+* Changes for ECB version 1.92.1
+*** Fixing eating up a lot of CPU-power just for updating the menu-
+ entries of current compilation-buffers in the ECB-menu. Now the mechanism
+ is based on a idle-timer and a cache.
+ Fixed with great testing-help by Dan Debertin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+*** Fixed a bug which always truncates lines in the ECB-windows regardless
+ of the value of `ecb-truncate-lines'
+*** The upgrade library of ECB now explicitly requires and loads the
+ library executable.el because Emacs 20.X does not autoload the
+ function `executable-find'.
+*** `ecb-toggle-compile-window' now works also correct if called with
+* Changes for ECB version 1.92
+*** Fixed small bugs in the popup-menu of the history-buffer.
+*** Fixed some not working links in the FAQ.
+** ECB now includes a file "ecb-autoloads.el" which contains all available
+ autoloads of ECB. Therefore loading this file is enough.
+** Enhancements to the layout
+*** The sizes of the ecb-windows can be fixed even during frame-resizing
+ This new feature is only available with GNU Emacs 21.X. See new option
+ Suggested by Gunther Ohrner <G.Ohrner@post.rwth-aachen.de>
+*** The command `ecb-store-window-sizes' can now also store fixed sizes.
+ If called with a prefix arg then fixed sizes are stored instead of
+ fractions of frame-width resp. -height.
+*** The command `split-window' is now also adviced to work properly.
+** Enhancements for the tree-buffers
+*** "Create Source" in the popup-menues now work also for non-java-files.
+*** ecb-truncate-lines can now be set different for each ECB-tree-buffer.
+*** Easy horizontal mouse-scrolling of the ECB tree-buffers. See new option
+** Added a command `ecb-jde-display-class-at-point' which displays the contents
+ of the java-class under point in the methods-buffer of ECB.
+** Renamed previous HISTORY file to NEWS and reformate it for outline-mode.
+* Changes for ECB version 1.91.1
+*** Fixes a bug in the speedbar integration which prevented clicking onto a
+ directory in the speedbar: Always after clicking onto a directory speedbar
+ has re-synced itself to the directory of the current source-buffer in the
+ edit-window. This bug is fixed, now directory navigation in the speedbar
+*** Fixes a bug in upgrading stored window-sizes from ECB 1.80 to ECB >= 1.90.
+ Fixes also two bugs in `ecb-store-window-sizes' if default-values are used in
+ `ecb-layout-window-sizes' or if ecb-windows have frame-height as height
+ (resp. frame-width as width) . (Klaus)
+*** Fixed a bug in the navigation-history of ECB which sometimes has prevented
+ that a user can open files from the sources/history buffer or clicking onto
+ tokens in the method-buffer. Now the back-forward-navigation works stable.
+** Enhanced the downloading feature of ECB
+*** Fixed a bug in the downloading feature of ECB. (Klaus)
+*** Now ECB autom. checks at the download sites which versions are available.
+ With the new option `ecb-download-package-version-type' you can define
+ which types of version you allow to download (only stable, stable and betas
+ or stable, betas and alphas); see related section in the online-manual!
+*** New command `ecb-download-semantic' for easy getting latest semantic
+* Changes for ECB version 1.90
+** The website of ECB has moved from http://home.swipnet.se/mayhem/ecb.html to
+ http://ecb.sourceforge.net. Maintainance has switched from Jesper Nordenberg
+*** Fixed an annoying bug which results in an error "Wrong type argument:
+ integer-or-marker-p nil)" after a full buffer reparse. ECB 1.80 has repaired
+ its internal state but nevertheless the user had to reclick on the same
+ token after this error to really jump to a token. With ECB 1.90 this bug has
+*** Fixed a small bug in `ecb-add-all-buffers-to-history': If
+ `ecb-sort-history-items' is nil then now the most recently used buffers are
+ added to the top of the history, the seldom used buffers at the bottom.
+ Thanks to Stefan Reich��r <email@example.com>! (Klaus).
+*** Fixed some bugs concerning the eshell-integration (Klaus):
+**** Synchronizing does not set the mark anymore
+**** No longer synchronizing after every command if current source resides in
+**** Redrawing the layout preserves the eshell-buffer in the compile-window.
+**** Standard emacs-hooks are not clobbered with ecb-eshell-functions if ECB is
+** General enhancements:
+*** Now ECB displays at every start a "Tip of the day" in a dialog-box. This can
+ be switched off with option `ecb-tip-of-the-day'. There is also a new
+ command `ecb-show-tip-of-the-day' (Klaus).
+*** Advicing `scroll-all-mode' so it works correct with ECB, means
+ `scroll-all-mode' scrolls only the windows of the edit-area, i.e. max. the
+ two edit-windows (Klaus).
+*** Autom. preventing `winner-mode' from being activated as long as ECB is
+*** Now autom. (de)activating ECB via the options ecb-major-modes-activate and
+ ecb-major-modes-deactivate also works when opening files via dired (Klaus).
+*** Now ECB can be "autoloaded", i.e.
