[Geany-Devel] Proposal from the Mint distro

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de
Mon Oct 22 08:51:09 UTC 2012

Am 21.10.2012 22:52, schrieb Matthew Brush:
> On 12-10-21 01:13 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> 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?)
> (There's more stuff, like using the correct fonts, commands, etc. 
> Also, Apple thinks its users are idiots and so most programs seem to 
> come with very simplified defaults, and lacking a decent text editor, 
> a simplified Geany would be very useful for general text editing, 
> further, it's nearly impossible to do development on OSX without 
> having XCode and so having another "full featured" IDE is less useful. 
> That being said, I don't want a "different Geany", just to change the 
> defaults so that you have to explicitly enable "advanced" 
> features/widgets to make it more "Mac-like" by default.)

I disagree with that. Not all MAC users are idiots, and were not here to 
make them even more dumb (or to classify them as dumb). If Apple does so 
that's fine for them but we don't have to follow suit.

If you want to provide a text editor (with a simplified UI, like the 
Mint guys) then that's another beast and you can most probably re-use 
the modifications done for Mint. But if you want to provide an IDE then 
provide an IDE (as powerful as possible) without going into classifying 
users of a certain OS as idiots (and thus dumbing down the IDE).

Best regards.

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