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Nano development status

Item posted by Chris Allegretta <astyanax> on Fri Mar 7 04:33:51 2008.

GNU nano 2.0.7 was released on December 20th, 2007.

On that same day, David Lawrence Ramsey stepped down as nano's maintainer. All of us express our sincerest appreciation to David for his years of dedication and contributions to the project, and wish him the best. I'm sure he will be the same asset to future project that he was to nano; the program would not be what it is today without him.

All major nano contributors have transferred their copyright to the Free Software Foundation. This does not mean nano is defunct, but development will likely be slower in the future without David's talented fingers.

In the last week I have begun implementing some of the last big wish list items for nano. New code to re-bind the shortcut keys was committed to HEAD a few days ago; after that becomes more stable a more generalized undo feature is next on the list.

We are also going to be migrating the CVS tree to a new version control system, hopefully subversion, in the near future. Thank you again for using our little editor.

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