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IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 delivers enhanced modernization tools, ClearCase integration, and improved RPG support for System i

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-030
February 27, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Software Services
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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(Corrected on April 25, 2007)

The Software requirements section was revised with a more appropriate method to provide the Version 7.0 updates. In the Ordering information section, two product descriptions were revised.

(Corrected on March 8, 2007)

In the Ordering information section, under "Passport Advantage customer: Media Pack entitlement details," the version number for WDSC for iSeries and WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries V6.0 was changed to Version 7.0, and the part numbers were corrected.
 

At a glance

WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 includes the following benefits:

  • Based on Rational technology
  • Provides selective installation features for flexibility
  • Includes Remote System Explorer that delivers function and usability enhancements for developing native i5/OS applications
  • Delivers the Integrated iSeries Debugger that now supports debugging a suspended program
  • Includes the IBM WebFacing Tool and the HATS1 Toolkit that provide the ability to link WebFacing Web applications with HATS applications
  • Uses IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio with HATS technology V7.0 run-time license for deploying WebFacing, HATS, and linked WebFacing/HATS applications to production
  • Includes HATS that lets you transform access to your existing host applications as a rich client application
  • Includes the i5/OS Java Tool that has now updated the Program Call Bean wizard to generate JavaBeans that can be used with the JavaServer Faces tools in WebSphere Development Studio Client
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Host Access Transformation Services

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 includes the following benefits:

  • Includes the full capabilities of Rational Application Developer V7.0 and WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0
  • Provides a new tool called the IBM Application Diagram Component for visualizing ILE RPG and ILE COBOL applications
  • Provides a technology preview in Remote System Explorer: Screen Designer to graphically design and modify DDS display files
  • Delivers enhanced iSeries project support to make it easier to use Rational ClearCase as your software configuration and change management repository for native i5/OS application development

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® Development Studio Client for iSeries™ V7.0 inherits and extends the robust, easy-to-use Rational® Software Delivery Platform (RSDP) and a subset of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V7.0 to deliver an integrated development environment (IDE) with tools for developing Web, Web services, client/server, and i5/OS™ server applications using programming languages like RPG, COBOL, CL, and Java™.

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V7.0 contains all of the development tools included in WebSphere Development Studio Client, plus it inherits and builds on additional premium Web, Enterprise Java Bean (EJB), and J2EE development capabilities from IBM Rational Application Developer V7.0. In addition, it provides specific advanced System i™ tools including Navigation support, ClearCase® integration, and a Eclipse-based Screen designer technology preview.

The focus for WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 is to deliver the power of the RSDP to the System i market and to provide enhancements for System i application developers. WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 includes additional capabilities to meet more advanced development needs.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 2, 2007, electronic software delivery
  • March 16, 2007, physical software delivery

 
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Description

WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V7.0

WebSphere Development Studio Client inherits and extends the development environment of a functional subset of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.0. It is built on Eclipse V3.2.1, an open standards-based platform (IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform) for development tools. The comprehensive IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform combines products and services to meet the specialized needs of developers and ISVs by supporting open source and multi-platform environments and ensuring the easy plug in of new tools over time.

WebSphere Development Studio Client offers IBM business partners and customers a single, integrated application development environment based on open standards, including the universal Eclipse framework. The integration of best-of-breed tools from IBM, IBM Business Partners, and the Eclipse community lets you customize your development environment to meet your needs and maximize developer productivity.

The easy-to-use, highly productive IDE provides tools for visually constructing, testing, and deploying dynamic Web sites, Web services, and Java applications. It simplifies Java development with Rapid Application Development tools, templates, and wizards. This transforms the way software is built by providing a unified approach, which is customizable to any project or team size. For more information, refer to

WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 improves the speed and productivity of Web development. It support new industry standards, thus simplifies the development of rich Web user interfaces and business logic.

Benefits include the ability to:

  • Build dynamic Web user interfaces with minimal coding using standards-based JavaServer Faces (JSF) components
  • Visually design and develop rich Web user interfaces using drag-and-drop components in a Visual Page Designer
  • Build data-driven Web pages with minimal coding and point-and-click database connectivity
  • Build rich Web user interfaces with performance and maintenance characteristics of thin clients using JSF extensions

IBM WebFacing Tool quickly, easily, and cost-effectively generates Web user interfaces to 5250 applications that run in batch mode.

