[Geany-Devel] Lua script vs the plugin wishlist

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Wed Jun 5 04:34:19 UTC 2013

On 5 June 2013 13:19, Thrawn <shell_layer-geany at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> Hi, folks.
> I took a look through the plugin wishlist recently, and it seems to me
> that a fair number of them could be solved quickly and easily using Lua
> scripting. Advanced interaction with Geany's chrome is out, but for text
> wrangling and integration with external tools, Lua scripts are effective,
> and they're extremely quick and easy to do.
> I'm going to upload a 'delete duplicate lines' script to the Geany wiki
> soon, and then I plan to take a look at jumping to external functions in
> files that aren't open. FTP integration might be feasible too.
> I could use GeanyPy, I suppose, and it's capable of more advanced stuff,
> but it's not available as a precompiled package, and the build process
> wanted to install over 100MB of python-dev dependencies...not really keen,
> nor would I want to impose that burden on end-users. I'll just pick the
> low-hanging fruit with Lua.


Before you get too carried away, are you aware that the Lua plugin is
orphaned and will be removed in the next release unless someone becomes

Perhaps you should organise that first, if you want to be maintainer
yourself then you need reasonable C skills and the time and interest to
keep the plugin up to date, for example it currently does not work with
GTK3.  (I don't know how much is involved in that).


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