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Everything posted by Mads

  1. I am sure it is possible to mess up any type of SCC system that way πŸ™ƒ The main complaints I have with SVN really is the slowness - mainly related to locking (can be sped up *a lot* if you choose to not show the lock status in the repo browser though), and the occasional need for lock cleanups... (When someone has been checking in a whole project folder and it did not contain all of the necessary files for example...).
  2. Slightly related topic: I wonder what the trend looks like for the share of questions in the NI discussion forums marked as resolved. Based on my own posts there, it seems to get harder to find a solution to the issues I run into. I am not sure if that is just because the things I do in LabVIEW are closer to the borders of regular use / getting quirkier though, or if it is a sign of declining quality in the products involved. I suspect it is a mix of both. It would be cool if such statistics were readily available. A trend of the posting rate per forum/tag for example could reveal shi
  3. Sure, that's basic (always dangerous to say though, in case I have overlooked something else silly after all, it happens πŸ˜‰). The lvlib and its content is set to always be included, and the destination is set (on source file settings) to the executable. The same goes for the general dependencies-group. The dynamically called caller of some of the lvlib functions on the other hand is destined to a subdirectory outside the executable, and ends up there as it should. But then so does lots of the lvlib-stuff - seemingly disregarding that is destination is explicitly set to be the executabl
  4. I happen to have some JKI JSON calls, among other things, in a dynamically called plugin, and it seems that whatever I do in the application build specification to try to get all those support functions (members of lvlibs) included in the executable, the build insists on putting the support functions as separate files together with the plugin (the plugin is here a VI included in the same build, destined to be in a separate plugins folder). (Sometimes I wonder if there is a race condition in the builder; what does it do for example if there are two plugins include din the build that will c
  5. Sounds like a philosophy not exactly aligned with using LabVIEW... I found it now though, it is called the GPM Browser. Re-reading the documentation I noticed a sentence about it that I had overlooked. It is not marketed much though no, you have to RTFM πŸ™
  6. One useful tip when troubleshooting VIPM is that there is an error log in %programdata%\JKI\VIPM\error When you first ran it, did you get the user logon dialog? I had that but was unable to logon, and when I then chose to continue without a logon it never showed any windows...I ended up uninstalling it, deleting the JKI/VIPM folder in ProgramData, and then reinstalling it - and this time I chose to register a new account, and got it to work. That was at home though, at work I ended up with additional issues because the firewall would not accept the certificates of the server use
  7. Sure, the focus of NI has always been on hardware sales, and that has directed where much of the development effort in LabVIEW goes, and how it is marketed. I often think that in this respect the customers of NI show more respect to the power of LabVIEW/G than NI does. There is an underlying uncertainty in the use of LabVIEW due to this - and the growth of LabVIEW and G as a programming language is perhaps limited by it. It goes both ways though; the hardware sales has also supported the continued development of LabVIEW - and LabVIEW draws strength from the ecosystem it is part of. I wou
  8. Having lots of connection issues with VIPM (turned out to be an issue with the JKI server certificate I found out on my own...), I just had a relook at G Package Manager... Is it seriously based on people having to use the command line to install packages?πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ The main selling point of LabVIEW is that it is *graphical*....and it is trying to force everyone to use the command line?? At least then integrate it into Windows Explorer so that I can right-click my project folder and choose packages to install then and there. O rhave a graphical browser that displays the pacakges, and let m
  9. The idea that customization is enough seems like a variant of the 80-20 fallacy...πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ To me LabVIEW is the thing that makes NI unique. It is their greatest product. It happens to also sell hardware because of the limitless possibilities introduced by the concept of virtual instrumentation. The RIO concept strengthens that package, and is why most of the hardware we buy from NI are sbRIOs and cRIOs. Without LabVIEW and RIO we would choose cheaper hardware options. (The hardware ties might unfortunately be one of the things that prevents LabVIEW from becoming all it could and deserves
  10. But that is why I do care, because the success of NI is important to us all. Everyone who has invested in their ecosystem is hurt if NI fails.
