ZBar Barcode Reader
version 0.20.1 (2018-08-08):
Minor changes at ZBar, in order to adapt to modern distributions
with are removing /usr/bin/python in favor of just using python2.
Also, updated some python2 scripts to work with modern distros,
where the Image module is now inside PIL.
version 0.20 (2017-04-11):
As upstream didn't have any version since 2009, created a ZBar fork at
linuxtv.org. This release improves a lot V4L2 support, by using libv4l2
to handle formats that are alien to ZBar, making it compatible with a lot
more webcam models. Qt support was also updated, making it compatible
with Qt5. ZBar now have two other GUI applications (zbarcam-qt and
zbarcam-gtk). With zbarcam-qt, it is now possible to adjust the camera
controls, making easier to read barcodes using a camera.
version 0.10 (2009-10-23):
ZBar goes 2D! This release introduces support for QR Code, developed
by our new project member, Timothy Terriberry. Timothy is an image
processing master, providing this sophisticated functionality using
only integer arithmetic and maintaining an extremely small image
size. Feel free to drop in on #zbar over at freenode to welcome
Timothy (aka derf) to the project and congratulate him on his awesome
Several bugs fixes and enhancements are also found in this release;
existing users are encouraged to upgrade.
version 0.9 (2009-08-31):
Introducing ZBar for Windows! So far we only have straight ports of
the command line applications, but work on a cross-platform GUI has
already begun. This release also has a few scanner/decoder
enhancements and fixes several bugs. Many internal changes are
represented, so please open a support request if you experience any
version 0.8 (2009-06-05):
This is a bugfix release just to clean up a few issues found in the
last release. Existing users are encouraged to upgrade to pick up
version 0.7 (2009-04-21):
Welcome to ZBar! In addition to finalizing the project name change,
this release adds new bindings for Python and fixes a few bugs with
the Perl interface. The decoder also has several new features and
addresses missing checks that will improve reliability with
excessively noisy images.
version 0.6 (2009-02-28):
This release fixes many bugs and adds several improvements suggested
by users: support for decoding UPC-E is finished. zebraimg is
now able to scan all pages of a document (such as PDF or TIFF) and
the new XML output includes the page where each barcode is found.
Camera support has been significantly improved, including the
addition of JPEG image formats. Perl bindings make it even easier
to write a document or video scanning application. Finally, we are
now able to offer initial support for building the base library for
version 0.5 (2008-07-25):
Introducing zebra widgets! Prioritized by popular demand, this
release includes fully functional barcode scanning widgets for GTK,
PyGTK, and Qt. Application developers may now seamlessly integrate
barcode reader support with their user interface.
This release also fixes many bugs; existing users are encouraged to
version 0.4 (2008-05-31):
new support for EAN-8, Code 39 and Interleaved 2 of 5!
this release also introduces the long awaited decoder configuration
options and fixes several bugs
version 0.3 (2008-02-25):
this is a beta release of the enhanced internal architecture.
support has been added for version 2 of the video4linux API and many
more image formats. several other feature enhancements and bug
fixes are also included. image scanning is slightly improved for
some images, but the base scan/decode function is relatively
untouched. significant new code is represented in this release
- all bug reports are welcome and will be addressed promptly!
version 0.2 (2007-05-16):
this release introduces significant enhancements, bug fixes and new
features! basic EAN-13/UPC-A reading has been improved and should
now be much more reliable. by popular request, new support has been
added for decoding Code 128. additionally, the build process was
improved and there is even basic documentation for the application
version 0.1 (2007-03-24):
first official Zebra release!
supports basic scanning and decoding of EAN-13 and UPC-A symbols
using a webcam (zebracam) or from stored image files (zebraimg).
still need to add support for addons and EAN-8/UPC-E