I've been running 4.1.3 since just after it was released on both
and Linux boxes.
It has been totally stable.
You'll not notice a lot of difference in functionality if you've
keeping your 4.1.2 fixpacks up to date. If you've not been applying
fixpacks (lots of people are not even aware these things exist)
will notice a lot of new functionality, particularly in support of
However the big thing about it is that the underlying Eclipse
been brought up to date. This has two main benefits for us. Firstly
allows shell sharing with a lot of other IBM products (such as the
IMS Explorer and IDz). But more importantly for us, it brings the
to a version where lots of the plugins we want to use are going to
working - we were starting to struggle with a lot of plugins,
those for the various source control packages we use since the
the Eclipse in 4.1.2 were either not being maintained or were in
even disappearing from repositories. This new version has fixed
Incidentally, I only discovered after I'd upgraded my first
situ (one sometimes gets carried away and reads the release
afterwards) that you are supposed to do a clean install rather
installing over 4.1.2. I've done both and not had a problem with
approach. There will be an update to Installation Manager first in
case. I guess if you have problems then you'll probably be asked
support to do a clean install, but that is not really a big
Key point is that I've never experienced any stability issues with
so far, and I use it every day (working in the App Dev space I
live in Data Studio).
On 6 February 2018 at 20:47, Myron Miller
<[login to unmask email]> wrote:
> When I went there and researched it a little, it was saying
> version may not work and if it abends, then you have to clear
> out and totally install 4.1.2 fresh. the implication was it
might not be
> that solid and not work on a number of users machines.
> That worried me a bit as to it's stability and has kept me
from running it.
> Thanks Myron W. Miller
> *From:* Daniel L Luksetich <[login to unmask email]>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:20 AM
> *To:* [login to unmask email]
> *Subject:* [DB2-L] - Data Studio 4.1.3
> Just in case you missed it, IBM Data Studio 4.1.3 is available
> download. If you follow the links at this location you should
get to it.
> IBM developerWorks : Download : IBM Data Studio
> Download IBM Data Studio, which provides database developers
and DBAs with
> the basic set of required tools for database development and
> for IBM Data ...
> I haven’t researched it as of yet, and so I am assuming
all fixpaks for
> 4.1.2 (7 of them I think) have been incorporated.
> Daniel L Luksetich
> DanL Database Consulting
> IBM GOLD Consultant
> IBM Champion for Analytics
> IDUG Content Committee Past-Chairman
> IBM Certified Database Adminstrator – DB2 11 DBA for
> IBM Certified System Administrator – DB2 11 for z/OS
> IBM Certified Application Developer – DB2 11 for
> IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator – DB2 10.1
for Linux UNIX
> and Windows
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