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The Intrig Message Decoder

##1 Introduction

Intrig Xenon provides flexible, powerful and easy to use C++ API for decoding protocol messages.

Originally developed for 3G and 4G programmers and test engineers to decode their complex messages, the xenon decoder has evolved into a general purpose open source tool with an ever expanding protocol support base.

And, using XDDL, you can support your own proprietary message formats.

See xenon in action for yourself using the Intrig online decoder:

##2 Installing

Xenon is available as source only. It uses the cmake build system and requires a modern C++11 compiler.

###2.1 For Mac and Linux Systems

git clone --recursive
cd xenon
make test

###2.2 Building on Windows

Windows requires the following steps:

  1. Install Github Desktop

    Clone the xenon repo

  2. Install cmake

    Follow the instructions in the above link to have cmake generate the Visual Studio build files.

  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 (or later)

Load and build the Visual Studio Solution file located at xenon/build/Program.sln.

From now on, you can use the github shell to issue git commands.

###2.3 Optional Dependencies

Boost dependencies are not required for xenon, but some tests will be skipped if boost cannot be found.

  • ubuntu: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev
  • mac: brew install boost
  • Windows: dunno, I just skip it

Tests can be run with

make test

###2.4 Updating to Latest Release

git pull --recurse-submodules
git submodule update

##3 Using Xenon

For your application, add the xenon/include directory to your include path, and and link with the xenon library found in the xenon/o directory.

See the `xenon/examples' directory for some common uses of the decoder.

Also, the tools directory contains useful examples, such as idm and xv.

##4 Licensing

Choose from multiple licensing for Xenon:

Additionally, The Intrig C++ Toolkit, a set of powerful C++ types and function that xenon is built upon, is available under the permissive MIT license. Check it out!