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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 3/27/2016.

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 --version 0.6.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade red --version 0.6.0


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $scriptPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $webFileArgs = @{
      packageName = 'red'
      url = ''
      fileFullPath = Join-Path $scriptPath 'red.exe'
      checksum = 'a4b45da7c037480e49175df261fc2fa61ef2ab02'
      checksumType = 'sha1'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @webFileArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Nenad Rakocevic (dockimbel) and Red development team


Release Notes

This release adds the Red GUI system
- View engine, with Windows backend (from XP to 10)
- VID dialect
- Draw dialect
- Reactive GUI programming
- GUI console
- Simple I/O support for files and HTTP(S) queries.
- Codecs system with following codecs available: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
- Objects ownership system

See the blog posting for more details.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Red 0.6.3 338 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 approved
Red 190 Monday, May 1, 2017 approved
Red 0.6.2 211 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 approved
Red 0.6.1 302 Friday, July 1, 2016 approved
Red 0.6.0 197 Saturday, March 26, 2016 approved
Red 0.5.4 201 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 approved

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