[Geany-devel] Geany Plugin with Libxml

Cédric Tabin tabin.cedric at xxxxx
Sun Aug 9 16:37:34 UTC 2009

Hi Enrico,

Thanks for your advices. Since I don't develop pretty much in C, I don't
know the geany-standards very well. I'll correct that :-) For formatting the
current selection there are two technical problems I see :
- The selected text must be a valid XML (from start node to its closing
- How do I get the depth of the selected node ?

Currently, my parser just take a char* and formats it, so I can send it the
selection (since it is a XML) and it will format it. I didn't have care of
just formatting one part, but maybe I'll try in a futur version :-)

I just sent you a request to join the geany project on sourceforge.

Best regards,

2009/8/9 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>

> On Sat, 8 Aug 2009 14:00:52 +0200, Cédric wrote:
> Heyho,
> about compiling and your friend using Ubuntu:
> sharing binary files (.so) between different systems and especially
> between different distributions usually don't work (we are not on
> Windows...) and it's not designed to work. Instead, compile the code
> from source on the target platform, that should do the trick. If your
> friend still don't get the plugin listed in the plugin manager dialog,
> tell him to check Help->Debug Messages for details. There should be a
> message indicating why it could not be loaded.
> >Okay, here is an update => in case of invalid char, it won't shut down
> Just for clarity, "shut down" seems the wrong term here. You are surely
> talking about a crash. A shut down is something normal which is
> expected but you are talking about a crash which happened because of
> wrong code, I guess.
> >geany. I also correct some other bugs, but DOCTYPE is currently not
> >supported.
> >I'll try to add the options with what you sent me !
> A few unsorted notes after having a short look at the plugin:
> - it's a great idea. I personally probably won't use it much as I don't
> use XML much but in general it's getting probably pretty useful for
> many users.
> - If you would use g_warning() and/or other g_foo() log functions, your
> messages would also be available in Help->Debug Messages which makes
> searching for information/warnings/errors easier as most users don't
> run Geany from a console.
> - If the menu item is activated, it always works on the whole document.
> I think it's more intuitive and even more usable if it would work only
> on the current selection if there is any and the whole document if
> there is no selection. This is how most text modifiying functions work
> in Geany (and other applications as well). Some very basic example code
> could look like this:
> gchar *buffer;
> gint length;
> if (sci_has_selection(sco))
> {
>        length = sci_get_selected_text_length(sco);
>        buffer = g_malloc0(len + 1);
>        if (buffer == NULL) { exit(-1); } //malloc error
>        sci_get_selected_text(sco, buffer);
> }
> else
> {
>        length = sci_get_length(sco);
>        buffer = g_malloc0(length + 1);
>        if (buffer == NULL) { exit(-1); } //malloc error
>        //retrieves the text
>        sci_get_text(sco, length, buffer);
> }
> And remember I suggested to join the geany-plugins project [1] so your
> code would be in the SVN repository and will be released with the next
> geany-plugins combined release.
> [1] http://lists.uvena.de/pipermail/geany-devel/2009-June/000747.html
> Regards,
> Enrico
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