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Linux

macOS

For macOS 10.12 or superior.

Note: Universal installer does not currently support meta-data, to be fixed soon.

Windows

For Windows 7 or superior.

JACK Source Code Repository

JACK uses Git as its source control system. Our central git repository is hosted by Github. We are currently working toward linking the repositories for JACK1 and JACK2 but this work is not complete, so for now the commands to get a copy of the source are a little different depending on which tree/version you want.

JACK2 Git Repository

Those without write access can access the repository with this command:

git clone git://github.com/jackaudio/jack2.git

You can also point a web browser at

https://github.com/jackaudio/jack2

to be able to browse current source code and full history with all the usual Github goodies.

Write Access

Those who have been granted write access and have supplied a public key can get to the repository with the following command:

git clone git@github.com:jackaudio/jack2.git

JACK1 Git Repository

Those without write access can access the repository with these commands:

git clone git://github.com/jackaudio/jack1.git
cd jack1
git submodule init
git submodule update

You can also point a web browser at

https://github.com/jackaudio/jack1

to be able to browse current source code and full history with all the usual Github goodies.

Write Access

Those who have been granted write access and have supplied a public key can clone the repository with the following commands:

git clone git@github.com:jackaudio/jack1.git
cd jack1
git submodule init
git submodule update

You must then edit the .git/config file within jack1 so that the submodule entries correctly reference the write-access URL. They should look like this:

[submodule "example-clients"]
    url = git://github.com/jackaudio/example-clients.git
[submodule "jack"]
    url = git://github.com/jackaudio/headers.git
[submodule "tools"]
    url = git://github.com/jackaudio/tools.git

Eventually the same setup for the submodules will be required for both JACK2 and JACK1, but this is only the case for JACK1 at this time.