Ok, I in that case I just find it surprising that SDK and client run time are not released together.
By curiosity, can you explain why ?
DAQmx 19.1 is out, but still no download options for the runtime or runtime with config support options. Are these still on the way?
Also is it possible to install older DAQmx runtimes (not full installs) with NIPM? I can't seem to find an option anywhere.
It seems the solution is to select the full DAQmx driver in NIPM, begin installing it, then deselect everything from the additional package list to install only the DAQmx runtime (how intuitive). It still wants to install the NI-DAQmx package (plus a whole heap of others) in addition to NI-DAQmx Runtime, so I'm not convinced it's the runtime only.
The offline runtime installer solution is basically 'build your own'.