+ are autoload-able via '(autoload ...)' (Klaus)
+*** Silencing the byte-compiler, i.e. byte-compilation of ECB should now be
+ warning free. If byte-compilation still throws warnings during
+ byte-compilation with 'ecb-byte-compile' (resp. using the Makefile or
+ make.bat) please send this to our mailing list. (Klaus)
+** Enhancements to the methods/variable/token tree-buffer:
+*** New feature: Now the methods buffer is auto. expanded if the node related to
+ the current token in the edit-window is not visible (probably because its
+ parent is collapsed). See new options `ecb-auto-expand-token-tree' and
+ `ecb-expand-methods-switch-off-auto-expand' and the new comand
+ `ecb-toggle-auto-expand-token-tree' (Klaus).
+*** New command `ecb-expand-methods-nodes' which allows precisely expanding
+ tokens with a certain indentation-level. There are also two new related
+ options `ecb-methods-nodes-expand-spec' and
+ `ecb-methods-nodes-collapse-spec' (Klaus).
+** Enhancements to the directories tree-buffer:
+*** New command `ecb-expand-directory-nodes' which does the same for the
+ directories tree-buffer as the new command `ecb-expand-methods-nodes' for
+ the methods tree-buffer (Klaus).
+*** Rewritten cache-mechanism for directories and sources:
+ Depending on the value of the option ecb-cache-directory-contents the
+ following is cached for a directory:
+ - The disk-contents of the directory means subdirs and files
+ - If ecb-show-sources-in-directories-buffer is nil (i.e. sources are
+ displayed in the extra ECB-sources-window) then also the complete
+ sources-buffer is cached. This results in a speed-boost for big-size
+ The cache of a directory is refreshed and actualized with a POWER-click onto
+ the related directory in the directories-buffer (s.b.) (Klaus)
+** Enhancements to the sources tree-buffer:
+*** The option ecb-source-file-regexps now works on a directory-base, which means
+ for each directory-regexp the files to display can be specified. Default is
+ an all-matching directory-regexp. Old saved values are autom. upgraded
+** Enhancements to the layout-customization:
+*** Naming and managing of layouts has been changed! Now a layout is not longer
+ identified by an integer but by an arbitrary string! Example: The layout
+ with index 0 in ECB <= 1.80 is now named "left1" in ECB 1.90.
+**** Therefore the name of the option 'ecb-layout-nr' has changed to
+ 'ecb-layout-name'! See the docstring of 'ecb-layout-name' for the names
+ of all buildin layouts.
+**** In this context also the type of ecb-show-sources-in-directories-buffer has
+ changed so it is now a list of layout-names where the sources should be
+ displayed in the directories window (or 'always/'never). Now every change of
+ the layout also checks the value of ecb-show-sources-in-directories-buffer.
+**** This change also introduces three new commands:
+ - ecb-change-layout: Change layouts by selecting a name
+ - ecb-delete-new-layout: Delete an user-created (by 'ecb-create-new-layout')
+ - ecb-show-layout-help: Displays the docstring of a layout which at least
+ for buildin layouts contains a picture of the outline of this layout.
+ All three commands offer TAB-completion for easy selecting a layout name.
+**** ECB autom. upgrades the following options to theirs new names/types:
+ - ecb-layout-nr: The stored value is transformed to the new name of the
+ related layout and stored in 'ecb-layout-name'
+ - ecb-toggle-layout-sequence: The stored value is transformed to the new
+ type with layout-names instead of layout-numbers.
+ - ecb-major-modes-activate: The stored value is transformed to the new type
+ with layout-names instead of layout-numbers.
+ - ecb-layout-window-sizes: The stored value is transformed to the new type
+ with layout-names instead of layout-numbers.
+ - ecb-show-sources-in-directories-buffer: Reset to the new default value.
+*** Adding a new layout type "left-right" which allows the ECB-tree-windows to
+ be located at the left and the right side of the ECB-frame. See the new
+ layouts "leftright1", "leftright2" and "leftright3" for examples. Other
+ layouts of this type can be created or programmed very easy with
+ 'ecb-create-newlayout' resp. the macro 'ecb-layout-define'. (Klaus)
+*** Now ECB offers a command `ecb-create-new-layout' for interactively creating
+ new layouts "by example". Read the online-help. (Klaus)
+*** Rewritten the mechanism for storing customized window-sizes. See option
+ ecb-layout-window-sizes and the command ecb-store-window-sizes and
+ ecb-restore-window-sizes. Now the sizes are always saved as fractions of
+ the width (resp. height) of the ECB-frame, so the stored sizes are always
+ correct regardless of the current frame-size (Klaus). Suggested and first
+ implementation by Geert Ribbers [firstname.lastname@example.org]
+** General Enhancements of the tree-windows:
+*** Introduced a POWER-click (was SHIFT-click before) in the ECB-tree-windows -
+ see documentation of ecb-primary-secondary-mouse-buttons and see also the
+ online-help section "Usage of ECB --> Using the mouse" (Klaus).
+*** Now the ECB-tree-buffers offer in their popup-menus a "Grep" and a "Grep
+ recursive" (= grep-find) command where you can perform an easy grep in every
+ directory without buffer-switching before. See also the new options
+ `ecb-grep-function' and `ecb-grep-find-function'. (Klaus)
+*** Modified syntax-table for all tree-buffers with all paren, braces and
+ brackets handled as whitespace so for example no paren-matching takes place
+** Enhancements to the layout-engine of ECB:
+*** Added a complete new section "The layout-engine of ECB" to the online-help
+ which describes in detail how to program new layouts and new special
+ windows. This is for foreign packages which want to display own informations
+ in own special windows and synchronizing these windows with the edit-window
+ of ECB (a graphical debugger could be an example). Also a full working
+ example is added in the new file ecb-examples.el. (Klaus)
+*** Completely rewritten how to program new layouts. Now there is a new macro
+ `ecb-layout-define' which offers very easy programming of new layouts.
