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A Early Look at VIPM Enterprise Edition

Apr 7, 2009 12:00:12 AM Published by Jim Kring Leave a comment

Update: Since this content was published, We've released VIPM Pro 2012 which includes all of the features described below, and more, in a new lower price. Click here to compare editions.

It goes without saying that VI Package Manager is JKI's tool of choice for managing our reusable code and library dependencies in LabVIEW.  But even though VIPM makes it easy to build your own packages, it's still kind of hard to share those packages among your team members.

That's why the next release, which we're calling "VIPM Enterprise Edition", is going to focus on features that will enable a team of LabVIEW developers to share packages easily.

Here's a sneak peak at the VI Package Repository Manager...

Note: Please, keep in mind that this is under active development and might change significantly before release.

Toolbar button for opening the Repository Manager

VI Package Repository Manager window

VIPM Enterprise Edition will enable you to:

  • Publish VI Packages to your team
  • Manage an Enterprise VI Package Repository
    • Release packages (so they will automatically appear in your team's package list)
    • Deprecate old packages (so obsolete packages will no longer appear in your team's package list)
    • Control client access (so only the people you want to have access will have access)
  • Make OpenG packages available to a team on on a restricted internal network (networks with no Internet access, due to firewalls or proxies)
  • and much more...

In the coming weeks, we'll be doing a series of articles about VIPM Enterprise Edition.  We'll start by taking a brief look at the big pieces of VIPM Enterprise Edition.

VIPM Enterprise System Components

VIPM Enterprise Edition will consist of three main parts:

1. VI Package Repository - a collection of VI Packages (and other related information) that will be accessible over a corporate network or the Internet

2. VIPM Clients - VIPM (Community, Professional, or Enterprise) installations that will access the VI Package Repository (e.g. over the network), in order to download VI Packages

3. VI Package Repository Manager - a special window in VI Package Manager Enterprise Edition that allows you to create/manage your VI Package Repository and the packages it contains

More Articles on the Way...

We're working hard on VIPM Enterprise Edition, and will have more to say as time goes on.  Soon, we'll be posting articles about other VIPM Enterprise concepts, such as:

  • Package Deprecation - for marking packages as obsolete
  • Package MD5 Checksums - for ensuring that you're using "official" versions of packages
  • and more...

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