Monday, November 7, 2011

Geany Computer Language Programming Editor and Compiler

Ok, so after doing some research and running NetBeans, I have decide to go with the Geany program which can be installed in Ubuntu through the Software Center.  NetBeans looks nice and it seems like it would run and compile many languages (Java, C, C++, Fortran, etc.), one of my requirements for a good IDE, but it added some extra stuff when I began my Java code.  It is probably nothing major and NetBeans seems to have very good online documentation, but I wanted something lighter, something that would allow me to start from a clean slate because at the moment all I need to do is copy the code and run it.  Plus, Geany seems to support many languages as well.  I'll let you know how it goes.

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. It supports many filetypes and has some nice features. For more details see About. Latest version is: 0.21 
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. Only the Windows port of Geany is missing some features. 
The code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

Some reviews (older) on Geany.

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