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

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sat Mar 12 17:26:10 UTC 2016

On 12/03/16 17:38, Matthew Brush wrote:
> 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

Still it requires additional work.
It's not that I explicitly ignored it, just put the main focus on G-P in
general to get it working. Unfortunately, for 1.27 there is no time left.

> generate a new installer from upstream and host/link it on geany.org
> releases page?

Or just contribute to the missing bits to G-P.
Not that it is new that we are running out of time with Windows stuff
close to a release. This is partly my bad but I also never cried to be
only one to care for Windows releases...


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