Tag Archive: code reuse

Secrets of the VIPC: Pinning Packages

A while back we wrote about the Secrets of the VI Package Configuration (*.vipc) file, which is used by VIPM to keep track of which packages are used in your LabVIEW projects. This makes VIPC files great for: People who switch between multiple projects, or come back to old projects once in a while to fix bugs or add features. People who work on the same project(s) on multiple computers. People who hand-off projects to other developers for maintenance. To create a VIPC file, VIPM scans your LabVIEW projects to automatically find package dependencies. However, sometimes you need to manually

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VIPM 2013 Now Available

VI Package Manager 2013 is here! Click here to download it. VIPM 2013 continues the refinement and improvement of VIPM for LabVIEW teams and add-on creators. This year’s update makes VIPM easier to use and maintain on multiple machines, adds new features suggested by users on the VIPM Idea Exchange, and brings the Mac version of VIPM up to date with the Windows build. If you’re already a VIPM Pro user, your upgrade is either free or $349. For new purchases, VIPM Pro is still just $499. Of course, VIPM Free is always free for everyone. Here are a few of

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VIPM 2012 Released

JKI is proud to announce the release of VIPM 2012. Click here to download it. VIPM 2012 brings great new features for LabVIEW teams and add-on creators, and also comes at a lower price of $499. We’ve been talking to customers over the past year to find ways to improve VIPM. Through one-on-one interviews and on public forums such as the VIPM Idea Exchange, we’ve learned a lot about how people use VIPM and more importantly how people want to use VIPM. You’ll find many of these user-suggested improvements in VIPM 2012. Here are a few of the major changes in VIPM

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Secrets of the VIPC

Update: For the latest information on VIPC files read our latest knowledge base article here. Wherever there’s a forum discussion about source code control or reuse library management (e.g. here, here, or here), you’re likely to find a JKI engineer or JKI customer (or both) talking about VI Package Manager Professional, and specifically about VI Package Configuration (VIPC) files. VIPC files are one of the most important–but least understood–features of VIPM Professional. They help you keep track of the package versions for the project you are working on. This makes them great for: People who switch between multiple projects, or come

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