[Geany-Devel] GEANY - New behaviour of "close" document action to close only tabs

Lex Trotman elextr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 22:42:01 UTC 2013

On 22 January 2013 09:08, vadim kochan <vadim4j at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> May be someone will be interested in this.
> I find useless that file is removed from session when I close it from tab,
> and decided to make
> changes for this.Not sure if the changes are good, this is first working
> version.

Something like this should be in a plugin rather than changing the
behaviour of the Geany default projects.  The default project
functionality (really just named sessions) provides a very lightweight
and simple paradigm which should not be changed.  Making your version
a plugin will allow the current system to remain as the default. There
are also the two existing project plugins which provide different
project features, so why not another?

> I think that tabs can be more usefull when allows switching only between
> selected
> documents but not between all.
> Here are the changes
> https://github.com/vkochan/geany/commits/close_tab_not_file .
> Will be glade to have any response.
> Here are some notes:
> 1) All "close" actions anywhere in IDE now means to close document tab page.
> 2) Opened tabs are saved into session file for future restoring them after
> opening the project.
> 3) To remove document from project it is possible only by using "Remove"
> menu
> item on sidebar panel.
> 4) Plugins should receive "document-close" event in case when document
> removed
> from project.Not sure if its correct. With these changes should be 2
> different events: document-close
> & document-remove.

Personally I don't see the use-case for your paradigm, the project
session remembers all files opened unless they are manually removed?
But that is up to you.

> The feature can be turned on only after defining a macro in cflags before
> the build:

As I said above, it should be a plugin, not a change to the core
behaviour.  Then a user can enable it at runtime if they want to.
Also a compile time selection is not acceptable, distributions can
only select one option, and having differing project functionality in
different distros is going to be very confusing for users, so it is
unlikely to be accepted into Geany.


PS if your plugin needs extra hooks into the core please discuss it
here *before* you code anything, that will save you from possibly
having to make big changes.

> I tested it only a little bit, not all cases, so there can be some
> surprises.
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