+** Enhancements to the compile-window
+*** ECB now has a list of valid compilation buffers within the ECB menu. (Kevin)
+*** ECB now supports `ecb-enlarged-compilation-window-max-height' which can be
+ used for defining the max. height of the ecb-compile-window if enlarged by
+ `ecb-toggle-enlarged-compilation-window'. (burton)
+*** Added new command 'ecb-toggle-compile-window': Toggle the visibility of the
+ compile-window of ECB (Klaus).
+** Speedbar is now integrated in ECB and can be used instead of the standard
+ ECB-directories buffer (or instead of all tree-buffers if you like :-). Most
+ of the important basic work has been done by Kevin A. Burton.
+*** See new option 'ecb-use-speedbar-for-directories' and the node "Integrating
+ speedbar" in the online-help. (Klaus)
+*** Version-checking for correct speedbar version (>= 0.14beta1). For lower
+ versions ecb-use-speedbar-for-directories has no effect. (Klaus)
+*** ecb-speedbar and speedbar first loaded direct before drawing the layout
+ with integrated speedbar. (Klaus)
+*** The speedbar-commands speedbar, speedbar-get-focus are adviced during
+ running speedbar within ECB, so they behave in a senseful way. (Klaus)
+** Enhancements to the ehell-support of ECB:
+*** ecb-eshell now recenters after command execution. (burton)
+*** ecb-eshell now recenters if there are any window resizes. This is done so
+ that the prompt is always at the bottom of the window. (burton)
+*** ecb-eshell integration now protects against buffer-list modifications during
+ transparent eshell updates in the compile window. In the past, if the eshell
+ was running, and you want from buffer "foo", to "bar", and then tries to go
+ back to "foo" the next entry in your buffer list is "*eshell*" so this would
+ break a lot of completion tools like 'switch-to-buffer. (burton)
+*** Added online documentation for the eshell integration. See section
+ "Tips and tricks". (Klaus)
+*** New or renamed hooks:
+ - ecb-redraw-layout-after-hook (new)
+ - ecb-redraw-layout-before-hook (new)
+ - ecb-hide-ecb-windows-after-hook (new)
+ - ecb-hide-ecb-windows-before-hook (was ecb-hide-ecb-windows-hook)
+ - ecb-show-ecb-windows-after-hook (new)
+ - ecb-show-ecb-windows-before-hook (was ecb-show-ecb-windows-hook)
+ Read the documentation! (Klaus)
+*** Added two general hooks:
+ + ecb-before-activate-hook: Activate ECB only if all added hooks return not
+ + ecb-before-deactivate-hook: Deactivate ECB only if all added hooks return
+*** Added 5 new hooks for the ECB tree-buffers:
+ + ecb-common-tree-buffer-after-create-hook
+ + ecb-directories-buffer-after-create-hook
+ + ecb-sources-buffer-after-create-hook
+ + ecb-methods-buffer-after-create-hook
+ + ecb-history-buffer-after-create-hook
+ These hooks are called directly after tree-buffer creation so they can be
+ used for example to add personal local keybindings either to all
+ tree-buffers (ecb-common-tree-buffer-after-create-hook) or just to a certain
+ tree-buffer. Please read the documentation. (Klaus)
+* Changes for ECB version 1.80
+ + Latest stable release of semantic: Version 1.4
+ + Latest stable release of eieio: Version 0.17
+ ECB checks at start-time if the correct versions are available and if not
+ ECB offers you to download and install them from within Emacs. After this
+ you have only to restart Emacs and you are fine. (Klaus)
+*** Fixed: Now no empty tooltips are displayed if mouse moves over nodes in the
+ tree-buffers of ECB which can be displayed completely in the tree-window.
+*** Fixed a bug in ecb-eshell. If we are running with current buffer sync, and
+ there is garbage on the current line, when we change buffers this garbage will
+ be executed which could result in a 'command not found' or even worse, a
+ damaging command executed. We now cleanse the command line prior to directory
+ changed. (Kevin A. Burton)
+*** Fixed a bug in ecb-speedbar. The speedbar was doing its own updating outside
+ of the ECB. This means that if you were to change buffers in a frame outside
+ of the ECB frame, the ECB's Speedbar would be updated to reflect a buffer not
+ within the ECB. We now disable Speedbar's automatic update and have ECB
+ handle this. (Kevin A. Burton)
+*** Fixed a bug: Sometimes there occurs a a "wrong-type-argument"-error (or
+ "destroyed extent"-error with XEmacs) under some circumstances. Now ECB
+ auto-reparses the buffer and after that ECB is in correct state again.
+*** Fixed formatting of "Parent" nodes in token buffer. (Jesper)
+** Byte compiling ECB either interactive with `ecb-byte-compile' or with the
+ supplied Makefile now checks also the versions of semantic and eieio.
+** ECB now displays the section "First steps" of the online-manual after
+ activating first time. (Klaus)
+** Now the adviced versions of `delete-window' and `delete-other-windows' can
+ also handle the optional WINDOW argument of the original versions correctly
+ so the adviced versions now also work correct if called from program (Klaus).
