BleachBit 0.8.8beta2

BleachBit, the open source system cleaner, announces the public 0.8.8 beta 2 which includes enhancements. bug fixes, and translation updates. Please help test.

  • Kill Firefox while it is running. In BleachBit, delete Firefox session restore. Start Firefox, and it should not ask you to restore the session.
  • In Firefox, visit a web site and press CTRL+PLUS to increase the font size. In BleachBit, clean Firefox site preferences. In Firefox, visit the same site, and verify the font size is reset.
  • In BleachBit, delete Firefox history. Then in Firefox, press CTRL+H and verify it is all gone. History for bookmarks may remain.
  • In Google Chrome and Chromium, delete DOM Storage and history, and icons for bookmarks should still exist.
  • In Opera, delete session.
  • Click File - Shred Folders, and then cancel. There should be no error.
  • Click File - Shred Folders, and shred a folder.
  • Test File - Shred File.
  • Click File - Shred Settings and Quit. There should be no error. Restart BleachBit, and verify any settings were reset.
  • Linux
    • Clean SeaMonkey 2.
    • Clean /var/tmp under KDE, and KDE should not crash.
    • Start as administrator using the menu shortcut, and BleachBit should start.
    • Test on Fedora 15 (Lovelock).
    • Test on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).
  • Windows
    • Verify the preferences dialog opens.
    • Click Help - About and click the link to visit the web site. It should load.
    • Enable the option to download winapp2.ini. After restarting BleachBit once, you should see new cleaners.
    • Clean Internet Explorer temporary files.
    • Delete Windows uninstallers.
    • Clean Silverlight: the paths should look like Silverlight.
    • Clean Windows Media Player: do the paths look like Windows Media Player? In WMP, verify the MRUs are gone.
    • In the Start menu, click the new shortcut BleachBit homepage.

To look for regressions follow the standard tests on the "Testing" page.


    Known bugs
  • In Windows when updating winapp2.ini if the file already exists, it cannot be updated. The error is something like "import shred". Workaround: manually delete the file from the BleachBit options directory. Solution: the fix is ready for the next release.
  • When deleting history for Google Chrome or Chromium, it will crash with an error about "none" if there are no bookmarks. Workaround: create a bookmark. Solution: fix is ready for the next release.

Remember: beta releases are more likely to contain bugs and are recommended only for testing. Use with caution.

Report any bugs to the bug tracker or forum.



June 14, 2011: BleachBit 0.8.8 has been released.


Translators, please update your translations.

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