Download and Update WebSphere Development Studio Client WDSC7 for free

  • Posted on: 15 November 2012
  • By: NickLitten
free rpg source edit alternative to seu

I'm an IBM i RPG Developer - do I choose SEU, RSE or WDSC?

If your caught between using SEU (Stoneage Editting Utility) and RSE (Really Stupidly Expensive) for your IBM-i code development environment - you have one other glaringly obvious choice - WDSC (Wonderful Double Super Codetool).

Personally, I like WDSC because its $FREE and I'm cheap :)

This was the last iteration of the Websphere Development suite before IBM, rebuilt and rebranded it as the 'Rational Developer Tool' and decided to charge $900 per copy. For Freelance RPG Programmers like me that just puts the tool completely out of my budget. how could IBM possibly justify $900 for a single code editor application that was previous free. Compare this to Microsoft MSDN charges where I gladly pay $300 for a license for every single piece of Microsoft Software out there! That is a big thumbs up for MSDN subscriptions and a big raspberry for IBM's RDi/p costs.

Anyway, enough of my gripes about IBM's ridiculous software costs for us freelancers lets get the old &free WDSC version installed:

 

1 - USE A DOWNLOAD MANAGER

down,oad your own download manager

The WDSC7 Install CD Set is 7GB so I would strongly recommend using a download manager that will resume if the link is broken. Download maangers just help your downloads by making them get to you quicker, download safer and allow you to take a break from the download and the manager will resume when you reconnect with no loss of data.

I use Free Download Manager, it is free and awesome  :)

 

 

2 - DOWNLOAD W.D.S.C. 7.0.0.8 (the final version)

download wdscDownload WDSC7 from here - http://download.projex.com/stuff/Websphere_Developer_IBM_AS400_RPG_WDSC7...

WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC) is a set of application development tools designed for the IBM iSeries server. The WDSC basic edition offers user-friendly, easy-to-learn tools to help providers optimize e-business applications. The advanced edition includes additional functions for the more experienced iSeries Web developer. This is the final *free* release of IBM's Eclipse based IDE for RPG, Java, CL, DDS, SQL (yadda yadda) editor. It was the last free version before IBM moved to the RDi product which is chargeable. I've tested it with Windows XP/7/8 - both 32 and 64 bit.

It should look something like this:

wdsc7 install

3 - IBM INSTALLER

You need to install the IBM 1.6 Installer from folder called :  AAA FIRST - Install this version of IBM Installer

Once its installed must reboot your machine

 

4 - INSTALL WDSC7

Now install WDSC7 itself from the folder called WDSC Disc 1 and click on wdsc-install_win32

run wdsc install

Select the options you want to install.

install wdsc

Check the button marked CHECK FOR OTHER VERSION, FIXES AND EXTENSIONS

This will retrieve the very latest and final fixes to udpate this to the final version (7.0.0.8)

After click the button you should see this screen:

isntall wdsc with updates

Now its time to say JUST DO IT!

Follow the prompts and get it installed...

When it asks you to insert a new disk, just enter the next folder name ie: 'WDSC DISC2' then 'WDSC Disk 3' etc etc

 

5 - Finished

Once the installation is complete, you should re-start WDSC (I prefer to reboot to be on the safe side) to verify it is successful.

Click HELP | ABOUT

wdsc7 with all updates applied Version 7.0.0 Build ID: 20070202_0030

Check you got the final update to 7.0.0.8:

 

Grab it before its gone.