Geany – Small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment

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Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME -- Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
Some basic features of Geany:

* 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, Python, Perl, Pascal
* Symbol lists
* Code navigation
* Build system to compile and execute your code
* Simple project management
* Plugin interface

Geany is known to run under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express and Windows. More generally, it should run on every platform, which is supported by the GTK libraries. Only the Windows port of Geany is missing some features.

The code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

Install Geany in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geany geany-plugins


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4 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    I’ve tested out many GUI editors on Ubuntu and I have to say that Geany is hands down my favorite. Your needs may be different but it suits mine really well.

    Highly recommended.

  2. Oren156b says:

    I like it a lot too. I use it for editing R code, and it’s the only editor I know of that has both R syntax highlighting and autocompletion – two things I really want.
    Great piece of software!

  3. t00m says:

    For me it’s one of the best editors for programmers. It’s very quick, stable and reliable since many years ago (I can’t understand why it is not in 1.0 version already) and like the article states it has a lot of features.

    I use it everydays to develop with python. Also, Geany mailing list is very helpful when you have a problem, idea or suggestion.

  4. Jason Butz says:

    I highly recommend Geany. I have been using it for over a year in an academic environment, and now I use it in a professional enviroment. I have used it with C++, C, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. They all work very well.

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