Stable Release 8.1

Platform Type Download Link
Windows Installer Maitreya-winsetup-8.1.exe
macOS Disk Image maitreya8-8.1.dmg
Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal), Mint 20 (Uma etc.) Debian package/amd64 maitreya8_8.1_amd64.deb
All Source Code - tar.bz2 maitreya8-8.1.tar.bz2
All Source Code - tar.gz maitreya8-8.1.tar.gz
All Source Code - zip

Previous Stable Release 8.0.1b

Platform Type Download Link
Windows Installer Maitreya-winsetup-8.0.1b.exe
macOS Disk Image maitreya8-mac-8.0.1b.dmg
Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal), Mint 20 (Uma etc.) Debian package/amd64 maitreya8_8.0.1b_amd64.deb
All Source Code - tar.bz2 maitreya8-8.0.1b.tar.bz2
All Source Code - tar.gz maitreya8-8.0.1b.tar.gz
All Source Code - zip

Github Repositories

There are separate repositories for each major release.

Version Description Link
8 Current Release Github Release 8
7 Old Stable Release Github Release 7
6 Legacy Release. Still included in some older operating systems Github Release 6


  1. Read the Character Sets page if the fonts are not okay (e.g. Latin letters in chart wheel) .

Installation on Windows Systems

Installation can be done as follows

  1. Download the Windows Installer (see above).
  2. Start the installer from the download dialog or open the download directory in Windows Explorer and double click the installer.
  3. Follow the instructions.

Installation on Ubuntu and other Debian Based Systems

Maitreya is available in standard Debian repositories and can be installed directly with aptitude etc. Please note that the symbol font is contained in the extra package fonts-maitreya. You need the font in order to display the sign and planet symbols.

Nevertheless the version in official repositories may be out of date.

If you want to use the version provided on this website, you can proceed as follows: download the Debian package (*.deb). Open the download directory in a file manager (e.g. Nautilus) and double click the downloaded package. Click the install button.

The startup icon can be found in the application menu (Accessories).

Alternatively, open a console window, change to the download directory and enter the following commands.

sudo dpkg -i maitreya_xyz.deb 
sudo apt-get -f install

Installation on MacOS X

  • Open the disk image (*.dmg) in the Finder.
  • Click the True Type font "Saravali.ttf" with Ctrl+Mouse, open the Font Manager and type "Install".
  • Click the program "" with Ctrl+Mouse and choose "Open".

Source Code Compilation

The compilation of the sources can be done straight forward with configure and make.

The program depends upon wxWidgets 2.8 or 3.0 (headers and libraries), the corresponding packages must be installed. The fontconfig package is required, too.

The following commands can be pasted to the console on Ubuntu 20 and related (Mint etc.):

sudo apt-get install automake bison libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxbase3.0-dev libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0 libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev wx3.0-headers wx3.0-i18n libfontconfig1-dev
./configure && make

Arch Linux can build from AUR.

The Installation page contains more information about compilation.

Git Access for Developers

Read the Git Repository page.