The source code of Picard is maintained in Git and you can get it with all its history using:

          git clone git://

or you can fork or clone the mirrored repo from GitHub in the normal GitHub way. Pull requests and discussion on GitHub is generally preferred and all such requests will be considered.

If you are interested in providing development assistance, contact us by joining the #metabrainz IRC channel on To help by reporting bugs or finding a list of available tickets to work on, please have a look at the Troubleshooting page.

If you want to install Picard from source on Windows, there is Building Picard for Windows. Lukáš Lalinský provides daily Picard builds for Windows, if you want to test the latest development version of Picard on Windows.

For Mac there is Building Picard on OS X and also daily builds for OS X.


Picard is licensed under the GPL 2.0 or later.