[Geany-devel] Hi

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Mon Nov 1 07:15:23 UTC 2010

Am 01.11.2010 03:24, schrieb shan chak:
> My name is shankhs, I love trekking, running and volleyball, I am a
> C/C++ developer.
> My work is mostly to create softwares to help hardware designers. I
> develop my apps mostly using vi, but a few days back my friend
> suggested geany and I liked it a lot and now I am using geany for lots
> of dev works.
> Now since geany is open source I want to contribute back to the
> community. 

Welcome to Geany and great that you like to add something to it. We
really appreciate this.
> Can anyone please help me in following things:
> 1. I believe the source control is svn?
Yes. You can find more info about that at http://www.geany.org/Download/SVN
But there is also a git mirror available managed by the Geany developers
you might like to pull from http://git.geany.org/

> 2. Which are the libraries ( not standard C ones ) being used in
> geany?I figured out gtk+ 2, are there any more libraries ?
libvte is optional. Rest is pretty much default (beside GTK of course)

> 3. Can anybody mentor me?
Depending on your goal :)

> 4. There is a lot of auto-generated code in geany, can I get a
> stripped source code which I can compile with plain gcc and and not
> use autogen.sh? It becomes a lot easier to understand then.

Well, not sure whats your plans but if I understand you correct, this
will not be possible as there is no different tools or something.

> 5. Which is the better way to start a) try to reproduce some bugs then
> create a patch or b) implement some requested feature?
I guess this doesn't matter. But maybe fixing a minor bug would be a
good start.

> 6. Can I be assigned a bug or a feature request? OR is this
> voluntary?how does this works?
> I think its better if admins assign me a bug ( or feature) or two.
You could have a look at either
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=153444&atid=787791 (bugs) or
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=153444&atid=787794 (feature)
whether you can find soemthing you like to do. Just submit a patch and
it will be added. And of course, in case of any questions the devel list
is the right place to do so.
Before you might also like to check http://www.geany.org/Support/Hacking


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