Meld (software)


Meld 3.x.y performing a file comparison
Original author(s) Stephen Kennedy, Kai Willadsen, Vincent Legoll
Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Initial release July 1, 2005 (2005-07-01)[1]
Stable release
3.16.2 / July 30, 2016 (2016-07-30)[2]
Written in Python, PyGTK/PyGObject
Operating system Linux and Unix-like, OS X, Windows
Type Diff viewer
License GPL-2.0

Meld is the visual diff and merge tool of GNOME targeted at developers. It allows users to compare two or three files or directories visually, color-coding the different lines.

Meld allows you to compare files, directories, and version controlled repositories. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and supports many version control systems including Git, Mercurial, Baazar, CVS and Subversion.

Meld is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It supports OS X; however, due to dependencies, the installation takes more than 6 hours with MacPorts. A pre-built OS X bundle can be downloaded from here:


Requirements for Meld stable 3.16 are as follows:

See also


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