Good question. It looks like FIRST stayed with an older LabVIEW version than nornal this year.
I already installed it. It is LabVIEW 2020 SP1 for FRC season 2022.
Make sure you’re following the directions here.
I would recomend uninstalling all LabVIEW versions to start with (but maybe you have a tricky use case).
If you’re wondering why they’re using a 2 year old version of LabVIEW, they’re not. They’re only 1 version behind kind of. LabVIEW is normally released to professionals in April or May. Some FRC teams get to beta test the next year’s software (and hardware) in the off-season. LabVIEW 2021 was released in August. My guess is when the beta testing began, LabVIEW 2021 was not ready so they went with LabVIEW 2020 Service Pack 1.
You’re pretty close. Getting roboRIO2 tested on a known good system and out on time meant working with the 2020 SP1 stack. Rather than change a lot of things with limited time, 2020 SP1 was a safer choice to make sure the competitions went smoothly.
I’ll be surprised if next year doesn’t jump from 2020 SP1 up to whatever is released in August 2022.
But the rest of your answer is exactly correct for anyone else reading through this. LabVIEW 2020 SP1 is the basis.