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Mac OS X Leopard installation for Frama-C Carbon (released on 2011-02-01)
This is the binary release of Frama-C for Mac OS X. In addition to software from MacPorts, this package contains OCaml 3.12.0, Why 2.29 and alt-ergo 0.92.2. Please untar the archive as root in / It will *not* work from another location. You should probably install the included DejaVu fonts (see the first bug in the following list). You should also put the directory /usr/local/Frama-C_Carbon/bin in your path. Once all this is done, you are set up. To play the tutorial from http://frama-c.com/try_out.html, type: frama-c-gui -slevel 10 first.c This distribution includes the Jessie deductive verification plug-in. If you wish to compile external plug-ins, you must use the provided OCaml compiler in /usr/local/Frama-C_Carbon/ocaml-3.12.0. Dynamic linking is unavailable on Snow Leopard. Either use Leopard or compile as bytecode. Some known bugs with this binary distribution: * The display of unicode characters is broken with the default settings. A workaround is to install the "DejaVu Sans" and "DejaVu Sans Mono" fonts provided in the folder /usr/local/Frama-C_Carbon/dejavu_fonts. To install the fonts, open the files "DejaVuSans.ttf" and "DejaVuSansMono.ttf" and click the button "Install font" that appears in the Font Book dialog. Note: this workaround shouldn't be necessary. When it is used by the system (as opposed to pango), the Monaco font (for instance) falls back to another more complete font for the unicode characters that are missing. * The package should include a Mac OS X-ish theme, to make appearance, keybindings, ... closer to a native Mac OS X application. * On first launch, Why requires the user to run the why-config program: This issue is not specific to this distribution. Why needs to detect which automatic provers are installed. Only the automatic prover alt-ergo is provided in this distribution, but you can install any other prover. If you install more Why-supported provers, make sure they are in your PATH and run why-config again. * On first use, displaying the call graph takes a long time: Again, this is not specific to this distribution. The first time a graph is displayed, some fonts need to be generated in ~/.fontconfig. These are cached for subsequent use. The fine print: This distribution contains software provided as binaries as a convenience only. Each piece of software is covered by its respective license. The SVN repository of MacPorts of January 17, 2011 should be considered as the reference for the distributed software. The MacPorts SVN repository contains links to source code, for those pieces of software which make this a condition to re-distribution.