Electron Cash - Lightweight Bitcoin Cash client
Licence: MIT Licence Author: Jonald Fyookball Language: Python Homepage: https://electroncash.org/
Electron Cash is a pure python application forked from Electrum. If you want to use the Qt interface, install the Qt dependencies:
sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5
If you downloaded the official package (tar.gz), you can run Electron Cash from its root directory (called Electrum), without installing it on your system; all the python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run Electron Cash from its root directory, just do:
You can also install Electron Cash on your system, by running this command:
sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3 setup.py install
This will download and install the Python dependencies used by Electron Cash, instead of using the 'packages' directory.
If you cloned the git repository, you need to compile extra files before you can run Electron Cash. Read the next section, "Development Version".
Check out the code from Github:
git clone https://github.com/Electron-Cash/Electron-Cash cd Electron-Cash
Run install (this should install dependencies):
python3 setup.py install
Compile the icons file for Qt:
sudo apt-get install pyqt5-dev-tools pyrcc5 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/icons_rc.py
Compile the protobuf description file:
sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler protoc --proto_path=lib/ --python_out=lib/ lib/paymentrequest.proto
Create translations (optional):
sudo apt-get install python-requests gettext ./contrib/make_locale
For plugin development, see the plugin documentation.
Running unit tests:
pip install tox tox
Tox will take care of building a faux installation environment, and ensure that the mapped import paths work correctly.
To create binaries, create the 'packages/' directory:
This directory contains the python dependencies used by Electron Cash.
The make_packages command may fail with some Ubuntu-packaged versions of pip ("can't combine user with prefix."). To solve this, it is necessary to upgrade your pip to the official version:
pip install pip --user
Linux (source with packages)
Run the following to create the release tarball under dist/:
Mac OS X / macOS
See gui/kivy/Readme.txt file.