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This release fixes installation and launching issues on some platforms, and offers new package formats.
It addresses the following concerns:

  • Debian packages should be installable in Debian, Ubuntu and their derivatives (#572)
  • Linux users will now benefit from an AppImage package (#602)
  • Launching failed with an error in some Linux distributions (#603)
  • RPM packages should not conflict with other Electron applications (#605)
  • Windows users will be able to install Sozi using an executable installer.

These packages have been installed successfully in several operating systems (in virtual machines in some cases):

  • Debian 11 "Bullseye": .AppImage, .deb
  • Fedora 35: .AppImage, .rpm
  • Manjaro: .AppImage, .pacman
  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed: .AppImage, .rpm (ignoring messages about missing dependency libuuid, and about signature verification).
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa": .AppImage, .deb
  • macOS 11.6.4 "Big Sur": -mac.tar.xz
  • Windows 10: .exe

If you want to help me improve Sozi, please try to install one or more of these packages and report any success or issue that you encounter.

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This intermediate release aims at fixing installation issues and testing new packaging options.
It addresses the following concerns:

  • Debian packages should be installable in Debian, Ubuntu and their derivatives (#572)
  • Linux users will now benefit from an AppImage package (#602)
  • Launching failed with an error in some Linux distributions (#603)
  • RPM packages should not conflict with other Electron applications (#605)
  • Windows users will be able to install Sozi using an executable installer.

These packages have been installed successfully in several operating systems (in virtual machines in some cases):

  • Debian 11 "Bullseye": .AppImage, .deb
  • Fedora 35: .AppImage, .rpm
  • Manjaro: .AppImage, .pacman
  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed: .AppImage, .rpm (ignoring messages about missing dependency libuuid, and about signature verification).
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa": .AppImage, .deb
  • macOS 11.6.4 "Big Sur": -mac.tar.xz
  • Windows 10: .exe

If you want to help me improve Sozi, please try to install one or more of these packages and report any success or issue that you encounter.

Buy me a Coffee

Pre-release

This intermediate release aims at fixing installation issues and testing new packaging options.
It addresses the following concerns:

  • Debian packages should be installable in Debian, Ubuntu and their derivatives (#572)
  • RPM packages should not conflict with other Electron applications (#605)
  • Linux users will now benefit from an AppImage package (#602)
  • Windows users will be able to install Sozi using an executable installer.

If you want to help me improve Sozi, please try to install one or more of these packages and report any success or issue that you encounter.

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This release replaces Sozi 22.02 (published on 2022-02-02) that introduced a regression when loading SVG documents with no title.

This is a small maintenance release that introduces minor changes.

It removes the annoying tooltip that can appear when you move your mouse while playing a presentation:

The user interface of the presentation editor now uses the icons from the Fork Awesome project.

ℹ️ This release is distributed only for 64-bit platforms. If you think you need a 32-bit version, please join the discussion #521 on this topic.

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This release replaces Sozi 21.12 (published on 2012-12-03) which introduced a regression that prevented saving the presentation to HTML in manual saving mode (see #580).

It contains fixes that should prevent Sozi from altering your presentation unexpectedly. The following issues have been addressed:

Additionally, when configured in manual saving mode, the presentation editor will no longer save the presentation each time you open an SVG document.

ℹ️ This release is distributed only for 64-bit platforms. If you think you need a 32-bit version, please join the discussion #521 on this topic.

⚠️ The .deb file works only in Ubuntu (see #572) . Debian users can still use the .tar.xz archive.

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This release fixes two regressions in the presentation editor:

  • Clicking in the preview area temporarily triggered a transition to the next frame.
  • When editing the clipping rectangle, resizing the rectangle was not possible.

As usual, this release contains the latest updates of the translations.

This release is distributed only for 64-bit platforms. If you think you need a 32-bit version, please join the discussion #521 on this topic.

⚠️ The .deb file works only in Ubuntu (see #572) . Debian users can still use the .tar.xz archive.

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This release fixes the following issues:

  • The editor failed to open SVG files exported from LibreOffice Draw (#547)
  • Only the English version of the user interface of the editor was available (#556)

This release is distributed only for 64-bit platforms. If you think you need a 32-bit version, please join the discussion #521 on this topic.

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This release fixes a regression that was introduced in Sozi 21.08.01-1627813731.
Compared to the previous releases 21.02, this release introduces the following changes:

  • Touch support in presentations.
  • Keyboard shortcuts "A" (view all) and "=" (restore current frame) when playing a presentation (#495)
  • Updated translations.
  • Package in RPM format
  • Bug fixes (#496, #514, #517, #535)

Under the hood, Sozi 21.08 is built with Gulp instead of Grunt. While most Sozi users are not directly concerned with this change, it is still possible that bugs have been introduced in the process.

This release is distributed only for 64-bit platforms. If you think you need a 32-bit version, please join the discussion #521 on this topic.

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Since Sozi 20.05, the editor has undergone a modernization of its internal design. The affected features are related to file management (loading, saving and refreshing).

Compared to Sozi 20.05, this release comes with two new features:

  • Custom stylesheets and scripts can be added to a presentation without manually editing the generated HTML.
  • The export tool (formerly known as Sozi-export) has been migrated into the main presentation editor.

Sozi presentations can be exported to the following document types and formats:

  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPTX)
  • Video (PNG image sequence, MPEG-4, WebM, Ogg Vorbis, Windows Media Video)

Exporting to PDF, PPTX, and PNG sequence should work out of the box. No additional software is required.

Sozi uses FFPMEG to export to other video formats. A copy of FFMPEG is included in the Windows and OS X releases below. Linux users must install FFMPEG using the package manager of their distribution.

Video export has been tested on the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit, and Windows 10 64-bit. Feedback from users of OS X will be welcome.

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Since the previous stable release, a lot of internal changes have been made to Sozi: code clean-up and refactoring, upgrade of Electron and JavaScript libraries, build process. Ideally, these changes should be transparent for users, but further tests are needed before considering this release as stable.

Sozi 20.05 introduces the following visible changes:

Presentation editor:

  • Uses a custom notification system instead of native notifications.
  • Simpler user interface to select and use an outline element
  • Option to add all layers to the timeline (#453)
  • Option to enable/disable the back button in the player (#458)
  • Updated translations
  • Using xz archive format for Linux and OS X results in smaller downloads
  • Bug fix: workaround for issues related to text elements (#398)
  • Bug fix: inconsistent state when moving the canvas using the mouse during an animated transition
  • Bug fix: some preferences were not saved
  • Bug fix: fields reset in the properties pane when hitting Ctrl-S (#472)
  • Performance tweaks

Presenter console:

  • Updated layout based on a proposal by @ejvindh, now with resizable areas for previews and notes.
  • Keyboard support
  • Bug fix: comply with same-origin policy in recent web browsers (#466)
  • Bug fix: now works in Chromium-based browsers (#467)
  • Bug fix: handle hyperlinks between the presenter window and the main window (#469).

Player:

  • Show current frame title in the title bar of the browser (#459)
  • Bug fix: frame number alignment in the frame list (#460)
  • Bug fix: incompatible with older browsers and Sozi-export

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