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Support Request #10737

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ADTF3 plugin description executable shall work without license

Added by hidden over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Customer:
AUDI
Department:
EF
Requester's Priority:
Normal
Support Level:
2nd Level
Resolution:
Solved Issue
Product Issue Numbers:
Affected Products:
Platform:
Windows 10 64bit
Topic:
ADTF::License
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Description

Supportanfrage

On our CI (jenkins) we want to build (not run) ADTF3 configurations.
However, unlinke in ADTF2, we need a valid license for every jenkins job just to generate to configuration.
This is not feasible - the plugin description shall be buidable without a license.

Lösung

The Plugin Description Generator itself is not protected by license, but certain components it loads are.

Without a valid Developer license on the build machine, you are not allowed to build anyway and would violate the license terms.

Please equip your build machines with developer licenses, as this has not changed in ADTF in any time, even if it was possible to build without a license (violating the license terms)

In ADTF 3.x this topic attracted attention and you will have to deal with it license term wise.

Maybe a License Server setup will be the most efforted way, the new (but currently not implemented) license mechanism will also provide a option for that, but this won't be available soon.
So License Server or node locked licenses (can also be longer than one year) must be done once on each machine.

Actions #2

Updated by hidden over 4 years ago

  • Project changed from Public Support to 11
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Topic set to ADTF::License
Actions #3

Updated by hidden over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Customer Feedback Required

Hello,

The Plugin Description Generator itself is not protected by license, but certain components it loads are.

You have already answered your own question:
Without a valid Developer license on the build machine, you are not allowed to build anyway and would violate the license terms.
Developer-Lizenz = ADTF SDK & Tools

Please equip your build machines with developer licenses, as this has not changed in ADTF in any time, even if it was possible to build without a license (violating the license terms)

In ADTF 3.x this topic attracted attention and you will have to deal with it license term wise.

Best regards

@Florian
any remarks on this matter?

Actions #4

Updated by hidden over 4 years ago

@Florian
any remarks on this matter?

No, that's exactly the situation regarding development license conditions and contracts, you have to bring a valid license to each build machine.
Maybe a License Server setup will be the most efforted way, the new (but currently not implemented) license mechanism will also provide a option for that, but this won't be available soon.
So License Server or node locked licenses (can also be longer than one year) must be done once on each machine.

Actions #5

Updated by hidden over 4 years ago

Michael Grünwald wrote:

Please equip your build machines with developer licenses, as this has not changed in ADTF in any time, even if it was possible to build without a license (violating the license terms)

Anyway our CI servers will get licenses for automated ADTF runs. I was just wondering why builds (which should be as fast as possible on CI) are affected with license-checks.

any remarks on this matter?

No, if this is the policy we have to accept it.

Actions #6

Updated by hidden over 4 years ago

  • Project changed from 11 to Public Support
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from Customer Feedback Required to To Be Closed
  • Private changed from Yes to No
  • Resolution set to Solved Issue
Actions #9

Updated by hidden about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from To Be Closed to Closed
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