TTool configuration: Windows, UNIX

This step is optional. It consists in configuring various directories used by TTool, and various profiles / optins of TTool. Directories can be configured in an xml file, and options can be configured with comman line options.

Starting TTool: interesting Java options

Basically, TTool is started by running the ttool.jar archive. In Windows and UNIX, assuming you are located in the bin subdirectory of TTool, TTool can be started as follows:
$ java -jar ttool.jar

You may also start TTool from a different location. Example, under Windows:
C:\>java -jar C:\TTool\bin\ttool.jar
Under UNIX:
$java -Xmx2048m -jar /packages/ttool/bin/ttool.jar

You may also precise the amount of memory that the Java environment is allowed to use for TTool: Indeed, the default value might be too low, espcially if you intend to manipulate large models or reachability graphs. Example to allow the use of 2GB of memory:
$java -Xmx2048m -jar /packages/ttool/bin/ttool.jar

Command line options

The following options can be provided on the command line:
  • -config: must be followed with a reference to a configutation file, e.g., config.xml
  • The structure of the configuration file is explained in the configuration file section.

  • -launcher (default option), -nolauncher
  • Activate the possibility to start external application locally, or deactivate that option.

In both cases, you may wish to change the socket number used by the launcher (default number: 8375) to communicate with TTool. To do so, add for example the following line in the TTool configuration file:
<LauncherPort data="8274" />

Setting the configuration file

Basically, when ttool starts, it can read a configuration file in xml format, using the -config option on the command line.
The file is structured as follows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>

configuration lines ...


with each configuration line being of the form:
<IDCONFIG data="..."/>
IDCONFIG is sometimes of the form "xxxHOST". In that case, it refers to the machine (i.e., the host) on which you intend to run the thrid-party software related to that configuration. There are two possibilities:
  • Either you intend to run the third party software on the same machine as the one on which you start TTool. In that case, you need to start TTool with the -launcher option, and you also need to set xxxHOST to localhost as follows:
  • <xxxHOST data="localhost"/>

  • Or you intend to run the third party software on another machine. In that case, you need to start the launcher on the other machine as follows:
  • [on the remote machine]
    $ cd TTool/bin
    $java -jar launcher.jar
    You also need to configure xxxHOST as follows (with remotemachine begin the name of the remote machine):
    <xxxHOST data="remotemachine"/>

Custom commands

Using the TTool configuration file, you can customize two TTool commands, called ExternalCommand1 and ExternalCommand2, respectively: those two commands are accessible using the two top most right icons in the main toolbar. For example, to start gtkwave from the localhost, and from the custom icon #1, you may use the following configuration (assuming gtkwave is installed in /usr/local/bin, and that the vcd file you wish to open is located in /homes/mylogin/TTool/simulators/c++2 ):
<ExternalCommand1Host data="localhost"/>
<ExternalCommand1 data="/usr/local/bin/gtkwave /homes/mylogin/TTool/simulators/c++2/vcddump.vcd"/>

Configuration options

The xml configuration file contains various options given in the form:
<name field1="value1" field2="value2" ... />
Unless specified otherwise, each option only contains 1 field whose name is data.
Option Description Authorized Values
LauncherPort Port on which the TTool launcher is started, and witing for commands to execute. You don't need to set this option if TTool is started with the "-launcher" option. <integer>
Main directories
DownloadedFILEPath Location where the models loaded from network should be saved. By default, the value is the same as FILEPath. <directory path>
LOTOSPath Where LOTOS files are generated <directory path>
LIBPath Where model libraries are located <directory path>
IMGPath Where model screen captures are saved <directory path>
GGraphPath Where graphical version of reachability graphs are generated <directory path>
TGraphPath Where textual/binary version of reachability graphs are generated <file path>
NC profile
NCDirectory For the Network Calculus profile. Directory in which NC specifications are saved <file path>
SystemCCodeDirectory Main directory of the DIPLODOCUS simulator, e.g. TTool/simulators/c++2/ <directory path>
AVATAR Executable code
AVATARExecutableCodeHost Host on which are launched compile and execute commands on the generated code from AVATAR models <hostname>
AVATARExecutableCodeDirectory Base directory for AVATAR executable code generation <directory path>
CCodeDirectory Directory in which the generated C code is stored <directory path>
AVATARExecutableCodeCompileCommand Command for compiling the code generated from AVATAR block diagrams <string>
AVATARExecutableCodeExecuteCommand Command to start the executable produced from the compilation of code generated from AVATAR block diagrams <string>
AVATARMPSoCCodeDirectory Base directory for AVATAR executable code generation from deployment diagram <directory path>
AVATARMPSoCCompileCommand Command for compiling the code generated from AVATAR deployment diagrams <string>
AVATARExecutableSoclibCodeCompileCommand Command to compile the code generated from AVATAR deployment diagrams <string>
AVATARExecutableSoclibCodeExecuteCommand Command to start the executable file produced from the compilation of code generated from AVATAR deployment diagrams <string>
AVATARExecutableSoclibCodeTraceCommand Command to start the executable file produced from the compilation of code generated from AVATAR deployment diagrams. when using this command, the log of executed operators is activated. <string>
AVATARExecutableSoclibTraceFile Reference to the file used to log commands in the executable code generated from AVATAR deployment diagrams <file path>
TMLCodeDirectory Directory to store textual representation of Diplodocus models <directory path>
GTKWavePath Path to the gtkwave toolkit <file path>
SystemCHost Host handling the execution of SystemC simulations (Diplodocus models) <hostname>
VCDPath Path to VCD files obtained from SystemC simulations of Diplodocus models <file path>
SystemCCodeCompileCommand Command to compile the SystemC code generated from Diplodocus modelss <string>
SystemCCodeExecuteCommand Command to start the SystemC simulation (diplodocus models) <string>
SystemCCodeInteractiveExecuteCommand Command to execute the interactive SystemC simulation (diplodocus models) <string>
UPPAAL (Safety verifications)
UPPAALCodeDirectory Directory where UPPAAL specifications are generated/stored <directory path>
UPPAALVerifierPath Access to the UPPAAL verified command <file path>
UPPAALVerifierHost Host on which the UPPAAL verifier runs <hostname>
ProVerif (Security verifications)
ProVerifCodeDirectory Default location of the generated ProVerif specification. <directory path>
ProVerifHash Last measured hash for the generated ProVerif specification. This enables to prevent manually modified code from being replaced. <integer>
ProVerifVerifierPath Default location of the ProVerif executable. <file path>
ProVerifVerifierHost The hostname of the machine where ProVerif will be run. <hostname>
External Commands
ExternalCommand1Host Hostname of the machine where the customized command 1 will be executed <hostname>
ExternalCommand1 Command 1 that can be executed from TTool <string>
ExternalCommand2Host <string>
ExternalCommand2 Command 2 that can be executed from TTool <string>
PLUGIN_PATH Directory in which external plugins are stored <directory path>
PLUGIN plugin name <file name>
URL_MODEL Reference to online models repository <url>
LastOpenFile Reference to the last opened model. Configured by TTool. <file path>
LastWindowAttributes Graphical attributes of the last TTool window. These values are automatically computed by TTool. Fields are:
  • x: x position of the window
  • y: y position of the window
  • width: horizontal size of the TTool window
  • height: vertical size of the TTool window
  • max: this boolean indicated if the window was maximized or not.
ExternalServer Reference to the server to be used when executing external search <url>:<port>

Deprecated configuration options are also listed below:
Option Description Authorized Values
Formal verification with RTL
RTLHost Host on which to connect to start the external RTL toolkit <hostname>
RTLPath Path to the RTL toolkit. Useful for performing RT-LOTOS based proofs <file path>
DTA2DOTPath Path to dta2dot toolkit. This toolkit can be used to convert graph is DTA format to graphs in DOT format. This option is useful only if you use RTL. <file path>
RG2TLSAPath Analyzer tool used only when RTL is configured. <file path>
RGSTRAPPath Path to a utility of RTL <file path>
AldebaranPath Path to Aldebran .e.g in order to minimize graphs. This function can now be performed directly with TTool. <file path>
AldebaranHost Host on which Aldebaran is installed. <hostname>
Graph manipulation with CADP
BcgioPath Bcgio can be used to convert graphs in other formats <file path>
BcgmergePath Path to the Graph manipulation toolkit <file path>
BcgminPath Path to the graph minimizer <file path>
BisimulatorPath Path to the graph (bi)simulator <file path>
CaesarPath Access path the to formal verifier of the CADP toolkit <file path>
CaesarOpenPath Access path the to editor of the CADP toolkit <file path>
Graph vizualisation. Can now be done directly in TTool.
DOTTYHost Host on which dotty is installed <hostname>
DOTTYPath Access path to dotty e.g. /user/bin/dotty <file path>
TTool update. Not used anymore
TToolUpdateURL URL to search for updates <url>
TToolUpdateProxy If a Http proxy must be used to access to the TTool update URL true or false
TToolUpdateProxyPort Port of the proxy int
TToolUpdateProxyHost URL of the Http proxy <url>
Java code generation from TURTLE models
JavaCodeDirectory Directory in which the Java code is generated <directory path>
JavaHeader Customized Java header added by TTool in generated Java classes <string>
JavaCompilerPath Access to the java compiler to be used to compile the generated Java code <file path>
JavaExecutePath Path to the directory in which .class files have been compiled <directory path>
TToolClassPath Directory in which classes are to be stored <directory path>
SimuJavaCodeDirectory Directory to be used for Java simulation from TURTLE models <directory path>
TToolSimuClassPath Classpath to be used when starting the Java simulation of TURTLE models <file path>