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Tux Reports: Bluefish-gtk2 0.8 At A Glance

Dec 30, 2002, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"Bluefish is a web development application written in GTK, designed to save keystrokes for developers. It features 'multiple file editor, multiple toolbars, custom menus, image and thumbnail dialogs, CSS dialogs, PHP, HTML, Java, C, and XML support, external program integration (tidy, weblint, make, javac), and lots of wizards.'

"This latest release is a port to the gtk2 libraries. Binaries and source for Bluefish-gtk2 version 0.8 were announced December 12, 2002. They are available for redhat rpms and .deb packages. Two new features web developers will be interested in learning more about are the syntax highlighting customizable with PCRE and the New file selector.

"Bluefish is similar to other text editors such as Quanta, Slickedit, KWrite, Vi(m), jedit, Emacs, and many other options. This application is not a WYSIWYG editor nor an IDE but an alternative to applications such as the KDE-based Quanta application. However, the customization, ability to add external commands, and the thumbnail generator makes this editor extremely powerful..."

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