  • Generates a new, fully-functional Web user interface based on Data Description Specification (DDS) source code
  • Provides comprehensive DDS keyword support
  • Allows quick and easy conversion of non-WebFaced DDS screens or system screens in WebFaced applications
  • Generates portals for host access in a portal environment (WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition only)
  • Removes requirement for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)

HATS Toolkit includes a default transformation engine that quickly and easily generates a dynamic Web interface from a 5250 datastream. The resulting Web interface can also be customized with HATS Toolkit. WebFacing applications, HATS applications, and linked WebFacing/HATS applications all use WebFacing Deployment Tool with HATS technology V7.0 run-time licenses for deployment to production.

Benefits include:

  • Browser interface to host applications
  • Improvement of Navigation of host applications
  • Generation of portals for host access in a portal environment (WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition only)
  • No requirement to access to source code
  • No requirement for OLTP starting with i5/OS V5R4

For a more detailed comparison of the IBM WebFacing Tool and HATS, visit

Remote Systems Explorer (RSE) leverages the Eclipse V3.2.1 IDE to deliver improved ease-of-use and better reliability for developing native i5/OS applications in RPG, COBOL, CL and DDS. RSE provides a new iSeries Data Table View that allows you to display the contents of data physical file members. ILE RPG SQL support is enhanced in the RPG LPEX editor. The integrated debugger now allows you to debug suspended programs.

RSE also includes new documentation to developers currently using PDM and SEU to migrate to the Eclipse-based IDE. Migrating to the new IDE enables you to become more productive with your native iSeries development. It also allows you to easily move to other Web development, Web enablement, Web services, and Java development tasks. These other development tasks can be performed from different perspectives in the same IDE.

The "First Steps" from the Welcome view allows new users to become familiar with System i development tasks and quickly start using RSE. User Roles allow you to see only the function required to do your job, simplifying your experience with the product.

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V7.0

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 inherits and extends the full capabilities of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.0. IBM Rational Application Developer helps developers quickly design, develop, analyze, test, profile, and deploy high-quality Web, Web services, Java, J2EE, and portal applications. Optimized for WebSphere software, this tool provides capabilities for deploying to other run-time platforms, helping customers increase productivity, minimize their learning curve, and shorten development and test cycles.

Note: Portal Toolkit and WebSphere Portal test environment are shipped with WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition. Separate installations are required to create a portlet development environment in WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition.

For additional product information for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V7.0, refer to 206-311 , dated December 5, 2006.

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 delivers significant advanced capabilities, including:

  • New Application Diagram component lets you visualize your ILE RPG and ILE COBOL applications and help understand their structure.
  • iSeries Projects are enhanced to make it easier to use IBM Rational ClearCase as your software configuration and change management repository for native i5/OS application development.
  • WebFacing Portlet Project wizard is redesigned to provide improved usability and greater customization capability.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Some accessibility features may not be available in the following optionally installed components:

  • VisualAge® RPG
  • CODE

IPLA and subscription and support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single proof of entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V7.0

WebSphere Development Studio Client is the IDE that replaces Application Development ToolSet as the default tool suite for developing i5/OS applications. Application Development ToolSet includes Source Entry Utility (SEU), Program Development Manager (PDM), and a number of 3GL development tools.

Remote System Explorer, a component of WebSphere Development Studio Client, offers unique i5/OS development capabilities to the Eclipse IDE, and provides access to i5/OS system functions. WebSphere Development Studio Client offers a more productive environment for developing i5/OS server applications. The offering also includes development tools for:

  • Web sites and Web applications
  • Web services
  • Java applications
  • Web-enabled applications using:
    • IBM WebFacing Tool
    • WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services
  • XML
  • Debugging e-business applications

The IBM WebFacing Tool and the WebSphere HATS Toolkit are both shipped in the offering. The IBM WebFacing Tool generates a new Web GUI to a 5250 application based on DDS source code. This new Web interface is created in a development time modernization effort. The HATS Toolkit provides a development environment for a dynamic run-time transformation of the 5250 datastream.

