On 3/8/2017 3:04 PM, Greg Wilburn wrote:
But what it doesn't address those of us who purchase ONE machine with the OS, compilers, etc.

It used to. Someone at IBM thought it would be a better idea to reveal
the cost of RDi separate from the rest of the development software.

Why would someone logically purchase the compilers without an editor?

If the NYS DMV deploy their application as source members with a script
to customise, configure and build the thing on a site by site basis,
each of those hundred machines would need a compiler, but not an editor.

Before you throw the tomatoes, you did ask - and this is a real
scenario. Strange, but real.

As far as client access goes - you need at least one license to manage the machine.

I use tn5250 - an alternative, free, open source program. And have for
years, maybe decades - it's been a long long time. I bring this up not
to be argumentative, but to relate something an IBMer told me many years
ago, when I was at a technical conference. Complaining, as is my wont.
About SEU and how rudimentary it is. Was. Is. You know. He told me
that IBM deliberately left SEU in a barely useful state in order to
encourage third party vendors to make something better, and thus grow
the IBM software market.

There /are/ alternatives to RDi and IBM i Access. Throw a couple of
Euros to Mihael Schmidt for his RDi-like editor. Small, lightweight,
and he does good work.


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