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2 Version 3.5
3
4 - New hotlist code.
5 - The bookmark code has been completely revamped and now it supports
6 folders. New format for the hot list file.
7 - It is possible to copy a selected path name into the input line
8 (C-Enter).
9
10 - Tk enhancements.
11 - New built in GUI designer to help developers modify the look
12 of the program at run time (no penaly for users).
13 - Many dialog boxes now work.
14 - Right button now pops up a context sensitive action menu.
15 - Added many visual enhancements.
16 - The Tk edition is not yet finished though.
17
18 - File management.
19 - Now we do background copy and move operations.
20 (you can ftp your files in the background now, for example).
21
22 - Built in text editor
23 - This is an easy to use text editor with pull-down menus.
24 The features it presently supports are: Block copy, move,
25 delete, cut, paste; key for key undo; file insertion; macro
26 definition; regular expression search and replace (and our
27 own scanf-printf search and replace); shift-arrow MSW-MAC
28 text highlighting (for the linux console only);
29 insert-overwrite toggle; and an option to pipe text blocks
30 through shell commands like indent.
31
32 Comes with Emacs keybindings as well.
33
34 mcedit is a link to mc which bring it up in editor mode.
35
36 - FTP File system
37 - Many fixes and enhacements, better support for proxy
38 machines.
39 - Now we support both active and passive opens.
40 - Estimated time of arrival for ftp transfers.
41 - stalled detection.
42 - Much better support for proxies.
43 - ftp URL's now allow a password to be provided.
44
45 - ext2fs Undelete File system
46 - Minor enhancements.
47
48 - TAR File system
49 - Now we flush the tarfs if the tar file has been modified
50
51 - External File systems:
52 - Speeded up RPM file system.
53 - New LHA file system.
54 - New ARC file system.
55 - New DEB file system (for those users of Debian).
56 - New RAR file system.
57 - Fixed problems with different zipfs.
58
59 - MC file system:
60 - We get can use a mc file system by using either mc: or mc:// prefixes.
61
62 - Viewer changes:
63 - Now we include a program that preprocesses mail if you view it
64 so, you get colored mails in the viewer.
65 - A simple ruler has been implemented (press Alt-r to enable it).
66
67 - New hex editor
68 - Now you can do hex editions in your files with a single keystroke.
69 (invoke it by using the hex-viewer and then clicking on edit).
70
71 - Find file command:
72 - Now we can search inside files using a piped grep (particularly
73 interesting to search inside virtual file system: tar files,
74 tar files on remote ftp sites, or searching information on an
75 ftp site)
76
77 - Widgets:
78 - Input lines now support control-left, control-right movement on the
79 Linux console.
80
81 - Extension file:
82 - We now support extra entries in a given rule with the Include=
83 tag.
84
85 - Ports:
86 - Windows NT, Windows 95 by Juan Grigera
87 - OS/2 by Alexander Dong.
88
89
90 - Many many many bug fixes and memory leaks have been fixed.
91
92
93 Version 3.2
94
95 - External File system:
96 - Mtools file system works.
97 - New Cpio file system.
98 - New RPM file system.
99
100 - FTP file system:
101 - support for HSC firewall
102
103 - Lots of subshell fixes
104
105 - Regexp-extension:
106 - Editing of non-local files works now.
107
108 - Bunch of bug fixes.
109
110 - Panelize now works properly.
111
112 - Can work on Nextstep now.
113
114 - Windows NT port by Juan Grigera.
115
116 - Midnight Commander file system server:
117 - Fixed errno handling in the server.
118 - Fixed time handling in the server.
119 - Better caching.
120 - Works with PAM if supported on the system.
121
122 Version 3.1
123
124 This has been finished:
125
126 - Enhanced ftpfs:
127 - Displays progress bars.
128 - Supports netware and windows nt servers
129 - Better support for symlinked files.
130 - Handles those warez sites file names.
131 - Increase the directory cache timeout.
132 - Cache flushing (C-r)
133 - If you append a /~ to the directory, you will log into your home
134 directory (this is done by default if you use the menus to connect).
135 - More robust.
136 - Subshell fixes (it should not hang any longer).
137 - Fixes prompt handling for zsh and tcsh users.
138 - Fixes variable expansion for tcsh (now you may edit files).
139 - Rewrote the sync code between the parend and child, should not hang
140 any longer.
