See the following for some of the details of the new releases:
Pinned topic Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!
Eric_G 110000C02U1 PostACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!2013-07-08T13:26:10Z in response to eric.simpson
I couldn't believe it when I found that this morning. IBM is definitively decided to continue driving us nuts with their infinite product remarketing. Furthermore, why having implemented an update feature in Rational Development series? Major releases has been multiplicated in the last 2 years making the update feature useless and require a complete reinstall. Since fixes to older versions are quickly frozen, we can't virtualy get any bug fixes unless we upgrade. Although we subscribe to Software Maintenance and have free upgrades, upgrading itself is time consuming therefore, is not free from an operational standpoint.
This is really annoying. Will stick with v8.5 for a while. Please issue updates or feature packs next time.
Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!2013-07-09T14:35:45Z in response to Eric_G
I understand your point concerning providing fixpacks versus requiring complete new installs and will take this back to the team.
Regarding 9.0, there was a significant change (moving to an Eclipse 4.2 base from Eclipse 3.6 base) which forced a new install.
Steve_Houts 1000004BTK2 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!2013-08-29T21:40:09Z in response to eric.simpson
Is there a way to remove the Linux installation images and the Win 32-bit installation image? We only want to install on Windows 7 64-bit, and we have remote developers that need to download the install image. As it sits, the install image is 6.3GB (zipped). We want to be able to significantly reduce that.
Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!2013-08-30T11:21:02Z in response to Steve_Houts
Are you just using the 4 zip files? Depending on what options are chosen during the install, it is possible that not all 4 zips are needed by your developers. The zip files are intended to be a complete image so it includes files for all supported operating systems. When using a repository (like the Web Install method of the trial), users only download the specific files needed in their particular install. You can use the IBM Packaging Utility to create a repository on your own company's network.