The resulting Web interface can also be customized with the HATS Toolkit. You must purchase IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio with HATS technology V7.0 run-time licenses to deploy the Web Interface created using the IBM WebFacing Tool, HATS Toolkit, or both to production.

WebSphere Development Studio Client also offers an integration point for System i tool vendors to integrate their solutions into the Eclipse IDE. WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries has been shipped to over 80% of the System i customers on OS/400® V5R2, i5/OS V5R3 and V5R4 making WebSphere Development Studio Client pervasive in the System i marketplace.

WebSphere Development Studio Client is the default tool set for i5/OS development because:

  • Offers a more productive IDE for i5/OS application development
  • Includes the tools for creating Web applications and Web services for participating in service-oriented architecture
  • Is pervasive in the System i development community

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V7.0

Acquire the WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition if you need to:

  • Create a portal interface for existing 5250 green-screen applications
  • Implement single sign-on using Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) for Web and Portal applications created with the IBM WebFacing Tool
  • Implement single sign-on using EIM for Web applications created with i5/OS Web Tools
  • Create fully compliant J2EE applications using EJBs
  • Performance tune Java applications using the comprehensive run-time problem determination solution
  • Develop AIX® and Linux™ applications for System i from a common integrated development environment

The IBM WebFacing Tool and the WebSphere HATS Toolkit are both shipped in the offering. The IBM WebFacing Tool generates a new Web GUI to a 5250 application based on DDS source code. This new Web interface is created in a development time modernization effort. The HATS Toolkit provides a development environment for a dynamic run-time transformation of the 5250 datastream. The resulting Web interface can also be customized with the HATS Toolkit. You must purchase IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio with HATS technology V7.0 run-time licenses to deploy the Web Interface created using the IBM WebFacing Tool, HATS Toolkit, or both to production.

Product Positioning with Rational Software:

WebSphere Development Studio Client is a superset of the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform, adding function pertinent to i5/OS developers (as described in earlier text). Both WebSphere Development Studio Client products are integral elements of the Rational Software Delivery Platform, which means that they will integrate with any other product based on the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform to produce a single IDE with aggregated functionality. Thus, the functionality of WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition can be extended through the installation of other IBM Rational products, such as:

  • IBM Rational Software Modeler (for code-independent modeling).
  • IBM Rational Software Architect (for modelling and developing well-architected Java and C++ applications and services with UML; a superset of Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Modeler).
  • IBM Rational Functional Tester (for automated and manual testing of Web and Java applications); Test reports from IBM Rational Functional Tester can be stored, analyzed and audited using IBM Rational ClearQuest®.
  • IBM Rational Performance Tester (for load testing of Web applications).

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition also includes IBM Rational ClearCase LT, a software configuration management tool. This tool enables developers, working on complex projects or within large teams, to coordinate versioning and to protect team assets.

IBM Rational ClearCase LT server does not run on i5/OS. WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition provides integration between Rational ClearCase LT and i5/OS native source with iSeries projects.

IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest have client components which integrate with WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for software configuration management and software project management.
 
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Statement of direction

Enterprise Generation Language

To increase the flexibility of IBM's Software Delivery Platform, IBM is introducing a new modular approach to packaging selected components. The first step in this modularization is to remove the Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) development environment from the Eclipse-based Software Delivery Platform products in which it has been hosted (for example, IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client) and to make it available as an EGL extension, a separately orderable and installable product feature. WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 therefore does not contain any EGL development tools. IBM is currently updating and enhancing the EGL development tools and plans to make them available starting in second quarter 2007.

WebSphere Development Studio Client V6 customers who currently use EGL should continue to develop EGL applications using WebSphere Development Studio Client V6 until the equivalent EGL functionality becomes available as a product extension to WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0. These customers will be entitled to obtain the EGL Extension product.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Planning statement

CoOperative Development Environment (CODE)

The CoOperative Development Environment (CODE) tools (CODE Editor, CODE Designer, CODE Project Organizer®, CODE Program Generator and the IBM Distributed Debugger) are deprecated in WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0. This means there will be no future enhancements made to these tools, they will not be updated to work with new releases of i5/OS, and they will not be ported to run on future versions of the Windows™ operating system. Customers using these tools should migrate to use the equivalent function in the Remote System Explorer and iSeries Integrated Debugger. The CODE tools will continue to be supported until WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 reaches end of service.

