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For fully free RPG provide support for program described printer files

Provide support for program described printer files. Since in fully free RPG there is no support for output specification, please change the WRITE op-code to direct coutput to non external described printer files. The PRTCTL keyword for line spaci...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Test: Windows support on PowerVM :-)

If IBM can support Windows running on top of PowerVM I'd gladly replace all my x86 hardware!
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration

Block Paste without realigning code

There is a capability in RDI to do a select on a block of code(Alt+R). There is a need for the capability to do a block paste at the selected target that is basically a block replace/overlay or insert without re-aligning the copied block to other ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

TOPAS : Allow for hostname greater than 11 charachters

Topas on "topas -C" only allows hostname with 11 characters. Although one could use the "I" to get ip addresses, names at times are easier .
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Have 'chpasswd' Recognize an LPM

After changing the root password on one lpar, we use the 'chpasswd' command to propagate it to the other 100+ lpars in our environment. This works when using the crypt algorithm, but not when using the 'sha512' algorithm
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Prevent boot error B2006006

ensure at release of memory or at partion boot that enough contiguous memory is availibel to prevent Error B2006006 on Partition boot.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 4 Not under consideration

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Allow HMC profile change to edit WWPN on virtual fiber channel adapters

We have attached a couple of Data Domain 2500's to a group of Power 8's. The wrong WWPN's are stored in the existing lpar profile. There is no way to change the WWPN for the virtual fiber channel adapter using the HMC GUI. You have to follow the h...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Rational Developer for i Backspace & Paste behavior in Replace mode

While in Replace mode(Insert key toggle in US) editing a source member, using the Paste function shifts characters following the block to the right while the expected behavior would be to replace a corresponding volume of characters. While in Inse...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration