Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dreamweaver alternative on Lubuntu

If you're a web programmer then you're going to need web editing tool, such as dreamweaver if you're on windows.

Sadly, there is no dreamweaver on linux, but as alternative you can get free web editing tool such as bluefish.

Bluefish is an open-source editor for web designers and programmers, supporting many programming and markup languages.

Of course compared to dreamweaver, bluefish is totally different, but it's the best web editing tool you can get on linux.

To install bluefish on lubuntu, simply type :

sudo apt-get install bluefish
Make sure your internet connection works, don't worry the package size is not too big.

kernelpanic@lubuntulaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install bluefish
[sudo] password for kernelpanic:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  bluefish-data bluefish-plugins
Suggested packages:
  bluefish-dbg libxml2-utils php5-cli tidy weblint-perl weblint
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  bluefish bluefish-data bluefish-plugins
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 159 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,536 kB of archives.
After this operation, 9,454 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 trusty/universe bluefish-data all 2.2.5-1 [2,134 kB]
Get:2 trusty/universe bluefish-plugins i386 2.2.5-1 [165 kB]
Get:3 trusty/universe bluefish i386 2.2.5-1 [238 kB]
Fetched 2,536 kB in 15s (163 kB/s)                                            
Selecting previously unselected package bluefish-data.
(Reading database ... 104570 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../bluefish-data_2.2.5-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking bluefish-data (2.2.5-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package bluefish-plugins.
Preparing to unpack .../bluefish-plugins_2.2.5-1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking bluefish-plugins (2.2.5-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package bluefish.
Preparing to unpack .../bluefish_2.2.5-1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking bluefish (2.2.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Setting up bluefish-data (2.2.5-1) ...
Setting up bluefish-plugins (2.2.5-1) ...
Setting up bluefish (2.2.5-1) ...

After bluefish is installed, you can find bluefish from the start menu > Programming > Bluefish Editor.

But i suggest open bluefish from terminal with root permission, because if you want to edit web files under / folder, you need root permission.

If you are developing php using xampp as i mention on my previous post, then you should put your php files on /opt/lampp/htdocs/.

You will need root permission to access /opt/lampp/htdocs/, that's why it's better that you open bluefish with sudo, like this :

sudo bluefish
Besides bluefish, you can also try netbeans as your web editor on lubuntu, some people says it's good, but i never try it.

~ happy coding ~

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