18th Dec, 2014
Rosegarden 14.12 “Magic Carpet” released
3rd Mar, 2014
Rosegarden 14.02 “Kaleidoscope” released
28th Oct, 2013
Rosegarden 13.10 “Joie de Vivre” released
7th Feb, 2013
“Improving Your Linux System For Creating Music” tutorial by Aere Greenway is published.

How to get Rosegarden

The Rosegarden development team makes Rosegarden available in source code form, to be compiled after download.

Download the Rosegarden source distribution.

We don't make ready-to-run binaries; you should get those as packages tailored for a particular Linux distribution.

Rosegarden is a complex program that requires numerous libraries and services that vary from one Linux distribution to another. It is also advisable to run Rosegarden on a Linux system that is well tuned for interactive and audio applications. For these reasons, it is not practical at this time for the Rosegarden team to provide installable packages for the many Linux distributions available. Here's where you should look instead:

Distribution packages

Installable binary packages for many major Linux distributions are available via the distributions' standard package repositories. Please consult your distribution's documentation for more details on how to obtain and install packages from these repositories.

Note: Rosegarden benefits greatly from running on a system that is well tuned for audio and low-latency use. Many distributions have at least one specialised low-latency kernel package available via some sort of additional multimedia distribution or repository; consider using one of these. For example, Ubuntu -> Ubuntu Studio; Debian -> 64 Studio or Musix; Fedora -> PlanetCCRMA; OpenSUSE -> JAD. In most cases the choice of a multimedia distribution will make no difference to which version of Rosegarden you can use: it will affect the type of Linux kernel and other audio services available, and consequently how well Rosegarden will run.

    Distro release   Rosegarden version   Available via 
 Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx)   Rosegarden v10.02   Community-supported Packages
 Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin)   Rosegarden v11.11.42   Community-supported Packages
 Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr)   Rosegarden v13.06   Community-supported Packages
 Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)   Rosegarden v14.02   Community-supported Packages
 openSUSE 13.2   Rosegarden v14.02   multimedia/apps
 openSUSE 13.1   Rosegarden v14.02   multimedia/apps
Arch Linux
 Arch Linux   Rosegarden v14.12   Extra repository
 Gentoo   Rosegarden v14.12   Portage