Meld (software)

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Meld Logo-48.svg
Meld 3.x.y performing a file comparison
Meld 3.x.y performing a file comparison
Original author(s)Stephen Kennedy, Kai Willadsen, Vincent Legoll
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-08-08)[1]
Stable release
3.20.0 / January 6, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-01-06)[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython, PyGTK/PyGObject
Operating systemLinux and Unix-like, OS X, Windows
TypeDiff viewer

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).


Requirements for Meld 3.18.0 are as follows:

  • Python 3.3
  • GTK+ 3.14
  • GLib 2.36
  • PyGObject 3.14
  • GtkSourceView 3.14
  • pycairo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "meld - Compare files, directories and working copies".
  2. ^ "Tags - GNOME / meld". GNOME Project. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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