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Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
14 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add a colored border for different environements in RDi

In IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Run SQL Scripts it is possible to set a colored border for different environments/connections. This is really helpful when working on different (customer) environments or test and productive environments. A...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDI: Content assist can not show fields in data structures with more than 2 levels

In RDI you can normally use content assistent ( ctrl+space) to select a field from a list of fields. This works ok for data structures with 2 levels but if you have 3 or more it doesn't work. Example:dcl-ds myDS1 qualified; field1 like(myField1); ...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDI: show percentage of zoom in/out in the source

In RDI you can zoom in or out (change font size) in the source using ctrl+ and ctrl- I would like that the percentage is shown to the left of the maximize/minimize buttons in the LPEX editor.Maybe also the possibility to click on a "+" ot "-" to i...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow should navigate syntactic word boundaries

RDI does not properly recognize token boundaries when navigating text. In Windows text editors, Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right are used to move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous or next word. This navigation does function in RDI, but ...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Rational Developer for i Keepalive for Debug Server

For Debug Server started using the command STRDBGSVR the Keep Alive on its port (3825) is never sent.See case TS008748689 Use Case: We found that despite any value set on CHGTCPA TCPKEEPALV parameter the QB5ROUTER "debug server router function" se...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi should bring me to source of Serviceprogram procedure

Within RDi I can directly go to the source of a Copy Book (/copy or /include) and within RDi 9.6.0.11 I even can see that source directly. The same functionality is needed for procedures used in our code when they are somehow bonded to the program...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi show full qualified member name in member comparison

In a member comparison, only the member name is displayed in the title bar. Use Case: In the case of the same member names in different libraries or source members, it would be helpful which member is displayed on the left and right. Please show t...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration