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2014

Here is the new release 0.0m of XXICC.  There is no rev 0.0l since lower-case L looks like digit 1.  0.0m is primarily a maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements to usability.  In addition, Flavia: the Free Logic Array has a new implementation FlaviaP48 for the Papilio One 500K.  FlaviaP32 for the Papilio One 250K now lets you change the default 2 Hz "proof of concept" clock to whatever you like between 1 Hz and 32 MHz.

 

XXICC (21st Century Co-design) is a not-for-profit research project which attempts to bring digital hardware/software co-design into the 21st Century using an improved programming language and a Reduced Software Complexity philosophy.  Its goal is to make it easier and more enjoyable to write and maintain digital hardware and software. XXICC is pronounced "Chicken Coop", so-called because it has so many layers.

 

For an overview of XXICC, see the xxicc.org home page and wiki.  For details on the GalaxC programming language, XXICC Object Editor, and GalaxC extensions for Hardware Design (GCHD), here are the latest documents and complete code.

 

Release notes for XXICC rev 0.0m

Programming in the GalaxC Language rev 0.0j: reference and user guide for the GalaxC programming language, unchanged for 0.0m.

The XXICC Anthology rev 0.0m: collection of miscellaneous XXICC topics, including user guides for the XXICC Object Editor, GCHD and Flavia.

Data files for FlaviaP32 release 0.0m: Data files for the FlaviaP32 implementation of the Free Logic Array for the Papilio One 250K.

Data files for FlaviaP48 release 0.0m: Data files for the FlaviaP48 implementation of the Free Logic Array for the Papilio One 500K.

Taming the Wild Bitstream (unchanged for 0.0m): Supplement to Flavia: the Free Logic Array.

XXICC source code listing rev 0.0m: source code listing in PDF.

XXICC executable binaries rev 0.0m: executable XXICC binaries if you don't want to build from source code.

GalaxC sample/demo programs rev 0.0k: sample GalaxC programs and GCHD logic libraries, unchanged for 0.0m.

GalaxC sample/demo program listings rev 0.0k: PDF listing of the sample GalaxC programs and GCHD examples, unchanged for 0.0m.

Editable XXICC documentation files rev 0.0m: editable XOE files for XXICC documentation.

Installing and Running XXICC rev 0.0m: Document describing how to install and run XXICC.

Compiling and Running GalaxC Programs rev 0.0k: Document describing how to compile and run your own GalaxC programs, unchanged for 0.0m.

 

I've tested XXICC 0.0m on GNU/Linux (Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi Debian "Wheezy", BeagleBone Debian, and BeagleBoard Ångström) and Windows (2000 and 7).  My main machine is Ubuntu, so the others are more likely to have anomalies.  Constructive comments and suggestions are most welcome.  I'd especially like to find out how to reproduce some of the bugs that have been eluding me.

 

XXICC is a FLOSS (Free as in Liberty Open Source Software) project.  Software is licensed under GPLv3 and other content is licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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