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Official Bluefish releases and documentation

The latest stable version is Bluefish 2.2.7.

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 2.2.7 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:

533c3ef1e7d5ec369893c0fd4094605c  bluefish-2.2.7.tar.bz2
b1abef07197200a15f14c5ae773837a1  bluefish-2.2.7.tar.gz

Or the SHA-1 checksums:

132ec9e3b05d34c35c42beda640e726c81b948a9  bluefish-2.2.7.tar.bz2
0f53d85d8fbefeb4baa73bc1c06adf5e21c4ba76  bluefish-2.2.7.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 the digital signature (the .sig file) and place it next to the source tarball, and check it with key DAC576E6:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0xDAC576E6
gpg --verify bluefish-2.2.7.tar.bz2.sig
this should show
gpg: Signature made zo 01 feb 2015 16:13:03 CET 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!