Could IBM possibly make this any more confusing?? Joe you did a greatjob
of explaining it but it still almost as clear as mud.Client
From: Joe Pluta<joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
for System i& iSeries<wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/22/2010 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Combining RBD& RDI
Sent by: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
This is exactly correct. The idea behind the entire Rational delivery
mechanism is that you can buy separate components and then install them
together to create a workbench. For example, to enable the approximate
capabilities of the old WDSC you would install RDP and RAD together;
this gives you RPG development tools and Java EE development. The
RDi-SOA equivalent is an installation of RDP and RBD.
Note that you should also be able to install a second component into an
existing installation of another component. For example, installing RBD
into an existing RDP is (nearly) the same as installing them together,
although as Duane notes installing them together is probably faster.
You can also install fix packs at the same time; this is especially
helpful for network installs.
One caveat: there is currently a mismatch between RDP and RBD that will
NOT allow you to install RBD into RDP, although you can install RDP into
RBD or install them together. Well, technically you can install RBD
into RDP, but the workbench will not come up and you have to uninstall
RBD to get your RDP back. That should be fixed sometime in Q1.
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