Recently due to some issue reports, I had a look at Questa-Intel 2021.02. When I ran it, it would not create proper OSVVM log and html log messages – much of the information was missing.
The first thing I noticed is that it started up with two windows instead of just the GUI:
So I consulted with a friend of mine to see if he knew what the issue was. This is the first time that that method did not work out.
I hypothesized that something was wrong with the way it was starting. So I looked at the properties view of the command and saw:
So I added ‘-c’ to the command line. This puts the tool into command line mode – which works well and allows OSVVM reporting to work, but no more waveforms or GUI. As a result, the command line read: C:\tools\intelFPGA\21.1\questa_fse\win64\vsim.exe -c
Next I tried ‘-gui’. This started up the gui, but also kept the companion window (with nothing in it). If you close the companion window though the gui also closes. C:\tools\intelFPGA\21.1\questa_fse\win64\vsim.exe -gui
Finally I tried the following. Now everything runs the way I was accustomed to in the past. C:\tools\intelFPGA\21.1\questa_fse\win64\questasim.exe
Anyone know if this was a mistake on their part or is this an indication of changes that are coming.