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Observer zubinkumar
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Registered: ‎11-23-2010

Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

Simple question - 

 

Can I have Xilinx ISE 10.1 and ISE 11.1 work on the same machine without any conflicts. I need to switch between the 2 versions frequently so I need both and cant use one or the other because 11.1 projects cant be opened in 10.1

 

Also, is it possible to open an 11.5 ISE project in 11.1 ?

 

Help is always appreciated. 

 

Thanks,

Zubin

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

quick answer , yes

 

but 

 

what I try to do is use something like VMware to keep each  version in a seperate virtual machine,

     j

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Observer zubinkumar
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Registered: ‎11-23-2010

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

oh ok .. thnx !

 

virtual machines is a good idea ... but is that why i keep getting the messages sg_config.exe has stopped working or _pn.exe has crashed for ise 11.1 webpack ? i m using windows vista OS (32 bit) ...

 

z.

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

Hi

 

I don't know why you have the errors,

 

as soon as you said vista, the heckles went up.

 

seriously, 

   you can install multipe versions,

        but it can easily go wrong, 

              multiple libraries, dll files, over writing each other,

                  it's in my experiance not worth the life.

 

 

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Teacher eteam00
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Registered: ‎07-21-2009

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

as soon as you said vista, the hackles went up.

 

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Instructor
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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

If you can "upgrade" your Vista machine to Windows XP Professional, then both 10.1 (I use 10.1.03i - the latest)

and 11.5 should both run.  I have 10.1, 11.5, and 12.1 (among others) all on one machine running WinXP.  For

11.1 and earlier you need to change the "Xilinx" and "path" Windows environment variables when you switch.  They

won't work well if you try to open both at once.  See if the "Rapid Environment Editor" is available for Vista, as

it makes switching back and forth a lot easier.  For 12.1 and newer versions, the GUI does not require the

environment variables, so you can run any one of the earlier versions and any newer version at the same time

provided you have enough virtual memory.

 

HTH,

Gabor

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Advisor evgenis1
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Registered: ‎12-03-2007

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

Hi Zubin,

 

Not quite.

 

In ISE versions before 12.x environment variables (XILINX, XILINX_DSP, etc.) are set during installation. If you change those variables to point to correct installation before the tool invocation, it will work. This XCell article explains how to do it in more detail.

 

 

Thanks,

Evgeni

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Xilinx 10 and xilinx 11 installation

I agree

 

you can get the different versions of ISE to work together,

 

its how tech support used to work in supporting different versions of ISE.

 

but don't.

 

use seperate virtual machines.

 

soooooo  much easier.

 

 

 

 

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