For those who like living on the bleeding edge and want to help testing the latest changes and bug fixes, you can run unstable builds of Nicotine+. This is not particularly difficult, but may come with some additional required skills, like managing changes in the database and the config files.
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, Nicotine+ will not update automatically; you need to download a .deb package each time a new release is available.
Unstable Flatpak packages are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.
To install the latest unstable build of Nicotine+ locally (no root required), 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 newer versions of Nicotine+, run the following command:
pip install --upgrade git+https://github.com/nicotine-plus/nicotine-plus.git
To uninstall Nicotine+, run:
pip uninstall nicotine-plus
To run Nicotine+ directly from a folder, run the following:
git clone https://github.com/nicotine-plus/nicotine-plus.git cd nicotine-plus ./nicotine
To update to newer versions of Nicotine+, run the following:
cd nicotine-plus git pull
Unstable Windows packages are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.
Portable packages are also available. They can be run from your home directory, and do not require installation or administrator privileges.
Unstable macOS installers are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.