How do i compile testnet on windows 10

cant be bothered to install a linux distro or virtual box

Step 1: install linux distro or virtual box


lol jk, sorry. I don’t really know, I didn’t accept the W10 upgrade yet.

Waiting for SAFEos, personally :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: I’m sure it’s just around the corner. Any day now…


The public testnet isn’t available yet, but when it is, there are plans for Windows installers, so it should be very easy.

If you want to install current local-only code, it’ll be a lot more tricky than installing a linux distro, so you probably can’t be bothered (and nor can I).


It was actually really easy to setup but now I get Another error

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i downloaded waterfox, setup the plugin, opened the launcher and made a website
but it just searches for safe:www.test on google
when i force it it says

im sure i did EVERYTHING correct but i seem to be wrong :frowning:

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Welcome to the forum :+1:
There are so many changes going on right now, I’m not surprised it isn’t working. Some months ago we were able to run a local network with 3 Vaults. It’s explained in these topics:

MaidSafe Dev Update 31st August 2015
MaidSafe Dev Update 31st August 2015 - Part II

But after that, some new sprints have started. Some libraries are getting a big refactoring. So I think that’s where the problem is. We will see another Dev-update today or tomorrow. You can ask the Devs (they have “Maidsfafe” in their profile name) for more info at that moment. They’ll know what you can build yourself and what not.

EDIT: Do you use the installers from the links above? I see they’re still there. Don’t know if these still work in combination with Waterfox or Firefox.


You do a great job here @polpolrene


yes i followed the second post because its for windows, i saw an updated version so i figured it out and managed to setup the launcher and dns example but… it doesn’t open in Waterfox

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