This document collects the different options available on Windows to bring Gazebo into a Windows system.
Windows is not a fully officially supported platform by Open Robotics for Gazebo. Open Robotics guarantees that the code is compatible with compilations on Windows but there are no packages officially available. Since Gazebo is open source, the Gazebo Community provides distribution using different projects.
The Gazebo Community runs different projects to facilitate the Windows installation providing all the dependencies and patch the code to solve problems at runtime (help from Open Robotics is usually provided).
For the different Community projects available, checkout the issue tracker. Below is a quick overview of some of them.
conda-forge is a collection of packages to be used with the conda package manager.
General feedback on using conda-forge is collected in this Gazebo issue.
For contributions or bug reports on using Gazebo with conda the best place is the conda-forge issue tracker.
General feedback on using vcpkg is collected in this Gazebo issue.
For contributions or bug reports on using Gazebo with vcpkg the best place is the vcpkg issue tracker
WSL is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables on Windows 10 and newer.
The Project DAVE provides
to setup WSL and install Gazebo together with ROS Noetic using Ubuntu Linux
installed on Windows. ROS installation can be avoided and just follow
instructions until the point of installing ROS Noetic packages and
use apt to install