Download and Install Lingua Franca
All Lingua Franca tools require Java 17 or up (download from Oracle). Each target language may have additional requirements (see the Target Language Details page and select your target language). The alternatives for using Lingua Franca are:
Visual Studio Code
The easiest way to get started with Lingua Franca is to install our Visual Studio Code extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace or VSX Registry. To install this extension from the marketplace, launch VS Code Quick Open (Ctrl + P) and enter
ext install lf-lang.vscode-lingua-franca. See more details.
Epoch can be installed in any directory. It is convenient to add the installation directory to your
PATH. On a Mac, you can drag
epoch.app to the Applications folder and open it from anywhere using
open -a epoch. To download the current development version of Epoch, replace the following tar and zip files with those from the nightly build.
Download Epoch IDE 0.3.0 for Linux
tar xvf epoch_ide_0.3.0-linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz
Download Epoch IDE 0.3.0 for macOS
xattr -cr Epoch.app
Download Epoch IDE 0.3.0 for Windows
See more details
Lingua Franca Compiler (command-line)
Our command line compiler can be installed in any directory. It is most convenient to add the
bin directory to your
PATH. To download the current development version of the command-line tools, replace the following tar and zip files with those from the nightly build.
See more details
If you'd like to contribute to Lingua Franca and build our toolchain on your own, you will need to check out our GitHub repository. The toolchain can built using Gradle or Maven, which have integrations with most IDEs. For Eclipse users, we provide an Oomph setup.
Building from the command line
./gradlew assemble (the build also performs tests, which takes a long time)
mvn compile (you need to install Maven first)
Oomph setup for Eclipse
- Download the Eclipse installer.
- Click the Hamburger button at the top right corner and switch to "Advanced Mode".
- Select "Eclipse IDE for Java and DSL developers".
- Continue reading here...