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msoucy
msoucy
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Pinned topic RBD 9.6?

‏2018-01-17T16:31:03Z | 9.6 rdi

I happened to come across an article by Jon Paris and Gantner about a new release of RDi (version 9.6) that was released in December.  Does this mean that there will be a new version of RBD to match RDi?  Oddly enough when I log into IBM Passport Advantage I don't see an option to download RDi 9.6.

  • Marcel-D
    Marcel-D
    230 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-01-24T06:56:59Z  

    Hi Michael,

    I don't know if there will be a new version of RBD in the next time, sorry.

    But could you please share the article?

    We are also very interested in news of the RBD.

     

    Kind Regards!

  • msoucy
    msoucy
    358 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-01-24T13:07:09Z  
    • Marcel-D
    • ‏2018-01-24T06:56:59Z

    Hi Michael,

    I don't know if there will be a new version of RBD in the next time, sorry.

    But could you please share the article?

    We are also very interested in news of the RBD.

     

    Kind Regards!

    Hi Marcel.

     

    Here is the article I was referring to:

    http://ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/developer/modernization/whats-new-rdi/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=011718-b_IBMIEXTRA%20(1)%20Live%20Send&utm_content=Article%201%20Title&spMailingID=12762778&spUserID=MTMzNzA3Mjc4MDMzS0&spJobID=1321553747&spReportId=MTMyMTU1Mzc0NwS2

    Upon further reading of the announcement letter for RDi 9.6 it states that the EGL version of RDi is staying at 9.5.1.  This has me worried that EGL may be on it's last leg especially with IBM focusing on open source languages like node-js.  I wish IBM would state their plans for support of the language going forward.

     

  • Marcel-D
    Marcel-D
    230 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-01-24T15:46:34Z  
    • msoucy
    • ‏2018-01-24T13:07:09Z

    Hi Marcel.

     

    Here is the article I was referring to:

    http://ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/developer/modernization/whats-new-rdi/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=011718-b_IBMIEXTRA%20(1)%20Live%20Send&utm_content=Article%201%20Title&spMailingID=12762778&spUserID=MTMzNzA3Mjc4MDMzS0&spJobID=1321553747&spReportId=MTMyMTU1Mzc0NwS2

    Upon further reading of the announcement letter for RDi 9.6 it states that the EGL version of RDi is staying at 9.5.1.  This has me worried that EGL may be on it's last leg especially with IBM focusing on open source languages like node-js.  I wish IBM would state their plans for support of the language going forward.

     

    Hi,

    some time ago I've heard from an IBM employee that there will be a new version of RBD.

    But he did not know at which time.


    Maybe here is an IBM employee who could clarify that.

    Kind Regards!

  • Jeff_Douglas
    Jeff_Douglas
    5 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-04-18T12:20:13Z  

    Hello Marcel.

    Yes, there is a new release in the works (likely called 9.6 but not sure the exact number). We are actively working on it.

    As you know, IBM has partnered with HCL (a major company) with numerous products including RBD, for taking over the development. That means that development (including myself) is now employed by HCL. It also means great things for these products, as HCL is very eager to improve them. The staff in RBD has been increased with some very talented people and as I mentioned, we are working on the next release. The delay has been mostly due to having to migrate off of IBM systems (including mainframes, builds, etc) to HCL ones. As you can imagine, this has been a large task.

     

  • starki7
    starki7
    7 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-04-19T10:52:39Z  

    Hello Marcel.

    Yes, there is a new release in the works (likely called 9.6 but not sure the exact number). We are actively working on it.

    As you know, IBM has partnered with HCL (a major company) with numerous products including RBD, for taking over the development. That means that development (including myself) is now employed by HCL. It also means great things for these products, as HCL is very eager to improve them. The staff in RBD has been increased with some very talented people and as I mentioned, we are working on the next release. The delay has been mostly due to having to migrate off of IBM systems (including mainframes, builds, etc) to HCL ones. As you can imagine, this has been a large task.

     

    Thank You Jeff for the very good news!

    Now when RBD is with HCL, I wonder if RBD Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community stays at developerWorks site, or is it moved to HCL.

    The same question is about RBD support (PMR, ...), when new version of RBD is going to be released.

    Sincerely,

    Goran

  • Jeff_Douglas
    Jeff_Douglas
    5 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2018-04-19T11:03:01Z  

    Hi Goran.

    The PMR and RFE process remains the same: you open them through the normal IBM process. I am not sure if that will ever change, but for now, that is the way to do it.

    As for when the next release is coming out: we don't have a date as yet, but you know that we really aren't allowed to be specific until it is announced from official channels. However in this case, we really don't have the date yet. We are working on it.

  • ojomenezes
    ojomenezes
    86 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-08-18T18:13:28Z  

    I look forward also to this new version 9.6. A "little green bird", as we say in Brazil, reported that there will be big news. One of them will be the improvement in working with Mobile in Cordova, which I did testing and particularly found the integration between Android, IOS and Cordova complicated.
    Let's wait and see ..
    Success to all ..

