Geany is a lightweight IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using the GTK2 toolkit. It was developed to provide a small and faster IDE for users for editing files. Geany has few of dependencies from other packages so its easier to install. AS Geany only uses GTK2 toolkit and therefore you need only the GTK2 runtime libraries to run. This tutorial will help you to install Geany IDE on Ubuntu 18.04 & 16.04 Desktop systems.
Geany has a large number of features which is useful for use, below is the list of few basic features:
- Syntax highlighting
- Code completion
- Auto completion of constructs
- Geany supported filetypes like C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal
- symbol lists
- and many more….
Install Geany on Ubuntu
Geany is available under default Ubuntu repositories. To install most recent version, you need to configure ppa of Geany to your system. Run the following command to configure Geany PPA on Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa sudo apt-get update
Then install Geany on Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install geany geany-plugins-common
Launch Geany IDE
To start Geany IDE go to dashboard home search box and type “Geany”, click the Geany launcher icon:
You can also use the command to launch Geany IDE: