Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#13859 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: thomas
Priority: normal Milestone: 10.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New major version.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by thomas, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to thomas
Status: newassigned

2020 July 29 - GNU nano 5.0 "Among the fields of barley"

  • With --indicator (or -q or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.
  • With <Alt+Insert> any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and <Alt+PageUp> and <Alt+PageDown> will jump to the nearest anchor. When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.
  • The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the main menu (with ^T, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter, Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.
  • On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime, peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions. For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta, white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color. Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.
  • All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic," (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.
  • With --bookstyle (or -O or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.
  • Refreshing the screen with L now works in every menu.
  • In the main menu, L also centers the line with the cursor.
  • Toggling the help lines with M-X now works in all menus except in the help viewer and the linter.
  • At a filename prompt, the first <Tab> lists the possibilities, and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.
  • Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.
  • Long option --tempfile has been renamed to --saveonexit.
  • Short option -S is now a synonym of --softwrap.
  • The New Buffer toggle (M-F) has become non-persistent. Options --multibuffer and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.
  • Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).
  • Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.
  • The raw escape sequences for F13 to F16 are no longer recognized.
  • Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages, have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.
  • Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.

comment:2 by thomas, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed in r23436

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