[Geany-Devel] [Test] Geany 1.27 Windows binaries for testing

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sat Mar 12 16:38:21 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-12 03:28 AM, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> On 12/03/16 02:56, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> On 2016-03-06 02:52 PM, Enrico Tröger wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> as you might have noticed, Geany 1.27 is near.
>>> And among all the many cool code changes this will bring, we also
>>> switched to the MSYS2 environment on Windows to build Geany.
>>> Paired with this we changed the build system from Waf to Autotools on
>>> Windows and also the bundled GTK runtime environment is taken from the
>>> MSYS2 environment.
>>> So quite a few changes regarding the Windows support.
>>> Ideally, users won't notice this much as Geany should work as before.
>>> There should be only place where users notice the changes: in the plugin
>>> manager. Beginning with 1.27, we will ship many more plugins like
>>> Markdown, Webhelper, GeanyPG and some more which were not built before
>>> because of missing dependencies.
>>> The drawback is that the size of the Plugins installer increased from
>>> about 3 MB to 30 MB, but hey, you get WebkitGTK for Windows included.
>>> This is more than just batteries :).
>> Is GeanyPy in there? I remember some discussion about it but I can't
>> find it anywhere to see what the result was.
> Nope, sorry.
> It was already a lot of work to get the majority of the plugins working
> and all the related work with changing from Waf to Autotools on MSYS2.
> I skipped the GeanyPy part.

Bummer. GeanyPy was written to be Windows-friendly from day one, and 
upstream even has a Make file to create a Windows release. Maybe I could 
generate a new installer from upstream and host/link it on geany.org 
releases page?

Matthew Brush

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