Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2



  • Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate is available here:
    http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/8.x/8.0.RC2/

    The fixes of RC2 from the RC:

    1. Fix crash on Dark mode under Windows 8
    2. Fix plugin icons added on toolbar not taking effect for Fluent UI icon sets
    3. Fix the tabbar incoherent alternate icons settings while switching in dark mode

    Notepad++ v8 new features, enhancements & bug-fixes:

    1. Add Dark Mode. (Implement #9183 & #7692)
    2. ARM64 build is available. (Implement #5158)
    3. One button to build them all - build Notepad++ with Scintilla static lib and Boost RegExpr headers. (Implement #9594)
    4. Add new Fluent UI icons for toolbar. (Implement #9742)
    5. Add new feature “Distraction Free Mode” (Menu “View->Distraction Free Mode”).
    6. Add ability of changing select text foreground color (optional). (Fix #3397 & #1314)
    7. Allow Replace to stop after replacement (optional). (Implement #4437)
    8. Add ability to reverse line order. (Implement #9837)
    9. Add ability to style only current instance of text. (Fix #9263)
    10. Fix duplicated entries in Auto-Completion pop-up window. (Fix #9711)
    11. Fix Python Function List not showing functions in some circumstance. (Fix #9844)
    12. Enhance Folder as Workspace performance while adding/removing files in bulk. (Fix #9203)
    13. Add Ada, Fortran, Fortran77 & Haskell in function lists. (Fix #9698)
    14. Improve performance of “Open all” command in Search results. (Fix #9819)
    15. Add “Copy Pathnames” command to Search results context menu. (Fix #9821)
    16. Catch regex search exceptions and show exception message. (Fix #9565)
    17. Add MarkAll Preference settings for case and word. (Fix #9751 & #5148)
    18. Fix regression: Handle “Default Directory” setting correctly in Open/Save File Dialog. (Fix #9767)
    19. Fix a special character in UTF16 file crash issue (regression). (Fix #9797)
    20. Add “Append extension” checkbox to Save As dialog. (Implement #9515)
    21. Fix Copy command in Search result is available as there’s no selection. (Fix #9757)
    22. Add padding ability in the edit zone. (Fix #2323)
    23. Make new tab name translatable. (Fix #2837)
    24. Improve character case handling in RegEx. (Fix #9636)
    25. Fix dragged out UDL file is not applied to UDL in the new instance. (Fix #3451)
    26. Add command line parameter for adding specified string to app title bar. (Implement #9539)
    27. Fix Auto-Completion ignoring case issue. (Fix #3997, #4833 & #4998)
    28. Fix “Match Whole Word” option being enabled in RegEx Search. (Fix #9766)
    29. Fix sort with column key selection that appears after tab characters. (Fix #9682)
    30. Fix “Reload Workspace” menu command not working issue. (Fix #9350)
    31. Fix view file in Edge browser failure issue if name contains spaces. (Fix #9313)
    32. Add ability to avoid accumulating multiple search results. (Fix #8777)
    33. Fix UTF-16 decoding/encoding for code points above U+FFFF. (Fix #9597, #3747 & #5754)
    34. Fix “Save As” command removing original path from recent files history issue. (Fix #9673)
    35. Fix function List button tool tips mixed up issue. (Fix #9804)

    If you test ARM64 installer & zip packages, please confirm here if they work fine.

    Enjoy!



  • @donho
    Sorry for the crash analysis delay, too much work yesterday. I have got the same reason as you. Now I am going to test the RC2.npp8rc1-0xC0000005.png



  • @xomx said in Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2:

    Now I am going to test the RC2.

    Thank you. Please let me know the result… crash or not.



  • Something is a bit wacky with the way controls are shown when they get enabled and disabled in the searching windows, for Dark mode.
    Here’s an example from a fresh portable 8.0 RC2 extract, with Dark Mode turned on:


    • Close Notepad++ with Regular expression search mode in effect; restart; press Ctrl+f; observe:

    bac105c3-2733-4b52-9d7d-9c4afbe82714-image.png

    Note: Backward direction and Match whole word only appear like they are enabled (they aren’t enabled), but they shouldn’t be appear like they are.


    • From there change the search mode to Normal; observe:

    bbde8844-8312-44b1-9b33-d8b29abb6e92-image.png

    Note: Backward direction and Match whole word only are now enabled but they appear definitely too dark even for Dark Mode.


