[Geany-Devel] Geany Portable

Thomas Martitz kugel at xxxxx
Thu Aug 20 06:11:58 UTC 2015

Am 20.08.2015 um 01:25 schrieb Matthew Brush:
> On 15-08-19 04:20 PM, Oliver Krystal wrote:
>> Yes, I'm subscribed.  Well, I use to be the developer but the facts
>> should still hold true.  PortableApps.com doesn't modify the source
>> code, but uses a wrapper around the program to achieve "portable-ness".
>> If PortableApps needs a change to achieve portableness, it should be
>> submitted to the maintainers of the original program for inclusion in
>> the upstream(?) source.
> We do have some special code about "binary relocation" for this I 
> believe, it was added before my time, but I think it might've broken 
> in the last release (1.25).
> My current question though is, do you know it handles the case for the 
> GUI/Glade file that it loads on startup? If I understand correctly, we 
> hard-code the path to it at compile time, yet I'm able to freely move 
> the GeanyPortable folder around and it still loads fine.
> Any info/tips would be appreciated.

Windows builds used to be binary relocatable by default since you can 
chose the destination in the installer. With geany.glade that might be 

The "binary relocation support" reported by configure applies to unix 
builds only.

Best regards

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