IBM does it, too. In iSeries Navigator, you can get a plugin for ordering PTFs. Hooray! Except it does nothing but bring you to the IBM site for ordering PTFs. Dud!


At 03:11 PM 8/17/2004, you wrote:
Stepping onto Soap-Box.

Do iSeries vendors not understand what IDE is? Just so they know, it stands for Integrated Development Environment. Once again an iSeries vendor has released something that they claim is an iSeries plug-in. I get all excited and go to their site. I then get disappointed in a hurry when I find out that they have only added 'hooks' to WDSC to access the separate GUI they already have. And you have to install this existing GUI to even use the 'plug-in'. What part of integrated do they not understand. What erks me even more is that this existing GUI is already written in Java. So far, I know of only one vendor(SoftLanding) that did it right the first time by fully integrate their stuff into WDSC. No separate windows pop-up. GREAT JOB. Other vendors can learn from them on the correct way plug-ins should be created.

Stepping off of Soap-Box.

Thanks for listening,
Scott J.
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