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

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Apr 18 03:12:46 UTC 2014

On 14-04-17 12:25 PM, Martin Andrews wrote:
> Sorry to follow up (late) to your first email.
> Regarding functionality, I've looked at geanyprj and gproject, and neither
> do what I'm thinking exactly :
> gproject : The files are viewed in a nice tree, however that tree reflects
> the disk layout, rather than functional groups.  And attempting to pull in
> just a few files would result in an ultra-ugly 'filter'.
> geanyprj : (With autofill files off) Looks promising, except that list of
> user-chosen files is just linear.  Perhaps this would be the easier one to
> pop a tree-view into, and still have it loading existing project files in a
> compatible way
> djynn : This looks very promising, however, the author made a breaking
> change in the source tree last year, and (even though I've now got a
> version that compiles cleanly) there are some seg-faulting issues that make
> it too difficult to put through its paces enough to see.  It also appears
> to be pretty unwelcoming code-wise.
> So:  As it stands, enhancing geanyprj seems like it could be decent
> approach.  Or forking it, since it's overview makes it sound as if its
> purpose is to dip into lots of projects/codebases, rather than enable good
> organization of a single project (and context changes, if opened in a
> different base directory)
> Hope this makes sense
> Martin
> :-)
> PS:  But doing this in Python is a lot more appealing than C...  But I can
> see the packaging issues may outweigh the convenience.

Packaging issues? Just drop the plugin script(s) into a particular 
directory and you're done :)

Matthew Brush

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