141 - Better command completion.
142 - Keypad handling enhanced:
143 - Special key treatment for +, -, \ and now may be configure to
144 only take place if you do not have a command typed in.
145 - Now the + and \ bindings when ran on the Linux console work
146 may use the keypad and M-+ and M-\ and leave the + and \ keys
147 free.
148 - Better handling of the line drawing chars on OSF/1 and AIX.
149 - Enhanced tar/compressed tar file systems.
150 - Global kill ring.
151 - Added undelete feature for Linux systems: now you may recover deleted files
152 on ext2 file systems with the Undelete file system.
153 - Symlink commands (for symlink lovers).
154 see the docs on C-x C-r, C-x C-l, C-x C-s keystrokes.
155 - New macros:
156 %b and %B return the basename of the selected filename
157 %var{ENV-VAR} expands to the contents of ENV-VAR variable.
158 - MC may be invoked as a viewer (mc -f flag).
159 - Added Unicode support on the Linux console (run with mc -N)
160 - Tons of bug fixes, the code is cleaner and hopefully
161 - Allow a vfs pathname to be passed as a startup directory.
162
163 This is a list of people that put their effort into making the 3.1
164 release:
165
166 Adam Tla/lka, Antonio Palama, Carl Thompson, Ching Hui, Dugan Porter, Gerd
167 Knorr, Ilya Rybkin, Jakub Jelinek, Janne Kikonlehto, Juan Grigera, Juan Jose
168 Ciarlante, John Davis, Marcelo Fabian Roccasalva, Perry Francis Nguyen,
169 Sergey Ya Korshunoff Steven Hirsch, Thanh Ma and Torben Fjerdingstad.
170
171 Version 3.0
172
173 This has been finished:
174
175 - Virtual File System: You now can browse tar, compressed tar and
176 file systems over the network as if they were local subdirectories;
177 - Slang support, you don't need ncurses anymore (but you can still compile
178 with ncurses, if you want).
179 - New mc.ext format, for details see the sample mc.ext file provided.
180 - Append option if you try to copy/move a file onto already existing one.
181 - Internal cd command uses CDPATH variable if set (like in BASH).
182 - Find file command is much faster.
183 - External panelize command - finding files using unlimited number of
184 criteria - actually spawns an external command and it can be find, awk,
185 grep -l or anything else.
186 - Learn keys makes setting up of mc on terminals with broken
187 terminfo/termcap databases easier. It just asks you to press keys which
188 are not working.
189 - Advanced chown command.
190 - C-PgUp and C-PgDn takes you to the previous and currently selected
191 directory respectively on the Linux console.
192 - You can choose between 7 data bits, iso-latin-1 (0-127+160-255) or
193 other (0-255).
194 - Confirmation for overwriting, deleting and exiting added.
195 - Viewer has growing buffers.
196 - Filename, username, hostname and variable completion (M-Tab) on all
197 input lines plus command completion on appropriate places of command
198 line.
199 - Following of symlinks at changing directory.
200 - Viewer now supports bold faces and underlines, and it fits the
201 information on the screen better. Now you can also specify the starting
202 mode for the viewer depending on the contents of the viewed file.
203 - Mask rename and copy.
204 - Colors now let you specify the intensity of the colors you want.
205
206 This is being worked on:
207 - Virtual File System: FTP file system.
208 - Tcl/Tk and XView versions of the program (preliminary versions are
209 up and running).
210
211
212 Version 2.0
213
214 Now users are able to define their own display
215
216 - User defined display formats.
217
218 Now you can configure the file display to suit your needs.
219 For example, you can say which information you want to see displayed
220 instead of our defaults.
221
222 - User definable program layout.
223
224 Panels could be shown vertically or horizontally;
225 panels could be different sizes, you can hide or show most
226 program windows (command line, keybar or menubar).
227
228 - Output window.
229
230 Now, it's possible to see part of the last program output on the Linux
231 console without having to switch screens via an option in the layout
232 menu.
233
234 - New View modes:
235
236 Quick view: as you browse your files, each one is displayed on
237 the other panel on the idle time.
238
239 Tree view: let's you browse your directories by traveling a tree.
240 We have two traveling modes available. And the tree does
241 not take your precious time: it's build on the fly, as you
242 browse your disk (you can always loose your time if you
243 want to :-).
