Your world is about to change. Welcome to Red.

To install Red locally...

Download the correct Red binary version for your computer from here (takes only a few seconds, it's less than 1MB), and save it to a suitable directory.

Windows, macOS, Linux (*)

For Windows users: Run it by double-clicking on the Red binary file.
It will then automatically build the Red GUI-console.
Next time you double-click on the file, the GUI-console will automatically open.

For Linux/OSX users: You need to open a terminal app to be able to run Red.
Once you have opened the terminal app, change to the directory in which you saved Red.
Now do chmod u+x <red-binary>, which will make sure that Red can be run on your computer.
After that, run Red using ./<red-binary>. This will build the Red console.
Next time you run Red, the console will automatically open.

(*) Extra instructions for Linux and Unix

  • For Linux 64-bit distros, you need to install 32-bit supporting libraries. So, for Debian-based distros, install them using:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libc6-i386 libcurl3

  • If you are using a Debian 7+ or Ubuntu 13.10+ version, you should use the multiarch way:
    dpkg --add-architecture i386
    apt-get update
    apt-get install libc6:i386 libcurl3:i386

  • For Fedora/Redhat/Centos distros:
    sudo yum install glibc.i686
    sudo yum install libcurl.i686

  • For FreeBSD, no prebuilt binaries yet, you need to cross-compile, or get the Red sources, a Rebol interpreter here and a couple packages:, which can be found in the openssl package, and (temporary dependency):
    pkg install openssl
    pkg install fpc-libcurl-3.0.2

  • For ArchLinux, there is a Red package here.

Install Red using a package manager

Start Reducing

  • Step by step instructions for begining your first project, and compiling your first script can be found here.