Nicotine+

Testing Nicotine+

For those who like living on the bleeding edge, you can run the latest unstable build of Nicotine+ to test recent changes and bug fixes.

If you want to download the current stable version of Nicotine+, see DOWNLOADS.md.

GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris

Ubuntu/Debian

Daily unstable snapshots are built in a separate unstable PPA repository. To install the latest unstable build of Nicotine+, run the following:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nicotine-team/unstable
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6CEB6050A30E5769
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nicotine

If you prefer to install a .deb package directly, you can download one here.

Unlike the repository installation method, you need to download and install Nicotine+ from the link above every time you want to update to the latest unstable build.

Flatpak

Unstable Flatpak packages are built after every commit to the master branch.

pip

To install the latest unstable build of Nicotine+ using pip, ensure the runtime dependencies are installed, and run the following:

pip install git+https://github.com/nicotine-plus/nicotine-plus.git

Nicotine+ will now be available in your list of programs.

To update to the latest unstable build of Nicotine+, run the following:

pip install --upgrade git+https://github.com/nicotine-plus/nicotine-plus.git

To uninstall Nicotine+, run:

pip uninstall nicotine-plus

Git

To run Nicotine+ directly from a local Git folder, ensure the runtime dependencies are installed, and run the following:

git clone https://github.com/nicotine-plus/nicotine-plus.git
cd nicotine-plus
./nicotine

To update to the latest unstable build of Nicotine+, run the following:

cd nicotine-plus
git pull

Windows

Unstable Windows packages are built after every commit to the master branch.

Portable packages are also available. They can be run from your home directory, and do not require installation or administrator privileges.

macOS (Catalina/10.15 and newer)

Unstable macOS installers are built after every commit to the master branch.