ElectrumSV - Lightweight Bitcoin SV client
Licence: MIT Licence Maintainers: Neil Booth, Roger Taylor Project Lead: Roger Taylor Language: Python (>=3.6) Homepage: https://electrumsv.io/
ElectrumSV 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 ElectrumSV from its root directory (called Electrum), without installing it on your system; all the python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run ElectrumSV from its root directory, just do:
You can also install ElectrumSV on your system, by running this command:
pip3 install .
This will download and install the Python dependencies used by ElectrumSV, instead of using the 'packages' directory.
If you cloned the git repository, you need to compile extra files before you can run ElectrumSV. Read the next section, "Development Version".
Check out the code from Github:
git clone https://github.com/ElectrumSV/ElectrumSV cd ElectrumSV
Run install (this should install dependencies):
pip3 install .
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
Running unit tests:
py -3 -m unittest discover electrumsv/tests
pylint --rcfile=.pylintrc electrumsv
To create binaries, create the 'packages/' directory:
This directory contains the python dependencies used by ElectrumSV.
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