[Geany-Devel] Building geany using msys2 on Windows 10

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sun Sep 12 23:03:11 UTC 2021

> >>   The menu item "Help->help" and pressing "F1" correctly open the help
> >> file in Firefox Nightly at
> >>   "file:///C:/Program%20Files/Geany/share/doc/geany/html/index.html"
> >
> > Not sure why this uses a different method to the other help, although
> It's the same method and that's part of the problem.

Oh, I hadn't though a Windowsist would have set Friedfox as the
default browser, does that mean on windows the
Preferences->Tools->Browser setting is ignored totally?

> Opening URIs works pretty fine from within Geany except they contain
> anchors.
> There is already an issue for it with all the boring details:
> https://github.com/geany/geany/issues/2405
> >> - The help file does not declare its character encoding so the 3rd
> >> non-blank line contains "Authors: Enrico Tröger".
> >>
> >
> > The 4 th line of the help file should be:
> >
> > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
> >
> > so it should open as UTF-8, maybe something went wrong in the building?
> Yes, the charset header is fine the broken characters are already
> wrongly written into the generated HTML. I will have a look at it.

I don't generate HTML docs so I can't check here, but the HTML in the
1.37.1 tarball and the nightly .deb seems to have Enrico correct (or
at least it shows correctly on both Chrome and Firefox), maybe
docutils or the browser does something silly if it runs on windows?

Doug, I'm assuming you mean the Enrico in the little Authors table at
the top of the help manual?


> >> - The menu item "Help->Debug Messages" opens a very small window.
> >> Opening the window with a size of relative to the main geany window,
> >> or perhaps safer, relative to the screen size would be nice. Some
> Agreed. Not sure whether it's worth the efforts. This dialog is usually
> not opened regularly.
> Btw, this is not Windows specific, it's the same behavior on all platforms.

Unless its extra small on Windows then its still usable, so agree low priority.


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