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A presentation tool based on SVG
JavaScript Python CSS

Sozi is a presentation tool for SVG documents.

More details can be found on the official web site:

This repository is organized in three main branches:

  • master contains the latest stable version. It is updated when a new release is available or when an issue requires a hot fix.
  • preview contains the current release candidate of Sozi. It is a feature-frozen version that is still undergoing test and debug.
  • dev is the main development branch. Experimental features are added here.

Building and installing Sozi from sources

Install the build tools

SCons 2.3 or higher is required.

sudo apt-get install git scons

Optionally, install Javascript and CSS compressors:

  • For Javascript: UglifyJS (default if installed), YUI-Compressor or none
  • For CSS: YUI-Compressor (default if installed) or none
sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm install -g uglify-js
sudo apt-get install yui-compressor

For developers, install the API documentation generator:

sudo apt-get install jsdoc-toolkit

For developers, install the Javascript checker:

sudo npm install autolint -g

Get the source files

Clone the repository:

git clone git://

If needed, switch to the branch that you want to build:

git checkout preview


git checkout dev


Build a release bundle (build/editors/inkscape/sozi-release-{version}.zip):


For translators, create a translation template file (build/editors/inkscape/sozi.pot):

scons pot-update

For developers, check the Javascript sources:

autolint --once


Install the Inkscape extension for the current user (in $HOME/.config/inkscape/extensions):

scons install-editor-inkscape

Install the Inkscape extension for all users (in /usr/share/inkscape/extensions):

sudo scons --prefix=/usr install-editor-inkscape

Install the player files only (to /usr/share/sozi, /usr/share/doc/sozi and /usr/include):

sudo scons --prefix=/usr install-player

Install all documentation files, including API reference (to /usr/share/doc/sozi):

sudo scons --prefix=/usr install-docs
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