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Download Blackbox

This page lists various Blackbox releases and where you can find them.

1 Source packages
1.1 Latest stable release
1.1.1 Changelog
1.2 Bleeding edge development code
1.3 Previous stable release
2 Ready made packages
2.1 Quick version check

1) Source packages

These are packages holding raw source code. You need certain tools and you need to know how to compile Blackbox in order to obtain a working copy of it.

1.1) Latest stable release

Download 0.70.1*. See the BlackboxRequirements and the style syntax changes!

1.1.1) Changelog

1.2) Bleeding edge development code

This is development code, not available as an official release. Go to BlackboxCVS to browse the CVS repository, to check out development code or to download nightly snapshots.

While the stable version is always recommended, we encourage users to try out development releases and report back bugs or post feature and support requests (see BlackboxDevelopment). We need testers if we want development versions to become stable.

1.3) Previous stable release

Download 0.65.0*. See the BlackboxRequirements and the style syntax changes!

Note: 0.65 has been obsoleted by 0.70. There will be no more support or development for it, period. We urge everybody, especially distro maintainers, to upgrade. There is currently no known reason why you shouldn't upgrade.

This release implements the (outdated) ICCCM standard. It is very stable and usable if you do not need advanced interactivity with recent desktop environments.

There have been some silly rumors going around. No, there is no difference, performance-wise, between 0.65 and newer versions. If anything, newer releases always get better and faster, as this is the Blackbox standing goal.

2) Ready made packages

These days most distributions should allow you to fetch and install Blackbox via their own package management system. Therefore, you would be well advised to turn to your package control center or whatever the tool is called in your distro.

See BlackboxDocumentation/InstallingBlackbox for distribution- and operating system- specific installation guidelines.

If the latest Blackbox version came out after the latest official release of your distro, you can probably still get it eventually via an online update, when it becomes available as an official package.

If the official package runs late, you may have to use unofficial packages from 3rd parties, or packages from the unstable version of your distribution. Or you can always compile your own from source (it's not that hard).

2.1) Quick version check

The following links are provided so users can quickly check if the latest Blackbox version has been picked up by their favorite distro or operating system.

Links to pages that inform about the status of the Blackbox packages are preferred over download links. Please keep the list ordered alphabetically.


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