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Question asked by carnahal on Apr 7, 2004
Hi Ron and the vrf,

> Scott,  At what point was support for the HP-UX version of
> VEE stopped?

I wasn't directly involved with VEE in those days, but my understanding is there was a 6.0, then a 6.02 for HP-UX, and that was the end. It supported HP-UX 10.2, but never HP-UX 11.anything.

> How difficult would it be to port the HP-UX code to Linux? 

It would take at least some number of engineer-years by experienced software engineers to get it in good enough shape to be saleable as a product. Note that these would be the same engineers who are currently involved in enhancing VEE for Windows; we'd have to rob Peter to pay Paul in terms of engineering resources.

There would need to be a pretty big potential T&M customer base in Linux to make this an economic prospect for Agilent. We just don't see that size of T&M Linux base and we do have such a base in Windows right now. From that, I find it pretty easy to draw a conclusion about the probability of our adding Linux to the stable at some cost in Windows progress.

Ain't high.

Best Regards,


Scott Bayes
Software Technical Support

Agilent Technologies, Inc.
815 14th Street S.W.
Loveland, CO, U.S.A. 80537

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron.Simonson [mailto:ron.simonson@analog.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 7:18 PM
> To: PDL-LISTS,VRF (A-Lists,unix1)
> Subject: [vrf] Re: VEE for Linux.
>
>
> Scott,  At what point was support for the HP-UX version of
> VEE stopped?
> How difficult would it be to port the HP-UX code to Linux? 
> If the HP-UX
> code was on par with VEE 5, I would be very interested in
> using that for
> my work.  For my research project at school I am already designing the
> system to use Linux to control my electron beam optics and
> scanning.  I am
> sure all the features added to VEE in VEE Pro and up to VEE7
> are really
> useful and exciting to many, but for me they hold no
> interest!  I am very
> happy with VEE5.  I use Octave, gnuplot, and other tools for my data
> analysis
> and display so Matlab scripting and .NET framework don't make
> me want to
> upgrade.  A VEE port would definately increase my interest in
> upgrading up
> to two of the three seats we currently own.  I would probably upgrade
> one for
> now and then depending on how well it works, would step up
> and upgrade the
> second.  If the opportunity to beta test a Linux port comes up within
> this year
> I would be very happy to test it both here at work and at school.
>
> VEE is a great product and this forum is truly exceptional. 
> I am quite
> grateful
> to the contributors and the the folks at Agilent that keep it
> running. 
> I am also
> grateful to Greg Goebel for keeping the reflector going in
> the early days.
>
> Ron.
>
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