BleachBit 1.5.2 beta

BleachBit, the open source system cleaner, announces the public 1.5.2 beta which includes enhancements, important bug fixes, and translation updates. Please help test today.

These particular areas are a priority for testing:

  • Clean Chromium cache.
  • Clean Google Chrome cache.
  • Clean Google Chrome history.
  • Clean Firefox session restore.
  • Clean Firefox backup files.
  • In the preferences, the auto-hide option should be enabled by default (unless you previously disabled it--maybe before BleachBit version 1.0.)
  • Toggle the auto-hide option in the preferences. All of the cleaners that are hidden should not preview or clean anything. For example, if Google Chrome is hidden (when auto-hide is enabled), then cleaning Google Chrome (after disabling auto-hide) should show zero files were cleaned.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Under KDE, clean System - Temporary Files, and then verify BleachBit will start in administrative mode using kdesudo.
    • Start BleachBit in administrative mode. On Linux there are different ways to do this that result in different cleaning. Verify that only one of these are true: BleachBit cleans the non-root user profile (for example, your personal Firefox), or on startup BleachBit gives you a notice the root profile will be cleaned instead.
    • Test under Ubuntu 14.10
    • Test under OpenSUSE 13.2.
  • Specific to Windows
    • Verify BleachBit does not crash on startup. (This happened before when %USERPROFILE\Local Settings\temp\ did not exist.)
    • Uninstall BleachBit. Then install BleachBit in silent mode twice using the command BleachBit-1.5.2-setup.exe /S After each installation, BleachBit should be installed and operational, and the installer should not prompt you to do anything. The reason for doing it twice is the second installation implies an uninstallation of the already-installed version.
    • In the Control Panel under Add/Remove Programs, verify the application version (1.5.2) is shown.

Since BleachBit 1.0, odd-numbered minor versions are beta releases, so BleachBit 1.5.2 is the beta release for 1.6 stable.

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



November 18, 2014: BleachBit 1.6 has been released.


Translators, please update your translations.