Notepad++ v8.1 Release Candidate 2



  • Notepad++ v8.1 Release Candidate 2 is available here:
    http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/8.x/8.1.RC2/

    Bug fix from RC:
    Fix plugin icons not displaying regression.

    v8.1 regression-fixes and improvements:

    1. Fix regression of auto-completion performance issue (Fix #9975)
    2. Fix Open dialog with “Save” label for “Open” button (Fix #9966)
    3. Fix Notepad++ crash on dark mode while starting up (Fix #9961)
    4. Improve look & feel in dark mode (Fix #9982)
    5. Adapt Tooltips in dark mode (Fix #9962)
    6. Remove white line under menubar in dark mode (Fix #9984)

    The release will be out in a few days if there’s no critical bug found.



  • Shouldn’t this also indicate that the following change to 8.0 is nullified in 8.1 in order to fix the regression of the auto-completion performance issue? (It was a bit hard to follow but it was my understanding from looking at what was going on on github…)

    1. Improve character case handling in RegEx. (Fix #9636)

    Well, “improve” is rather vague, but it seems like it should be noted in the release notes, just in case someone is expecting some sort of improvement they noticed in 8.0 which is no longer present in 8.1.



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ v8.1 Release Candidate 2:

    Shouldn’t this also indicate that the following change to 8.0 is nullified in 8.1 in order to fix the regression of the auto-completion performance issue?

    The fix of Improve character case handling in RegEx keep working. @chcg has removed only 2 lines of commit which is not useful to fix #9636, but caused the performance issue.

    Well, “improve” is rather vague, but it seems like it should be noted in the release notes, just in case someone is expecting some sort of improvement they noticed in 8.0 which is no longer present in 8.1.

    I’ll try to be more accurate next time.



  • @donho ,

    Thanks for this.

    I can confirm that

    • Auto-completion performance is back to where it should be, rather than the super-slow from v8.0. Great!
    • “Open” looks much better than “Save” in the Open dialog. ;-) Thanks!
    • The fix for #9939, which just missed the deadline for v8.0, is correctly working in v8.1 (I can get the extension appended with Enter, Alt+S, or hitting Save button).

    So the fixes that I was most looking forward to after v8.0 are all working in v8.1-RC2.

    Thanks for all your effort (@donho and the rest of the v8.1 contributors)!


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