Contributing to PETSc¶
As you gain experience in building, using, and debugging with PETSc, you may become able to contribute!
See Getting your code and documentation into PETSc for how to submit merge requests.
Once you have gained experience with developing PETSc source code and submitted merge requests, you can become an active member of our development and push changes directly to the petsc repository. Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange it.
Some of the source code is documented to provide direct examples/templates for common contributions, adding new implementations for solver components:
One can browse the development repositories at the following location
Obtaining the development version of PETSc¶
Install Git if it is not already installed on your machine, then obtain PETSc with the following:
> git clone https://gitlab.com/petsc/petsc.git > cd petsc
PETSc can now be configured in the usual way, specified on the Installation page
To update your copy of PETSc
> git pull
Once updated, you will usually want to rebuild completely
> make reconfigure all
This is a shorthand version of
> $PETSC_DIR/$PETSC_ARCH/lib/petsc/conf/reconfigure-$PETSC_ARCH.py && make all
For additional help use
If you absolutely cannot use git then you can access tarballs directly, as in Other ways to obtain PETSc.
Other ways to obtain PETSc¶
Getting a Tarball of the git main branch of PETSc¶
Use the following URL: https://gitlab.com/petsc/petsc/get/main.tar.gz
This mode is useful if you are on a machine where you cannot install Git or if it has a firewall blocking http downloads.
After the tarballs is obtained - do the following:
> tar zxf petsc-petsc-CHANGESET.tar.gz > mv petsc-petsc-CHANGESET petsc
To update this copy of petsc, re-download the above tarball. The URL above gets the latest changes immediately when they are pushed to the repository.
Getting the Nightly tarball of the git main branch of PETSc¶
The nightly tarball will be equivalent to the release tarball - with all the documentation built. Use the following URL:
To update your copy of petsc simply get a new copy of the tar file. The tar file at the ftp site is updated once each night [around midnight Chicago time] with the latest changes to the development version of PETSc.