Bitcoin-qt: Qt4 based GUI replacement for Bitcoin
Warning Warning Warning
Alpha version! I'm using this client myself on the production network, and I haven't noticed any glitches, but remember: always backup your wallet. Testing on the testnet is recommended.
This has been implemented:
qmake / QtCreator project (.pro)
Compatibility with Linux (both GNOME and KDE), MacOSX and Windows
All functionality of the original client, including taskbar icon/menu
Overview page with current balance, unconfirmed balance, etc
User friendly transaction list with status icons, real-time filtering and a context menu that allows editing and copying labels
Asks for confirmation before sending coins
CSV export of transactions and address book
Shows alternative icon when connected to testnet
Progress bar on initial block download
Sendmany support in UI (send to multiple recipients as well)
This has to be done:
Start at system start
Internationalization (convert WX language files)
First, make sure that the required packages for Qt4 development of your distribution are installed, for Debian and Ubuntu these are:
apt-get install qt4-qmake libqt4-dev build-essential libboost-dev libboost-system-dev \ libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-thread-dev \ libssl-dev libdb4.8++-dev
then execute the following:
Alternatively, install Qt Creator and open the
An executable named
bitcoin-qt will be built.
Windows build instructions:
QT Windows SDK_ and install it. You don't need the Symbian stuff, just the desktop Qt.
Download and extract the
dependencies archive[#], or compile openssl, boost and dbcxx yourself.
Copy the contents of the folder "deps" to "X:\QtSDK\mingw", replace X:\ with the location where you installed the Qt SDK. Make sure that the contents of "deps\include" end up in the current "include" directory.
Open the .pro file in QT creator and build as normal (ctrl-B)
QT Windows SDK: http://qt.nokia.com/downloads/sdk-windows-cpp
dependencies archive: http://download.visucore.com/bitcoin/qtgui_deps_1.zip
.. [#] PGP signature: http://download.visucore.com/bitcoin/qtgui_deps_1.zip.sig (signed with RSA key ID
Berkely DB version warning
A warning for people using the static binary version of Bitcoin on a Linux/UNIX-ish system (tl;dr: Berkely DB databases are not forward compatible).
The static binary version of Bitcoin is linked against libdb4.7 or libdb4.8 (see also
this Debian issue_).
Now the nasty thing is that databases from 5.X are not compatible with 4.X.
If the globally installed development package of Berkely DB installed on your system is 5.X, any source you build yourself will be linked against that. The first time you run with a 5.X version the database will be upgraded, and 4.X cannot open the new format. This means that you cannot go back to the old statically linked version without significant hassle!
this Debian issue: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=621425