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[Frama-c-discuss] Advice on running Frama-C Magnesium on Windows?

I had performed some experiments with Frama-C Sodium and Magnesium, 
using Cygwin+MinGW+WODI. I was able to compile and run Frama-C with its 
GUI, but I did not test most plugins. In particular, I did not test 

I just updated the Frama-C wiki with the steps I had to do:

Please note that this is not officially supported.

As can be seen in the wiki, it's a somewhat lengthy process which 
requires several tweaks and is thus not very robust. I tried to identify 
and explain each issue I encountered along the way, but if you find and 
fix other problems, please do not hesitate to add them to the wiki.

I also performed some tests using OPAM for Windows (from Protzenko's 
website, which comes from Allsop's fork), which has not yet been 
officially released, however I did not manage to get lablgtk working via 
OPAM. I'll maybe try OCPWin next time.

Finally, as Loïc mentioned, currently it is probably faster to configure 
a Linux virtual machine and use it to compile and run Frama-C. The Linux 
release is also more stable, since it avoids Cygwin/Windows-specific issues.

Best regards,

On 02/01/2016 10:51 AM, John Eriksson wrote:
> I have been trying to compile Frama-C with GTK graphics and all in
> Cygwin for a couple of days now, but run into issues frequently. The
> compilation frequently fails as there appears to be a version mismatch
> between lablgtk2/gdk.cmi and ocaml (which is probably Cygwin's fault,
> I installed lablgtk and ocaml directly in Cygwin's setup manager so
> the versions should match). Some various other issues occur too
> (manual compilation of lablgtk fails due to varcc.cmo missing, etc.).
> Also, if I am not mistaken, Alt-Ergo is not included but must be
> compiled separately. This failed too as I needed Ocamlgraph, which in
> turn also failed due to the same gdk.cmi issue.
> The compilation instructions for Windows could use an update. Wodi has
> not been maintained for some time, and the latest Frama-C version that
> can be installed with it is Neon (it does work just fine though, with
> GUI and all relevant dependencies installed).
> Any advice on how to make it work (in Cygwin/Mingw/anything else), or
> would it be safer to just run a virtual machine with Linux?
> // John Eriksson
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André Maroneze
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