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Obtaining the source
Prosody is open-source, under the MIT license. This means that the source code is freely available to download and use however you wish. You may modify the source code, and link it with closed-source applications. That said, we politely request that you do consider sending code improvements to us at the developer mailing list.
The full terms of the license are available here.
Downloading a snapshot (tarball)
The current development source can always be downloaded from here.
The current and past releases are available in our downloads section.
Browsing the source
The source repositories of all our active branches is available to browse at hg.prosody.im.
RSS and ATOM feeds are available. An XMPP feed is available on request (you may see it in action in our chatroom).
Checking out with Mercurial
If you want to help out with development, or simply want an easy way to keep up to date with the latest source, we strongly recommend you use Mercurial, which is available on most Linux distributions. On Windows we recommend TortoiseHg.
After installing you need to “clone” our repository, which creates a copy on your system under a folder named “prosody-hg”:
hg clone http://hg.prosody.im/trunk prosody-hg
Subsequent updates can be downloaded simply by running:
hg pull -u
inside the “prosody-hg” folder.
Prosody on GitHub
Building and installation
For full instructions on how to get things running see Installing from source.