Copyright © 1997-2014,2015 by Thomas E. Dickey

Lynx current development

We are currently working on Lynx 2.8.9.

Lynx's version numbers have "dev", "pre" or "rel" suffixes. For example, "lynx2.8.9dev.1" is a development version as part of the successive versions culminating in "lynx2.8.9rel.1".

This page contains links to the most recent Lynx development source code.

Current Version

Older Versions

Important Documents

Other resources


A release of Lynx and pointers to Lynx for DOS386+ and Win32 are available from several locations:

Win32 Installers
Windows installers for the most recent release and for current development.
Frederic Meunier's page
2.8.7rel.2, zip-file
Lynx for Win32 (by patakuti)
2.8.6rel.4, English and Japanese installers.
Doug Kaufman's Web Site – DOS ports
2.8.5rel.1, zip-files, with support for message libraries.
2.8.5rel.1 installer.
Lynx for Win32 – Jim Spath
2.8.3rel.1 and 2.8.4pre.5 zip-files
Lynx for DOS 386+ or Win32
2.8.3dev.16 and 2.8.2rel.1 zip-files



Archivers: gz, bz2, zip

Gzip can be obtained from any Gnu archive site, e.g.,

Bzip 2 home page

Info-Zip home page

UNIX packages

You can usually use your systems' port or package system:

Packages: includes ssl, NLS and IPV6 support
Ports for lynx: includes Japanese and ssl flavours
(OpenBSD provides an older version in the base system, does not provide a port)
Mac OS X
MacPorts (portfile)

Language Support

Lynx supports multiple languages through use of gettext:

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