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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/9/2019.

Red is a new programming language strongly inspired by Rebol, but with a broader field of usage thanks to its native-code compiler, from system programming to high-level scripting, while providing modern support for concurrency and multi-core CPUs.

Red has its own complete cross-platform toolchain, featuring two compilers, an interpreter and a linker, not depending on any third-party library, except for a Rebol2 interpreter, required during the bootstrap phase. Once complete, Red will be self-hosted.

The Red software stack also contains another language, Red/System, which is a low-level dialect of Red. It is a limited C-level language with a Red look'n feel, required to build Red's runtime library and be the target language of Red's compiler. More information at

To install Red, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install red

To upgrade Red, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade red


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $scriptPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $webFileArgs = @{
      packageName = 'red'
      url = ''
      fileFullPath = Join-Path $scriptPath 'red.exe'
      checksum = '45eb8d089b6e25701e4208ac5d1db0c483752e0abff28f58baff5a39f765db9c'
      checksumType = 'sha256'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @webFileArgs

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Nenad Rakocevic (dockimbel) and Red development team


Release Notes

Simple GC and Pure Red GUI Console

  • 'Simple' Garbage collector
  • Pure Red GUI console
  • Rich-text style for formatted text
  • 167 improvemnts and bugfixes

See the blog post for detailed release notes.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Red 359 Saturday, December 23, 2017 approved
Red 0.6.3 415 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 approved
Red 251 Monday, May 1, 2017 approved
Red 0.6.2 284 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 approved
Red 0.6.1 370 Friday, July 1, 2016 approved
Red 0.6.0 274 Saturday, March 26, 2016 approved
Red 0.5.4 257 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 approved

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