Earlier this week, IBM announced the availability of Websphere Studio 5.0 http://www-3.ibm.com/software/info1/websphere/index.jsp?tab=landings/studiosplashv5 The web page says: "Version 5 of WebSphere Studio Application Developer and WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer are now available (via PassPort Advantage) for migration, development and testing of applications targeting WebSphere Application Server V4.0.3 and WebSphere Application Server V5.0 (Beta)." Using my company's Passport Advantage account, I tried downloading WSAD 5.0 The only version that I can find is the "Early Availability" release. Is this a beta version? I thought that IBM announced that the product is available for customers.
Yes, the Early availability release is the only one that you can download. The reason we can't call it a "full" release is that it's got unreleased WAS code inside it because WAS has not been released yet. The rest of the tool is production-quality code, however. Kyle [ September 27, 2002: Message edited by: Kyle Brown ]