Test BleachBit 0.6.5 beta

Please test the new BleachBit 0.6.5 beta containing new features and bug fixes. There have been extensive changes under the hood, so nearly everything needs testing. In particular, please test:

  • Vacuum Google Chrome's fragmented SQLite databases. How much space do you recover? The safe browsing bloom file usually gives me 5MB and the other files about 250KB.
  • Clean Google Chrome version 3's usage history
  • On Linux (now in addition to Windows), BleachBit should refuse to clean Google Chrome while it is running
  • When BleachBit 0.6.4 encounters an error deleting a file, it may not delete some of the next files (bug#435246). BleachBit 0.6.5 should skip the error and continue deleting the next file.
  • BleachBit should properly delete Windows registry named values for Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player, and TeamViewer. This should fix a bug where BleachBit 0.6.4 deleted the whole key instead of just the named value. You should see some registry entries marked in angle brackets like <this>.
  • BleachBit is now portable on Linux and Windows. It should find its own files (cleaners, icon, etc) regardless of the current working directory in which it was started. On Windows, this means you can just unzip BleachBit to a portable USB drive or run it from your desktop without installation: for more information on installing and starting in portable mode, read the documentation. On Linux, it's now even easier to run from the source. (You never had to compile BleachBit, so it was also fairly easy to run from source on Linux.)
  • Look for regressions in previewing and deleting files and performing special operations including wiping free disk space, APT, Yum, vacuuming, OpenOffice.org, and Windows registry keys.
  • If you package BleachBit for a repository, please check your launcher. BleachBit 0.6.5 uses some absolute imports instead of relative imports. If it starts, the new imports work.

Report any bugs to the bug tracker or a comment to this blog post.

Because of the significant time it takes to prepare all the installation packages, only the following installation packages are offered for this beta:


September 30: BleachBit 0.6.5 has been released.

For other Linux distributions, you can try the most similar installation package above. For example, Linux Mint 7 users can download the Ubuntu 9.04 package. Alternatively run from source (instructions), which is not very difficult because there is nothing to compile.

Check back soon for the final release with the detailed release notes and wider selection of installation packages (as usual).