The setup tab on the driver station has radio buttons for default, LV, Java, and C++. They run different command lines typical to how the dev environments are setup and you shouldn’t have to do the ini change unless your are pretty customized.
The default button runs the ini command line that defaults to the Program Files\FRC Dashboard\Dashboard.exe.
The LabVIEW button runs from where a Getting Started window template will place its build.
Java and C++ buttons both run java -jar from the two unique locations that the installer places them for the language.
Joe: correct. Nothing is printed; just comes back to the command prompt.
Did some hunting, it appears that SmartDashboard.exe has a dependency on having a 32-bit JRE installed. Put down a 32 bit JRE alongside the 64-bit, now when I run SmartDashboard.exe, the SmartDashboard comes up fine.
The smartdashboard installer doesn’t go into any of those locations
Well thats news to me. The dates on those are beyond the DS, so it looks like someone decided on a new location and the DS was still using the old location that I was given. I consider it a bug and will see if we can get it corrected for the new season. Maybe this time it will stay put.