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TheColonel26

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Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:19:42 AM »
Archie,

Do you plan to or are you open to moving AHMI to targeting .Net Standard? This would allow us to run AHMI on .Net Core on Linux x86 and ARM (When v2.0 is released). The only caveat being that the AHMI UI components could not be included since .Net Core does not currently have it's own UI yet, but we could use all the drivers and subscription components. To me the drivers and subscription stuff is the only reason I use AHMI I prefer to design my own UI components.

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Re: Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 08:47:16 AM »
The stand-alone drivers are being ported to .NET core, so in the future you will be able to purchase a driver license to run on all the various platforms.

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Re: Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 09:14:01 AM »
No plan to do this for the Open Source version to support Hobbyists?
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Re: Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 09:20:34 AM »
Probably not because as you mention .NET Core has no UI which is a major portion of the AdvancedHMI software and the "face" of it. Without the "face" there is no marketing which in turn allows the software to be free.

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Re: Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 12:36:24 PM »
Not meaning to sound negative about the subject of the hobbyist users, but one of the primary objectives of AdvancedHMI is to support the system integration side of the business. Therefore software that doesn't do this nor generate income directly ends up very low on the priority list. Unless a project comes along that needs it or project work becomes extremely slow, those projects rarely move up the list.

I'm guessing the majority of AdvancedHMI users are unaware of what really drives the software's development and how it is possible to make it free. It is the system integration work (custom applications, machine building, control panel design and build, PLC programming, etc.) that generates the majority of income and makes use of AdvancedHMI to keep it's developed moving forward. So when you see me mention that something has not been developed yet because there has not been a need, I am generally referring to the fact that my company has not acquired a project yet that has needed it.

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Re: Future .NET Standard support (.Net Core)?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:07:02 PM »
Archie,
          Your support to us have been, not just great, but super outstanding. You are one of the best mind readers that ever walk this earth... I read some of the posts here that even the best Google Translator will have a hard time to challenge you.

           Having said that, I am one of the guilty ones who have been lacking of supporting you. Everyone, PLEASE support Archie and his software, considering most of us are working for companies.

Lastly, on your main web site, I'd like to have an option to buy all the utilities expansion packs with one click, that will make it easy for  the purchasing person. Thanks.