+** New adviced window command: `delete-windows-on' now works correct with ECB.
+ See `ecb-advice-window-functions'. (Klaus)
+** In the ECB-directories buffer now F4 adds a new source-path instead of F1.
+ That is because F1 is such an important key in many OS and tools (e.g. opens
+ help in all windows-programs), so ECB should not hardly "rebind" it. (Klaus)
+** Enhancing the option 'ecb-window-sync': Now the synchronisation can take
+ place for all buffers which have a relation to files AND directories, i.e.
+ now also for dired-buffers. But per default this is switched off, see the
+** Now the ECB online help is available in the standard Info-format and also in
+ HTML-format. With the new option 'ecb-show-help-format' you can choose which
+ format is used by the function 'ecb-show-help'. (Klaus)
+** New feature and command: ecb-download-ecb. With this function you can
+ download and install any arbitrary ECB-version from the ECB-website from
+ within Emacs. This is especially usefull for upgrading to the latest
+** New debug mode for ECB which prints some debug informations in the message
+ buffer for certain critical operations with semantic-overlays/extends.
+ New option 'ecb-debug-mode' (also available in the Help-menu of ECB).
+** Some default keybindings have changed; see `ecb-key-map'. (Klaus)
+** New feature: Possibility to define a sequence of layouts with new option
+ `ecb-toggle-layout-sequence' and toggle very fast between them via
+ `ecb-toggle-layout'. Read the online-help section "Simulation a speedbar
+ without an extra frame"! (Klaus).
+** Two new hooks: ecb-hide-ecb-windows-hook and ecb-show-ecb-windows-hook. Read
+ the documentation. (Klaus)
+ Suggested by Daniel Hegyi <email@example.com>
+** Two new options: ecb-major-modes-activate and ecb-major-modes-deactivate.
+ Allow (de)activation of ECB on major-mode base. Instead of deactivation also
+ just hiding the ECB-windows is possible. Read the docstrings. (Klaus)
+ Suggested by Daniel Hegyi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+** Redefining of the option 'ecb-compile-window-temporally-enlarge': Now you
+ can specify that the compile-window is auto. enlarged after selecting it and
+ auto. shrinked after leaving it. Read the docstring! (Klaus)
+ Suggested by Daniel Hegyi <email@example.com>
+** Much better and more powerful auto. upgrading-mechanism of incompatible or
+ renamed ECB-options to latest ECB-version. See the option
+ ecb-auto-compatibility-check! (Klaus)
+** New option ecb-tree-RET-selects-edit-window: Possibility not to select the
+ edit-window of hitting RET in a tree-buffer; see the doc-string. There is
+ also a new function ecb-toggle-RET-selects-edit-window which is bound to
+ [C-t] in each tree-buffer. (Kevin A. Burton, Klaus)
+** Better grouping of external methods, i.e. methods which are implemented
+ outside the class-definition, like in C++, CLOS and EIEIO. Now this is done
+ completely by semantic. (Klaus)
+** For application programmers using the tree-buffer library:
+ + The function tree-buffer-create has a new argument NODE-DATA-EQUAL-FN. See
+ the doc-string for a description (Klaus).
+ + For each tree-buffer a special user-data-storage (for any arbitrary data)
+ is ceated which can be accessed via `tree-buffer-set-data-store' and
+ `tree-buffer-get-data-store'. See the docstring of `tree-buffer-create'.
+* Changes for ECB version 1.70
+** New option ecb-bucket-token-display. See doc-string for details. (Klaus)
+** Reorganisation of the faces used by ECB. The group 'ecb-face-options'
+ contains now all options which type is 'face (i.e. the defcustom's) and the
+ group 'ecb-faces' contains all face-definition (the defface's). In addition
+ it is now possible to change easily and fast the general face for ALL
+ ECB-tree-buffers (same for the highlighting face). See the docstring of the
+ new faces 'ecb-default-general-face' and 'ecb-default-highlight-face' for
+ further details. (Klaus).
+** Smarter incr. search in a tree-buffer with the [end]-key: If there are at
+ least two nodes with the same greatest common-prefix than every hit of
+ [end] jumps to the next node with this common prefix. (Klaus)
+** New feature ecb-auto-compatibility-check: ECB checks on startup if the
+ current value of an ECB-option OPT is not compatible with the type of OPT in
+ current ECB-release. This is done during activation. If there are
+ incompatible options ECB resets them to the default value of current ECB
+ release and displays after activation in a temporary window which options
+ have been reset, inkl. their old-value (before the reset) and new-value
+ (after the reset). (Klaus)
+** New feature ecb-tree-navigation-by-arrow: Smarter navigation in the
+ tree-windows with left- and right-arrow key (Klaus).
+ Thanks for the suggestion and a first implementation to Geert Ribbers
+** New feature 'ecb-type-token-display'. See the doc-string of this new option
+ for a description. (Klaus)
+** Now the option 'ecb-post-process-semantic-tokenlist' has per default an
+ entry for emacs-lisp-mode, so for eieio-code the methods (defmethod) of a
+ class are grouped with respect to the class they belong. The new default
+ value of this option does this for c++- and eieio-code. (Klaus)
+** Now in the ECB-tree-buffers RETURN works like the primary button (already in
+ previous versions) and C-RETURN works like the secondary button (new in
+ version 1.70). For an explanation of primary and secondary see the option
+ ecb-primary-secondary-mouse-buttons. (Klaus)
+** New feature: Now the token-display function can be defined separated for
+ each major-mode. Furthermore the token-display for C++ has enhanced,
+ especially for template-classes (but template displaying is first available
+ with semantic > version 14beta13!).
