List of projects using Meson

If you have a project that uses Meson that you want to add to this list, please file a pull-request for it. All the software on this list is tested for regressions before release, so it's highly recommended that projects add themselves here. Some additional projects are listed in the meson GitHub topic.

  • 2048.cpp, a fully featured terminal version of the game "2048" written in C++
  • Aravis, a glib/gobject based library for video acquisition using Genicam cameras
  • Akira, a native Linux app for UI and UX design built in Vala and Gtk
  • AQEMU, a Qt GUI for QEMU virtual machines, since version 0.9.3
  • Arduino sample project
  • bolt, userspace daemon to enable security levels for Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 on Linux
  • Budgie Desktop, a desktop environment built on GNOME technologies
  • Bzip2, the bzip2 compressor/decompressor
  • Cage, a Wayland kiosk
  • casync, Content-Addressable Data Synchronization Tool
  • cinnamon-desktop, the cinnamon desktop library
  • dav1d, an AV1 decoder
  • dbus-broker, Linux D-Bus Message Broker
  • DPDK, Data Plane Development Kit, a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing
  • DXVK, a Vulkan-based Direct3D 11 implementation for Linux using Wine
  • elementary OS, Linux desktop oriented distribution
  • Emeus, constraint based layout manager for GTK+
  • ESP8266 Arduino sample project, sample project for using the ESP8266 Arduino port with Meson
  • FeedReader, a modern desktop application designed to complement existing web-based RSS accounts
  • Fractal, a Matrix messaging client for GNOME
  • Frida, a dynamic binary instrumentation toolkit
  • fwupd, a simple daemon to allow session software to update firmware
  • GameMode, a daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games to request a set of optimisations be temporarily applied to the host OS
  • Geary, an email application built around conversations, for the GNOME 3 desktop.
  • GLib, cross-platform C library used by GTK+ and GStreamer (not the default yet)
  • GNOME Boxes, a GNOME hypervisor
  • GNOME Builder, an IDE for the GNOME platform
  • GNOME MPV, GNOME frontend to the mpv video player
  • GNOME Recipes, application for cooking recipes
  • GNOME Software, an app store for GNOME
  • GNOME Twitch, an app for viewing Twitch streams on GNOME desktop
  • GNOME Usage, a GNOME application for visualizing system resources
  • GNU FriBidi, the open source implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm
  • Graphene, a thin type library for graphics
  • Grilo and Grilo plugins, the Grilo multimedia framework
  • GStreamer, multimedia framework (not the default yet)
  • GTK+, the multi-platform toolkit used by GNOME
  • GtkDApp, an application template for developing Flatpak apps with Gtk+ and D
  • GVfs, a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the I/O abstraction of GIO
  • Hardcode-Tray, fixes hardcoded tray icons in Linux
  • HelenOS, a portable microkernel-based multiserver operating system
  • HexChat, a cross-platform IRC client in C
  • IGT, Linux kernel graphics driver test suite
  • Irssi, a terminal chat client in C
  • iSH, Linux shell for iOS
  • Janet, a functional and imperative programming language and bytecode interpreter
  • json, JSON for Modern C++
  • JsonCpp, a C++ library for interacting with JSON
  • Json-glib, GLib-based JSON manipulation library
  • Kiwix libraries
  • Knot Resolver, Full caching DNS resolver implementation
  • Ksh, a Korn Shell
  • Lc0, LeelaChessZero is a UCI-compliant chess engine designed to play chess via neural network
  • libcamera, a library to handle complex cameras on Linux, ChromeOS and Android
  • Libdrm, a library for abstracting DRM kernel interfaces
  • Libepoxy, a library for handling OpenGL function pointer management
  • libfuse, the reference implementation of the Linux FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) interface
  • Libgit2-glib, a GLib wrapper for libgit2
  • libglvnd, Vendor neutral OpenGL dispatch library for Unix-like OSes
  • Libhttpseverywhere, a library to enable httpseverywhere on any desktop app
  • libmodulemd, a GObject Introspected library for managing Fedora Project module metadata.
  • Libosmscout, a C++ library for offline map rendering, routing and location
    lookup based on OpenStreetMap data
  • libspng, a C library for reading and writing Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format files
  • libui, a simple and portable (but not inflexible) GUI library in C that uses the native GUI technologies of each platform it supports
  • Libva, an implementation for the VA (VIdeo Acceleration) API
  • Libzim, the reference implementation for the ZIM file format
  • Marker, a GTK-3 markdown editor
  • Mesa, an open source graphics driver project
  • MiracleCast, connect external monitors to your system via Wifi-Display specification aka Miracast
  • mrsh, a minimal POSIX shell
  • Nautilus, the GNOME file manager
  • Nemo, the file manager for the Cinnamon desktop environment
  • oomd, a userspace Out-Of-Memory (OOM) killer for Linux systems
  • OpenH264, open source H.264 codec
  • OpenHMD, a free and open source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head mounted displays with built in head tracking
  • Orc, the Optimized Inner Loop Runtime Compiler (not the default yet)
  • OTS, the OpenType Sanitizer, parses and serializes OpenType files (OTF, TTF) and WOFF and WOFF2 font files, validating and sanitizing them as it goes. Used by Chromium and Firefox
  • Outlier, a small Hello World style meson example project
  • Pacman, a package manager for Arch Linux
  • Pango, an Internationalized text layout and rendering library (not the default yet)
  • Parzip, a multithreaded reimplementation of Zip
  • Peek, simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface
  • PicoLibc, a standard C library for small embedded systems with limited RAM
  • PipeWire, a framework for video and audio for containerized applications
  • Pithos, a Pandora Radio client
  • Pitivi, a nonlinear video editor
  • Playerctl, mpris command-line controller and library for spotify, vlc, audacious, bmp, cmus, and others
  • Polari, an IRC client
  • radare2, unix-like reverse engineering framework and commandline tools (not the default)
  • RxDock, a protein-ligand docking software designed for high throughput virtual screening (fork of rDock)
  • SSHFS, allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP
  • sway, i3-compatible Wayland compositor
  • Sysprof, a profiling tool
  • systemd, the init system
  • szl, a lightweight, embeddable scripting language
  • Taisei Project, an open-source Touhou Project clone and fangame
  • Terminology, a terminal emulator based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Tilix, a tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3
  • Valum, a micro web framework written in Vala
  • Wayland and Weston, a next generation display server (not merged yet)
  • wlroots, a modular Wayland compositor library
  • wxFormBuilder, RAD tool for wxWidgets GUI design
  • xi-gtk, a GTK+ front-end for the Xi editor
  • Xorg, the X.org display server (not the default yet)
  • zathura, a highly customizable and functional document viewer based on the girara user interface library and several document libraries
  • ZStandard, a compression algorithm developed at Facebook (not used by default)

Note that a more up-to-date list of GNOME projects that use Meson can be found here.

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