The Dragonfly Java Application is available on Ubuntu and macOS. It is assumed that the you have already some very basic knowledge about Ubuntu and/or macOS.




PLEASE READ: Dragonfly is also available on Docker. For detailed info please look at this page.

1 – Install the Dragonfly Java App on Ubuntu

On a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 system, please follow the instructions below to install the Dragonfly Java Application.

NOTE: during the installation of Ubuntu please choose ENGLISH as main language so that we will be easier for us to provide remote support if needed.

1.1 – Automatic installation

  • Go to the location of the archive and run the following code:
  • You can now start using Dragonfly following the instructions in this page.

1.2 – Manual installation

A manual installation might be required to avoid conflicts with an already existing installation of some of the Dragonfly Java App dependencies. Specifically the Automatic installation installs:

  • FFMPEG version 3.4.2.
  • OpenCV version 3.4.1.

To proceed to the manual installation:

  • Install the following packages from the APT package manager:

  • Extract the archive:
  • Install FFMPEG 3.4.2:

  • Install OpenCV 3.4.1:

  • Install the Dragonfly Java App:

  • You can now start using the Dragonfly Java App following the instructions in this page.

2 – Install the Dragonfly Java App on macOS

Under macOS, all the required dependencies for the Dragonfly Java App can be installed using brew.

  • Open a new Terminal under Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
  • Enter the following command to install brew:

  • Execute the following set of commands one by one in order to install all the required dependencies:

  • Unzip the package:
  • Enter the extracted directory and unzip the archive:
  • Compile and install OpenCV. Note that the make -j4 can take some time to complete:
  • Extract the and copy the OpenCV java library in the directory:
  • You can now start using the Dragonfly Java App following the instructions in this page.