+ For this the option ecb-token-display-function has been completely rewritten
+ and is now incompatible with the old values before ECB 1.61. (Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug with mouse-avoidance-mode (only relevant for GNU Emacs 20.X)
+** New feature, ecb-select-edit-window-on-redraw. Mostly used if you are running
+ with ecb-redraw-layout-quickly and want to make sure you are always in the
+** New feature, ecb-auto-activate. If non-nil we can start the ECB after Emacs
+ is started. See `ecb-auto-activate' for more information. (Kevin)
+** New package, ecb-cycle.el. Supports cycling through all known compilation
+ + ecb-cycle-switch-to-compilation-buffer - switch to available compilation
+ + ecb-cycle-through-compilation-buffers - cycle through all compilation
+** Much better performance of the directory and file-browser in ECB, especially
+ for directories with a lot of entries (means ~ >1000, dependend on your
+ machine and the net-connection in case of network-drives). See also the new
+ feature: ecb-cache-directory-contents. (Klaus)
+** ecb-eshell now supports customization. (Kevin)
+** New feature: ecb-layout-always-operate-in-edit-window. Look at the
+ documentation. (Kevin & Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug in `ecb-toggle-ecb-windows'. For starters we weren't setting
+ `ecb-window-hidden' when we redraw the layout. This means that the ecb
+ windows could be hidden but never shown.
+ + ecb-windows-hidden now has documentation
+ + we display status messages when we hide windows. (Kevin)
+** Fixed bug in `ecb-redraw-layout-quickly'. If for come reason any of the ECB
+ windows are not alive, we do not return with a hard error. Instead, we use
+ the scratch buffer. (Kevin)
+** New function ecb-toggle-enlarged-compilation-window allows users to expand and
+ then contract the compilation window with a new key binding C-c . / (Kevin)
+** new option ecb-add-path-for-not-matching-files. Look at the documentation
+* Changes for ECB version 1.60
+** ecb-highlight-token-header-after-jump is now a boolean; which face is used
+ for highlighting is defined in ecb-token-header-face. (Klaus)
+** New option 'ecb-post-process-semantic-tokenlist': Special postprocessing of
+ the semantic tokenlist for certain major-modes. This is usefull for
+ c++-mode. Now with the default value of this option all methods in a
+ c++-implementation-file (no class/method-declaration but only method
+ implementations) are grouped with respect to the class they belong. (Klaus)
+** Now also with C++ Sources the method- and variable-protection is displayed
+ correct in the ECB-method buffer (Klaus).
+** Fixed a bug which prevented ECB using the root path "/" on unix-like systems
+ as a source-path. (Klaus)
+** If a file via the standard-mechanisms of Emacs (e.g. find-file) is openend,
+ then the auto. window synch (see `ecb-window-sync') has worked only correct
+ if the new file is located in any of the paths in `ecb-source-path'. Now ECB
+ adds the path of the new file at least temporally via `ecb-add-source-path'
+ to the list of paths in `ecb-source-path', so the window-synch works always
+ correct. ECB asks the user if the new path should saved also for future
+** Added ecb-redraw-layout-hooks so that code can be executed after we redraw the
+** New hook ecb-current-buffer-sync-hook allows developers to add code to be
+ evaluated after the ECB is synchronized with the current buffer.
+** Now all faces used by ECB for highlighting and displaying it��s own stuff are
+ customizable. See new group 'ecb-faces' (Klaus).
+** ECB is now fully prepared for Emacs 21. The new feature
+ `ecb-show-node-info-in-minibuffer' is implemented with the new 'help-echo
+ property of Emacs 21, therefore the ugly `track-mouse' mechanism is not
+ needed anymore with Emacs 21. (Klaus).
+** The options `ecb-show-node-name-in-minibuffer',
+ `ecb-show-complete-file-name-in-minibuffer' and
+ `ecb-show-file-info-in-minibuffer' are gone and have been replaced by one
+ single new option `ecb-show-node-info-in-minibuffer' where you can define
+ separately for every tree-buffer when and which node info should be
+ displayed in the minibuffer (Klaus).
+** ecb-auto-expand-directory-tree now offers two options:
+ - best: Expand always the best matching source-path for a file
+ - first: Expand always the first matching source-path for a file (Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug in auto. expanding directories if a source-path has an alias.
+** If mouse is moved over an alias in the directories buffer then the real path
+ is shown in the echo-area; see also 'ecb-show-node-info-in-minibuffer'
+** If mouse is moved over an history-entry then the full path is shown in the
+ echo-area so you can distinct better between two entries with the same name
+ but with differnt pathes; see also 'ecb-show-node-info-in-minibuffer'
+** New option for the history: ecb-kill-buffer-clears-history defines if
+ `kill-buffer' should also remove the corresponding history entry. There are
+ several options (Klaus).
+* Changes for ECB version 1.52
+** Added EIEIO requirement to ECB.
