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To get started, ensure you have the latest JDK installed, and download Maven from:

Then run "mvn clean package" to compile the software. You can also run "mvn site:site" to generate a website with
useful information like JavaDocs. The outputs are under the target/ directory.

Now try running one of the example apps:

  cd examples
  mvn exec:java

It will download the block chain and eventually print a Litecoin address. If you send coins to it,
you should get them back a few minutes later when a block is solved.

You can also use a command line tool that exposes basic Litecoin operations

  cd tools

On other platforms, do what the shell script would do for you:
  cd tools
  mvn -q package -DskipTests
  java -jar target/litecoinj-tools-*.jar --help

Note that if you connect to a node that is itself downloading the block chain, you will see very slow progress (1
block per second or less). Find a node that isn't heavily loaded to connect to.

If you get a SocketDisconnectedException, the node you've connected to has its max send buffer set to low
(unfortunately the default is too low). Connect to a node that has a bigger send buffer,
settable by passing -maxsendbuffer=25600 to the Litecoin C++ software.

To regenerate the protobuf Java sources from src/litecoin.proto, install the protobuf compiler package version 2.4.x:

  Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install protobuf-compiler


  OSX: install from ports?

and regenerate:

  mvn clean package -DupdateProtobuf

For eclipse use the maven plugin and run:

  mvn eclipse:eclipse
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