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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...
about 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...
about 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

PowerVC should support dedupe and compression on Hitachi storage

Hitachi's latest storage arrays (e.g. VSP 5500) are efficient with dedupe and compression (collectively called "Automatic Data Reduction" ADR). Apple has purchased a 5500 and want to leverage ADR functionality in their environment.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

SSL certificate enhancements

Please provide supported for wildcard(subject alternative name) certificates imports. This would mean being able to import a CA and Cert chain without producing an initial CR. Large enterprises utilize domain level certificates to manage multiple ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Filtering source members and other files in iProject perspective

We would like the option to filter in iProject perspective like when using the "Programming Development Manager (PDM)" in the green screens. Use Case: When an iProject contains hundreds of files we need the option to help the developers to navigat...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration