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  1. I have been using Parallels for a long time. It works but it also hurts (more on this below). As far as subscription vs none, there used to be limitations to the one-of version in terms of number of cores and max RAM (this might have changed, but I don't think so). This is a problem when you have a multicore machine and you end up limited to only a few. There are some additional perks coming with the subscription version (including updates, and a la LabVIEW, the corresponding bug fixes). Be warned that their support is nowhere close to NI's, which is a problem when something fails badly (
  2. A word of caution (seriously): before you send people in space on a device simulated/tested with LabVIEW, keep in mind that a non-negligible fraction (I am not saying a large fraction, but one bug can be enough) of its algorithms/numerical codes are buggy and since they are closed source (for the most part), the only way to figure out is to run into inconsistencies or unexpected results. This takes a OCD scientific mind to discover, the hard way. Especially in the "uncommon" regimes, those which Dr Murphy likes to invoke at the worst time... As users, we've done our best to let NI know, b
  3. LabVIEW itself would be highly suspicious, according to these criteria. But wait...
  4. What's the idea? It doesn't know which package I have installed for what version and therefore cannot tell me whether a new version is available and I should check out. 19 pages of listing instead of the compact window I can easily filter and check out at a glance...
  5. Once the HTML is generated with the provided VIs on the source computer (json files, PNGs and some txt description files plus the boilerplate JS installed with FINALE), that HTML hierarchy can be uploaded on a website (e.g Github). The only thing that is needed is a http server (which is launched by the command on a local computer in the current FINALE distribution) serving the webpages and running the different js scripts. That could be done by cloud servers at minimal cost. This could be provided together with the source code in repositories for those who don't hav
  6. That's working well enough. Now we need to convince github and other repository cloud storage solutions to run this on their servers...
  7. The binary-no preview nature of LabVIEW code is obviously a problem.
  8. Note that the discussion was not about whether or not LabVIEW is on its way to dominate the landscape, but where it is discussed (both are certainly related).
  9. Are you seeing things between the lines? LV is not present among the first 50 listed... In case that helps shedding some more light on reality, here is yet another recent list essentially saying that LV is nowhere to be seen on Github or Stack Overflow: https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2020/07/27/language-rankings-6-20/ and I am not talking about the list itself, but the graph shown here: doesn't list LV, as far as I can tell. Now I am sure that if you limited this kind of analysis to NI's website or LAVAG, LV would hit top of the list in both cases...
  10. https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/ LabVIEW dropped below 50... Might it be that its rank follows its average user age?
  11. That's the only thing I had noticed... as overdue (although of no use to me).
  12. That looks insidious indeed. It definitely doesn't work this way in 2019 SP1. This is the kind of mental note (close LV and restart to clear up memory) I would certainly forget every now and then. I am refraining from upgrading without pressing reasons, since chances are I will lose access to support for old NI hardware I haven't replaced yet (by non-NI ones, of course!). I realized too late I should have stuck to 2018 SP1 for hardware reasons (and as I described recently in the thread you linked to, because of a newly introduced project explorer bug among others). 2020 seems to be o
  13. Parallels has a few bugs up its sleeves too, so I am willing to lean toward that conclusion too considering that no one seems to have observed this. Is anyone using Parallels Desktop in "Coherence" mode and observing this phenomenon? There is no Windows' real estate per se in this mode, each Windows app's window appears as a regular macOS one (with the Windows style though), so I can't really imagine that the OSes could be mislocating the cursor... but this is all beyond my technical knowledge to really ponder. Thanks for looking into it though.
  14. Frequently enough that in my drive to make this world a better place, I decided this was a worthy campaign to galvanize the crowds for.
  15. No scaling enabled that I know of. I am using a VM in Parallels Desktop running on a MBP, but I would be surprised it is the root cause.
  16. Here is the video illustrating the symptoms. Of course the demo effect wants that the first time I try to drop the subVI, the cursor looks fine (I had just verified on a brand new VI that the symptom appeared right away, and after I went through the recording hoops, I had to "work" for it to show up), but a brief excursion with the cursor over the project (from which the subVI came, so indeed I could not drop it again in there) was enough for the cursor to turn back to the "forbidden" icon. I am not sure that is very visible in the video, but there is a little bit of a "stuttering" a
  17. The title is made up, but explains what I have been experiencing for years, hoping that it would be fixed in the next version, but it never has, so I am starting to suspect nobody is caring or possibly maybe nobody even noticed it? Anyway, the symptoms are: when I drag a VI (from either a palette or from the icon of an open VI) into a target VI's diagram, I am frequently encountering this odd and annoying 🚫 symbol where my cursor is (it's not red and it is slanted the other way, but this is the closest emoji to the real thing I could find), instead of the "androgynous" cursor (a mix
  18. I suggest you split the thread, as it may become confusing if everyone refers to a different bug. Mine has been submitted and I will report the CAR when I get one.
  19. ...and graphical programming (sorta)! With more funders will come PoE (page here) which would be cool. Where I learned about the Myriad-X vision processing unit (which the new green deal company, BTW, doesn't seem to know about - or the search box is broken?): https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/movidius-vpu/movidius-myriad-x.html using DL (the page also refers to additional AI-related products).
  20. I used to have a reputation to find bugs that nobody noticed...
  21. I am using LabVIEW 2019 SP1 in Windows. I am trying to reorganize dependent VIs into virtual folders in a project. I have noticed that it is now impossible for me to drag an object in a non visible part of the project. It used to be an exercise in frustration management in the past (with a single pixel-wide sweet spot triggering a painfully slow scrolling of the project explorer objects' list) but it seems to have been solved brilliantly by completely removing the ability to drag and drop objects in non visible parts of the project... To clarify what I mean, here is a dummy project w
  22. These are pretty bold color-coded statements in these troubled times... Kudo to NI:
  23. And don't think of visiting the site not logged on... You will be granted by this very invasive splash screen, every time.
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