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Support macOS and Linux on QMF for Workstation 12

QMF for Workstation v12 and above only runs on Windows OS. Provide support for running QMF for Workstation v12 on macOS and Linux platforms as well. This allows full functionality to be provided to users on these platforms.

  • Guest
  • Mar 6 2020
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All customers running macOS and Linux (including many IBM employees!)
How should it work?

QMF for Workstation should run as a native Eclipse application on macOS and Linux, similar to the way that v11 ran. QMF for Websphere does not provide the same functionality.

Idea Priority Medium
Client Name IBM
  • Guest commented
    24 Dec, 2020 11:18am


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    Jane Chan commented
    24 Dec, 2020 09:51am

    IBMers please contact me directly via emial. At the moment the only option for Mac environment is to access QMF via VM. Mac support has been deprecated with v11 based on the demand for QMF for Mac being low and thus no longer being updated.

  • Guest commented
    23 Dec, 2020 02:02pm

    What are recommended alternatives if this doesn't get fixed?

  • Guest commented
    22 Dec, 2020 07:47pm

    I've discovered right now that QMF doesn't work at all on BigSur. I'm an HR datascientist and i use QMF for everything i do. I've saved there 3 yrs queries, analytical queries, dashbords, pivot that i need to run weekly, monthly. I'm completely lost without it. And i don't find a way to recover my queries and DB connections. Is there anybody in the QMF team that can help? At least a workaround or a way to extract my queries would help (even if lots are complex queries and i'm not sure can be run in other queries tool). If anyone that can help i'm Thanks and please fix QMF as soon as possible, we need it!

  • Guest commented
    17 Dec, 2020 07:14am

    I have a critical dependency....need QMF / Workstation to run on Big Sur....there are no good options that I can find...

  • Guest commented
    2 Dec, 2020 09:18pm

    Hi, QMF is an excellent tool for manipulating data for DB2, Netezza, etc. I do need to use ofr my activities working at IBM. Can IBM provide an update to let it run on Mac OS Big Sur?

  • Guest commented
    23 Nov, 2020 10:56am

    We need QMF to run ledger reports - without it, I cannot do my job properly. Please update! Thanks.

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2020 09:00am

    QMF for Workstation for Mac is not supported and doesn't work with Big Sur.

  • Guest commented
    16 Nov, 2020 04:49pm

    Just found the internal IBM link - please note that this is an IBM-internal request. (If it helps.)

  • Guest commented
    16 Nov, 2020 04:46pm

    Please note that QMF for Workstation v11 no longer even runs on macOS 11.0 "Big Sur". There is no longer any workaround for users with the latest macOS.

  • Guest commented
    16 Oct, 2020 06:00pm

    There are a lot of peolpe that use that tool The lack of support for MacOS and even Linux is going in a wrong way. Both operational systems are POSIX compliant and is the future. Even Windows in a short time will have to go POSIX standards to survive.

    If you follow the current MS CEO, it is clear that Windows is going to that direction, its current architecture is at least 40 years old and it is monolithic. Look ahead, the current Intel desktops and laptops will disappear soon, the manufacturers will go to ARM processor based machines, and one migration like that can only be made in a transparent way if the operational system is non harware dependent, such as Linux and MasOS that has the same priciples as Linux.

    If the main problem is Java from Oracle and its ridiculous licensing, why not go ahead with OpenJava that is free and compatible with Java/Oracle ? Or even use a cross-plataform, free and very powerfull Python to cosntruct the QMF Workstation.

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