  11. When it comes to color it is generally a mistake to be "unique". Most cars (and clothes, and houses and...) are one of 4-5 colors. They have their specific effects on the human mind, and you cannot avoid them if you need that effect - which NI does. If you want to project a sustainable image and sell - you need those colors, no matter how many other companies use the same. When it comes to shades most are unusable as they come off as drab, muddy or garish. You can choose a light and "fresh" shade, but move a little too much and you step into the ugly. Choosing green is generally risky, althoug
  12. If I have to say one positive thing about the new look, it's that the color palette is probably very very rare....
  13. My train of thoughts about it: Do I have a browser or display issue.... Someone must have hacked the site and messed it up really good - yuck... Wow, they are serious....this is even worse than NXG, someone should turn the ship... Is this an attempt to be appear more "green"? What screen resolution do they think people have? I have to double mine to read this properly... I wonder how this looks like for people who are color blind...(let me try on https://www.toptal.com/designers/colorfilter, nah the welcome dialog blocks that...) This is making me de
  14. Port 8883 is usually used for TLS (1883 for non-TLS). There are a couple of examples of how to use TLS in 2020, if you search for TLS in the examples finder:
  15. I have successfully used (unsecure) MQTT for LabVIEW, I have not tried it with the Azure IoT broker though. With this LabVIEW implementation for example: https://github.com/cowen71/mqtt-LabVIEW. The connection settings just had to be reconfigured slightly to get the link up and running. Here is a setup that works to connect to adafruit.io....you just need to change the user account and feed name of course, and the password (intentionally cropped out here): You may also need to open the firewall...In my case it allowed the connection, but blocked everything afterwards (produci
  16. Sounds like the extra VI that shows up has its "Show front panel when loaded"-flag set. If you open the VI, select File\VI Properties, and then select the Window Appearance category and click customize you can uncheck that option in the lower left corner. If you do not want it to show itself when it is called either, uncheck the Shwo front panel when called option as well (if not already unchecked).
  17. Nice examples. The CG code shows how a good graphical programming language allows you to express a "thousand words" with a simple picture. Not just due to the graphical code, but by the fact that the process of selecting an item, and the information from that selection process, is separated from the resulting code. NXG takes a step backwards, and operates closer to how it is/has to be in text programming (dot notation included). Seeing the rise of touchscreens, Microsoft thought we would all love Windows 8 and its Metro UI. Someone should have told them that if touchscreens were all we
  18. Most of the people that are shown a demo of SAP or Microsoft Dynamics will also say that it looks great.πŸ˜„ It is only when they start to use it themselves for even the simplest things that they pull their hair out... Then they try to convince themselves, or at least the surveyor, that it is probably their own fault, just a transitional problem, or that everything will be better once the next version comes out. The latter will obviously be a strong influence here, combined with people trying to not come out as old fashioned naysayers. Did the analysis of these surveys take such social effects in
  19. We used to have a poster in the office 20 years ago; it said that "For every existing customer you lose, you have to recruit 3 new ones just to make up for the loss". The difference between companies that grow and those that don’t is very often customer retention. The more customers that you can keep and continue to sell to, the more likely you are to achieve your business goals. Steve Jobs said; " β€œIt's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.” The new users you refer to do not know better than the exis
  20. Caching did cross my mind during the testing earlier, so I tried running the tests on "fresh" data to get the worst case scenarios. It can mess thing up quite easily though I agree. Caching does improve both alternatives in this test case, and logically mostly for the non-sql solution, but on my machine not nearly as much as you observed during the mentioned test. PS: A similarly interesting performance nugget that can be nice to know about is the effect of branch predictionπŸ˜ƒ
  21. Sure. I did not expect the same speed, I was just hoping that I would still be able to do such a retrieval fast enough for it to still feel near instantaneous to the users. That would allow for it to be maybe 10x slower than the chunk-based binary file format. Your library is the only one I have found that also runs on RT, and it is also, I see now, the fastest one, just 20x slower than my current solution. I might just need to adjust to that though, to enjoy the many other benefits πŸ™‚
  22. Managed to find an old copy of LVS's sqlte_api-V4.1.0 now, which I suspect is what I used when evaluating SQLite previously. Stripped down to just the query I see that it is actually 3x slower than your solution @drjdpowell for this query(!). I also tried SAPHIR's Gdatabase with similar slow results. I also did a test in python as a reference, and it ticked in at 0.44 seconds. So no reason to expect better after all...
  23. Attached is an example VI and db-file where I just use a single sql execute to retrieve the data...On my Windows 10 computer (SSD) with LabVIEW 2018 a full retrieval, with or without a time clause, takes about 0,66 seconds this way. I have tried using the select many rows template, and it takes about the same time. Retrieval test.zip
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