In order to compile and install Kapitalist on your system, login as root and type the following in the base directory of the unpacked source distribution:
Since Kapitalist uses autoconf and automake you should have not trouble compiling it. If you don't like to install Kapitalist to /usr/local/kde, which is the default location, you should use the --prefix option of configure:
Please install Kapitalist to a location where KDE searches for icons, pixmaps and XMLGUI files, otherwise menus, toolbars and the pixmaps on the board will not be correctly displayed. A good choice is /usr or /opt/kde3 (depending on your distribution).
Should you run into problems please report them to the author.