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 Greenstone3.08. 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 (3.08 rc1, 264 MB)

Linux x86 release candidate (3.08 rc1, 262 MB)

Linux x86-64 release candidate (3.08 rc1, 265 MB)

MacOS intel Lion/Mountain Lion release candidate, generated on Mountain Lion 10.8.5, spot-tested on Mountain Lion (3.08 rc1, 265 MB)

MacOS intel El Capitan release candidate, generated on El Capitan MacOS 10.11 and tested on the same (3.08 rc1, 281 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 (2s2015.08.28, 91.03 MB) (2s2015.08.28, 90.64 MB)
Windows Binary Snapshot (2s2015.08.28, 78.31 MB)
MacOS Binary Snapshot (2s2015.08.28, 55.68 MB)
Source Distribution Snapshot (2s2015.08.28, zip, 85.5 MB) (2s2015.08.28, tar.gz, 82.28 MB)
Source Component Snapshot (2s2015.08.28, zip, 51.62 MB) (2s2015.08.28, tar.gz, 50.04 MB)


Linux Binary Snapshot (3s2015.09.18, 261.93 MB) (3s2015.09.18, 264.54 MB)
Windows Binary Snapshot (3s2015.09.18, 250.73 MB)
MacOS Binary Snapshot (3s2015.09.18, 228.2 MB)
Source Distribution Snapshot (3s2015.09.18, zip, 247.62 MB) (3s2015.09.18, tar.gz, 287.49 MB)
Source Component Snapshot (3s2015.09.18, tar.gz, 36.72 MB) (3s2015.09.18, zip, 37.78 MB)

Documented Examples

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