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Geany 0.19 released!

Posted on Jun. 12, 2010 at 01:19 PM

We are happy to announce a new release of Geany!

For a comprehensive list of changes in Geany 0.19, please see Release Notes. A very detailed and complete list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog.

Some of the highlights:

  • Build system reworked to be much more configurable (by Lex Trotman).
  • Use POSIX system/GNU regex engine for find & replace. This alters regex syntax - we now support '?' operator and match newlines.
  • Support adding custom filetype files.
  • Add preference and support for virtual spaces.
  • New filetypes: Txt2Tags, Abc, Verilog, Genie.
  • Add new special template wildcard "{command:...}" to use the output of a shell command in templates.
  • Allow '+<number>' and '-<number>' as values for Goto Line inputs to jump relative to the current line.
  • Add 'View->Editor->Color Schemes' menu (only shown if color scheme files exist).
  • Add word part autocompletion for the current selected item when pressing keybinding (default Tab) - Enter still completes normally.
  • Improvements in symbol parsing of D, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, R, VHDL.
  • Support {ob}, {cb} and {pc} to escape wildcard strings with {, }, % for snippets, fileheader and file templates.
  • Add {project}, {description} template wildcards (#2954737).
  • Added translations: ast
  • Updated translations: de, en_GB, es, fr, gl, ja, nl, pt, ru, sl, sv, tr, vi, zh_CN.

We want to thank all translators who have updated their translations in this release as well as all people who contributed to this release with patches, feedback, bug reports and so on. Thank you!

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