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BleachBit 99th Most Popular on SourceForge

Today BleachBit has broken in to the 100 most popular projects on SourceForge by taking 99th place. This may not seem much until you consider there are 230,000 other projects: BleachBit is ranked higher than 99.957% of projects.

Screenshot of BleachBit's rank on September 26, 2009

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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:

Most popular language statistics

Early on I realized English speakers make only 4% to 27% of the world's population (depending whether you count non-native speakers), so within two weeks of the first BleachBit release, I added internationalization support. Since then generous volunteers have translated BleachBit to 32 languages, and BleachBit is used by people speaking more languages than I can remember. Ideally BleachBit would be fully translated to every native language. Until then, well do its translation it serve people now?

BleachBit 0.6.4 released

BleachBit 0.6.4 adds a command line interface, displays a more detailed summary, fixes bugs, adds a Malay translation, and updates 17 other translations.

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SourceForge vs Google App Engine hosting

The hosting of BleachBit's web site, bug tracker, and blog has bounced between SourceForge, Google's Blogger, Launchpad, Google App Engine, and SourceForge again. Certainly there have been some lessons learned on the strengths and weaknesses of each hosting provider. These may be useful to other open source projects choosing a web host—particularly for demanding, dynamic sites.

Test BleachBit 0.6.4 beta

Test the new BleachBit 0.6.4 beta. In particular, please test the three new features:


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