A binary distribution of Ninja Build.

If you already know the general facts about the xPack Ninja Build, you can directly skip to the desired pages.

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The xPack Ninja Build is a cross-platform binary distribution of the Ninja build system, an open source project hosted on GitHub.


The main advantages of using the xPack Ninja Build are:

  • a convenient, uniform and portable install/uninstall/upgrade procedure, the same procedure is used for all major platforms (Windows 64/32-bit, GNU/Linux 64/32-bit, macOS)
  • 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 Ninja Build is fully compatible with the original Ninja distribution.


The details of installing the xPack Ninja Build on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.


The original Ninja documentation is available in the installed folders:

  • https://ninja-build.org/manual.html


For the various support options, please read the separate support page.

Change log

The release and change log is available in the repository CHANGELOG.md file.

Build details

For those interested in building the binaries, please read the How to build page. However, the ultimate source for details are the build scripts themselves, all available from the ninja-build-xpack.git/scripts folder.


See the releases pages.

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