🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)
brew formulaefor a list.
brew search --descto browse packages from the command line.
man brewor check our documentation.
First, please run
Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.
If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.
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 --strictwith some of the packages you use (e.g.
brew audit --strict wgetif you use
wget) and then read through the warnings, try to fix them until
brew audit --strictshows no results and submit a pull request. If no formulae you use have warnings you can run
brew audit --strictwithout arguments to have it run on all packages and pick one.
Alternatively, for something more substantial, check out one of the issues labeled
help wantedin Homebrew/brew or Homebrew/homebrew-core.
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Alternatively, if you'd rather make a one-off payment:
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.
Please report security issues to our HackerOne.
Homebrew's other current maintainers are Alexander Bayandin, Bevan Kay, Caleb Xu, Carlo Cabrera, Claudia Pellegrino, Connor Mann, Dustin Rodrigues, Eric Knibbe, 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.
Our macOS continuous integration infrastructure is hosted by MacStadium's Orka.
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Homebrew is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.