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Old 03-21-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
marsh12
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Point of Sale for Linux


hi,

dunno if anyone can help here, but i run a small newsagent with an epos barcode scanner system. i'm wondering if there are any epos software packages available on linux. Epos software for windows has proved to be quite costly, and at times cumbersome or unreliable, then am charged for patches to rectify problems. anyone know of a linux alternative that may be fairly easy to setup? i see there is a strong interest in this area from supermarkets and such, but can't seem to find much about packages available.

i'm a linux newbie so bear with me...

cheers
marsh
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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http://packages.debian.org/stable/sound/epos

found that link with google serch, but if you can find a bar code reader for linux you would have a nice market im sure.

there must be something out there even if is is not exactly epos.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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With a barcode reader hooked up normal fashion in line with the keyboard I am able to use barcode scanners on VT420s connected to a Debian box (in the Nano text editor).
Not sure if it would work in GUI as easily.
Also, GNU has this project.
Good Luck.

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Old 03-22-2004, 12:06 PM   #4
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Spot on lads, cheers, the setup i use is just a standard scanner which connects in line with the keyboard, so i may have some luck here... just need to figure out linux now.. damn windows user...

i have suse version 8, hopefully this'll be good enough for this... let me know otherwise please...

cheers again

marsh
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
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This popped up when I was searching for barcodes for Linux. I don't know what it really does.
This popped up with a search for POS on Linux.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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Bar Code POS

We are working on an epos, designed for touchscreen use - but very usable with a mouse. It's written in Java, so it supports Linux, OS X and Windows. It's perfectly usable, but needs to be polished into a product.

It doesn't support a barcode scanner, but I'd be happy to look into it for you. It will become a commercilal product, but pioneers get a free license.
 
  


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