Gamera development is hosted on Github. You can obtain file releases or git snapshots of the current development version.
Gamera can be downloaded from the Github release page.
On Linux and MacOS X, download the platform independent source package. On Windows, you can use the binary installer, if you only want to use Gamera as a Python library. If you want to develop your own custom plugins and toolkits for Gamera, you must install the source package even on Windows.
Some Linux distributions (e.g. Debian and Ubuntu) already include a precompiled version of Gamera. Beware however that Gamera might be split across several packages.
File releases are made infrequently. If you need the latest bug fixes or features, you can download a snapshot of the current source code via anonymous git access with the following commands (requires the software git):
git clone https://github.com/hsnr-gamera/gamera.git
To install Gamera, you need at least the third party software Python and wxPython:
- On MacOS X, these come preinstalled with the OS. To install Gamera, you need additionally the developer tools (aka Xcode Tools), which are on the OS installation DVD, but are not installed by default.
- Most Linux distributions provide precompiled packages for
all necessary prerequisites. On Ubuntu 7.10 for instance, you
can install all prerequistes with (the command must be entered on a single line):
sudo apt-get install g++ python python-dev python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion libtiff4-dev libpng12-dev python-docutils python-pygments
- On Windows, you must install the packages provided on the Python and wxPython homepages. If you use the Gamera binary installer for Windows, make sure that you install the appropriate Python version.
Note: Gamera only works with Python 2.x. There is no support for Python 3.x.
When all prerequisites are fulfilled, installing Gamera is as simple as typing the following command from the base directory of the Gamera source tree (on MacOS X 10.4, replace "python" with "pythonw"):
python setup.py build && sudo python setup.py install
See the Gamera Installation Howto for more information.
Alternatively, you can also download the documentation as .tar.gz.