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Homebrew

GitHub release

Features, usage and installation instructions are summarised on the homepage. Terminology (e.g. the difference between a Cellar, Tap, Cask and so forth) is explained here.

What Packages Are Available?

  1. Type brew formulae for a list.
  2. Or visit formulae.brew.sh to browse packages online.
  3. Or use brew search --desc <keyword> to browse packages from the command line.

More Documentation

brew help, man brew or check our documentation.

Troubleshooting

First, please run brew update and brew doctor.

Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.

If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.

Contributing

We'd love you to contribute to Homebrew. First, please read our Contribution Guide and Code of Conduct.

We explicitly welcome contributions from people who have never contributed to open-source before: we were all beginners once! We can help build on a partially working pull request with the aim of getting it merged. We are also actively seeking to diversify our contributors and especially welcome contributions from women from all backgrounds and people of colour.

A good starting point for contributing is running brew audit --strict with some of the packages you use (e.g. brew audit --strict wget if you use wget) and then read through the warnings, try to fix them until brew audit --strict shows no results and submit a pull request. If no formulae you use have warnings you can run brew audit --strict without arguments to have it run on all packages and pick one.

Alternatively, for something more substantial, check out one of the issues labeled help wanted in Homebrew/brew or Homebrew/homebrew-core.

Good luck!

Donations

Homebrew is a non-profit project run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We need your funds to pay for software, hardware and hosting around continuous integration and future improvements to the project. Every donation will be spent on making Homebrew better for our users.

Please consider a regular donation through GitHub Sponsors or Patreon.

Alternatively, if you'd rather make a one-off payment:

  • Donate with PayPal
  • Donate by USA $ check from a USA bank:
    • Make check payable to "Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc." and place "Directed donation: Homebrew" in the memo field. Checks should then be mailed to:
      • Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. 137 Montague ST STE 380 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 USA
  • Donate by wire transfer: contact [email protected] for wire transfer details.

Homebrew is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy which provides us with an ability to receive tax-deductible, Homebrew earmarked donations (and many other services). Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in New York, and donations made to it are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Security

Please report security issues to our HackerOne.

Who We Are

Homebrew's Project Leader is Mike McQuaid.

Homebrew's Project Leadership Committee is Issy Long, Jonathan Chang, Markus Reiter, Misty De Meo and Sean Molenaar.

Homebrew's Technical Steering Committee is Bo Anderson, FX Coudert, Michka Popoff, Mike McQuaid and Rylan Polster.

Homebrew's Linux maintainers are Daniel Nachun, Dawid Dziurla, Issy Long, Jonathan Chang, Michka Popoff and Shaun Jackman.

Homebrew's other current maintainers are Alexander Bayandin, Bevan Kay, Branch Vincent, Caleb Xu, Carlo Cabrera, Connor Mann, Dustin Rodrigues, Eric Knibbe, George Adams, Maxim Belkin, Miccal Matthews, Michael Cho, Nanda H Krishna, Randall, Sam Ford, Steve Peters, Thierry Moisan, Tom Schoonjans, Vítor Galvão and rui.

Former maintainers with significant contributions include Jan Viljanen, JCount, commitay, Dominyk Tiller, Tim Smith, Baptiste Fontaine, Xu Cheng, Martin Afanasjew, Brett Koonce, Charlie Sharpsteen, Jack Nagel, Adam Vandenberg, Andrew Janke, Alex Dunn, neutric, Tomasz Pajor, Uladzislau Shablinski, Alyssa Ross, ilovezfs, Chongyu Zhu and Homebrew's creator: Max Howell.

Community

License

Code is under the BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License. Documentation is under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Sponsors

Our macOS continuous integration infrastructure is hosted by MacStadium's Orka.

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Secure password storage and syncing is provided by 1Password for Teams.

1Password

Flaky test detection and tracking is provided by BuildPulse.

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Homebrew is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Software Freedom Conservancy

Homebrew is generously supported by Substack, Randy Reddig, embark-studios, CodeCrafters and many other users and organisations via GitHub Sponsors.

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