[Geany-Devel] On Deprecation of Platforms

Tory Gaurnier torygaurnier at xxxxx
Thu Oct 3 00:49:13 UTC 2013

I may not be a dev/contributer (other than adding QML support, which I'm still working on), but I am an avid Geany user and I completely agree with you. The simple fact of the matter is most Windows users that want something like Geany use Notepad++.

Linux needs Geany, Windowz doesn't, and if it's holding back the devs, then as a user I think it should be dropped.

Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>All Developers,
>Its time we deprecated windows support!!
>The windows code in Geany is:
>- unmaintained and bit-rotting
>- buggy
>- holding us at an unreasonably old GTK version
>- hard to maintain due to being hacks on top of hacks
>- few of the developers have access to a representative development
>(no WinXP on a VM is hardly representative)
>Since there has never been a case of removing support for a platform
>(that I know of) we don't have a process for doing it.
>Therefore I propose that the windows version be deprecated, announcing
>on the website, user ML and #geany startup message and anywhere else it
>might get through.
>If this does not result in contributors who support the windows version
>coming forward and actually making a difference in the code and the
>support then Windows should be dropped in a couple of versions.
>I don't have any windows systems, don't use it and can't develop for
>but I have always noted when I was aware that some issue would impact
>windows version, and have tried to help people who have had
>with Geany on windows where I could.
>But I have run out of patience.
>Devel mailing list
>Devel at lists.geany.org

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