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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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339 VOTE

RDi Lite, RDi Premium

RDi Lite, RDi Pro, RDi Premium versions needed Use Case: Right now the RDi pricing makes management hesistant in allocating budget as they can't see the ROI on it. To make them see it, we need the Lite version. It should be free and should basic f...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 49 Delivered
123 VOTE

RPG refactoring ability

Would like to be able to perform refactoring on RPG code similar to the refactoring Eclipse can do with C++. Refactor > RenameRefactor > Extract Local VariableRefactor > Extract ConstantRefactor > Extract Function Use Case: Start with ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 15 Delivered
117 VOTE

Function to indent/format existing code similar to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now

Would like to see a function to indent/format existing code. Could work similarly to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now, as well as "Convert Selection to Free-Form. on the context menu.This "Indent" function would naturally only apply...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 24 Delivered

support for mac in rdp

i want to be able to run the RDP on my mac native. Use Case: today the rdp has to be run in a virtual machine running windows in my mac. this prevents me from going over to mac.
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Procedure - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 12 Delivered

Identify where in the code you are at.

When editing or browsing through a source member in the LPEX editor, it would be helpful to know in what subroutine or procedure you are at. This would eliminate the need to find BEGSR Previous. SImilar to how the Show Date Area toggle works curre...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

Service Entry Breakpoint conditionable on program variables.

A service entry breakpoint is currently on conditional on the program/cmodule called and userid.This is insufficient if the there are many porgrams invoked under the same userid. What is required is the ability to set a break point based on the va...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

See variable bigger than 4,095 characters in RDI Debug

Green Screen debug allow you to do this: EVAL MyBigXML:C 65000. And you see the complete value of the field! Inside RDI, you can add a monitor varaible with "MyBigXML:C 65000" and it cuts off at 4,095 characters. Oh well, just use command line STR...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered