Jon, maybe I have an extremely capable laptop, but heres the specs: OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation System Model Latitude CPx H500GT System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~498 Mhz BIOS Version Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05 Locale United Kingdom Time Zone GMT Daylight Time Total Physical Memory 261,616 KB Available Physical Memory 116,996 KB Total Virtual Memory 1,024,876 KB Available Virtual Memory 630,060 KB Page File Space 763,260 KB Page File D:\pagefile.sys and heres a bit of console listing to show that it actually works: ************ Start Display Current Environment ************ WebSphere Platform 5.0 [BASE 5.0.2 ptf2M0325.01] running with process name localhost\localhost\server1 and process id 1348 Host Operating System is Windows 2000, version 5.0 build 2195 Service Pack 4 Java version = J2RE 1.3.1 IBM J9 build 20030702 (JIT enabled), Java Compiler = j9jit21, Java VM name = IBM J9SE VM was.install.root = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5 user.install.root = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5 Java Home = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5\java\jre ws.ext.dirs = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/java/lib;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/classes;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/classes;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/lib;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/lib/ext;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/web/help;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/deploytool/itp/plugins/com.ibm.etools.ejbdep loy/runtime;d:/wdsc/WebSphere Studio/Site Developer/v5.1/wstools/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.etools.webservice_18.104.22.168/run time/worf.jar Classpath = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/properties;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/properties;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/lib/bootstrap.jar;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/lib/j2ee.jar;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/lib/lmproxy.jar;D:\cw\wdsc5\workspace3\envir onment\dev;D:\cw\wdsc5\workspace3\bertrams;D:\cw\jtopen_3_3\lib\jt400.jar;D: \cw\myjava\dbbeans.jar;d:/wdsc/WebSphere Studio/Site Developer/v5.1/wstools/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.etools.websphere.tools.common _5.1.0/runtime/wteServers.jar;d:/wdsc/WebSphere Studio/Site Developer/v5.1/wstools/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.etools.websphere.tools.common _5.1.0/runtime/wasToolsCommon.jar Java Library path = d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/bin;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/java/bin;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5/java/jre/bin;d:\wdsc\WebSphere Studio\Site Developer\v5.1\runtimes\base_v5\java\jre\bin;.;d:\ibmdebug\bin;d:\WDSC;C:\WI NNT\system32;C:\WINNT;C:\WINNT\system32\WBEM;d:\WDSC;C:\WINNT;C:\WINNT\Syste m32;C:\WINNT\System32\Wbem;D:\ORA817\BIN;D:\ORA817\APACHE\PERL\5.00503\BIN\M SWIN32-X86;C:\PROGRAM FILES\ORACLE\JRE\1.1.7\BIN;C:\ORANT\BIN;D:\ORANT\BIN;C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32;C:\WI NNT;C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\CTRONVB\EXEC\_CTRON_;D:\PROGRAM FILES\RATIONAL\COMMON;d:\PROGRA~1\Distinct;C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\DISTIN~1;d:\ IMNNQ_2K;d:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\bin ************* End Display Current Environment ************* ..... ..... [5/30/04 20:41:58:411 BST] 6b9d6b9d HttpTransport A SRVE0171I: Transport http is listening on port 9,080. [5/30/04 20:42:00:774 BST] 6b9d6b9d HttpTransport A SRVE0171I: Transport https is listening on port 9,443. [5/30/04 20:42:01:005 BST] 6b9d6b9d RMIConnectorC A ADMC0026I: RMI Connector available at port 2809 [5/30/04 20:42:01:095 BST] 6b9d6b9d WsServer A WSVR0001I: Server server1 open for e-business The only other thing that I think may be helping me is that I always run FreeRam on the PC's that I use. I have found that it is very good at juggling memory when it gets low. cheers Colin.W ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jon Paris" <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 4:57 PM Subject: RE: [WDSCI-L] WDSc workstation requirements > Colin are you absolutely _sure_ you have only 256Mb on that laptop? I tried > to run the test environment on a system of that size and it crashed (after > about 10 minutes) with a message saying that I did not meet the minimum > memory requirement! And I wasn't running _anything_ else. > > Jon Paris > Partner400 > www.Partner400.com > > -----Original Message----- > From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Colin Williams > Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:35 PM > To: Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries > Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] WDSc workstation requirements > > > Vern, > > I beg to differ, I run WAS test environment in 256mb of ram on my laptop. It > really seems to depend on what else your running. Some of the stuff that you > could do at 4.0 run reasonably well on the current release. > > Its not pretty, but it works. Ive run WDSC on my laptop since 4.0, and each > release seems to get a faster and more stable. I can only get away with > doing one task at a time though. > > On my desktop, where im using WDSC to do RPG development, java development, > running WAS test environment, using turnover plugins, and running Eclipse M9 > to run web application tests plus outlook, client access, word, internet > explorer, Reims EDI java client all at the same time, > > I have 1Gb of ram, and im still struggling. > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 e-mail has been sent by a company of Bertram Group Ltd, whose registered office is 1 Broadland Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0WG. 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