Rich user interface development

Currently you can leverage your existing RPG IV skills to create rich client applications by using VisualAge RPG 6.0, which is included in WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0. IBM is exploring enhanced functions to enable you to use your RPG skills in the creation of rich user interfaces more effectively, targeting a wide variety of devices. IBM plans to define a path that allows VisualAge RPG users to take full advantage of these exciting new capabilities with minimal effort.
 
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Reference information

Refer to 207-032 , dated February 27, 2007.

Refer to 207-033 , dated February 27, 2007.

Refer to 207-034 , dated February 27, 2007.

Availability of national languages: March 15, 2007

Product description            Language
 
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries   Multilingual (French,
 V7.0.0                         Korean, Chinese Simplified,
                                Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German, Japanese, Chinese
                                Traditional, English U.S.,
                                Italian)
WDSC for iSeries V7.0.0        Multilingual (French,
                                Korean, Chinese Simplified,
                                Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German, Japanese, Chinese
                                Traditional, English U.S.,
                                Italian)

Trademarks

 
iSeries, i5/OS, and System i are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Rational, ClearCase, VisualAge, OS/400, AIX, ClearQuest, and Organizer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these products.

All the documentation for these programs is online, viewable with the built-in browser, or in PDF files which can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The information center for WebSphere® Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition is a comprehensive, browser-based information system. It provides easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, code samples, and other product information. It contains assistance for using the products and links to additional information.

To find information, you can search, browse the contents, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics you want to read offline. The information center for the products is also available on the ibm.com site at


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition

  • Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz processor minimum (higher is recommended)
  • 768 MB RAM; 1 GB RAM recommended
  • For the i5/OS™ Development Tools, Remote System Explorer and iSeries™ Projects, 256 MB RAM is recommended
  • Disk space:
    • Disk space requirements can be reduced or increased depending on the features that you install.
    • Installation requires:
      • For installing the i5/OS Development Tools feature only, 1.5 GB of disk space. 500 MB is used only during the installation process and can be recovered after the installation is complete.
      • WebSphere Development Studio Client for a default installation, a minimum of 5 GB of disk space. Some of this disk space (500 MB) is used only during the installation process and can be recovered after the installation is complete.
      • WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for a default installation, a minimum of 5.5 GB of disk space. Some of this disk space (500 MB) is used only during the installation process and can be recovered after the installation is complete.
      • Additional disk space, for developing applications.
      • Additional disk space, if you download the product package to install this product.
      • Additional disk space, if you use FAT32 file system instead of NTFS.
      • An additional 500 MB of disk space, in the directory pointed to by your environment variable TEMP.
      • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum.
      • CD-ROM drive.

WebSphere Development Studio Client Classic Tools (CODE and VisualAge® RPG) only

  • Intel Pentium II 600 MHz processor minimum; higher is recommended.
  • 256 MB RAM; 512 MB RAM is recommended.
  • Disk space; minimum of 700 MB disk space is required.
    • If the file system is FAT32 instead of NTFS, more space is required.
    • 500 MB in the TEMP directory is required.
  • Display resolution: 800 x 600 minimum.
  • Microsoft™ mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • CD-ROM drive.

Software requirements

System i™

  • i5/OS V5R3, or V5R4 is required.
  • WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 support for the i5/OS release will end when that i5/OS release officially ends service, or when service is officially ended.
  • Some components will need additional program temporary fixes (PTFs). The PTF information is available at

    http://ibm.com/software/awdtools/iseries

  • To find more information about any required iSeries server PTFs:
    1. Open the RSE perspective if it is not already open. The name of the current perspective is shown in the top left corner of the title bar for the Window. To open the RSE perspective select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select Remote System Explorer from the list.
    2. Create a connection to your iSeries by expanding New Connection > iSeries .
    3. Expand your new connection and right click on iSeries Objects . Select Verify Connection from the menu. This displays a dialog that shows which required PTFs are already installed on the system and which ones are missing.
  • i5/OS is needed only if the programming objects are located on the System i5™ or the applications contain backend code on the System i5.
  • To compile RPG, COBOL, C, C++, CL, or DDS on the System i5, using the Remote System Explorer (RSE) or CODE, 5722-WDS (including option 60) must be installed.

