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Source code

The source code of the nanomsg library is hosted on GitHub.

The source code of this website is located in the gh-pages branch.


Building this software as a developer is very similar to building it the distribution as an end-user or system administrator. The same tools will be needed, but no extra tools are required. Please see the README file for more information.

One thing that may be different is that you should obtain the latest development tree from git. You can clone it from GitHub.


Auto-builds are run every time the project is updated. The results are linked from the main repository page, and include tests on Linux, MacOS X, and Windows.

Bug tracker

We use Github Issues to report problems with nanomsg.


To contribute to nanomsg project, send a GitHub pull request. We insist that all contributions are submitted under the MIT/X11 license, so that we can incorporate them under the same terms.

If you make a substantial contribution to a file, add your copyright to the file header. You should also add your name to the AUTHORS file, to indicate you own copyright to a part of the codebase.

There is a Development Style guide with which you should familiarize yourself. (Note that the in recent times adherence to the style guide has been somewhat relaxed, the best approach is to attempt to use the same style found in the current code base.)

Language bindings

If you want to implement a new language binding for nanomsg, check this document describing best practices and offering helpful tips.

"nanomsg" is a trademark of Garrett D'Amore.