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Bluefish Development

Bluefish is an open source project, released under the GNU GPL licence. Bluefish development is mostly coordinated on the bluefish-dev mailinglist (see below). On the list, both users, developers and testers can give their opinion on new features, bug fixes and GUI improvements.


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If you want to join the community, most activity takes place on the mailing lists. Please use the mailing lists for general questions about the program or the development. You can contact olivier (at) bluefish.openoffice.nl for questions regarding the bluefish project management.

Reporting Bugs

For bugreports please go to bugzilla.gnome.org. You can enter new bugs here. Using bug-buddy instead of the web-interface is possible too.

Mailing lists

Bluefish recently switched to a new mailinglist to discuss development, features, bugs, ideas, etc. You can subscribe at https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bluefish-community. There are also archives for the community list.

Our old mailing lists can also be read as newsgroups at gmane bluefish-dev and gmane bluefish-users.

Help needed

Help is welcome on various parts:

Code in Subversion

Bluefish uses Sourceforge to manage the code. You can browse the repository on-line.

To build the latest Bluefish version from SVN:

svn co svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/bluefish/code/trunk/bluefish cd bluefish ./autogen.sh ./configure make su -c "make install"

For more information see the wiki page Compiling Bluefish from source code.

Bleeding edge Debian/Ubuntu packages

There is a Bluefish-snapshots PPA at https://launchpad.net/~klaus-vormweg/+archive/ubuntu/bluefish-snapshots. Use these at your own risk, the software in these packages is still under development!

Debian/Ubuntu packages can also be created from the subversion repository. These are NOT official packages and should only be distributed as "bluefish-unstable". Only use the script and the created packages if you follow the development. For "normal" users, official packages are available here.

svn co svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/bluefish/code/trunk/bluefish cd bluefish ./make-deb.sh
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