Sozi is a presentation tool for SVG documents.
It is free software distributed under the terms of the Mozilla Public License 2.0.
More details can be found on the official web site: http://sozi.baierouge.fr
Clone the repository:
git clone git://github.com/sozi-projects/Sozi.git
Install Node.js. The build script for Sozi is known to work with Node.js 14 from Nodesource. If you plan to build a Windows executable from Linux or OS X, also install wine. In Debian/Ubuntu and their derivatives, you can type the following commands.
sudo apt install nodejs sudo apt install wine # To build Windows executables sudo npm install --global gulp-cli
If you plan to build Debian packages, install the following additional packages:
sudo apt install devscripts debhelper
If you plan to build Redhat packages, install the following additional packages:
sudo apt install rpm
From the root of the source tree:
Get the binaries for ffmpeg (optional, but video export will not work without them). Download and unzip the FFMPEG executables to the following folders:
To build and run the desktop application without packaging it, run the following commands from the root of the source tree. At startup, Sozi will show an error notification that can be ignored.
gulp npm start
To build and package the desktop application for all platforms, do:
After a successful build, you will get a
build/dist folder that contains the
generated application archives for each platform.
A Debian package is available for users of Debian or Ubuntu-based distributions.
sudo dpkg -i sozi_[...].deb
You can convert it to the RPM format with Alien:
sudo alien --to-rpm sozi_[...].deb
For other platforms, Sozi is released as a zip/tar.xz archive that you can extract wherever you like.
sozi.appsubfolder into their
soziexecutable directly from the extracted folder.
If installation on your specific platform is supported by Sozi, there will be an install folder in the extracted archive containing installation scripts. To install Sozi system-wide:
cd sozi-[...]/install sudo ./install.sh
To install Sozi in your home folder:
cd sozi-[...]/install ./install-local.sh
While Sozi is running, press
F12 to open the developer tools.
Check the Console tab for error messages.
Some environment variables will enable debugging features in Sozi. When running Sozi from the command line, you can add one or more variable assignments like this:
SOME_VAR=1 SOME_OTHER_VAR=1 sozi my-presentation.svg
SOME_OTHER_VAR are variable names from the
first column of this table:
||Open the developer tools immediately. This can be useful if
||Disable hardware acceleration in the rendering engine.|
||Disable color profile correction.|