Git instructions

  • NB: last update for OpenViBE 2.0.0 (oct-2017).

OpenViBE source code is hosted on the Inria gitlab in a Git repository.

Using Git

In order to obtain the source code you will need to have the Git software installed on your system.

  • On Linux you can use the git package provided by your distribution.
  • On Windows you can use a GUI version of Git. One option is TortoiseGit which can be downloaded from

Git repository address

Getting the latest (unstable) version of the OpenViBE source code can be done as follows:

# Get an anonymous clone of the repository (2 alternative protocols)
git clone
git clone

You can see if the codebase was in a compilable state last night from the build status page.

Before building

OpenViBE project is now divided into three parts that are organized as sub-modules of the OpenViBE-meta repository:

  • SDK : contains the certifiable core and plugins of OpenViBE
  • Designer : the graphical user interface for scenario design and playback
  • Extras : for acquisition server, community plugins and contributions

The OpenViBE-meta repository exists to ease the task of building these repositories together. The OpenViBE source code archive is simply an archive of the meta repository structure with its submodules.

Once you have cloned the repository, you have to fetch the sub-modules using the git command:

git submodule update --init --recursive

Please note that you will require a recent version of git for this step; we advise to use versions above 2.0, but git 1.7 should work.

Now you can follow the build instructions to build the entire project with sub-modules.

Historical repositories

Previous Gforge repository (used for 0.17.0 – 1.3.0)

# Get an anonymous clone of the latest trunk (2 alternative protocols)
git clone git://
git clone

Previous SVN repository (used earlier)

For code archeologists, we have retained the older OpenViBE SVN repository. The repository is not updated.

# Get anonymous checkout of v0.16.0
svn checkout svn://
# Get anonymous checkout of v0.15.0 and earlier
svn checkout svn://
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