# Where can I get Blender test builds?

I know that Blender.org provides downloads for official releases. I see on forums that people use newer versions of Blender. Where can I get newer version of Blender (nightly builds, alpha versions... etc).

You can get daily builds for Linux, Windows and Mac from graphicall.org. Here you can also find GSOC and custom builds (Yafaray, Luxrender support etc).

# GIT/Development builds:

• The Buildbot:
There is a buildbot that builds from the git repo daily. You can get git (development) builds for all operating systems that blender supports here.

• Compile from source:
Another option is compiling blender from source, see the wiki. While this may seem like a lot of effort, once its setup, it can be less trouble then having to continually download large files, and you can test new features minutes after they're committed.

# Release candidates:

You can get past releases and current test-builds/release candidates here.

# Linux:

There are some additional options for linux besides GraphicAll.org and the ones listed above.

• Ubuntu:
You can use a PPA such as the irie PPA. (See this question on AskUbuntu for instructions)

• Archlinux:
The blender-git package in the AUR

• I like your answer, but the other guy had the website that I was looking for. Also Archlinux?? are you crazy I can't do that ;-) – BlenderBoy Oct 21 '13 at 19:26
• @BlenderBoy You could also use the buildbot, you don't have to use Arch.. ;) – gandalf3 Oct 21 '13 at 19:28