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Apr 4 2007   7:15AM GMT

Screen Designer, Application Design should be in WDSc Standard Edition

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Bruce Guetzkow has a column in IT Jungle saying that IBM’s move to take Screen Designer and Application Design out of WebSphere Development Studio Client 7.0 standard edition and put it into the advanced version (which costs $4,000 per seat) is akin to turning its back on the System i community.

Guetzkow says he refuses to install version 7.0 of WSDc until this is changed. IBM, meanwhile, has hinted that it would offer components of WSDc for separate prices, but developers are not happy with this change. It will be interesting to see if they’re willing to back down on this topic, since the developer community has expressed its disgust.

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  • Pat Landrum
    Typical IBM. Nickel and dime you to death. It's hard for a shop, with two developers, to justify the additional expense of buying the Advance Edition to get Screen Designer and Application Design built in. By putting it in WDSC will they remove it from the "green" screen product?
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  • Ed
    Green Screen (PDM) is not affected...but IBM has stated there will be no more updates to PDM...all of their resources will go to enhancing WDSC...there is also the chance that eventually PDM will not be in a release of i5/OS, but I doubt that would happen....too early for that to happen... They did say PDM will be "deprecated" as of the next release of i5/OS.....
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