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I have been using Codevision for years (last update was version 3.24).  After IT pushed a new security update, Codevision fails to launch.  No error indication, the process just dies a second after starting.  The native CVAVR IDE will not load, and when I use the Atmel studio plugin, it just stops at the beginning:

 

"Build started.
Project "PSS.cproj" (Clean target(s)):
Target "Clean" in file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Atmel Studio 6.2\vs\CV.targets" from project "C:\Users\Public\Documents\vikingfw\Pss\tags\PSS_22\PSS.cproj" (entry point):
    Using "CVToolTask" task from assembly "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Atmel Studio 6.2\vs\CVBuildTargets.dll".
    Task "CVToolTask"
        C:\cvavr\BIN\cvavrcl.exe "PSS.prj" -cl "

 

I see no more compiler messages or error messages, nothing hangs.  The build menus are greyed out as if the build is in progress, and I can't close AtmelStudio unless I cancel the build.  Has anyone else ever experienced any incompatibility issues with security updates?  I had IT disable the security software, but that did not help.  I don't have much of a clue, I am thinking that some service was removed that CVAVR uses (like perhaps a licensing service?), but that is purely speculative as I don't have visibility under the CVAVR hood. 

 

Brian 

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briandstark wrote:
Has anyone else ever experienced any incompatibility issues with security updates?
Windows 10?

If yes then yes; some Windows 10 feature, quality, or security updates have disabled Atmel Studio 7.

briandstark wrote:
I had IT disable the security software, but that did not help.
A common recommendation wrt Atmel Studio is to white-list Atmel Studio to the anti-virus software.

The ones in, with, or at IT can perform a Windows 10 recovery.

briandstark wrote:
I don't have much of a clue, ...
neither do I

briandstark wrote:
I am thinking that some service was removed that CVAVR uses (like perhaps a licensing service?),..
Usually a defective Windows update is more fundamental than that.

 


https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/slow-compiling-win10-update-issue-maybe#comment-2467506

Recovery options in Windows 10

Another Win_10 rant of frustration-part 3 | AVR Freaks

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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CV V3.24 is circa November 2015.    It is worth upgrading your licence.

 

Have you asked Pavel?

Even if your support has expired,   the elderly version should still work.

 

David.

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briandstark wrote:
The native CVAVR IDE will not load, ...
similar occurred for Atmel Studio due to a defective .NET update (Oct'17? Oct'18?)

.NET updates are regular (monthly)

 

edit :

Announcing Cumulative Updates for .NET Framework for Windows 10 October 2018 Update | .NET Blog

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Sat. Apr 13, 2019 - 08:32 PM
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david.prentice wrote:
CV V3.24 is circa November 2015. ... the elderly version should still work.
maybe not

CodeVisionAVR V3 Revision History

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V3.24 Commercial Release

     

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V3.23a Commercial Release

  • IDE
    • Improved compatibility with Windows 10.

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Pavel likely has access to Microsoft Desktop App Assure (conditions : one is an ISV, one instance of Windows 10 Enterprise)

 

Desktop App Assure | Microsoft Docs

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Thanks for all the fast replies, just some clarification update on issue:

 

AtmelStudio works and I can compile using the AtmelStudio GCC.  The problem is with the CVAVR compiler.

 

I did send a message to HP Infotech with basically the same thing I posted here.  I have noticed Pavel responds directly to posts here so this is my level of redundancy.

 

As a debug I installed the eval version from the website and it launches just fine although the eval wouldn't install the AtmelStudio plugin I compiled a hello world  project just to make sure everything works.

 

I like the product (recommend it) and would not have a problem updating my license, but I don't really have a need to upgrade, and since I have released several products with 3.24 I would rather not risk being unable to reproduce those binary releases exactly. 

 

My speculation is that the new IT updates messed up the way CVAVR validates its licensing.

 

Brian

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briandstark wrote:
My speculation is that the new IT updates messed up the way CVAVR validates its licensing.
A simple Windows roll-back should recover CodeVisonAVR v3.24 (system restore point, or, remove the defective update)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Hi I just wanted to give an update on this problem.  Turns out that a new virus detection software (Cb DEFENSE) was installed by our IT department.  Rolling back was only an option to isolate the software change that caused the issue.  Based on the level of effort the IT department went through I suspect it wasn't a simple matter of adding Codevisison to a white list.  Eventually we were able to isolate the incompatibility between Codevision and the virus detection software and everyone is happy (IT and myself).  As I do not have visibility into our IT security process I can't be more specific then that.

 

Thanks for the replies,

 

Brian

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briandstark wrote:
Turns out that a new virus detection software (Cb DEFENSE) was installed by our IT department.  Rolling back was only an option to isolate the software change that caused the issue. 

Big Brother knows best.

 

What is it called in Dilbert?  Aah, yes -- Mordac, the Preventer of Information Services

...and, to continue my blatant "quoting for scholarly purposes"

 

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Hi,

The CodeVision seems to be very sensitive for anti virus updates.

Today (discovered today) my CodeVision had stopped working exact the same way as for Brian.

Had not done any changes, but probably some update for my BitDefender that caused it.

I put an exclution for the whole folder in BitDefender and now it is up and running again.

The strange thing is that it also had log out from account, and all history was lost.

 

Best regards

/Mike