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19 2016 September 1
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21 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
22 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
23 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
24 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
25 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
26 but it's time to get it out there.
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28 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
29 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
30 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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34 2016 August 10
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36 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
37 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
38 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
39 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
40 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
41 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
42 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
43 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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47 2016 July 28
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49 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
50 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
51 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
52 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
53 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
54 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
55 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
56 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
57 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
58 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
59 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
60 Come get your hair tousled!
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64 2016 June 27
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66 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
67 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
68 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
69 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
70 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
71 even worth mentioning).
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75 2016 June 17
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77 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
78 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
79 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
80 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
81 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
82 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
83 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
84 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
85 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
86 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
87 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
88 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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90 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
91 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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