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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2018

Include Python and Perl IDE in RDi

IBM wants developers to use open source languages, therefore IBM has delivered Python and Perl. There is no IDE for these languages with IBM i integration.
Please deliver plug-ins and perspectives for Rational Developer for i (RDi) for these new languages.

Use Case:

Use perspectives for Python and Perl development in RDi

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2018

    Robust Python and Perl support are very easily installed by going to "Help->Eclipse Marketplace" and typing in "PyDev" or "Perl" and hitting Enter. This will give our customers the very latest support and option in a rapidly evolving open source world at no cost and great convenience. We feel that it would be a disservice to our customers to slow them down and limit their options and potentially cause install conflicts by integrating this support in RDi. For large customers that restrict access to the internet, these open source offerings also provide P2 installs that can be made available within their firewalls. So it is our policy not to interfere with our customer's access to these fine open source offerings.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2018

    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
    Component - RPG/COBOL Development Tools
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2018

    I haven't actually used these, but you might want to check out ...

    Eclipse Perl plug-in:
    Eclipse Python plug-in: