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 release August 8, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-08-08)[1]
Stable release
3.18.0 / September 10, 2017; 9 months ago (2017-09-10)[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
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).


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. ^ Willadsen, Kai. "Meld". 

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