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bareFTP 0.3.12

February 21st, 2016
  • Added Czech translation
  • Updated a few other translations

bareftp 0.3.11

August 26th, 2014

This is just an update of the build scripts, fixing some issues reported on various distros.

Source tarball:

bareFTP 0.3.10 released

March 23rd, 2013

This is just a minor update.


  • Improved build scripts (autoconf 2.69)
  • Greek translation

Note that this is still the old C#/Mono based source.

Source tarball:



Project update

October 7th, 2012

I guess some of you are wondering what is going on with bareftp these days, and the truth is – not much. I started out on a python port about a year ago, and was about 70-80% done when other (paid) projects distracted me. I am still busy with other projects and probably will be for a few months. This doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten all about bareftp, and I still want to get the rewrite done. So, for those thinking bareftp is dead, this is a little update on what is (not) happening.

The current state of the new bareftp is:

  • Pure python
  • Works with python 2 and 3
  • GTK+ 3 / pygobject GUI mostly done
  • Basic FTP connections and transfers working fine
  • Bookmarks compatible with the old format

The missing parts:

  • SSL/TLS connections (should be fairly simple)
  • SSH/SFTP (will use paramiko, and hope for python 3 support soon)
  • Some GUI improvements and cleanups

So.. when? I honestly don’t know. It all depends on available time and motivation, but I hope to get going on this again soon.

For anyone interested, the source can be found at

Any kind of help are appreciated!

bareFTP 0.3.9 released

September 24th, 2011

bareFTP 0.3.9 has been released. It contains some minor bugfixes and translation updates.

Bugs fixed

  • #64, #65 – Exception when openeing preferences dialog

New translations

  • Hugarian (hu), thanks to Adam Pongracz

Updated translations

  • French (fr)

Other news
Unless critical bugs are found, this will be the last release in the 0.3.x series. It will most likely also be the last version of bareFTP based on C#, GTK# and Mono.

Work has started on on a brand new 0.4 release where much of the core design are rewritten. This work is currently being done in Python, using pygobject to target GTK+ 3.

The release/0.3 branch will remain accessible for anyone wanting to fork it and continue the Mono based version.

bareFTP 0.3.8 released

April 3rd, 2011

bareFTP 0.3.8 has been released. It is mainly a bugfix release without any exciting news.

Bugs fixed

  • #56 – Error conecting to domains with spanish characters (ñ, á, é, etc.) containing accent
  • #54 – Refresh breaks sync browsing

Other changes

  • Wider input entries in main window (for hostname, username etc.)
  • A new combobox for remote charset selection

New translations

  • Japanese (jp)

Updated translations

  • Polish (pl)
  • Swedish (sv)

bareFTP 0.3.7 released

November 18th, 2010

bareFTP 0.3.7 is here. It fixes several bugs reported since the 0.3.6 release, and adds a synchronized browse capability.

New features
Synchronized browsing (#45). A new “Tools” menu item as been added, and “Synchronized browsing” is so far the one and only tool in the menu. Use this if you have a similar directory layout local and remote, and want bareFTP to change directory simultaniously on the remote/local side as you browse your directories.

Synchronized browse

Bugs fixed

  • #51 – BareFTP throw exception when dragging file from a folder containing accent
  • #49 – (partly fixed) After disconnect still asking if user wants to disconnect
  • #48 – Bookmark doesn’t remember locations
  • #47 – Creating a new folder on FTP server results in exception
  • #46 – ESC will not cancel transfer in File Operations
  • #53 – (partly fixed)BareFTP crashed renaming file
  • …and a few smaller issues..

New translations
Slovak (sk)

Updated translations
pt_BR, fr, nb, es, ca,

Source code moved to gitorious

October 15th, 2010

The bareFTP source code has moved from subversion to git, and is now hosted at

This also enables translators to submit their translations directly to the repository from transifex

bareFTP 0.3.6 released

October 13th, 2010

This just a quick bugfix release. It fixes a couple of typos in some build scripts that may cause build problems and wrong library path for the ssh support library.

The rest is basicly the same as 0.3.5. See the release notes for 0.3.5.

bareFTP 0.3.5 released

October 10th, 2010

bareFTP 0.3.5 is now released. This release contains a number of small bugfixes, some performance enhancements and better translation coverage.

New features

  • Directory caching is now optional

Bugs fixed

  • Directory caching is now optional
  • Fixed UI issues when background tasks are running – less sluggishness
  • Fixed bug making bareftp miss ssh server password request
  • Fixed possible ldpath vulnerability in startup script
  • Handle network stream wite failures better
  • Fixed possible crash if renaming a file to an empty string


  • New/updated translations: nb, fr, ru, pl, es, sv, it

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