GNU Guile-Ncurses

GNU Guile-Ncurses is a library for the Guile Scheme interpreter that provides functions for creating text user interfaces. The text user interface functionality is built on the ncurses libraries: curses, form, panel, and menu.

Downloading Guile-Ncurses

Guile-Ncurses can be found on the main GNU ftp server: (via HTTP) and (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


Documentation for Guile-Ncurses is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Guile-Ncurses by running info guile-ncurses, or by looking in /usr/share/doc/guile-ncurses or similar directories in your system.

Mailing lists

Guile-Ncurses has one general purpose mailing list: bug-guile-ncurses. It is used to discuss most aspects of Guile-Ncurses, including development and enhancement requests, as well as bug reports.

Announcements about Guile-Ncurses releases and most other GNU software are made on info-gnu (archive).

Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.

Getting involved

Development of Guile-Ncurses, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

For development sources, bug and patch trackers, and other information, please see the Guile-Ncurses project page at
Guile-Ncurses is currently being maintained by Mike Gran. Please use the bug-guile-ncurses mailing list for contact.


Guile-Ncurses is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.