Upgrading to REXYGEN 2.50.9 from 2.50.x

New version of REXYGEN (2.50.9) is out and all users can upgrade for free. Follow the instructions below for upgrading from REXYGEN 2.50.x or REX 2.50.x. If you are upgrading from obsolete REX 2.10.x, there is a separate guide for you.

In any case, it is recommended to backup the content of the /rex/rexcore directory on your target device prior to upgrading. If you do not know how to do it, don’t worry. In such a case the only thing you might need are the licensing keys and you can always find these in your user accout at licensing.rexygen.com.

It is highly recommended to upgrade both the development tools on your desktop/laptop PC and the runtime modules on your target device(s).

Upgrading the development tools

Install the newest version of development tools. Only Windows 7/8/10 is supported.

Version 2.50.9 allows you to connect to any 2.50.x device, therefore you can uninstall all versions 2.50.x.

Upgrading your target device – Full upgrade including operating system

It is highly recommended to upgrade your OS to the newest version.

  • If you are using a Raspberry Pi, download any of the newest Raspbian image and write it to your SD card.
  • Follow the instructions contained in the Getting started guide for your device.
  • After installation is complete, your target device is running REXYGEN runtime version 2.50.9 and is ready for use.
  • Your licences are valid, just re-apply the licence key (SiteKey) when asked for it while connecting to your target device. If your licence key is not accepted, please contact us and we’ll generate a new one for you.
  • It is recommended to compile and download your project again using the newest version of the development tools.

For power users  – Upgrading only the REXYGEN runtime core on your target device

ONLY IF you are running an up-to-date Debian Stretch based distribution of Linux (e.g. Raspbian Stretch) and want to upgrade only REXYGEN runtime module (RexCore) on your target device, follow the instructions below.

WARNING – Note that your running algorithms will be restarted during upgrade!

Update information about available packages

sudo apt update 

Uninstall runtime modules

sudo apt purge rexcore rex-dbdrvt rex-odbc

and install the newest version of REXYGEN runtime modules

sudo apt install --install-recommends rexygen-runtime

After installation is complete, your target device is running version 2.50.9 and is ready for use. Your licences are valid, check that the algorithm is running after the upgrade. If needed, just re-apply your licence key (SiteKey).

Things you should know when upgrading from REXYGEN 2.50.x / REX 2.50.x

There are known problems which you need to solve while upgrading from 2.50.x to 2.50.9:

  • REXYGEN HMI Designer: Because of the updates in HMI components it might be necessary to open the SVG source files at least once and run Update Components extension (Extensions->REXYGEN HMI->Update Components). Afterwards save the SVG file, compile and download your project again and you should be up and running.

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