244
245 Info view: Gives you information on the currently select file and
246 the current file system as you move.
247
248 User view: Let's you define a directory listing and the format you
249 want to use.
250
251 - New subshell support (concurrent shell execution)
252
253 The Midnight Commander will now spawn one copy of the shell, so you
254 get better performance and you can use shell functions, define variables
255 and execute complete shell commands. Supported shells: bash, zsh and
256 tcsh. If your shell is not supported, then the old mode is still
257 available.
258
259 - Dialog box manager
260
261 Almost all the new configuration options are configured with this
262 new dialog manager, easy to use if you are familiar with dialog boxes
263 in DOS and Windows.
264
265 Available widgets: check buttons, buttons, radio buttons,
266 input lines and list boxes (So you can take our code and use it on
267 your applications).
268
269 - New option configuration.
270
271 Now the program options are configured with a dialog box.
272
273 - Chmod and Chown commands:
274
275 For changing permissions as well as ownership of files and
276 directories, uses our new dialog manager.
277
278 - Color customization support
279
280 Now you can change the default color of the program with any of
281 these:
282 environment variable, Colors section in the init file (colors per
283 terminal type) and command line.
284
285 - User menu and extension enhancements:
286
287 Execution understand the %t macro (tagged files).
288
289 User menu also has a new macro to let the user specify options.
290
291 You can hide and show entries in the user menus by using conditions.
292
293 Auto detect best match depending on a regexp.
294
295 - Viewer:
296 Goto line command,
297 horizontal scrolling,
298 on the fly uncompression (and we don't eat unneeded cycles of CPU),
299 allow non gunzip operation.
300
301 - Internal move command:
302
303 Now, we don't rely anymore on system commands in /bin, so the
304 program is more robust and is much faster. Bunchs of code come
305 from the GNU fileutils.
306
307 - The Tree view and normal views allows wrapped incremental searchs of
308 file names.
309
310 - Mask rename:
311
312 Now it's possible to do things like rename *.pas in *.bak
313
314 - Compare directories command
315
316 - Allow panels to be in Long mode without forcing the user to a single panel.
317
318 (You can even have two long panels).
319
320 - F10, C-g cancels as well as ESC ESC.
321
322 - Improved help system.
323
324 We updated and spelled the help system and added a lots of links.
325 The Web page is constructed with the same tools.
326
327 - Allows tagging of directories:
328
329 Now you can copy, rename, move and delete complete directories. You
330 are not limited anymore to files.
331
332 - View output (screen save/restore) on Linux console.
333
334 On old Linux systems, only b&w is supported, on newer Linux systems
335 (1.1.67 and newer), we also support color screen save/restore and
336 cursos positions.
337
338 - 8 bit clean support.
339
340 - Visual feedback while i-searching files.
341
342 - Much more intuitive, you have to use it.
343
344 - It's better than aspirin.
345
346 - New memory allocation debugger.
347
348 During testing time, we used a powerfull memory allocation debugger,
349 so the program will not eat all your memory, and will make a good use of
350 your memory.
351
352 - Now it also runs on hppa-hp-hpux9, hppa-hp-hpux7, m68k-apple-aux and
353 sparc-sun-netbsd1.0. The best platform to run it is Linux, of course,
354 since that's where most of us develop it.
355
356 - Inode sort option.
357
358 - Nice progress status indicator.
359
360 We have two of them: a moving dash indicator and a progress bar
361 indicator for file operations.
362
363 Version 0.15
364
365 - Uses GNU autoconf.
366 Currently, it has been ported to this configurations:
367 i386-*-linux1.0
368 i386-*-linux1.1
369 mips-sgi-irix5.2
370 mips-dec-ultrix4.3
371 rs6000-ibm-aix3.2.5
372 sparc-sun-sunos4.1
373 sparc-sun-solaris2.3
374
375 - Improvements to the internal file viewer:
376 Wrap/Unwrap mode.
377 Hex mode.
378 Hex searches.
379 Now you can view compressed files (gzip, compress, zip, pack and lzh).
380 Performance enhancements, now it's much faster.
381 Works on systems without mmap.
382
383 - Mouse Support now also works on xterms.
384 If you run in the Linux console, you will still need the gpm mouse server
385 to use the mouse support, but if you use xterms, then you're lucky
386 and can use the mouse support when using xterms.
387
388 - Help system and man page.
