Running Geany on Mac OSX
The simplest way I found to run Geany on OSX, while still being somewhat “native” is to use Macports. All of the other stuff I tried (Fink and Homebrew) caused Geany to run in Xorg, which is kinda nasty but this way will use the Quartz backend of GTK+. I'll quickly outline the steps to install it:
- Install MacPorts
- Add this to
+no_x11 -x11 +quartz
- Run the following commands:
sudo port install cairo sudo port install geany sudo port install gtk2-aurora #optional sudo port install gtk-chtheme #optional
gtk-chtheme packages aren't required but they will make Geany look better. After installing, run
and choose gtk2-aurora.
Note: Geany's menu will be inside its main window instead of in the top panel like native applications, so it will feel slightly foreign, but it still works great.
- Then run geany with the following command:
Note: Leave out the
–vte-lib argument if you don't care about the Terminal in Geany.
Note: The terminal wasn't working for me, but I'm sure it's workable, I just didn't try very hard.
As a bonus, any other GTK+ apps you install with Macports will look at least as good as Geany does when installed this way.