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Desktop Blog Editor For Ubuntu

Bilbo is a desktop blog editor for Linux that supports many online blog services including Blogger (Blogspot), WordPress, MovableType and MetaWeblog.

It features a full featured WYSIWYG editor and an HTML editor as well as a ‘preview’ mode that shows your post in the style of your blog. In many respects it offers most of the features of “Windows Live Writer” for Linux.

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The current beta will be included in Ubuntu 9.10′s repositories, or you can download it now via the links at the bottom of this article.

Other features include: –

  • Support for Creating/Modifying/Deleting posts.
  • Support for creating drafts and scheduled posts.
  • Support for uploading media files to your blog (Only on supported APIs e.g. MetaWeblog and MovableType)
  • Support for fetching your recent blog entries.
  • Support for adding Images to posts from your system. It will upload them on Submitting post to blog (Only on supported APIs e.g. MetaWeblog and MovableType)
  • Support for saving local entries before publishing.
  • Saving your writing copy to prevent data loss, at configurable intervals.
  • Internal auto spell checker.
  • Ability to write/edit multiple posts in one window via tabs.

Download and Installation

Karmic Alpha users will find Bilbo in the repositories – http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/bilbo

Jaunty users can download a Kubuntu .deb  to install it. It will install any missing KDE dependencies automatically.

32 Bit

https://launchpad.net/~neversfelde/+archive/ppa/+files/bilbo_1.0~beta1-0ubuntu1~jaunty1~ppa2_i386.deb

64 Bit

https://launchpad.net/~neversfelde/+archive/ppa/+files/bilbo_1.0~beta1-0ubuntu1~jaunty1~ppa2_amd64.deb

Alternatively you can add the Bilbo PPA – https://launchpad.net/~neversfelde/+archive/ppa

 

Website: http://bilbo.gnufolks.org/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bilboblogger/