What Packages Are Available?
brew searchfor a list.
- Or visit braumeister.org to browse packages online.
- Or use
brew search --desc <keyword>to browse packages from the command line.
man brew or check our documentation.
First, please run
brew update and
Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.
If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.
We explicitly welcome contributions from people who have never contributed to open-source before: we were all beginners once! We can help build on a partially working pull request with the aim of getting it merged. We are also actively seeking to diversify our contributors and especially welcome contributions from women from all backgrounds and people of colour.
A good starting point for contributing is running
brew audit --strict with some of the packages you use (e.g.
brew audit --strict wget if you use
wget) and then read through the warnings, try to fix them until
brew audit --strict shows no results and submit a pull request. If no formulae you use have warnings you can run
brew audit --strict without arguments to have it run on all packages and pick one. Good luck!
Please report security issues to our HackerOne.
Who Are You?
Homebrew's lead maintainer is Mike McQuaid.
Homebrew/homebrew-core's lead maintainer is ilovezfs.
Homebrew's other current maintainers are Alyssa Ross, Andrew Janke, Alex Dunn, FX Coudert, Josh Hagins, JCount, Misty De Meo, neutric, Tomasz Pajor, Markus Reiter, Tim Smith, Tom Schoonjans, Uladzislau Shablinski and William Woodruff.
Former maintainers with significant contributions include Baptiste Fontaine, Xu Cheng, Martin Afanasjew, Dominyk Tiller, Brett Koonce, Charlie Sharpsteen, Jack Nagel, Adam Vandenberg and Homebrew's creator: Max Howell.
Homebrew is a non-profit project run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We need your funds to pay for software, hardware and hosting around continuous integration and future improvements to the project. Every donation will be spent on making Homebrew better for our users.
Please consider a regular donation through Patreon:
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Our Jenkins CI installation is hosted by DigitalOcean.
Our physical hardware is hosted by Commsworld.
Our bottles (binary packages) are hosted by Bintray.
Homebrew is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy