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Official Bluefish releases and documentation

The latest stable version is Bluefish 2.2.8.

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 2.2.8 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:

0a5ba4dae3a4d8a461ff19973f42ccaf  bluefish-2.2.8.tar.bz2
e53a2c92e1ab1da28b184b12f6b121a1  bluefish-2.2.8.tar.gz

Or the SHA-1 checksums:

b27ea534f4b7c9675f80932f799120d3d9c75b3d  bluefish-2.2.8.tar.bz2
535b1cee9753c88738c81bc44a35c42be7354249  bluefish-2.2.8.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-2.2.8.tar.bz2.sig
this should show
gpg: Signature made za 23 jan 2016 23:13:48 CET 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!