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Install BlueGriffon Web Editor on Fedora 16 x64

Just recently had the need to try out a new wysiwyg web editor and remember from years ago using NVU which is a simple graphical editor based on Netscape / Gecko engine. Development stop and was taken up by Kompozer which was stopped as well, but now has new life under BlueGriffon.

BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox 4, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.

There are a few prerequisites to install first when running 64 bit for the 32 bit libraries.

Open a terminal and run the following commands.

$ sudo yum install libXt.i686 oxygen-gtk.i686 oxygen-gtk gtk2-engines.i686

This will install all the needed libraries for BlueGriffon. Now lets download BlueGriffon itself from here. The current version at this writing is 1.4.

Now lets install it.

$ sudo rpm -Uvh bluegriffon-1.4-1.fc16.i686.rpm

That’s all that is needed and now we are ready to fire it up and start editing. When opening up the program you will receive a simple but effective interface.

There are several free addons available here and also pay addons. If you want a free, lightweight GUI editor then BlueGriffon is the one for you.

2 Responses to “Install BlueGriffon Web Editor on Fedora 16 x64”

  1. Thank you for posting this!

    I was trying to get bluegriffon running on Fedora 17 64bit and ‘yum whatprovides’ was not getting the job done as a method to figure out all the missing libraries.

    I ended up in a situation where I couldn’t install any more libraries because of a bizarre multilib conflict error. Installing the libraries you suggested works perfectly.

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