[Geany-devel] Ship with Grep on Windows?

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon Sep 3 21:23:22 UTC 2012

On 12-09-03 01:59 PM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 12-09-03 12:57 AM, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> 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?
>> 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.).
> Just following up on myself. It seems Geany+GTK doesn't ship with iconv
> or PCRE, so maybe GLIB uses Windows equivalent of iconv and PCRE is
> compiled in statically? Just a guess.
> I compiled grep myself inside MSYS with this[1]:
> $ CFLAGS="-Os" LDFLAGS="-static" ./configure --enable-threads=windows
> --disable-nls --disable-perl-regexp --disable-rpath

Somehow without --disable-perl-regexp it's only 1.15 MB and seems to 
still have no dependencies that'd need to be shipped with it.

Matthew Brush

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