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Can't install RDi on removable device

As a consultant in a small company, I would like to be able to install RDi on a removable device such as a USB stick so I can move it from one laptop to another for use with different clients. Use Case: As a consultant, I am often given a laptop f...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

The snap command should gather mirror pool info

The snap command needs to be updated to gather mirror pool information. Right now the mirror pool commands are not in it, nor are the flags that list information for other commands. At a minimum it should run:lspv -Plsmp -A vgname (for all vgs tha...
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Execution bit /usr/sbin/nsupdate9 AIX 7.2

After migrating our OS from AIX 7.1 to AIX 7.2 the execution bit of /usr/sbin/nsupdate9 was changed back to 554 as it was before (see below). It caused that some deployments of our developers failed. We now changed it back to 555 manually.In nsupd...
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Is a defect

AIX GL glue linkage assembler for custom dynamic linkage code.

This enhancement is specific to AIX and is a problem with the linker/binder software ('ld') and relates to the use of the GL storage mapping class within assembler files. Micro Focus Visual COBOL uses some dynamically created assembler files in or...
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration


Would like to see topasrec have a flag to output information similar to the top page in nmon. To include the date, time, PID, command, and user at a minimum. As the topasrec process is started by default in the inittab it would be a good idea to p...
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Scroll "Indentation" view along-side source view

It would be very beneficial to scroll the indentation view next to the source view. When viewing old fixed format programs, it's often helpful to see the indentation view. So, I read on the indentation view until I find the section of code that ne...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDi iProjects, Compile shortcut keys

When I compile RPG in RDi I can do Ctrl+Shift+C to issue a compile (and if the currently selected source member isn't saved it will prompt to save). In iProjects I need to right click on the source member and select Remote Actions->Compile (RPG...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi iProjects, show Error List tab automatically after compile

When compiling with RDi iProjects you need to do the following to retrieve the Error Listing tab: Right click on the job in the "Job Status" view and select Task Actions->Retrieve Errors. When compiling outside of iProjects it automatically bri...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

From a library, a CHGCURLIB option

In RSE, from a library, an option to change this library on the current library Use Case: Currently the option "Change Current Library" is only available on the libray list. It would be usefull to have it on a library
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

In the "Commands Log" view, a "Display second level message" option

As we can do on the DSPJOBLOG screen, the ability in the "Commands Log" view to position the cursor on a message and pressing the F1 key to get the message ID and second level text Use Case: Usefull to get the second level message as we can do in ...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration