VioletBug can be downloaded on Windows using either an automatic "One-Click" NSIS installer, or by manual installation. If one method doesn't work, try the other.
More info, then
C:\Program Files(Explorer, right-click, Extract All ...)
C:\Program Files\violetbug-win32-x64to run VioletBug
Allow accessif prompted to allow firewall access
Compiled binaries and installers for various linux distributions are provided at https://github.com/belltown/violetbug/releases/latest
violetbug-linux.zip from https://github.com/belltown/violetbug/releases/latest, e.g:
Unzip to the appropriate directory, e.g.
Run the application:
Attach to the Launcher for convenience. If you don't see the application icon, try copying the file
~/.local/share/applications/violetbug.desktop, editing it if necessary for the correct path name/icon file, etc.
Download one of the following installers:
AppImage files should run on any linux distribution that supports AppImage:
chmod u+x violetbug*.AppImage, or set executable file property in File Manager GUI
.AppImagefile. Nothing else gets installed. Run the file from any location; delete it to uninstall.
BSD variants, such as FreeBSD, are not supported.
You may need to configure your firewall for automatic device discovery, particularly when using linux. VioletBug listens for SSDP M-SEARCH and NOTIFY responses.
On Fedora or CentOS, for example, use the following commands to configure the firewall:
On Ubuntu, the firewall is typically disabled by default. However, if enabled then all, some, or none, of the following incoming and/or outgoing rules may be required depending on how the firewall is set up:
Automatic updates are not supported. Check the project's Releases page, https://github.com/belltown/violetbug/releases for updates.
Install a new update just like you did the original. All configuration settings should be saved.
To build your own version of VioletBug from the source code, see Build Instructions.
Contact belltown through the Roku Forums
File a GitHub issue at https://github.com/belltown/violetbug/issues