How to Install Blue Fish 2.2

Bluefish is a powerful text editor, recommended for programmers and web designers. Like many options available, it allows development in HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, C, Javascript, Java, SQL, Perl, JSP, Python, among others.

Bluefish was created by Chris Mazuc and Olivier Sessink in 1997 to facilitate web development for professionals with Linux as their operating system.


Bluefish is an editor that doesn't require a lot of memory resources and is very light compared to identical editors.

Some features

  • very fast: Upload multiple files within seconds
  • Interface, simple and organized WYSIWYG
  • Lets you open multiple documents
  • Project Support
  • Support for communication protocols such as FTP, SFTP, Samba, etc.
  • unlimited undo / redo functionality;
  • highlighting support for languages ​​that support
  • Support for many types of text encoding;
  • View line number
  • HTML editing toolbar;

Bluefish 2.2 What's New

  • GTK 3 Support
  • Search level changes
  • Search has been integrated into main menu
  • Syntax Scanner Improvements
  • Autocompletion
  • Support for new languages ​​such as Google Go, Vala and Ada


To get a real feel for the new Bluefish 2.2, here is a short video where you can follow the main news of this new version.

How to install on Ubuntu 11.10?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bluefish

Who wants to install in other distributions, can consult here Bluefish runs on major operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS, OpenBSD, Solaris as well as Windows, making it a great tool for programmers and web designers. You can check all the changes of this version, here