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Blue Griffon (again)

Program: BlueGriffon

License: Open Source (tri-licensed: Mozilla Public License 1.1, the GNU General Public License Version 2 and the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1)

Description: a WYSIWYG (x)html editor based on Firefox 4's Gecko rendering engine.

Website: http://bluegriffon.org

I know this has been requested two years ago, but in the meantime it has hit 0.9 and is speeding towards version 1.0.
I think an alternative to Nvu/Kompozer would be welcome. Without wanting to revive the discussion on deadness/undeadness of Kompozer (see here and here), I'll still remind that the latest stable version is three and a half years old and now it's almost a year since the latest development version's release.

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I'll take a look...

I'll take a look to see what is involved.

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Still Interested?

As per horusofoz, 1.0 has been released. If you're no longer interested, I'll happily take this on.

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It's finally looking usable

Two years ago, BlueGriffon was almost vaporware. Today, it is almost a decent alternative to Kompozer.
It's still got a few bugs still (it prompts to create a CSS ID, but nothing for Class; it supports WebFonts, but does not display them in WYSIWYG, there are missing toolbars, etc) but it finally is a contender.
I like that it's got good support for HTML5 and CSS3, and the code it generates looks pretty clean.
It's got a bit of Freemium in it, as the base software is free, but addons by Glazman cost 30 euros. I'm sure that if this app takes off, others will write add-ons that will be free.

It also seems that Glazman is really intending 1.0 to be a big release, so I think if it's really coming soon, we should make that our goal for official release.

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It seems it's coming real soon now

Daniel Glazman has announced the preview release of BlueGriffon 1.0 for April 26th or 27th.

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It looks nice,

But I don't get it's license... If it's based of Mozilla's code doesn't it have to be FOSS? They're charging like $40...

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The base app is OS and free.

The base app is OS and free. They are charging for add-ons.

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1.0 Released

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1.1 Released

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Bumping

I believe this is a bump, which is not permitted. A new version of a base app being released has no bearing on a request for a portable version.

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I am sorry

I am sorry, it won't happen again.

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meh

thanks for the info about the update though Smile

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You are the OP, right?

You should be able to update the original request post to make sure it includes the correct current version info, which IMHO shouldn't be called a bump.

A bump is the addition of a comment purely for the purposes of raising it to the top of the "Recent Posts" list. Or as is put here:

No Bumping - Don't add a comment to a post specifically to get it to move to the top of the recent posts page. This is called bumping and is frowned upon in most public forums as, by bumping a post with a nonsense comment, you push a post with a real comment further down. If people are interested in a post, they will see and comment on it. No bumping required.

IMFHO, adding new version information to a thread isn't a nonsense comment. Unfortunately, on this site, you don't have the option to sage a comment (post it without moving it to the top of the list). I think, though, if you update the original post, it does not move it up.

The post by horusofoz was not flagged as a bump; however, you could argue that the change from 0.9 to 1.0 signified a change in the base app status from beta to stable release, which does have a bearing on the request, since betas have much lower chance of being made into official apps.

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Thank you

Thank you for the info. I am around here long enough and should have known better. Next time I must also remember not to post any comments after not having had enough sleep at night Wink

Under the circumstances I won't update the original post now, but I may try that some other time (for version 2.0, who knows?)

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Is anyone still interested in this?

Blue Griffon is now up to 1.5.2. It is being very actively maintained, while Kompozer seems to abandoned by its developers.
Shouldn't Blue Griffon be better to have as an official app?

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Build It

So, build it. Smile

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This guy proudly presents...

So, I managed to take some time and I think I have BlueGriffon portable and working properly. You can find the release page here. Please tell me if there's any problems and I'll try to fix them sooner than later. Enjoy!

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