[Geany-Users] Debugger plugin deprecated?

Geoff Kaniuk geoff at xxxxx
Tue Feb 25 13:06:39 UTC 2020

Just for background I am running Debian Stretch and planning to upgrade 
to Buster soon.

In the GitHub plugin list,

the entry for debugger

has a README file which still shows Requirements as GTK 2.

Am I looking in the wrong place - or is this file simply out of date?

I have been happily using Geany in Debian for several years - my current 
version is 1.29. That version of the debugger is useable, but does have 
many GUI issues.

I am wondering if the ported version has improved GUI?


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On 22/02/2020 18:56, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 2020-02-22 10:11 a.m., Woodrow Stool wrote:
>> Can't find the debugger plugin in any of the recent geany-plugins .deb
>> distributions (I'm running Ubuntu).  Has this plugin been deprecated and
>> use is no longer recommended?  If not, is the only way to install now to
>> build from source, or am I missing something obvious here?  Thanks in
>> advance for any assistance.
> Some distributions switched to a GTK+3 build of Geany before all the 
> plugins were ported. Those plugins which weren't ported were left out of 
> the distribution packages.
> The Debugger plugin (and I believe the Scope plugin) are both now ported 
> to GTK+ 3. You will, as you suspected, have to build from source if your 
> distro has not added newer versions of the plugin packages.
> Some subset of the related bug reports about this:
> https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins/pull/791
> https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins/issues/942
> https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins/issues/913
> https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins/issues/758
> Regards,
> Matthew Brush
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