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This is terrible.


The NI package manager was a wonderful solution to the awful problem of getting various complex mixtures of NI software onto different computers. It was so wonderful, I installed it on every computer in my lab that I had to run NI software on.


Why would you kneecap it like this? It was great. Please bring it back. Don't make me go back to using the web search to try to find the right installers.

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Message 41 of 52

Hi bkardon,


Please see my post from Feb 3 here. We will be bringing it back in the next release.



 - Aaron

Message 42 of 52

You missed Aaron's message.

While you might still fault NI for removing it in the first place, they did listen to feedback. It will be coming back.

Sam Taggart
CLA, CPI, CTD, LabVIEW Champion
DQMH Trusted Advisor
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Message 43 of 52

Yes, thanks, I see it now. Very glad they're bringing it back!

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Message 44 of 52

Is the ETA on this still April?  Chance that it will be put off?    I have a Client that needs to upgrade to either 2019 or 2020.   I would prefer 2020, but at the moment there is a high risk of not being able to install something needed, so I have to recommend 2019.

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Message 45 of 52

Hi drjdpowell,


The current ETA is still April. I feel very confident that it will NOT be put off.



 - Aaron

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Message 47 of 52

Hi All,


As I'm sure many of you have already realized, NIPM 20.7 has been released and the Browse Products tab is back! See this post for more details about NIPM 20.7:


Thanks again for your feedback and please keep it coming!


Aaron Peña

Message 48 of 52

Hi Aaron

Thanks so much to you and the NI team for bringing back this functionality.


Just curious... any reason why we can only download the last two years of LabVIEW?




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Message 49 of 52


Probably because those are the only versions that were released as NI Packages. LabVIEW 2018 SP1 from the download pages is still a 1.53GB ZIP download.

Bill Eisenhower
Certified LabVIEW & TestStand Developer
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