The GNU extension language

Getting Guile


The latest releases of Guile are available via anonymous FTP. The GNU project's software page has full details about mirror sites, etc.

Stable and maintenance releases of Guile have even minor version numbers, and can be download from

  • The latest release of Guile's 2.0.x series is 2.0.11.
  • The latest release of Guile's legacy 1.8.x series is 1.8.8.

Development releases of Guile are given odd minor version numbers, and can be downloaded from

Git repository

Since March 27th, 2008, Guile's source code is stored in a Git repository at Savannah. You can access it with the following command:

    git clone git://

If the port used by the git protocol is not available, you can instead use the (slower) http method:

    git clone

Developers with a Savannah account can access repository over SSH:

    git clone ssh://

The repository can also be browsed on-line.


Snapshots are available from our continuous integration system: