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vrf VEE Licensing.

Question asked by VRFuser on Nov 5, 2003
I wish I would have gotten accepted into the VEE 7.0 beta program ~ Is the
Beta group filled already ?

Jeff Davis
Lead Software Test Engineer
CDI Engineering Solutions Aerospace Technologies
Embedded Systems and Electronics
3137 E Elwood # 160
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davis, Jeff
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 02:47 PM
> To: VEE vrf
> Subject: [vrf] Re:VEE Licensing.
>
>
> "dongle farm"
>
> That is too funny.
>
> Jeff Davis
> Lead Software Test Engineer
> CDI Engineering Solutions Aerospace Technologies
> Embedded Systems and Electronics
> 3137 E Elwood # 160
> Phoenix, Arizona 85034
> Phone: (602)431-4497 (x226)
> Cell: (480)330-1431
> Fax: (602)431-4435
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ron Simonson [mailto:Ron.Simonson@analog.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 02:38 PM
> > To: VEE vrf
> > Subject: [vrf] Re:VEE Licensing.
> >
> >
> > In response to Scott Anderson's post dated Wed, 5 Nov 2003
> > 14:18:41 -0600,
> > many of our test computers are not networked.  Would it be possible
> > to generate a CD-ROM that would allow a development version to be
> > run on the target machine without installing anything on the target
> > machine?
> >
> > We currently buy a license for any machine in the lab that will be
> > used for automated testing so we end up with more licenses than we
> > have people writing test code.  VEE is not so expensive that this
> > has caused us any trouble but in the future we may start looking at
> > having fewer development licenses and generate runtime only code
> > for some of the more frequent tests.
> >
> > I have not used the runtime environment in the past because of the
> > difficulty in writing code on one machine and then getting
> it working
> > on other machines with varying differences.  The tack I have taken
> > is to move to TCL/Tk and Ian Dees' gpibtcl package to avoid these
> > licensing issues.  It would be much better for me from a
> productivity
> > standpoint to simply use the runtime options in VEE if I could
> > streamline the create, test, debug cycle without violating our VEE
> > licensing issues.
> >
> > I very much appreciate the trust that Agilent extends to us by not
> > forcing me to add to the dongle farm at the back of some of our
> > lab computers and by making is easy to install and run VEE without
> > getting bogged down in layers of "authorization" schemes.  I
> > understand that people will steal software and that is unfortunate
> > but we like most people work hard to operate in good faith and I
> > have great respect for those that treat me as a trusted customer.
> > VEE is one of the best programming languages I have used for
> > instrument
> > control but I find myself using for other, non-instrument control
> > tasks as well.  I agree with another previous poster that expressed
> > the desire to have a somewhat lower cost version for home use,
> > perhaps without the instrument control sections of code.  I also
> > agree that it would be a great tool for teaching kids how to write
> > computer programs.  I would make a great robotics control language
> > much like to Lego(TM) system (apparently written in Labview.)
> >
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