+* Changes for ECB version 1.51
+** Now the names of all ECB buffers begin with a SPC per default. (Klaus)
+** ECB now can handle not only full but also partial buffer reparsing if done
+ by semantic and other tools (e.g. JDE >= 2.2.9). The method buffer will
+ always be uptodate if for a major-mode auto. reparsing after buffer changes
+ is enabled (the auto. buffer reparsing itself is not an ECB feature but must
+ be supplied by the major-mode, e.g. JDE). (Klaus)
+** Incremental node-search in the ECB-buffers now uses the value of
+ `case-fold-search'. (Klaus)
+** Complete new customization of the ECB-keybindings. The option
+ `ecb-prefix-key' has been removed. There is one new option `ecb-key-map'
+ where you can customize all keysettings of ECB (including a common
+** ecb-add-source-path and ecb-delete-source-path now ask if saving should be
+ done for future sessions (Klaus).
+** Added new navigator functionality. Makes it easy to go to the back and forward
+ in navigated tokens and buffers. See ecb-nav-goto-next and
+ ecb-nav-goto-previous. (Jesper)
+** Added an option to narrow the buffer to the token that is jumped to. See
+ ecb-token-jump-narrow. (Jesper)
+** Fixed a small bug that placed the window start at the beginning of the token
+ instead of the beginning of the token line. (Jesper)
+* Changes for ECB version 1.50
+** Fixed a minor bug that occured when de-activating ECB under XEmacs. (Jesper)
+** ecb-layout-window-sizes variable is now an association list, which makes it
+ easier to add and remove layouts. (Jesper)
+** Added a new layout (nr. 12). Thanks to Nick Cross
+ <firstname.lastname@example.org> for this layout.
+** Each source path can now have an alias that is displayed instead of the path
+ name in the directories buffer. (Jesper)
+** The history items can now use the buffer name instead of the file
+ name. Customizable with ecb-history-item-name. (Jesper)
+** When jumping to a token the window can be scrolled so that the token starts
+ at the top or center of the window. This behaviour is customizable with
+ the variable ecb-scroll-window-after-jump. (Jesper)
+** Fixed a bug when retrieving parent names for a token. (Jesper)
+** Now the option 'ecb-prefix-key' is customizable so you can define another
+ prefix if there are conflicts with other minor-modes or packages (Klaus).
+* Changes for ECB version 1.41
+** Fixed bug when clicking on token in the methods buffer in XEmacs.
+* Changes for ECB version 1.40
+** Tree-incremental-search in the ecb-windows now ignores all non interesting
+ + expand/collapse-buttons: [+] resp. [-]
+ + protection-signs (+, -, #) in the method-window if uml-notation is used
+ + variables types or returntypes in front of variable- or method-names.
+ + const specifier for variables
+ This makes incremental-searching in a tree-buffer much faster and easier.
+** ECB now uses Semantic DB to find parents of types. (Jesper)
+** Long source paths in the directories buffer are now truncated at the
+ beginning. Customizable with variable ecb-truncate-long-names. (Jesper)
+** Tokens can now be sorted by access. (Jesper)
+** Added a function to semantic-clean-token-hooks that just updates the token
+ changed instead of re-building the entire token tree. (Jesper)
+** Implemented a token tree cache that stores recently opened buffers' token
+ trees. This makes the buffer switching much faster and also saves expanded
+ nodes and window positions. The cache is unlimited at the moment. (Jesper)
+** Added a speedbar-like layout nr. 11. This is very useful (like also layout
+ nr. 10) either for users with small screens or users which normally do not
+ need/want the ECB-windows but sometimes browsing/selecting
+ methods/variables. (Klaus)
+** Better extraction of tokens from current buffer. ECB now displays any token
+ type in any order. (Jesper)
+** ECB now uses Semantic to display tokens in the methods buffer. (Jesper)
+** Much saver ecb-redraw-layout: Now the layout can be restored ALWAYS
+ regardless what messy thing has been done before. (Klaus)
+** New advice for 'other-window-for-scrolling', so all scroll-functions for the
+ "other" window can also scroll the first edit-window if point stays in the
+** ecb-toggle-ecb-windows now preserves the split, the split-amount, the buffer
+ contents, the window starts and current point. (Klaus)
+** Some important changes in the ECB-layout concerning displaying compilation-
+ and temp-buffers. (Klaus):
+*** 'ecb-select-compile-window' has been gone.
+*** 'ecb-use-dedicated-windows' is not longer a user-customizable option but
+ it is always set to t, because this is essential for correct working of
+*** 'ecb-compile-window-temporally-enlarge' is now a boolean option.
+*** Now ECB does all necessary that your edit-window of ECB seems to be a
+ normal Emacs frame, especially concerning displaying temp-buffers (like
+ help- and completion-buffers) and compilation-buffers.
+*** The variables 'compilation-window-height' and 'temp-buffer-shrink-to-fit'
+ (XEmacs) and 'temp-buffer-resize-mode' (GNU Emacs) are now fully supported
+ by ECB if no durable compilation-window is shown.