Workstation

WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition

  • One of the following operating systems
    • Windows™ 2000 Professional (SP 4, or later)
    • Windows 2000 Server (SP 4, or later)
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP 4, or later)
    • Windows XP Professional (SP 2, or later)
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
    • Window Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • This version of WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition was developed for use with Eclipse IDE 3.2.1 or later. You can only extend an existing Eclipse IDE of version 3.2.1 or later. You can use the Installation Manager to extend an existing installation of the Eclipse IDE.
  • One of the following Web browsers is required for viewing the readme files and the installation guide, and to support the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) browser widget:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP 1
    • Mozilla 1.6 or 1.7
    • Firefox 1.0.x or 1.5
  • The launchpad does not support Mozilla 1.6; if your browser is Mozilla, you need version 1.7 or later to run the launchpad.
  • To properly view multimedia user assistance, such as tours, tutorials, and demonstration viewlets, you must install Adobe Flash Player Version 6.0 release 65 or later.
  • For information about supported database servers, Web application servers, and other software products, refer to the online help. After installing the product, click Help > Help Contents.
  • To run applications built with IBM WebFacing Tool, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, is required.
  • To run HATS/WebFacing enabled applications, Internet Explorer 6.0, or later, is required.
  • To run applications built with i5/OS Web Tools, Internet Explorer 6.0, or later, or Mozilla V1.7 or later, is required.
  • TCP/IP must be installed and configured.
  • The following run-time environments are supported for IBM WebFacing Tool, and i5/OS Web Tools applications:
    • WebSphere Application Server — Express (V5.1, or 6.0) installed locally or remotely
    • WebSphere Application Server (V5.1, 6.0, or 6.1) installed locally or remotely
  • Developing portlets in either the IBM WebFacing Tool or HATS requires portal development tools that are available in WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition only.
  • HATS/WebFacing linked applications do not support running in a Portal environment. WebFacing projects that are not linked projects and exploit the dynamic data stream transformation also known as host screen rendering (HSR) are supported in a Portal environment.

Classic Tools (CODE and VisualAge RPG)

  • One of the following operating systems
    • Windows 2000 Professional (SP 3 or 4)
    • Windows XP (SP 1 or 2)
  • Web browser: Web browser to view the readme files and the installation guide
  • TCP/IP installed and configured

V7.0 enhancements

New in WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0

Install

  • The WebSphere Development Studio Client and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition installations now provide a selective install for flexibility. The new installer allows you to install only the options you need. You can also perform multiple installs onto the same workstation to create different workbench configurations.
  • You can now install into an existing Eclipse installation.
  • WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 is now installable from the System i server. System i entitled customers can download the code from the Entitled Software Support (ESS) Web site. For more information, refer to INFO APAR II14274 or visit

Remote System Explorer

  • iSeries Data Table View. You can display the contents of data physical file members using the iSeries Data Table View. This view applies only to data physical files, not source, and operates only on one member of a data physical file at a time. The file records in the member are displayed as rows in a table, with columns in the table according to the fields in the record format of the file, and the field values presented in a formatted fashion according to the field data type.
  • iSeries RSE Getting Started page. This page shows when you open the RSE perspective. You can follow the steps in this page to quickly get started using the RSE.
  • PDM and SEU Transition Guide. This revised guide tells you about the most commonly performed tasks on your iSeries system using RSE and the Remote Systems LPEX Editor and why you should adopt these tools instead of PDM and SEU. Visit First Steps in the Welcome view to see this guide.
  • ILE RPG SQL support. New parser type for ILE RPG SQL is added to accept SQL statements. You will be able to define source member types to be associated with this parser. For the source members associated with the ILE RPG SQL parser type,
    • Support for tokenizing embedded SQL Statements is added.
    • Support for Uppercasing, Indenting and Formatting of SQL Statements in free format ILE RPG is added.
    • Commonly used templates are added to assist in editing SQL statements in free format ILE RPG.
  • iSeries Table View default column layout. The default column layout in the iSeries Table view is changed for the Library, object and members. The Text field is a larger field as the Status field no longer displays.

