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vrf Interest in Agilen for UNIX-like: LINUX, Solaris or BSD

Question asked by jvera on Jan 26, 2006
Linux's demand start to be high enough in order to Agilent do consider the idea of supporting VEE under this platform. Obviusly there are other things besides strictly the technical ones, but the fact is that in no few cases MS-world becomes hard to use since some costumers (gov, institutions, ...) are imposing the GNU culture. And VEE has no answer for that (yet - I hope).

Regards,

Juan

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De: Nelson Mambre [mailto:nmambre@seebeck.com.ve]
Enviado el: mircoles, 25 de enero de 2006 22:04
Para: VRF
Asunto: Re: [vrf] Interest in Agilen for UNIX-like: LINUX, Solaris or BSD

Hi all,

To dig a little deeper in Carlos' original question, some background info first:
The government here in Venezuela wants to adopt Linux and other opensource solutions. One may be against or in favor of this idea, but if you want to work in government projects, you will have to go with the flow and start thinking Linux. In our company, we want to participate in PDVSA (oil company), so we sure need to start adopting Linux soon.

What I "know" from reading various websites and listening to gurus:
Using VMware should be possible, but anybody has already tried it? I have used VMware to load a Linux session on a Windows machine, just to play around, but have not yet a real Linux machine with a "virtual Windows running Agilent". One thing I will try soon is using VMware in Windows with a Virtual Windows running VEE, accessing some serial port or using Modbus TCP. If that works fine, chances are that on Linux should be fine too. With the new free VMware player and the VXE's and runtime being free to distribute, we think that it is worth trying.
Drawback of VMware is, that if the government goes "drastic" on us, and don't want use of any license (Microsoft Windows, for example), we can not use VMware because we would still need to install Windows on the virtual machine.

Other option could be Wine http://www.winehq.com, which I have never tried or even seen in action. This is a emulator running on Linux and claims to be able to run Windows applications. Also says that you don't need to install Windows anywhere, so you will not have any license problems. So one would probably develop on a Windows PC, generate the vxe, and take it, along with VEE runtime and some needed DLL's to the Linux machine, and Wine will do the rest....(Solitaire and Minesweeper runs in Wine )

So if anybody has ever tried Agilent VEE in VMware or Wine, or just any other application that works with any instrumentation or PLC or something like that, I would like to hear about your experiences.

Thanks,

Nelson

e-mail: nmambre@seebeck.com.ve
URL: www.seebeck.com.ve





Stan Bischof (Richard S) wrote:
> 1. Has Agilent Technologies vast experiences in UNIX?
>
>   yes
>
> 2. Was originated Agilent VEE on UNIX?
>
>   yes ( though back then it was HP since it was long before Agilent
>         existed. VEE was first released on HPUX then later on Windows.
>
> 3. Exist ports to use Agilent VEE or libraries of Agilent VEE in
> UNIX-like: LINUX, Solaris or BSD?
>
>   no, though it should be possible to run VEE inside one of the
>       emulation environments like VMware. Instrument IO would
>       be limited and a little tricky- but using LAN Gateway
>       should work OK.
>
> Stan
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---- Stan Bischof  Agilent Technologies  707-577-3994 
> stan_bischof@agilent.com
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>
>
>
>  

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