Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How to Install gLabels 3.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    gLabels is a GNU/Linux program for creating labels and business cards. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you’ll find at most office supply stores. gLabels is free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

gLabels 3.4.0 Changelog:
  • Fixed missing contacts when importing from vcard.
  • Create vcard composite address entry from components, if missing.
  • Auto-detect file encoding of CSV files.
  • Fixed sensitivity of first handle of line objects.
  • Object dragging enhancements.
  • Fixed problem with setting shadow color of line and text objects from key.
  • Use current label’s path to set default “save as” directory.
  • Added properties dialog.
  • Fixed potential crash on “Select All”.
  • Fixed delayed rotate/flip.
  • Fixed clipping issue when drawing beyond label editor’s drawing area.
  • Removed final windowing system and dbus dependencies from glabels-3-batch.
  • Added a GS1 input mode for Datamatrix barcodes using the zint backend.
  • Numerous new templates and fixes to the product database.

Installation instructions:

   The GetDeb repository contains the latest packages of gLabels, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

Ubuntu 16.04 xenial

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install glabels

Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install glabels

(Optional) To remove gLabels, use command:

$ sudo apt-get remove glabels

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

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