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Why is Kompozer no longer in the repositories? Can any one suggest a new alternative (other than BlueFish) ?

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Related:… – Anwar Shah Oct 22 '12 at 17:13
@A.S. I had asked that question just to know the reason for it. :) – saji89 Oct 22 '12 at 17:54
I searched before asking but found no thing. – Lasher Oct 23 '12 at 5:57
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Kompozer was removed from the repository as it is no longer being maintained by its maintainer in the upstream(Debian). References:

As for your second question, a suitable alternative for it would be Bluegriffon.

This is what it looks like: Bluegriffon Window

To install it do the following steps:

  1. Download the installer.
  2. Right click on the Installer file. Pick the "Permissions" tab and check the Allow executing file as program checkbox. (For security reasons, most files aren't executable by default.)
  3. Double-click on the installer file, and the GUI to install BlueGriffon will start.

About Bluegriffon, from its website:

BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.

Partially reference:

The latest bluegriffon can also be installed from the getdeb repository, by doing the following steps:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb precise-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bluegriffon


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Thank you. BlueGriffon looks good. Installing it now. – Lasher Oct 23 '12 at 5:59

Kompozer packages are removed from Quantal version but still you can download install the binaries or from source.

Here is the binaries/source link

Make sure you install the dependencies before installing the Kompozer .deb file

Other Alternative for Kompozer is aptana-studio but you cannot find this package in ubuntu repository. You need to download them from official website

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The KompoZer packages have been removed due to lack of maintenance (the packages can not be built from source with the 12.10 tool chain).

I suggest Amaya and the NVU/KompoZer fork Bluegriffon. Unfortunately, neither is in the repositories.

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This question seems old, but here is an alternative solution to install Kompozer. It worked for me:


Download this:

Once it downloads, click on it, should open Ubuntu software center, click install.


Download from here:

You'll see a list of options based on hardware. I downloaded the i386 because I have an intel processor. Which is this file:

Once that is downloaded, same thing - click it, opens in software center, then install.

It will then install as any other and you should be good to go.


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The links provided for are dead/giving 404 errors – Kevin Bowen May 17 '13 at 6:59
@maggotbrain, Sorry, I copied the answer from the reference mentioned. It worked at the time! – Keivan May 21 '13 at 19:29
@maggotbrain, here is another solution that works, so far: wget‌​-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb‌​fsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_all.deb – Keivan Jun 12 '13 at 19:43
Add that as an answer please, or edit yours. – Kevin Bowen Jun 12 '13 at 19:45

Here is another solution that I just found:

Unfortunately Kompozer isn't available from the Ubuntu 13.04 repositories, therefore you have to install it as follows:

cd ~/Downloads 


sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb


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