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Old November 24th, 2017, 04:01 AM   #1
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Well this is a first... Siemens LOGO on Linux, MacOS and Windows

I was just now looking for the Siemens LOGO programming software as I have a project coming up to modify a program with one and on the Siemens download page find that it is now available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

https://w3.siemens.com//mcms/program...s/default.aspx

This must surely be a first in the world of Automation, no?
I understand it makes sense, particularly for the small automation range, but it's a first for me.

Do you guys know of any other automation software available for other OS's other than Windows?
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Old November 24th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #2
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Neat! I think I need to try this out.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 10:53 AM   #3
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I've used SCADA systems that supported many platforms, but never automation. Of course, they do it via Java, which usually means a million other problems....
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Old November 24th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #4
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Yes, Java is one step above "runs on any platform as long as you use a windows VM". Looking at the documentation for logo, seems they run Java also.

https://w3.siemens.com/mcms/programm...20Instructions

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Old November 24th, 2017, 12:27 PM   #5
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Granted it's not ideal... but it's better than nothing and ahead of other brands.

This being said, Microsoft has Visual Studio for MacOSX. I wonder if their Connected Components range would be easier to port to other OS's.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #6
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Microsoft have Visual Studio Code for Linux.


Hopefully now a lot of embedded devices use Linux, we will start to see manufacturers move into the Linux space. CoDeSys would be an ideal port to Linux. Wago have controllers running a stripped down Linux system too.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #7
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This is definitely not Windows based...

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Old November 24th, 2017, 02:02 PM   #8
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Jeez, what age is that, 1980s?
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Old November 24th, 2017, 05:10 PM   #9
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ABB Advant Master (MasterPiece) runs on HP Unix. There's still new controllers being manufactured in this range even though it's "kind of" old.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 05:59 PM   #10
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Jeez, what age is that, 1980s?
It looks like a 5TI from the early 80s.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 01:07 AM   #11
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It looks like a 5TI from the early 80s.
You are correct! From time to time I actually had to lug the VPU to clients, which felt like it weighed about 30-40 pounds. In the picture is the 5TI with a hand-held programmer, which I've had to use as well.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 06:50 AM   #12
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Hopefully now a lot of embedded devices use Linux, we will start to see manufacturers move into the Linux space. CoDeSys would be an ideal port to Linux. Wago have controllers running a stripped down Linux system too.
That is correct, Wago is one of the vendors that have controllers running Linux. There is also a codesys runtime for the Raspberry Pi (which runs Linux), allows you to program it with Codesys 3.5. Not as robust as an industrial PLC mind you, but very nice for learning.

But all of these are cases where the PLC runtime is implemented on a Linux controller. The development software is only available for Windows though (e.g. straight CoDeSys or vendor specific versions like Wago E!Cockpit, Twincat from Beckhoff).
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I was just now looking for the Siemens LOGO programming software as I have a project coming up to modify a program with one and on the Siemens download page find that it is now available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

https://w3.siemens.com//mcms/program...s/default.aspx

This must surely be a first in the world of Automation, no?
I understand it makes sense, particularly for the small automation range, but it's a first for me.

Do you guys know of any other automation software available for other OS's other than Windows?


LOGO!Soft Comfort is a Java based Software and Java runs on Windows , linux and MacOS .
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