Rodin Platform 2.8 Release Notes

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What's New in Rodin 2.8

Rodin 2.8 is a maintenance release including most of all bug fixes. It also includes internal code refactoring in preparation of Rodin 3.0.

Requirements - Compatibility

  • Configurations supported (and for which binaries are provided)
    • Linux 32-bit
    • Linux 64-bit
    • Windows 32-bit
    • Windows 64-bit
    • Mac 64-bit
  • You need to have a Java JRE (6.0 or later) installed on your computer. The Rodin product will not work with a previous version. To run Rodin 64-bit, you need a 64-bit JRE.
  • To enhance your proving experience, the eclipse font settings (size, aspect...) are available from the preferences (General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts > Rodin). These settings allow you to modify the properties set on the Event-B Keyboard Text Font which is used in many views of the Proving UI. However, to enjoy these functionnalities, you need to install the Brave Sans Mono font on your system.
    You can download this font from the link here.
  • Linux: the internal browser does not work with xulrunner-2.0 (for instance, it causes the welcome page to display a link instead of a html page and the Pretty Printer does not work); xulrunner-1.9.x must be installed.
  • Linux 64-bit:
package ia32-libs (and its dependencies) must be installed.
For Ubuntu 13.10+, you can install the necessary libraries using "sudo apt-get install -y lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0"
- since ia32-libs is deprecated.
  • Windows 64-bit:
Atelier B provers work more slowly; it can cause ML to not automatically discharge some sequents that it discharges on windows 32-bit, due to its timeout. A workaround is to download a custom profile: DefaultAuto_ML800, then Window > Preferences > Event-B > Sequent Prover > Auto/Post Tactic > Profiles (tab) > Import..., point to the downloaded file, 'Select All' profiles (there are 2), OK. Then in 'Auto/Post Tactic' tab, select 'Default Auto Tactic Profile (ML 800)' profile for auto-tactics. It is the same as the 'Default Auto Tactic Profile', except ML has a longer timeout (800 ms). You can of course change this timeout by editing the 'ML (800)' profile.
We have not noticed this problem for Linux 64-bit, nor for other platforms; however if you do, the same workaround applies.

Installing

Download a packaged platform for your OS

Download Rodin 2.8 from Sourceforge now !

Upgrading from Rodin 2.7

Use rodin-2.8-repo.zip:


  • download archive rodin-2.8-repo.zip
  • launch Rodin 2.7
  • Help > Install New Software... > Add... > enter a name (for instance "Rodin 2.8") then
Archive... > select the rodin-2.8-repo.zip archive
Mac users may have to use Local... then point to archive root directory, in case the archive was automatically unzipped
  • set options in the bottom of the page:
  • check
    • "Show only the latest versions of available software"
    • "Hide items that are already installed"
  • uncheck
    • "Group items by category"
    • "Contact all update sites..."
the central area should now list many entries
  • select "Rodin Platform", click "Next"
a message informs "Your original request has been modified. See the details."
"Rodin Platform" is already installed, so an update will be performed instead.
  • click Next, accept license, finish and restart

External plug-ins

Rodin Update Site

http://rodin-b-sharp.sourceforge.net/updates

[NOTE: updates to some plugins marked *** are available from a separate update site : http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cfs/downloads/PluginsReleasesForRodin2_8/ which you will need to add by clicking the 'Add...' button in the Install window]

[NOTE : some iUML-B plugins require an extra update site for dependencies: http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/gmp/gmf-tooling/updates/releases/ which you will need to add by clicking the 'Add...' button in the Install window]

Plug-in name Version Status MCV* Release Date Contact Additional info
IUMLB big.png Event-B State-machines 2.0.0.3xx available *** 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email State-machines contained in Event-B Machines [Requires adding the following update site for dependencies: http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/gmp/gmf-tooling/updates/releases/]
IUMLB big.png Event-B State-machine Animation 2.0.0 available 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email Compatible with Event-B statemachines 2.0.x and ProB 2.4.x
Umlb32.gif UML-B 2.2.1 available 2.x.x 9th Feb. 2011 email Original UML-B modelling environment
Umlb32.gif UML-B Statemachine Animation 1.2.0 available 2.x.x 15th Feb. 2011 email Compatible with UML-B 2.2.x and ProB 2.4.x
Event-B EMF framework 4.0.0 available 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email Provided for plug-in developers. End users should not need to install this framework. It will be installed automatically by other plug-ins as required.
Event-B EMF support for extensions 3.0.0 available 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email Provided for plug-in developers. End users should not need to install this framework. It will be installed automatically by other plug-ins as required.
Event-B EMF support for diagrams 4.0.0.3xx available *** 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email Provided for plug-in developers. End users should not need to install this framework. It will be installed automatically by other plug-ins as required.
Isabelle for Rodin not checked 2.x.x
Rose.gif Rose 1.4.0 available 2.x.x 14th April 2014 email Mainly useful for Plug-in developers. Tree-structured editor that handles extensions without modification
Records 1.0.1 not checked 16th Oct. 2010 email No longer actively supported - please email if you wish to use this plugin
Teamwork 1.1.0 not checked 15th Oct. 2010 email No longer actively supported - please email if you wish to use this plugin
Shared Event Composition 1.6.1 available 04th July 2013 email Compatible with Rodin 2.8.
Refactory 1.2.2 available 16th August 2012 email Version compatible with Rodin 2.8.
DecompositionPlug-in logo.png Decomposition 1.2.6 available 11th Dec 2012 email Compatible with Rodin 2.8.
Project diagram icon s.png Project Diagram 1.0.0 not checked 15th Nov. 2010 email Machine - Context relationship diagram
Relevance Filter 1.1.1 not checked 2.x.x
Theory Plug-in v2.0.0 available 30th April 2014 email Compatible with Rodin 2.8.
Code Generation 0.2.5 available 29th Aug. 2013 email For Java, Ada, and OpenMP C code
SMT Solvers 1.1.0 available 2.4 18th October 2013 Laurent Voisin
Qualitative Probability 0.2.1 not checked 2.3.x 23rd November 2011 email
Generic Instantiation 0.2.2 not checked 2.3.x 11th May 2012 email
B2Latex export 0.5.3 not checked 2.5.x 16th April 2012 email
Generic Instantiation (Soton) 1.0.1 available 05th March 2013 email

