If you already know the general facts about the xPack Meson Build, you can directly skip to the desired pages.
Developer & maintainer pages:
The xPack Meson Build is a cross-platform binary distribution of Meson, The Meson Build system, an open source project hosted on GitHub.
The Meson project is written in Python. To simplify dependencies management, the xPack Meson Build embeds a Python3 instance.
The main advantages of using the xPack Meson Build are:
- a convenient, uniform and portable install/uninstall/upgrade procedure, the same procedure is used for all major platforms (Intel Windows 64-bit, Intel GNU/Linux 64-bit, Arm GNU/Linux 64/32-bit, Intel macOS 64-bit, Apple Silicon macOS 64-bit)
- a better integration with development environments
- a more convenient integration with CI environment
All binaries are self-contained, they include all required libraries, and can be installed in any location.
The xPack Meson Build is fully compatible with the original Meson distribution.
The details of installing the xPack Meson Build on various platforms are presented in the separate install page.
The original Meson documentation is available online:
For the various support options, please read the separate support page.
The release and change log is available in the repository
For those interested in building the binaries, please read the
However, the ultimate source for details are the build scripts themselves,
all available from the
See the releases pages.