Bluefish Editor 2.2.12 Released with Improved Python 3 Compatibility

November 6, 2020 — 1 Comment

Bluefish, a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, released version 2.2.12 a day ago with some minor new features.

Bluefish 2.2.12 release highlights:

  • Fix for a crash in simple search.
  • Python 3 compatibility has been further improved.
  • Improved encoding detection in python files.
  • Triple click now selects the line.
  • On Mac OSX Bluefish deals better with the new permission features.
  • Improved syntax highlighting for several programming languages.
  • Bluefish now works fine with Enchant2 for spell checking.

Install Bluefish via PPA:

The editor has a semi official PPA that contains the most recent packages for all current Ubuntu releases (check the PPA link before getting started).

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from ‘Show Applications’ menu.

When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

Type user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then run commands to check updates and install the programmers editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install bluefish

Or launch and update your old software package via Software Updater utility.

Uninstall:

You may remove the PPA repository either via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab, or by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

And remove Bluefish programmers editor if you want via command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove bluefish

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