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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 18, 2018

Allow seamless Git integration with RDi

Make Git adoption in RDi seamless for RPG developers. RDi currently has iProjects which can be used to adopt Git, but iProjects operate on the premise of offline editing. Not all RPG developers are going to be editing offline.

Use Case:

Focus on allowing RPG programmers to keep their source in *SRCPF members and under the covers have the source be synchronized with the IFS. The reason for synchronizing with *SRCPF members is so it disrupts their existing processes as little as possible.

An example user experience... User right clicks on library and selects "Manage with Git". At that point RDi will create a metadata file in the library containing config settings (i.e. IFS directory of where the Git repo exists, i.e. /home/aaron/libname).

Include documentation for how to install Git in PASE (i.e. yum install git), or make it easily installable with a click of a button.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2023

    Richard Schoen has created iForGit, in his words on github, "an IBM i Specific Git Client application that allows Git to be more easily integrated with RDi development environments and traditional 5250 SEU development environments for working with source file members or IFS based source members and seamlessly integrating them with a Git repository for version control and the ability to visually review and compare changes." Here is a link to it -

    The web site for iForGit is - it does have a cost, I believe. Richard says it is " nice alternative to expensive version control systems...". I don't know the cost myself, however.


    Caac member

  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Nov 8, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority Idea that is important to be addressed. This needs to happen for the improvement of the platform. Not everyone is going to move to Merlin. This will allow the writing of code in a low code solution which will accelerate the use of RPG.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM icommunity, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2020

    We have reviewed this requirement and we feel it would be a beneficial enhancement to the product. We hope to be able to add it to our development plans in the future.

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2020

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2018

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2018

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.

  • Guest
    Apr 19, 2018

    This enhancement would take Git out of the world of rarefied open source experts and make it available to a regular good developer.