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README

                SystemC Class Library (Rel. 2.3.1)
                ==================================

This is the release of the SystemC 2.3.1 Class Library.
This release includes TLM 2.0.3 (Transaction Level Modeling) code,
as described in the IEEE 1666-2011 Language Reference Manual.

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                IMPORTANT

1. This is the release of SystemC 2.3.1. This release contains bug fixes
   for SystemC 2.3.0 as well as adding some minor and experimental features.

2. This release is supported on the following platform combinations for
   which it has been well tested:

    o 64-bit Linux (x86_64)
      (RedHat Enterprise Linux 5, 6; Scientific Linux 5, 6; Debian 7; Ubuntu 12)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-3.4.6 through gcc-4.9.0;
      - Clang C++ compiler versions clang-3.0 through clang-3.5

    o 64-bit Linux (x86_64) with 32-bit compiler (--host=i686-linux-gnu)
      (RedHat Enterprise Linux 5, 6; Debian 7; Ubuntu 12)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-4.4.7 through gcc-4.9.0;
      - Clang C++ compiler versions clang-3.0 through clang-3.5

    o 32-bit Linux (x86)
      (Scientific Linux 5, 6; Debian 6, 7; Ubuntu 12)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-3.4.6 through gcc-4.9.0;
      - Clang C++ compiler versions clang-3.0 through clang-3.4

    o 64-bit Mac OS X (x86_64)
      (10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks)
      - Apple LLVM version 5.0 (based on LLVM 3.3svn);
      - Apple GNU C++ compiler version gcc-4.2.1

    o 32-bit Mac OS X (x86)
      (10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.8 Mountain Lion)
      - Apple LLVM version 5.0 (based on LLVM 3.3svn);
      - Apple GNU C++ compiler version gcc-4.2.1

    o 32-bit Mac OS X (powerpc)
      (10.6 Snow Leopard, executed with Rosetta)
      - Apple GNU C++ compiler version gcc-4.2.1

    o 64-bit FreeBSD 9.0 (x86_64)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-4.2.1 through gcc-4.8.2;
      - Clang C++ compiler version clang-3.3

    o 32-bit FreeBSD 9.0 (x86)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-4.2.1 through gcc-4.8.2;
      - Clang C++ compiler version clang-3.3

    o 32-bit Solaris (SPARC)
      (Sun Solaris 10, Oracle Solaris 11)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-3.4.3 through gcc-4.8.1;
      - Sun/Solaris Studio compiler versions 12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3

    o Windows 7 SP1 (WoW64)
      - Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1               (8.0) (Win32 and x64);
      - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express SP1       (9.0) (Win32);
      - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express SP1      (10.0) (Win32);
      - Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express Update 4 (11.0) (Win32 and x64)
      - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Express Update 1 (12.0) (Win32 and x64)

    o Windows 7 SP1 (WoW64), (Cygwin 1.7.17)
      - GNU C++ compiler versions gcc-3.4.4 through gcc-4.3.4 (x86)

    o Windows 7 SP1 (WoW64), Msys 1.0.17(0.48/3/2)
      - MinGW32 GNU C++ compiler versions 4.5.2 through 4.7.0 (x86);
      - MinGW-w64 GNU C++ compiler version 4.8.1 (x86 and x86_64)


  This release has not yet been tested or is known not to work as expected
  on the following formerly supported platforms:

    o GNU C++ compiler versions prior to 3.4.x (all platforms)
    o HP-UX 11.00 or later with GNU C++ or HP C++ compiler
    o Sun/Oracle Solaris with Sun Studio C++ compiler prior to 12.x
    o Mac OS X prior 10.6 Snow Leopard with GNU C++ compiler
    o Microsoft Visual C++ versions prior to 8.0 (2005)


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For details, see the separate RELEASENOTES file.


Licensing and Copyright

   See the separate LICENSE file to determine your rights
   and responsiblities for using SystemC.

User Documentation

   You can find documentation for this release in the docs directory.

Installation

   See the separate INSTALL file that provides system
   information and installation instructions.

Release Notes

   See the separate RELEASENOTES file that provides upto date
   information about this release of SystemC.

Additional information

   SystemC has a web site at

       http://www.accellera.org

   Discussion forum: http://forums.accellera.org/forum/9-systemc/

   You can post the bugs and suggestions of general interest to the forum.
   When reporting bugs please specify the following information (if
   applicable):

     1) SystemC version 
     2) platform, compiler, flags 
     3) description of the problem 
     4) steps to reproduce the problem 
     5) compile/runtime warnings and errors 
     6) code sample, not more than 100 lines to demonstrate the problem 

   Note: All bugs will only be tested against the latest publicly available 
         version of the product.

   Note: All C++ compilers that SystemC supports have bugs of different
         degree of severity. We cannot fix those bugs. Please report them
         to the compiler vendor.