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UpdateChecker is a plugin for Geany, which is able to check whether there is a more recent version of Geany available.


This version of the plugin is installed with the combined geany-plugins release. Please check README of this package


After installed successfully, load the plugin in Geany's plugin manager and a new menu item in the Tools menu will appear.

When pushing the entry inside the menu bar, the plugin will try to get in contact with the Geany-servers and figure out, whether there has been a new version release or not. Once there is some result, you will get informed by a info popup.

In default configuration the plugin will not check automatically for new versions. But you can change this by activating this in the configuration dialog. Once a new version of Geany is released, this feature will create a popup until you have updated Geany and its plugins. This has potential to plague you with Geany's new version.


Updatechecker depends on a recent version of Geany (0.20 or above) as well as on:

To compile it on your own you will need the devel packages for these.


You can checkout the current source code from the git repository at Get the code by:

git clone

If you want to create a patch, please respect the license of UpdateChecker as well as intellectual property of third. Patches that should be included to the default distribution must be licensed under the same conditions as UpdateChecker by the copyright owner.

Known issues

At the moment, there is no known issue.

For more recent information all reported issues will be tracked at


UpdateChecker and all its parts is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. A copy of this license can be found in the file COPYING included with the source code of this program. If not, you will be able to get a copy by contacting the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

Bugs, questions, bugs, homepage

If you found any bugs or want to provide a patch, please contact Frank Lanitz (frank(at)geany(dot)org).