[Geany-Devel] Any votes for a "Project-Tree" plugin?

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Apr 17 00:42:25 UTC 2014

On 17 April 2014 00:34, Martin Andrews <Martin.Andrews at redcatlabs.com> wrote:
> I originally started programming on a Borland IDE, which allowed me to place
> my projects files into a tree that was independent of their layout on disk.
> I became so attached to it, I helped reimplement similar functionality for
> SciTE (scitepm).
> (I'm not sure whether the attached picture will show up, but it illustrates
> how I like to group, say the 'cloud' functionality together in a web
> project, even though the elements of that functionality lie in 'templates',
> ' static/js', 'static/css', etc)
> However, apparently SciTE isn't being updated in my distribution (Fedora),
> and it would be better to have this functionality embedded in something with
> forward motion - like Geany.
> The functions that this would include are :
> a)  Do a search upwards from the current directory for a suitable
> '.geany/tree-project.conf'
> b)  Load a tree of files from some YAML-like format on disk, and put them in
> a side-bar tab
> c)  Allow this tree to be edited (new sub-groups, add a file, delete a file,
> etc)
> d)  Save tree to disk (typically this wouldn't change much once a project
> had stabilised - so the file could be put in git, for instance).  This
> wouldn't include 'currently open' indicators, since they're more volatile.
> e)  That's about it : Other tools look like they're already doing a great
> job for file searching, etc.
> If this already exists, please let me know : I don't want to reinvent the
> wheel.

Have you looked at the two existing project plugins, Geanyprj and
GProject and do they do what you want.


> All the Best
> Martin
> :-)
> PS:  tree-browser in current git looks like a good launching-off point,
> structure-wise
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