We produce regular snapshots of Greenstone for developers, which you access through this page. We make release candidates available in the lead-up to a new version being brought out. These have undergone some, but not exhaustive, testing by us, and are made available so that others can try them out before the official release.

We also have automated nightly builds. These are untested.

Release Candidates


Release Notes

These are the rc1 candidates for Greenstone3.09. Please feel free to try them out but do not yet replace your current Greenstone installation with these. If you discover any problems then please email us at greenstone-users @

Windows release candidate (3.09 rc1, 349 MB)

Linux x86 release candidate (3.09 rc1, 334 MB), spot tested on x86 linux

Linux x86-64 release candidate (3.09 rc1, 323 MB)

MacOS intel High Sierra release candidate, generated on High Sierra MacOS 10.13 and tested on the Mojave Mac OS 10.14 (3.09 rc1, 369 MB)

Nightly Release Snapshots

Greenstone snapshot releases are automatically generated each night for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Listed below are the latest "stable" snapshots, which means that versions for all operating systems have compiled successfully.

The Caveat-emptor page lists the results of the latest nightly build, whatever the outcome. Some builds may not be listed if they failed, however, logging information of the build is present to help pinpoint where the issue might lie.


Linux Binary Snapshot (2s2019.07.20, 96.51 MB) (2s2019.07.20, 83.73 MB)
Windows Binary Snapshot (2s2019.07.20, 99.43 MB)
MacOS Binary Snapshot (2s2019.07.20-Lion, 117.26 MB)
Source Distribution Snapshot (2s2019.07.20, zip, 156.91 MB) (2s2019.07.20, tar.gz, 150.62 MB)
Source Component Snapshot (2s2019.07.20, tar.gz, 68.2 MB) (2s2019.07.20, zip, 69.78 MB)


Linux Binary Snapshot (3s2018.07.29, 315.68 MB) (3s2018.07.29, 318.87 MB)
Windows Binary Snapshot (3s2018.07.29, 317.64 MB)
MacOS Binary Snapshot (3s2018.07.29-Lion, 336.24 MB)
Source Distribution Snapshot (3s2018.07.29, tar.gz, 418.35 MB) (3s2018.07.29, zip, 345.83 MB)
Source Component Snapshot (3s2018.07.29, tar.gz, 49.63 MB) (3s2018.07.29, zip, 50.68 MB)

Documented Examples

Documented Examples (2010.12.15, tar.gz, 77.82 MB) (2010.12.15, zip, 124.47 MB)