Rodin Platform 2.4 Release Notes

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What's New in Rodin 2.4?

From this release on, the Rodin platform is also provided for 64-bit Windows and Linux OSes.

  • Modelling
Rodin Editor: the Rodin Editor is now part of the Core Platform as the default editor for machines and contexts. The older structured editor is still there though.
  • Building
proper build: the builder now systematically deletes temporary files (*.bcm_tmp and alike); these files were a source of many troubles in further builds
  • Proving
Type Environment View: this new view shows the type environment for the current node of the proof (free identifiers and their type). It is accessible through "Window > Show View > Type Environment"
Proof Simplification: once proofs are complete, they can be automatically simplified, by removing unneeded steps (mostly: unused inference by post tactic); this feature is however disabled by default, you can enable it by "Window > Preferences > Event-B > Sequent Prover > Simplify complete proofs when saving"
Auto Tactic: a new tactic combinator 'Attempt after Lasso' is available in Auto Tactic profile editor.
Import/export profiles: from the tactic preference page, profiles can be exported and imported to/from the file system
Preference Scope: the shortcut to Auto Tactic Preference in Proof Control now indicates whether the current project has specific tactic settings or uses the global workspace settings
  • Changes for plugin-developers
switch to Eclipse 3.7.1 (no impact expected)
new XProver API: external prover providers can now extend XProverReasoner2 along with the ISimpleSequent framework. ProcessMonitor also provides a wrapCommand method to properly handle external prover process interruption.

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.
  • 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.


Upgrading from Rodin 2.3.x

Note: if you installed the Rodin Editor in Rodin 2.3, you have to uninstall it before upgrading to Rodin 2.4. The Rodin Editor is now part of Rodin 2.4 and it will be installed during the upgrade.


  • download archive
  • launch Rodin 2.3.x
  • Help > Install New Software... > Add... > enter a name (for instance "Rodin 2.4") then
Archive... > select the 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


Download Rodin 2.4 now !

External plug-ins

Rodin Update Site

Plug-in name Version Status MCV* Release Date Contact Additional info
Umlb32.gif UML-B 2.2.0 available 9th Feb. 2011 email
UML-B Statemachine Animation 1.1.0 available 15th Feb. 2011 email Compatible with UML-B 2.2 and ProB 2.1.
Event-B EMF framework 3.5.3 available 17th Oct. 2011 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 1.0.3 available 17th Oct. 2011 Users should not need to install this framework. It will be installed automatically by other plug-ins as required.
Isabelle for Rodin available 2.x.x
Rose.gif Rose 1.3.0 available 25th Aug. 2011 email
Records 1.0.1 available email This release includes EMF and Refactory support for records.
Teamwork available
Shared Event Composition 1.4.0 available 26th June 2011 email Compatible with Rodin 2.2.x. When project or machine is changed in the included section, the modification is propagated for the combined events.
Refactory 1.2.0 available 29th June 2011 email Version compatible with Rodin 2.2.x. More accurate monitor progress bar. Optimised rewriting of freeIdentifiers when renaming variables and constants. Added an additional wizard step corresponding to the indexer update (avoids the platform to hang while waiting for the indexer to update).
DecompositionPlug-in logo.png Decomposition 1.2.2 available 4th July 2011 email Compatible with Rodin 2.2.x. Optimisation: parameters not used in a decomposed event are not created at all.
Project diagram icon s.png Project Diagram 1.0.0 not checked email
Relevance Filter 1.1.1 available 2.x.x
Theory Plug-in v1.0 not available 2.2 8th July 2011 email Compatible with Rodin 2.2 only.
Code Generation Feature 0.2.2 available 22nd Mar. 2012 email
SMT Solvers 0.8.0 available 2.4 17th Feb. 2012 Yoann Guyot or Laurent Voisin
Qualitative Probability 0.2.1 available 2.3.x 23rd November 2011 email
B2Latex export 0.5.3 available 2.4.x 16th April 2012 email

B Method Update Site

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 available Christophe Métayer Use the update site
Camille 2.1.5 available 2.1.5 27th July 2011 Michael Jastram Use the Camille update site.
Warning: You should not edit models using other plug-ins. You might lose data contributed by plug-ins to the model.
Mlogo big.png Modularisation not available 2.x.x email Use the update site
Group refinement not available 2.x.x email Use the update site
Flows/Use case extension not available 2.x.x email Use the update site
Prob eventb wiki logo.png ProB 2.3.0 available 2.4.x 01/20/2012 Jens Bendisposto Use the ProB update site.
The Plug-in includes BMotion Studio
ProR logo.png ProR 0.2.0 available 2.x.x 30th April 2012 Michael Jastram Update site:
Project web site:
MBT for Event-B Logo Medium.png MBT plugin 2.0 available 2.3.x 5th of March 2012 Alin Stefanescu Use the update site
Mode/FT Views 1.0.2 available 2.4.x 4th July 2011 Ilya Lopatkin Update site:
Transformation patterns 1.0 not available 2.x.x 4th July 2011 Ilya Lopatkin Update site:
EHDL Ver2.png
VHDL code generator 2.0.4 available 2.x.x 12th March 2012 Sergey Ostroumov Update site:

*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 and Implemented Feature Requests

  Bug 2105507: too difficult to work with explicit set expressions
  Bug 3027387: Proof simplification does not remove useless rules
  Bug 3384398: ML unsound
  Bug 3419467: Decorate closed project !
  Bug 3422250: True and false symbols fail to parse in init action
  Bug 3423068: Class cast exception in OnePointRule
  Bug 3441526: Wrong WD for COND
  Bug 3469348: Bug in INITIALISATION FIS PO
  Bug 3478644: Missing WWD PO
  FR 3092835: search function in goal window

