ANNOUNCE: mousepad 0.5.2 released

Gaël Bonithon gael at
Sun Jan 31 14:33:27 CET 2021

mousepad 0.5.2 is now available for download from

What is mousepad?

A simple text editor for Xfce.


Release notes for 0.5.2
- New Features:
  - Add a "Viewer Mode" toggle (#50, !72)
  - Improve `--quit` option: close all windows interactively (!71)
  - Improve encoding management (#42, !69)
    - Display the current encoding in the status bar
    - Make the default encoding configurable via GSettings
    - Allow to choose encoding in the "Open" and "Save As" dialogs
    - Add a command line option to choose encoding
  - Add a "Delete Line" action (#13, !66)
  - Make automatic addition of the last EOL character configurable (#53,
  - Switch to GFile for I/O operations (#4, #27, #75, !64)
    - Add file monitoring (#75)
    - Add a setting to create a tilde-backup file when saving (#27)
    - Make saving atomic (#4)

- Appearance Changes:
  - Filter files on mime type in the "Open" and "Save As" dialogs (#2,
#35, !67)

- Code Refactoring:
  - Improve encoding management (#42, !69)
    - Make encoding dialog more generic and self-contained
    - Encodings definition review
    - Clarify encoding management when opening files
    - Improve unicode BOM management
  - Switch to GFile for I/O operations (#4, #27, #75, !64)
    - Set the save action sensitivity more precisely
    - Let GFile APIs check for file existence when reading
    - Let GFile APIs check for external modifications when saving
    - Basic switch to GFile for I/O operations

- Bug Fixes:
  - Make "replace" and "replace all" behaviors consistent (#94)
  - Ensure that the page setup is properly applied when printing (#90)
  - Avoid character escape issues in menu item action names (#91)
  - Properly initialize document search properties
  - Avoid illegal memory access when searching with tab changes (!73)
  - Revert to "Wrap Around" always true for the search bar (#83)
  - Prevent too late accesses to the buffer in selection mode
  - Direct call to keybinding signals for "Delete" and "Select All"
  - Improve editing keybindings consistency (#83)

- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
  Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
  Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
  Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
  Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
  Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post
  1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian,
  Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
  Ukrainian, Uyghur

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