[Geany-Users] Can these portable windows builds be trusted?

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Nov 29 13:14:05 UTC 2021

On Mon, 29 Nov 2021 at 22:56, Nikita Zlobin <nick87720z at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some time ago (few years) I searched for portable windows build.
> There's one, at PortableApps, but that's what I found now:
> https://portableapps.com/apps/development/geany_portable
> What I found previously is for version 1.24:
> with filename GeanyPortable_1.24.paf.exe
> I don't remember where I got it that time, so I assume it has same
> source, although I never used it. I searched it mainly because learning
> in university, where machines use windows, so using portable version
> was the only way in case of need to get geany on windows for some
> reason. But it so happened, that I never had such need (just carried
> laptop with myself).
> Now I went across this file and decided to check for updates. What's
> interesting - publisher is named 'Geany Team', with url leading to
> geany site. However, I found no info, leading to portableapps, at
> download page, github tracker and users mailing lists (though I did not
> check other lists yet).
> So question - can that publisher be trusted, is it really related to
> geany team?

AFAIK none of the Geany team are involved in the publication of the
portable app, so we have no idea if it is trustworthy or not.

It is mentioned on the website at the "Third Party Packages" page, but
that does not mean that it is endorsed by or in any way checked by the
Geany project.


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