What is a CVS access ? Why should I use it ?

Good question. CVS stands for Concurrent Versions System and is a system to allows multiply developers to work with one code base. The kbarcode team is using this software to develop kbarcode .


For you as a user, CVS offers you direct access to the latest versions of kbarcode ! But be aware, these versions are real development version, they may crash, they may delete your computer and in the worse case, your computer will boot as Windows XP.


Ok, how do I download it ?

first you have a open a shell and run two commands:


cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@kbarcode.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/kbarcode login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@kbarcode.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/kbarcode co -P kbarcode


This will download the latest code. Once downloaded, just change into the "kbarcode" directory and configure and compile the code.

How to Compile the code ?

normaly a just type in:

./configure && make

that should compile kbarcode. Than (as root) you can install kbarcode with "make install" as normal.


In case you got some strange errors during configure and make, you can first try to create a new Makefile with the command:

make -f admin/Makefile.common


Than start again with "./configure && make && make_install". After installation you can starting kbarcode with typing "kbarcode".

What else do I have to consider ?

Please use the Help/About Dialog to check, if you really started the new version. Sometimes the Directories are mixed up and you have two or more different versions on the system.
Join the Mailinglist ! As mention above, CVS is the development version. Maybe you will run into bugs, a complete new design or whatever. Discuss this kind of things with us in the mailinglst !

Can I browse the code within the Web Browser ?

Yes, you can. Please visit: cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/kbarcode