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JACK Developer Information

Want to use JACK in your software? Great, grab the source and see the docs.

Want to get involved?

How about getting on the mailing list. Filipe Coelho (aka falkTX) is the current maintainer of this project.

Found a bug?

Send your report to the respective bug-trackers of jack1 or jack2 or send your report to the mailing list.

This homepage is maintained as a community effort and has it’s own bugtracker.

For anything else send a mail to the mailing list people are friendly and will respond if they can.


JACK was inspired by and partially designed during discussions on the Linux Audio Developers mailing list. Particularly significant contributions to those discussions came from (in alphabetical order):

Paul Davis was the principal author of the JACK API and of its sample implementation. Very significant contributions have been made by:

Jack O’Quin frequently acted as the primary maintainer of JACK for long periods, and has contributed many new interfaces and bug fixes.

Stephane Letz ported JACK to OS X and wrote the new C++ SMP-aware implementation jackdmp. He and Johnny Petrantoni created JackOSX, including JACK and utilities for OS X.

Rui Nuno Capela wrote the fantastic JACK control application “qjackctl”.

Others who have contributed to JACK in ways large and small: