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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2015

Autosave source changes to IBM i

It would be helpful if Rational Developer for I would automatically save source code changes up to the IBM i system at regular intervals.


Use Case:

A programmer opens a source member in RDi and spends several hours making changes to it. The PC crashes and the source code changes are lost. The mechanism (in RDi) for restoring from a local backup on the PC does not work for "whatever reasons" and several hours of productivity are lost. The RPG programmer goes back to using the green-screen Source Edit Utility because in the previous 30 years SEU has not lost any of their source code changes.


Idea priority High
  • 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
    May 25, 2015

    We have considered this request and have decided that there is not sufficient value to proceed with this request. The intention of autosave is to recover a member in case something goes wrong and the current autosave to local disk does this with much less demand on resources.