Under the Hood

novelWriter is built with platform independent tools. It is coded in Python 3 on the Qt 5 GUI framework, connecting the two with PyQt5.

novelWriter is tested regularly on Debian, Ubuntu, Windows and macOS. It may also run on other platform where the Qt library and Python is available.

Releases of novelWriter

The latest stable release of novelWriter can be installed from with:

pip install novelWriter

Alternatively, you can clone the repository on GitHub, or download the code as a tar.gz or zip file. You can run the application from the command line as a Python application, or use the setup script to add launcher icons for Linux. Further instructions are available on the repository page and in the documentation. Install packages will be provided at a later time.

Latest Release Notes

  • Release 1.0.1
    This release is mainly to bring the documentation up to date, as I forgot to update the install instructions in the original 1.0 release. I also forgot to change the various settings and help texts that describe novelWriter as under initial development (beta state). Some minor improvements have been made to the “Edit Project Item” … Continue reading Release 1.0.1

Windows Installer

The Inno Setup logo

An installer has been created with Inno Setup, available on the releases page on GitHub. You can download the latest version here: novelWriter 1.0.1.