Upgrade to Bluefish Editor 2.2.7 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 12.04

Last updated: February 4, 2015

install bluefish in Ubuntu via ppa

Bluefish advanced text editor has reached the 2.2.7 release recently. Now it supports HTML5 tags in Generic HTML, PHP, CFML, etc.

The new release also brings various fixes and improvements:

  • fix rare crashes in the autocompletion, the filebrowser, the htmlbar plugin preferences, and in file-load-cancel
  • fix a rare case of broken syntax highlighting after multiple search/replace actions
  • better error/warning output when parsing language files
  • fix javascript regex syntax highlighting
  • improve loading of files with corrupt encoding (partially loading into read-only file)
  • improve project loading over sftp
  • fix UTF-16 loading/saving
  • improved css, html and pascal/delphi language file
  • improve autocompletion for html tags
  • OSX: changed the keys for tab switching such that they no longer confict with some keyboard layouts
  • OSX: improve behavior at shutdown
  • improve upload/download to ignore backup files
  • fix number of results in search and replace on files on disk
  • better fallback when loading files with a corrupt encoding
  • improve home/end keys on wrapped text

Bluefish editor 2.2.7

How to install/upgrade Bluefish in Ubuntu:

Both Gtk2 and Gtk3 versions have been made into its PPAs available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04.

1. Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add Bluefish PPA (Gtk3):

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

Bluefish PPA

For the Gtk2 version, use this command instead:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish-gtk2

2. After that, you can upgrade Bluefish editor through Software Updater:

Upgrade Bluefish

Or by running below two commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install bluefish

That’s it. Enjoy!


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One response to Upgrade to Bluefish Editor 2.2.7 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 12.04

  1. Thanks, that worked for me.. had crashes on older version.. update seems to fixed this issue (well I will see).