Warning

The downloads on this page are not yet ready for general-purpose production use. We’d love to hear what works and what doesn’t (that’s why they’re posted here), but don’t use them in any situation where failure could result in consequences that you’re unwilling to accept. For example, don’t use them with wallets that contain coins or names that you aren’t willing to sacrifice to science.

The more people test these downloads, the faster they’ll be ready for release. However, there are no guarantees of when, or if, these downloads will be released in final form.

As usual, it is a good idea to verify the hashes and signatures of these downloads (especially the ones not hosted on namecoin.org). The more people reproduced the hashes, the better. If you’re paranoid, run them inside an isolated virtual machine.

High Priority: Lightweight SPV BitcoinJ Name Lookup Client

This is a drop-in replacement for Namecoin Core’s name lookup functionality (e.g. for browsing .bit domains with ncdns), which synchronizes faster and uses less storage, but trusts Namecoin miners more than Namecoin Core does.

You need to have Java installed:

  • If you’re using GNU/Linux, use your package manager.
  • If you’re using Windows, download it from the Oracle website. Make sure you right-click the .exe installer, click Properties, and click Digital Signatures. It should be signed by Oracle America, Inc. If it is not, do not install it.
  • We’re not sure about OS X. If anyone can contribute instructions for OS X, let us know.

Download 0.1.1 Beta 1 (bleeding-edge branch, cross-platform JAR) (Hosted by Google Drive).

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Preliminary instructions are here.