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19 2017 February 23
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21 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
22 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
23 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
24 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
25 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
26 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
27 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
28 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
29 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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33 2017 January 10
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35 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
36 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
37 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
38 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
39 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
40 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
41 the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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45 2016 December 28
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47 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
48 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
49 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
50 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
51 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
52 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
53 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
54 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
55 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
56 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
57 Tastes great with thick butter.
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61 2016 December 12
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63 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
64 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
65 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
66 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
67 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
68 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
69 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
70 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
71 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
72 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
73 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
74 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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78 2016 October 29
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80 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
81 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
82 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
83 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
84 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
85 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
86 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
87 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
88 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
89 read into it. Come and check it out!
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93 2016 September 1
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95 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
96 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
97 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
98 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
99 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
100 but it's time to get it out there.
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102 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
103 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
104 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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108 2016 August 10
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110 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
111 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
112 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
113 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
114 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
115 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
116 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
117 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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121 2016 July 28
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123 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
124 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
125 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
126 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
127 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
128 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
129 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
130 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
131 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
132 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
133 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
134 Come get your hair tousled!
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138 2016 June 27
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140 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
141 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
142 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
143 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
144 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
145 even worth mentioning).
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149 2016 June 17
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151 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
152 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
153 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
154 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
155 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
156 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
157 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
158 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
159 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
160 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
161 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
162 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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164 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
165 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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