C Windows

Open-source C projects categorized as Windows

Top 23 C Window Projects

  • Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Windows BSOD while trying to install Ventoy or Yumi | reddit.com/r/Ventoy | 2022-11-27

    Please report this bug to https://github.com/ventoy/Ventoy/issues

  • Rufus

    The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

    Project mention: "i forgot my pin" doesn't work | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2022-11-28
  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: Efficient IO in Linux with io_uring [pdf] | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-10-16

    There was some very excellent work done in Node.js's libuv, but it never got across the line & has sat around getting more out of date for a while.


  • Mailspring

    :love_letter: A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Project mention: Mailspring - A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client for Mac, Windows and Linux. | reddit.com/r/CKsTechNews | 2022-11-21
  • reactos

    A free Windows-compatible Operating System

    Project mention: Viruses vs Factory reset | reddit.com/r/hacking | 2022-11-22


  • WindTerm

    A professional cross-platform SSH/Sftp/Shell/Telnet/Serial terminal.

    Project mention: how the fuck does this make any sense? | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 2022-10-12

    Use gow, and WindTerm; and if you want an even better experience install lsd, fd, and lf all of which are downloadable via Chocolatey, the Windows package manager

  • cosmopolitan

    build-once run-anywhere c library

    Project mention: Is there a standardportable C library ? | reddit.com/r/C_Programming | 2022-11-23

    cosmopolitan though still a work in progress (last time I checked, its scanf() could not parse floats, for example.) But even more amazing, with actually portable executable not only the same code, but the same binary will run on linux, mac and windows (on x86_64).

  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • GLFW

    A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input

    Project mention: I have trouble creating window In Ubuntu | reddit.com/r/vulkan | 2022-11-25

    I recall an issue specific to Wayland where windows only appear after the first command buffer is submitted. https://github.com/glfw/glfw/issues/1398

  • systeminformer

    A free, powerful, multi-purpose tool that helps you monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware. Brought to you by Winsider Seminars & Solutions, Inc. @ http://www.windows-internals.com

    Project mention: Please make my backups work again | reddit.com/r/backblaze | 2022-11-27

    Digging through their bug tracker surfaces https://github.com/winsiderss/systeminformer/issues/1500 ("DLL injection fails if kernel driver is loaded"), which is both weird as a bug, and weird that it would interfere here (since AFAIK you don't depend on DLL injection!), and there's a commit (b7a2dfe) referenced in https://github.com/winsiderss/systeminformer/issues/1515 as "resolving a reported application compatibility problem", though I don't see how the problem the commit is resolving could be breaking things here... but those seem like potential candidates for that interference.

  • nmap

    Nmap - the Network Mapper. Github mirror of official SVN repository.

    Project mention: Need to Document Network | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2022-11-22
  • windows-kernel-exploits

    windows-kernel-exploits Windows平台提权漏洞集合

    Project mention: There’s a GitHub repo for testing every single Windows security / privilege mechanism. I’ve lost the book mark, anyone know it? | reddit.com/r/cybersecurity | 2022-09-14
  • winfsp

    Windows File System Proxy - FUSE for Windows

    Project mention: WinFsp – Windows File System Proxy | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-11-06
  • dokany

    User mode file system library for windows with FUSE Wrapper

    Project mention: Cheapest Way to Backup 40TB to Backblaze | reddit.com/r/DataHoarder | 2022-09-21

    Potentially no need to buy any hardware https://github.com/dokan-dev/dokany/wiki/Use-Mirror-example

  • loadlibrary

    Porting Windows Dynamic Link Libraries to Linux

    Project mention: Loadlibrary - Porting Windows Dynamic Link Libraries to Linux | reddit.com/r/github_trends | 2022-04-20
  • LCUI

    A small C library for building user interfaces with C, XML and CSS.

    Project mention: C in Web Dev | reddit.com/r/C_Programming | 2021-12-04

    https://github.com/lc-soft/LCUI seems kind of interesting, but haven't tried it.

  • sshfs-win

    SSHFS For Windows

    Project mention: Do I want SMB 1.0 Automatic Removal tick marked or no? I don't want SMB 1.0 anywhere on my system | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2022-11-25

    You can get sshfs here - https://github.com/winfsp/sshfs-win

  • hexchat

    GTK+ IRC client

    Project mention: TIFU by showing my dad the possibilities of the Internet. | reddit.com/r/tifu | 2022-10-10

    Hexchat is one of the more popular ones.

  • miniaudio

    Audio playback and capture library written in C, in a single source file.

    Project mention: What's the best audio library for c++? | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2022-08-26
  • waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan

    waifu2x converter ncnn version, runs fast on intel / amd / nvidia / apple-silicon GPU with vulkan

    Project mention: QualityScaler: Image/video deeplearning upscaler with any GPU | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-11-05
  • npcap

    Nmap Project's Windows packet capture and transmission library

    Project mention: Lol! Developer got no chill! | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 2022-09-30
  • memreduct

    Lightweight real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer.

    Project mention: An easy way to play Kingdom Hearts Final Remix and Prologue without crashes (Most of the Time) | reddit.com/r/KingdomHearts | 2022-09-30

    3) Install Mem Reduct: If after all the things above you still having troubles (Which is what happened to me) the issue is in the ram usage (The game isn´t the best example of optimisation) and the solution I found is install this program called Mem Reduct which cleans your ram periodically or when it is at certain percentage.

  • dynamorio

    Dynamic Instrumentation Tool Platform

  • HackSysExtremeVulnerableDriver

    HackSys Extreme Vulnerable Windows Driver

  • Zigi

    Close all those tabs. Zigi will handle your updates.. Zigi monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack! Plus it reduces cycle time by up to 75%.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-11-28.

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What are some of the best open-source Window projects in C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Ventoy 41,857
2 Rufus 20,837
3 libuv 20,463
4 Mailspring 13,467
5 reactos 11,684
6 WindTerm 10,633
7 cosmopolitan 9,926
8 GLFW 9,862
9 systeminformer 8,230
10 nmap 7,100
11 windows-kernel-exploits 6,587
12 winfsp 5,039
13 dokany 4,492
14 loadlibrary 4,016
15 LCUI 3,854
16 sshfs-win 3,474
17 hexchat 2,772
18 miniaudio 2,523
19 waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan 2,375
20 npcap 2,367
21 memreduct 2,361
22 dynamorio 2,160
23 HackSysExtremeVulnerableDriver 1,896
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