Installing B3

There are several types of installation available. For Windows users the binary packages are recommended. Developers and Unix users can use the Python standard tools.

Windows binaries

This package is a MS windows installer package that has an included python interpreter for windows. You do not need to install Python.

Current packages of the stable version can downloaded in the forum or on SourceForge.

Just run the installer and follow the instructions.

Some developers offer daily builds based on latest development code.


Daily builds are not officially supported. If you have problems, please try to use the stable version of B3.

If you find a bug in such a build, please report the bug with as much details on how to reproduce it in the forum.

Python .egg and source code package

If you have distribute installed, the easiest way of getting B3 is to simply use easy_install:

$ easy_install b3

If you have downloaded a source tarball you can install it by doing the following:

$ python build
# python install # as root

That’s it.

The development version

It is also possible to install the development version of B3 from our Git source code repository. To do this you will need to have Git installed on your system. Then just do:

$ git clone
$ cd big-brother-bot
$ python install