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The license for using Scintilla or SciTE is similar to that of Python containing very few restrictions.

Release 5.5.0

Source Code

The source code package contains all of the source code for Scintilla and SciTE but no binary executable code and is available in Instructions for building on both Windows and Linux are included in the readme file.


Windows Executables

Windows executables only support Windows 7 and later. It may be possible to build with older compilers for earlier versions of Windows but that is no longer tested.

Windows Installer

An installer created by Troy Simpson.

GTK / Linux

Linux executable for 64-bit Intel compatible processors

This binary release requires GTK 2.24 or later and was tested on Ubuntu 22.04. If you are using a Linux distribution more than a year old you may need to rebuild SciTE to use your installed version of GTK. If the target system is 32-bit, you will need to build SciTE from source.

A full download (3.8M) includes the 64-bit SciTE executable, shared libraries for Scintilla ( and Lexilla ( configuration files and documentation. After downloading the file, gunzip and untar it, and run SciTE. The files required to run SciTE are SciTE which is best located on the path (I put it in /usr/bin), the two shared libraries which go in /usr/lib/scite, 70 properties files which should be located in the /usr/share/scite directory, and Sci48M.png which should be copied to /usr/share/pixmaps.

Debian Packages

Official Debian Packages are available from Apt. There is a package page.

Contributed by Aubin Paul.

SciTE localised for other languages

SciTE can be and has been translated into other languages.

Previous versions can be downloaded from the history page.


Some high resolution and alternate icons are available.