[Geany-devel] Geany.txt cleanup

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sat Sep 26 10:05:17 UTC 2009

2009/9/26 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:18:53 +1000, Lex wrote:
> Heyho,
>>Attached is a patch providing some cleanups for geany.txt.
> wow. Amazing work.
>>NOTE: There are a few TODOs in the file that need to be checked before
>>the geany.html is re-created (Addons plugin compatible :-).  These are
>>things that I didn't know the answers to.
> "Addons plugin compatible"? What do you mean?

Ahhh, I just meant that they show up in the tasks window if your
addons plugin has it enabled.  I can't do without it, my programs in
development are littered with TODOs  :-)

>>There are images called out in geany.txt that are missing from the
>>doc/images directory.  I have not created those because I can't seem
>>to get a theme that looks like the other images, so someone who can
>>generate screen captures that match the existing ones should do it.
> The only image reference I found was:
> "TODO add picture of the overall Geany window with all parts visible"

I labelled that one because its a new one without a ..image entry, but
some of the files named in existing image entries don't seem to be
there either.

> I'll add this image soon. Maybe there are more images for the prefs
> dialog missing or outdated. Usually, I update the images in SVN shortly
> before releases because I'm too lazy to update them for every change in
> the GUI :).

Not lazy, perfectly good just-in-time management. (thats what I'd
claim anyway)  :-)

> A few remarks/questions I got while reading the patch however the patch
> is just great!
>> The Autotools based build system is very mature and has been well
>> tested.
>> -To use it, you just need the Make tool, preferably GNU Make.
>> +To use it, you just need a Unix environment (TODO Mingw on Windows??)
>> and the Make tool,
>> +preferably GNU Make.
> Hmm, I think "Unix environment" might sound a bit too heavy. When
> compiling a release, a somewhat POSIX compatible shell, make and the

Yes, a POSIX shell that is a better way of saying it than Unix
environment, but maybe some other tools too?.  The TODO was trying to
ask the recommended way for Windows users to get the shell and
anything else they need.  Oh and grep for find in files etc...

> compilers should be enough (well, not really but this is why we
> have ./configure to check for what is missing).
> What I mean is just that Unix environment sounds to me like "You have
> to install a big new system to get it working". Maybe it's just me,
> still I'd like to keep the original here.

Nah, I didn't mean that, certainly a shell, but from recent mail
discussions it seems that some other minor programs are used by the
scripts.  All I think is needed is to say where the windows user gets
them from, they should be naturally available on *ix.  It would be
preferable if everything is available in one go, thats why I queried
about Mingw, or cygwin or similar??

> Opinions?
>> +The position of the tabs can be selected in the interface
>> preferences.
> To me, this sounds like the ordering of the tabs (Symbols, Documents
> vs. Documents, Symbols) can be changed in the interface preferences.
> However, I don't know a better way off-hand.

All I'm trying to say is, you can choose which edge of the window the
tabs appear on.  Should have been clearer.

>> +Tags are information that relates symbols in a program with the
>> +source file location of the declaration and definition.
> Great idea to first define what we mean when talking about "tags".
> Yeah.
>>  Plugin documentation
>>  ====================
>> +TODO Is this documentation right?? Doesn't seem to match 0.18 default
>> +plugins.
> Shame on me.
> Some time ago, there were three plugins which provided file
> saving-related functionality. At some point we merged them into the
> SaveActions plugin but obviously I forgot to update the documentation.
> Will do, soon.
> I'm fine with anything else and am really impressed and happy about
> your efforts, Lex. Great job, thank you very much.
> Regards,
> Enrico
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