What is Textile?
Download the latest release for your OS.
NOTE: The command line tool currently has limited access to the internal node APIs. We're quickly mapping everything over to a newly designed REST API and command line tool. Stay tuned for docs.
~ $ textile --help Usage: textile [OPTIONS] <command> Help Options: -h, --help Show this help message Available commands: address Show wallet address daemon Start a node daemon images Manage images init Init the node repo and exit migrate Migrate the node repo and exit peer Show peer ID ping Ping another peer shell Start a node shell threads Manage threads version Print version and exit wallet Manage a wallet of accounts
Textile uses an HD Wallet as an account key manager. You may use the name derived account seed on multiple devices to sync wallet data. To get started, run:
$ textile wallet init
This will generate a recovery phrase for all your accounts. You may specify a word count and password as well (run with
--help for usage).
Next, use an account from you wallet to initialize a node. First time users should just use Account 0, which is printed out by the
wallet init subcommand. Use the
accounts subcommand to access deeper derived wallet accounts.
$ textile init -s <account_seed>
Finally, start the daemon:
$ textile daemon
TODO: Run through creating a thread, adding images, comments, etc.
$ go get github.com/textileio/textile-go
You'll need a few different tools here to get setup...
Golang package manager:
$ brew install dep
IPFS package manager:
$ go get -u github.com/whyrusleeping/gx $ go get -u github.com/whyrusleeping/gx-go
NodeJS is used for git hooks and some build tooling:
$ brew install node
Finally, download deps managed by
$ npm run setup
There are various things to build:
$ make build
$ go get golang.org/x/mobile/cmd/gomobile $ gomobile init $ make ios_framework
$ go get golang.org/x/mobile/cmd/gomobile $ gomobile init $ make android_framework
WARNING: Desktop is an unmaintained experiment. Security issues may exist.
The build is made by a vendored version of
go-astilectron-bundler. Due to Go's painful package management, you'll want to delete any
go-astilectron-related binaries and source code you have installed from
github.com/asticode in your
$GOPATH. Then you can install the vendored
$ go install ./vendor/github.com/asticode/go-astilectron-bundler/astilectron-bundler
Pick your OS: Linux, Darwin, or Windows:
$ cd desktop $ astilectron-bundler -v -c bundler.linux.json $ astilectron-bundler -v -c bundler.darwin.json $ astilectron-bundler -v -c bundler.windows.json
Double-click the built app in
desktop/output, or run it directly:
$ cd desktop && go run *.go
See go-astilectron-bundler for more build configurations.
cgo is required, you'll need to setup a proper C toolchain for cross-OS-compilation.
The easiest way to write a valid commit message is to use the
$ npm run cm
This will start the interactive commit prompt.
While almost entirely different now, this project was jumpstarted from OpenBazaar. Thanks to @cpacia, @drwasho and the rest of the contributors for their work on openbazaar-go.