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RE: WDSc workstation requirements



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I think I found the recommended machine specs in the 'Before you install'
type instructions. Try looking there.

One thing you could do is install it and show them how long it takes to edit
members you are going to use on a daily basis (for instance my WDSc slows
way down on source members over 3500 lines of code).  Also, if you are going
to be doing anything with XML go ahead and open files with .xml and .xsd.
Seeing is believing.

The thing with Eclipse is that it can facilitate most any type of
application a company is willing to write for it.  Probably about once a
month I find new features that I didn't know existed before, or I find a
nice utility on the Eclipse plugin pages.

If you can't get them to upgrade your memory (which is fairly cheap, even
for laptops) and you can't operate at the speeds WDSc is giving you, then by
all means try the CODE editor which is blazing fast once you have the code
downloaded (compared to WDSc that is).

HTH,
Aaron Bartell 

-----Original Message-----
From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of DBelcher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:40 AM
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [WDSCI-L] WDSc workstation requirements

Joe,

Good information but where do I go on IBM's web site to get something
printable to use to justify to my management?  I have had a couple of
push-backs as to why I need 1G on my desktop and if I can give it to them in
writing I would have a much easier time of it.

Thanks

Douglas Belcher
KV Pharmaceutical
St Louis,  MO
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Pluta [mailto:joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:01 AM
To: 'Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries'
Subject: RE: [WDSCI-L] WDSc workstation requirements


> From: CWilt@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> It seems that the consensus is 512 or RAM minimum and 1024 if you can
get
> it.

You'll need 512MB if you're just using WDSc as an RPG source editor.  If you
plan on using the WebSphere Test Environment or just about any of the other
features of WDSc, 1GB is the realistic minimum.


> What about CPU?  Is a 750Mhz Pentium III notebook going to be useable
for
> RPGLE?

Interesting thing about laptops - you'll find that the processor won't make
all that much of a difference because except on higher end units they
usually have incredibly slow (5400RPM) disk drives.  So, since I suspect you
have slow drives, 750MHz won't add that much more suffering.
But suffer you will; disk intensive procedures like switching perspectives
will be agonizingly slow at times.


Were you to have a decent disk drive (7200RPM or better) and enough RAM,
then your next bottleneck would be CPU and at that point I'd recommend at
least 2GHz, since they're pretty standard these days.


Thus, my recommendations:

512MB, 5400RPM, 500MHz will WORK for basic editing.  But that's all it will
do, and it won't be particularly fast, and it will die once you try anything
else.

For everything else, or for a relatively snappy interface during
editing: 1GB, 7200RPM, 2GHz.


Joe

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