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 _______________________________________________ This is the Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (WDSCI-L) mailing list To post a message email: WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/wdsci-l or email: WDSCI-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l. _______________________________________________ This is the Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (WDSCI-L) mailing list To post a message email: WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/wdsci-l or email: WDSCI-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l.