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12-11-2002, 01:06 PM
Sky, According to the document here: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/websphere/ad/wdt400/pdfs/G325-5344-01.p df Which can be found here: http://www-3.ibm.com/software/ad/wds400/news/ The iSeries must be at least at V5R1 and the V5R2 version of WSDS must be loaded on it. Bill skywalker wrote: > Is WSDc 4.0 compatible with OS V4.5 with latest cum or do we have to > upgrade to V5.1? Our shop plans to use the new WDSc 4.0 including > code/400, webfacing, VARPG but we still in v4.5. Need your opinions. > Thanks Sky
12-11-2002, 01:08 PM
Bill wrote: > The iSeries must be at least at V5R1 and the V5R2 version of WSDS > must be loaded on it. There may be a gray area because later on it says: . OS/400 needed only if programming objects are located on the iSeries server, or applications contain back-end code on the iSeries server. Bill
12-12-2002, 01:15 PM
The client side can be installed on the pc and you can still use it. Not all functionality is there (or is not supposed to be there). I use CODE/400 and the iSeries is at V4R5. I did not install WSDS on the iSeries but still use STRCODE to get the correct library list I need for retieving and saving sourse (as well as getting field names etc). IBM recommends not installing WSDS in a V4R5 environment but okay to install the client side.
12-26-2002, 06:54 PM
WDSC is purely a client side software. If you have been using CODE400 Editor with previous versions of these development tools then WDSC v4 still provides these tools... it classifies these tools as Classic Tools ( CODE400 Editor, CODE Designer ). The Classic tools will connect to any current release of OS400, namely V4R5, V5R1 and V5R2. The replacement for the Classic Tools is RSE - Remote Systems Explorer. It can only be utilized through WDSC eclipse IDE. RSE can only be used with V5R1 or V5R2. However, there are speculations that a PTF may be in the works to enable RSE to function with V4R5 but again that is just speculation. The use of STRCODE to establish a connection to the server is diminishing since most users prefer to make a direct tcpip connection from client to the server. STRCODE was used primarily for prompting CL cmds and for use with ADM. RSE has complete support for CL prompting. As for ADM... is anyone still using it ;-) Tosh.
01-10-2003, 01:01 PM
Is anybody here experience this? When I launch WSSD Advance, I find it very slow to load and after it loaded my machine beginning to slows down. I have a Pentium 4 1.6Ghz and 130mb ram. I dont have problem with Code Editor or Code Designer. Just an opinion. Sky
01-10-2003, 01:26 PM
That's a very limited amount of RAM for most of the newer GUIs. I recommend a minimum of 512MB of RAM for PC-based development tools. My workstation has 1GB of RAM (my laptop has 512MB). Joe
01-29-2003, 05:59 AM
Joe, I value your opinion on workstation recommendations. I have just started using Websphere Studio Client. I need to upgrade from my laptop (P3,450mhz,320ram,6gb hd) with new hardware - either a laptop or laptop and desktop. I don't want to do as I have in the past, get just enough horse power to do what I need today and not have enough hardware to do it next month. I'm not necesarily looking for brands-looking for hardware and software minimums and OS's. Since you are riding the edge, what would you get today to work with if someone else was buying. Thanks.
01-29-2003, 06:52 AM
It's pretty easy to tell you the minimum requirements; I'd go with at least a 2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM; RAM is cheap. The harder question is whether to get a desktop or a laptop, and that depends on your working model. If you pretty much work from one place and never travel, desktops are usually cheaper. However, there's not the difference in price that there used to be. I just picked up an Acer laptop, and it was a fantastic deal: 2.4GHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, 15" screen, 30GB drive and a CDRW drive all for $1700. Now, a 15" screen is no great shakes, but the Acer has a $150 docking station that can then be connected to a regular monitor and keyboard, which you can probably recycle from your existing system. Most laptops have this capability. They call these laptops "desktop replacements", and for a good reason. With a regular monitor and keyboard attached, they are as powerful as most desktop PCs. And you will need a big monitor. If you plan on using WDSc regularly, remember that it is based on Eclipse, which needs a lot of screen real estate. I suggest at least 18 viewable inches. A 19" CRT has 18" viewable. The problem is that once you go that large with a CRT monitor, you're talking something the size and weight of a fairly large television set. If you have the space, though, you can get a decent 22" monitor (21 inch viewable) for under $500, a 19" for less than $200. Personally, however, I would recommend going to a flat panel display if you can afford it. An 18" flat panel is about $600, and remember that an 18" flat panel has an actual 18" viewable surface. But a flat panel takes up as much room on your desk as a dinner plate and weighs only fifteen pounds, whereas a comparable CRT weighs sixty or seventy pounds and is the size of a small aircraft carrier. Not literally, of course, but they're over two feet square and also use about three times the electricity of a flat panel. The choices are yours, and depend on your requirements. But my ideal environment is my Acer laptop for the road with a docking station and a 19" LCD monitor at home (a 19" flat panel is about $800 these days). Joe
01-29-2003, 07:35 AM
Thanks, I have noticed the screen on my Thinkpad seemed to shrink with all of those views. What about the hard drive. How fast do those projects fill one up? What about OS. Do you XP? Would there be value going into a new PC with Win2000, or is XP the way to go? Are there any present or near future limitations with Win2000?
01-29-2003, 08:01 AM
Hard drive, at least 30GB. This is a real sticking point with laptops, because they're not as easily expandable. But really, Java projects just don't get all that big. OS, I will not use XP. That is in fact one of the reasons I went with the company I did when I got my laptop, because they haev a choice between W2K and XP. I will only use W2K. Joe
01-29-2003, 08:08 AM
Thanks for your time. I'm having a hard time with the XP issue if you couldn't tell. Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
01-29-2003, 08:39 AM
That's why I went with PC Connections. They ship the machine with both W2K and XP pre-installed, you pick which one you want when you fire the machine up. Here is the URL for the laptop I got: http://www.pcconnection.com/scripts/productdetail.asp?product_id=312648 $1800 at this configuration, but that's with only 256MB of RAM. I'd opt for at least another 256MB. Joe
01-29-2003, 12:58 PM
01-29-2003, 03:49 PM
Because a typical WDSC session will use nearly 150MB of memory. With standard W2K taking about 100-150MB itself, you've already pushing the 256MB range. Fire up a WebSphere test environment, and you add another 70MB. Add other programs, such as Outlook (25MB), OpsNav (20MB), CAX (7MB per session), Word (20MB or more), Code/400 (20MB), IE (5-20MB per session) and you're quickly pushing 500MB. Memory is cheap, and is the easiest way to buy performance. 256MB is fine if you're using your workstation as a dumb tube with email. It's not enough for a development workstation. My typical baseline memory usage when I'm actually testing is 400-450MB. That's without doing something squirrelly like firing up multiple Eclipse IDEs or comparing Tomcat and WebSphere head to head. 512MB would be the minimum I could successfully run on, and 1GB covers me when I do need to do something a little above and beyond. Joe
01-29-2003, 04:09 PM
Is WSDc 4.0 compatible with OS V4.5 with latest cum or do we have to upgrade to V5.1? Our shop plans to use the new WDSc 4.0 including code/400, webfacing, VARPG but we still in v4.5. Need your opinions. Thanks Sky
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