Bluefish 2.2.0 released

In Bluefish, Gnome, Gnome shell, open source on November 27, 2011 by oli4444

Bluefish 2.2.0 is a new major release and the start for the 2.2 series. Under the hood Bluefish 2.2.0 has a massive number of changes: Bluefish now works with gtk-3 (gtk-2 is still supported), and the syntax scanner had a major overhaul to make it faster, which is especially noticeable when working on large files.

Another big change in Bluefish 2.2.0 is the new search and replace function. It has been completely redesigned: the simple search function is now integrated in the main window, and the new function supports both search and replace in files on disk (next to already opened documents). Other new features include a toggle comment function that is context-aware (add <!– –> comments in html code, use // comments in javascript code, /* */ in php code, etc. even if all of these languages are in a single file) and a select block feature that automatically selects the current context block and can be used multiple times to select the parent blocks. Another new feature of the syntax recognition is the autocompletion of user-defined functions, and a jump function that will bring you immediately the the definition of a function.

Next to all the new features many existing features have been improved and polished. Furthermore support for new languages has been added, such as Google Go, D, Vala and Ada.

I created an introduction movie using the built in screen recording option of the gnome 3 shell, which has no sound recording. I recorded my voice with audacity and tried to merge them both with pitivi. Pitivi just hanged at rendering 98% no matter what I tried. Then I switched to openshot, which crashed a few times but it did render my video. Unfortunatelythe result was bigger than the original video and sound files, with worse video quality. Anyway, you can see the result on youtube:

p.s. the 2.2.1 release of Bluefish will have a zen-coding plugin!


2 Responses to “Bluefish 2.2.0 released”

  1. What versions of Pitivi and Openshot were they? If they’re new versions, maybe file bugs for them?

    Great news regarding Bluefish though! Thanks!

    • The default versions on Fedora 16, so I guess quite recent. Googling reveals any people that encounter hangs in pitivi rendering and segfaults in openshot, so I guess they are known already.

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