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TLAToolbox version 1.5.2 for using TLA+ and PlusCal. Use the GUI via X socket mounting.
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WHAT DOES THIS DO?

This is a container that runs the TLA+ Toolbox.

WHY?

  • TLA+ Toolbox requires Java.
    • Who wants to install Java?
  • TLA+ is neat... you should keep reading!
  • Impress your friends by running a GUI application in Docker.

WHAT IS TLA+?

"TLA+ is especially well suited for writing high-level specifications of concurrent and distributed systems." (source)

HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

Visit The TLA Home Page.

HOW TO RUN IT?

  1. Make sure you're on a system running X.
  2. Disable X access control (don't do this on a public-facing machine): $ xhost +
  3. $ cd to a path where you want to write some .tla files.
  4. $ docker run -d -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -v `pwd`:`pwd` -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY hackenfreude/tlatoolbox-1.5.2
  5. You should see the TLA+ splash screen and eventually the TLA Toolbox.
  6. Use the TLA Toolbox menu: File/Open Spec/Add New Spec.
  7. Enter /container/host/path/you/were/in/when/starting/this/container/{foo}.tla as the root-module name. The specification name should auto-complete to {foo}. Click Finish.
  8. Have fun. Write some specifications. Close the TLA+ Toolbox when you're done, and the container will shut down. Your files will be in the path on the host where you started.
  9. Reenable X access control: $ xhost -

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

  • Docker mounted the host's X socket in the continer as the container's X socket; this allows the container's GUI to pass back up to the host.
  • Docker mounted the host's working directory in the container at the same path.

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK?

Open an issue.

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