+** New function to toggle visibility of the ECB windows. Now it��s possible to
+ hide all ECB windows without deactivating ECB (see 'ecb-toggle-ecb-windows')
+** ECB is now a global minor mode with it��s own menu "ECB" and it��s own keymap
+ with prefix "C-c .". New function to (de)activate/toggle ECB with
+ 'ecb-minor-mode'. (Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug in highlighting current token in the method-buffer when
+ font-lock-mode is nil for the source-buffer. (Klaus)
+** New option for highlighting the method-header in the edit-window after
+ clicking onto the method in the method-window (like Speedbar does). (Klaus)
+** Function for automatically submitting a problem report to the ECB mailing
+ list: ecb-submit-problem-report. (Klaus)
+** Now not only for method-highlighting an idle delay can be set but also for
+ synchronizing the ECB windows with current edit window (see option
+ ecb-window-sync and ecb-window-sync-delay; default is 0.25 sec delay)
+** Smarter highlighting of current method (Klaus).
+** All tree-buffers now have as default-directory the current selected
+ directory in the directory buffer. So you can also open files with find-file
+ etc. from within the tree-buffers. (Klaus).
+* Changes for ECB version 1.32
+** Nil parent bug fixed. (Jesper)
+** New advices for find-file and switch-to-buffer (Klaus).
+** Now possible to set an idle delay before the current method is highlighted;
+ useful for slow machines but prevents also "jumping backward/forward" during
+ scrolling within java-classes if point goes out of method-definition into
+ class-definition. Default is an idle time of 0.25 seconds. (Klaus).
+* Changes for ECB version 1.31
+** Parents (extends and implements) of the classes in the current buffer is now
+ shown in the methods buffer. (Jesper). Possibility to define a regexp which
+ parents should not be shown. (Klaus).
+** Now displaying the complete node name in minibuffer with the track-mouse
+ mechanism works also with mouse-avoidance-mode on; the mouse-avoidance will
+ be deactivated as long ECB is activated and the node-name display-mechanism
+ is on. This refers only to GNU Emacs! (Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug in 'ecb-current-buffer-sync' and 'ecb-redraw-layout' (Klaus)
+** Fixed a bug in loading semantic 1.3.3 or semantic 1.4 (Klaus)
+* Changes for ECB version 1.30
+** If not all ECB-tree-windows of current layout are visible at redraw-time
+ ('ecb-redraw-layout') then the redraw synchronizes the contents of the
+ tree-windows with the source displayed in current edit-window (Klaus).
+** Added a section "Tips and Tricks" to the ECB online-help. (Klaus)
+** Added a new layout Nr. 10 for very small screen resolutions where all
+ squarecentimeters are needed for the editing itself. This layout only
+ displays a method-window and a edit-window. (Klaus).
+** The messages displayed after moving the mouse over a node in a tree-buffer
+ do not longer wasting the log, means they will not be logged (Klaus).
+** ECB now also works with semantic >= 1.4 (Klaus).
+** Now the ecb-compile-window-height is also preserved after displaying
+ temp-buffers (e.g. help-buffers after C-h f) - if you want this. See the
+ documentation of the option 'ecb-compile-window-temporally-enlarge'. (Klaus)
+** Added menu items for modification of the source paths in the directories
+** Added buttons to directories buffer. (Jesper)
+** Mouse over files, methods etc. now work even if follow-mouse isn't
+ activated (Jesper). ECB adds a more intelligent mouse tracking mechanism, so
+ not only the mouse-over-node stuff of ECB works now very well and savely but
+ also follow-mouse itself works better and saver as without activated ECB.
+** Popup menus now work in XEmacs. (Jesper)
+** You can now specify paths with env-vars like $HOME in the option
+ `ecb-source-path'. (Klaus)
+** The user must now confirm if he tries to delete the ECB frame. If he wants
+ to proceed then ECB will be first deactivated before deleting the frame.
+ This works for all ways to delete a frame (shortcut, window-manager-button,
+** ECB now optionally create its own frame when activated. See the new option
+ 'ecb-new-ecb-frame'. (Klaus)
+** Intelligent recentering of tree-buffers now completely implemented without
+ the function 'recenter'. This means no flickering and flashing the whole
+ frame anymore after each 'recenter'. Now the ECB display is stable like a
+** Mouse over directories now shows directory path. (Jesper)
+** Methods and variables with point are now highlighted. (Jesper)
+** ECB windows are now updated when saving new files and deleting files. (Jesper)
+** incremental-search in every tree-buffer for easier and faster selecting
+ nodes with the keyboard (see new option `ecb-tree-incremental-search' and
+ new function 'tree-buffer-incremental-node-search') for more details.
+** ecb-redraw-layout now restores both edit window buffers and the edit window
+** Spelling corrections. Thanks to Colin Marquardt
+ <email@example.com> for spotting them.
+** Mode line prefixes can now be set individually for each ECB-buffer. There is
+ a default-prefix for each buffer but the user can also define a custom
+ prefix or no prefix at all. (Jesper/Klaus)
+** Fixed small bug in directory tree that caused directories to be sorted by
+* Changes for ECB version 1.20
+** Now the ECB-buffers are intelligent in displaying nodes (Klaus):
+ + Expandable nodes: (e.g. a directory with it��s subdirectories). An
+ ECB-tree-window now tries always to make visisble as much as possible of
+ the subnodes of a node if a node is expanded (e.g. by clicking onto it��s
+ + Other nodes: A ECB-tree-window is always best filled, means no empty lines
+ if there are enough lines to fill the whole window.
