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Official Bluefish releases and documentation

The latest stable version is Bluefish 2.2.5.

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 2.2.5 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:

1782883dcbc01faa856c162edd4c3b39  bluefish-2.2.5.tar.bz2
3e1c80c7c68a0a79e115b0094a17d30d  bluefish-2.2.5.tar.gz

Or the SHA-1 checksums:

efdd577a20a439e58f14f68e725f00be230d5de1  bluefish-2.2.5.tar.bz2
515e385eade48766053e14aa6f88568e512c263e  bluefish-2.2.5.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 and check the digital signature made with key DAC576E6:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.noreply.org 0xDAC576E6
gpg --verify bluefish-2.2.5.tar.bz2.sig
this should show
gpg: Signature made Fri 31 Jan 2014 11:15:00 PM 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!