[Geany-devel] ANN: Configurable build beta in trunk

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Mon Aug 31 16:35:29 UTC 2009

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:35:54 +1000
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> The configurable build system has been merged into the latest trunk (>r4120).
> This is a significant change which provides considerable flexibility
> for configuring the operation of the build menu.  Please read the
> manual for the new capabilities ;-) including hidden settings.
> To support this extra functionality extra fields have been added to
> the geany.conf, project and filetype files and some older fields are
> no longer used.  Old format information is still read so that the
> configuration files do not need to be updated.  Older versions of
> Geany should ignore the new fields and the new Geany does not write
> old fields so their interaction should be minimal.  I have been using
> both versions for some time without problems.
> The semantics of the new system is slightly different to the old one
> so a mapping had to be chosen between old configuration information
> and the new system.  The mapping chosen is intended to make the
> semantics of old format configuration files remain the same.  The
> mapping is not documented and should not be relied on as it may be
> changed without notice to ensure that it meets that intention.  Please
> let us know of any difficulties as this is a complex area and it has
> been tricky to get the interactions right.
> Let us know of any other problems, or good things too of course :-)
> Enjoy!!
> Cheers
> Lex
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