Downloading and Installing Bibolamazi

Bibolamazi comes in two flavors:

  • an Application that runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows (this is what most users probably want)
  • a command-line tool (for more advanced and automated usage)

There are precompiled ready-for-use binaries for the Application (see below, The Bibolamazi Application). Alternatively, both flavors may be installed using pip/setuptools or from source (see Installing the Command-Line Interface).

The Bibolamazi Application

If you’re unsure which flavor to get, this is the one you’re looking for. It’s straightfoward to download, there is no installation required, and the application is easy to use.

Download the latest release from our releases page:

Download Release:

These binaries don’t need any installation, you can just download them, place them wherever you want, and run them.

You may now start using Bibolamazi normally. To read more on bibolamazi, skip to Using the Bibolamazi Application.

Installing the Command-Line Interface

Bibolamazi runs with Python 3 (this is there by default on most linux and Mac systems).

Additionally, the graphical user interface requires PyQt5. You can do this usually with pip install pyqt5. If you’re on a linux distribution, it’s most probably in your distribution packages. Note you only need PyQt5 to run the graphical user interface: the command-line version will happily run without.

The easy way: via PIP

The recommended way to install Bibolamazi command line and gui interfaces is via pip:

pip install bibolamazi        # for the command-line interface
pip install bibolamazigui     # if you want the GUI interface

After that, you’ll find the bibolamazi (respectively bibolamazi_gui) executables in your PATH:

> bibolamazi --help           # command-line interface
> bibolamazi_gui              # to launch the GUI

The less easy way: From Source

You may, alternatively, download and compile the packages from source.

  • First, clone this repository on your computer:

    > cd somewhere/where/I/want/to/keep/bibolamazi/
    ...> git clone
  • Then, run the setup script to install the package and script (see Installing Python Modules):

    > python install

    After that, you should find the bibolamazi executable in your PATH automatically:

    > bibolamazi --help
  • If you want to install the GUI Application, you need to do that seperately. Go into the gui/ directory of the source code, and run the python setup script there:

    > cd gui/
    gui> python install

    After that, you should find the bibolamazi_gui executable in your PATH automatically:

    > bibolamazi_gui