May I propose docker as an alternative approach? https://www.docker.com

There are already petsc images and creating your own environment is not
that hard. As a bonus you get a cross platform solution ... unless your
application is windows specific in which case docker might not be the best
way to go.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1:45 AM Jed Brown <j...@jedbrown.org> wrote:

> Elaine Tang <lingd...@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > I am developing some software on windows that would like to utilize petsc
> > library. Currently I have petsc library configured on cygwin on my
> windows
> > machine.
>
> This is probably a better choice than Cygwin going forward.
>
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/about
>
> I don't know to what extent PETSc users have experimented with this
> feature, but it should make it easier to build and distribute PETSc.
>
> > Is there any binary of petsc for windows so that the software that I
> > develop will be more portable and can be run on other windows machine as
> > well?
>
> Are you developing an application or a library?
>
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