KBarcode: Professional Label Printing for KDE

After more than 5 months of development, the KBarcode team has released version 1.2.0 of KBarcode. This latest stable release brings professional high-quality label printing to the KDE desktop. In fact, KBarcode is already used by a few companies under production conditions and has proven to be reliable and stable -- considering the high costs for similar commercial applications, KBarcode might save you some money! KBarcode supports labels with most major barcode types, images, as well as any kind of rich text, and can be used for everything from simple CD covers to printing thousands of business cards. Labels can easily be created using the WYSIWYG label designer (misc shot) and over 1000 predefined labels. Configuring is easy thanks to the graphical setup wizard, which can also optionally create SQL tables. KBarcode is available in English, Finish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. For further information on documentation and support, click here.

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by ced (not verified)

that's a poll, not stats

by fault (not verified)

True.. but it shouldn't matter much with XFree86, which probably 99% of KDE users are using. You can have virtual resolutions. On PowerBase 200 (old mac-clone), I use a resolution of 800x600 on a 1600x1200 virtual screen.

by uga (not verified)

Well, and what's the difference? Stats are just calculated from people questioned about a matter, the same way as this poll. The only difference may be that stats might have a broader audience.

If you consider that kde-look users/voters are representative enough of all KDE users, and that more than 20000 users (votes) are meaningful compared to the full user group, then you can fairly say that this poll gives us proper statistics.

by Datschge (not verified)

It should be noted that most users keep sticking to a system's default screen resolution. Windows' default screen resolution after installation has been 640x480 and 800x600 until recently. Knoppix on the other hand starts up in 1024x768 on almost all computers so most other Linux distributions should be able to do so as well.

by Stonki (not verified)

We will work on the 800x600 resolution issue the next days and we will release a new version (1.2.1) of kbarcode, which will "fix" these kind of problems.

Thanks a lot for pointing this out. This was something we never thought about. But this is the big strenght of Open Source Software: the feedback !

Project Manager kbarcode

by Greg Rotunda (not verified)

Hello KBarcode developers!
you did a nice job overall I think...
this program solves an expensive set of problems for me...
Keep up the good work.

by AC (not verified)

What home uses for kbarcode are there? Do all of them require a barcode reader as well?

by uga (not verified)

There're plenty of uses, but mainly with commertial uses:

Local magazines who are registered and therefore have an ID.
Home based companies (like home based companies)
Linux developers who want to distribute their own soft-CD's with barcode ID's....

by uga (not verified)

Ahem! I should start reading properly my own posts before submitting:

>Home based companies (like home based companies)

Good example! :-) I should have written "(like farms for example)".

by ariel pascual (not verified)

What do you mean I cannot understand what you writing all about im very sorry ok?

by Dominik Seichter (not verified)

You can use KBarcode for many things at home, without the need for a barcode reader.
One example is printing CD-Covers, but there may be more confortable applications for this task. A more usual task is printing business cards or address labels, both of them do not contain barcodes usually, so you won't need a barcode reader.

As a matter of a fact, I do not even own a barcode reader, so one can definitly use KBarcode without owning one.

CU Dom

by Ali Tizghadam (not verified)


I was wondering if you know any open source for barcode reader preferably Real-time software (on RTLinux or other real-time OS)?


by yi (not verified)

Yes, I can only tell you that you are the biggest geek I know...

by Morten Hustveit (not verified)


A dialog should be designed such that it does not need to be bigger than 4/5th of the screen dimensions. So with a screen size of 800x600 pixels (width by height) the dialog should not exceed 640x480 pixels in any dimension.

KDE assumes a minimum screen size of 800x600 pixels.

by Chris (not verified)

You should not have to listen to these complaining ingrates. You worked hard to put out a program that you charge $0.00 for. It makes me wonder how many of these negative comments are coming from Europe. I say this because many Europeans tend to not appreciate the work or sacrifice of others. :)