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
The Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V18.104.22.168 fix pack is now available. Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RD Power 22.214.171.124. Also available is the January 2012 AIX server runtime refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0 and the January 2012 Power Linux server runtime refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Fix List: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021392 126.96.36.199 Fixpack: Readme doc: ... [More]
I'm presenting on RDi today as part of SystemiNetwork's free IBM i Development Essentials Virtual Conference today. I'll be presenting "RPG and COBOL Development in Less Time With Better Quality Using Rational Developer for i " at 4PM EST. I've created most of this presentation from scratch and there should be some goodies for both new and experienced RDi users. Hope to see you there!
What's New in Rational Developer for i 9.0.1 was presented at the Toronto Users Group ( www.tug.ca ) on January 22, 2014. The presentation includes the updates that were done to support the RPG language changes for free-form H/F/D/P specs along with the list of RFEs and APARs that were addressed. The presentation is available at http://www.tug.ca/Downloads.html
IBM SDK for Node.js 188.8.131.52 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.
Fix Pack 5 for RDi v7.5 is now available. Note: there was no 184.108.40.206 The fix pack contains fixes to version 7.5. To install the fix pack, start the IBM Installation Manager and click on 'Update'. The fix pack is also available as a downloadable zip (580MB). You will find it on the Download section of the support site soon. You can also download the zip from: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/awdtools/rdi/v75/7505/zips/rdi-220.127.116.11.zip Link to the RDi 18.104.22.168 Release Notes:... [More]
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BM Rational Developer for Power Systems Hear from Bill Smith, Product Manager, about the
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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 m.co m/su ppor t/kn owle dgec... [More]
Fix Pack 1 for RD Power v7.6 is now available. The fix pack contains fixes to version 7.6. To install the fix pack, start the IBM Installation Manager and click on 'Update'. The fix pack is also available as a downloadable zip (200MB). You will find it on the Download section of the support site at: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24027061 Link to the RD Power 22.214.171.124 Release Notes: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019029 Also available for users of the COBOL Development Tools for AIX or C/C++ Development... [More]
Hear from Bill Smith, Product Manager for Rational Tools for Power,
about the new functionality in the latest release of Rational Developer
for Power Systems Software for IBM i, AIX and Linux for Power. He will
also introduce the new migration and porting rules framework. Roland
Koo, Product Manager for Compilers, will present the new performance and
productivity enhancements in the COBOL for AIX 4.1.1 compiler. Listen to the podcast.
The 126.96.36.199 fixpack is now available for Rational Developer for i V7.5. 188.8.131.52 Fixpack: Download DCF: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24027667 Readme: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/awdtools/rdi/v75/7506/documents/readme/readme.html The following corrections have been included in this fix pack. SE43416: Updating Rational Developer for i using IBM Installation
Manager 1.4 or higher when installed with other products fails.
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The RDi install is fairly straight-forward. But one question that users have wondered about is the one on using an existing package group or creating a new one. The notion of a package group is of a group of products that are integrated together. If you only have one product, then you create a package group just for the one product. If you have multiple products, you can choose to install them all into the same package group so that they are integrated (all their functionality being available in one IDE). There are additional uses of... [More]
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.