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Andrei Tatarnikov, 03/19/2014 05:42 PM

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h1. Installation Guide
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_~By Andrei Tatarnikov~_
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h3. System Requirements
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MicroTESK is a set of Java-based utilities that are run from the command line. It can be used on *_Windows, Linux and OS X_* machines that have *_JDK 1.6 or later_* installed. To build MicroTESK from source code or to build generated Java models, *_Apache Ant version 1.8_ or later* is required. To generate test data based on constraints, MicroTESK needs *_Microsoft Research Z3_* that can work under the corresponding operating system. 
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h3. Installation Steps
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# Download and unpack the MicroTESK installation package (the .tar.gz file) to your computer.
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# Download and install constraint solver tools to the "<installation folder>/tools" folder (see the "Installing Constraint Solver Tools" section).
# Open your console terminal and set the "<installation folder>/bin" as the working directory.
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# Now you can run the (or .bat) script to create a microprocessor model and the (or .bat) script to generate test for this model.
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h3. Installing Constraint Solver Tools
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To generate test data based on constraints, MicroTESK requires external constraint solver engines. The current version uses the Z3 constraint solver by Microsoft Research ( The Z3 executable should be downloaded and placed to the "<installation folder>/tools" folder.
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* Windows users should download Z3 (32 or 64-bit version) from the following page:, unpack the archive and place the z3.exe file to the "<installation folder>/tools/z3/windows" folder.
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* UNIX and Linux users should use the following  : "tools/z3/unix/z3"
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* OS X users should download Z3 from and place the z3 executable file to the "<installation folder>/z3/osx/z3" folder.
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h3. Installation Folder Structure
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The MicroTESK installation folder contains the following subfolders:
# _arch_   Examples of microprocessor specifications and test templates for the described designs.
# _bin_    Scripts to run features of MicroTESK (modelling and test generation).
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# _doc_    Documentation on MicroTESK and nML/Sim-nML.
# _libs_   JAR files and Ruby scripts to perform modelling and test generation tasks.
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# _output_ Generated Java models of the specified microprocessor designs.
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h3. Running MicroTESK