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 release is easy. It has been tested on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian 4.0.
- 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 installation.
- Microsoft Windows
- I have had reports of people successfully compiling Gerris (but not GfsView?) under cygwin. Use the source tarballs or the darcs installation.
Gerris installation for developers
If you intend to modify the Gerris source code, you should install Gerris using darcs. This makes keeping your version synchronised with the main release much easier (while preserving your changes). It also means you can easily contribute to the main release.