BleachBit 1.9.2 beta

BleachBit, the open source system cleaner, announces the public 1.9.2 beta which includes enhancements, important bug fixes, and translation updates. Please help test today.

These particular areas are a priority for testing:

  • Use the preview and clean commands to try out the new size column, which shows in the GUI next to the names of the options for each cleaner.
  • Check the option to delete Firefox passwords, and verify it gives a warning.
  • Clean passwords on Firefox version 32 or later, and verify they are deleted.
  • Enable checking for updates, disable the network by toggling the wifi, unplugging the network cable, or turning off the router. Then restart BleachBit, and verify there is a user-friendly error message.
  • Pass relative paths to the command line option --shred.
  • Open the preferences dialog, resize it, and notice it resizes better. Before it wasted whitespace in some places.
  • In the configuration file bleachbit.ini abbreviate True and False to T and F, restart BleachBit, and verify the preferences were maintained.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Under KDE when running BleachBit with administrator privileges, clean KDE - Temporary Files (see LP#1377719).
    • Test the new packages for Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 22, and Fedora 23.
    • Clean localizations. On many systems, more files should be cleaned than before.
    • When starting BleachBit in a terminal in either GUI or CLI mode, verify in the terminal there is not an error "localizations.xml is not usable."
    • Verify Windows Explorer does not show as an cleaner.
  • Specific to Windows
    • Start BleachBit in standard (GUI) mode, and close it without doing any cleaning or previews. Verify there is a not a pop-up error about bleachbit.exe.log.
    • Clean a non-removable directory (such as a directory with a file that is opened by a running application), close Bleachbit, and verify there is a not a pop-up error about bleachbit.exe.log.
    • Use BleachBit in general, close the application, and verify there is not a pop-up error about bleachbit.exe.log when exiting.
    • On Windows 10 verify the system presents the User Access Control (UAC) dialog when starting BleachBit under an administrator account.
    • Clean Adobe Reader - Most Recently Used. Then open Adobe Reader and verify the list is cleaned.

See also the list of bugs targeted to BleachBit version 1.10 and a list of code changes. These links give more details including credits for people contributing patches and reporting bugs. The final release will include some of these details.

Since BleachBit 1.0, odd-numbered minor versions are unstable releases, so BleachBit 1.9.2 is the first beta release for 1.10 stable.

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



December 20, 2015: BleachBit 1.9.3 beta has been released.


Translators, please update your translations.

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