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Electrum; Bitcoin thin client
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README.rst

Electrum - lightweight Bitcoin client

Licence: GNU GPL v3
Author: Thomas Voegtlin
Language: Python
Homepage: https://electrum.org/
Build Status

1. GETTING STARTED

To run Electrum from this directory, just do:

./electrum

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

To start Electrum from your web browser, see http://electrum.org/bitcoin_URIs.html

2. HOW OFFICIAL PACKAGES ARE CREATED

On Linux/Windows:

pyrcc4 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/icons_rc.py
python setup.py sdist --format=zip,gztar

On Mac OS X:

# On port based installs
sudo python setup-release.py py2app

# On brew 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
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