Veles Core integration/staging tree
Veles Core is an open-source blockchain ecosystem providing services such as decentralized VPN in order to help people to defend their online privacy and free access to an information. Backed by unique blockchain with features such dynamic block rewards and halving schedule, independent multi-algo PoW consensus and other approaches against 51% attacks, an insta-mine protection or a dead-lock protection. Designed as multi-tiered network building on the concept of self-incentivized Masternodes which provide robust service and governance layer.
Stable 0.18 "Blockchain Baracuda" branch
This is master branch of Veles Core wallet and blockhain node. For the service layer implementation refer to Veles Masternode repository. Stable releases are marked with git tags and can cloned using commands below. If you still need, for some reason, to use oldstable branch 0.17 "Aged Amnesia", for which are security and consensus updates still provided, use the latest version from 0.17 branch.
Build Instructions and Notes
Clone the repository and checkout to latest stable release using following commands. (Alternatively you can download and extract the latest source tarball manually from Releases page on our GitHub.)
git clone https://github.com/velescore/veles.git cd veles git checkout `git tag | sort -V | grep -v "\-rc" | tail -1`
Build Veles Core: Configure and build the headless Veles Core binaries as well as the GUI (if Qt is found). You can disable the GUI build by passing
./autogen.sh ./configure make
It is recommended to build and run the unit tests:
Linux (Ubuntu) Notes
Update your package index
sudo apt-get update
Install required dependencies from default repository
sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils libboost-all-dev
Install latest Berkeley DB 4.8 from Bitcoin repository
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev
GUI wallet dependencies
If you also want to build an official GUI wallet, you'll need to perform the following step as well and install additional dependencies:
Install QT 5
sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev libzmq3-dev sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libqrencode-dev
See (doc/build-osx.md) for instructions on building on Mac OS X.
Windows (64/32 bit) Notes
See (doc/build-windows.md) for instructions on building on Windows 64/32 bit.
master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Veles Core.
Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test on short notice. Please be patient and help out by testing other people's pull requests, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.
Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to
submit new unit tests for old code. Unit tests can be compiled and run
(assuming they weren't disabled in configure) with:
make check. Further details on running
and extending unit tests can be found in /src/test/README.md.
There are also regression and integration tests, written
in Python, that are run automatically on the build server.
These tests can be run (if the test dependencies are installed) with:
The Travis CI system makes sure that every pull request is built for Windows, Linux, and macOS, and that unit/sanity tests are run automatically.