This repo contains the UI code that powers the official LBRY desktop app. The LBRY app is a graphical browser for the decentralized content marketplace provided by the LBRY protocol. It is essentially the lbry daemon bundled with a UI using Electron.
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We provide installers for Windows, macOS (v10.12.4, Sierra, or greater), and Debian-based Linux. See community maintained builds section for alternative Linux installations.
|Latest Stable Release||Download||Download||Download|
Our releases page also contains the latest
release, pre-releases, and past builds.
Note: If the deb fails to install using the Ubuntu Software Center, install manually via
sudo dpkg -i <path to deb>. You'll need to run
sudo apt-get install -f if this is the first time installing it to install dependencies
To install from source or make changes to the application, continue to the next section below.
Community maintained builds for Arch Linux and Flatpak are available, see below. These installs will need to be updated manually as the in-app update process only supports Debian installs at this time. Note: If coming from a deb install, the directory structure is different and you'll need to migrate data.
|Latest Release||FlatHub Page||AUR Package||Nixpkgs||Build Guide|
Double click the installed application to interact with the LBRY network.
Running from Source
You can run the web version (lbry.tv), the electron app, or both at the same time.
- Node.js (v14 required)
npm i -g corepack(Included in nodejs 14 LTS, 16 LTS and 17)
- Clone (or fork) this repository:
git clone https://github.com/lbryio/lbry-desktop
- Change directory into the cloned repository:
- If corepack is not enabled, run
sudo corepack enable(the sudo is necessary for system-wide installation, if you use container, nvm etc... you might not be forced to use it)
- Install the dependencies:
Run the electron app
- If you want to build and launch the production app you can run
yarn build. This will give you an executable inside the
/distfolder. We use electron-builder to create distributable packages.
Resetting your Packages
If the app isn't building, or
yarn xxx commands aren't working you may need to just reset your
node_modules. To do so you can run:
rm -r node_modules && yarn or
del /s /q node_modules && yarn on Windows.
If you really think something might have gone wrong, you can force your repo to clear everything that doesn't match the repo with
git reset --hard HEAD && git clean -fxd && git pull -r
This project is MIT licensed. For the full license, see LICENSE.
We take security seriously. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any security issues. Our PGP key is here if you need it. Previous versions up to v0.50.2 were signed by Sean Yesmunt. New Releases are signed by Jessop Breth.
The primary contact for this project is @jessopb.