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Official Bluefish releases and documentation

The latest stable version is Bluefish 2.2.6.

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.

The 2.2.5 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.

There are several mirrors available for Bluefish releases and manuals:

Alternatively some files are also available through Sourceforge:

Check your download

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

f15919e6a7b012a16e6b1f49d9db2b33  bluefish-2.2.6.tar.bz2
e35ed734cbd16daa392a6ed6ed18753b  bluefish-2.2.6.tar.gz

Or the SHA-1 checksums:

7742f732a4259ff927a2160a4d94e0c0a805a196  bluefish-2.2.6.tar.bz2
66afa54cccc6b68d69a8b6d615aba60d1ba3f116  bluefish-2.2.6.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 and check the digital signature made with key DAC576E6:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.noreply.org 0xDAC576E6
gpg --verify bluefish-2.2.6.tar.bz2.sig
this should show
gpg: Signature made Mon 21 Apr 2014 09:53:24 PM CEST using RSA key ID DAC576E6
gpg: Good signature from "Olivier Sessink "


Bluefish-unstable is the development version of Bluefish. The development releases are currently suspended until the development team is finished with the 2.2 releases!

You may download the development releases from our master download server.

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!