Please use the i3 packages provided by the distribution you are using. i3 is currently distributed in the following operating systems/distributions:
We also provide Debian and Ubuntu repositories with up-to-date packages.
The current stable version is 4.8.
IMPORTANT: If you use the nVidia binary driver, ensure you are using version 302.17 or newer. Read this document for an explanation and how to enable the work-around for older versions.
$ git clone git://code.i3wm.org/i3
The 'master' branch is the current stable version plus bugfixes.
The 'next' branch is the next version, yet to be released. Use git checkout next to switch to the 'next' branch.
If you prefer to download a tarball, or if you cannot use git for whatever reason, you may download the current master branch from http://code.i3wm.org/i3/snapshot/i3-master.tar.bz2
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