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This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Bluefish editor 2.2.11 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and derivatives.

Bluefish editor 2.2.11 is a maintenance release that features Python 3 compatibility. Other changes include:

  • Improved double-click selection.
  • Fill a line with spaces up to a mouse click.
  • Search and replace ignores backup files by default.
  • Insert output from an external command
  • Search in files in the file-browser.
  • Select current identifier via shift+ctrl+i
  • Printing improvements, translation updates, and many bug-fixes.

While the new release package is already made into Ubuntu 20.04 universe repository, the PPA repository contains the latest packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

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.


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

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

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

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:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install bluefish

That’s it. Enjoy!

This quick tutorial shows you how to install the latest Bluefish editor (2.2.6 so far) in Ubuntu 14.04 / Ubuntu 12.04 and keep it up-to-date via its official PPA.

Bluefish is a free and open source advanced text editor with a variety of tools for programming in general and the development of dynamic websites. It supports development in (among others) HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Google Go, Vala, Ada, D, SQL, Perl, ColdFusion, JSP, Python, Ruby and shell.

Bluefish is available in Ubuntu universe repositories, but it’s always a little old. Below is how to add Bluefish’s official PPA repository and receive future updates by running regular Ubuntu updates via Software Updater.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste below command and hit enter. It will add the PPA into your system after typing your password (If you’re asked).

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

If you’re running on non-GTK3 environment like simple window managers, use the GTK2 PPA instead:

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

2. Update the package lists so that you can install the editor from that repository:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally you can install the latest Bluefish through your package manager, or run:

sudo apt-get install bluefish

If you have a previous version installed, upgrade it through Software Updater after checking for updates:

Bluefish, a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers has reached version 2.2.5. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

According to the changelog:

Bluefish 2.2.5 is a minor bug fix release but has also quite some new features. The syntax scanning engine is faster after small changes to the text. The filebrowser is also much faster with less memory usage, with various fixes and new features. Projects now store the active document and active line numbers. Indenting is improved in auto-completion and the smart indenting. Bookmarks and paste special also have been improved. On OSX there are many improvements, such as Mavericks support, Retina display support, working system hotkeys, native input methods (Japanese, Chinese, etc.), opening files from the finder and Widget bindings on MacOSX are moved to Cmd+C|V|X|A and working. Furthermore almost all syntax highlighting has been improved, most notable jquery in javascript, HTML5, and HTML5 in PHP files. There are also many bug fixes, such as in wrap text on right margin, in the replace engine, the jsmin licence, the split lines feature, the auto-recovery and many obscure bugs. Last bluefish now has an appdata file.

Install Bluefish:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to install Bluefish from PPA:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install bluefish

You can also install Bluefish compiled against GTK2:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install bluefish