|Application Programming: Distributing Virtual Machine Applications|
The IDL Virtual Machine will run a compiled IDL SAVE file even if no IDL license is present. ITT Visual Information Solutions' aim with the IDL Virtual Machine is to facilitate IDL code collaboration and application distribution.
In addition to the Limitations of Runtime Applications described in Distributing Runtime Mode Applications, applications that run in the IDL Virtual Machine have the following restrictions:
The IDL Virtual Machine installation program does not install the IDL DataMiner, IDLffDicomEX feature, IDL-Java bridge, or high resolution maps. If your application uses any of these features, users must install the full version of IDL (including the desired optional features) rather than the default IDL Virtual Machine installation. Although an IDL license will not be required to run in IDL Virtual Machine mode, certain features may require a special license.
IDL Online Help (March 06, 2007)