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Windows Installer for NRS client

Developer: Mistafreeze

Most recent version: official thread on nextcoin.org

Short description

Some developers go for improving features, some opt for making the existing programs easier to use.

Mistafreeze’s Windows Installer falls into the latter category. It basically allows you to easily and painlessly install the standard NRS client without having to ever download Java yourself or make a .bat.

Currently the installer is in its 20th version. It is being updated almost every two days and has been increasingly user friendly. The newest version that installs NRS client 0.5.12 has the following features:

Features

Desktop shortcuts
Preinstalled well known peers in the web.xml file
Comes with updated blocks.nxt and transaction.nxt files so you don’t have to redownload the blockchain
Uninstaller
Replaces the previous version: no need to uninstall when upgrading
Automatically detects and installs Java

Here are some screenshots to show the installer in action:

Start screen
Start screen

Download
Download

Install Java
Install Java

Launch options
Launch options

Client start
Client start

Client
Client

Summary

There is not much more to say than that the installer is easy in use and a good help for those who like to use the standard client. The installer is a web based installation that installs directly from the .zip file of the official client. The SHA-256 of this zip can be confirmed. Like all developers, Mistafreeze is maintaining this installer in his own time. If you would like to thank him with a donation, you can do so at his account 13353072819418237851.

For those who want to see how the installer works, here is a video by Pinarello explaining how to use it:

 

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