We provide pre-compiled binaries for several operating systems. In alphabetical order:
apt-get install bluefish
Packages of the development tree are provided for Debian Lenny & Sid and Ubuntu Jaunty at . Please follow the instructions at  to add this repository and its archive key to your system. Then install the packages using
apt-get install bluefish-unstable
Gentoo users run
to install the stable version of Bluefish.
Fink users might install the stable version via
fink install bluefish
and the development version via
fink install bluefish-unstable
For Windows an installer is available. Check out the projects sourceforge.net download page.
Downloading the source
There are several ways to retreive the source of Bluefish.
Downloading a source tarball
After downloading compare the SHA hashsum of the tarball with the values provided at our homepage.
Downloading the source via Subversion
We have two main branches in our Subversion tree:
- the stable 1.0 branch (gets mainly bugfixes; no major rewrites)
- the development 1.3 branch (major rewrites, new features).
Make a checkout of the branch you want to work on. Sometimes we also have some branches, when we work on new major features or rewrites. But you usually want one of the above. For the current stable tree (1.0) use:
For the current development tree (1.3) use:
If you need a special release, it can be retreived via (replace X,Y,Z with the version numbers, e.g. 1, 3 and 7):