11.2. GitHub, Git, and related topics
PRRTE’s Git repositories are hosted at GitHub.
First, you will need a Git client. We recommend getting the latest version available. If you do not have the command
gitin your path, you will likely need to download and install Git.
prrte is the main PRRTE repository where most active development is done. Git clone this repository. Note that the use of the
--recursiveCLI option is necessary because PRRTE uses Git submodules:
shell$ git clone --recursive https://github.com/openpmix/prrte.git
Note that Git is natively capable of using many forms of web proxies. If your network setup requires the user of a web proxy, consult the Git documentation for more details.
11.2.2. Git commits: open source / contributor’s declaration
In order to remain open source, all new commits to the PRRTE
repository must include a
Signed-off-by: line, indicating the
submitter’s agreement to the PRRTE Contributor’s Declaration.
You can use the
-s option to
git commit to
automatically add the
Signed-off-by: line to your commit
11.2.3. Git branch scheme
Generally, PRRTE has two types of branches in its Git repository:
All active development occurs on the
mainbranch (new features, bug fixes, etc.).
Release branches of the form
.xsuffix indicates that this branch is used to create all releases in the PRRTE vMAJOR.MINOR series.
Periodically, the PRRTE community will make a new release branch, typically from
A Git tag of the form
vMAJOR.MINOR.RELEASEis used to indicate the specific commit on a release branch from where official PRRTE release tarball was created (e.g.,