iSeries projects

  • Label decorations. All workbench decorations, including the iSeries decorations now show up in the iSeries Navigator view. The Label Decorations preference page allows you to control which decorations to display in the iSeries Project Navigator.
  • Sequence numbers. A new preference is added to have sequence numbers and timestamp information automatically removed from members when they are downloaded to an iSeries project and added when they are uploaded back to the remote library. In addition, actions are added to add/remove this information from members within an iSeries project.
  • Push method selection during compile. You can select which push method to use during a compile/bind operation on the Build and Compile page of iSeries Projects preferences. The options are to push all changed resources in the project or to push only the selected resources if there are any changes.
  • Create an iSeries project-based application cheatsheet in the Help menu. This new cheatsheet helps you create an iSeries project-based application.

Remote Systems LPEX Editor

  • Language template locations. The templates are grouped by language, one for COBOL, one for C/C++, and one for ILE RPG. The template ILE RPG FREE-FORM is renamed to FREE-FORM.
  • ILE RPG SQL. This new parser type accepts SQL statements. You can define source member types to be associated with this parser.
  • Source members associated with the ILE RPG SQL parser type
    • Support for tokenizing embedded SQL Statements
    • Support for uppercasing, indenting and formatting of SQL statements in free-format ILE RPG
    • Commonly used templates to assist in editing SQL statements in free format ILE RPG
  • Outline view. Control Language (CL) information for labels and subroutines used in a member is now shown in the Outline view.

i5/OS Web and Java™ Tools

  • iSeries Web Component Tag Library and Web Interaction wizard. The iSeries Web Component Tag Library and the Web Interaction wizard are obsolete in V7.0. You should now use the JSF Widget Library which implements the JSF standard. The JWL is the strategic direction for Web widgets. Most of the functions provided by iSeries Web Component Tag Library and the Web Interaction wizard in Version 6.x, can be done in V7.0 using the Program Call wizard (or Web Services wizard) and the base JSF tools. There is no JSF subfile support in V7.0. Information messages or warning messages are issued if you use iSeries Web Component Tag Library and the Web Interaction wizard.
  • Program Call wizard
    • Usability enhancements for creating JSFs applications
    • Additional program and service program structure data type support
  • Web Services wizard. Several usability enhancements are added for easier creation of Web services and Web services clients.

Integrated iSeries Debugger: The Integrated iSeries Debugger now supports debugging a suspended program. After a program has hit an exception and is waiting on a message queue, the debugger can attach to the job and allows the developer to look at the call stack and field information to assist in determining why the problem occurred.

IBM WebFacing Tool

  • Linked HATS/WebFacing application. IBM WebFacing Tool delivers extensions to allow Web-enabled applications created with the WebFacing Tool to interoperate with HATS applications in a browser. You can now build linked HATS and WebFacing applications and customize them to have the same look and feel.
  • WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio with HATS technology Licensing change. WebFacing applications, HATS applications, and linked HATS/WebFacing applications all use IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio with HATS technology V7.0 license to enable the respective runtimes for production deployment (otherwise the applications are limited to two user connections for testing purposes).
  • WebFacing Web Project wizard redesigned. WebFacing Web Project wizard has changed. The new wizard provides improved usability and greater customization capabilities. Two new styles have been added to assist in developing linked WebFacing and HATS applications.
  • Project migration. The migration of existing WebFacing projects to V7.0 has been simplified using the new WebFacing Migration wizard. Un-migrated projects are now distinguished with unique icons.
  • WebFacing cheatsheet in the Help menu. New cheatsheet helps you create a WebFacing Web application.
  • WebFacing Developer role added to the Welcome view. This role allows you to enable or disable the views and tools in the WebFacing perspective. By default this role is enabled.

