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Original author(s)Enrico Tröger
Developer(s)Geany authors
Initial releaseOctober 19, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-10-19)
Stable release
1.37.1 / November 8, 2020; 7 months ago (2020-11-08)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC, C++[1]
Operating systemLinux
Size14 MB (Windows)
Customized Geany IDE

Geany (IPA:dʒiːni[3]) is a lightweight GUI text editor[4] using Scintilla and GTK, including basic IDE features. It is designed to have short load times, with limited dependency on separate packages or external libraries on Linux. It has been ported to a wide range of operating systems, such as BSD, Linux, macOS,[5]Solaris and Windows. The Windows port lacks an embedded terminal window; also missing from the Windows version are the external development tools present under Unix, unless installed separately by the user.[6] Among the supported programming languages and markup languages are C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, LaTeX, CSS, Python, Perl, Ruby, Pascal, Haskell, Erlang, Vala and many others.[7]

In contrast to traditional Unix-based editors like Emacs or Vim, Geany more closely resembles programming editors common on Microsoft Windows such as Notepad++, which also uses Scintilla.[8]

It is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2 or later.[2] In 2012, the version number was increased to 1.22 from 0.21 to reflect the maturity of the product, as requested by many users.[9] Version 1.29 is based by GTK+ 3.22.[10] Version 1.36 is based by GTK+ 3.24.14.[11] Version 1.37.1 is last Version with GTK+ 2.24 support.[12]


Example C++ program (with output) in Geany
  • Auto-completion
  • Bookmarks (called markers)
  • Multiple document support
  • Simple project management
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code folding (partially)
  • Symbol lists
  • Code navigation
  • Embedded terminal emulator[13]
  • Build system to compile and execute code using external tools
  • Extensible via plugins
  • Column / block / vertical select (via Shift + Ctrl + arrow keys)
  • User configurable keyboard action to editor function mapping[14]

See also

  • Free and open-source software logo (2009).svg Free software portal
  • Comparison of integrated development environments
  • Code::Blocks


  1. ^ "geany/geany: A fast and lightweight IDE". GitHub. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  2. ^ a b "GNU General Public License : Version 2, June 1991". Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  3. ^ "Geany's FAQ: How do you pronounce Geany?".
  4. ^ "Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features". Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  5. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  6. ^ "Running Geany on Windows". Geany. Retrieved 2020-01-01.
  7. ^ "Supported Filetypes". Geany. Retrieved 2020-01-01.
  8. ^ "Notepad++ and Scintilla". Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  9. ^ "Geany news archive". Many users told us our version numbers didn't reflect the maturity of Geany to their eyes, and wished it to be changed to reflect that. So after some discussion we decided to rename this version 1.22 instead of 0.22.
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  13. ^ "Freelancer's Playground! | Using Geany's VTE". 2008-08-26. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
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External links

Media related to Geany at Wikimedia Commons

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