How To Install Geany-GTK 1.33.01 (Unstable – Git Version) On Ubuntu 18.10 And Ubuntu 18.04 Via Snap

As you may know, Geany is an open-source, lightweight IDE (integrated development environment) built in GTK2, being installable on the most popular desktop environments, due to the fact that it does not require many dependencies.

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Among others, it has syntax highlighting features, it auto-closes the XML and HTML tags, has support for C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, etc, has code folding features, support for symbol name auto-completion and construct completion and code navigation functions.

The latest version available is Geany 1.33.01 (Unstable – Git Version), which has been released a while ago, coming with changes and new features.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install the latest version version of Geany available, you have to install snapd on your system and to install the geany-gtk package from the edge channel. The bellow commands work on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install snapd
$ sudo snap install geany-gtk --edge

In order to uninstall geany-gtk, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove geany-gtk

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