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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 5, 2014

Fix Pack and Release auto detection from within Eclipse IDE

Eclipse has the feature to auto detect patches within various components, yet for the IBM components we are left to fire up IBM Installation Manager to detect this. While I can understand this from an installation point of view, simply knowing that an update is available is highly desirable.

Use Case:

Only after suffering through an issue with the software for several hours did discover that a fix pack was available - for the last 4 weeks - and my issues was fixed by this patch!

Possibly to include an appropriate site for RDPi editions that - at the very least - indicates the existence of updates:

Window | Preferences | Install/Update | Available Software Sites

The existing settings here are enough to enable the timing of the checking event, as is the link to fire up IBM Installation Manager in the Help menu (although mine is broken).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2015

    Information related to this feature:

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2015

    This feature has been delivered as part of the Rational Developer for i V9.5 product.

    Fix list and link to download doc:
    More information will be provided soon.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2014

    This RFE will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2014

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.