3.2.0 is out

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Sebastiano Vigna

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Sep 30, 2019, 8:10:03 AM9/30/19
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ne 3.2.0 is out, with some minor bug fixes and some new features (Todd's new dynamic requester layout is amazing).

seba

PS: I have to create the builds for Mac OS X and cygwin. In a few days...

John Gabriele

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Sep 30, 2019, 10:11:31 PM9/30/19
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On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:10:03 AM UTC-4, Sebastiano Vigna wrote:
ne 3.2.0 is out, with some minor bug fixes and some new features (Todd's new dynamic requester layout is amazing).

seba


Thank you Seba and Todd! I'm so happy to have the new optional arg to NextWord (I now have Ctrl-Right mapped to "NextWord >").

I haven't used the dynamic requester much yet (is this only for opening files within the editor?). How has it changed?

todd_...@unc.edu

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Oct 1, 2019, 6:45:53 AM10/1/19
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On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:11:31 PM UTC-4, John Gabriele wrote:
I haven't used the dynamic requester much yet (is this only for opening files within the editor?). How has it changed?

The requester pops up for file opening, saving, help, SelectDoc (F4), AutoComplete, and -- new in 3.2 --  on the command line when you hit ^F to select from your previous input responses.

What's different about it: in the past, it would use the longest string in the requester to set the one and only column width for the whole requester. In 3.2, each column on each page of the requester uses no more space than necessary for that column. So you get potentially more columns (and thus more selections) per page, and varying numbers of columns on each page.

Usually that's no big deal. But I'm currently working on a project that requires opening [checking...] 1252 files in one go. It's basically all the files in a git repository excluding the .git subdirectory. Before ne-2.3.0, F4 would give me 1 column (because of one particular file with a 111-character path). Now I get anywhere from 1 to 3 columns per page. It's now 13 pages instead of 27. Fewer pages means I can find the documents I need faster.

John Gabriele

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Oct 1, 2019, 9:14:13 PM10/1/19
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Ah, nice!
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