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Logo of Geany
Geany screenshot on ubuntu.png
Original author(s) Enrico Tröger
Developer(s) Geany authors
Initial release October 19, 2005; 10 years ago (2005-10-19)
Stable release 1.26 / November 15, 2015; 10 days ago (2015-11-15)
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type IDE
License GNU GPL v2 or later[1]
Customized Geany IDE

Geany (IPA:ʒeːniː) is a lightweight "cross-platform" GUI based text editor[2] using Scintilla and GTK+, 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 next version was numbered 1.22 as requested by many users to reflect the maturity of the product.[5]


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  1. ^ a b "GNU General Public License : Version 2, June 1991". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "". 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. ^ "Freelancer's Playground! | Using Geany’s VTE". 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  7. ^

External links[edit]

Media related to Geany at Wikimedia Commons