B Method Update Site

http://methode-b.com/update_site/atelierb_provers


Plug-in name Version Status MCV* Release Date Contact Additional info
AtelierB.png Atelier-B provers 2.0.1 available 2.4.x 5th Oct. 2011 email Read the instructions concerning 64-bit compatibility : here

Other Update Sites

Plug-in name Version Status MCV* Release Date Contact Additional info
AnimB.png AnimB not checked Christophe Métayer Use the update site http://www.animb.org/updatesite
Camille 2.1.5 not checked 2.5.x 27th July 2011 Michael Jastram Use the Camille update site. http://www.stups.uni-duesseldorf.de/camille_updates
Make sure to install the Event-B EMF Framework version 3.7.0 or greater.
Mlogo big.png Modularisation not checked 2.x.x email Use the update site http://www.iliasov.org/modplugin
Group refinement not checked 2.x.x email Use the update site http://iliasov.org/refplugin
Flows/Use case extension not checked 2.x.x email Use the update site http://iliasov.org/usecase
Prob eventb wiki logo.png ProB 2.4.1 available 2.8.x 21th Jun. 2013 Jens Bendisposto Use the ProB update site. http://www.stups.uni-duesseldorf.de/prob_updates
The Plug-in includes BMotion Studio
ProR logo.png ProR 0.3.2 not checked 2.6.x 08/01/2012 Michael Jastram Update site: http://update.formalmind.com/rodin
Project web site: http://eclipse.org/rmf
MBT for Event-B Logo Medium.png MBT plugin 2.0 available 2.7.x 5th of March 2012 Alin Stefanescu Use the update site http://fmi.upit.ro/mbt_plugin
Mode/FT Views 1.0.2 not checked 2.4.x 4th July 2011 Ilya Lopatkin Update site: http://rodinmodeftview.sourceforge.net/
Transformation patterns 1.0 not checked 2.x.x 4th July 2011 Ilya Lopatkin Update site: http://rodinmodeftview.sourceforge.net/
EHDL Ver2.png
VHDL code generator 2.0.2 not checked 2.x.x 12th March 2012 Sergey Ostroumov Update site: http://www.eventb-to-vhdl.tk/

*MCV stands for the Rodin's Maximum Compatible Version

Known plug-in incompatibilities

It unfortunately might exists some incompatibilities between plug-ins. This list might be non exhaustive and is updated accorded to user experiences. If you encounter some conflict while installing or using plug-ins, please send a mail to the Rodin User List or feel free to complete the following table.

Plug-in name Incompatible with

Fixed Bugs & Implemented Features

Bugs

679 	Changes ignored in parameterized profile editor 
680 	Changes ignored when cell not validated. 	
678 	NPE on click after root selection 	
655 	Strange Indentation generated in Rodin Editor 	
658 	Do not add empty comment attributes to Elements when editing
665 	Save is not propagated among all instances of the editor 
668 	Rodin Editor allows the edition of read-only elements 	
669 	Rodin Editor allows modifying the machine name and NPE occurs
670 	The refresh action does not refresh the Rodin EMF model 	
664 	Repeated undo/​redo generates RodinDBException 	
672 	NPE when refreshing Rodin Editor 	
677 	Rodin elements are upside down in browser on Java 7 	
671 	Expansion rules from imported theories not available 	
666 	Support multiple lines for formulas in theory editor 	
651 	Event-B Editor - toolbar for add/​move buttons 	
657 	Refreshing the Rodin Editor too often 	
654 	Rodin editor updates markers repeatedly after re-generation of machine
656 	Implicit elements in not extended events 	
661 	SIMP_SPECIAL_EQUAL_RELDOM unsound 	
660 	B2Latex does not show (not-)theorem status
659 	B2Latex problems with witnesses 	
647 	machine renaming and indexer 	
652 	Multiple exceptions in EventB Explorer when updating with Teamwork 	
648 	proving does not work with Ubuntu  64bit 	
635 	Inconsistent result of formula type-checking 	
644 	Coding error in BecomesSuchThat#getSyntaxTree 	
255 	RODIN crash adding text to note or text box in class diagram 
467 	Problem with Software Sites


Feature Requests

311 	Apply Remove Membership in Goal only once 
119 	non-emptiness of a set of total functions

Known Issues

See known bugs on SourceForge.

On Linux platforms, a crash may occur when closing the Welcome page. After restarting Rodin, everything works fine.
This is a known Eclipse bug: [1]

Disclaimer

Since Rodin is continuously maintained, several unsoundness bugs which have been encountered were investigated and fixed. However, despite the total commitment of our teams to ensure the soundness of the platform, some unexpected and unknown soundness issues could remain. We would be grateful if you would report these issues to the development mailing list.

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Rodin Platform with git commit 66956b4.
Developer Release date : 2013-05-07. (2.8RC1)
User Release date : 2013-06-20. (2.8)