Bluefish Editor 2.2.0 enhanced with new syntax scanning abilities
The GTK-based programmer and web designer's editor Bluefish has been updated to version 2.2.0 with a reworked syntax scanner, a refreshed search and replace function and more supported languages. The first release of the new 2.2.x series now works with GTK3, though it still supports GTK2 and runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows.
The reworked syntax scanner has enabled a number of new features such as a select block command, auto-completion of user defined functions, jump to function and context-aware commenting. The select block feature can select, in context, the current block of code and repeated use of it then selects the parent of that block each time. The appropriate style of comments – such as
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Bluefish can be downloaded from the project's site and a wiki page explains how to install a binary package on many platforms, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, AltLinux, Gentoo and Slackware Linux. Bluefish is licensed under the GPLv3 and the project is sponsored by the Typo3 company. One of the developers says that the 2.2.1 release will also include plug-in support for zen coding.