    • From there change the search mode to Regular expression; observe:

    090a92ee-99b2-43ca-9945-59e35f5c84ae-image.png

    Note: Backward direction and Match whole word only are now disabled and color shade is probably okay, but now . matches newline is enabled but really too dark in appearance.


    Hopefully this isn’t another one of those “Only for you, Alan” types of issues…



  • @donho
    RC2 is ok, no more crashing on Win 8.1.



  • @Alan-Kilborn sounds like some situations with the custom drawing are not being handled. I’ll check this out this weekend; thanks for the detailed info.





  • @donho I have some time this weekend to work on things; it’s memorial day weekend in the states so I have an extra day. If there is anything you would need me to check out or work on please let me know.



  • I’m not really into toolbar buttons, but I have two that are indispensable because they are tied to a plugin’s (PythonScript’s) functionality.

    I notice today that my two buttons are missing in 8.0 RC2 (screenshot below), and all my other plugin toolbar buttons (which I don’t use so I don’t really pay attention to) are missing as well. Only the default Notepad++ toolbar buttons seem to remain:

    9df329c3-2894-4bd5-a5e9-b12b8ff280a2-image.png

    Does anyone have ideas for me on how to get my toolbar buttons back? :-(



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2:

    Does anyone have ideas for me on how to get my toolbar buttons back? :-(

    Small discussion on this in the RC1 thread. On my phone so not linking it right now sorry. I use customized toolbar plugin and noticed all my other Plug in buttons were missing as well. Fluent UI icons don’t have plug-in toolbar buttons. The solution is to just use the regular icon set for now. Plug in authors will need to update their plugins to include fluent UI icons.

    Cheers.



  • So this isn’t much of a bug report (sorry!) but I noticed it:

    I did a Find All in Current Document for the text filled (“normal” search, no checkboxes checked on Find tab). I received a report of no hits (red dot below in screenshot). But I really suspected this text existed. (At this point I should have tried a Find Next but I did not do that)

    I thought “strange” so I did a Find in Files in the folder tree where my original file was in the top directory (green dot below). Many hits, and the file I originally searched was listed.

    Again I thought “strange” so I activated that original file and repeated the Find All in Current Document search. And this time I achieved a different result: 1 hit (blue dot below).

    5a825c8b-9a7a-440b-9180-4f46718b385e-image.png

    In between searches I changed nothing in the search setup or otherwise.



  • @Michael-Vincent said in Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2:

    Small discussion on this in the RC1 thread.

    Ah, ok.
    I’ve changed back and my buttons returned. Whew!
    But I do find it a bit disturbing that I have been using 8.0 RC* for a number of days now and never noticed that these 2 toolbar buttons that I use ALL THE TIME were missing. :-)
    Thank you for the assist.
    Changing over to those new icons was a good visual reminder for me that I was for sure running 8.0, so I’m sad to change back and see them no longer. :-(



  • @adzm

    I have some time this weekend to work on things; it’s memorial day weekend in the states so I have an extra day. If there is anything you would need me to check out or work on please let me know.

    I have pinged you in this PR:
    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/pull/9921

    Thank you for checking it!



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2:

    Again I thought “strange” so I activated that original file and repeated the Find All in Current Document search. And this time I achieved a different result: 1 hit (blue dot below).

    Please report this issue on Notepad++ Github page if you can reproduce it steadily. I (or other contributors) will fix it.



  • @donho said in Notepad++ v8 Release Candidate 2:

    ARM64 build is available

    Does this mean we may get native Notepad++ on the new M1 Macs? 🥺



  • @phenomenal11

    only if Windows OS is installed on the M1 (not sure if this is even possible).
    Or some software like Wine for Linux.



  • @Ekopalypse oh man :(
    I’d really hoped since M1 processors run on ARM architecture maybe we were finally about to get a native Notepad++ for MacOS. Oh well!



  • @phenomenal11
    To be honest, I don’t think this will ever happen, since npp is programmed using Windows API functions, hence the need for it. If you want to change this, npp would have to be reprogrammed from scratch and that would be a huge effort.



  • There might be an issue with the new checkbox for “Append extension” in the SaveAs dialog. For details see the discussion with this posting: https://community.notepad-plus-plus.org/post/66533



  • @Alan-Kilborn ,

    I brought it up in the original “Append extension” PR #9732 – Scott and @mere-human have both confirmed it as well, and @mere-human is working on fixing it. (Based on their experiments, ENTER vs Alt+S/clicking-on-SAVE button have different results, which is obviously a bug.)


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