[Geany-devel] Proposal: Project settings split

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Nov 1 22:24:54 UTC 2011

On 2 November 2011 00:09, Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On 31/10/2011 23:50, Lex Trotman wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> One area of Geany has been annoying me for some time.
>> At the moment project settings mix session related settings and truely
>> project settings.  The session settings are really user specific
>> whilst the project settings are project related.  This means that if
>> the project file is in VCS it keeps updating as the session settings
>> change.  You can turn session settings off, but then you lose that
>> functionality.
>> The proposal is to separate these, with the session settings stored in
>> the user config directory under a projects subdir and the project
>> settings stored wherever the user wants.  The options ~/projects or in
>> the tree would be available as they are now.
> IIUC the functionality would be the same but with different storage?
> If so I'm not sure this would be worthwhile complexity. A starting project
> file could be hand edited and put in version control, for people to copy
> into their projects directory, i.e. not use the VC file itself.

That doesn't keep the settings up to date as they need to change,
thats the purpose of keeping it in the VCS.


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