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Installing Java? Newbie confusion and more...
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:57:54 pm »

I wanted to help a potential new Nxter after reading this post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=460343.msg6379409#msg6379409

I went to the link he shared: http://nxtclients.org/

Even though that site lists 4 Linux wallets, if you follow the "recommended wallet" link (Wesley's), there is no Linux version for download.

The Offspring Wallet I tried to use on Linux and got a bunch of fatal errors. No idea why.

"Nxt Power Tools" does not sound newbie friendly.

Even the "Java Client" that links to the official client at nxtcommunity.org gives no guidance on how to install java or what java package to install.

I really thought I would be able to send this dude a couple links and he would be up and running.

This is really user-unfriendly. I'm not sure who maintains these pages, but they appear to be a disaster if a new linux user wants to try out Nxt.

I've been running the NRS client for so long that I forget what Java package I installed to get it to work. There used to be instructions for it on nxtcrypto.org, but that was a couple months ago when I first found Nxt. Now those instructions are gone.

Can someone tell what "sudo apt-get" command to use? I will link him to this thread.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 10:02:26 pm by IveBeenBit »
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Re: Installing Java? Newbie confusion and more...
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 10:27:21 pm »

I believe the information in the wiki is reasonably up to date, but this would be the sequence to install java+NRS in Ubuntu and start Nxt - at least the one I just tried and works for me:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
cd ~
wget http://download.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-client-0.9.9.zip
unzip nxt-client-0.9.9.zip
cd nxt

Then of course open in your web browser.

And wesleyh's client interface is around the corner already here, in 0.9.10e. Use in this last beta for wesley's interface, and for the classic NRS interface.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 10:46:28 pm by VanBreuk »
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