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Re: [ANNOUNCE] nano-6.4 is released

From: Jordi Mallach
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] nano-6.4 is released
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:20:32 +0200
User-agent: Evolution 3.44.3-1

Hi Benno,

Thanks for the new release!

El dt. 02 de 08 de 2022 a les 09:35 +0200, en/na Benno Schulenberg va
> 2022.08.02 - GNU nano 6.4  "Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser"
> • The file browser does not crash when moving up to the root folder.
> • Softwrapping very long lines is done more efficiently.
> • Invoking the formatter does not blink the screen.
> 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:

These links are 404. Is that a known issue?

> Specific issues that were addressed in this release:
>  (softwrapping wasted some
> time)
>  (typing Enter in root folder
> crashed)
>  (avoid flicker with
> formatter  [wish])
> Changes between v6.3 and v6.4:
> ------------------------------
> LIU Hao (1):
>       build: ignore errors from `git describe`
> Benno Schulenberg (25):
>       bump version numbers and add a news item for the 6.4 release
>       display: remember text and column positions when softwrapping a
> line
>       docs: concisely describe how the linter behaves
>       docs: remove the two notices about the changed defaults
>       docs: rename README.GIT to README.hacking, so it's clearer what
> is meant
>       docs: stop mentioning the obsoleted keywords that were removed
>       files: designate the root directory with a simple "/", not with
> "//"
>       formatter: instead of leaving curses, use full_refresh() to
> wipe messages
>       gnulib: update to its current upstream state
>       help: reshuffle two shortcuts so that more help-line items are
> paired
>       options: stop accepting -z, as --suspendable has been dropped
> too
>       po: update translations and regenerate POT file and PO files
>       rcfile: remove five obsolete or deprecated keywords
>       syntax: default: do not colorize a square or angle bracket
> after a URL
>       syntax: perl: add missing keywords, and reduce the length of
> some lines
>       syntax: python: mention an alternative linter in a comment
>       tweaks: add a missing word to a news item
>       tweaks: add a translator hint
>       tweaks: improve a comment, and reshuffle two functions plus
> some lines
>       tweaks: put each regex on separate line, to better show many
> keywords
>       tweaks: rename a variable, to not be the same as a function
> name
>       tweaks: rename two variables, to not contain the name of
> another
>       tweaks: reshuffle a description and rewrap another
>       tweaks: reshuffle a few lines, to group things better
>       version: condense the copyright message, to not dominate the
> output

Jordi Mallach <>
Debian Project

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