Geany

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Geany
Logo of Geany
Geany screenshot on ubuntu.png
Original author(s) Enrico Tröger
Developer(s) Geany authors
Initial release October 19, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-10-19)
Stable release 1.24.1 / April 16, 2014; 3 days ago (2014-04-16)
Written in C
Operating system Cross-Platform
Type IDE
License GNU GPL v2 or later[1]
Website www.geany.org
Picture
Customized Geany IDE

Geany is a lightweight cross-platform GTK+ text editor[2] based on Scintilla and including basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) features. It is designed to have short load times, with limited dependency on separate packages or external libraries. It is available for a wide range of operating systems, such as BSD, Linux, Mac OS X,[3] Solaris and Windows. Among the supported programming languages and markup languages are C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, LaTeX, CSS, Python, Perl, Ruby, Pascal, Haskell, Erlang, Vala and many others.[4]

In contrast to traditional Unix-based editors like Emacs or Vim, Geany more closely resembles programming editors available for Microsoft Windows such as Programmer's Notepad or Notepad++, both of which also use Scintilla.

It is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2 or later.[1] After version 0.21 the version jumped to 1.22 because of user request.[5]

Features[edit]

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Geany as a Compiler in Linux/Windows[edit]

Geany is widely used as a compilation tool for C/C++/Java programs, but it does not have its own compiler. In Linux it uses the basic gcc/g++ compiler modules which come with the os to compile its programs in C/C++. The set up of geany as a C/C++ compiler in Windows is a troublesome process, hence the Windows version of geany, with inbuilt C and C++ compiler, is available under open-to-all for educational purposes at this site.

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GNU General Public License : Version 2, June 1991". Geany.svn.sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features". Linux.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "geany.darwinports.com". geany.darwinports.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Geany". Geany. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Geany news archive". "Many users told us our version numbers didn't reflect the maturity of Geany to their eyes, and wished it to be changed to reflect that. So after some discussion we decided to rename this version 1.22 instead of 0.22." 
  6. ^ "Geany - Linux Links - The Linux Portal Site". Linux Links. 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Freelancer's Playground! | Using Geany’s VTE". Bayu.freelancer.web.id. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Geany at Wikimedia Commons