Friday, December 24, 2021

This year receive the gift of a free Meson manual

About two years ago, the Meson manual was published and made available for purchase. The sales were not particularly stellar and the bureaucracy needed to keep the sales channel going took a noticeable amount of time and effort. The same goes for keeping the book continually up to date.

Thus it came to pass that sales were shut down a year ago. At the time there were some questions on whether the book could be made freely available. This was not done, as it would not really have been fair to all the people who paid actual money to get it. So the book has been unavailable since.

However since an entire year has passed since then, the time has come. I'm making the full PDF manual available for personal use. You can download your own copy via this link. The contents have not been updated in more than a year, so it's not really up to date on details but the fundamentals are still valid.

Enjoy, and have a happy whatever-it-is-that-you-call-the-holiday-at-this-time-of-year.

The boring small print

Even though the book is freely downloadable it is not under any sort of an open license. You can download it and read it for personal use, but redistribution of any kind is not permitted.


  1. How could we send you a venmo or some other cash app just to pay you regardless for this? I figure it would help in keeping it updated. I think Meson is an amazing piece of software and would like to make sure that we can continue to support it through this.

  2. Thanks Jussi. I think there is no overstatement that providing the Menson Manual for free like this is a very kind an generous gift and service to the world.

  3. This is great, I wanted to buy it last year and discovered it wasn't possible then. I certainly will be making good use of it!

    Thank you Jussi.