We use Git for version control when developing Geany. You can use it to test the latest source code, even between releases.
To check out Geany make sure you have the
git package installed on your system.
Then checkout either the GitHub repository:
git clone git://github.com/geany/geany.git geany
or the geany.org mirror:
git clone http://git.geany.org/git/geany geany
This creates a subdirectory "
geany" and puts all files in it.
To build with Autotools, change to that subdirectory and run:
This will create and run the
configure script for you. You must have installed various GNU Autotools packages - if not, the script will print out what you need to install. In particular you need at least Autoconf version 2.60 and Automake version 1.7 or later.
When updating and rebuilding, Autotools can sometimes fail to regenerate the Makefiles correctly. You may need to run:
make distclean ./autogen.sh
If you find any problems with the Git version, please tell us the revision number.
git rev-parse --short HEADto find what revision you checked out.
git pullto update to the latest revision.
git diffto see local modifications - see Hacking for how to make patches.
There is also a web-based interface to the Git repository, on which you can browse the code and view each file.
Nightly builds of Geany are available for different plattforms, including Windows (32bit), Debian Stable (i386 and amd64), Fedora (i686) and Arch (i686). The binaries are created nightly on a server from the latest Git version but are completely untested. Use them at your own risk.
You will find any nightly built package at http://nightly.geany.org/.