Bluefish 2.2.7

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A GTK-based Web development editor specifically designed for the GNU/Linux ecosystem

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What's new in Bluefish 2.2.6:

  • This release fixes a critical bug (segfault) in filebrowser that could be triggered if the root directory was set as basedir. It also has a fix for a specific CSS-in-HTML-tag highlighting issue that broke HTML highlighting. The filter code furthermore caused a segfault if the command did not exist. The Windows version finally supports open in running process. Next to these bugs many small issues have been resolved. Development checks are now only enabled if Bluefish is compiled from svn, not if compiled from tarball. Various language files have small improvements, most notably C, Javascript and CSS. Several translations have been updated. A corner case for a new document from a template that does not exist was fixed. The "open" submenu now opens SVG files from the filebrowser instead of inserting an image tag. The included cssmin and jsbeatify have been updated. A syntax scanning issue when replacing large chunks of text was fixed, he "Report bug" link was broken, a new "conditional" option to the language file that makes re-using certain blocks of language files easier was added, and error reporting in outputbox was improved. On OSX filebrowser icons and the "open file" dialog size have been improved.
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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
Olivier Sessink
3.2/5 51
ROOT \ Text Editing&Processing \ Markup
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Bluefish is an open source and cross-platform piece of software that provides web developers with a handy and beautifully designed graphical application for editing HTML files and create websites, as well as to write programming code and shell scripts.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for a wide range of markup and programming languages, multi-threaded support for remote files, unlimited undo and redo functionality, integration of external programs, powerful search and replace functionality, and project support.

Another interesting feature is the ability to edit files in full screen mode, allowing developers and programmers to concentrate better on the code than on what the operating system does in the background. In addition, it features spell check functionality for strings and comments that is programing language aware.

Among other interesting features, we can mention a snippets sidebar, external filters, automatic recovery of changes, character map that supports Unicode characters, website upload and download, support for customizable programming languages, support for multiple encodings, support for bookmarks, ZenCoding support, tearable menus, HTML toolbar, and many more.

Supports over 10.000 documents and numerous programming and markup languages

In addition, the application features support for opening over 10.000 documents at the same time, support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, HTTPS, CIFS and WebDAV file transfer protocols, automatic restore of project's settings, sub-pattern replacing, support for regular expressions, and recursive opening of files.

Supported programming and markup languages include HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, XHTML, Python, Perl, Ada, C, C++, VBS, HTML5, JSP, Lua, Google Go, Java, ASP .NET, CFML, Ruby, D, Unix Shell, SQL, Wordpress, Clojure, Vala, JavaScript, R, Scheme, NSIS, Pascal, gettext PO, MediaWiki, SVG, jQuery, and Octave/MATLAB.

Bottom line

Whether you want to create websites or just want to write some code for your applications, Bluefish is the perfect application if you're using a GTK+ based desktop environment, such as GNOME, Xfce, MATE, LXDE or Cinnamon.

Bluefish was reviewed by , last updated on February 2nd, 2015


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