[dev] [ANNOUNCE] vis-0.7

From: Marc André Tanner <mat_AT_brain-dump.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2020 11:34:55 +0100


I'm pleased to announce vis-0.7:

This is mostly a bugfix release with fixes for a few cases of undefined
behavior[1] and preliminary work for experimentation with different core
text management data structures[2] and general editor architecture[3].

Changes include:

 - fix UB in core text management data structure
 - text refactoring, splitting out reusable text iterator and I/O components
 - new *at variants taking directory descriptor for file load/save API
 - more efficient initial file read, avoiding spurious syscalls and copy
 - text API cleanups, const correctness improvements
 - increased test coverage for core text data structure
 - support for Lua 5.4
 - Lua API improvements: vis.mark, vis.register, vis.win.file.modified
   and support for terminal CSI events
 - NetBSD support
 - new :set ignorecase option to search case independently
 - new visual mode mapping <C-a> to select all matching selections
 - fix mappings involving non-leading <C-c>
 - minor file detection fixes for racket, node.js modules, Typescript and liliypond
 - new lexers for Zig, meson build system, Mikrotik RouterOS scripts, Gemini
 - improved inner word text object and its use for <C-n> in normal mode
 - improved <C-n> behavior in visual mode
 - removed ie, ae inner/outer entire text object, use :, as shorthand for :0,$
 - removed pairwise selection combinators z>, z<, z-, z+, z&, z|
 - remove ~ as alias for g~
 - use ~ instead of ! for selection complement
 - remove special key and window related aliases
 - vis-open(1) adds a trailing slash to indicate folders
 - add primary clipboard support to vis-clipboard(1)
 - support wayland clipboard using wl-clipboard(1)
 - new Makefile targets: distclean, testclean


[1] https://www.brain-dump.org/blog/finding-undefined-behavior-in-c-code/
[2] https://www.brain-dump.org/blog/rethinking-vis-text-management-data-structure/
[3] https://www.brain-dump.org/blog/vis-to-server-or-not/
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