Git is the distributed source-code management tool we use.
To learn git, watch some introductory video on the git website.
Get the exciting repository from the exciting team page on github:
The command for cloning a local copy is:
git clone git://github.com/exciting/exciting.git
After cloning you end up with a directory called exciting. Go to this directory by
Then you can compile the code and commit locally.
For sharing the code we propose to use github. If you are ready to create a free account there, you can click the button on the current official master. This will create your own public fork from which you can send pull request if you are ready to share your work.