BleachBit 3.0

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  1. mood

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    BleachBit v3.0 Released (October 23, 2019)
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    These are the changes since version 2.2:
    • Add ability to make chaff, an anti-forensics system. It generates novel documents inspired by 2600 Magazine or messages inspired by Hillary Clinton's publicly-released emails.
    • Add the command line option --wipe-free-space to wipe the free space in a path.
    • Add a new option to enable debug logging. Find it in the Preferences dialog or as the new command line option --debug.
    • Improve scanning speed. This could be most noticable in preview, deep scan, when deleting many small files, and during startup. In some cases, the improvement is greater than 10x. (Thanks to Paweł Polewicz.)
    • Avoid crash on startup when configuration is corrupt. (Reported by notdexterslab.)
    • Improve actual speed of application startup.
    • Improve cleaners: aMule, FileZilla, Midnight Commander, VLC, and Vuze. (Thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer.)
    • Overhaul cleaner for Thunderbird. (Bug reported by pitsi.)
    • Fix the error NameError: global name '_' is not defined.
    • Graphical user interface
      • Upgrade the graphical toolkit from GTK+ 2 to GTK 3. (Special thanks to Maël Lavault, Tristan Stenner, and Max Khon.)
      • Add dark mode.
      • Add a new stop button to the toolbar. (Suggested by shellaaaron.)
      • Remember the window size and position and whether it was full screen. (Suggested by BBUser.)
      • Make startup seem faster by showing the GUI while loading cleaners in background. (It's also actually faster.)
      • Make the error prettier when update check fails. (Suggested by Tobias-B-Besemer.)
      • Fix various file-encoding errors. (Thanks to Radoslav Stoyanov and others. Reported by jonfre, Tobias-B-Besemer, Mike, ediowar, and others.)
      • Reorder the delete/cancel buttons to a more logical order. (Suggested by hydrogenpi).
    • Specific to Linux
      • Add packages for Debian 10 and Ubuntu 19.04.
      • Improve detection that Google Chrome is running.
      • Delete VIM swap files. (Thanks to petrohs.)
      • Fix wiping FAT32 with more than 4GB free space. (Fixed by jamazi)
      • Whitelist the mount point for Flatpak. (Reported by Ub3rZ4cH.)
      • Whitelist the working directory for the Bluetooth daemon. (Reported by iromeister.)
    • Specific to Windows
      • Improve cleaners: Internet Explorer, Silverlight, TeamViewer, VLC, Windows Media Player, Windows Defender, WinRAR. (Thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer.)
      • Fix shredding a file marked read-only. (Reported by Tobias-B-Besemer.)
      • Update shipped dependencies: Python, gettext, SQLite, and GTK.
      • Drop support for Windows XP.
    • More
      • Do you use GPG? I have a new key for signing releases.
      • You can now donate using GitHub sponsors. In the first year, they match your donation and don't charge processing fees! (There are still other ways to donate including PayPal, credit card, and Bitcoin.)
      • Did you know, the first BleachBit release was December 2008, almost 11 years ago?
    • Developers
      • Packagers: please note multiple changes in dependencies and installed files.
      • Add search="walk.top" to delete the top directory and all its contents. It is equivalent to search="walk.all" to delete the contents (files and directories) followed by search="file" to delete the empty top directory.
      • Add the multi-value variable $$ProgramFiles$$, which expands to %ProgramFiles% and %ProgramW6432$%.
    What's next after BleachBit 3.0? The top priority is to update Python 2.7 to Python 3. Once complete, Python 2.7 will no longer be supported, and the transition will also drop support for Windows Vista.
     
  2. Buddel

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    Taken from the list of changes: Drop support for Windows XP.
     
  3. mood

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    And sooner or later support for Windows Vista will also be dropped.
     
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    After more than a decade, window can finally remember size & position.
     
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    Finally!
     
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    V3.0 is not installing properly for me on 7x64.
    Takes a very long time to load, then throws a No Disk error (huh?), then opens an all-black GUI that appears to be BleachBit but until I find out what's going on I won't run the program.
    I've gone back to 2.3 in the meantime until I can find out if others have experienced anything similar.

    bleachbit 3.0 error message .jpg
     
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    I had similar issues with 2.3 beta, on first run it did take a couple of seconds to open, but subsequent runs were normal - I did not have that error though. Also, 2.3 did not update winapp2.ini here even though it's set to.
    Noticed just now that v3 won't clean Chrome cookies and cache - it does not even list them.
    No such issues with 2.2.
     
