Welcome to the IBM Rational Developer for i hub; a place for the RDi community to mingle and discuss all things RDi and a central place to help you find the RDi information you need. It's an area where you can get to know the developers
When clicking Update in IBM Installation Manager, it will search the IBM service repositories for product updates (e.g. fixpacks). The service repositories are hosted on IBM servers. There have been recent changes to the servers to address security vulnerabilities. As a result, Installation Manager 1.7.3 or older will no longer find product updates. Installation Manager 1.8 or newer works with the updated server.
For more information, see http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21695613
Rational Developer for i V9.1.1 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.1.1 fixpacks for V9.1 are now available!
You can go to IBM Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files (links available in the Fix List documents). The Fix List documents list the enhancements and APARS included in the fixpacks.
RDi Fix List: htt p :// w ww- 0 1.i b m.c o m/s u ppo r t/d o cvi e w.w s s?u i d=s w g27 0 384 8 1
Knowledge center: http ://w ww-0 1.ib... [More]
The IBM Support Portal has a feature for sending you email notifications for the latest information on products including Rational Developer for i.
It is very configurable. You can choose which products you are interested in and you can also choose what type of information you want to be notified about. e.g. new releases, new fixpacks, APARs, etc.
To set this up:
- go to the RDi Support Portal at http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/product/rational/rational_developer_for_i?productContext=219228721
There is a new video available which shows you the Push-to-Client feature being introduced in Rational Developer for i V9.1.1. The feature provides the capability for centralizing administration of tool and workspace configurations and settings. RDi V9.1.1 will be available Dec 12, 2014 as a fixpack for V9.1.
Version 9.1.1 of Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux were announced today.
They will be made available as fixpacks (not new installs) in December.
For details, see:
We are gathering some good resources to help those who have decided to purchase and need to navigate the product fulfillment process.
There is now a new section to the wiki on how to purchase RDi
It points to helpful primer information on different editions, license types and product fulfillment channels.
There is an intro to the ordering process for both channels complete with flow chart .... [More]
Check out the newly updated Enterprise Modernization Power Systems Sandbox and experience Rational application development solutions for IBM i, IBM AIX, and Linux on Power.
We are especially excited with the latest updates for IBM i developers, featuring:
New instant access to the environment - "Nothing to install!"
Refreshed levels of software - IBM i OS, server and client components
Improved usability - your server credentials last for the whole work week!
Nine RDi labs... [More]
NOTE: Please read as the information on this blog post has been corrected.
Anyone entitled to 9.0 should also see 9.1 available on ESS. If you do not see RDi 9.0 or 9.1, it is possible that you need to change the IBM i OS level to 6.1 or higher in order to see them.
IBM SDK for Node.js 184.108.40.206 for Cordova tools interim fix has been made available for Rational Developer for i v9.1.
The interim fix is to address the OpsenSSL vulnerability in the IBM SDK for Node.js used by the Cordova tools in the Modernization Tools, Java Edition.
The interim fix does not affect any other features.
To apply the interim fix, open IBM Installation Manager and select Update.
RDi provides you with options to use both local and remote help.
A number of people were asking if it is possible to switch to local help to avoid firewall or network lag.
Here is a wiki page documenting how.
The Rational Developer for i trial page ( https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rdi/ ) is not currently showing the Web Install option but it is possible. With the Web Install option, you do not need to download the large zip files.
For details how you can do a web install, please see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21667734 .
The following presentation shows what RDi, the latest RPG language enhancements, embedded SQL, RPG Open Access and Profound Logic can do to make your ILE RPG programs look modern from the language and tools to the end application.
Joe Pluta wrote an excellent article on how the 2 different ordering channels for Rational Developer for i
We recently got a question on how to get the activation kit for RDi if you ordered through the hardware channel.
You should have a CD in your media pack the contains the activation kit. The description should be on the CD label. For RDi 9.0 the activation kit... [More]
The Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0.1 fix pack for V9.0 is now available.
Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RD AIX and Linux 9.0.1.
220.127.116.11 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24036659
Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038480
The Rational Developer for i V18.104.22.168 fix pack for V9.0 is now available.
Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RDi 22.214.171.124.
126.96.36.199 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035419
Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038481