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Ancient BlueGriffon version 1.0 PET created

December 02, 2021 — BarryK

I posted recently about compiling, and attempting to run, BlueGriffon version 3.2pre:

There has been recent discussion of WYSIWYG HTML editors on the Puppy Forum:

...mikewalsh has created some packages. There is a link with old versions, going right back to version 1.0, and as I reported in the forum thread, that ancient version works.

In EasyOS I only need a very basic HTML editor, for maintaining the local documentation files. I also need it for shellCMS, my static site creation tool. Note that shellCMS is introduced online, at, and is also in EasyOS at /usr/local/shellcms.

Up until now, EasyOS has the SeaMonkey suite, however, as it seems moving to Firefox for browsing, a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor is required, and BlueGriffon will fill that niche. It only has to be HTML4, so BlueGriffon 1.0 will be fine.

Well, no, I probably only need HTML 2.0. Differences are shown here:

Here is BlueGriffon 1.0 running in EasyOS:


The PET is 16.6MB and is here:

Or, if you want a later version, see Mike's packages in the forum thread.

My PET has updating disabled, and the browser for previewing is set to "defaultbrowser", which will work in all the pups.

Haven't decided whether will use this BlueGriffon PET in the next release of EasyOS. It depends on outcome of compiling attempts.     

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