[Geany-devel] [ANNOUNCE] gproject - yet another geany project plugin

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Thu Jun 10 21:09:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 02:18:39 +0800
Chow Loong Jin <hyperair at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's git://gitorious.org/gproject/mainline.git.


On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:31:27 +0200
Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Yet another file system browser...
> ...that is integrated to geany and makes it possible to access files
> fast and gets rid of garbage files. Yes.

No more integrated than the other browser plugins.
filebrowser filters the object files too.

> > It seems to me that simply adding a "project patterns" field in the
> > Geany project settings dialog, and making the patterns available to all
> > browser plugins and Find in files, would have been better than
> > duplicating functionality.
> I don't duplicate any functionality - I reuse whatever I can from
> geany. (Unfortunately I can't use all the features the session project
> uses, something I've been discussing with Lex and Nick. So some
> features are missing.)

There are currently patterns in 3 plugins (including gproject) and
the ability to enter them in Find in files as --include and --exclude.
That's what I meant by duplication.

> I'd be happy if you tested it - you'd be the first one ;-).

I did, briefly. On the plus side, the browser works. Now...

Find in project segfaults. I'll compile a -g version tomorrow.

Find file does nothing when started from the menu, and finds nothing
when started from the project tree. I expected incrementional search
or filter field in the sidebar.

Clicking on a file/directory entry immediately re-selects the editor.
Somewhat practical, but an obstacle to the keyboard navigation.

Of course, with a single mixed directory/file tree, and without any
pathbar selector, bookmarks, or at least a Go to directory (maybe Find
file does this?), navigating inside a large project is clumsy. In a
simple directory structure with lots of files, the filebrowser with
it's filter is more useful.

I also expected to have the file type actions in the files popup menu,
it seems like the most natural thing for a "full project". Not that a
project-less browser plugin can't have them... Hmmm, that's an idea.

E-gards: Jimmy

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