MultiDoge is a Simplified Payment Verification (SPV) Dogecoin desktop client. It is ported from the MultiBit Bitcoin client. Huge thanks to the original devs for this awesome project!
MultiDoge relies on the following technologies:
- Maven as the build system, so the usual Maven processes apply. If you're not familiar with Maven then download it first and follow their installation instructions.
- ZXing ("Zebra Crossing") for QR codes
- Dogecoinj for access to the Dogecoin network
- IzPack for creating installers for Windows, Mac, Linux
- Bitcoinj Enforcer Rules to prevent dependency chain attacks
- XChange for access to several Bitcoin exchanges
A note on the Dogecoinj dependency
MultiDoge depends on a special fork of Dogecoinj for its Bitcoin support. This is due to legacy wallet serialization issues and the MultiDoge team are working towards a complete integration. To build MultiDoge you will need to clone this fork from here:
Once cloned, you should then install the custom Dogecoinj library using
mvn clean install
This follows the master-develop pattern.
There are 2 main branches:
master branch is exclusively for releases, while the
is exclusively for release candidates. The
develop branch always has a Maven version of
Every GitHub Issue gets a branch off develop. When it is complete and code reviewed it is merged into
When sufficient Issues are merged into
develop to justify a release, a new branch off
develop is created with the release number (e.g.
pom.xml is updated to reflect the snapshot version (e.g.
Once the release has been tested and is ready to go live, the final act is to update the
pom.xml to remove the SNAPSHOT suffix and merge it into
master branch is then tagged with the release number. Tags are in the format
v1.2.3 to distinguish them from branch names.
An announcement is made on the MultiDoge website to alert everyone that a new version is available.
Maven build targets
The important targets are:
mvn clean package
which will package the MultiDoge project into
x.y.z is the current version
number. This is suitable for local development work.
If you want to generate a complete set of multi-platform installers (Windows, Mac and Linux) you use the following command
maven clean install
After some processing, you will have the following artifacts in the target directory:
- an executable jar = multidoge-exe.jar
- a Mac application bundle = MultiDoge.app
- a Mac DMG file = multidoge-x.y.z.dmg
- an installer for Windows = multidoge-x.y.z-windows.exe
- an installer for Linux = multidoge-x.y.z-linux.jar
To run MultiDoge from these artifacts you can follow the instructions provided on the main MultiDoge website
MultiDoge contains cut down JREs so is a large clone
The MultiDoge installers contain cut down JREs so the project clone is quite large. (100 to 200 MB).
MultiDoge is quite flexible and has several features only accessible to power users through the configuration file. This is discussed in more detail in configuration.md
If you want to contribute, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.