download pike

This is the official Pike download page, from which you can download the latest stable version of Pike and fresh snapshots of the development version as well as older versions of Pike.

Pike is free software, and is released under the GNU General Public License, GPL, GNU Lesser General Public License, LGPL and Mozilla Public License, MPL. As such, you can modify, extend, use and distribute the source code in mostly any way you like.

Binary distributions

These are the binary distributions presently available on-site:
* Latest stable binary version (7.8.866)
Binaries for the most recent release are made available as we manage to produce and quality control them. Usually made for at least Linux x86, Linux ppc and Solaris sparc. For more info, read the release notes.
* Old versions of Pike (0.1 onwards)
An archive of all past official releases, including binaries for more uncommon architechtures.

Some vendors, such as Debian, Gentoo and Foresight, also provide their own packages of Pike.


Source distributions

These are the latest source distributions of Pike:
* Bleeding-edge source package (7.8.?)
This always contains the latest development version of Pike from git, automatically generated when something is committed. This means you get all the latest fixes - and probably also the latest bugs.
* Latest stable source/binary version (7.8.866)
We do our best to guarantee that there are no major bugs in the stable releases. For more info, read the release notes.
This is typically also available as an ebuild via the Gentoo portage overlay for Pike:
layman -o http://pike-git.lysator.liu.se/pike-overlay.xml -f -a pike
* Older versions of Pike (0.1 onwards)
An archive of all past official releases.
* Historic versions of Pike ancestors
An archive with LPC from the time 1994-1996.

Getting Pike sources via git

To get the latest version of the Pike source code, refer to the git access instructions. Note that you must have a Pike installed on your system already to build Pike right out of git, since parts of Pike are automatically generated (we prefer to keep only source files in the repository). The recommended bootstrapping method is to start by installing a source package before trying to build from git; the source packages are prepared with the autogenerated parts already generated.