Recent Fix Central Enhancements for IBM i Downloads
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The IBM I fix download path on Fix Central has received a recent upgrade.
For the download methods like:
- Download individual fixes directly to my system
- Download individual fixes to my PC for installation using Systems Director
- Download virtual images using Download Director
.... can now be used on Chrome, latest Firefox and any other browsers that do not support applets.
If you use a browser that does not support applets, the first time you try and use Download Director or the applet connecting to IBM i system, you will be directed to do a one-time installation for Download Director or you will be asked to run the application each time for the Connecting to IBM I program.
The IBM i fix download option of "Download virtual images using FTP" now supports sha256, by generating a "sha256.txt" file containing the hash values for each of the files that are part of the download. If using Download Director for your downloads, the Download Director has long used sha values to verify the success of the download. But now if you choose FTP, you can perform your own manual hash verification using sha256 values shipped in the "sha256.txt" file.
The Fix Central Team
Dennis Heideman is an IT Architect for Electronic Support in Austin, TX. Dennis is currently the architect of the Electronic Fix Distribution system and Fix Central.
Keith Griffin is the Fix Central team lead. Keith is responsible for the design and implementation of Fix Central.