As you may have read, version 1.0.1 of Rational Developer Traveler is now available, and can either be accessed in a hosted environment or installed locally. (If you would like to try RD Traveler in either environment, let us know and we'll help you get started.)
While we continue to gather feedback on version 1.0.1, we are also working on the next version of RD Traveler. We are excited about the new features that are being added in the next version, which include:
* Removal of the Rational Developer Traveler ID - Based on our own usage of RD Traveler, and on feedback we received from version 1.0.1, we have decided to remove the Rational Developer Traveler ID and allow users to access RD Traveler with just their TSO Credentials. With this new approach, it is much easier to manage an RD Traveler installation, and a unique RD Traveler ID is no longer required to access a specific host environment. The RD Traveler login now looks like the following screen capture. To login to RD Traveler, a user chooses a host environment from the list and enters their TSO credentials for that environment.
* Support for Sequential Datasets - Sequential Datasets can now be accessed in RD Traveler, including the Navigator, Editor, and Compare views. Also, similar to the Partitioned Dataset (PDS) support provided in version 1.0.1, a Sequential Dataset can be created using the 'allocate like' feature in the Navigator.
* Line Wrapping Support - The RD Traveler Editor has been updated to support smart line wrapping when the end of a record is reached. When the cursor wraps to a new line, it is automatically placed at the same indent as the previous line.
* PDS Member Alias Enhancements - If a PDS member alias is updated, RD Traveler will honor the alias and keep it as a true reference to the underlying PDS member. In version 1.0.1 of RD Traveler, updating a PDS member alias would result in a copy of the original PDS member being created and the alias being removed.
We look forward to getting feedback on these new features when they become available, and to hearing what other features might be necessary to build a web based 'TSO/ISPF Companion' for Enterprise Application development.
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