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Fix problem where session hangs during debug

When running debug of RPG program, with program called via green screen session on System i, and I go to remove or add a breakpoint, my PC (Windows 7) hangs. I end up having to use Windows Task Mgr to kill the RDP session. I never had this problem...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Outline View Artifacts from /INCLUDEs

In the LPEX editor (specifically for RPG) the outline view shows artifacts from include files. While I can understand that this may be desirable behavior some of the time, it is very annoying when developing a module that has includes for many oth...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Flag invalid COBOL PROCESS statement options

When an invalid option is entered for the PROCESS statement, no error is shown. The syntax checker must be noting them as it uses the parser style for "User-defined word" rather than "Compiler directive" as a valid option uses. But no error is sho...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Edit Code extension to show only the day-month portion of a date; strip the fractional portion of a numeric variable

Some times there is not enough room on the screen for a full date. In order to manage, only the month-day of the date are shown. Furthermore, Some times it is enough to dispaly only the day prtion, because the year and month are on top of the scre...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

PowerHA Stop After Dependency WITHOUT failover behavior modification

Explanation:The current Stop After dependency modifies behavior on failover. Take for example if RG1 must stop after RG2. Then, if RG1 fails over, RG2 will be bounced under the current dependency logic. I would like a dependency where RG1 must sto...
about 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Under review

Option for loading new/different profile on next/unplanned IPL

HMC should provide an option, where one can select a certain profile to be loaded on next reboot (which can be triggered manually or by a system crash)
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Concurrent SR-IOV Migration

LPM of LPARs from Servers with Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) to Servers using vNIC and SR-IOV adapters is not possible directly. Hence the migration requires new definition of Ethernet-communication in target LPAR, which requires an outage of the...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

No root authority needed on storage for DRO alone

Client wants to use PowerVC for its sole DRO functionality. No short term plan for deploying VMs with PowerVC. Nevertheless, PowerVC requires "root" authority on storage and SAN linked to the partitions. Due to client's organization and needs, thi...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Improvements to CSS LDAP

1) Currently if we are enabling domainless=true in LDAP for CSS, it is required user to set dist_uniqid=always. Why this can't be default behaviour or atleast giving warning to make it "dist_uniqid=always". 2) Currently when we make domainless=tru...
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration