If you wish only to run the application, download a pre-built release from our releases page or install storjshare-gui in seconds on Ubuntu and other snap supported Linux distributions with:
snap install storjshare-gui --beta
Installing a snap is very quick. Snaps are secure. They are isolated with all of their dependencies. Snaps also auto update when a new version is released.
If you wish to build from source, follow the instructions below.
Clone this repository and install dependencies with NPM.
git clone https://github.com/Storj/storjshare-gui.git && cd storjshare-gui npm install
Then you can start the application. Please note that the "Launch Storj Share on User Login" option works with only packaged releases.
Unlike a traditional Node.js project, this one has 2 separate
app/package.json. The one in the root directory
only contains dependencies for the Electron-based
build system. It is unlikely that you will need to modify this.
app/package.json contains all of the application's dependencies. For more
information on contributing to Storj Share, see
You can package a release for GNU/Linux, OSX, and Windows, by running the following from the project's root directory.
npm run release
Once completed, your bundle will be placed in
releases/. You can only bundle
a release for the operating system on which you are running, so in order to
build for all supported platforms, you will need to have access to each
You can use xdissent/ievms to setup a virtual machine for Windows if you are on GNU/Linux or OSX. If you are running GNU/Linux, there are a number of resources available for setting up a virtual machine for OSX.
On Windows, NSIS is used. You have to install it (version 3.0), and add NSIS folder to PATH in environment variables, so it is reachable to scripts in this project (path should look something like
C:/Program Files (x86)/NSIS).
storjshare-gui - Cross-platform desktop application fop sharing user's extra hard drive space. Copyright (c) 2017 Storj Labs Inc. This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.