[Geany-devel] Ship with Grep on Windows?

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Mon Sep 3 13:18:34 UTC 2012

Am 03.09.2012 14:38, schrieb Colomban Wendling:
> 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.

For 1.22, the geany-only installer is 2MB and the geany+gtk one is 8MB. 
Perhaps only put it into the gtk one.

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