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Improved error message when missing runtime

<bakground>So i just had a silly thing happen to me, i compiled a program and deployed it to the target computer, just like i did yesterday. Then it started complaining about a missing LV 2017 Runtime ... How? Why?

I reinstalled, repaired and it didn't help, both program and RT, several times and it didn't help.

I tested another program which started just fine, so what's missing? Is it some sub-package that my custom RT-installer didn't include?

I called NI and the support technician couldn't see anything wrong either, so with him on the phone i went to the development computer to look at some installer settings he had dug up. That's when i noticed i was in LV2017 64 bit! The messages said nothing about that! </background>

 

Suggestion:

Improve error messaging when missing RunTime. Include the bitness that's missing, now it only said "Missing LabVIEW RunTime 2017", if it had said "Missing LabVIEW RunTime 2017 (64 bit)" i would have reacted and understood directly, now it cost way too much time to admit. :/

 

Also, isn't it time to scrap the 32 bit version and go only 64? Smiley Happy

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@Yamaeda wrote:

Also, isn't it time to scrap the 32 bit version and go only 64? Smiley Happy


LV NXG is 64-bit only. LV 20xx has many users out in the world that still need 32-bit support. Our customer surveys suggest that will be true for many years to come.

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@aristosqueue yes I know/understand the 32-bit issue, though in many cases it's kind of a feedback loop. Some toolkits don't work in the 32 bit environment, so people are stuck with the 32 bit. 

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