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FOM Design Change Request

In the event of FOM related failures, current standard recovery procedures are causing longer service outages, which have a greater impact on business. For banking customers, all FC adapters are redundant by FOM, so in case of failure immediate ta...
about 4 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

"Change User Interface Settings? option is available only in classic GUI, can we have it in Enhanced GUI?

The web page says he can customize the user interface settings. He would like to change the default views to this above, using Enhanced GUI with V9.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Request to make the API getwparstate() threadsafe

We use the API getwparstate() to fetch the wpar status as active or not. This API works if invoked from within a main() execution of the program. However, this API is failing to return correct state when it is invoked from a thread. We took help f...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enable Ctrl (and other) keys to repeat

This is for ACS - Accessw Client Solutions. I would like to be able to have the Ctrl key be a repeatable key. Its' location is similar to the NewLine key from the 5250 terminal family and is commonly mapped to perform that function. Use Case: Keyb...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Copied connection on 8.0.3 causes opens to original connection

I copied a connection in RDP 8.0.3 in order to create a work environment with different library list. I used to create different profiles and connections but had troubles with properties being copied. The new connection opens just fine and sets th...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Make RDi available for Mac

Can we make RDi RPG/COBOL development tools available for MAC OSX? I understand that in the past the delay was due to the lack of verifier routines to run on OSX, but even a version without these would allow Mac users to use the tool to gain busin...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

RDi Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance Rational Developer for i to support new 5250 AFDDS capability (see related RFEs). Enhance the RDi Screen Designer to generate and maintain DDS containing AFDDS keywords. This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" s...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Enable Job Description to be defined on Printer Device Description

When a print writer is started there is no option to specify a job description. There are three supplied job descriptions:QSPLPRTW - used for all local and LAN Writers QSPLAFPW - used for local and LAN writers for IPDS printers configured with AFP...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Making an AIX full-system partition bootable on systems with IFL enabled cores

A full-system partition created on a Power9 box that has IFL enabled cores is unbootable. Leads to a B700F121 error. On Power8 a simple chsyscfg command allowed for reducing the CPU count on a full system partition profile, to exclude the IFL enab...
about 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration