[petsc-dev] alternatives to cygwin on Windows with PETSc

Smith, Barry F. bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Jul 1 16:16:28 CDT 2019


     Thanks. The important thing is to be able to build PETSc for Microsoft and Intel Windows compilers (so that users can use the libraries from the Microsoft development system as a "regular" Windows users).


> On Jul 1, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Mills, Richard Tran via petsc-dev <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> I played around with WSL1 quite some time ago and it seemed pretty promising. I have not tried WSL2, but I'm guessing that it may be the best option for building PETSc on a Windows 10 machine. I've got a Windows 10 machine (it basically just runs my television/media center) and I'll give it a try on there.
> --Richard
> On 6/29/19 8:11 PM, Jed Brown via petsc-dev wrote:
>> "Smith, Barry F. via petsc-dev" <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov>
>>  writes:
>>>   Does it make sense to recommend/suggest  git bash for Windows as an alternative/in addition to Cygwin?
>> I would love to be able to recommend git-bash and/or WSL2 (which now
>> includes a full Linux kernel).  I don't have a system on which to test,
>> but it should be possible to make it work (if it doesn't already).

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