GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.0 released
- From: Pavel Roskin <proski gnu org>
- To: mc gnome org, "" <mc-devel gnome org>
- Cc: lwn lwn net
- Subject: GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.0 released
- Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:17:23 -0500 (EST)
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GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.0 has been released. The difference from the
last prerelease 4.6.0-pre3 is not very significant, but it's still
recommended to upgrade because of a bug that could cause GNU Midnight
Commander to remain in memory and eat CPU cycles after closing the
terminal it's running on.
Changes since 4.6.0-pre3:
- - Core functionality.
- Fixed infinite loop under xterm if xterm is forcedly closed.
- - Portability.
- ncurses can be found even if it's renamed to curses (OpenBSD).
- Warning fixes for 64-bit systems.
For those upgrading from versions 4.5.55 and older, the list of changes
would be too long to fit this announcement. You can find the list here:
Suffice to say, version 4.6.0 is the result of one and half years of
bugfixing and code cleanup. New features are also present, although the
preference was given to little non-disruptive changes.
Unlike version 4.5.55, version 4.6.0 doesn't include any GUI interface.
The GNOME interface has been removed so that the developers could
concentrate on the text edition of the program. If you need a GUI file
manager, there are many of them listed on http://freshmeat.net/ - pick
one and use it.
Version 4.6.0 includes manuals and help files translated into five
languages - Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Russian. There are
translated runtime messages for 33 languages. Most translations are
complete or almost complete.
Testing on more than 10 operating systems and the feature freeze prior
to the release make it possible to say with confidence that version
4.6.0 is the best ever version of GNU Midnight Commander, and everybody
is encouraged to upgrade.
The homepage of GNU Midnight Commander is http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/
Please check the homepage for other related resources, such as mailing
list addresses and suggestions how to report problems.
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