[ANN] Ruby-VPI 7.0.0

Version 7.0.0 (2006-08-29)

  Ruby-VPI is a Ruby interface to Verilog VPI. It lets you create
  complex Verilog test benches easily and wholly in Ruby.

  Web site: http://ruby-vpi.rubyforge.org

  Tutorial: http://ruby-vpi.rubyforge.org/doc/usage.tutorial.html

  Download: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1339&release_id=6678

  SVN tag: svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/ruby-vpi/tags/7.0.0


  This release distributes Ruby-VPI as a gem, improves portability of generated
  tests, and fixes a bug.


  • put_value() now accomodates register value overflows when verifying the
    value it has written.

  • Ruby-VPI is now distributed only as a source gem. You can decompress the
    gem without installing it onto your system by running the command gem
    install -i output_directory ruby-vpi-7.0.0.gem. In addition, you can still
    obtain the source code directly from the Subversion repository.

  • The test generator’s templates and the examples have been updated as
      □ Test runners no longer have to specify the path to Ruby-VPI
        installation directory. Instead, they simply require 'ruby-vpi/runner'.
        Thus, you can run your tests on any machine with Ruby-VPI without
        having to know where it is installed.
      □ Ruby benches now invoke RubyVPI.init_bench instead of require 'bench';
        setup_bench to become initialized.

  • All Ruby libraries in the lib/ directory have been moved into lib/ruby-vpi/
    to prevent load-path clashes with other gems. You should access these
    libraries by prefixing their path with “ruby-vpi”. For example, require
    'vpi_util' should now be written as require 'ruby-vpi/vpi_util'.

  • The src/ directory has been renamed to ext/ to follow RubyGems convention.

  • The tools in bin/ become available in your system’s bin/ directory when the
    gem is installed.
      □ Usage and help information has been added to the header_to_ruby.rb

  • Incorrect spelling of GPL Cver (v should be uncapitalized) has been fixed.

  • Incorrect link to GPL Cver website has been fixed.

  • The user manual has been updated according to all of the above changes.