HATS Toolkit

  • Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Eclipse RCP) support. HATS lets you transform access to your existing host applications using rich client GUI applications that run in Eclipse RCP or Lotus® Expeditor Client environments. The Eclipse RCP is a subset of plug-ins provided by the Eclipse platform, which is best known as an open-source tooling platform.
  • The introduction of Eclipse RCP lets you use the core functionality provided by Eclipse to build native client applications targeted for a user's desktop. Lotus Expeditor Client provides a rich client run-time environment and integrated middleware components for extending many enterprise applications to server-managed laptop and desktop systems.
  • A rich client environment offers capabilities not available in a traditional Web environment, including:
    • Improved response time
    • Richer set of user interface (UI) widgets, which provide for a more native application appearance, for example, native tab folder control, editable combo boxes, toolbars, menu bars, and tables
    • No dependency on WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Portal
    • Client-side processing (distributed, not centralized on a single server)
  • For more information for HATS, refer to 207-032 , dated February 27, 2007.
  • HATS and WebFacing application run-time interoperability — HATS interoperability with WebFacing applications lets you perform DDS transformation, as well as 5250 data stream transformation, within the same Web application. This function is particularly useful for those who have built a DDS source-based transformation application, using the WebFacing tool, that need to interact with a host application that has been transformed using the HATS tool.

    This function is also useful for HATS users who want to take advantage of transformation, based on DDS, provided by the WebFacing tool. With this support, a HATS application and a WebFacing application can be linked together to interoperate as a single enterprise application and use a single connection to a WebFacing server.

New in WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0

In addition to the enhancements described in WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0 text, WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0 includes the following enhancements:

RSE

  • Application Diagram — The Application Diagram provides a graphical view of the different resources in an i5/OS native application and their relationships to each other. There are two different diagrams that you can look at in the Application Diagram view, a Source Call Diagram and a Program Structure Diagram. The Source Call Diagram takes ILE RPG and ILE COBOL source as input and displays a call graph showing subroutine and procedure calls. The Program Structure Diagram takes program and service program objects as input and displays the binding relationships between them as well as the modules bound into each program and service program.
  • The Application Diagram helps to prepare you for understanding and modernizing your application architecture.
  • Technology Preview — A Screen Designer is now integrated with the Remote System Explorer to allow you to graphically design and modify DDS display files while making direct source code modifications. The graphical editor is integrated with the Remote Systems LPEX editor so you can easily switch between graphical editing and source editing modes.

iSeries projects

  • The iSeries project support in WebSphere Development Studio Client is enhanced to make it easier to use IBM Rational® ClearCase® as your software configuration and change management repository for native i5/OS development. This includes the automatic removal and regeneration of prefix numbers and timestamps, support for ClearCase decorator icons within the iSeries Project Navigator view and improved synchronization between iSeries projects and i5/OS libraries.
  • Save files and iSeries projects. You can add save files to iSeries projects from RSE connections, and push save files from local iSeries projects to the host. One of the benefits of adding save files in iSeries Projects is that you can package the contents of your source, binaries and other objects in save files, which can then be checked in and versioned using a Source Configuration Management (SCM) tool, such as IBM Rational ClearCase or CVS. This gives an indirect way of allowing non-source resources to be versioned in an SCM that does not run on the iSeries, such as IBM Rational ClearCase.

IBM WebFacing Tool

  • WebFacing Portlet Project wizard redesigned. WebFacing Portlet Project wizard has changed. The new wizard delivers improved usability and greater customization capabilities.
  • WebFacing cheatsheet in the Help menu. A new cheatsheet helps you create a WebFacing portlet application.

