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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Provide better support for PASE compiler tools in an IDE

I am building a lot of programs and tools for IBM i using the C language. At this point I am build a lot of tools that run on a Linux Partition and communicate with IBM i over a TCP/IP connection. The development environment I use for IBM i is RDi...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

When editing DDS, show Screen/Record format you are on, much like RDi shows (Main Procedure), subroutine or procedure as you click through the code.

As a Developer, when you search for text or page through your code, RDi shows you the name of the procedure, subroutine at the bottom left of the code window. In DDS for a Display file, you can not tell which record format you are in. For larger D...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Include select/omit criteria for logical files in outline view

Files used in RPG can be logical files that include select/omit criteria. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session. As of this date, the select/omit specification is not visible in the Schemas action...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Context prompt for OVERLOADed procedures

When using the context-sensitive completion assist to find a procedure to call, it would help greatly if all of the possible overloaded procedure parameters were suggested using the name of the overload prototype. See Use Case for example. Use Cas...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.Or a setting where you can control the date field in date area being updated on a source line "White space only" change. An example of this is RPG...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

RDi should prompt options Parameters in RPG

Right now RDi when you have a procedure which allows a parameter for example pointer and the options(*string) RDi (or LPEX Editor) only prompt existing pointer variables.It should also prompt the variables of the type specified in options(). Use C...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

ILE Build Tools for RDi

I really like the idea of an IDE. It should do all the keeping track ofthings for me. It should help me with my builds, it should make debugging easier for me, and RDI does a lot of that very nicely. But one place where it falls short is in helpin...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Future consideration

Allow modification of Wizard templates and include substitution variables

The Java, D-Spec and Procedure Wizards uses a standardized layout with no option to modify it. We need the ability to modify the template to meet shop standards. Ideally the templates should work the same way as regular templates or snippets with ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Configurable auto-formatting of own procedures

The current code formatter only indents known RPG statements like If, Do, Select, ... but doesn't recognize custom written procedures that benefit from proper indentation as well. The result is that these are now aligned so that their indentation ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

RDi-Stop Program Verify when I ask it to stop

If I accidentally press Ctrl+Shift+V instead of Ctrl+Shift+C, the program verify feature starts. It's extremely slow compared to just letting the code compile. I know I can change the keybindings but the STOP button should actually stop the verify...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration