[Geany-devel] Intro (and apology)

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Feb 21 14:26:23 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:49:14 +1100, Lex wrote:

>>> I suggest that the simplest start point would be to add a re-scan
>>> menu item to the templates menu itself.  It would just need to
>>> destroy and re-create the menu. As I said its not needed very often
>>> so the effort for automatic update probably isn't worth it.
>> Already exists, to wit:
>> In v0.17 and v0.18, the template file list available in 'File->New
>> (with Template)' is updated by when Tools->Reload Configuration is
>> selected.   The same is true for modified existing template files.
>> Geany does not need to be restarted to update the menus and
>> re-populate the internal templates list.  The documentation does not
>> reflect this new behavior, and in fact still says that Geany must be
>> restarted to become aware of new custom templates.  It just ain't
>> so.  (I'm looking at revision 4674, v0.17 source, and v0.18 source;
>> revision 4674 seems leaner and cleaner.)
>You are right about that, I didn't look deep enough, and the manual in
>SVN still says restart needed, feel free to submit a patch to fix the
>manual, or even just some words in an email to this ml.

That would be much appreciated :)

>> The feature request, if I interpret it correctly,  was for a new
>> menu under Tools that listed all  template files so that they could
>> be selected for editing, rather than climbing down through the
>> directory browser to find them.  That is what I was proposing to
>> work on.
>Looking at it again, yes I agree with your interpretation.  Since the
>tools menu is often extended by plugins maybe the templates need to be
>a sub-menu rather than populating the top level tools menu with all
>the standard and (unknown number of) user defined templates.  What do
>others think?

I think that would be cool, IMO should be realised as a plugin (which
we could ship with Geany itself, though this is another topic).
I'd say it the plugin should add a submenu to Tools->Configuration
Files or directly into the Tools menu, I don't mind much.


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