Geany – fast and lightweight IDE

Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on Scintilla.

It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, with only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal is to be as independent as possible from desktop environment such as KDE or GNOME. Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

Geany is one of the more fully-featured editors, as most Linux editors adopt a more minimalist philosophy. It’s similar to Windows editors such as NoteTab or ConTEXT.

Features include:

  • Syntax highlighting.
  • Code folding.
  • Symbol name auto-completion.
  • Construct completion/snippets.
  • Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags.
  • Call tips.
  • Many supported filetypes including C, Java, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Python, Perl, Swift, Nim, ActionScript, Markdown, and COBOL.
  • Symbol lists.
  • Code navigation.
  • Build system to compile and execute your code.
  • Simple project management.
  • Plugin interface. Get more features into Geany and developers can easily add new features and/or improve existing ones.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express and Windows.
  • Internationalization support with translations for many languages including Chinese, Danish, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Website: www.geany.org
Support: Manual, Mailing Lists, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Colomban Wendling, Enrico Tröger, Nick Treleaven, Frank Lanitz, Matthew Brush
License: GNU General Public License v2 or any later version

Geany
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Geany is written in C and C++. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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