Ardour Source Code Download
There are a couple of ways to download the Ardour source code. If the term "source code" means nothing to you, then you're reading the wrong page. Head back to the download page for more suitable choices on getting Ardour.
Download the release tarball
Because financial support for the continued development of Ardour is so critical, I'm still going to ask you to donate some amount (even $1) to download the tarball.
You are free to pay nothing if you insist.
Get the source code from our repository
Get the current source code for Ardour with this command:
Because we have enough work to do trying to support "regular users" who use our prebuilt versions of Ardour, We do not provide hand-holding, support or explanations for people using the source code in this way. You can read a few more details about building Ardour from source. If you show up in our IRC channel ask nicely, someone will probably help you anyway.