Text editor using the GTK+ toolkit with basic features of an IDE



  -  21.8 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    Geany 2.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    Enrico Tröger / External Link

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Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - It only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

Geany is known to run under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express, and Windows. More generally, it should run on every platform, which is supported by the GTK libraries. Only the Windows port of Geany is missing some features.

Features and Highlights
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code folding
  • Symbol name auto-completion
  • Construct completion/snippets
  • Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags
  • Call tips
  • Many supported filetypes including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal, etc.
  • Symbol lists
  • Code navigation
  • Build a system to compile and execute your code
  • Simple project management
  • Plugin interface (see Plugins)

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What's new in this version:

- Split "session data" into session.conf, preferences are written to and read from geany.conf
- Add new build system Meson (experimental)
- Require GTK 3.24

Bug fixes:
- (Re-)Add ability to scroll over document tabs
- Fix keyword colorization on filetype change
- Fix startup files order when placing tabs next to the current one

- The document list in the sidebar has a new tree view. This mode is the new default and existing installations automatically use it
- Use dark-theme friendly colors for compiler messages
- Add a confirmation dialog on search & replace for the whole session
- Filter entry for symbol tree
- Simplify project creation from existing directories with sources
- Add option to show symbols in symbol tree without category groups
- Add option to only show line endings if they differ from file default
- Make tab label length and window title length configurable
- Make Go to Symbol commands show signature list

- Update Scintilla to 5.3.7 and Lexilla to 5.2.7
- Add "Change history" feature (disabled by default)

- Sync many parsers from the Universal Ctags project, this leads to updated symbol parsers
- Improved support for the ctags file format, which is now the recommended format for tags files
- Update Kotlin filetype config
- Apply Markdown header style to the complete header
- Update Nim filetype config
- Update PHP filetype config
- Update Python filetype config
- Add AutoIt filetype
- Add GDScript filetype
- Remove Ferite filetype
- Enable local variables and improve autocompletion for C/C++ and some other languages

- Remove native file and color dialogs on Windows, GTK dialogs will be used instead
- Use "Prof-Gnome" GTK theme by default (same theme as used on macOS) for a better experience, the "Adwaita" theme can still be activated

- Updated translations: cz, da, de, fr, es, kk, lv, it, nl, pt, sk, ru, ua
- Added translations: si