After some efforts, we glad to release PAT 3.1.0, which can run in all platforms: Linux, Mac OS and more!
The solution is to use Mono, which is an open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET.
Install PAT 3.x in Linux, Unix, Mac OS or more, please follow these steps:
- You should install mono tool in your system which is freely available. Please download from here according to your OS.
- Download PAT 3.x. But choose the directly executable version to some place in your computer.
- In your computer, start terminal application, using the command cd to the directory where you put “PAT 3.exe”;
- Type the command mono “PAT 3.exe” into terminal. Bingo! You will see the GUI of our PAT.
Note that running PAT in Mono, the performance can be (much) slower than runing PAT in Windows.
Here is some prelimenary experiment on the CSP linearizability Stack example, with same laptop but different OS.
stack length: 875.39s24.69sstack length: 986.42s30.74sstack length: 10111.04s39.55s
There are some known bugs when running PAT in Mono:
1) Email sending in Mac OS is not working. This is an issue of Mono library.
2) Sometimes the first line of the model (or part of the model) is invisible, and user should click there to see the text.
3) in simulation window, it works very well except the Save and Export buttons. These two buttons are invisible before you click them.
If you find bugs and issues when running PAT in Mono, please do About Us.
Other update in the version 3.1.0 including bug fixing and new examples.