I may not be a dev/contributer (other than adding QML support, which I'm still working on), but I am an avid Geany user and I completely agree with you. The simple fact of the matter is most Windows users that want something like Geany use Notepad++.

Linux needs Geany, Windowz doesn't, and if it's holding back the devs, then as a user I think it should be dropped.

Lex Trotman <elextr@gmail.com> wrote:
All Developers,

Its time we deprecated windows support!!

The windows code in Geany is:

- unmaintained and bit-rotting

- buggy

- holding us at an unreasonably old GTK version

- hard to maintain due to being hacks on top of hacks

- few of the developers have access to a representative development setup (no WinXP on a VM is hardly representative)

Since there has never been a case of removing support for a platform before (that I know of) we don't have a process for doing it.

Therefore I propose that the windows version be deprecated, announcing it on the website, user ML and #geany startup message and anywhere else it might get through.

If this does not result in contributors who support the windows version coming forward and actually making a difference in the code and the user support then Windows should be dropped in a couple of versions.

I don't have any windows systems, don't use it and can't develop for it, but I have always noted when I was aware that some issue would impact the windows version, and have tried to help people who have had difficulties with Geany on windows where I could.

But I have run out of patience.


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