i3 - improved tiling WM


Please use the i3 packages provided by the distribution you are using. i3 is currently distributed in the following operating systems/distributions:

Debian GNU/Linux
Arch Linux
Gentoo Linux
Ubuntu Linux

Pibang Linux


We also provide Debian and Ubuntu repositories with up-to-date packages.


The current stable version is 4.13.

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 <michael@stapelberg.de>
      uid                  Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>
      uid                  Michael Stapelberg (RENT-A-GURU) <michael@rent-a-guru.de>
Please verify all releases before using them.

Version Download Size Signature Release date Release notes
4.13 i3-4.13.tar.bz2 1.1 MiB signature 2016-11-08 release notes
4.12 i3-4.12.tar.bz2 965 KiB signature 2016-03-06 release notes
4.11 i3-4.11.tar.bz2 951 KiB signature 2015-09-30 release notes
4.10.4 i3-4.10.4.tar.bz2 919 KiB signature 2015-09-08 release notes
4.10.3 i3-4.10.3.tar.bz2 920 KiB signature 2015-07-30 release notes
4.10.2 i3-4.10.2.tar.bz2 921 KiB signature 2015-04-16 release notes
4.10.1 i3-4.10.1.tar.bz2 921 KiB signature 2015-03-29 release notes
4.10 i3-4.10.tar.bz2 918 KiB signature 2015-03-29 release notes
4.9.1 i3-4.9.1.tar.bz2 918 KiB signature 2015-03-07 release notes
4.9 i3-4.9.tar.bz2 919 KiB signature 2015-02-28 release notes
4.8 i3-4.8.tar.bz2 918 KiB signature 2014-06-15 release notes
4.7.2 i3-4.7.2.tar.bz2 877 KiB signature 2014-01-23 release notes
4.7.1 i3-4.7.1.tar.bz2 877 KiB signature 2014-01-21 release notes
4.7 i3-4.7.tar.bz2 876 KiB signature 2013-12-22 release notes
4.6 i3-4.6.tar.bz2 871 KiB signature 2013-08-07 release notes
4.5.1 i3-4.5.1.tar.bz2 859 KiB signature 2013-03-18 release notes
4.5 i3-4.5.tar.bz2 859 KiB signature 2013-03-12 release notes
4.4 i3-4.4.tar.bz2 864 KiB signature 2012-12-12 release notes
4.3 i3-4.3.tar.bz2 833 KiB signature 2012-09-19 release notes
4.2 i3-4.2.tar.bz2 741 KiB signature 2012-04-25 release notes
4.1.2 i3-4.1.2.tar.bz2 550 KiB signature 2012-01-27 release notes
4.1.1 i3-4.1.1.tar.bz2 551 KiB signature 2011-12-24 release notes
4.1 i3-4.1.tar.bz2 551 KiB signature 2011-11-11 release notes
4.0.2 i3-4.0.2.tar.bz2 465 KiB signature 2011-08-28 release notes
4.0.1 i3-4.0.1.tar.bz2 462 KiB signature 2011-08-01 release notes
4.0 i3-4.0.tar.bz2 462 KiB signature 2011-07-31 release notes
3.ε-bf3 i3-3.e-bf3.tar.bz2 353 KiB signature 2011-05-08 release notes
3.ε-bf2 i3-3.e-bf2.tar.bz2 285 KiB signature 2011-01-19 release notes
3.ε-bf1 i3-3.e-bf1.tar.bz2 285 KiB signature 2010-06-09 release notes
3.ε i3-3.e.tar.bz2 271 KiB signature 2010-03-30 release notes
3.δ-bf1 i3-3.d-bf1.tar.bz2 153 KiB signature 2009-12-21 release notes
3.δ i3-3.d.tar.bz2 153 KiB signature 2009-11-09 release notes
3.γ i3-3.c.tar.bz2 107 KiB signature 2009-08-19 release notes
3.β i3-3.b.tar.bz2 96 KiB signature 2009-06-26 release notes
3.α-bf2 i3-3.a-bf2.tar.bz2 65 KiB signature 2009-05-03 release notes
3.α-bf1 i3-3.a-bf1.tar.bz2 65 KiB signature 2009-05-03 release notes
3.α i3-3.a.tar.bz2 50 KiB signature 2009-03-15 release notes

Development version

Use git to follow the latest changes or view them on this webpage. This command checks out the 'next' branch:

  $ 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 .

Announce mailing list

If you want to be notified when a new version of i3 is released, please subscribe to the announce mailing list by sending a mail to i3-announce-subscribe@i3.zekjur.net