FRODO Installation Instructions

Please read and agree to the terms of the license first.


  • Java 1.7+

Installation Steps

  1. Download FRODO
  2. Expand the ZIP file
  3. Download the JDOM JAR file and put it in the lib folder
  4. Download JaCoP and put its JAR file in the lib folder (only required to use intensional constraints)
  5. Optionally, download the OR-Objects library and put it in the lib folder (only required by the DisMDVRP benchmarks)
  6. Optionally, install Graphviz and make sure the dot executable is in your search path (only required by the GUI)
  7. Read the user manual

How to Get the Source Code

The source code for FRODO is distributed bundled inside the frodo2.jar file. All you need to do to access the code is expand the JAR file, using for instance the UNIX command jar -xf frodo2.jar. It is also possible to access the latest code snapshot via our SVN repository

How to Cite FRODO 2

If you use FRODO for your research and you would like to reference it in your publications, you can use the following BibTeX entry:

 Author = {Thomas L{\'e}aut{\'e} and Brammert Ottens and Radoslaw Szymanek},
 Title = {{FRODO~2.0}: An Open-Source Framework for Distributed Constraint Optimization},
 Booktitle = {Proceedings of the IJCAI'09 Distributed Constraint Reasoning Workshop (DCR'09)},
 Pages = {160--164},
 Address = {Pasadena, California, USA},
 Month = {July~13},
 Year = {2009},
 Note = {\url{}}