[Geany-devel] More Per-Project Configuration Options

Braden Walters meoblast at xxxxx
Mon Jul 9 23:57:20 UTC 2012

Hi. I noticed a problem that affected me back in 0.2x that thankfully is 
(mostly) solved in 1.22. When I say mostly, I mean it fixes how the 
problem affects me right now, but possibly not for others, and I feel 
this may also affect me again eventually. The problem I noticed is that 
not all configuration options that may change from project-to-project 
are actually settings you can change on a per-project basis. The options 
that concern me the most are those that deal with the format of the 
saved file (line ending characters, new line at end of file (fixed in 
1.22), tabs/spaces (not a problem), file encoding). I'm interested in 
the developers' opinions on this.

Someone in IRC also mentioned that if many more options become 
configurable per-project, the global application options might be 
rendered useless (as project settings will override everything). Perhaps 
this could be solved by having a way to reset individual project options 
(perhaps a list of all things that have been changed, and a "Reset to 
Global" button to reset that individual item so it does not appear in 
that project's file).

I'm curious what the core developers' opinion is on this. If it sounds 
good, I'd definitely be interested in helping make it possible (although 
I don't know the Geany code base, I could learn my way around relevant 

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