How about a Namecoin gui.

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demonbl@ck
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How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by demonbl@ck » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:24 pm

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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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by khal » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:07 pm

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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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by gsan » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:20 pm

I think a GUI is a great idea. A generic interface is what is sorely needed right now.

However, besides being a generic tool to merely replace command-line, a GUI can embrace all different applications of Namecoin one by one.

One of them is obviously domain registration. Even without going into the intricacies of zone configuration, a GUI to at least register and edit/update domains would be immensely beneficial. Details can be added in time. One of the things namecoind will never do is to check domain name notation and collisions (case sensitivity, IDN standards and whatnot).

I'm guessing we will also have a namespace for public keys, and another for contact information. Maybe even trust networks. Being able to manage all these using a local GUI would be pretty helpful.

It can also remind the user of expirations and renew on demand, although I think it's best if namecoind handles this. It's not application specific and automatic renewals will need a running daemon anyway.
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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by Chucksta » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 pm

It looks like a GUI will be on its way soon :

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=11328.0

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by demonbl@ck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:44 am

Sorry, i've been busy with school's ending and all that stuff.
I'll start working again on it tomorrow :p

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by demonbl@ck » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:20 pm

I'll probably release it tomorrow :D

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by demonbl@ck » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:10 pm

Actually i finished faster then expected and i'm therefore releasing it now! :D

Please send me the debug informations if it crashes, i couldn't handle /every/ case.

Here's the rar, it's a JAR file that you just need to doubleclick, it should work on every operating system (as long as you have the JVM)

Remember that it needs the namecoind server already running.

http://j4gifs.altervista.org/NamecoindGUI08beta.rar

And don't forget donations if you like it! ;D :D

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by JohnDoe » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:27 pm

*Points to the warning at the top about using closed source binaries.

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by Moral_ » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:09 am

I decompiled it and browsed through it. It looks clean to me.

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Re: How about a Namecoin gui.

Post by demonbl@ck » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:18 pm

JohnDoe wrote:*Points to the warning at the top about using closed source binaries.
it is clean.

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