- Qtum has revealed that the newly published AUR package will enable users to get a complete and functional installation of Qtum
- Qtum says it’s dedicated to ensuring its core technology and software works perfectly on all Linux systems
- Qtum adoption is steadily growing
Qtum (QTUM) , (pronounced “Quantum”) an open source distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform that combines the strengths of the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, has published an Arch User Repository (AUR) package for Arch-based systems to enable users to easily install Qtum on their systems, according to a blog post on March 26, 2019.
Qtum AUR Repository
In a bid to enable users of Linux-based machines to get a complete and working installation of Qtum using their standard system package tools, Qtum has published an Arch User Repository (AUR) package.
According to the team, the initiative is part of broader plans aimed at making sure that the Qtum core technology and all supporting tools work in a frictionless manner across a vast array of Linux systems and is easy to install.
More specifically, the primary goal of the Qtum AUR package is to compile Qtum and generate a user-friendly menu entry on the desktop of all Arch Linux systems.
What is Arch
While Ubuntu Linux is powered by Debian and Centos by Redhat, Arch is an independent entity in the Linux ecosystem, designed as a rolling distribution to provide the latest stable versions of most software installed on the user’s computer.
For the uninitiated, Arch Linux is a lightweight, flexible and easy-to-use Linux distribution for computers based on the x86-64 architectures. Arch Linux supports community involvement, and it is made up of free and open-source software.
The AUR is a community-powered repository maintained by the Qtum Chain Foundation.
Per the team, the latest release of the AUR package can be built on any Arch or Arch Linux-based distribution.
“We recommend using the source package so that people can trust the final build more and take advantage of many of the optimizations that Arch Linux adds via the makepkg.conf config file,” stated the Qtum team, adding “Additionally, binary stripping and linker optimizations should provide improved performance.”
It’s worth noting that Qtum is one of the credible blockchain projects currently existing and Qtum adoption is steadily growing despite the harsh market conditions.
Earlier in October 2018, Blockchain Reporter informed that Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) China Division had partnered with Qtum to create a blockchain as a service platform.
At press time, Qtum (QTUM) is the 29th largest cryptocurrency on the market, with a price of $2.57 and a market cap of $229.81 million.