it's time to get it out there.
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121 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
122 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
123 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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127 2016 August 10
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129 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
130 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
131 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
132 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
133 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
134 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
135 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
136 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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140 2016 July 28
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142 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
143 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
144 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
145 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
146 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
147 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
148 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
149 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
150 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
151 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
152 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
153 Come get your hair tousled!
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157 2016 June 27
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159 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
160 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
161 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
162 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
163 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
164 even worth mentioning).
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168 2016 June 17
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170 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
171 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
172 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
173 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
174 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
175 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
176 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
177 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
178 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
179 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
180 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
181 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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183 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
184 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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