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The official repository offers the 1.27 version, but I need 1.28, which comes with save on focus out plugin (not available in the plugins for 1.27. Is there any option, apart from compiling the sources?

Also tried by adding a PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa, but a normal installation will keep downloading the 1.27 version.

Update: Have found the plugin installed and running on an old PC with Geany 1.25. All I need is the file saveactions.so, which in this case is stored in the /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/geany folder. But what is the plugin that installs saveactions? Would it simply work to copy the file to the new system and make the plugin active?

Solved: saveaction is in geany-common, so a sudo apt-get install geany-common, enabling in Edit > Preferences > General > Startup > Enable plugin support, and finally activation in Tools > Plugin manager > saving actions will enable the Save Actions menu in Edit > Plugin Preferences.

  • That PPA doesn't have 1.28 in it. – TheWanderer Oct 24 '16 at 22:04
  • As far as copying the .so, likely won't work but you have it so try & see. After copying & a sudo ldconfig you could run ldd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/geany/saveactions.so & if you get any not founds then it certainly won't work. 1.28 is in 16.10, you could get the source & rebuild it on your 16.04 install. – doug Oct 25 '16 at 0:44
  • Do you have geany-common installed? When I run apt list --installed | grep -i geany all I get is geany/xenial,now 1.27-1 amd64 [installed] and geany-common/xenial,now 1.27-1 all [installed,automatic]. And I have save on focus out available as an option in Plugin Preferences without specially installing any plugins. – DK Bose Oct 25 '16 at 1:21
  • You're right @DKBose, saveaction is in geany-common, so a sudo apt-get install geany-common, enabling in Edit > Preferences > General > Startup > Enable plugin support, and finally activation in Tools > Plugin manager > saving actions will enable the Save Actions menu in Edit > Plugin Preferences. (But in an even older version -1.23- I still can't find the save when out of focus option, but the auto, instant and backup options only.) – nightcod3r Oct 25 '16 at 7:48
  • In 1.27, Save Actions has Auto Save, Instant Save, and Backup Copy. The first, Auto Save, has "Enable Save when losing focus". Won't that be what you want (= save when out of focus)? – DK Bose Oct 25 '16 at 10:00

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