[Geany-devel] Proposal: Project settings split

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Oct 31 23:50:18 UTC 2011

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

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.

To prevent the config dir getting too cluttered the session files can
be kept only as long as the project remains in the recent projects
list. (maybe needs a separate length setting, currently uses

I will have some time next week, so this thread is to get ideas or
objections sorted before then.

My first suggestion is that the [indentation], [long line marker],
[project] and [build-menu] sections of the current project file are
project specific whilst [files] and [VTE] are session specific.


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