gnotepad+ older news
Apr 25th, 2000 - v1.3.0pre4 released
One last pre-release before the final of 1.3.0. Click
here for a detailed list of changes.
Apr 25th, 2000 - v1.2.1 released
This is a bug-fix only release. Click
here for a detailed list of changes.
Apr 18th, 2000 - v1.3.0pre3 released
This is hopefully the last beta release before the final version.
This version only has a few minor improvements, including: saving
preferences is dramatically faster now; options for placing the
username and hostname in the window title; and an attempt at providing
wheeled mouse support.
here for a detailed list of changes.
Apr 3rd, 2000 - v1.3.0pre2 released
This is another beta release. Improvements include using the GNOME
properties box, libglade for a lot of the dialogs, some cleanup of the
search/replace code, GNOME help files, and a number of small bug
here for a detailed list of changes.
Mar 23rd, 2000 - v1.3.0pre1 released
This is a beta release of the next version. New features include
session management and user configurable undo levels. Other
improvments include updated translations, using popt/getopt to parse
command line options, and a number of bug fixes. Click
here for a list of changes.
Feb 29th, 2000 - v1.2.0 FINAL released!
After a lengthy development period, the final version of v1.2.0 has been
released. The major highlights of this release include new features, enhanced
HTML editing capabilities, lots of small bug fixes aimed at improving stability,
and internationalization (Danish, French, and Japanese translations).
For a detailed list of changes since the previous version (1.1.4), click
Feb 16th, 2000 - v1.2.0pre5 released
Hopefully, this is the last pre release before the final version of 1.2.0
is released! Changes in this version include:
Updated internationalization patch, including a French translation.
New preferences settings for the window list geometry, html view window
geometry, and file read buffer size.
For search/replace, allow replace with empty strings.
Misc changes (let's keep things simple):
Small autoconf fix to properly use default enabler values.
Numerous small fixes/improvements in source code control commands.
Permissions problem with temp file when printing.
Correctly saving/restoring the locale.
Since we are very close to finishing v1.2.0, please test this as thoroughly
as you can!
Revert: do NOT enable project features by default.
Remove aggressive read method.
Dec 13th, 1999 - gnotepad mailing list now available
At long last, there is a mailing list for gnotepad. Please see below on
how to subscribe.
Dec 13th, 1999 - v1.2.0pre4 released
This is another bug fix release with a few new features. Changes
Support for using the GtkHtml widget for viewing HTML.
Use new pixmap from JcB, used for the minimized window icon.
New preference: use fontsets.
Incorporated a more complete internationalization patch from Yoichi Asai
and Yasuhiro Shirasaki.
The configure script now checks for GTK even if GNOME's gnome-config s
found. The "sh: --version not found" message now goes away
More, basic infrastructure code for project management.
Add HTML submenu for use with gtk+-1.0.x.
Various code cleanup.
Crash when "Ok" button is hit on the source code control dialog.
Compilation broke in menu.c if --disable-gnome and --enable-nls
were specified together.
Saving/restoring window sizes really works now (except if you are using
Small memory leaks.
Nov 4th, 1999 - v1.2.0pre3 released
This is mostly a bug fix release along with a couple of new features.
Internationalization support! Initial translation is in Japanese.
Many thanks to Yoichi Asai, Akihiro Sagawa, and Yasuhiro Shirasaki for
doing the work and providing the patch.
New preference: tab stop. You can now change the width of the tab
The document "Project" code, although not fully implemented, is now enabled
Squash a compiler warning in gtkefilesel.c
When doing a "Replace All" from the beginning of the document using a case
insensitive search, it would repeatedly replace the same word over and
When saving preferences, manually print "(null)" if the data is NULL since
not all C libraries do this for you e.g., printf() with a NULL string fails
on Solaris 5.6).
If there were unsaved files and the window was closed via the "delete"
event (e.g., clicking on the "X" in the upper right corner of the window
frame), selecting "Cancel" on the save dialog resulted in the window still
Oct 7th, 1999 - v1.2.0pre2 released
This version is basically a bug fix over 1.2.0pre1. From the ChangeLog:
When saving a file, if the file has no changes, then don't actually save
anything (e.g., write to disk). print a message in the message bar indicating
When a directory is opened, the "File Info" button now shows "D" to indicate
the current document is a directory. Contrary to popular belief, it really
is OK to open a directory; it just doesn't make any sense to edit one.
