Download Greenstone

There are two major versions of the software: Greenstone2 and Greenstone3. Greenstone3 is under active development, and is recommended for download. We also provide maintenance releases for its forerunner, Greenstone2, which is widely used around the world. Greenstone3 is backwards compatible with Greenstone2 collections. If you are new to Greenstone we recommend downloading version 3. If you already have a Greenstone2 installation, you may choose between upgrading to the latest Greenstone2 release, or migrating to Greenstone3. The Librarian Interface in Greenstone3 includes a conversion tool to assist migrating collections.

Note: If you are unable to download the binary or package of your choice from SourceForge, drop us an email at the Greenstone mailing list with the requested version and we'll upload it for you at a more convenient location.

Latest Greenstone3 Distribution (3.06)

Release Notes

The main Greenstone3 download. Includes everything you need to create and host Greenstone3 collections. These are the binary releases for Greenstone3.06 for Windows, Linux and Mac. If you discover any problems, then please send us a message at greenstone-users @ list.waikato.ac.nz.

For Windows
Greenstone-3.06-windows.exe (191 MB)
For GNU/Linux
Greenstone-3.06-linux (203 MB)
For GNU/Linux
Greenstone-3.06-linux-x64 (207 MB)
For MacOS
Greenstone-3.06-MacOS-intel-Leopard.dmg (173 MB)
For MacOS
Greenstone-3.06-MacOS-intel-MountainLion.dmg (181 MB)

Latest Greenstone3 Source Distribution (3.06)

Release Notes

The Source Distribution is a complete source distribution of Greenstone3. The Sourcecode Top-up is used to add the source code to a binary distribution of Greenstone3 (above).

Source Distribution
(zip, 234MB) (tar.gz, 274MB)
Sourcecode Top-up
(zip, 38MB) (tar.gz, 37MB)

Latest Greenstone2 Distribution (2.86)

Release Notes

The latest maintenance release of Greenstone2.

For Windows
Greenstone-2.86-windows.exe (73.2MB)
For GNU/Linux
Greenstone-2.86-linux-x64 (64 bit) (76.0MB)
For GNU/Linux
Greenstone-2.86-linux (32 bit) (85.4MB)
For MacOS
Greenstone-2.86-MacOS-intel-Lions.dmg (55.0MB)
For MacOS
Greenstone-2.86-MacOS-intel-Leopards.dmg (45.8MB)

Latest Greenstone2 Source Distribution (2.86)

Release Notes

The Source Distribution is a complete source distribution of Greenstone2. The Sourcecode Top-up is used to add the source code to a binary distribution of Greenstone2 (above).

Source Distribution
(zip, 80.6MB) (tar.gz, 77.3MB)
Sourcecode Top-up
(zip, 45.6MB) (tar.gz, 43.9MB)

Nightly Release Snapshots and Release Candidates


Every night, Greenstone snapshot releases are automatically generated for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The latest stable versions are made available at our snapshots page. Release candidates may also be available there in the lead up to an official release.


Older Distributions and Packages


Recent releases are available through our sourceforge page. Click "Browse All Files" to find older releases. Please also see the releases page on the wiki.

There are several supporting packages that may help you to learn about greenstone. Please see the support page for more information.