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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 19, 2012

WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit and WebSphere Message Broker Explorer Mac OS X

Please add Mac OS X to the list of supported platforms for WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit and WebSphere Message Broker Explorer.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 20359
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2020

    As part of our regular commitment to reviewing RFEs, we have reviewed this RFE and its status is being held at Uncommitted Candidate. That said, it should be noted that the position has improved significantly with regard to this area of functionality since this RFE was last updated. We regularly provide the ACE Toolkit on MacOS as part of our frequent Developer Edition releases.
    Whilst this is classified as a development release, rather than a production binary, if problems are encountered our service team will still do their best to assist (in some very rare cases this may not be possible due to platform restrictions). We will continue to leave this RFE open for now and monitor it in case this current support position receives any further feedback.

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2016

    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for your additional comment ... we are continuing to track this possibility for a future IIB release, and we've actually made quite a bit of progress ...
    Check out our IIBv10 Open Beta where we have included an OSX driver for IIB (Toolkit and runtime - no MQ at the moment nor dependent features) and let us know your feedback:

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2015

    Since IIB v10 is de-coupled from MQ and there seems to less dependencies on rational, could this considered again?

  • Guest
    Apr 2, 2012

    Thanks for raising this requirement. We'd love to be able to ship both the MB Toolkit and MB Explorer on MacOS X. In terms of engineering, we feel this would be pretty straightforward; however this would first require that the components upon which these tools are based are also supported on MacOS. For the MB Explorer, this would need the MQ Explorer to be available on MacOS X. For the MB Toolkit, this would need both Rational Application Developer (RAD) and the IBM Installation Manager. These are all tools from IBM, of course, but just so you're aware that in WMB we are gated behind the pre-requisite MacOS availability of these products. Thanks again for raising, and all the best to you.
    ...Sent from my iPad.