How to create QR Codes easily in Gentoo Linux
March 25, 2015 1 Comment
QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can store a surprising amount of information. CuterCode and Qreator are two applications that are easy to install and use to produce QR Codes that can be saved as image files for use on labels, posters, Web sites, business cards, documents, etc. Here is how to install CuterCode and Qreator in Gentoo Linux.
This is a Python script and simple GUI.
First download the script itself:
Make the Python script exectuable:
Then install the package media-gfx/qrencode-python (it will pull-in the package media-gfx/qrencode) on which it depends:
To launch the application:
Use the Print Scrn key on your keyboard to launch KSnapshot (or whatever screen capture tool it is you use) and capture the QR Code to a JPG or PNG file for use in you documents. That’s it!
The UI of Qreator is more polished than CuterCode, and you have the options to save the QR Code as a PNG file, copy it to the clipboard, print it or edit its appearance.
Either merge it from Portage overlay dev-zero using layman:
or download the dev-zero files into your local overlay and install it from there:
If you happen to be a KDE user, you will find a menu entry for Qreator is installed under ‘Applications’ > ‘Graphics’ in the KDE launcher, or you can launch it from the command line: