For those of us who like living on the bleeding edge and want to help testing the latest changes and bug-fixes, you can run Nicotine+ directly from the git repository. This is not particularly hard, but it may come with some additional required skills, like installing dependencies and managing changes in the database and the config files.
This is great if you’re the only Nicotine+ user on your system and you want to test the latest version. Using a Python virtual environment (venv) is recommended, as this ensures you have the correct dependencies to run Nicotine+.
git clone https://github.com/Nicotine-Plus/nicotine-plus.git cd nicotine-plus python3 -m venv .env .env/bin/pip install -r requirements.txt .env/bin/python3 setup.py install .env/bin/nicotine
For Windows, follow the instructions in PACKAGING.md instead.
If you want to update to the latest version of Nicotine+, proceed like this:
cd nicotine-plus git pull .env/bin/python3 setup.py install .env/bin/nicotine