Barcode Warehousing System / News: Recent posts

Barware is being re-written

BWS is going in for a much-needed overhaul of it's entire code base. The old code was written for PHP 3, and should not be used in production as it requires "register_globals" to be set on.

The new system will be built on top of the CodeIgniter framework from EllisLab, Inc., an open-source PHP framework. The license is non-restrictive, and only requires that the license (found here: be included with the software, mainly for attribution reasons.... read more

Posted by Tom Duff 2011-02-09

Barware v 1.6b (Rocketman) released!

Version 1.6b (Codename: Rocketman) has finally been released. Not a big change since the last release - see the project page for more info.

Posted by Tom Duff 2006-03-18

BWS Project Subversion Migration

The Barcode Warehousing System project is migrating its Concurrent Version System (CVS) repository to a subversion (SVN) repository for increased ease of use.

Anyone can checkout a revision of BWS from SVN, but only developers may commit changes. For more information, check out's documentation on project SVN here:

(P.S. - v.2.0 of BWS is due out soon!)

Posted by Tom Duff 2006-02-25

BWS Attains New License

The Barcode Warehousing System has officially switched its OSI-Approved license from the GNU General Public License (GPL) to the more simple and direct MIT License, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (More info is available here: ).

Please note that all previous versions of the code are still covered under the GPL, but all future versions will be released under the MIT License. :-)

Posted by Tom Duff 2005-03-31

BWS Project Resurrected

After 4 years of laying fallow, Wallace Lee's "Barcode Warehousing System" is back under development once again. Plans for the software include some very interesting features, including recognition of different encodings of barcodes, an integrated image-rendering engine with PHP and the GD Image Library, and an ability to export your barcode database to MS Excel or other Spreadsheet applications!

Posted by Tom Duff 2005-03-31

BarWare Demo Now Running

The BarWare demo is now running at
To learn more about BarWare, please go to the Barcode Warehousing System site at
You may notice that the interface looks very plain. That is because BarWare can be accessed from a wireless barcode scanner with HTTP capabilities.

Posted by Wallace Lee 2000-09-01

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