ACRE currently consists of two separate packages:
MAS-ACRE contains the core of the ACRE system, without any direct links to any particular MAS framework or AOP language. This includes tools for the generation and management of interaction protocols: the Protocol Editor and Repository Manager.
- MAS-ACRE-latest.jar should be in your classpath with running ACRE-enabled agent platforms. Running this as an executable JAR will launch the Repository Manager
- ACRE Editor app is an OSX app to launch the Repository Manager
- AF-ACRE is the implementation of those components specific to the Agent Factory framework, with hooks for any AOP language that is built to support the Common Language Framework.
No additional package is required to use ACRE within ASTRA, as it is built natively into the language.