Current project stage is about to only research opportunities of building a holistic eco-system that protects your privacy in the network by establishing p2p communications of users and maximize distribution of information flows in the network.
At the moment exists a very limited alpha version of the BitDust software. We decided to publish those earlier works to verify/test/share our ideas and experiments with other people.
Seems like in Ubuntu (probably most other distros) you can install all dependencies in that way:
sudo apt-get install git python-dev python-setuptools python-pip python-virtualenv sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-django python-crypto python-pyasn1 python-psutil libffi-dev
Optionally, you can also install miniupnpc tool if you want BitDust automatically deal with UPnPc configuration of your network router so it can also accept incomming connections from other nodes.:
sudo apt-get install miniupnpc
Second step is to get the BitDust sources:
git clone https://github.com/bitdust-io/public.git bitdust
Then you need to build virtual environment with all required Python dependencies, BitDust software will run fully isolated.
Single command should make it for you, all required files will be generated in
cd bitdust python bitdust.py install
Last step to make BitDust software ready is to make a short alias in your OS, then you can just type
bitdust in command line to fast access the program:
sudo ln -s /home/<user>/.bitdust/bitdust /usr/local/bin/bitdust
Start using the software by creating an identity for your device in BitDust network:
bitdust id create <some nick name>
I recommend you to create another copy of your Private Key in a safe place to be able to recover your data in the future. You can do it with such command:
bitdust key copy <nickname>.bitdust.key
Your settings and local files are located in that folder: ~/.bitdust
Type this command to read more info about BitDust commands:
To run the software type:
Start as background process:
To get some more insights or just to know how to start playing with software you can visit BitDust Commands page.
If you are installing BitDust on Windows platforms, you may require some binary packages already compiled and packaged for Microsoft Windows platforms, you can check following locations and download needed binaries and libraries: