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Change Log

All notable changes to the project are documented in this file.

1.16.0 - 2018-03-xx

Event loop callback support.

Changes

  • rl_unintialize(), new function to free all memory, by Claus Fischer
  • rl_insert_text(), new GNU Readline compat function
  • rl_refresh_line(), new GNU Readline compat function
  • rl_callback_*(), alternate interface to plain readline() for event loops. Modeled after the GNU Readline API
  • Add support for Ctrl-Right and Ctrl-Left, forward/backward word

Fixes

  • Fixed header guards, avoid using leading __
  • Spell check fixes
  • Remove duplicate code in history check
  • Use NULL instead of 0, and -1 instead of NULL, where applicable
  • Misc. minor Coverity Scan fixes
  • Misc. minor fixes to testit.c example code
  • Add -Wextra to std CFLAGS
  • Check fclose() return value in in write_history() and read_history()
  • Initialize global variables and reset to NULL on free()

1.15.3 - 2017-09-07

Bug fix release.

Changes

  • Refactor all enable/disable configure options, same problem as in #7

Fixes

  • Fix #7: --enable-termcap configure option does not work, wrongly enables termcap by default.

    Also, check for terminfo as well, when --enable-termcap is selected.

1.15.2 - 2016-06-06

Bug fixes and minor feature creep in pkg-config support.

Changes

  • Prevent mangling of symbols when linking with C++. Patch courtesy of Jakub Pawlowski
  • Add libeditline.pc for pkg-config

Fixes

  • Do not assume a termcap library exists, check for tgetent() in curses, ncurses, tinfo and termcap libraries
  • Call tty_flush() when user calls rl_forced_update_display() to prevent screen becoming garbled. Patch by Jakub Pawlowski

1.15.1 - 2015-11-16

Bug fixes only.

Changes

  • Update README with origin of this version of editline

Fixes

  • Fix build system, don't force automake v1.11, require at least v1.11
  • Fix build problem with examples using --enable-termcap

1.15.0 - 2015-09-10

Changes

  • Add support for --disable-eof and --disable-sigint to disable default Ctrl-D and Ctrl-C behavior
  • Add support for el_no_hist to disable access to and auto-save of history
  • GNU readline compat functions for prompt handling and redisplay
  • Refactor: replace variables named 'new' with non-reserved word
  • Add support for Travis-CI, continuous integration with GitHub
  • Add support for Coverity Scan, the best static code analyzer, integrated with Travis-CI -- scan runs for each push to master
  • Rename NEWS.md --> ChangeLog.md, with symlinks for make install
  • Attempt to align with http://keepachangelog.com/ for this file
  • Cleanup and improve Markdown syntax in README.md
  • Add API and example to README.md, inspired by libuEv
  • Removed generated files from version control. Use ./autogen.sh to generate the configure script when working from GIT. This does not affect distributed tarballs

Fixes

  • Fix issue #2, regression in Ctrl-D (EOF) behavior. Regression introduced in 1.14.1. Fixed by @TobyGoodwin
  • Fix memory leak in completion handler. Found by Coverity Scan.
  • Fix suspicious use of sizeof(char **), same as sizeof(char *) but non-portable. Found by Coverity Scan
  • Fix out-of-bounds access in user key binding routines Found by Coverity Scan.
  • Fix invisible example code in man page

1.14.2 - 2014-09-14

Bug fixes only.

Fixes

  • Fix el_no_echo bug causing secrets to leak when disabling no-echo
  • Handle EINTR in syscalls better

1.14.1 - 2014-09-14

Minor fixes and additions.

Changes

  • Don't print status message on stderr in key binding funcions
  • Export el_del_char()
  • Check for and return pending signals when detected
  • Allow custom key bindings ...

Fixes

  • Bug fixes ...

1.14.0 - 2010-08-10

Major cleanups and further merges with Debian editline package.

Changes

  • Merge in changes to debian/ from editline_1.12-6.debian.tar.gz
  • Migrate to use libtool
  • Make UNIQUE_HISTORY configurable
  • Make scrollback history (HIST_SIZE) configurable
  • Configure options for toggling terminal bell and SIGSTOP (Ctrl-Z)
  • Configure option for using termcap to read/control terminal size
  • Rename Signal to el_intr_pending, from Festival speech-tools
  • Merge support for capitalizing words (M-c) from Festival speech-tools by Alan W Black mailto:awb()cstr!ed!ac!uk
  • Fallback backspace handling, in case tgetstr("le") fails

Fixes

  • Cleanups and fixes thanks to the Sparse static code analysis tool
  • Merge el_no_echo patch from Festival speech-tools
  • Merge fixes from Heimdal project
  • Completely refactor rl_complete() and rl_list_possib() with fixes from the Heimdal project. Use rl_set_complete_func() and rl_set_list_possib_func(). Default completion callbacks are now available as a configure option --enable-default-complete
  • Memory leak fixes
  • Actually fix 8-bit handling by reverting old Debian patch
  • Merge patch to improve compatibility with GNU readline, thanks to Steve Tell from way back in 1997 and 1998

1.13.0 - 2010-03-09

Adaptations to Debian editline package.

Changes

  • Major version number bump, adapt to Jim Studt's v1.12
  • Import debian/ directory and adapt it to configure et al.
  • Change library name to libeditline to distinguish it from BSD libedit

0.3.0 - 2009-02-08

Changes

  • Support for ANSI arrow keys using configure --enable-arrow-keys

0.2.3 - 2008-12-02

Changes

  • Patches from Debian package merged
  • Support for custom command completion

0.1.0 - 2008-06-07

Changes

  • First version, forked from Minix current 2008-06-06