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Meld Logo-48.svg
Meld file1.png
Meld 3.x.y performing a file comparison
Original author(s)Stephen Kennedy, Kai Willadsen, Vincent Legoll
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2002; 19 years ago (2002-08-08)[1]
Stable release
3.21.0 / April 14, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-04-14)[2]
Written inPython, PyGTK/PyGObject
Operating systemLinux and Unix-like, macOS, Windows
TypeDiff viewer

Meld is the visual diff and merge tool of GNOME, targeted at developers. It allows users to compare two or three files or directories visually, color-coding the different lines.

Meld can be used for comparing files, directories, and version controlled repositories. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and supports many version control systems including Git, Mercurial, Baazar, CVS and Subversion.

Meld is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL-2.0-or-later).


Requirements for Meld 3.18.0 are as follows:

See also


  1. ^ "meld - Compare files, directories and working copies".
  2. ^ "Tags - GNOME / meld". The GNOME Project. Retrieved 19 March 2021.