|Original author(s)||Enrico Tröger|
|Initial release||October 19, 2005|
1.38.0 / 9 October 2021
|Written in||C, C++|
|Size||14 MB (Windows)|
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.
It is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2 or later. 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. Geany Version 1.29 is based by GTK+ 3.22. Version 1.36 is based by GTK+ 3.24.14. Version 1.37.1 is last Version with GTK+ 2.24 support.
In 2018, Geany entered the top 10 integrated development environments for Python in The Indian Wire. In 2021, Geany was named as one of the 12 best Linux text editors in Fossbytes.
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.