Linux News Today: BleachBit 1.12 Free System Cleaner Brings Support for Ubuntu 16.04, Fedora 24
BleachBit developer Andrew Ziem has recently announced the availability of a new major release of the popular BleachBit open-source and cross-platform system cleaner utility, version 1.12.
BleachBit 1.12 comes as a replacement for BleachBit 1.10, which was announced at the beginning of the year, and it looks like it has been in development since April under the BleachBit 1.11.x umbrella. During its three-month development cycle, the software has received a total of three Beta builds that have brought many changes, improvements, and a handful of new features.
BleachBit is the tool you need if you want to keep your GNU/Linux or Windows clean and free of junk files left by various applications. The latest version, BleachBit 1.12, includes updates for the popular Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers, a few under-the-hood improvements, and many changes to both Linux and Windows ports.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 24 are now supported
Probably the most important feature of them all is the ability to install the software on the recently released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Fedora 24 Linux operating systems, as the developer has provided users with both DEB and RPM binary packages, making the installation easier and painless.
Additionally, BleachBit’s cleaning engine was greatly improved for many popular open-source applications, including EasyTAG audio tag editor, Epiphany web browser, Evolution groupware client, Rhythmbox music player, and Transmission BitTorrent client. Also, there’s better support for cleaning junk files from the GNOME desktop.
Last but not least, the KDE cleaner for the KDE 4 desktop environment has been updated to work on openSUSE Linux, the X11 and Thumbnails cleaners have received improvements as well, iBus Pinyin has been whitelisted, and the software has switched to use the GIO VFS API instead of the deprecated GnomeVFS for accessing file systems.
Of course, there are many changes for improving the usability of the software on Windows systems, so we recommend taking a look at the changelog attached at the end of the article for more details. In the meantime, you can download BleachBit 1.12 for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system right now via our website.