Electrum - Lightweight Bitcoin client
Licence: MIT Licence Author: Thomas Voegtlin Language: Python Homepage: https://electrum.org/
Electrum is a pure python application. However, if you want to use the Qt interface, then you need to install the Qt dependencies:
sudo apt-get install python-qt4
If you downloaded the official package (tar.gz), then you can run Electrum from its root directory, without installing it on your system; all the python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run Electrum from its root directory, just do:
If you cloned the git repository, then you need to compile extra files before you can run Electrum. Read the next section, "Development Version".
Check out the code from Github:
git clone git://github.com/spesmilo/electrum.git cd electrum
Run install (this should install dependencies):
python setup.py install
Compile the icons file for Qt:
sudo apt-get install pyqt4-dev-tools pyrcc4 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/icons_rc.py
Compile the protobuf description file:
sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler protoc --proto_path=lib/ --python_out=lib/ lib/paymentrequest.proto
sudo apt-get install python-pycurl gettext ./contrib/make_locale
Install on Linux systems
If you install Electrum on your system, you can run it from any directory.
If you have pip, you can do:
python setup.py sdist sudo pip install --pre dist/Electrum-2.0.tar.gz
If you don't have pip, install with:
python setup.py sdist sudo python setup.py install
In oder to creating binaries, you must create the 'packages' directory:
This directory contains the python dependencies used by Electrum.
Mac OS X
# On MacPorts installs: sudo python setup-release.py py2app # On Homebrew installs: ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64" sudo python setup-release.py py2app --includes sip sudo hdiutil create -fs HFS+ -volname "Electrum" -srcfolder dist/Electrum.app dist/electrum-VERSION-macosx.dmg
See contrib/build-wine/README file.
See gui/kivy/Readme.txt file.