Small memory leak when setting the main window's title.
Opening files on the command line didn't put the filename into the window's
title, but manually opening a file after starting gnotepad did.
When switching between documents, the position in the document is now preserved.
Previously, the position was lost when an unchanged file is unloaded from
In gtkefilesel.c, fix small mem leak, and handle error if ctime() or getpwuid()
Oct 7th, 1999 - new email address
Note that I have a new email address. I apologize to everyone who tried
to send email to my previous address and the message bounced.
July 21st, 1999 - v1.2.0pre1 released
Please note that this is NOT the final release for v1.2.0. There
have been lots of changes since v1.1.4, and invariably, there will probably
be bugs. Consider this a beta release! Expect several more
beta versions to follow as bugs get reported and fixed.
Source control commands, for interfacing with your favorite source control
program (e.g., RCS, SCCS, etc.). This idea was taken from the CRiSP
Visual Text Editor.
gnotepad+ is now good for editing HTML! There are tons more HTML
editing capabilities, including HTML tags for tables, frames, and forms.
Numerous ideas and toolbar icons, but absolutely zero code, taken from
Enhanced File Selection Dialog.
Allows you to select multiple files, a "reread dir" button, and more.
When inserting HTML tags, if text is already highlighted/selected, then
put the HTML tag around the currently selected text.
The HTML toolbar now has an "Advanced" option, where multiple HTML toolbars
are combined into one notebook. To enable this, open the preferences,
and under "HTML Toolbar", check on the "Advanced" button.
Semi-random crashing, especially when selecting "Save" from the preferences
Don't open and read directories.
If no backup directory is specified, save the backup in the same directory
as the original file.
(Try to) preserve original ownership and permissions on original file after
making a backup.
Lots of other internal changes/fixes for better performance and code maintainability.
July 21st, 1999 - gnotepad+ Help Documentation/Manual released
A manual for gnotepad+ is now available. It is available in HTML,
and contains a lot of images/screenshots, so be warned. See the download
section below on how to get it.
May 6th, 1999 - v1.1.4 released
fix: don't try to save a backup if the file
doesn't exist (e.g., doing a Save/SaveAs on an Untitled document).
fix: after saving an Untitled document, the
document doesn't show up in the recent list/menu.
fix: drop redundant '/' in preferences directory
path (patch from Roderik Muit).
change: fix ordering of include files for
more portable usage; e.g., on OS/2 (patch from Asbjoern Pettersen).
improve: better automake/autoconf setup in
that you can compile from somewhere other than the source directory (patch
from Markus Linnala).
add: more compile time options (for file info
popup and win list).
improve: toolbar buttons for undo/redo now
get grayed out when there is nothing to undo/redo.
May 6th, 1999 - development is slowing down.
Mar 20, 1999 - v1.1.3 released
add: lots of compile time options to the configure
script. most features/options to gnotepad+ can now be compiled out.
change: gnotepad+ now runs in the foreground
fix: random segfaults when used with gtk+-1.0.x.
fix: opening a file from the recent list also
produced a document with the file contents listed twice.
Mar 10, 1999 - v1.1.2 released (the glaring
bug fix version)
fix: opening a file after gnp has started
resulted in the file's contents listed twice!
fix: memory leak in the random tips
add: gnotepad+.desktop file for GNOME to make
gnotepad+ appear in the GNOME menu.
