Talk:GNU nano

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Name difficulties[edit]

It isn't clear to me what the correct name of this program is, and I'm one of its authors. Possibilities are

  1. Nano
  2. nano
  3. GNU Nano
  4. GNU nano

You can find all four instances on the official Nano home page. I prefer "Nano", which is where the article is now. The program's current maintainer prefers "nano". dbenbenn | talk 15:23, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Well, Nano (text editor) is fine IMO, but it needs a notice saying that the "n" should be lowercase. It also needs to be changed althroughout the article. At least that is MO, since it is "GNU emacs" in the software. -Signed, Zregika 04:32, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Seeing as the program is called nano in itself, I am switching all instances of "Nano" to "nano." ~LinuxeristTux-linux logo.svgNuvola apps emacs.png E/L/T 02:10, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
Also fixed the image captions, but someone should take another screenshot of nano editing the most recent version of the article. 218.102.71.150 10:10, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
I took a screenshot of nano (2.1.2-SVN) editing its source code..wasn't able to edit the article at the time. Legiøń (talk) 18:03, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

New version?[edit]

According to the freshmeat RSS-feed and the there given download-url (http://pooka_regent.tripod.com/downloads/nano/ChangeLog.txt), there's a new version 2.0.0 out as of Nov, 6th, 2006.

Caused by the fact, that there's no update done to the official website of Nano, I didn't updated the version-number and referred to this discussion.

Wikipedia's text editor?[edit]

From the screenshot, it looks like this is the same text editor that Wikipedia uses on the 'edit' page. Should we make a mention of this? I don't think it's too self-referential, and it is an interesting comment. --Andyroo316 23:30, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

It may look similar, but it really isn't all that similar at all (in fact, it only really looks similar in that both have an open text area, and there are control functions listed on the bottom). Nano though is a clone of non-GPL pico, which in turn is the text editor for the pine email client. All of them predate Wikipedia, and the basic look and feel has been around as long as I remember (I first encountered pine around 1998-1999ish, but I presume the look and feel has been around much longer). –Pakman044 22:56, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Marked as stub?[edit]

I think this is a bit short, should it be marked as a stub? Mr. Man (talk) 18:22, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

There isn't much to say about it - and this is largely complete. No need to stubify it. Voomoo (talk) 00:17, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

WP:NOTCHANGELOG[edit]

I've reverted the addition of the changelog, because unless reliable sources give that much emphasis to each and every release (and pre-release) then it doesn't belong in a summary-style article. It's one thing to include a few notable changes that might have occurred (with reliable sources showing that they're significant), but this is unnecessary. - Aoidh (talk) 19:35, 23 October 2013 (UTC)