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Trelby on Ubuntu
Trelby on Ubuntu
Stable release
2.2 / 26 Sep 2012
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython
Operating systemWindows and Linux
TypeScreenwriting software

Trelby is a free and open source screenwriting program which focuses on providing a simple, uncluttered interface to writing screenplays. It is a rebranding of an older screenwriting program called Blyte.[1] It currently runs on both Windows and Linux platforms.


Blyte was a proprietary screenwriting program written by Osku Salerma in 2003, and was maintained as such until 2006, when lacklustre sales led to work on the program being stopped. The code was open sourced under the GPL.

The code lay dormant until late 2011, when it was re-discovered by Anil Gulecha, who along with Salerma started working on the program again for wider release. Blyte was renamed to Trelby, and several new features were added.[2][3]

Trelby is currently available on Github.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Trelby screenplay editor relaunched", The H, 2012-01-03, retrieved 2012-02-11
  2. ^ Sneddon, Joey (2012-01-03), "Open Source Screenwriting App for Linux Rises from the Dead", OMG! Ubuntu!, retrieved 2012-02-11
  3. ^ Gulecha, Anil (2012-01-02), "Presenting Trelby (and it's history)", Anil Gulecha's Musings, retrieved 2012-02-11
  4. ^ Salerma, Osku, Trelby source code repository on Github, retrieved 2017-05-05