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[Info-nano] [ANNOUNCE] nano-5.6 is released

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: [Info-nano] [ANNOUNCE] nano-5.6 is released
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:28:51 +0100
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2021.02.24 - GNU nano 5.6  "Wielewaal"

• A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),
  in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.
  The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.
  By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but
  it can be forced on with --showcursor / 'set showcursor'.
• Option --markmatch / 'set markmatch' has been removed.
• Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar
  only when option --constantshow / 'set constantshow' is used,
  and their display can be toggled with M-C.
• The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option
  --stateflags / 'set stateflags' is used.

GNU nano is a simple and easy-to-use editor for on the terminal.

A concise overview of nano's shortcut keystrokes:

The tarball and its signature are here:

Specific issues that were addressed in this release:  (multiline coloring could be too slow)  (possible miscoloring after jumping)  (cursor was sometimes not centered)  (pasting could result in miscoloring)  (more miscoloring after jumping)  (needed color change went undetected)

Changes between v5.5 and v5.6:

Benno Schulenberg (53):
      build: avoid a warning about duplicate symbol when building from tarball
      build: detect a build from git also when building out of tree
      build: include a workaround only for versions of ncurses that need it
      bump version numbers and add a news item for the 5.6 release
      color: do not look for another 'end' match after already finding one
      color: give highlighted text its own color, to not look like marked text
      color: recompile the file-probing regexes a little faster with REG_NOSUB
      color: use bright yellow to highlight a search match
      color: use inverse video for highlighting when there are no colors
      debug: add timing instruments to cache precalculation and screen refresh
      display: for a large paste or insertion, recalculate the multiline cache
      docs: correct the description of --quickblank for the changed base value
      docs: correct the formatting of a comment in the sample nanorc
      docs: correct the word order for Alt+D in the cheat sheet -- it changed
      docs: mention the new 'set highlightcolor' option
      docs: remove all mentions of --markmatch and 'set markmatch'
      docs: say that --minibar is modified by --constantshow and --stateflags
      feedback: make Full Justify show a message also when using --minibar
      gnulib: update to its current upstream state
      minibar: show a message a little longer when --quickblank isn't used
      minibar: show cursor position + character code only with --constantshow
      minibar: show the state flags only when --stateflags is used
      minibar: suppress the toggling feedback for M-C, but show it for M-Y/M-P
      options: remove --markmatch and 'set markmatch', as the behavior is gone
      painting: always do backtracking for the first row of the screen
      painting: trigger a refresh when a second start match appears on a line
      painting: trigger fewer unneeded full-screen refreshes
      painting: when finding an end match, set its multidata right away
      po: update translations and regenerate POT file and PO files
      scrolling: keep centering after large paste, also when line numbers widen
      search: just highlight the found occurrence, instead of marking it
      search: make highlighting the standard, non-changeable behavior
      tweaks: avoid the vague possibility of advancing beyond end-of-line
      tweaks: be slightly more efficient in marking lines as WOULDBE
      tweaks: call wattron()/wattroff() only when actually painting something
      tweaks: correct a comment, improve another, and trim some verbosity
      tweaks: don't bother comparing virgin multidata with current situation
      tweaks: don't bother initializing freshly allocated multidata
      tweaks: don't bother wiping the multidata before recomputing it
      tweaks: elide a function that is now just one line
      tweaks: frob a condition, to be more concise, and reshuffle another
      tweaks: frob some comments, and adjust indentation after previous change
      tweaks: frob some comments, and reshuffle two fragments of code
      tweaks: frob two fragments of code, to be more readable
      tweaks: make a skipping condition more precise
      tweaks: remove an old fix that was made superfluous by a recent fix
      tweaks: remove a strangely placed warning
      tweaks: rename six symbols, to be more straightforward
      tweaks: reshuffle some code, and reduce the scope of a variable
      tweaks: reshuffle three conditions into a better order
      tweaks: rewrap and reindent a few lines
      tweaks: rewrap two lines, for esthetics
      tweaks: stop evaluating a rule when the match is offscreen to the right



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