In order to use the BIP tools, you need:
- a recent JVM (5.0 or upper) mandatory
- If you are willing to use the C++ code generator, you also need make and g++ (4 or upper) optional
On debian/ubuntu systems these dependencies can be satisfied by installing the following packages: openjdk-6-jre, make and g++
Beware that currently, we only provide the BIP runtime for systems running GNU/Linux on x86 platforms (compiler should run fine on any system, provided it has a decent Java support).
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The BIP Compiler and Runtime
We provide a self-sufficient archive that contains everything needed by the BIP compiler and its runtime (the real-time BIP compiler and runtime can be found here):
Simply extract this archive on your system and point the environment variable BIP2_HOME to this new directory. Then the BIP compiler is invoked by running the $BIP2_HOME/bin/bipc executable:
~ $ tar zxvf BIP.linux.x86.tar.gz
~ $ export BIP2_HOME=$PWD/BIP.linux.x86
~ $ $BIP2_HOME/bin/bipc -h
BIP Compiler. Version: frontend: trunk@2324, backend:trunk@2324
Usage: bipc -f <input> options
or bipc -m <model> options
-I <include directory>
--genC-execute : generate code for execution
--genC-multi : generate code for multithread execution
-g : generate debug functions
--genC-explore : generate code for state exploration
--gen-graphviz <PREFIX> : generate graphviz file for automaton. Files prefixed by PREFIX
--gen-graphviz-script <SCRIPT> : generate a script for dot->png conversion in <SCRIPT>
BIP software as a library
Within the self-sufficient archive, you can find sub-archives corresponding to different part of the compiler. You can also download some separately:
- metamodel. This archive also includes the ’ecore’ file and the necessary build script to generate the corresponding Java code (checkout the javadoc)
- the parser for loading BIP files.
BIP Tools Documentation
The BIP tools are provided with documentation:
- a javadoc which is a low level documentation of the BIP software.