Known Issues

  Bug 1441596: Tool conflicts caused by identically named files
  Bug 1824177: B4free prover translation for <<-> fails
  Bug 1949927: newPP is too sensitive to unused hyps
  Bug 1954442: Too many handles used by Edit page on Windows
  Bug 2531738: RODIN crash adding text to note or text box in class diagram
  Bug 2573332: Long formulas get truncated
  Bug 2782243: BraveSansMono
  Bug 2817523: No paste in root contextual menu of explorer
  Bug 2824204: Change to Rodin Elements not reflected in editor
  Bug 2835692: Text Editor exception
  Bug 2844813: Turnstile unicode character
  Bug 2869663: Changing the font in the pretty print view
  Bug 2882318: Error while entering symbol from symbol table
  Bug 2883199: Fix "new" actions
  Bug 2894645: Error on context named "axioms"
  Bug 2900427: Problems parsing complex expressions
  Bug 2931450: editor extension - clause names defined in wrong element
  Bug 2934585: animB : impossible to start animation
  Bug 2937124: Symbol Table and Properties
  Bug 2937132: newPP unresponsive
  Bug 2940315: mod operator should be compatible with itself
  Bug 2940575: some fomulas are truncated
  Bug 2941496: NewPP outputs incorrect set of required Hypotheses
  Bug 2942182: unparsing then parsing gives a different expression
  Bug 2952134: conversion to mathematical symbols generates trailing spaces
  Bug 2952705: Progress bar running too fast
  Bug 2952758: Highlighting of bound variables
  Bug 2957980: Proof Skeleton View : \n displayed as squares
  Bug 2968560: Dependence of Explorer & eventb.ui
  Bug 2974867: Camille text editor -  doesn't allow non alphanumeric chars 
  Bug 2987749: Axioms in classtypes not quantified
  Bug 2988294: Nested elaborated transitions produce conflicting actions
  Bug 2997510: undo behaviour
  Bug 3005167: Inherited elements
  Bug 3005170: Becomes such that
  Bug 3005202: Renaming and provers
  Bug 3005204: Cumbersome popup
  Bug 3007792: Theorems in Guards - Syntax Error
  Bug 3007793: Issue with refines clauses of events 
  Bug 3009555: Search Hypothesis refresh
  Bug 3009838: Order of variables and invariants not preserved
  Bug 3014775: partition operator is not accepted by Camille 
  Bug 3019063: Error on Double Click
  Bug 3020776: Issue with indentation
  Bug 3022742: Problem with Software Sites
  Bug 3024811: Leaks in Event-B Explorer
  Bug 3052238: Saving failed caused by AssertionError in rebuild 
  Bug 3054228: Proof simplification too slow
  Bug 3075420: Unable to save project after renaming invariants
  Bug 3085129: Rename file and update occurrences can fail
  Bug 3086511: camille editor refuses to save
  Bug 3086755: Tacticals are not cancelable
  Bug 3106603: Theory plugin inherits unsoundness bug from rbp
  Bug 3106789: Rule based prover does not properly match set extensions
  Bug 3112508: Camille can not be installed on Rodin 2.0.1
  Bug 3112539: Proof status after theory change
  Bug 3122147: newPP can't do modus ponens
  Bug 3126433: the parser accepts a+-1 
  Bug 3151805: inconsistencies in importing of events
  Bug 3154319: Unacceptable handling of unsupported expressions
  Bug 3164791: Error and missing page in help contents
  Bug 3166636: newPP unable to reason with finite definition
  Bug 3206302: Records plugin: sloppy type checking with nasty consequences
  Bug 3216967: No AtelierB tactics if user profiles before installation
  Bug 3234433: Internal name collisions
  Bug 3275889: Heterogenous cursors in proving GUI
  Bug 3275897: scrolling too slow in Search Hypothesis view
  Bug 3275902: Navigation in yellow boxes
  Bug 3314101: Camille NullPointer
  Bug 3325133: Silent java.lang.Exception when expanding a project
  Bug 3354151: Theorems in event guards not supported
  Bug 3354372: I can't type "<=v"!
  Bug 3379632: useless missing hypotheses prevent replay
  Bug 3382200: POs do not appear under model nodes in explorer
  Bug 3383270: Prover UI editor improperly registered
  Bug 3384700: Statistics view counts POs only from contexts and machines
  Bug 3385671: Vanishing proof work
  Bug 3392038: Rodin Editor does not handle contributed attributes
  Bug 3419497: Hypothesis cache updated too often
  Bug 3429766: Contents in Symbol palette becomes invisible when scrolling
  Bug 3430133: The working area doesn't automatically scroll
  Bug 3440270: java heap space
  Bug 3440688: Camille editor : Save Failed -1
  Bug 3454414: Problems when merging events
  Bug 3459295: Camille Editor : guards/theorem
  Bug 3469731: Rodin crashes when adding an extends clause in Camille
  Bug 3472979: B2Latex doesn't handle more than one paragraph in  a Comment
  Bug 3473014: B2LaTeX doesn't escape maths symbols in comments
  Bug 3473022: B2LaTeX silently produces nothing

Bugs on SourceForge

ClassCastException when uninstalling a feature: this is a known eclipse bug [1]


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 insure 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.


Rodin Platform up to r14093.
Developer Release date : 2012/01/12.
User Release date : 2012/01/31.