On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:45:50 -0500
"Adam Plumb" <adamplumb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Editpad has a sidebar file browser that is a mix of
sidebar + the file browser plugin. That is, it only shows open
documents, but it reveals which directory each file is in, like so...
Sounds good, I wonder how it knows what directories to prune -
e.g. for /home/user/code/project/includes presumably all the parent
dirs are stripped. I guess it could remove any parent paths which
appear in all documents.
So if you're working on files in different
directories, it gives you a
visual representation of that, rather than a flat list of open
documents in the Geany Documents sidebar. And it only shows files
that are open.
OK, so the feature would be like an enhanced Documents sidebar tab, not
for browsing the file system.
I was wondering if this functionality already exists
in either Geany
or in a plugin. If so, I haven't been able to find it. If this
It doesn't exist, at least not in the core (and no plugin authors have
responded yet, so probably no plugins do it either).
functionality doesn't already exist, would it be
better for me to
look into making a plugin for it? I haven't actually opened up the
Personally I think this would be nice to have in the core.
@Enrico: what do you think?
geany code yet, so I don't know much about what is
internally. But I would appreciate some steering in the correct
direction as to the best way I could implement this.
I think this can be done by modifying the documents GtkTreeView, which
currently uses a flat GtkListStore to use GtkTreeStore. It may require
some code refactoring also. This code is in src/treeviews.c.
Please read the HACKING file for some notes about the codebase, and if
you have more questions just ask ;-)