Enabling use Labview FPGA front panel in interactive mode without recompilation-
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Technically, I suppose you could consider this a bug.
The situation is this:
You develop an FPGA module for an sbRIO, cRIO, or what have you.
You share the compiled code and .lvbitx with a team member, who needs to run that front panel in interactive mode, however, his sbRIO lives at a different IP address.
The only change he makes to the product is to right click on the target in Project Explorer, so as to be able to change the expected IP address. However, the target hardware is otherwise completely identical.
The co-worker has to wait for a complete recompilation of the bitfile, which can be an hour or more in the case of a complex design. There's no reason why the user shouldn't be able to completely re-use the existing bitfile just to send it to a different IP address.
Perhaps there's some technique I'm missing, but this is causing our team a pretty significant loss in productivity. (Note that we have no issue with re-using the .lvbitx from RT host code, that works just fine - it's using an existing front panel in interactive mode that you can't do without recompiling it locally.)