'geany-1.36-1.epel8.playground' is available in the epel-playground repo since 11/2019.
'geany-1.36-1.epel8.playground' does not install, due to a missing "Requires: vte3".
This requirement is strange, as vte3 has been retired two years ago (https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/vte3/c/01cda3298572cf867b0417d716e413d44208b4ae?branch=master), and all current geany versions (including the F28 version, on which EL8 is based) require vte291.
Even the latest koji package, geany-1.36-2.fc32 (https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=1436448) compiles and runs perfectly for el8, with all dependencies satisfied :
Is there a specific reason preventing geany from being included in EPEL8 ?
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-5392d2e45e has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 8. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2020-5392d2e45e
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-5392d2e45e has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 testing repository.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2020-5392d2e45e
See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-5392d2e45e has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.