PAMGUARD Source Code

All PAMGUARD source code is available on our sourceforge site at 

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On 18 May 2011 the source code moved from a CVS based system to SVN !!!!!!

PAMGUARD is open source software licensed under the GNU General Public License from the Free Software Foundation

As open source software, anyone is free to view and modify PAMGUARD in any way they like. However, if you pass copies of the software (modified or unmodified) on to third parties, you must do so under the terms of the license. 

Access to the source code

The PAMGUARD source code is stored in a SVN server on the sourceforge site. For general information on how to access the server, click here.

Anyone can access the source code using anonymous (i.e. read only) SVN access. If you feel you need write access to the server, please contact the PAMGUARD development team by emailing Decisions on write access will be made on a case by case basis. 

Use of Eclipse

Many PAMGUARD developers use the Eclipse IDE for code development. Click here for instructions on how to configure Eclipse and connect to the PAMGUARD SVN server.

If you require access to the old CVS repository, it is still available on the sourceforge site.


Information on the PAMGUARD API and on how to make PAMGUARD plug-ins is available on this web site.

You should also sign up to the pamguard-developer mail list.

The PAMGUARD guardians have limited time to spend assisting developers if the development project is in line with the interests of our current sponsors. For assistance email