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Day 1 Checked our current cds. Went to the web site on CD. Knew we were out of date on CDs. Called BP to get refresh at no charge. $30 to expedite, free refresh as we were already an existing customers. Also sent required PTFs to my operator to make sure they can get on before we install. Day 4 Started going back to iSeriesNews and the printed publication and actually READING the articles that George and Phil from IBM have written on WDSc. Day 7 Installed WDSCe client. Started at 11:37 ...

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Garrett Otto (not verified)
on Oct 8, 2004
I have loaded WDSc on a PC that has enough power to handle it (not many of our PC's do). I have tried to play with it but for many of the reasons that have been posted already (don't know how to do something, so go to green screen; response is longer to do something like find a source mbr to edit; etc.), it is difficult. It seems a simple document on how a person would perform their day-to-day development job would be really helpful and reduce the time it takes to at least be productive. I saw one of the latest entries that talks about a certain perspective that is more like PDM. Sounds like a good way to get productive while getting familiar. Once you become familiar and productive, you can start to look for ways of using the tool better. I did see someone has come out with a book that sounds promising. I'm considering buying it. It seems a little scary to recommending going with WDSc when you know there is a learning curve AND you need to spend a fair amount of money to upgrade or replace PCs to handle it. If you don't get more productive, you management may question your decision.

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