2017 January 10
GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
2016 December 28
GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
Tastes great with thick butter.
2016 December 12
GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
region after an external spell check, and improves a few
other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
2016 October 29
GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
read into it. Come and check it out!
2016 September 1
GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
but it's time to get it out there.
With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
2016 August 10
nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
2016 July 28
nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
Come get your hair tousled!
2016 June 27
nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
even worth mentioning).
2016 June 17
nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
Bye! And thanks for all the grass!