Do others use PDM as an operations tool too? Is PDM dead like SEU or
will PDM stick around for a while. And under the new development tool
licensing, would PDM count as one of those "old" development tools?

This topic was discussed extensively on the WDSCi list last month. Yes, I use PDM as an operations tool. IBM still charges a license fee for ADTS (PDM, etc.), and IBM recently repackaged WDSC as RDi and RDi SOA and has begun charging a license fee for them, too.

Personally, I don't see RDi and RDi SOA as replacements of ADTS any more than I see Navigator as a replacement for native command line and menus. In one case you're working with a thick GUI client, in the other case you're working with green screens. Both are needed. Some people still prefer the green-screen tools over the GUI tools, and are willing to continue paying the license fees.


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