How to optain KTouch

KTouch is part of the KDE-EDU package and is included in most linux distributions that include KDE. You only need to install the kdeedu package and KTouch should be in it.

If you want to get the KDE EDU package via subversion, go to the KDE Edutainment page and follow the download/installations instructions. A short summary about how to optain KTouch via subversion is given in the following sections.

 KTouch compilation dependencies

Before you try to compilate KTouch check if you meet the following requirements:

  • QT 3.x or newer and KDE 3.3 or newer
  • KDE and QT devel packages
  • libkdeedu/kdeeduplot library (see below)

Assuming you have a working KDE development environment installed (usually installing the QT and KDE devel packages of your distribution should be enough) you first need to compile and install the kdeeduplot library. Download the archive (below) and follow the compilation instructions in the archive. Usually this is as simple as:

    ./configure && make

and as admin

    make install

If you have problems (missing dependencies, configuration errors etc.) send a mail to me: Andreas DOT nicolai AT gmx DOT net.

 KTouch download from subversion

The most up-to-date version of KTouch can be found on the KDE subversion in the trunk. This version is the current development version and my still contain some bugs. But of course only the newest version has the most and best features :-)

Before you checkout the KDE subversion modules make sure, that you can compile KDE 3 applications on your computer. The requirements for compiling KDE (and its programs) are listet on the Compiling KDE SVN page. Most of all you need to install the subversion client svn to actually obtain the sources.

You need to checkout the complete KDE-EDU module, even if you only want to compile KTouch, so a good internet connection is recommanded. To checkout the KDE-EDU module simply create a directory for the sourcecode somewhere, enter this directory and type on the shell:

    svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdeedu

or if you have a KDE subversion account

    svn checkout https://<username>@svn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdeedu/

After the checkout is complete you need to perform a couple of steps. First enter the kdeedu directory and type

    make -f Makefile.cvs && ./configure

Since you only want to compile and install KTouch you just need to compile the kdeeduplot and then KTouch itself:

    cd libkdeedu/kdeedplot
    make install
    cd ../../ktouch
    make install

And if everything went ok, you should have the newest KTouch version installed on your computer (you may require administrator rights for installing kdeeduplot and ktouch). If you have problems with compiling KTouch don't hesitate to mail me (see above) and maybe I can help out.

 KTouch source code archives

On the source forge project page, in the file releases section you can find all new releases, patches etc. For convenience and historical reasons, the following table all previous releases of KTouch (which might not all compile anylonger). The newest (current) should work most of the time.


    make -f Makefile.cvs
    unsermake install

to build libkdeedu and KTouch and install it.

Release date File Version information
17-April-2006 ktouch-1.6.0.tar.gz Release version of KTouch 1.6
10-April-2006 ktouch-1.5.3.tar.gz Release version of KTouch 1.5.3
27-March-2006 ktouch-1.5.1.tar.gz Release version of KTouch 1.5.1
24-July-2005 ktouch_manual-1.5.tar.bz2 Updated user manual for KTouch version 1.5 (explains newest changes and additions to KTouch)
24-July-2005 ktouch-1.5.tar.bz2 Pre-Release version of KTouch 1.5 which will be included in the upcoming KDE 3.5 version.
18-March-2003 ktouch-1.3.tar.gz Current development version (including KDevelop project)
22-Mai-2002 ktouch-1.0.tar.gz Current development version (including KDevelop project)
04-April-2001 ktouch-0.91.tar.gz Last version before KTouch moved to KDE Edu
31-March-2001 ktouch-0.9.tar.gz Last version before KTouch moved to kdenonbeta
before March 2001 ktouch-0.7.tar.gz (kept for historical reasons)
before March 2001 ktouch-0.6.tar.gz (kept for historical reasons)
before March 2001 ktouch-0.5.tar.gz First released version (kept for historical reasons)

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