We intend to fully support all major operating systems in sigrok, including Windows. However, we're not quite there, yet. Various portability issues need to be addressed still. The table below lists the current Windows status of the various hardware drivers.
|Logic analyzer||Windows status|
|Saleae Logic||Various issues need to be sorted out1.|
|EE Electronics ESLA100||Various issues need to be sorted out1.|
|ASIX SIGMA||Compiles fine using libftdi + libusb-0.1-win32 (not runtime-tested, though).|
|Openbench Logic Sniffer||Serial port portability fixes required (partially implemented, but unfinished).|
|ZEROPLUS Logic Cube LAP-C(16032)||Uses libusb-1.0, but seems to work fine.|
|Link Instruments MSO-19||Doesn't compile due to libudev dependency. TODO: Make libudev optional.|
|ChronoVu LA8||Works fine using libftdi + libusb-0.1-win32.|
|Robomotic MiniLogic||Various issues need to be sorted out1.|
|Logic Shrimp||Serial port portability fixes required (partially implemented, but unfinished).|
|Lcsoft Mini Board||Various issues need to be sorted out1.|
|Demo driver||Works fine.|
|Digital Multimeter||Windows status|
|serial-dmm based DMMs||Untested.|
1 There are various problems with the current sigrok and libusb-1.0 code on Windows that need to be fixed. Among other things, running poll()/select() on FDs is not possible on Windows, neither does libusb_get_pollfds() work.
Work in progress. We don't provide pre-built installers right now, but will do so in the near future, when a few issues have been sorted out.
See Developers/Release process for details on creating your own installer files.
Building/installing the requirements
This page describes how to build sigrok on Windows.
For checking out the sigrok source code you can use TortoiseGit on Windows.
- Download and install the latest version (for 32bit or 64bit Windows) of TortoiseGit (just double-click the *.msi installer).
- Download and install the latest version of the "full installer" of MSysGit (double-click the *.exe installer).
In order to build sigrok and various of its dependencies, we need a UNIX-like environment on Windows, which is provided by MinGW/MSYS.
- Download the latest version of the automated MinGW installer named mingw-get-inst (double-click the installer EXE file, which will download and install all components).
- Make sure you enable "MinGW Compiler Suite", "C++ compiler", "MSYS Basic System", and "MinGW Developer Toolkit" in the installer.
- For simplicity it's recommended to leave the default install location of c:\MinGW unchanged.
Now open a MinGW shell via Start/Programs/MinGW/MinGW Shell and do the following:
$ mingw-get update $ mingw-get install msys-wget msys-unzip
Installing the autotools (if not already done) is as simple as:
$ mingw-get install autoconf automake libtool
Additional files for sigrok
Unfortunately, not all binary packages needed for a sigrok build come with a pkg-config .pc file, thus we provide our own files for simplicity. Extract the following into c:\MinGW\msys\1.0\local:
libglib and pkg-config
$ cd /c/MinGW/bin $ cp libintl-8.dll intl.dll
$ git clone git://git.libusb.org/libusb-pbatard.git (or use TortoiseGit) $ cd libusb-pbatard $ ./autogen.sh $ touch configure $ make $ make install
libftdi + libusb-0.1-win32
- Download and execute libusb-win32-devel-filter-22.214.171.124.exe.
- Download and extract libusb-win32-bin-126.96.36.199.zip.
- Rename bin/x86/libusb0_x86.dll to libusb0.dll and copy it to /usr/local/bin.
- Rename include/lusb0_usb.h to usb.h and copy it to /usr/local/include.
- Copy lib/gcc/libusb.a to /usr/local/lib.
- Install libftdi. The easiest method is probably to use the libftdi-0.19_mingw32.zip binaries from here.
- Extract the ZIP file into a temporary directory.
- Copy dll/libftdi.dll to /usr/local/bin.
- Copy lib/libftdi.a and lib/libftdi.dll.a to /usr/local/lib.
- Copy include/ftdi.h to /usr/local/include.
Download the latest versions of the respective Windows binaries and extract them into c:\MinGW\msys\1.0\local:
$ wget http://nih.at/libzip/libzip-0.10.tar.gz $ tar xfvz libzip-0.10.tar.gz $ cd libzip-0.10 $ ./configure --with-zlib=/usr/local $ make $ make install
We also need Python >= 3.0 for running the sigrok protocol decoders which are written in Python. On Windows, sigrok currently assumes Python 3.2.x installed in c:\Python32.
- Download and install the latest version (currently 3.2.2) of the Python Windows installer (just double-click the *.msi installer file).
- For simplicity it's recommended to leave the default install location of c:\Python32 unchanged.
Note: For now, please use the 32bit Python installer, as everything else is also 32bit based. Otherwise you'll have issues.
In order to also build the Qt-based sigrok-qt, download the latest version (>= 4.5) of the Qt SDK for Windows (LGPL version) and double-click the installer. The download includes the Qt libraries, Qt Creator, Qt Designer, and various other Qt development tools.
Download the latest versions of the following Windows binaries and extract them into c:\MinGW\msys\1.0\local:
- gtk+ and gtk+-dev
- fontconfig and fontconfig-dev
- gdk-pixbuf and gdk-pixbuf-dev
- cairo and cairo-dev
- pango and pango-dev
- atk and atk-dev
- freetype and freetype-dev
- libpng and libpng-dev
- expat and expat-dev
Building/installing sigrok components
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libsigrok $ cd libsigrok $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ make install $ cd ..
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libsigrokdecode $ cd libsigrokdecode $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ make install $ cd ..
For building sigrok-cli (the command-line interface for sigrok):
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/sigrok-cli $ cd sigrok-cli $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ make install $ cd ..
For building PulseView (Qt GUI for sigrok):
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/pulseview $ cd pulseview $ cmake -G "MSYS Makefiles" -D BOOST_ROOT:string=/usr/local . $ make $ make install $ cd ..
For building sigrok-gtk (Note: sigrok-gtk is not yet usable!):
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/sigrok-gtk $ cd sigrok-gtk $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ make install $ cd ..
For building sigrok-qt (Note: sigrok-qt is not yet usable!):
$ git clone git://sigrok.org/sigrok-qt $ cd sigrok-qt $ /c/QtSDK/Desktop/Qt/4.7.4/mingw/bin/qmake $ make $ make install $ cd ..
If you get warnings claiming potential symbol conflicts when running qmake, you are likely not invoking qmake-qt4. Try running qmake-qt4 to force the correct version.