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.

Mailing lists

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

Announcements about Guile-Ncurses and most other GNU software are made on <>.

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header of just subscribe to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <>. Or you can use the mailing list web interface.

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.

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