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The Go Project

Go is an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community.

Go is distributed under a BSD-style license.

Announcements Mailing List

A low traffic mailing list for important announcements, such as new releases.

We encourage all Go users to subscribe to golang-announce.

Version history

Release History

A summary of the changes between Go releases.

Go 1 Release Notes

A guide for updating your code to work with Go 1.

Go 1.1 Release Notes

A list of significant changes in Go 1.1, with instructions for updating your code where necessary.

Go 1.2 Release Notes

A list of significant changes in Go 1.2, with instructions for updating your code where necessary.

Go 1 and the Future of Go Programs

What Go 1 defines and the backwards-compatibility guarantees one can expect as Go 1 matures.

Developer Resources

Source Code

Check out the Go source code.

Developer Mailing List

The golang-dev mailing list is for discussing and reviewing code for the Go project.

For general discussion of Go programming, see golang-nuts.

Checkins Mailing List

A mailing list that receives a message summarizing each checkin to the Go repository.

Build Status

View the status of Go builds across the supported operating systems and architectures.

How you can help

Reporting issues

If you spot bugs, mistakes, or inconsistencies in the Go project's code or documentation, please let us know by filing a ticket on our issue tracker. (Of course, you should check it's not an existing issue before creating a new one.)

We pride ourselves on being meticulous; no issue is too small.

Contributing code

Go is an open source project and we welcome contributions from the community.

To get started, read these contribution guidelines for information on design, testing, and our code review process.

Check the tracker for open issues that interest you. Those labeled HelpWanted are particularly in need of outside help.