As promised in yesterday’s main update here is part II of this week’s Dev Update. In this update we are inviting Windows (64-bit only for now) users to join the party and releasing a few more bundled example goodies for everyone.
A lot of these steps are the exact same as yesterday’s update so to save duplication I really would recommend reading through that post for the Linux walkthrough or watch @dyamanaka excellent walkthrough video - Thank you for that! I shall only cover steps that are not exactly the same on Windows as Linux.
64-bit Windows users will now find a Windows compatible
safe_dns_example-network-win.zip here. Once downloaded, run the executable 3 times and you have a 3 vault network - it’s that easy… however, if you want to look at the logs and see what is happening, open a console window > navigate to the downloaded executable >
set RUST_LOG=info > then run the
safe_dns_example for Windows, as already mentioned, is the same as the instructions in yesterday’s update - choose >
safe_dns_example-network-windows.zip and extract the contents of the zip file and open the directory >
safe_dns_example-win32-x64 > click and launch the
safe_dns_example executable and follow the screenshots and instructions from yesterday.
As we are only catering for 64-bit just now, you require a 64-bit compatible browser with our add-on for Windows and Waterfox (based on the Mozilla platform) fits the bill - download it here . You can find the Windows compatible add-on here and install
safe_addon-0.0.1-network-win.xpi to Waterfox as a file add-on.
In Windows, you will encounter the UAC confirmation about running the executable and allowing access through the firewall, etc (see an example below); this is pretty standard Windows behaviour and if you wish to test things out you will have to
run anyway, etc.
Have fun Windows folks
We have also precompiled all the other library examples (a few have already been announced and shared via these updates) and bundled them up to save people having to build from source and these are now available here as tar / zip files for Linux, OS X and Windows - for example
safe_network_example_bundle_linux.tar.gz. Full documentation for these will follow. These are CLI examples and running
<example_name> --help from a terminal on most examples should provide assistance until the documentation is complete.
As you already have a
safe_vault network up and running locally then I would suggest maybe starting off with the
rest_api examples against your local
safe_vault network. They are menu driven CLIs and quite straightforward to use, just run them from a terminal. As I said, documentation to follow, but I am sure the creators and maintainers will reply to any specific questions and/or queries.
Now we have started, we just can’t stop giving!