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#1 ArunSP

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:49 AM

I have a LabVIEW project pprogrammed in LabVIEW for windows OS. Now I wanna move it to Linux. Any porting required when we move across different OS? . Whats the procedure?
Hope not much differences in Labview programming when it comes to Linux? Is there any evaluation version of LabVIEW for Linux before we purchasing license for it?

#2 Ton Plomp

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:48 AM

If you don't use native Windows code (.Net, ActiveX) you can easily port your code to Linux.
Few things to mind:
  • DLL, if you have a DLL, and you have a compatible .so file you should configure the calling to use foo.* instead of foo.dll. Just place them in the same folder and the transition should be smooth.
  • Path seperators. On Linux (and Mac) there is a different path seperator (/ instead of \), if you use the build path and strip path functions there should be no problem.

I think that if you contact your local NI office you will be able to have an evaluation version of LabVIEW for Linux.

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#3 Adam Kemp

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:53 PM

Ton got the most important things to watch out for (DLLs and path formatting), but here are a few more: locations (i.e., there is no Documents and Settings, Program Files, etc.), permissions (you can't modify most files outside the user's home directory or /tmp), missing features (there are some features not supported in Linux, like Timed Loops and RT or variable hosting). Those are probably the more common porting issues.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:29 PM

It should also be pointed out that not all toolkits and modules are supported in Linux.