VoteCoin Desktop GUI Wallet
VoteCoin command line toolsGraphical user interface wrapper for the
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.
VoteCoin Desktop GUI Wallet for Windows is availableNew/Experimental:
Building, installing and running the Wallet GUI
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).
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-openjdkis not accepted. If you have some other Linux distribution, please check your relevant documentation on installing Git, JDK and Ant. The commands
antneed to be startable from command line before proceeding with build.
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
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
example - this is the typical build dir. for VoteCoin v1.0.8) which contains the command line tools
votecoind you need to take the created file
./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar and copy it
/home/user/VoteCoin/src (the same dir. that contains
votecoind). Example copy command:
user@ubuntu:~/build-dir/votecoin-swing-wallet-ui$ cp ./build/jars/VoteCoinSwingWalletUI.jar /home/user/VoteCoin/src
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
/home/user/hush/srcone 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.jarfile and choose the option "Open with OpenJDK 8 Runtime". This will start the VoteCoin GUI wallet.
Important: the VoteCoin configuration file
~/.votecoin/votecoin.confneeds to be correctly set up for the GUI wallet to work. Specifically the RPC user and password need to be set in it like:
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:
This program is distributed under an MIT License.
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.