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Depending on your system and how you intend to use Gerris, you can choose different ways of installing the code. If you would like to extend Gerris or otherwise modify the source code, go to the "Gerris for developers" section otherwise go to the "Gerris for users" section. Depending on your system and how you intend to use Gerris, you can choose different ways of installing the code. If you would like to extend Gerris or otherwise modify the source code, go to the "Gerris for developers" section otherwise go to the "Gerris for users" section.
-Note also that Gerris is in active development with new versions becoming available on a weekly basis (on average). You probably want to keep your version of Gerris up to date to benefit from improvements and bug fixes.+Note also that Gerris is in active development with new [[snapshot releases]] becoming available on a weekly or even daily basis. You probably want to keep your version of Gerris up to date to benefit from improvements and bug fixes.
== Gerris installation for users == == Gerris installation for users ==
-; Ubuntu/Debian systems : [[Debian installation|Installing Gerris]] using the debian snapshot packages is easy. It has been tested on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian 4.0.+; Ubuntu/Debian systems : [[Ubuntu/Debian installation|Installing Gerris]] using the debian [[snapshot releases]] is easy. It has been tested on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian 4.0.
-; Fedora : Fedora core 5 and 6 snapshot packages are also [[Fedora installation|available]].+; Fedora : Fedora core 5 and 6 snapshot releases are also [[Fedora installation|available]].
; Mac OSX : Gerris can also be [[Mac OSX Installation|installed on Mac OSX]]. ; Mac OSX : Gerris can also be [[Mac OSX Installation|installed on Mac OSX]].
; Other UNIX systems : You should be able to install Gerris on most modern UNIX systems by using the [[Installing from source|source tarballs]] or the [[darcs-based installation]]. ; Other UNIX systems : You should be able to install Gerris on most modern UNIX systems by using the [[Installing from source|source tarballs]] or the [[darcs-based installation]].

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Depending on your system and how you intend to use Gerris, you can choose different ways of installing the code. If you would like to extend Gerris or otherwise modify the source code, go to the "Gerris for developers" section otherwise go to the "Gerris for users" section.

Note also that Gerris is in active development with new snapshot releases becoming available on a weekly or even daily basis. You probably want to keep your version of Gerris up to date to benefit from improvements and bug fixes.

Gerris installation for users

Ubuntu/Debian systems 
Installing Gerris using the debian snapshot releases is easy. It has been tested on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian 4.0.
Fedora 
Fedora core 5 and 6 snapshot releases are also available.
Mac OSX 
Gerris can also be installed on Mac OSX.
Other UNIX systems 
You should be able to install Gerris on most modern UNIX systems by using the source tarballs or the darcs-based installation.
Microsoft Windows 
I have had reports of people successfully compiling Gerris (but not GfsView?) under cygwin. Use the source tarballs or the darcs-based installation.

Gerris installation for developers

The prefered way to install Gerris if you intend to contribute to the code is using the darcs version control system. Using darcs is also an easy way to keep your source code up to date with the most recent version of Gerris, even if you do not modify the source code.

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