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

The WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V7.0 media package contains the following:

  • WebSphere Development Studio Client "Quick Start CD"
  • WebSphere Development Studio Client V7.0
  • Classic Tools (IBM CODE and VisualAge RPG) V6.0
  • IBM Rational Agent Controller
  • WebSphere Application Server for Developers V6.1
  • WebSphere HATS Toolkit V7.0
  • IBM Installation Manager
  • IBM Packaging Utility

The WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V7.0 media package contains the following:

  • WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition "Quick Start CD"
  • WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V7.0
  • Classic Tools (IBM CODE and VisualAge RPG) V6.0
  • IBM Rational Agent Controller
  • WebSphere Application Server for Developers V6.1
  • WebSphere HATS Toolkit V7.0
  • IBM Installation Manager
  • IBM Packaging Utility
  • WebSphere Portal test environment
  • IBM Rational ClearCase LT
  • Crystal Reports Server

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V7.0 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V7.0 use the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
WebSphere Development Studio        WebSphere       WebSphere
 Client Advanced Edition for                         Tools
 iSeries
WebSphere Development Studio        WebSphere       WebSphere
 Client for iSeries                                  Tools
 
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
WebSphere Development Studio          5724-D46   User
 Client Advanced Edition for iSeries
 WebSphere Development Studio         5724-A81   User
 Client for iSeries

Charge metrics definitions

Users

WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries are stand-alone products with one charge unit — user. They are available in units of one.

WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs. Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs:

WDSC Adv Ed
upgrade part number     Upgrade from
 
D51LSLL                 5724-A81 WebSphere Development
                         Studio Client for iSeries
D51LTLL                 5724-A81 WebSphere Development
                         Tools for iSeries
D53U7LL                 5697-G98, 5697-C29, 5622-580,
                         or 5648-078 VisualAge Generator
D54ZGLL                 5724-J19 Rational Application
                         Developer, or
                         5724-D14 WebSphere Studio
                         Application Developer

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Dev Studio Client Adv Ed for iSeries

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
WebSphere Development Studio
 Client Advanced Edition for iSeries
WDSC Advanced Ed User from RAD                   D54ZGLL
 auth user,WSAD Tradeup LC/SW Maint 12 Months
WDSC Advanced Ed User from VA                    D53U7LL
 Generator LC/SW Maint 12 months
WDSC Advanced Ed User from WDSC                  D51LSLL
 Tradeup LC/SW Maint 12 months
WDSC Advanced Ed User from WDT                   D51LTLL
 Tradeup LC/SW Maint 12 months
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries                     D51LPLL
 Users License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries                     E00I1LL
 Users SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries                     D51LRLL
 Users SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
 
WDSC for iSeries Users License &                 D5165LL
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDSC for iSeries Users SW                        E00AULL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDSC for iSeries Users SW                        D5167LL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                 Part
Program name/description                         number
 
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries V7.0.0
WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries Windows 2000,       BA0MNML
 Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 V7.0.0 Mas
WDSC for iSeries V7.0.0
WDSC for iSeries Windows 2000, Windows XP,       BA0MMML
 Windows Server 2003 V7.0.0 Mass M

Passport Advantage customer: media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance   Media packs               Part
offerings description  description               number
 

WDSC for iSeries V7.0

 
WEBSPHR DEV STU CLI    WDSC for iSeries          BA0MMML
FOR ISERIES USR        Multilingual (French,
                       Korean, Chinese
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Windows 2000, Windows XP,
                       Windows Server 2003
                       CD-ROM Digital Disk
                       ISO 9660 Standard
 

WDSC Advanced Ed for iSeries V7.0

 
WBSPH DVPT STUDIO CLI  WDSC Advanced Ed for      BA0MNML
ADV ISER USER          iSeries
                       Multilingual (French,
                       Korean, Chinese
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese
                       Traditional, English
                       U.S., Italian) Windows
                       2000, Windows XP,
                       Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM
                       Digital Disk — ISO
                       9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and proof of entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form numbers

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
WebSphere Dev Studio Client Adv Ed for    5724-D46   L-JWOG-6V52QK
 iSeries
WebSphere Development Studio Client for   5724-A81   L-JWOG-6WGRXH
 iSeries

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program ("Warranty Period").

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

Usage restriction: Yes

For Usage Requirements, refer to the license that accompanies the product, available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

International Passport Agreement:

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require Customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Yes

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other Terms:

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Copy the Web address below into the address field of your browser.


 
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 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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             105 Moatfield Drive
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             Canada M3B 3R1
 
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