Ever since I bloggedmy experience with Shell Sharing, people (ok, that will be exactly one) startedthinking I were some sort of expert and asking me questions. Luckily, Ihave found a newly published Shell Sharing article (written by real experts mayI add) on IBM developerWorks that should have all the answers. To save you thetime for searching, you can get it from http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0811khatri/index.html.
This article uses DSD 1.2 as an example, which is just a bitdifferent from my previous experience with Data Studio 1.1.2. First of all, thedefault installed directories have been changed to:
1) Installation directory:C:\Program Files\IBM\DSDEV1.2
2) Shared ResourcesDirectory: C:\Program Files\IBM\DS12Shared
The default package name has also changed to “IBM DataStudio” instead of the more general “IBM Software Development Platform” in lastrelease.
I then followed the instructions to download a trial versionof Rational Data Architect (RDA,) and used Installation Manager to install itas Shell Shared with Data Studio. The only funny thing was “InstallationManager” displayed a message that a newer version of “Installation Manger” mustbe installed in order to continue. After I clicked OK, it just went ahead andinstalled a new version of itself. Don’t you wish every product would upgradeitself like this?
Here I’ll share a secret: developerWorks has a special spacefor “Data Studio” at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/spaces/datastudio.Click on the “Trials and downloads” tab will not only bring you to the trialdownload page, but it will also tell you what will happen to you after thetrial period ends. You may also find thefollowing information useful:
The following products can shell-share with Data StudioDeveloper Version 1.2.
- Data Studio Administrator Version 1.2
- Rational Data Architect Version 22.214.171.124
- Rational Application Developer Version 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Rational Software Architect Version 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
Data Studio Developer 2.1 has been announced and will beavailable soon. Since it’s an Eclipse 3.4 based product, it is safe to assumeit won’t shell share with the Eclipse 3.2 based products. My secret source toldme one nice improvement is there will be a common splash screen with a list ofthe products being shell-shared upon launch. I can’t wait to try it out.
-- Michael Hsing