Developing

Picard 2.0 Dev Builds

Picard 2.0 dev builds are now available via PyPi. To install the dev builds you need to have a Python 3.5 or greater.
You can get the latest version of Python here.

Once you have Python 3.5 or greater installed, proceed to your commandline and install Picard via the following command -

pip3 install picard_dev
If all went well, you should now have Picard 2.0 available to you as
picard_dev
on your commandline. Please note that Picard Dev version uses a different config file than your stable Picard installation. As such the settings and plugins will be on their default configuration. To use your stable config with the dev version, simple copy your "Picard.ini" file from your MusicBrainz user folder to "Picard Dev.ini" which can be found in the same folder.

Development

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

          git clone git://github.com/musicbrainz/picard.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 irc.freenode.net. 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.

License

Picard is licensed under the GPL 2.0 or later.