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.
Before you try to compilate KTouch check if you meet the following requirements:
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
If you have problems (missing dependencies, configuration errors etc.) send a mail to
me: Andreas DOT nicolai AT gmx DOT net.
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.
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 ./configure unsermake unsermake install
to build libkdeedu and KTouch and install it.