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.

Install the Dragonfly Java App on Ubuntu

Install the Dragonfly Java App on 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 (aka Xenial Xerus) or 18.04 (aka Bionic Beaver) system, please follow the instructions below to install the Dragonfly Java Application. The Dragonfly Java App might work also on lower Ubuntu versions. We are still doing continuously compatibility tests. Feel free to share with us your results using this form.

To install Ubuntu on your Personal Computer:

  • Download the 18.04 LTS version of Ubuntu, for DESKTOP PCs and laptops at this link.
  • Proceed with the installation of Ubuntu following the official guide at this link.

During the installation process please choose ENGLISH as main language so that we can provide remote support if needed!

1.1 – Automatic installation

To proceed to the automatic installation:

  • Download the latest Dragonfly Java App installation package for linux at this link.
  • Go to the location of the archive and run the following code:
  • You can now start using the Dragonfly Java App following the instructions in this page.

Installation time: The installation of the Dragonfly Java App, Web UI and all the dependencies could take a bit. Be patient.

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:
  • Download the latest Dragonfly Java App installation package for linux at this link and 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:
  • Download the Dragonfly Java App installation package for macOS at this link and unzip the package:
  • Enter the extracted directory and unzip the opencv-3.4.1.zip archive:
  • Compile and install OpenCV. Note that the make -j4 can take some time to complete:
  • Extract the Dragonfly2Java_jar.zip and copy the OpenCV java library in the directory:
  • You can now start using the Dragonfly Java App following the instructions in this page.

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