  • nick_tn
    nick_tn
    618 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-09-13T10:56:56Z  

    I was told to look for new information on 9.6 release of RBD in September 2019. I hope i was told correctly. This is the site i was told will make announcement:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/fix-list-rational-business-developer

  • mrhall
    mrhall
    4 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-09-17T10:43:29Z  
    • nick_tn
    • ‏2019-09-13T10:56:56Z

    I was told to look for new information on 9.6 release of RBD in September 2019. I hope i was told correctly. This is the site i was told will make announcement:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/fix-list-rational-business-developer

    Hi Nick,

     

    I'm afraid due to a legal constraint associated with IBM, RBD v9.6 has slipped until the end of October.

    My apologies to all for the delay.

     

    Thanks and Regards
    Mark
     
    Mark Hall
     
    HCL Technologies
    RBD L2 Support
    ----------------------------------------------------
    My access to my IBM mail address has been removed so please always mail me via hallm@hcl.com in future.

     

     


     

  • Marcel-D
    Marcel-D
    230 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-22T07:28:48Z  

    Hi here is the announcement for the IBM Rational Business Developer V9.6.

    https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/6/877/ENUSZP19-0526/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en

     

    Planned availability date:  24.10.2019.

  • ojomenezes
    ojomenezes
    86 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-24T17:49:24Z  

    Veison 9.6, available

     

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/fix-list-rational-business-developer#96

  • nick_tn
    nick_tn
    618 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-24T19:32:07Z  

    dont see where to download. Link looks broken.

     

    I tried to use IBM Installation Manager, but didnt see 9.6.

     

    Anyone able to download and install yet?

  • Marcel-D
    Marcel-D
    230 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-25T10:00:30Z  
    • nick_tn
    • ‏2019-10-24T19:32:07Z

    dont see where to download. Link looks broken.

     

    I tried to use IBM Installation Manager, but didnt see 9.6.

     

    Anyone able to download and install yet?

    No, unfortunately not...

    I've contacted IBM so maybe they fix the broken link...

     

    Maybe you could download it via the Passport Advantage Portal.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/883944?mhsrc=ibmsearch_a&mhq=rational%20business#DNLD

    But I've no access...

     

    Kind Regards!

    Updated on 2019-10-25T10:04:20Z at 2019-10-25T10:04:20Z by Marcel-D
  • Mark Hall
    Mark Hall
    7 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-25T13:34:01Z  
    • Marcel-D
    • ‏2019-10-25T10:00:30Z

    No, unfortunately not...

    I've contacted IBM so maybe they fix the broken link...

     

    Maybe you could download it via the Passport Advantage Portal.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/883944?mhsrc=ibmsearch_a&mhq=rational%20business#DNLD

    But I've no access...

     

    Kind Regards!

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for highlighting the download link is broken for the new 9.6 release, I'll request that is fixed asap, my apologies to all.
    It will just take you to the same page as per Marcel's link and downloading via Passport Advantage is indeed the way to go.


    @Marcel is there a problem with your Passport Advantage account that you don't have access?

    I cannot check accounts but I can mail the licencing team on your behalf if your having problems with your login?

     

    Thanks and Regards
    Mark


    Mark Hall
    HCL Technologies
    RBD L2 Support

    ----------------------------------------------------

    My access to my IBM email address has been removed so please feel free to mail me directly via hallm@hcl.com in future.
     

     

  • Marcel-D
    Marcel-D
    230 Posts

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-25T13:47:21Z  
    • Mark Hall
    • ‏2019-10-25T13:34:01Z

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for highlighting the download link is broken for the new 9.6 release, I'll request that is fixed asap, my apologies to all.
    It will just take you to the same page as per Marcel's link and downloading via Passport Advantage is indeed the way to go.


    @Marcel is there a problem with your Passport Advantage account that you don't have access?

    I cannot check accounts but I can mail the licencing team on your behalf if your having problems with your login?

     

    Thanks and Regards
    Mark


    Mark Hall
    HCL Technologies
    RBD L2 Support

    ----------------------------------------------------

    My access to my IBM email address has been removed so please feel free to mail me directly via hallm@hcl.com in future.
     

     

    Hi Mark thanks,

    till now we didn't download the RBD via the Passport Advantage.

    If I access the site I have to insert a "site number" and a "Business justification" but we do not have a site number?!

     

    We downloaded it via the IBM Entitled Systems Support site because we bought the RBD as a package with IBM i.

    But I think IBM changed something there is no RBD anymore...

  • IndrajitNadgir
    IndrajitNadgir
    1 Post

    Re: RBD 9.6?

    ‏2019-10-29T06:48:20Z  

    Hello all,

    I am Indrajit. I am the Development Manager for RBD.

    I understand the problem with the broken link. I am working with our documentation team to get the link fixed.

    Recently there was a change in the URL format for links in IBM Drupal. So the link appears broken. We are working on updating the links to the new URL format so that it works.

    I will keep you posted.

     

    Thanks,

    Indrajit