Phil There were some posts recently in this list about not being able to get help in CODE400. Also, it shows up in a Web browser and may be hidden behind your edit window. I recommend staying on WDT V5R1, if you can. There are a few new things in WDSC v4 for CODE (like GUI CL prompting) but not enough to mean much. And communications is supposed to better in WDSC. From the RSE perspective there is automatic CODE server, but I don't trust those - or ones I create in Communications Properties - as much as STRCODE. RSE (Eclipse) is dead slow, but it is the direction IBM is forcing us in. I don't use it much yet - it's designed to cover all waterfronts - Websphere app server servlets, other Java stuff, putting legacy programs in wrappers that are callable in WAS, etc. The focus is away from legacy code, although there are still folks like Phil Coulthard, Hak, and others from Toronto, that are trying to help us. If you use the WDSC client (RSE), you need at least 512 meg, preferably 1 gig, of memory to do OK. If you use the CPO and CODE editor only, you can do well with 256, maybe 512 meg. But to get the help, you need the pig running. Yet this Eclipse project shows some promise of good things. Being Java, however, it suffers from the performance problems attendant to that environment. But the project perspective, although not adequate yet for my needs (probably need a full-blown change management system), looks interesting. The hooks are not consistent, however, between the 2 perspectives. We're _supposed_ to do our work out of an RSE perspective, and if you use the LPEX editor in RSE (very limited function for now - CODE is supposed to get subsumed into RSE), you'll probably be able to get some help. I don't remember if F1 is really contextual there. Nonetheless, I prefer to work out of CPO (CODE Project Organizer). It's clearly faster, less resource-intensive. Although this whole exercise (of using IBM's GUIs) has been frustrating ever since I first looked at things (c. 1997, 1998), I _am_ trying to go with it. The debugger is pretty nice, although some things take more steps than they so in STRDBG on green screen - IBM developers, the rule applies here - developers are the worst testers. Please use the tools that you are changing in real-world scenarios - internal development tools like CMVC do not help you appreciate how good SEU & STRDBG are, until you really wring it out yourself, until you have to depend on it. Installing WDT on XP is risky - you can set the setup.exe to run as if Win98 and maybe get it to work. I had problems. JMHO and some experiences. Regards Vern At 09:03 PM 12/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
I cross posted this because IMO it belongs on both lists. Vern, you mean there is no context-sensitive help - I can't press F1 on an opcode, for example, and have the help open up to that part of the documentation? I just tried it on my home pc install of WSDc and it doesn't work, and the links in CODEEDIT under ILE RPG Help don't work either. The help included with WDTS 5.1 is a major selling point. It's the single best 'PRO' I have found to get people (my coworkers) to migrate away from seu! I talk it up every chance I get at work. I've been working hard to get it installed on programmer's PC's (a bureaucratic hassle to say the least), I help them get set up, give them Jon Paris's quick start guide, yada yada yada. Then an upgrade comes out that takes things away! I've been working with WSDc casually at home to learn it. The other day I worked from home and found it to be much quicker to use CODE and CPO then RSE. I'm hoping it's because I haven't used it enough yet. (I didn't need help, though, so didn't come across that problem.) This is very frustrating - it's like 1 step forward and 2 steps back. It's no wonder seu has stood the test of time. There are only a handful of people willing to spend more time configuring their pc software than coding - everyone else is using seu and leaving the building by 5pm! I really, really hope there is simply something I have to configure. Phil ----- Original Message ----- From: "Vern Hamberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 2:07 PM Subject: Re: Documentation > Sam > > If you take the 'Help contents' from the Help menu of WDSC RSE, look at the > lower left corner - there's a tab for Classic Tools, and the CODE stuff is > there. You can't get to this from inside CODE/400, I believe - it tells you > to go back to RSE. Yuk! java is a killer of performance! > > I really want a Web source of the manuals, too, but it seems to not be in > the works. > > HTH > > Vern > _______________________________________________ This is the Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (WDSCI-L) mailing list To post a message email: WDSCI-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/wdsci-l or email: WDSCI-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l.
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