18. Contributing Host Profiles¶
Host profiles live in /src/resources/hosts/<compute center name>.
There is a script and a couple of helper files in the ‘hosts’ directory that allow the centers and profiles to be added during the installation of VisIt, or imported later via the gui.
If you add or remove directories from ‘hosts’, please edit networks.dat and tools/dev/scripts/visit-install accordingly.
If you add or remove directories or files, please regenerate networks.json by running dump_dir_to_networks_json.py.
Note that if run on Windows, the generated networks.json file will have dos-style line endings. Convert it to Unix style before committing.
If you want to specify a default host configuration for a center, edit default_configs.dat.
Steps for creating host profiles can be found in Host Profiles.