+** The source file is only parsed if the ECB methods window is visible
+** The methods buffer now show fields of EIEIO classes. Only works with
+ semantic 1.4. Thanks to Eric M. Ludlam <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
+** Now all adviced functions behave only special in the ECB-frame. In each other
+ frame they behave exactly like the not adviced functions. (Klaus)
+** Fix "invalid method-buffer"-bug (Klaus, with a lot of help by Eric Ludlam
+** Source files can now be sorted by name, extension or not sorted at all
+** Now you can precisely define by an exclude and include regexp which files
+ should be displayed by ECB. (Jesper).
+** Jumping to a method/variable from the ECB-method buffer now sets the mark so
+ the user can easily jump back (see `ecb-method-jump-sets-mark'). (Klaus)
+** Now you can define a primary and a secondary mouse-button for ECB. See the
+ new variable `ecb-primary-secondary-mouse-buttons'.
+ Note: The name of the option 'ecb-left-mouse-jump-destination' has been
+ changed to `ecb-primary-mouse-jump-destination'!
+** Now ECB is really ediff-friendly: During ediff is active the advices of ECB
+ are temporally deactivated! (Klaus)
+** Now all tree-buffers (ECB-buffers) are read-only (Klaus)!
+** Better implementation of advising the functions. Now all adviceable
+ functions are completely independent from each other (Klaus)!
+** Removes the redundant modeline info and shows important
+** Added new option `ecb-advice-window-functions'. Enabling the intelligent
+ window functions via customize. No hook hacking necessary anymore!
+ Now the intelligent window functions are implemented by advicing (klaus).
+** Better online help display (Klaus).
+** Added new option 'ecb-primary-mouse-jump-destination' (thanks to David Hay
+ for suggestion <David.Hay@requisite.com>.
+** Adviced 'other-window' acts now exactly like the original but always related
+ to 'ecb-other-window-jump-behavior' (klaus)!
+** Fixed bug with 'ecb-compile-window-height'. Now ECB has always the correct
+ compile-window height after compilation-output (compile, grep etc.)
+** New option 'ecb-compile-window-temporally-enlarge'. Allowing
+ Emacs-compilation to enlarge the ECB-compile-window temporally.
+* Changes for ECB version 1.10
+** Automatic expansion of the directory tree.
+** Method parsing is now recursive, so that for example inner classes
+ in Java are shown in the methods buffer.
+** Variables are now shown in the methods buffer.
+** Selected files and directories now use the secondary-selection
+ face. Thanks to Kevin A. Burton <email@example.com> for this
+** Fixed some issues with XEmacs. Thanks to Colin Marquardt
+ <firstname.lastname@example.org> for this.
+** Fixed bug with truncating lines in tree-buffer.el.
+** The methods buffer can now be automatically updated when the source
+** Help text is available with "ecb-show-help".
+** Moving the mouse over a node shows the name in the
+ mini-buffer. Currently this only works when follow-mouse is
+* Changes for ECB version 1.0
+** Changed name from JCB to ECB and prefix from "jde-jcb-" to "ecb-".
+** Works with semantic 1.3.1 and higher.
+** Fixed a couple of bugs when creating and deleting files.
+** Grouped customization variables.
+** Contributed by Klaus Berndl <email@example.com>:
+*** A lot of intelligent ECB window-functions (e.g. ecb-delete-window) which
+ gives you the feeling as if the edit-window is the only window of the ECB
+*** New layout functionality.
+*** The history buffer can optionally be sorted and also cleared.
+*** The package expanded symbol can optionally be placed before the package name.
+*** Syntax highlighting of the methods buffer.
+*** Show argument names and return type in the methods buffer.
+*** History clear function: ecb-clear-history.
+*** Added pop-up menu to the history buffer.
+*** Fixed edit buffer sync bug.
+* Changes for ECB version 0.04
+** Keyboard navigation in JCB buffers. Use Return to select and Tab to expand.
+** Tree view of packages.
+** Class files can be viewed in the packages buffer.
+** Better handling of mouse events.
+** Automatic update of the packages buffer.
+** Added pop-up menus to the packages and classes buffers. They are activated
+ with mouse button 3 (right button).
+** Added method sorting. Thanks to Brian Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+* Changes for ECB version 0.03
+** Fixed naming of variables.
+** Fixed license and copyright comments.
+** Fixed class file regular expression bug.
+ Thanks to Jim Loverde <email@example.com> for finding it.
+** Added three new layouts.
+** The JCB buffers can now be (almost) synchronized with the edit window.
+** When clicking on a class or method using mouse button 2, it will be loaded
+ into another window. A new customization variable was added for this.
+** Minor changes. Thanks to Jim for his suggestions.
+** Removed the "jde-jcb-window-skips-from-methods-buffer" and
+ "jde-jcb-window-skips-from-history-buffer" customization variables.
+* Changes for ECB version 0.02
+** Changed prefix from "jcb-" to "jde-jcb-". This will cause JCB customization
+ variables to be saved in JDE project files.
+** Lists and parses non-Java file types. Currently the C and Lisp parsers from
+ semantic-ex.el are used.
+** History buffer implemented.
+** Layout function implement. Thanks to Jim Loverde <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
+** Packages matching a regular expression can be excluded from the packages
+ buffer. Thanks to Mark Gibson <email@example.com> for this feature.
+* Changes for ECB version 0.01