[Geany-devel] Ship with Grep on Windows?

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Mon Sep 3 12:38:08 UTC 2012

Le 03/09/2012 09:57, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> Hi,
> It would be useful to ship the Grep binary[1] (and dependencies) with
> Geany for Windows. It could be added to the installer for not too much
> extra size[2] and would enable the "Find in Files" feature to work on
> Windows by default. Normally I wouldn't like to add more stuff to the
> installer but I think without it Geany is missing a very useful feature
> on Windows by default.
> Does it sound reasonable or no?

It looks reasonable and even desirable to me, but I must admit I don't
really care since I almost never use Windows anyway…

BTW, you say it adds 1-2MB, but what's the overall size of the
installer?  If it is 2MB on a 4MB installer it looks huge, but if the
installer was already 40MB large I doubt anybody would notice.


> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
> [1] Probably this one? http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/grep.htm
> [2] Based on above link maybe around 1-2 MB if its dependencies aren't
> already shipped with Geany (ex. libiconv, pcre, etc.).

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