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README.md

VoteCoin Desktop GUI Wallet

Graphical user interface wrapper for the VoteCoin command line tools

This program provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the VoteCoin client tools that acts as a wrapper and presents the information in a user-friendly manner.

Screenshot

New/Experimental: VoteCoin Desktop GUI Wallet for Windows is available

Building, installing and running the Wallet GUI

Before installing the Desktop GUI Wallet you need to have VoteCoin up and running. The following guide explains how to set up VoteCoin.

For security reasons it is recommended to always build the GUI wallet program from GitHub source. The details of how to build it are described below (easy to follow).

  1. Operating system and tools

    As of May 2017 (VoteCoin v1.0.9) this program is mostly tested on Linux. The Linux tools you need to build and run the Wallet GUI are Git, Java (JDK7 or later) and Ant. If using Ubuntu Linux, they may be installed via command:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir$ sudo apt-get install git default-jdk ant
    

    For RedHat/CentOS/Fedora-type Linux systems the command is (like):

    user@centos:~/build-dir$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk git ant 
    

    The name of the JDK package (java-1.8.0-openjdk) may vary depending on the Linux system, so you need to check it, if name java-1.8.0-openjdk is not accepted. If you have some other Linux distribution, please check your relevant documentation on installing Git, JDK and Ant. The commands git, java, javac and ant need to be startable from command line before proceeding with build.

  2. Building from source code

    As a start you need to clone the votecoin-swing-wallet-ui Git repository:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir$ git clone https://github.com/vaklinov/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui.git
    

    Change the current directory:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir$ cd votecoin-swing-wallet-ui/
    

    Issue the build command:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui$ ant -buildfile ./src/build/build.xml
    

    This takes a few seconds and when it finishes, it builds a JAR file ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar. You need to make this file executable:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui$ chmod u+x ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar
    

    At this point the build process is finished the built GUI wallet program is the JAR file ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar

  3. Installing the built VoteCoin GUI wallet

3.1. If you have built VoteCoin from source code:

Assuming you have already built it from source code in directory /home/user/votecoin/src (for example - this is the typical build dir. for VoteCoin v1.0.8) which contains the command line tools votecoin-cli and votecoind you need to take the created file ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar and copy it to directory /home/user/VoteCoin/src (the same dir. that contains votecoin-cli and votecoind). Example copy command:

user@ubuntu:~/build-dir/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui$ cp ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar /home/user/VoteCoin/src    
  1. Running the installed VoteCoin GUI wallet

    Before running the GUI you need to start votecoind (e.g. votecoind --daemon). The wallet GUI is a Java program packaged as an executable JAR file. It may be run from command line or started from another GUI tool (e.g. file manager). Assuming you have already installed VoteCoin and the GUI Wallet VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar in directory /home/user/hush/src one way to run it from command line is:

    user@ubuntu:~/build-dir/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui$ java -jar /home/user/hush/src/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar
    

    If you are using Ubuntu (or similar ;) Linux you may instead just use the file manager and right-click on the VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar file and choose the option "Open with OpenJDK 8 Runtime". This will start the VoteCoin GUI wallet.

    Important: the VoteCoin configuration file ~/.votecoin/votecoin.conf needs to be correctly set up for the GUI wallet to work. Specifically the RPC user and password need to be set in it like:

    rpcuser=username
    rpcpassword=wjQOHVDQFLwztWp1Ehs098LKJHAXjd4E
    
    

Donations accepted

At the present time this project is non-commercial in nature and developed by volunteers. If you find the GUI Wallet useful, please consider making a donation for its further development. Your contribution matters! Donations are accepted at VoteCoin T address:

t1UPMo3oYg25mRSpJcLaBSi5GZvyMLC19HX

License

This program is distributed under an MIT License.

Disclaimer

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.