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Official Bluefish releases and documentation

The latest stable version is Bluefish 2.2.9.

There are several mirrors available for Bluefish releases and manuals:

Alternatively some files are also available through Sourceforge:

Installers and packages

The Bluefish wiki has a page how to install Bluefish on various different operating systems and distributions, such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Mac OSX, AltLinux, OpenSolaris and Windows.

Install from source code

The 2.2.9 release requires gtk-2 (gtk 2.20 or newer) or gtk-3 (preferably 3.2.2 or newer) and optionally libenchant for spell checking, libgucharmap for the character map plugin, and python for the zencoding plugin and integrated tools like jsmin, and cssmin.

Check your download

If you want to make that the file you've downloaded is not corrupted check the md5 checksum of the file:

257ff0ad3ea8470848e20c7a94f03073b  bluefish-2.2.9.tar.bz2
f33c9d15fe265a2fdabd66eba4f4fd5c  bluefish-2.2.9.tar.gz

Or the SHA-1 checksums:

67743bf05a5affed267027a211673a59dc8908f2  bluefish-2.2.9.tar.bz2
c7ff187f1d8bee2467f68c7cc46d546244bc4704  bluefish-2.2.9.tar.gz

If you want to make sure that the file is guaranteed to be identical to the file released by the bluefish team, download the digital signature (the .sig file) and place it next to the source tarball, and check it with key DAC576E6:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0xDAC576E6
gpg --verify bluefish-2.2.9.tar.bz2.sig
this should show
gpg: Signature made do 16 jun 2016 10:06:26 CEST using RSA key ID DAC576E6
gpg: Good signature from "Olivier Sessink "

Source code in the version control system

Bluefish code is managed in Subversion. You can get the very latest code from the SourceForge.net SVN repository. Check the development page for instructions.

Contributed data

There are several different sets of contributed data. If you have anything please send it to the bluefish team!