[Geany-Devel] Proposal from the Mint distro

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at herbesfolles.org
Sun Oct 21 20:13:07 UTC 2012

Le 21/10/2012 21:52, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> [...]
> But that doesn't mean we couldn't extend which widgets can be hidden via
> the config file by adding more keys to it. I like this way the best
> because I can also use it for the (future) Mac bundle (it already has a
> customized geany.conf in the bundle to change some defaults).

(OT, but should really a Geany MacOS port hide some stuff???  Changing
the default keybindings to be more MacOS-ish may indeed be sensible, but
changing Geany?)

> The other options of Mint maintaining a fork to simplify Geany
> themselves or doing it by means of distro package tricks means any
> "improvements" couldn't easily be re-used for the Mac bundle (or other
> DEs using it as a default text editor) and they would have to be
> "unforked" or duplicated.

I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but why are you (all) saying that, why
couldn't such a "fork" be use by somebody else??  It's not like putting
Mint-specific code, is it?

I'm not saying forking is the way to go (I'm less and less sure what
should be done BTW), but I mean, if one just create a geany-light/-lite
 project and push that to a publicly-available repository (anywhere,
even on linuxmint.com) anybody could clone it and use it, or even
package it.  It's not a "nah!  it's mine!  don't touch it!"-thing, is it?


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