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    Exact same thing here. 7x64
     
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    Is it necessary to uninstall a previous version prior to installing the latest version? Thanks in advance!

    John
     
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    But not a No Disk error, right?
     
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    I never have, since way back on V0.9.3. The installer asks you if you want it to uninstall the previuos version.
    But with the crappy luck I just had with 3.0 over the top, uninstall first doesn't sound like a bad idea.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    I actually tried 2.3 when it was still nightly/alpha and it had the same problem with slow first run. I attributed that to GTK+3 switch and GUI changes (introduction of a 'dark theme') and decided that all this was still too buggy.
    Beta was released just a few days ago and did not amend this issue.
    So the whole thing with v3 release just feels rushed imo.
     
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    As follow up I wish to report that I am nearly 100% certain that this No Disk error message has nothing to do with BleachBit. A Google search turned up quite a few such messages pertaining to other executables, and I now have a short list of suggestions to try to see if I can eliminate this strange message. Again, not BleachBit's fault.
     
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    I'm using the portable version, running it from a script. The first start was slow, over 20 seconds, but OK now.
     
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    Sadly enough, the GUI is still ugly as hell. And does it still spawn cmd.exe? No thanks.
     
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    For the sake of accuracy, I'm adding here that during the last week, Andrew Ziem did find that the No Disk error was being "caused by a bug in GTK 3", GTK being the toolkit that BleachBit uses. He did provide me with a test build (3.0.1.1346) that fixed the issue, and he plans to merge the fix in for the next release. :)

    BleachBit 3.0.1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
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    Bleachbit v3.1 beta Released (January 22, 2020)
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    thanks a lot M
     
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    As noted a few posts up, this issue was fixed for me with the test build (3.0.1.1346) that AZ provided me 2+ months back. Been using it ever since, and look forward to the 3.1 final release.
     
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    BleachBit v3.2 Released (February 5, 2020)
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    Changes
    These are the changes since version 3.0:
    • Add labels to the toolbar icons (suggested by Rogério Brito).
    • Refactor Miro cleaner to use multi-value variables (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
    • Move VIM deep scan option to the deep scan cleaner, so the VIM cleaner can automatically hide on systems where it is not needed.
    • Fix the error message Fix OperationalError: no such column: lower_term when cleaning Google Chrome and related browsers (reported first by sibernetik).
    • Fix: Do not delete ~/.htpasswd (reported by ZerooCool).
    • Fix: the clipboard was not cleared (reported by SenpaiSharp).
    • Fix: delete Google Chrome Favicons, even when the History file is missing (reported by sibernetik).
    • Specific to Linux
      • Show a three-part version number 3.2.0 instead of a two-part version number like 3.2.
      • Clean the DNF package manager (thanks to klslz).
      • Improve application launcher and AppStream information (thanks to terrycloth).
      • Fix: work without X session and without GTK package (reported by graysky2).
      • Fix: RPM packages did not build for Fedora 30 and 31.
      • Fix: add missing dependencies to RPM package (thanks to toluschr).
      • Fix: remove unresolved RPM dependency to python2-gobject-devel.
      • Fix: do not require the python-scandir package on Ubuntu 16.04 because it was not available until Ubuntu 18.04 (reported by ediowar).
    • Specific to Windows
      • Show a four-part version number like 3.2.0.1509 instead of a two-part version number like 3.0 (suggested by Tobias-B-Besemer).
      • Show a better executable description, as seen in Windows Task Manager (suggested by Tobias-B-Besemer).
      • Add icon to context menu (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
      • Improve the installer: add logo, add ability to uninstall components (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
      • Add warning to shellbags option that it will reset the position of desktop icons (reported by David N.).
      • Fix the error "there is no disk in the drive" (first reported by Mark).
      • Fix: the maximize button moved the application window off the screen (thanks to Max Khon).
      • Fix: when cleaning Internet Explorer, do not delete volume mixer settings (reported by tonedev).
      • Fix: do not follow junctions in Recycle Bin (reported by SenpaiSharp, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix the ability to close the application after cleaning memory (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Developers
      • Maintainers of Linux packages: please note improved launcher, improved AppStream, and multiple fixes to dependencies.
    What's next after BleachBit 3.2? In a separate code branch, much progress has been made for to update BleachBit from Python 2.7 to Python 3.x.
     
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