Geany is a GTK2 (GUI) text editor which is light and featureful. Here is a sampling of features from their about page:
- Syntax highlighting
- Code folding
- Symbol name auto-completion
- Construct completion/snippets
- Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags
This is a editor that does such magical things as use control up/down to skip paragraphs. I love it for in-page bookmarking, code folding, search-replace, escaped-replaces and regular expressions for selections, documents and groups of documents.
The package "geany-plugins" is important..
- 2016-10-17 - 1.28 on Windows 10 64bit
- 2016-04-17 - 1.23.1 on Windows 10 64bit
- 2016-03-28 - 1.25 on Slackware 14.1
- 2016-03-26 - 1.23.1 on Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
- early to mid-2010 - (version not recorded) on (distribution not recorded)
I had been using this for a very long time, even over multiple distributions.
2016-10-17 - 1.28 ∞
(no notes were taken)
2016-04-17 - 1.23.1 ∞
Geany overwrites symlinks ∞
This problem is documented in Windows 10 symlinks and is unsolved.
2016-03-28 - 1.25 ∞
GTK 2.24.20, GLib 2.36.4
\slpkg -s sbo geany
2016-03-26 - 1.23.1 ∞
geany 1.23.1 (built on May 19 2013 with GTK 2.24.18, GLib 2.37.0)
On Lubuntu, this was installed using package management.
I had used this quite extensively.
- I want
end to go to the start/end of the display line and to use
alt-end to go to the true start/end of the line.
-- I can't do that because there is no keybinding for "go to start of display line". It's
alt-home by default.
early to mid-2010 - (version not recorded) ∞
As part of my exploration into The Chain of Trust with all the tools I use, I've been disconnecting myself from programs which have a large number of dependencies. I was originally very interested.. ok I'll admit that I had a piece of shit computer and that it was mandatory that I find light programs. So I did just that! I ended up needing to flee from bloated monstrosities like KDE, and consideration of dependencies was just the next step.
So here I was, going through my text editor notes, deciding that I'd try once more to find a text editor which suited me. I need crazy things like syntax highlighting, tabbed editing and code folding. I actually did find something nice I had stuck on Windows but I didn't remember its name so I decided to check out Geany. I'm glad I did!
I did later check out their dark theme, and it's just fine. I also did quite a lot of other customization and use some of their plugins too..