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    The xPack Meson Build

    A standalone cross-platform (Windows/macOS/Linux) Meson Build binary distribution, intended for reproducible builds.

    In addition to the the binary archives and the package meta data, this project also includes the build scripts.


    This open source project is hosted on GitHub as xpack-dev-tools/meson-build-xpack and provides the platform specific binaries for the xPack Meson Build.

    This distribution follows the official Meson build system.

    The binaries can be installed automatically as binary xPacks or manually as portable archives.

    In addition to the package meta data, this project also includes the build scripts.

    Release schedule

    This distribution is generally one minor release behind the upstream releases. In practical terms, when the minor release number changes, it awaits a few more weeks to get the latest patch release.

    User info

    This section is intended as a shortcut for those who plan to use the Meson Build binaries. For full details please read the xPack Meson Build pages.

    Easy install

    The easiest way to install Meson Build is using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build from the npmjs.com registry.


    The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm page.


    With the xpm tool available, installing the latest version of the package and adding it as a dependency for a project is quite easy:

    cd my-project
    xpm init # Only at first use.
    xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build@latest
    ls -l xpacks/.bin

    This command will:

    • install the latest available version, into the central xPacks store, if not already there
    • add symbolic links (.cmd forwarders on Windows) into the local xpacks/.bin folder to the central store

    The central xPacks store is a platform dependent folder; check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform). This location is configurable via the environment variable XPACKS_REPO_FOLDER; for more details please check the xpm folders page.

    It is also possible to install Meson Build globally, in the user home folder:

    xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build@latest


    To remove the links from the current project:

    cd my-project
    xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build

    To completely remove the package from the global store:

    xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build

    Manual install

    For all platforms, the xPack Meson Build binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

    The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

    For more details please read the Install page.

    Version information

    The version strings used by the Meson project are three number string like 0.55.3; to this string the xPack distribution adds a four number, but since semver allows only three numbers, all additional ones can be added only as pre-release strings, separated by a dash, like 0.55.3-1. When published as a npm package, the version gets a fifth number, like 0.55.3-1.1.

    Since adherance of third party packages to semver is not guaranteed, it is recommended to use semver expressions like ^0.55.3 and ~0.55.3 with caution, and prefer exact matches, like 0.55.3-1.1.

    Maintainer info


    The quick answer is to use the xPack forums; please select the correct forum.

    For more details please read the Support page.


    The original content is released under the MIT License, with all rights reserved to Liviu Ionescu.

    The binary distributions include several open-source components; the corresponding licenses are available in the installed distro-info/licenses folder.

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    Credit to Shields IO for the badges and to Somsubhra/github-release-stats for the individual file counters.


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