Questions to the mailing list.

February 19, 2011 Comments off


Please ask your questions to the mailing list.
And read the past mails in the list (at least two months back) to see if your question is already answered.
Also, check the wiki to see the install instructions.

Said that, i will not reply any question posted here as a comment.

Sorry, im very busy to reply in all places.

Categories: general

An ubuntu package for 0.9.3 Release Candidate.

May 23, 2010 3 comments

Hello world!

As a result of my bad luck, my development machines died in this year (and the end of the 2009). That is the reason for the 0.9.3 release delay.

I have managed to make an ubuntu package (.deb) for ubuntu 10.04 amd64.  This package is not perfect, and maybe it misses some dependencies. I want to note that i have no experience in making .deb packages, it is made using an automatic builder.

Said that, i can release the package to the wild.

You can read the changelog to see what’s new.

Download here.


After installing the .deb, install the mysql server/client as needed ( if multiple POS terminals are going to use a single database, only install mysql server on one computer, and mysql client on all).  And then you can create the database using the file included in the package, installed at /usr/share/kde4/apps/lemon/lemon_mysql.sql . Run the script as described in the wiki. If you updated lemonpos, then you may want to update your database, instead of running lemnon_mysq.sql, run the fix script if you update from version 0.9.2 or 0.9.1.

There are two PDF documents installed at /usr/share/doc/lemonpos/ on two folders, one for english and other for spanish.

If you got an error when installing the package, see the error detail, maybe some dependencies are not satisfied.

The dependencies for the package are:


New version is cooking…

March 28, 2010 6 comments


There is a Release Candidate for the persa branch in the git repository, also there is a string freeze for translators. In the next week, the new version (0.9.3) will be released, with bug fixes and improvements.
The directions to get it are on the wiki

New Home!

March 21, 2010 4 comments

LemonPOS has a new home.

Also, there is a new release, the 0.9.2, that was not announced here.

The new site was also announced  by Guillaume on his blog that is aggregated on planetkde, this brings a new package of the latest release, this time for archlinux. Thanks realitygaps for packaging, it is found on the AUR Repository:

This also revives an old controversy about the name of the project. And I think its time to post about the name here.

The origin of the name for the POS is the fruit which is the main regional product of my state (Colima, México), specially of the Tecomán area…


Mexican Lemon


One of the typical fruits of Colima is Lemon, citric brought from Europe, but it is registered botanically as Mexican Lemon. With few more then 19,000 hectares, Colima State occupies the first place in its production. It has kept this relevance since the end of the XIXth century when the Comala Municipality and Tecomán already exported it monthly to San Francisco, California. In the fifties the citricultors of Tecomán Valley signed a contract with Golden Citrus Juices Inc of Florida, in order that the lemon juice and essential oil were sold to them, multiplying for it the packing and industrialization plants. They make good use of this fruit, from leaf oil is obtained, from the skin jam is made and pectins are obtained and certainly the juice, of which diverse uses are given.


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February 3, 2010 2 comments


The new git repository is now containing the updated code. It is mirrored in sourceforge and github, being the main one on gitorious.

As the ongoing work on the merge, now the product editor is working fine with the new features.  You can see a screenshot:

Product Editor

The Product Editor

lemonPOS 0.9 Released!

January 24, 2010 10 comments

I have released the 0.9 version of lemonPOS.

There are new features like:

  • CUPS printers support for small tickets (for thermal printers)
  • Groups/Packs of products
  • Special Orders (custom products)
  • New printed reports on squeeze admin tool
  • User Roles (multiple admins, supervisors)
  • Lock Screen
  • Suspend/Resume sales

The complete changelog is here

You can get the sources from sourceforge project page.  We are waiting for each distribution packagers to make the new precompiled packages for lemonPOS.

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Creating some short documentation

May 28, 2009 2 comments

I have created a couple of documents.
One quick tasks document, one page, most important task for a vendor.
The other is a shortcut keys for lemon and squeeze. For the shorkeys, i have changed them because some of them did not worked, at least in my system… it was a weird problem, i choose for example a CTRL-P and it was assignated Alt-( ..

Also i have made some changes to the code, it seems this fixed a crash -the weird one- , and other things. These changes are on the SVN in the branch “PERSA”.

I have uploaded the pdf files to the webpage, links can be found here, at the wiki.

Categories: general