Julia support for Geany (WIP)

Dear community,

thanks to efforts by @getzze, Julia support is coming to Geany. Geany is a lighweight crossplatform IDE that is somewhere between VIM and vscode.

Feedback / testers / contributers welcome!


Happy new year!


If that works, then Julia is available through Scintilla in a bunch of other editors as well.


Thanks so much for posting this! I love geany and getting proper julia support will be great!


Thanks for the positive feedback!

REPL-style UTF-8 auto-completions like \:cat:<tab> work with a modified wordchars and [Julia] section in your snippets.conf:


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Just an update on that, Julia is supported by Geany since version 1.38!

Support for Scintilla was also added:



That is fantastic! Thanks.
I was just yesterday on my way to learn vim, to use it as an IDE on my Raspberry Pi. With Geany comming pre-installed, and with a friendlier look than vim, this is just perfect.

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So it turns out that the Geany version on my raspberry is 1.37. When I tried upgrading, it said that I have the latest version. When I tried to google my problems, I read something about debian having a conservative release cycle, and that it can take up to 2 years before the version that is automatically installed is updated.

But this is all my first time using Linux. Do you have any idea when it should be possible to update the pre-installed Geany version on Rasberry Pi OS (Raspian) ?

The short answer is that unfortunately, if you want the newest version you will need to compile it yourself. I did it specifically for this feature, and it’s not too hard (it took me about an hour). The TLDR of the steps is

  1. Install the dependencies. For me, this was the hardest part
  2. Download the source code
  3. configure and make
    Geany has somewhat detailed instructions. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

Thanks for your helpfullness. Ill see if I get arpund to it. Also concidering giving Vim a go, but it seems difficult to get running. Probably easier to build Geany myself xD