Scalaris DX Installation

Scalaris DX is a decentralized exchange dApp powered by the Blocknet Protocol. Installing the Scalaris DX is a simple process. Below are step-by-step instructions for how to install on each operating system (OS). If you already have Scalaris DX installed and are updating, see the updating guide. For a complete guide on setting up Scalaris DX, see the Scalaris DX setup guide.


Install Scalaris DX

Windows
  1. Download the latest Scalaris DX release. There are 3 Windows options:

    1. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-win.exe (recommended)
    2. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-win-x64.zip
    3. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-win-ia32.zip
  2. Before continuing, it is recommended to verify your download

  3. Continue to the instructions below for the download you selected:
Using the .exe download (option a)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin the installation process.
  3. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.
Using the .zip download (options b/c)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Right-click the file, select Extract All.
  3. Select Extract.
  4. After the files are extracted, a new folder should open with the contents. If a folder did not open, look for the new folder in the directory the downloaded file is located.
  5. Here you will find the Scalaris DX executable file.
  6. Double-click the Scalaris DX file to begin the installation process.
  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.
MacOS
  1. Download the latest Scalaris DX release. There are 2 MacOS options:

    1. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-mac.dmg (recommended)
    2. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-mac.zip
  2. Before continuing, it is recommended to verify your download

  3. Continue to the instructions below for the download you selected:
Using the .dmg download (option a)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin installation.
  3. Click and drag the Scalaris DX application icon over to the Applications folder and release.
  4. If you are prompted with a message asking if you would like to replace an existing version with a newer version, select Replace.
  5. Open Finder, navigate to Applications, and find Scalaris in the list of applications.
  6. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.
  7. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.
  8. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.
  9. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.
Using the .zip download (option b)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to unpack the contents.
  3. Click and drag the Scalaris DX application over to the Applications folder and release. This will add it to Applications.
  4. If you are prompted with a message asking if you would like to replace an existing version with a newer version, select Replace.
  5. The downloaded file may now be removed.
  6. In Finder, navigate to Applications, and find Scalaris-DX in the list of applications.
  7. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.
  8. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.
  9. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.
  10. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.
Linux
  1. Download the latest Scalaris DX release. There are 2 Linux options:

    1. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-linux.deb (recommended)
    2. Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-linux.tar.gz (Gzip archive)
  2. Before continuing, it is recommended to verify your download

  3. Continue to the instructions below for the download you selected:
Using the .deb download (option a)
  1. You may be asked for a confirmation to download, select Save File then OK.
  2. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  3. Double-click the file to open the installation screen.
  4. Select Install.
  5. You may be asked to enter your account password.
  6. The installation process may take a few minutes.
  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.
Using the .tar.gz download (option b)
  1. You may be asked for a confirmation to download, select Save File then OK.
  2. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  3. Right-click the file, select Extract Here.
  4. Double-click the Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-linux/ folder to view the contents.
  5. Here you will find the block-dx executable file.
  6. Double-click the block-dx file to install.
  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

Verifying Downloads

It is important to verify the integrity of downloads before running them. Depending on how you downloaded it, it's possible the file may have been modified in transit to do something evil when run. The server hosting the download may also have been compromised.

  1. Get the sha256 hash of the release you download. These are provided on the Github release page as plain text in the release notes. The format follows SHA256-hash <filename>. Here is an example of the hashes:
    E11836A7284A3D195B8796E32FAD0A38E14B749E1D69B9A96848A591E771BCE5  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-linux-amd64.deb
    9F04EC05B470E9E5647DFE0D2BD314C647C96BC8BAC00545E9585CD727D67A22  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-linux-armv7l.AppImage
    95EA4F55E6675D50D741EDEA057CAECB087704B5F7E09A0F6884684FF157A6A3  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-linux-x64.tar.gz
    72E97C31DA74D55254AE2202B6FFDCDB62F3AED76AB82068B734F1535F8B3303  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage
    BF528A1EAC630EF7F0F69316600F445F4F47179D542D605A4E4140F83FDFB802  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-mac.dmg
    98104EBCFCF593639FDEA43280386B4A467F4913BCF10CBA7C1CFCCA32B93757  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-mac.dmg.blockmap
    72D4E6E4530AD71536E8B1AEF70C6AA0E1E1C0C8A211E997D9273FC8E2BE9B0D  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-mac.zip
    1DA0AE5D973B6E92944CA525D720C1B51FCCA0656A1C7E908994C5A8C58ED096  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-win-ia32.zip
    54F5227569A8253D83AF9394056DA9B4B319B56D85E14052AE53FB3C8BC6AA7A  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-win-x64.zip
    A71F8D03BFE54768F61F845E68262D7F6A03B33DB63B46A3ADA94E2D581B1D94  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-win.exe
    10274C74AD91120557C2D5914DFB678517FB4D72F1569AF34612A1FD321B55C9  SCALARIS-DX-1.0.0-win.exe.blockmap
    
  2. Take a note of the hash for the specific file you downloaded.
  3. Get the sha256 hash of the file you downloaded:

    Windows
    1. Open the command prompt.
    2. Navigate to the location of the downloaded file.
    3. Enter certUtil -hashfile filename SHA256 with filename replaced by the name fo the file you downloaded.

    Example: certUtil -hashfile Scalaris-DX-1.0.0-win.exe SHA256

    MacOS
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Navigate to the location of the downloaded file.
    3. Enter shasum -a 256 filename with filename replaced by the name fo the file you downloaded.

    Example: shasum -a 256 Scalaris-DX-1.0.0-mac.dmg

    Linux
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Navigate to the location of the downloaded file.
    3. Enter sha256sum filename with filename replaced by the name fo the file you downloaded.

    Example: sha256sum Scalaris-DX-x.x.x-linux.deb

  4. Compare the release hash to the hash of the download. If the hashes do not match, DO NOT run the file and delete the file immediately.

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