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Select your environment and release version

Installing for GNU/Linux

As far as we know, the available Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora repositories provide very outdated versions of Sozi. You can still install them, but be aware that no documentation or support will be available. Starting from Sozi 18, we provide packages of the Sozi executable for Debian, Ubuntu, and their derivatives.

Debian, Ubuntu and their derivatives

From the download page for the latest release, download the .deb file that corresponds to your platform (i386 or amd64). Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i sozi_{version}_{arch}.deb

Fedora, CentOS

We do not provide packages in the RPM format. However, Debian packages can be installed using the alien utility from your distribution.

From the download page for the latest release, download the .deb file that corresponds to your platform (i386 or amd64). Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo alien -i sozi_{version}_{arch}.deb

Archlinux

Archlinux users can install Sozi from the Archlinux User Repository.

Other distributions

From the download page for the latest release, download the .tgz file that corresponds to your platform (linux-ia32 or linux-x64). In a terminal, execute the following commands:

tar xzf Sozi-{version}.tgz

# Install Sozi globally for all users

sudo ./Sozi-{version}/install/install.sh

# Or install Sozi locally in your home folder.
# All files are kept in their current location,
# symbolic links are created in $HOME/.local and $HOME/bin.
# Add $HOME/bin to your PATH variable if needed.
./Sozi-{version}/install/install-local.sh

# Run Sozi
sozi

After installation, Sozi can be run either from your desktop applications menu, or from the command-line as sozi (in lower case).

Installing for Windows

Sozi for Windows is only distributed in the form of a zip archive, no installer is provided. From the download page for the latest release, download one of the following files:

Extracting the archive will create a folder with the same name. Then you can run Sozi directly by launching the Sozi executable inside that folder.

Installing for OS X

Sozi for OS X is distributed in the form of a zip archive. From the download page for the latest release, download the file sozi-{version}-osx-ia64.tgz.

Extract the archive. It will create a folder with the same name, containing a subbolder Sozi.app. Drag Sozi.app to your Applications folder and execute it like any other OS X application.

Installing from a Docker image

For Linux or OS X, this solution installs Sozi, Inkscape and the presentation conversion tools in a single Docker container.

After installing Docker, Sozi can be installed using this command:

docker pull escalope/inkscape-sozi

In the following examples, the current folder is mounted as /foo.

To run Inkscape:

xhost +172.17.0.1

docker run --user $UID -ti --rm -e DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY \
    -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -w /foo -v "`pwd`":/foo \
    escalope/inkscape-sozi:latest \
    inkscape

To run Sozi:

xhost +172.17.0.1

docker run --user $UID -ti --rm -e DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY \
    -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -w /foo -v "`pwd`":/foo \
    escalope/inkscape-sozi:latest \
    sozi

To convert a presentation to a video:

docker run --user $UID -ti --rm \
    -w /foo -v "`pwd`":/foo \
    escalope/inkscape-sozi:latest \
    sozi-to-video my-presentation.sozi.html

This image has been created by Jorge Gomez. It is hosted in the inkscape-sozi Docker Hub repository. The source Dockerfile can be found in the dockerfile-sozi GitHub repository.