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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 11, 2020

ACS add plugin for "<help><about>" to get version information

the acsbundle.jar file is non-specific for version information. there should be a way to show the version information to a terminal window.

Use Case:

from IBM i command line, where no GUI exists, or PC/MAC/LINUX command line need to be able to get the version of the acsbundle.jar "contents"

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2024
    This support is available in version The CHECKVERSION plugin has been added.
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Mar 25, 2024
    We have added this to our next update which will be available in April 2024.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2021

    I looked at the current version acsbundle.jar and I see the graphical
    IBM i Access Client Solutions
    Build id: 0490
    2020-12-01 09:33:03

    Then I looked where you suggested and I see (truncated)

    Manifest-Version: 1.0
    Implementation-Version: 5733-XJ1 Version 1 Release 1 Modification leve
    l 8 driver 0490
    Driver-Build-Date: Driver 0490 M/D/Y H:M:S 12/01/2020 11:01:27
    Specification-Vendor: IBM Corporation
    Specification-Title: IBM i Access Client Solutions
    Implementation-Vendor: IBM Corporation
    Permissions: all-permissions
    Name: /
    Specification-Version: 1.1.8
    Created-By: 1.8.0_261 (IBM Corporation)
    SplashScreen-Image: Copyright/splash.png

    Nothing I see that could be cobbled together to get level 490

  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2020

    IBM has received this request and will consider it for a future code update. No commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Nov 12, 2020

    The version is stored in META-INF\MANIFEST.MF... no idea if there are standard tools to extract this, but it can be done manually by using WinZip, 7-ZIP, ...