developer information


guile-cairo wraps the API from Cairo version 1.10 and later, though you can build it with Cairo as old as 1.2.

guile-cairo works with the current Guile version 2.0, as well as with the previous 1.8 stable series.

source repository

guile-cairo is managed with git, a distributed version control system. To grab guile-cairo, run the following:

git clone git://
cd guile-cairo
./ --prefix=... && make

At that point you can install guile-cairo with make install, or run it uninstalled using the env script.

browse the code

Browse the source code on Savannah's cgit instance.

patches and bug reports

File bug reports, etc in our bug tracker hosted by If you're more of the mailing list type, you can send queries to guile-user, and copy Andy Wingo (

gna project page

We also have a page on savannah.