Ronn v0.7.3 Release Notes

Release Date: 2010-06-24 // over 10 years ago
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fixed a major bug in roff output due to overly aggressive doublequote escaping. Paragraphs and code blocks were not being displayed if they included a double-quote character. (rtomayko, pawelz)

Previous changes from v0.7.0

    • HTML: Manual references (like 'grep(1)', 'ls(1)', etc.) are now hyperlinked based on a set of name -> URL mappings defined in an index.txt file. The index may also define links to things that aren't manuals for use in markdown reference-style links. See the ronn(1) manual on LINK INDEXES for more inforation: (rtomayko)

    • ๐Ÿ›  ROFF: Fixed a bug where multiple dot characters (.) at the beginning of a line were not being escaped properly and were not displayed when viewed in the terminal. (rtomayko)

    • ROFF: Non-breaking space characters ( ) can now be used to control line wrap in roff output. (rtomayko)

    • ROFF: Named HTML entities like •, ™, ©, and — are now converted to their roff escaped equivalents. (rtomayko)

    • An undocumented --markdown format option argument has been added to ronn(1). When given, ronn generates a ..markdown file with the post-processed markdown text. This is mostly useful for debugging but may be useful for converting ronn-format to 100% compatible markdown text. (rtomayko)

    • The ronn(5) manpage is now known as ronn-format(7) (section 5 is limited to configuration files and stuff like that historically). The old ronn(7) manpage, which was really just the README, has been removed. (rtomayko)

    • ๐ŸŽ Performance improvements. Fixed a few cases where HTML was being reparsed needlessly, tuned dom selectors, ... (rtomayko)