This page describes the library and tool dependencies to run OpenVisualizer, and provides download instructions for the installation package.
For generic installation instructions, please follow one of the following "Getting Started" tutorials:
|Python||implementation language||Using v2.7. v3.x not supported.|
|PySerial||serial to mote||Using v2.6.|
|PyDispatcher||event framework||Using v2.0.3. Historically, we have included PyDispatcher in the OpenVisualizer repository itself. However, as of November 2013, we are transitioning the develop branch to require separate installation of PyDispatcher, as we require installation of the other modules listed in this table. So, if in doubt, install this module.|
Python Extensions for Windows
|Using Build 218. Be sure to review README.txt at the download site to retrieve the proper version.|
|SCons||tool execution||Using v2.3.|
|TAP for Windows||IPv6 tunnel driver|
(Windows only *)
|Using v9.9.2. When selecting components, include TAP Utilities as well as the adapter itself.|
The TUN interface on Windows requires some configuration. Follow our tun/tap for Windows tutorial, specifically the Install tun page and the Configure tun page (perform Computer B steps).
|Bottle web framework|
(only for web UI)
FTDI USB/Serial driver
serial to mote
|Silicon Labs CP2102|
|serial to mote|
|For Windows, download CP210x VCP Windows driver. Use the default options. If successful, Windows shows two new programs (Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features):|
Silicon Laboratories CP320x USB to UART Bridge (Driver Removal)
Silicon Laboratories CP320x VCP Drivers for Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista/7
unit test tool
(unit test only)
* On Linux, TUN/TAP already is included with the operating system, and OpenVisualizer configures it on the fly. See our TUN/TAP in Linux page for more information.
--trace option provides internal memory profiling of OpenVisualizer itself, and requires yappi.
|openwsn-sw||OpenVisualizer software||Download zip or clone with Git. Typically, we use the develop branch as our common development base.|
|openwsn-fw||Firmware header files required by openwsn-sw||Download zip or clone with Git. |
Must install in a sibling directory to openwsn-sw. So, if software is in
C:\develop\openwsn-sw, then firmware must be in