Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC



  • Notepad++ v7.9.3 Release Candidate:
    http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.9.3.RC

    Chang log:

    1. Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons. Notepad++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP. (Ref)
    2. Upgrade Notepad++ License: update GPL version from v2 to v3. (Fix #9425)
    3. Fix the regression of copying line data from search results. (Fix #9334)
    4. Fix “Print Line Number” preference is ignored for printing regression. (Fix #9379)
    5. Fix a regression in Chinese Simplified localization. (Fix #9329)
    6. Fix dockable panels not being displayed regression due to multi-instance mode activation. (Fix #9341 & #9363)
    7. Make split-lines feature work again with multi-edge rightmost specified edge. (Fix #8262)
    8. Enhance modern style file dialog for allowing UNIX style file path. (Fix #9374)
    9. Use the modern browse folder dialog to get folder path. (Fix #8513)
    10. Improve option for setting save dialog filter to All Types. (Fix #9325)
    11. Add ability to delete entries from combo box history in Find dialog with DELETE key. (Implement #9366)
    12. Fix lost session issue on Windows reboot/shutdown. (Fix #7839)
    13. Add “save Folder as Workspace in session” option in save session dialog. (Implement #9165)
    14. Make value dialog height accurate in any DPI. (Fix #8443)
    15. Fix issue that Switch-To-Panel keyboard shortcuts cannot be used in context menu. (Fix #9435)
    16. Fix a memory leak issue. (Ref)
    17. Fix blurry display problem on an extended monitor. (Fix #8115)
    18. Fix incompatible plugin not being deleted issue. (Fix #9377)
    19. Synchronize GUP localization file (if available) with Notepad++ in installer.
    20. Enhance “No update” dialog with the download page link in the Notepad++ updater.
    21. Fix NPPM_SETLINENUMBERWIDTHMODE API not working issue. (Fix #9338)


  • @guy038 Sorry for the #1 :(



  • NP++ 64 stop work if instaled plugin Save as admin -must be deleted.
    https://github.com/Hsilgos/nppsaveasadmin



  • @donho was there a good reason?



  • Hello, @don-ho and All,

    Well ! Don, I’ve got a weird error window, below, when launching N++ v7.9.3 Any idea about it ?

    3addf1f3-ed0f-4bed-a014-7fabadff3593-image.png

    Oh, my God : I understand : you give up the N++ implementation on Win XP systems :-( You’re the naughty boy, Don !!

    Seriously, Don, may be a more speaking message, like : Sorry, but, from now on, Notepad++ won't support "Windows XP" would be welcome ? ( Note the word “Sorry” ! )

    Right now, I’m saying goodbye to my very old laptop and its outdated system ! Now, I’m in search of modernity… I’ll keep you informed !

    Best Regards,

    guy038



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  • @Artur-Harison said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    NP++ 64 stop work if instaled plugin Save as admin -must be deleted.

    Could you create an issue in this repository ?



  • @TroshinDV said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    @donho was there a good reason?

    By your “a good reason” I suppose you ask for the reason to drop Windows XP:
    The API to customize open/save browsing dialog (#8, #9 & #13) is too new (from Vista) to be supported by XP.



  • @guy038 said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    Seriously, Don, may be a more speaking message, like : Sorry, but, from now on, Notepad++ won’t support “Windows XP” would be welcome ? ( Note the word “Sorry” ! )

    I wish I could. I’ve tried to detect XP from the very beginning of Notepad++ code to display a warning message and exit Notepad++ gracefully.
    The thing is, before entering in Notepad++ code, one of the first things (the effect of using this API I mentioned above) is search the entry point of this API.

    That’s why I did a prevention in installer. That’s the best thing we can do.

    Right now, I’m saying goodbye to my very old laptop and its outdated system ! Now, I’m in search of modernity… I’ll keep you informed !

    Look at the bright side… that’s a good point :)



  • @Michael-Vincent said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    Good luck! My personal PC is still on Windows 7 and I do have an old Netbook kicking around with Windows XP I use for old Nintendo emulation - fun to watch my kids play Super Mario Brothers with hand controllers when they’re so used to tilting touch screens on smart phones to play games nowadays.

    Your children deserve modern gaming as Notepad++ users deserve modern file browsing dialog interface :)

    My work laptop is a beast with Windows 10 and I really like the “interface”. Skipping version of Windows seems the way to go:

    XP = good
    Vista = bad
    Windows 7 = good
    Windows 8 = bad
    Windows 10 =good
    Windows ?next? = ?bad? …

    I (and the most Windows users) could not agree more with the table you made.



  • @donho

    You may want to replace the first change-log item with a more fitting description:

    1. Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons. NP++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP.


  • @deus-ex said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons. NP++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP.

    A little bit long but it’s more clear.
    OK, it’ll be in the change.log which comes with the new release.



  • @donho

    Could you create an issue in this repository ?

    This is not necessary, since old problem with the Admin mode is gone!



  • @donho said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    @deus-ex said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons. NP++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP.

    A little bit long but it’s more clear.
    OK, it’ll be in the change.log which comes with the new release.

    Hi Don, my post is just meant as a suggestion, you can modify it to suit your needs of course. The fact that the previous version 7.9.2 does run on Windows XP is quite obvious, so that bit of information could be scrapped.

    Shorter alternative:

    1. Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons.

    Even shorter, but comes off a little rude:

    1. Discontinued support for Windows XP.


  • @deus-ex said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    you can modify it to suit your needs of course. The fact that the previous version 7.9.2 does run on Windows XP is quite obvious, so that bit of information could be scrapped.

    Yes, of course - but it’s good because “7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP” is said explicitly.
    “due to technical reasons” is well said also so people won’t ask why.



  • @donho said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    “7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP” is said explicitly.

    There’s also this new thing: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/blob/master/SUPPORTED_SYSTEM.md



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    There’s also this new thing: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/blob/master/SUPPORTED_SYSTEM.md

    Yes. But once the sentence Notepad++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP is in change log of download page, users search with keywords “notepad++” & “XP” will find “Notepad++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP”, which is a direct information.

    I did SUPPORTED_SYSTEM.md because people ask me all the time about Notepad++ OS support table. It will contain more detail information.



  • Ok, so the installer indeed shows an error on Windows XP (I had only Russian version):
    Screenshot 2021-02-09 233549.png
    The updater won’t run on XP as well:
    Screenshot 2021-02-09 133409.png

    Also, there is a new “No update” dialog with a link that can be added to the changelog:
    Screenshot 2021-02-09 213005.png



  • @donho

    When using 7.9.3 and a Lexer plugin I wrote, the styling does not work, 7.9.2 works.
    With 7.9.3 the lexer is not selected at all, instead the “normal text” lexer is used.
    Do you have any idea what changes were made in 7.9.3 that might be worth investigating to understand what is going on?



  • @Ekopalypse said in Notepad++ 7.9.3 RC:

    Do you have any idea what changes were made in 7.9.3 that might be worth investigating to understand what is going on?

    Not yet.
    Could you pass your lexer plugin URL and example code please ?


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