Download the latest stable release https://github.com/lnbits/lnbits/releases
The application uses Pipenv to manage Python packages. While in development, you will need to install all dependencies:
$ pipenv shell $ pipenv install --dev
If you wish to use a version of Python higher than 3.7:
$ pipenv --python 3.8 install --dev
You will need to copy
.env, then set variables there.
You might also need to install additional packages, depending on the backend wallet you use. E.g. when you want to use LND you have to
pipenv run pip install lndgrpc and
pipenv run pip install purerpc.
Take a look at Polar for an excellent way of spinning up a Lightning Network dev environment.
LNbits uses Quart as an application server.
$ pipenv run python -m lnbits
The frontend uses Vue.js and Quasar.