Note: these instructions refer to an older release of Frama-C; for the latest stable release, click here

Mac OS X Leopard installation for Frama-C Nitrogen (released on 2011-10-01)

This is the binary release of Frama-C for Mac OS X. 

In addition to software from MacPorts, this package contains 
OCaml 3.12.1 and alt-ergo 0.93.

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/bin 
in your path.
Once all this is done, you are set up.

To play the tutorial from, type:

frama-c-gui -slevel 10 first.c

If you wish to compile external plug-ins, you must use the
provided OCaml compiler in /usr/local/Frama-C/ocaml-3.12.1p.
The OCaml compiler was compiled on Snow Leopard.
This package's binaries can be expected to work on Lion, but
it is untested whether compilation of external plug-ins will
work on Lion.

Some known bugs with this binary distribution:

* frama-c-gui requires the X11 server to be installed.

* 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/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 use, displaying the call graph takes a long time:
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 October 11, 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.