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June 02, 2011, 02:28:53 PM
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Hi, i'm a Java programmer and i found out of namecoin just yesterday.
I think a distributed dns system like this would be amazing, but still the client has no gui, being therefore difficult to operate.

I'm thinking of making a Java GUI for it, and sell it for a symbolic price of like, maybe, 0.1 BTC/copy.
What do you think of this?
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June 02, 2011, 02:47:15 PM
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Personally I wouldn't buy. Learning namecoind is not hard at all and someone will probably make an open source gui in the future.
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June 02, 2011, 05:26:20 PM
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There is another problem : namecoin is a generic tool to register names, not only domain names.
So, if you want a gui to simplify things, you still need to stay generic, or do you intend to code an external program that send RPC commands to namecoin ?


ps : a gui is planned for the namecoin software.
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June 02, 2011, 06:47:01 PM
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I intended to make a software to send rpc requests to namecoin, yes.
But learning that a gui is already planned, i'll probably leave it...
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June 02, 2011, 08:09:43 PM
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In fact, this on vince's TODO list, which is already full (and mine too...). So, if it is not too much work for you, why not ? (Interface for sending and receiving money in namecoin should be the same as bitcoin's one, so avoid redoing this part i guess)
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June 02, 2011, 08:20:16 PM
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Uhm ok.
You've got a PM
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June 02, 2011, 08:34:05 PM
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Hi, i'm a Java programmer and i found out of namecoin just yesterday.
I think a distributed dns system like this would be amazing, but still the client has no gui, being therefore difficult to operate.

I'm thinking of making a Java GUI for it, and sell it for a symbolic price of like, maybe, 0.1 BTC/copy.
What do you think of this?

This place isn't keen on asking for money in return for software coding.

Usually somebody starts a bounty if there is enough demand... try doing that first.

It would be a great addition however and I would definitely donate some btc/namecoins to the cause.
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June 02, 2011, 08:48:49 PM
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Just do it. It'll be an extension of bitcoin client GUI source right?

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June 02, 2011, 10:32:28 PM
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Hi, i'm a Java programmer and i found out of namecoin just yesterday.
I think a distributed dns system like this would be amazing, but still the client has no gui, being therefore difficult to operate.

I'm thinking of making a Java GUI for it, and sell it for a symbolic price of like, maybe, 0.1 BTC/copy.
What do you think of this?

This place isn't keen on asking for money in return for software coding.

Usually somebody starts a bounty if there is enough demand... try doing that first.

It would be a great addition however and I would definitely donate some btc/namecoins to the cause.
I wasn't asking money, i was going to see if this interested someone Wink

@mother of another:
No, this is gonna be a whole new GUI, made in java so that it's cross-platform Wink

So ok, i'm gonna do this.
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June 02, 2011, 11:42:55 PM
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Hi, i'm a Java programmer and i found out of namecoin just yesterday.
I think a distributed dns system like this would be amazing, but still the client has no gui, being therefore difficult to operate.

I'm thinking of making a Java GUI for it, and sell it for a symbolic price of like, maybe, 0.1 BTC/copy.
What do you think of this?

This place isn't keen on asking for money in return for software coding.

Usually somebody starts a bounty if there is enough demand... try doing that first.

It would be a great addition however and I would definitely donate some btc/namecoins to the cause.
I wasn't asking money, i was going to see if this interested someone Wink

@mother of another:
No, this is gonna be a whole new GUI, made in java so that it's cross-platform Wink

So ok, i'm gonna do this.

Awesome!! Be sure to let me know!
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June 03, 2011, 12:25:45 PM
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Work in progress...
[im-g]http://666kb.com/i/bu1evqdica4ome3sy.png[/img]

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June 03, 2011, 12:32:26 PM
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Work in progress...
aww man, java?

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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June 03, 2011, 12:57:23 PM
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of course.
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June 03, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
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Update: now it is actually doing something!

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June 03, 2011, 09:28:20 PM
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a GUI would be nice!!

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June 07, 2011, 02:24:05 PM
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a GUI would be nice!!

+1 Smiley

Looking very nice, so far Smiley  Got an ETA ?

Will be worth a donation, just for helping to speed things up. Yeah, I know, not much time saved, but every second saved, is a second I can spend on other activities.

I posted a link to this thread on the Namecoin forum : http://dot-bit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=62
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June 15, 2011, 10:55:59 AM
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also would like to see this released.

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June 15, 2011, 06:31:33 PM
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yeah would be nice to see!
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June 23, 2011, 08:29:16 PM
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Has there been anymore progress on this? I would be one of the first ones to grab this when it's released. It is really looking good! Now will there be a way to tie this in with the gui_miner or will this be like the original bitcoin client and does coin generation through the CPU?
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June 23, 2011, 08:44:56 PM
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+1 +1

Gimmie gimmie!
Is there a bounty for this?

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