Geany IDE, Not Much Famous, Yet Powerful and Interesting

Open Source 18 Sep , 2013  

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256px-Geany_logo.svgHey friends today while searching for a IDE , I came accros with a new one a very powerful though very less popular IDE Geany. Thos who works on Linux platform, must be knowing Geany very well. But the good news is, it is also available for Windows platform.

Geany is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

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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 – Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

Some basic features of Geany:

  • 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 (full list)
  • Symbol lists
  • Code navigation
  • Build system to compile and execute your code
  • Simple project management
  • Plugin interface (see Plugins)

Geany is known to run under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express and Windows. More generally, it should run on every platform, which is supported by the GTK libraries.

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The most powerful features of all these are Plugins & Snippets library.

Latest Updates and most important changes are:

  • Add new plugin Commander
  • Add new plugin markdown
  • Add new plugin Scope
  • Removing plugin geanyGDB
  • Major rework on Tableconvert
  • Updated translations: ca, de, es, fr, nl, tr

So friends you can try that out, and let me know how you feel coding out there.. I felt cool.

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