You must install java on the system. Also you need javac. (yes with a c at the back)
I try something out (I'm not an expert or do not know a thing about it, but I always do a little bit crazy with my system to try to help other people).
So, Like it say in your post, java you can find in the packages he mentioned:
And javac you find in the packages (That's what I get when I try to install it):
I installed the 2 defaults
(many many packages will be installed, so you must choose if you want to do that. I don't now if there is a alternatively way to install something for having java and javac on your system. Maybe other members here can help you with that)
After that I could do the command: make all (I used this command because in the ReadMe file they say to use this. I downloaded the first file of the download link. Here a direct link (But I don't now you have it directly, because I have to give my email, name and other info to download it, so let me now if you can download it from here or not): http://www.cs.bu.edu/brite/download2...w/BRITE.tar.gz )
sudo apt-get install default-jre default-jdk
I have to install g++ too because without it give also errors.
After all the terminal/install-stuff. You can start it with the command:
Or go to the BRITE folder in the Download directory and doubleclick on the file with the name: brite
Than it will start. (If it just open it with gedit than post that here, but in 12.04 it must be working normal. In 13.10 and 14.04 there are settings changes done)
I hope this is a little bit help to get you started.