There are two choices for how to get Paperboy. First are the official releases hosted at SourceForge; these are production releases and are (or will soon be) available in a few different pre-compiled packaging options in addition to source. The second choice is to download the absolute latest source from the CVS repository; since it's the latest code it's a bit more unstable, but that's the price of the bleeding edge.

Official Packaged Downloads

The official packaged downloads can be obtained from So far the only up to date package for version 1.0.0 is the source code tarball. Once you've downloaded it you can type tar xzvf file into your shell where file is the path to the file you downloaded. This will unpack the tarball in your current working directory. From there you can go into the directory and follow the directions in the INSTALL file.

Other forthcoming packages are Debian (i386), RPM, Zaurus ipk, and possibly some Mac OS X installer.


The latest source code can be downloaded anonymously from CVS by opening a shell and typing:

cvs login

cvs -z3 co -P paperboy

Those should be two commands on one line each. Note that they are case sensitive and should be all lowercase except for the -P. When prompted for a password for anonymous, just hit Enter. After you've done this once, you can update your local copy by moving into the paperboy directory and typing cvs update into your shell.

In addition to the source code, you can download some additional documentation and (if for some reason you want it) this website. The process is the same, but instead of the final paperboy on the second command, use paperboy-manual or paperboy-website instead.