389 Both were updated and has many more hypertext links inside, the
390 help system can also be used with a mouse.
391
392 - If running on xterms, now you can see the output of the last program
393 you ran by using the C-o key combination.
394
395 - Switch panels command (C-u)
396 - With filter command per panel.
397 - With auto mounting/umounting on chdir feature.
398 - cd now expands tildes (~, ~user).
399 - Much more portable.
400 - Many bugs were fixed.
401
402 Version 0.14
403
404 - Now can handle directories with an unlimited number of files.
405 - New link and symlink commands (C-x l, C-x s).
406 - New insert tagged files or selection command (C-x t).
407
408 Version 0.13
409
410 - Behave more like the Norton Commander.
411 - Added menu file edit.
412 - If there is no permission to load a directory, now it loads a dummy
413 directory.
414 - When a panel is re-sorted, keep the selected file selected.
415 - forward_word and backward_word command on the input line now skip
416 over letters and numbers.
417 - Fixed backward scrolling in the internal viewer.
418 - The internal viewer now computes the percentage in a more natural
419 way.
420 - Added handling of the Home and End keys to the internal viewer
421 - Bug fixes.
422
423 Version 0.12
424
425 - Preliminary support for System V compilation.
426 - Bug fix: didn't call closedir in all cases.
427 - bug fixes.
428
429 Version 0.11
430
431 - Support cd -.
432 - Corrected Makefile.
433
434 Version 0.10
435
436 - Added new Alt-G, Alt-H, Alt-J to select the top file, middle file
437 and bottom file in the current panel.
438 - Now it's allowed to select option in query boxes by the first initial
439 - Fixed mouse repeat rate.
440 - Fixed a bug that prevent copying individual files to another file.
441 - Some minor bug fixes.
442
443 Version 0.9
444
445 - Mouse Support.
446 - Internal Copy command (it no longer uses cp).
447 - Verbose Copying of files.
448 - Confirmation on Overwrite and on Delete.
449 - Support reverse sorting.
450 - Many visual enhancements.
451 - Per panel options are saved and restored.
452 - New truncation of names in the panels.
453 - History in Input Lines (M-p and M-n).
454 - Input line enhancements.
455 - Dialog boxes are nicer than before.
456 - Cache in gid and uid translators.
457 - More keybindings for the Input lines.
458 - Better kill management in Input Lines.
459 - Bug fixes.
460
461 Version 0.8
462
463 - The online help now comes with the complete man page.
464 - Input lines now support M-b and M-f for movement by word.
465 - Unlimited input lines (command line).
466 - Filename searches now must be started with C-s or M-s.
467 - Many bug fixes.
468
469 Version 0.7
470
471 - The stat() reloading optimization is now a configuration option.
472 - Many bug fixes went to the find file command.
473 - New history in the hypertext viewer.
474 - ESC-Tab will copy the name of the other-panel selected file to the
475 input line.
476 - Now it's possible to display files and directories mixed together or
477 separated (like the Norton Commander).
478 - Many bug fixes, see the ChangeLog for details.
479
480 Version 0.6
481
482 - Extension dependent execution implemented (now you can execute
483 things like tar tzvf over compressed tar files, just a tap in the
484 Enter key).
485 - Added simple expansion of useful variables in the user menu.
486 - Avoid unnecessary reloading of subdirectories using stat (suggested
487 by Torben Fjerdingstad <tfj@olivia.ping.dk>).
488 - Added options to disable colors and display version number.
489 - Allow start up directory specification (ex: mc /usr/local/bin /tmp).
490 - Fixed bug that operated on the selection instead of the tagged file
491 (when only one file was tagged).
492 - Some cosmetic changes.
493 - Bug fixes.
494
495 Version 0.5
496
497 - Fixed bug in the help browser that crashed the program.
498 - New internal viewer.
499 - New long directory listing format.
500 - some bug fixes.
501
502 Version 0.4
503
504 - User Menus (F2 key).
505 - Quick search of files in a panel (Alt-filename takes you to that file).
506 - Char quoting (C-q).
507 - exec() enhancements.
508 - now you can suspend the program (C-z).
509 - The find file command now seems to be very stable.
510 - misc bug fixes.
511
512 Version 0.3
513
514 - Setup loading/saving.
515 - Support for any size screen.
516 - Many, many bug fixes.