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My ideas: IBM i

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Automatic Content assist should be available as a preference

In the early days of WDSC content assist was automatic as it is with most other tools based on Eclipse. That capability was removed and we now have to use Crtl/Space to activate. This makes sense for huge programs but not when working with small p...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Enhancement to Show Block Nesting for Else and When

Currently Else and When are ignored when Show Block Nesting is requested. Else and When could easily be shown also with a horizontal line connecting to the innermost vertical line. The horizontal line would (should) never need to go beyond the inn...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Return a boolean in IWS (Integrated WebService Server)

IWS does not support true/false booleans, so it cannot be used to generate JSON streams in RPG like this: {"success": true}Ideally, we should be able to declare an indicator in the RPG and have it translated to true / false (without quotes).Curren...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Boolean data type in Db2

The boolean datatype seam to be standard in other major database, so it will be a good opportunity to also have bool as a native type in DB2. I know you can use CREATE TYPE BOOL to make you own implementation, however it will not allow direct logi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Add GNU tools to PASE or 5733OPS

We have developed a build system for native ILE code that we are preparing to release as open source. When coupled with a source control product like Git and bug tracking software like Trac (or Jira), it should provide a free (or nearly free) chan...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Enhancement

I am using the latest version of IBM i Access Client Solutions. (64-bit)Version: id: 7031January 16, 2017 12:19:12 PM CSTjava.version: 1.8.0_65I would like 2 design changes:1. With this new version the End key functionality changed. I...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Add BRMS object level omitting to the New IBMi Navigator

Heritage IBMi Navigator had BRMS object level omitting. New IBMi Navigator does not. Use Case: Our BRMS control groups
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

Add System TLS (GSKit) support for SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

The option to route user task to a specific system is of great value.As we see more and more customers moving to using SSL to secure their network traffic, having the ability to route these task also to a specific subsystem is of great value. Use ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 9 Delivered

Support a modern hashing algorithm like bcrypt as a password level

The currently available algorithms for i are a SHA1 hash (salted with username and mutually agreed upon IVs) and a custom DES implementation that does similar. The problem is both of these are broken algorithms - SHA1 has been broken in this decad...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Delivered