Catfish 1.0.2 Released

Catfish 1.0.2 has been released with easily accessible view modes and a new search filter for matching directories. More than 20 bug fixes and general improvements round out the release.

What’s New?

I thought the delay in previous release announcements was embarrassing… but several stable releases have been since my last post (0.6.1).  I’ll try to keep this brief.

New Features

  • Switch to toggle standard and preview modes
  • Search filter for directories

General Improvements

  • Full Python3 support
  • Improved locale and encoding support
  • Updated to support the latest PyGObject APIs (minimum 3.6)
  • Introduced SudoDialog to handle user authentication (shared with Mugshot)
  • Code cleanup, removed unused template code, improved installer
  • Improved list logic with item selection
  • Interface refresh, mimicking common gnome applications
  • Improved handling of symbolic icons
  • Improved strings

Bug Fixes


Catfish with the latest Greybird theme.
Catfish with the latest Numix theme.
Catfish with the latest Ambiance theme.

Getting Catfish

Ubuntu Users

If you’re running Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.10, Catfish 1.0.2 is available from the Catfish Stable PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:catfish-search/catfish-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install catfish

If you’re running Ubuntu 14.04 or newer, Catfish 1.0.2 is available in the Ubuntu repositories.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install catfish

Everyone Else

You can download the latest source package from the Catfish downloads page if you’re running another Linux distribution.