It can also be counted as one of the alternatives to Notepad++ on Linux considering Geany's feature-set appeals to variety of users.
Now, a new release has been introduced in the form of 'Geany 2.0' that offers many improvements.
Let's see what is in store.
🆕 Geany 2.0: What's New?
The highlights of this Geany release can be divided into two distinct sections, which cover mostly the interface and better support for filetypes.
The filetype configuration for Kotlin was improved with updates to the basic types. Similarly, for Python, the standard library tags creation script was rewritten for Python 3 and support was improved for the ctags file format.
Geany 2.0 features a new tree view in the sidebar for the documents list. It is enabled by default, so you don't have to do anything.
It is practical when you have numerous individual files to go through. You can also collapse specific folders to minimize the clutter.
The compiler messages now use dark-theme friendly colors so that you can easily read the messages. This should be helpful during those late-night coding runs.
Furthermore, a new confirmation dialog was added to the “search & replace” feature for the whole session, and an option was added to show symbols in the symbol tree without the category group.
🛠️ Other Changes
Other than the above-mentioned, here are some changes that are worth noting:
- Geany now requires GTK 3.24.
- You can now scroll over document tabs.
- Updated translations for various languages.
- The keyword colorization was fixed on filetype change.
- The 'Change History' feature is now enabled by default.
For more details on this release, you can go through the official release notes.
📥 Download Geany 2.0
You can also head over to its GitHub repo if you are interested in the source code.