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 4.12.
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.
All releases are crytographically signed with the following GnupG key:
pub 4096R/4E7160ED4AC8EE1D 2009-05-21 [expires: 2019-04-26] Key fingerprint = 424E 14D7 03E7 C6D4 3D9D 6F36 4E71 60ED 4AC8 EE1D uid Michael Stapelberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> uid Michael Stapelberg <email@example.com> uid Michael Stapelberg (RENT-A-GURU) <firstname.lastname@example.org>Please verify all releases before using them.
$ git clone https://github.com/i3/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 master to switch to the 'master' 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 https://github.com/i3/i3/archive/master.tar.gz .
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