Installing Flatpak from Flathub
Installing from your OS repository
Installing using Development Repository Version
Installing with setup.py not supported
NOTE: Flowblade now requires MLT 6.18 that is NOT availble on e.g. Ubuntu 18.04. The reason for this situation is the recent move to Python3.
First download .deb file for Flowblade 2.8 from here.
Double click on .deb file to install it.
On some systems double clicking may not work and you need to install .deb file using terminal:
Open terminal in the directory you saved the downloaded .deb file. Give command:
sudo apt install ./flowblade-2.8.0-1_all.deb
There is an official guide here: https://flatpak.org/setup/
If your distribution has Gnome SOFTWARE application available you can install Flowblade with it. NOTE: There can be two versions of Flowblade in Gnome SOFTWARE, Flatpak version has text dl.flathub.org text
Give these commands in terminal:
flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/io.github.jliljebl.Flowblade.flatpakref
flatpak run io.github.jliljebl.Flowblade
Unfortunately some features are not available via Flatpak install yet.
We are working towards solving these issues.
The easiest way to install Flowblade is using the version in your OS repository. The downside is that the version available may not be the current latest release. Contact your OS to get latest Flowblade included in repositories if not already available.
sudo apt-get install flowblade
Latest release. Visit the AUR page or use terminal command:
yaourt -S flowblade
Git version. Visit the AUR page or use terminal command:
yaourt -S flowblade-git
Flowblade requires MLT 6.18. If this is not available on your distirution Python 3 bindings have to be build and installed to run repository Flowblade. We have some pointers here: https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade/blob/master/flowblade-trunk/docs/creating_user_folder_bindings.md
Flowblade is currently a 100% script application, and all the dependencies should be available in popular distributions, so in most cases it should be possible to install and run Flowblade without compiling anything.
Developer version may however be unstable or have new dependencies. If you fail to install developer version, please file a bug in Issues -tab.
Install Git in your system (Ubuntu command):
sudo apt-get install git
Use Git to download Flowblade into a folder of your choosing by using the git clone command in your terminal:
git clone https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade.git
Install dependencies. See Dependencies doc for more information.
If you have Flowblade installed in your system, you probably have the dependencies installed, unless some new ones have been added.
Launch by running script
.../flowblade-trunk/flowblade that was created in the folder where clone command was done.
Note that if you have Flowblade installed you will need use full path to repository version or navigate to the folder containing launch script and use command "./flowblade" to launch repository version instead of installed version
Please note: Using the available setup.py script will probably NOT result in a successful installation, even if dependencies are installed, and may actually break the .deb install if attempted. It is only there to help .deb and Flatpak packaging.