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October 18, 2011, 04:28:01 AM
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I am currently running bitcoin with windows GUI.  I was interested in trying out namecoin.  Can anyone tell me where to download the software and how to run it.  Thansk.
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October 18, 2011, 04:40:48 AM
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Ok how do I get a namecoin wallet adress. 
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October 18, 2011, 04:46:36 AM
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download namecoind. its not gui

go to cmd, navigate to its location and do : namecoind listreceivedbyaddress 0 true

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October 18, 2011, 04:50:42 AM
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Where do I get namecoind from?
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October 18, 2011, 05:07:14 AM
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http://dot-bit.org

look in the Download section on the right-hand side.
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October 18, 2011, 05:18:28 AM
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I downloaded the windows file but when I try to run it windows doesnt recognize the file.   
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October 18, 2011, 05:29:08 AM
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Open a Command prompt, change to the directory of the file and execute it. It will do nothing.

Open a second Command prompt, change to the same directory and run the same file with the "help" parameter at the end. It will give you the list of possible commands.

I know it can be hard for you initially, but play with it for a while and you will understand how it works.

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October 18, 2011, 06:04:20 AM
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Open a Command prompt, change to the directory of the file and execute it. It will do nothing.

Open a second Command prompt, change to the same directory and run the same file with the "help" parameter at the end. It will give you the list of possible commands.

I know it can be hard for you initially, but play with it for a while and you will understand how it works.

Good luck

I think he didn't even got it extracted...

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October 18, 2011, 06:05:09 AM
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I downloaded the windows file but when I try to run it windows doesnt recognize the file.   

You first need 7zip to extract it.

And don't ask me where you can find it but Google for it or ask your mom...
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October 18, 2011, 06:28:31 AM
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You will find their daemon namecoind just run it. getinfo to check if you downloaded all the blocks.
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October 19, 2011, 01:51:19 AM
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I was able to get the program running with NamecoinGUI and set up GUI Miner to do some solo mining.  Is there anyway to check if that solo mining is working.  Its showing hashs being checked.  Thanks.
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October 19, 2011, 02:56:29 AM
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Yet another crappy alternate coin that requires me to use command prompt?  Do we seriously not expect any "normal average Joes" to ever start using these things???

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October 19, 2011, 07:49:12 AM
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Yet another crappy alternate coin that requires me to use command prompt?  Do we seriously not expect any "normal average Joes" to ever start using these things???

Do you?

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October 19, 2011, 08:01:09 AM
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Yet another crappy alternate coin that requires me to use command prompt?  Do we seriously not expect any "normal average Joes" to ever start using these things???

Namecoin is not a pure alternate coin, and it's not a get-rich-quick scheme. It's not even planned to be used as a mainstream currency. With that, the development is mostly like any other open-source volunteer based project, which is slow. If you don't want to use it now, just don't. There will be new services and software popping up in the following years and you can start using them when it's more convenient for you. No harm done. Smiley
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October 19, 2011, 01:58:14 PM
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Yet another crappy alternate coin that requires me to use command prompt?  Do we seriously not expect any "normal average Joes" to ever start using these things???

Namecoin is not a pure alternate coin, and it's not a get-rich-quick scheme. It's not even planned to be used as a mainstream currency. With that, the development is mostly like any other open-source volunteer based project, which is slow. If you don't want to use it now, just don't. There will be new services and software popping up in the following years and you can start using them when it's more convenient for you. No harm done. Smiley


Sorry, just my $.02. 

I just don't understand how the userfriendly gui is not step 1. 

But I'm no programmer, so I'll be wrestling with learning how to use namecoins tonight.  I downloaded the blockchain last night, but I haven't gotten any addresses yet.  We'll see what I can figure out next.  It's just a steep learning curve for me.

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October 19, 2011, 03:45:13 PM
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Do you put the siding on a house before you build it? same thing your asking basically.  It can be made nice and pretty later.

Not that hard to get an address. http://dot-bit.org/InstallAndConfigureNamecoin

Aren't most of the tools CLI vs GUI? especially the miners.

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October 19, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
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Do you put the siding on a house before you build it? same thing your asking basically.  It can be made nice and pretty later.

Also, usually, too many users too early is a bad thing. You need enthusiasts first to test the grounds, let the specifications evolve, etc. When you go mainstream, the specs become as if they are written on stone and workarounds begin. So, sometimes being user friendly is not a good thing at all. Not talking specifically about Namecoin though, I think there already are some GUI tools for it (that need to be tested). Wink
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October 19, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
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Yet another crappy alternate coin that requires me to use command prompt?  Do we seriously not expect any "normal average Joes" to ever start using these things???

If you don't use a command prompt how do you configure your Internet facing nameservers? If you don't configure nameservers you really can't have much reason to use a distributed DNS registry..

Just because NameCoin doesn't solve your problems doesn't mean it doesn't solve mine.
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October 19, 2011, 07:40:14 PM
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 with all due respect, google sez there are GUIs for nameserver configuration.

Having said that, someone could adapt Crutches pseudo-gui I build for GG (which is 100% opensource thingie) for Namecoin, and add special tabs for "advanced" commands.

It only requires skills on the level of writing .bat files.

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October 19, 2011, 08:03:09 PM
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with all due respect, google sez there are GUIs for nameserver configuration.

Having said that, someone could adapt Crutches pseudo-gui I build for GG (which is 100% opensource thingie) for Namecoin, and add special tabs for "advanced" commands.

It only requires skills on the level of writing .bat files.

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Sure there are GUIs but no-one who knows what they are doing would touch them because they don't help.

I worked with people who used a GUI to configure DNS once, they messed up time after time and getting them to set reverse DNS correctly was an utter nightmare. I can change my DNS in vi and check it into subversion in a few seconds, if I screw up I can get the old version back in a few seconds. Anyone that needs a GUI to configure a nameserver should read the o'reilly book until they don't need a GUI anymore.


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