Re: What version should I use?
Currently there are three options for Mac OS X:
Namecoin Core, command-line only, no GUI. This is the official release. Compiles in 30 to 60 minutes on a Macbook with SSD and fast internet connection (harddisk: 2 to 3 hours) when following these instructions: https://wiki.namecoin.org/index.php?tit ... ource#OS_X
(instructions for El Capitan. Try it on your Macbook/Sierra - this could be your first contribution to the community
The old Namecoin-Qt 0.3.80 with GUI. Pre-compiled app available, see https://namecoin.org/download/
Very slow initial start (downloading the blockchain takes one or two days). Sufficient for registering a few names, or for occational experiments with the Namecoin client.
Brandon's GUI implementation. Currently in beta testing. Use at your own risk and only if you have some experience in software testing/debugging on OSX.https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-co ... -254028688