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My votes: RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add a timestamp to the error log view

It is often not clear if I am looking at an old or a new log. Please add a timestamp here.
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Choose appropriate colors for find-replace dialog in Dark theme

When using the Dark theme, the options in the find-replace dialog which overlays LPEX are unreadable because the text is still colored for light themes. (See attachments.) Most other aspects of the RDi environment work well in the Dark theme, so t...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Always show subroutine/sub-procedure name where cursor is located

Recent changes to Rational Developer allow the user to display the name of the subroutine/sub-procedure that the cursor is located in. This only works if the cursor is not on a control statement (a line that contains IF, ELSE, DO, SELECT, etc.). T...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Compare Doesn't Merge from RSE

In iProjects source compare provides a way to merge differences from one source file to the other. However, when comparing source from within RSE, this feature is missing even though by all other appearances, it is the same. Please add the merge o...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Add preference to default all opens to be browse only.

I want all my opens from features that allow a choice to default to browse unless I choose other wise on that open selection. Use Case: I am a developer that has *ALLOBJ authority and when I open members (mostly through the "Open Member in Editor"...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Delivered

Show contextual warning about unused local variables

Most development tools now display a squiggly line under unused local and global variables. I believe RDi needs a feature that does this. Use Case: If you have a variable defined that is no longer used in the procedure or the program, a squiggly l...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Lock Source Opened at Startup of RDp

At RDp startup, please attempt to lock on the source on the i (attempt, because source changes on the i should be checked for, etc.) for any source that was left open when RDp was closed. Use Case: When opening RDp, it will open any source (RPG in...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Integration of iIBM i Access database functions into RD Power

While bringing back the Database perspective was a step in the right direction, the IBM i Access database functions are much more complete, especially Visual Explain . I'd like to see the IBM i Access DB functions to be available as a plugin that ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Context-sensitive help for embedded SQL

In embedded SQL source (e.g. SQLRPGLE) the F1 key does not pull up any relevant help pages for SQL you might want help with, but pulls up the generic help page for the free format line instead. Please change this so that pressing the F1 key in emb...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered