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Visual Age for Java 3.5.3

Fred Abbot
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hi
has any one sucesfully installed this hitting a shared repository
i had 3.5.2 and when since we upgraded nothing seems to work any properly anymore.
this is pretty urget as all my developers are at a standstill
Thank you
Fred
Caroline Iux
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I am using 3.5.3 in a team environment. The fix pack 3 upgrade totally reinstalled the product. Can you be more specific about your problem?
Fred Abbot
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hi
I got it to work thank you
by the way do you know what they did to the RMI exception handeling i always get a rmi.unexcpectedException
it seems like IBM changes the exception from what i throw to a regular java.Exeption
Caroline Iux
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Are you using EJBs?
ck ck
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Has anyone installed VAJ 3.5.3 on Windows CL-XP environment. Is there any fix-pack available that I could use
Jeroen Wenting
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hmm, maybe a record for reviving dead threads?
Not to mention reviving dead products

VAJ is end of life for years now, and good riddance. It was probably the greatest piece of crap IBM ever released under their own name (rather than under the name Lotus).


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Ilja Preuss
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I actually enjoyed working in VAJ at the time. Eclipse is a big step forward, though...


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Jeroen Wenting
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Did you also enjoy the twice daily repository corruption?
Or the bugs in the code generator and compiler which caused problems with BigInteger (among other things)?
Or the way in which VAJ mysteriously reverts your editing to something it itself thinks is better?
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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Did you also enjoy the twice daily repository corruption?
Or the bugs in the code generator and compiler which caused problems with BigInteger (among other things)?
Or the way in which VAJ mysteriously reverts your editing to something it itself thinks is better?


I remember that we sometimes ecountered such problems, thought certainly not twice a day. I also encounter problems with the Sun compiler, or the JDK, not and then. So what?

I felt that I was still far more productive due to the refactoring support and other features, than in other IDEs. Your mileage may vary, of course. Nothing to get emotional about, to me.
Jeroen Wenting
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We had 6+ people working in a shared repository running on a dedicated OS/2 LAN Server machine in a DB/2 UDB 5 database.
Our entire department was an OS/2 and DB/2 powerhouse, we had expertise for both...
After the first week of loosing the entire repository several times a day and having to start over from scratch (from the nightly backup after a restore) we started creating a full repository backup on tape 3 times during the workday so we'd never loose more than 2 hours or so of work.
This did of course mean we had to all stop working for the duration of the backup every 2 hours (after which for good measure the repository server was booted, which seemed to help).
What it was I never found out, but the fact that the shared repository was more stable shortly after it was rebooted doesn't bode well for the stability of the product.

The usability of the IDE itself is of course a matter of personal taste. I didn't like it as did about half the other staff. The other half found it acceptable and 1 of them actually liked it.

In another group where VAJ was proposed around the time I joined I heard similar stories (the nice thing about being in a group of consultants, you get to hear warstories from a lot of places).
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Speaking of lost work, I remember not being able to code for a half day a few times when we lost network connectivity because everything was stored on the server.

Personally, I never really liked VAJ. But a few of my coworkers did. Goes to show how subjective a good IDE is
Eric Clayberg
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Personally, I loved VAJ...especially with VA Assist loaded.

I used VAJ for years and VAST for many years before that and never lost a line of code or encountered a corrupted repository (and I used the VA/ENVY repository every day for more than ten years).

Multiple corrupt repositories a day (or week) would indicate a serious configuration problem with the server hosting the repository. The usual mistake that folks would make was trying to run the VAJ/ENVY server on a multi-processor box (a configuration not supported by IBM which would very quickly result in a corrupt repository). Configured properly, the VAJ repository was rock solid.


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Jeroen Wenting
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single CPU repository server.
IBM hardware running OS/2 and DB/2 (so everything was IBM) over a Token Ring (with IBM cards) network.
Clients also IBM hardware running OS/2.
Printers Lexmark (so also IBM).

We had IBM staff on site.
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Eric Clayberg:
Personally, I loved VAJ...especially with VA Assist loaded.
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Yes, VA Assist rocked!

We didn't use a central Envy repository, though, but MS Source Safe integration - don't ask my why, that *didn't* rock... :roll:
 
 
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