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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-08-30T11:21:02Z by eric.simpson
eric.simpson
eric.simpson
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Pinned topic Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!

‏2013-06-14T16:58:11Z |

See the following for some of the details of the new releases:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/49773f8f-a20d-4816-86f2-44a2d862dbc1/entry/rational_developer_for_i_v9_0_and_rational_developer_for_aix_and_linux_v9_0_are_now_available?lang=en

  • Eric_G
    Eric_G
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    Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!

    ‏2013-07-08T13:26:10Z  

    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.

  • eric.simpson
    eric.simpson
    136 Posts

    Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!

    ‏2013-07-09T14:35:45Z  
    • Eric_G
    • ‏2013-07-08T13:26:10Z

    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.

    Hi Eric,

    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.

    Thanks,

    Eric

  • Steve_Houts
    Steve_Houts
    2 Posts

    Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!

    ‏2013-08-29T21:40:09Z  

    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.

  • eric.simpson
    eric.simpson
    136 Posts

    Re: Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 now available!

    ‏2013-08-30T11:21:02Z  

    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.

    Steve,

    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.

     

    Thanks,

    Eric