Some of my attempts researching how to get EOS up and running:

Is there a binary I could simply run?

  • brew install eos
  • apt-get install eos

You get the idea... Easier to get stared = wider adoption.

I'm terrible at solving build issues, that's why I'm working on the front-end, that's why it is easier for me to download 20GB VM rather than trying to configure everything. Right now giving Docker another shot: https://developers.eos.io/eosio-nodeos/docs/docker-quickstart

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    Not sure if this is related but have you seen the jungle testnet? github.com/CryptoLions/EOS-Jungle-Testnet Jun 6 '18 at 16:12
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    @PhilipKirkbride look at the answer below - you are not the only one suggesting Crypto Lions... Jun 6 '18 at 16:45
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    Did you have a look at the Docker documentation on GitHub? Running it locally would be a simple "docker pull eosio/eos" and a "docker-compose up"
    – TeeAttack42
    Jun 6 '18 at 17:52
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    It actually works! I didn't expect to be that easy... Producing my own blocks. Now onto first smart contract deployment... Jun 6 '18 at 21:36
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    @TeeAttack42 done... Silly me, it was super easy! Jun 8 '18 at 10:07

I cannot believe it was that easy.

My previous experience with Docker was terrible - error upon error, some configuration issues. I guess it was on the application level, not Docker level.

This time around - it just works! EOS running in 2 lines of code: https://developers.eos.io/eosio-nodeos/docs/docker-quickstart

  1. Pull the image from the repository:

docker pull eosio/eos-dev

  1. And start the EOSIO node:

sudo docker run --rm --name eosio -d -p 8888:8888 -p 9876:9876 -v /tmp/work:/work -v /tmp/eosio:/mnt/dev/data eosio/eos-dev /bin/bash -c "nodeos -e -p eosio --plugin eosio::wallet_api_plugin --plugin eosio::wallet_plugin --plugin eosio::producer_plugin --plugin eosio::history_plugin --plugin eosio::chain_api_plugin --plugin eosio::history_api_plugin --plugin eosio::http_plugin -d /mnt/dev/data --http-server-address= --access-control-allow-origin=* --contracts-console"

  1. Check its working:

sudo docker logs --tail 10 eosio


actually there has not yet had an official testnet actually as declare at developer portal there is community testnet that you can try http://dev.cryptolions.io

  • I've had a look... need already installed EOS - it seems like installing EOS is required, the only thing is a testnet... Ouch! Now I see, my question wasn't precise enough... I mixed two concepts - seamless install and testnet. So now I know about testnet! Jun 6 '18 at 16:53

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