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Download BORIS for GNU/Linux

Please acknowledge and cite the use of this software and its authors when results are used in publications or published elsewhere:

Friard, O. and Gamba, M. (2016), BORIS: a free, versatile open-source event-logging software for video/audio coding and live observations. Methods Ecol Evol, 7: 1325–1330.

doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12584

Debian / Ubuntu

DEB package 64-bit v.4.1.10

DEB package 32-bit v.4.1.10

Install this package and launch BORIS from Education menu.

On Ubuntu, open with the "Ubuntu Software Center" and install it (sudo password required).

To install the 64-bit version on Debian with dpkg open a terminal as root, cd to the directory where the .deb file was downloaded and type:

dpkg -i boris_4.1.10-0.linux64.deb
apt-get -f install

For the 32-bit version:

dpkg -i boris_4.1.10-0.linux32.deb
apt-get -f install

Run from sources

Requirement

The requirements for runing BORIS from the source code are:

Python 3.4+,

PyQt5 for Python3,

the VLC media player,

the FFmpeg framework,

the Matplotlib Python library

If you want to generate transition flow graph you can also install the Graphviz package (but it is not required).

Install these packages following the instructions relative to your distribution:

Example for DEB based distributions:

Open a terminal and type:

su (your root password will be required)
apt-get install python3 python3-pyqt5 python3-matplotlib vlc ffmpeg graphviz

or:

sudo (your user password will be required)
apt-get install python3 python3-pyqt5 python3-matplotlib vlc ffmpeg graphviz

Download the BORIS source code:

wget https://github.com/olivierfriard/BORIS/archive/v4.1.10.tar.gz

Unpack the archive:

tar xvfz v4.1.10.tar.gz

Launch BORIS:

cd BORIS-4.1.10
python3 boris.py