Welcome to libdohj
The libdohj library is a lightweight wrapper library around the bitcoinj Java library, enabling support for Dogecoin (pull requests for support for other altcoins would be welcomed).
- Java 7 for the core modules, Java 8 for everything else
- Gradle 3.4+ - for building the project
- Google Protocol Buffers - for use with serialization and hardware communications
To get started, it is best to have the latest JDK and Gradle installed. The HEAD of the
main branch contains the latest development code and various production releases are provided on feature branches.
You should be familiar with bitcoinj first, as this library simply adds minor changes to extend bitcoinj. Generally using libdohj is equivalent to using bitcoinj, except with different network parameters (reflecting Dogecoin consensus in place of Bitcoin).
Be aware however that altcoin blocks have their own class, AltcoinBlock, which adds support for features such as AuxPoW.
Building from the command line
To perform a full build use
gradle clean build
You can also run
to generate the JavaDocs.
The outputs are under the
Building from an IDE
Alternatively, just import the project using your IDE. IntelliJ has Gradle integration built-in and has a free Community Edition. Simply use
File | New | Project from Existing Sources and locate the
build.gradle in the root of the cloned project source tree.