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  • 1.  Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    Why do IBM and HCL keep hiding the CSDK download? It used to be less of a big deal because it was bundled with the engine. Now it no longer is, and the only stuff available on Passport Advantage is 4.10 and older or the Windows versions of 4.50. When I try to download via the iiug.org link, it gets about two click in before webroot declares that I'm being redirected to a phishing site.

    I should just be able to get it through PA like everything else, or via FixCentral if that fails.



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    TOM GIRSCH
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  • 2.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago
    I had the same issue yesterday.

    Search for "SDK"

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    Jeffrey Filippi
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  • 3.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago
    Here's the link:
    Informix - Developer Tools
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    Informix - Developer Tools
    IBM Informix Developer tools help you collaborate, develop, optimize and manage your Informix databases.
    View this on Ibm >


    It's billed as a "trial" but there's no expiration to it and the CSDK is free anyway. Just scroll down to the "Client Software Development Kit" box and click on the "Try free edition" link there.



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    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management Corp.
    www.askdbmgt.com
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  • 4.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    Art:

    That's the one that webroot complained about maybe two clicks in. This time it worked, but I still had to play 20 questions as if I'm a prospective customer. I'm an existing customer, and I should be able to easily download the product without jumping through all those hoops!






  • 5.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago
    I agree, but as it stands, that's what we've got. You can understand that they want to opportunity to reach out to anyone downloading free product in the hopes of selling them something that generates revenue.

    Anyway, I will bring it up with IIUG Board and so with IBM.

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    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management Corp.
    www.askdbmgt.com
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  • 6.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago





  • 7.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    Eric:

    Can you download directly from those links, or do you have to play 20 Questions?






  • 8.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    Tom,

    less than 20 questions ( just 3 or 4 ) like this

    So you won't spend 3 hours replying to them, in addition to the 3 hours you (i.e we)  have to spend searching for a URL that does not lead to a deadlink ...

    Those URL had been provided by Milind a few years ago and they kept working fine since then (including now)



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  • 9.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    Eric:

    The point is that making customers jump through unnecessary hoops – especially ones that treat them like they're not customers – is a good way to lose customers.

     






  • 10.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    I got the point: seems that IBM has been doing whatever what in their power to lose their Informix customers since 2001 and piss them off.

     

    They day IBM will realize that customers are also human beings and that talking to them can also contribute to their revenue, we'll make some progress.
    But I lost hope that this will happen anyday

     

    I lost faith!

     

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  • 11.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 24 days ago
    This is a big irritant for me, too.

    I wonder if IBM is familiar with CRM.  As in knowing your customers.

    I, too, believe we should revert to the good old days, when the CSDK was readily available.  IMO, I should be able to get all software to which I am entitled from PA.  But, then, that is another ugly thing, in and of itself.

    DG

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    David Grove
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  • 12.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    You mean Pisspoor Disadvantage

     






  • 13.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago
    To be fair it seems to have got better and it is a lot easier to find stuff in there than I remember it being.

    I share everyone's frustration around finding downloads. I don't have any trouble now I know 14.10 server is on PA only and CSDK is via the trials and demos site but this wasn't communicated to customers very well in the beginning. Don't ask me where the JDBC driver is but I did find it in the past so I think I could again :)

    Ben.

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    Benjamin Thompson
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  • 14.  RE: Client SDK Download

    Posted 29 days ago

    The point is, there should be one-stop shopping. Give me ONE PLACE I can go to download ALL of the products to which I am entitled. And don't make me download trial versions of products I'm licensed to use. Don't make me pretend to be a prospect (and answer the same series of prospect questions every time a new version comes out) when I've been a paying customer for decades.