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LabVIEW 2020 Professional Required Software for Raspberry Pi Project

I am using LabVIEW 2020 Professional with NI LabVIEW LINX Toolkit instead of the LabVIEW 2020 Community Edition and found some software requirements I did not expect.  As can be seeing in the image below if I only install LabVIEW 2020 Processional and try to open a project that included targeting a Raspberry Pi I get an Unsupported Item error.

 

Raspberry Pi Project with LabVIEW 2020 ProfessionalRaspberry Pi Project with LabVIEW 2020 Professional

 

For this example I used the Simple-Pi-WebVI-WebSockets project by MediaMongrels.  Note: This project also requires the WebSockets package available in VIPM.

 

VIPM Raspberry Pi ProjectVIPM Raspberry Pi Project

 

What I found is that LabVIEW RT 2020 also needed to be installed for the project to successfully open.

 

LabVIEW 2020 Professional with LabVIEW RT 2020 and Raspberry Pi ProjectLabVIEW 2020 Professional with LabVIEW RT 2020 and Raspberry Pi Project

 

This makes sense to be because from what I have read the LINX Toolkit targets the Raspberry Pi like a RT device but I have not found any information on what the minimum software requirements are for a Raspberry Pi project with LINX.  I am one who only like to install the minimum software required to make sure I understand why everything is needed so I am wondering if anyone has some additional information on this subject.  Maybe all of RT does not need to be installed but just some driver?  I assume all of LabVIEW RT is not included with the LabVIEW Community Edition so there is probably some subset of LabVIEW RT that is required.

 

At the very least maybe this post will help someone else who is starting a Raspberry Pi project with LabVIEW Professional.

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