Bluefish is a text editor aimed at programmers and web designers. It contains several possibilities which makes writing web pages, scripts and programming code easier. For example, the program has onboard support for python, php, html, java, sql, c, perl and css. For more information, we refer you to this manual. The developers have released version 1.3.6 in the unstable branch and provided the following announcements since the previous entry in the Meuktracker:
Bluefish-unstable 1.3.6 released
Bluefish 1.3.6 has two major new features. The first is inline spell checking, which is programming-language aware. The second is a menubar for the snippets plugin, for those of you that liked the old custom menu more than the snippets sidebar. Next to the new features, there are many small improvements, bug fixes and a speedup of the startup process. This is also a call for translators, because only a few languages are up-to-date. Most translations need to be updated before we can do a 2.0.0 release.
Bluefish-unstable 1.3.5 released
In Bluefish 1.3.5 the very long Edit menu is reduced, and a new menu Tools is introduced. Many translations still need to be updated for this change. A very important feature was added: Bluefish will now automatically recover modified documents that were not saved due to a process kill or crash. Also a new utility was added to quickly create columns from a list of text elements. Next to the larger changes 1.3.5 has various language definition improvements, a default mime type for new documents, some small improvements for the autocompletion and various small bug fixes and improvements.
Bluefish-unstable 1.3.4 released
Bluefish 1.3.4 has several new features such as remote file synchronization (upload or download), text zoom (ctrl-mousewheel), toggle comment (shift-ctrl-c), split line, join line, language sensitive indenting and more. The autocompletion popup also has been refined. No more obtrusive popup, but very fast and intuitive. Tag auto closing is also done with the auto completion popup. Next to the features several important bugs have been resolved.
Bluefish-unstable 1.3.3 released
Bluefish 1.3.3 features major performance improvements and several new features. Both the start-time of bluefish and the performance while running have been improved. Bluefish is now blazing fast, even on your netbook! New features include visible spacing (show tabs, spaces, non-breaking spaces etc.) and an optional character map plugin based on libgucharmap. Note that we discovered some serious issues in glib-2.16 when working with remote files that may impact Bluefish stability.
Bluefish-unstable 1.3.2 released
The so called release early, release often practice paid off for the Bluefish project. The new editor widget received a lot of attention and testing because of the last two releases. In this new release the new editor is mostly bug free, and many language definitions have been improved (although language definition files are far from finished). Various features regarding the new editor widget have been implemented. Many other bugs have been fixed as well, such as bugs in search and replace, in the handling of the history (recent searches, files, projects, etc.), workarounds for bugs in GVFS to work with remote files, memory leaks and more .
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