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Is there any plan of IBM, in which version of RDi this feature will be implemented?
The CAAC has reviewed this Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. For RDi to remain viable as an IDE, it must be updated -- if eclipse were more up-to-date, it could be used for multi-language development.
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Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager
Does IBM have an idea in which Version of RDi this requirment will be included?
RDi can't be installed on Windows 11 for ARM.
It was extremely hard to install it on Mac OS BigSur (after several hours of try and error and only after contact with IBM 2nd Level support).
IBM please realize that we have 2022 and update your product. It is not only annoying that this happens. It is also a very important step into the future of developing for IBM I because Developers who come from other languages / frameworks with other tools like Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code (or even modern eclipse) won't stay long when they have to work with this old software.
If they can't install it they won't use it at all and switch the job to a company without RPG... that is my experience in real life for many years now.
So modernizing RDi is not only important for existing customers who paid for it.
Any updates on this?
This will likely reduce the complexity of getting RDI 9.6 to work correctly on osx. Something I have been working on for the last several days.
The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.
RDi needs to be able to support the latest version of Eclipse to enable using the latest plugins available.
Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (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 @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT
Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM
Thank you for considering the update.
Even if this update is not committed to the upcoming version, it would be nice if you could look at the API removal strategy of the Eclipse Platform.
Specifically, the following deprecated API's are REMOVED since Eclipse 4.17  and break the installation of RDi in newer Eclipse versions. Please consider removing the usage of the REMOVED API for the next maintenance release. This will allow the adventurous to upgrade and provide you with valuable feedback like this.
Removed APIs in the Eclipse 4.17 release:
Remove Input and MInputPart
Removed JFace and JFace text Assert
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.
Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.