[SOLVED] rticonnextdds-connector - Windows support

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[SOLVED] rticonnextdds-connector - Windows support

 

Our team would like to develop a DDS Python application in Windows using the rticonnextdds-connector APIs.  It looks like there is no support for Windows - will there be future support for the Windows platform ?

Also, from the documentation it seems rticonnextdds-connector has not been formally released yet.  What are the limitations of using rticonnextdds-connector now for DDS application development ?

Thanks!

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Hi Gene,

Thanks for looking into the rticonnextdds-connector!!

RTI Connector is an experimental project developed in research. So far we did not have the need to use it on windows but, there is not a specific reason on why windows shound not work. The goal is to support all major architectures, windows included.

Unfortunately I cannot give you an exact time-line. 

Do you mind explaining a bit your use case, so i can talk a bit more precisily about possible limitations?

Cheers,
  Gianpiero

 

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Hi Gianpiero,

How difficult would it be to provide an early-release rticonnextdds-connector Windows support library ?

Our needs are pretty simple for this Python Application.  We will need to create the basic DDS entities such as Domain Participants, Publishers, Subscribers and Data Readers/Writers.  We'd probably want to use the Listeners with our Data Readers as well.  All of this would be using the standard UDP transport. 

Gene

 

 

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Hi Gene,

I was able to get the python connector to work on windows. I used python 2.7 on a 32 bit machine. I tried both win xp and win 7. The connector native library i am using are for i86Win32VS2010. 

Ipushed the library and update python code on github. So what you have to do is:

git clone https://github.com/rticommunity/rticonnextdds-connector

Once downloaded, step into this directory:

cd rticonnextdds-connector\examples\python

and execute in the first cmd prompt:

python node\writer.py

and in the other cmd prompt:

python node\reader.py

You should be able to write and read. (see image below). 

Please, let me know once you tested.

Regards,
  Gianpiero

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This is great!  Thanks for getting this implemented so quickly.

I was able to reproduce your test results on my Windows 7 system.   We are able to proceed with developing the Python application now :)

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Gene,

I am not sure if you are interested in connector for nodejs on windows, but i just added support for it. I tested on win 64 bit with VS 2013.

Best,
 Gianpiero