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Welcome to the Jansson wiki! This wiki is used for documenting the development of Jansson.

Jansson is a C library for encoding, decoding and manipulating JSON data. It features:

  • Simple and intuitive API and data model
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • No dependencies on other libraries
  • Full Unicode support (UTF-8)
  • Extensive test suite

Jansson is licensed under the MIT license.

For those not interested in development, Jansson’s webpage is at and user documentation is at

You are welcome to discuss the development of Jansson to jansson-users at Google Groups.


  • Branches — Descriptions for the branches in the Git repository
  • Versioning Policy — How to select a version number for a release
  • Releasing — How to make releases of Jansson


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