Sunday, August 2, 2009

BleachBit 0.6.0 released


Version 0.6.0 is a major release of BleachBit, the free and open source file and privacy cleaner for Linux and Windows. This release includes new and improved cleaners, a safety feature, enhanced CleanerML for writing new cleaners, bug fixes, small performance improvements, and improved translations.

UPDATE

August 17, 2009: BleachBit 0.6.1 has been released.

Changes

The following changes are included since 0.5.4:

  • Stay alert: the Delete and Preview buttons are swapped, so the order is now more logical.
  • Clean the typed history in Opera.
  • Clean Opera 10 beta.
  • Refuse to clean these applications while they are running: APT, Epiphany, Evolution, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Skype.
  • When previewing or deleting, the list of files continuously scroll to the ends providing a real-time status.
  • In case of permissions error when shredding a file, fall back to simple delete.
  • Clean Pidgin cached buddies' avatars thanks to Danilo Piazzalunga.
  • Add SQLite vacuuming action to CleanerML.
  • Change to a plugin-based action-handling system. This change is not visible to end users, but it makes it easier to add new types of cleaners in CleanerML. Already this system is used for SQLite vacuuming and for APT.
  • Make small performance improvements.
  • Fix some potential crashes on startup.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Clean APT as if running 'apt-get clean' thanks to MixCool.
    • Clean APT by running 'apt-get autoremove'.
    • Clean Downloader for X (d4x) thanks to MixCool.
    • Clean EasyTag thanks to juancarlospaco and MixCool.
    • Clean Evolution thanks to MixCool.
    • Clean Liferea.
  • Specific to Windows
    • BleachBit for Microsoft Windows is no longer considered a preview release.
    • Clean more MRU's for Windows Media Player.
    • Clean more Adobe Reader MRU's.
    • Empty the Recycle Bin.
    • Delete locked files on Windows by marking them for deletion when Windows restarts. This particularly helps deleting Internet Explorer's index.dat files. So far deleting locked files works better on Windows XP than on Vista.
    • Automatically detect the language thanks to Adrián García. The setting can be changed in Control Panel-> Regional and Language Options -> Standards and formats.
    • Fix localization of GTK+ itself. This means a more thorough translation.

Translations

  • Add Galician thanks to Jon Amil.
  • Add Indonesian thanks to Ramdhani Fathurrohman.
  • Add Romanian thanks to Catalin Fluturel.
  • Add Swedish thanks to Jens Stääf.
  • Update Arabic thanks to Dilmi Fethi and MaXeR.
  • Update Brazilian Portuguese thanks to Andrius Gabriel da Luz, Felipe Tanus, Michele Medeiros.
  • Update Bulgarian thanks to Svetoslav Stefanov.
  • Update Czech thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Dutch thanks to Rob.
  • Update French thanks to Matthieu Martin, Sultan Rahi, Pierre Slamich, and j0nnnnn0.
  • Update German thanks to MixCool.
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Hindi thanks to Asutosh Dash.
  • Update Italian thanks to briga, Luca Falavigna, Marco Donato Torsello, and Santiago.
  • Update Polish thanks to Dariusz Jakoniuk.
  • Update Portuguese thanks to Jon Amil.
  • Update Russian thanks to Ilia Lilov aka lilovip.
  • Update Serbian thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Slovak thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Polish thanks to Darek Jakoniuk.
  • Update Spanish thanks to juancarlospaco.
  • Update Turkish thanks to Ufuk Yıldırım .

Want to help translate BleachBit? It's easy.

Known issues

  • On GNOME 2.26 (Ubuntu 9.04), deleting the recent documents list files is not enough to clear the list because GNOME retains it also in memory. As a workaround, you may run
    killall gnome-panel
    to restart the panel after BleachBit deletes the file.

Screenshots

BleachBit on Ubuntu 9.04 showing the Firefox preview:

BleachBit 0.6.0 on Ubuntu 9.04 showing the Firefox preview

BleachBit on Linux Mint 7 showing a preview and the delete confirmation dialog:

BleachBit 0.6.0 on Linux Mint 7

BleachBit in Indonesian on Fedora 11 (Leonidas):

BleachBit 0.6.0 in Indonesian on Fedora 11 (Leonidas)

BleachBit in Romanian on Ubuntu 9.04 showing the Firefox preview:

BleachBit 0.6.0 in Romanian (limba română) on Ubuntu 9.04

BleachBit on Windows Vista in Spanish showing the Internet Explorer description:

BleachBit 0.6.0 on Windows Vista in Spanish (Español) showing the Internet Explorer description

BleachBit on Windows Vista in Galician showing the Firefox preview:

BleachBit 0.6.0 on Windows Vista in Galician (Galego) showing the Firefox preview

See more screenshots on the new screenshots web page.

Download

Download BleachBit now. Installation packages are ready for 20 platforms including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Windows.

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