Obtain the code
This means you can obtain the source code by cloning the repository:
git clone https://github.com/AliceO2Group/AliceO2
There is no need for you to clone the repository manually, this part is covered in our build instructions.
The simplest way to run
AliceO2 is by using directly our nightly builds from CVMFS. If you have a
CERN account, you can connect via SSH to
lxplus7.cern.ch first to have CVMFS available.
This is how you list all available builds:
/cvmfs/alice-nightlies.cern.ch/bin/alienv q | grep O2::nightly
And this is how you load one of them:
/cvmfs/alice-nightlies.cern.ch/bin/alienv enter VO_ALICE@O2::nightly-20171130-1
Nightly builds are also available on selected Grid sites (the ones supporting the
alice-nightlies.cern.ch CVMFS repository), allowing for off-CERN testing.
Since O² uses the Git version control system it is recommended you follow our AliPhysics Git tutorial to learn its rudiments.
For simple support questions please use our Discourse forum.
The first time you connect, you will need to hit the Sign up button and use your CERN credentials to register. It is easy to browse existing topics in Discourse, and mark the relevant reply as a solution. When you create a new discussion topic, Discourse suggests similar topics that might be duplicates to your issue. Once a topic has been opened from the web interface, every registered user gets an email notification. It is possible to reply to such emails directly from your email client if you wish.
If you think you have found a bug in our software, report it here. Change the issue type from Bug to something else if appropriate.