I am a CS teacher/programmer from India and I am currently making my students work out the projects in TECS (and doing them myself). Let me first congratulate the entire TECS team for having created a fantastic CS course!
I found a small problem using the Hardware simulator - when the simulator fails to load files (because of some error in the hdl specification), the error messages are not being displayed at the bottom of the window. I think this is a problem with the Java GUI layout as I was able to see the message on one laptop while it was not displayed on two or three desktop systems.
An unrelated question: has the TECS software been hosted on something like github/bitbucket?
Thanks and Regards,
Re: Hardware Simulator not displaying error messages
Thanks for the link! I think I am having a similar issue here - but there doesn't seem to be any workaround (other than running the simulator script on the commandline and passing it the test script as parameter - this will show any error messages on the console).
It might be a good idea to put the code on github because this will give the community a chance to contribute fixes; I would like to know what the TECS team thinks about this.