Mar 8, 1999 - misc notes
there is no such thing as a "development"
vs "stable" release. all releases thus far are all considered "stable".
please keep in mind that not all software follows the Linux kernel's even/odd
<--> stable/development versioning scheme.
a gnotepad+ user sent in an amusing email
which generally said, "It's a better GNOME text editor than the official
GNOME text editor." Regardless of whether or not this is true, this is
still a nice compliment. :)
Mar 7, 1999 - v1.1.1 released.
regular expressions searches
search and replace now has "Replace All"
unlimited undo and redo
autosave was trying to save documents with
when closing a window, the random tips timeout
event was not being removed
"Find Again" failed if the previous find started
at the beginning of the document
file backup fails if file had a full pathname
"Find" didn't work if used with GNOME
lots of other small fixes and improvements
Feb 18, 1999 - v1.1.0 released.
there are lots of changes since the previous
version (1.0.8). this includes:
inserting output from a shell command
create backup file before saving a file
all toolbar buttons (both the main toolbar
as well as the HTML toolbar) are user selectable to be shown or not
menu options: view HTML files using three
the first two options require the gtk-xmhtml
library. if you use GNOME, you
probably already have it. if not, you can also get the sources down
the "Replace" in "Search and Replace" is now
random tips in the message bar
--nosplash option, to disable the initial
both --nofork and --nosplash are configurable
for gtk+-1.1.x, menu items now have toggle
and radio buttons
now with GNOME
bloat, err, support!
drag and drop to AND from gnotepad, either
with gtk+-1.1.x, as well as GNOME
in a separate HTML viewing window
as another document in gnotepad+'s document
much reduced memory usage and greater speed,
especially noticeable when opening and closing numerous files. e.g., try
opening 100 or more files on the command line, and then closing all of
them using the "Close All" command. compared to previous versions,
it's at least an order of magnitude faster and uses considerably less memory.
when opening multiple files during startup,
only the last 'maxrecent' files "opened" get added to the recent document
use free() when malloc() was used, and g_free()
whenever g_malloc() was used.
major bug where duplicates in the recent document
list showed up as duplicates/non-existent entries in the menu itself.
lots of other smaller, miscellaneous fixes.
Jan 27, 1999 - Redhat packages available (in
Redhat RPM's for gnotepad+-1.0.8 for the x86
platform. you can get them
oddly enough, gnotepad+-1.0.8 made it into
the latest version (0.99.3) of GNOME
RPM's (for x86, SPARC, and Alpha) as well. i have no idea who actually
did this, nor why it was done (since gnotepad+ is not a GNOME application),
but it's here
if you want to get them.
Jan 21, 1999 - v1.0.8 released. Highlights:
add new HTML toolbar and menu options to insert
commonly used HTML tags
make all toolbar icons slightly smaller
and the usual grab-bag of bug fixes...
Jan 21, 1999 - in need of Redhat packages
and a better looking homepage
it seems the person who was doing the Redhat
packages before has now disappeared. If you are interested in making
Redhat packages for gnotepad+, please let me know.
yes, this homepage is rather bland.
please send me email if you'd like to make a better one.
Jan 6, 1999 - v1.0.7 released.
this is basically a bug fix version for use
with gtk+-1.1.12. no new features or other bug fixes have been made
Dec 15, 1998 - v1.0.6 released. Highlights:
compatibility with gtk+-1.1.7
various bug fixes and optimizations (see ChangeLog
for more details)
Nov 25, 1998 - v1.0.5 released. Highlights:
compatibility with gtk+-1.1.5
added menu accelerators and tearoffs (if using
Nov 22, 1998 - v1.0.4 released. Highlights:
fix erroneous "Read Only" bug when saving
a new file
if using gtk-1.1.x, fonts and color changes
now take immediate effect across all documents in all windows
preferences page now sports a "preview" window
which shows what the new font/color changes would look like
Nov 15, 1998 - v1.0.3 released. Highlights:
preferences: uses tables to nicely format
and align entries; add options to set toolbar buttons to raised or non-raised
(if using gtk-1.1.x only)
toolbar pixmaps are now loaded at runtime
instead of statically compiled into the code
replace a number of toolbar pixmaps with new
pixmaps that use fewer colors
a few bug fixes
Oct 18, 1998 - v1.0.2 released. Highlights:
new preferences: font selection, foreground
text color, and background text color
improved detection and portability in autoconf
Debian 2.x packages now available
Oct 12, 1998 - v1.0.1 released. Highlights:
compiles/runs with gtk-1.1.2 (GTK development
uses GNU autoconf, automake, etc.
Oct 09, 1998 - v1.0 released.
Last updated on May
2000 by Andy Kahn.
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