Dulwich is a Python implementation of the Git file formats and protocols, which does not depend on Git itself.

All functionality is available in pure Python. Optional C extensions can be built for improved performance.

Dulwich takes its name from the area in London where the friendly Mr. and Mrs. Git once attended a cocktail party.

Supported Python versions are 2.7, 3.4 and 3.5.


See also the dulwich pypi page.



Dulwich is currently dual-licensed under the Apache version 2.0 license and the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

Source repository

Bug reports

Bug reports can be filed on the project page on GitHub

Mailing list

There are two mailing lists for Dulwich, a discussion list and an announce list.

IRC Channel

There is a #dulwich IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.