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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Bring the "Web" perspective to RDi 9.8

Hello, The "Web" perspective is part of the "Modernization Tools, Java Edition" which can be installed to RDi 9.6 via IBM Installation Manager. But in the new RDi 9.8 there is no way to install/use this perspective, so we're forced to stay with th...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Filter for I Projects Navigator

We have many Ibm i projects with many source files/members, we have to compare the sources with each other. It's not easy to select two source member in a very long list of source files and members.It should be very useful a filter box in I Projec...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDI: Outline - update definition

When adding or removing fields in externally described files it can take a long time before it can be seen in the outline even though I'm updating it. It takes RDI a long time to register that a change in the file has happened. Thus I would like t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

RDI: Enable change of sources only in specific libraries

In our source management system we have a source library for programs in production and a library for sources that are being changed. We copy the source from the source library to the development library when they are to be modified. You can only ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Copy Function RDI

Hello, I have not checked out the new release yet but if the ability to copy from one source to another one open in the workspace using (c(c) and a) as we can do in the current source in addition to copy/paste would be a big time saver I think. Si...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Allow current date usage in RDi snippet controls

The snippet view allows you to create dynamic variables, using "${varname}" string formatting. Allow the current date constant value to be selected. Use Case: I have some snippets I use, with variables to represent the current date. I have to cons...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Create plugins for eclipse Classic instead of doing your own version of eclipse for RDI.

RDI is at the moment not able to install correctly without errors on macOS Big Sur. It even required you to change chmod on install directories to just get it startet. Eclipse Classic has no problems with this, it also has a much more smooth insta...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Show field text/description on hover (for external file fields)

10 character limits of system names can be very ambiguous. SQL allows for longer, more descriptive names but these are not shown on hover of file fields. Use Case: A developer would quickly see enough field information by hovering a field. This wo...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration