Announcement: Software suite v2.6.1 (unofficial)

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Announcement: Software suite v2.6.1 (unofficial)

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I'm pleased to announce the availability of Software Suite v2.6.1. It's based off of the official open-source suite, and contains a number of changes and enhancements. Here are the release notes:

Changes

This release incorporates various fixes from the forums:

  • Fixed Math.multiply and Math.devide (fix from Mark Armbrust)
  • The Hardware Simulator detects and reports cyclic chip definitions (issue #4)
  • Fix the horizontal-scrolling problem (fix by Kyle Smith)

And some enhancements and new features:

  • New VM profiler, gathers stats about your program runtime. Indespensible when you try to optimize your Jack programs
  • VM step-over, when you don't want to enter a function call. Works with recursive calls as well
  • The tools now remember the last used animation speed, animation type and the numeric format settings between restarts
  • There are now experimental .desktop files, so the tools can be run from the various Linux file managers, like Ubuntu's Nautilus

Internal improvements:

  • The project is mavenized, so it's easy to build and to track the depencencies
  • The main tools (Hardware Simulator, CPU Emulator and VM Emulator) are packaged in executable jars. They still need to be run from a specific directory, because they depend on several external files. Hopefully, we can fix that as well (issue #3)
  • The VM Emulator can properly handle the built-in classes, even when running in a non-interactive mode (issue #2)
  • Replaced the .dat files, that were used to remember the last used directory, with Java Preferences API
  • The VM Emulator now looks for classes like Jack_String, before falling back to String. This removes the collisions with built-in Java classes

Installation

You'll need working Java 7 or greater (JRE or JDK). Just download and unzip the n2t-software-suite.zip file.

Please report problems here or directly in the github project.
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Re: Announcement: Software suite v2.6.1 (unofficial)

prelude
ah thanks a lot this is very helpful
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