Saxonica: C/C++, PHP and Python downloads

C/C++, PHP and Python downloads

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The latest release for the C/C++, PHP and Python programming languages is SaxonC 12.4.2 (built from SaxonJ 12), released on 25 January 2024. Saxon 12 is currently considered the most stable and reliable release.

The latest maintenance release of 11 is SaxonC (built from SaxonJ 11), released on .

For earlier releases, see SaxonC archive.

To use SaxonC-PE or SaxonC-EE you need a license key. If you don't have a current license you can request a 30-day evaluation license.

Download files are available for Saxon on C/C++, PHP and Python built for different operating systems. Use the buttons below to download the SaxonC installers for Linux, MacOS, or Windows.

The SaxonC 12 Python extension is available as a wheel package on PyPI. This means that it can be installed with pip (e.g. pip install saxoncee for Saxon-EE), and users no longer need to manually build and install the extension library. SaxonC wheels are available in the three Saxon editions EE, PE, and HE; for Python 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, and 3.11; and for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. See the Saxonica SaxonC PyPI project.

Saxon 12

SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

Linux Intel x86_64

versions
SaxonC-EE 12.4.2
Linux x86_64
SaxonC-PE 12.4.2
Linux x86_64
SaxonC-HE 12.4.2
Linux x86_64

Linux AArch64

versions
SaxonC-EE 12.4.2
Linux AArch64
SaxonC-PE 12.4.2
Linux AArch64
SaxonC-HE 12.4.2
Linux AArch64
SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

MacOS Intel x86_64

versions
SaxonC-EE 12.4.2
MacOS x86_64
SaxonC-PE 12.4.2
MacOS x86_64
SaxonC-HE 12.4.2
MacOS x86_64

MacOS AArch64

versions
SaxonC-EE 12.4.2
MacOS AArch64
SaxonC-PE 12.4.2
MacOS AArch64
SaxonC-HE 12.4.2
MacOS AArch64
SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

Windows

64-bit versions
SaxonC-EE 12.4.2
Windows
SaxonC-PE 12.4.2
Windows
SaxonC-HE 12.4.2
Windows

Saxon 11

SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

Linux binary

64-bit versions
SaxonC-EE 11.6
Linux
SaxonC-PE 11.6
Linux
SaxonC-HE 11.6
Linux
SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

MacOS

64-bit versions
SaxonC-EE 11.6
MacOS
SaxonC-PE 11.6
MacOS
SaxonC-HE 11.6
MacOS
SaxonC-EE SaxonC-PE SaxonC-HE

Windows

64-bit versions
SaxonC-EE 11.6
Windows
SaxonC-PE 11.6
Windows
SaxonC-HE 11.6
Windows

Terms and conditions

By downloading the software for the commercial products (Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE) you agree to the terms and conditions published at License T&Cs. There are different agreements for use with a free evaluation license, and the different kinds of commercial license (individual, site, and redistribution).

The open-source Saxon-HE product is offered under the Mozilla Public License version 2.0.

Further information

For release notes, and more information on installing and using Saxon on C/C++, PHP and Python, see the SaxonC page.