Buck Calabro | 30 Jul 16:14 2014
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Re: Already using WDSC 7.0 - Is it worth it to buy RDi?

On 7/29/2014 5:17 PM, Dennis wrote:

>> "Bug fixes.  OS compatibility.  Tech support."
> 
> Thanks for the reply. So far I've never had any real bugs or need for tech
> support, and I recently upgraded to win 8.1 without any trouble so not much
> need for any of that.  :)
> 
> I'm wondering if there are any features that might make the upgrade
> appealing, particularly anything that would make it more productive than
> using wdsc.

'More productive'.

One day I will write my thesis on what those two words mean to different
populations, and why those differences are crucial to understanding the
commoditisation of knowledge work.  But breathe a sigh of relief; today
is not that day.

If you find that you are comfortable with WDSC 7, you are probably
limiting your work to the things WDSC 7 can do.  You ARE artificially
restricted in the things you can do.  For example, plugins like iSphere,
RPGUnit, X-Analysis, change management vendors won't run in WDSC 7.  You
see syntax errors for fully free RPG and new SQL keywords and so on.
Only you can judge whether that is a tolerable environment for you.  For
me, these artificial restrictions would make for a grim place to work.

I got my management to buy into the upgrade from 7 to 8.5.  Partly, they
trust my judgement.  Partly, they don't want to be stuck in the
'obsolete technology dungeon'.  Partly because IBM is very, very clear
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Matt Lavinder | 30 Jul 15:24 2014

Re: Installation Manager

On 7/29/2014 2:22 PM, Edmund Reinhardt wrote:

ANSWER:
>
> If you want Installation Manager to update itself - go to File->
> Preferences->Updates and check "Search for Installation Manager updates"
>

Thanks for all the help.  I was finally able to get Installation Manager 
to update itself and then downloaded the available Java updates.  Maybe 
I was being impatient.  Seems like it took quite a while for it to 
finally come back with the list of updates.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Dennis | 29 Jul 23:07 2014

Already using WDSC 7.0 - Is it worth it to buy RDi?

I'm wondering if it's worth the 1k price tag to upgrade. Is there anything
in RDi I can't live without? :)
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Buck Calabro | 29 Jul 21:09 2014
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Re: Installation Manager

On 7/29/2014 2:32 PM, Terry Hertel wrote:
> I ran Installation Manager last week and it came up with an update: IBM SDK for Node.js 1.1.0.4 for Cordova
tools ........ Is this really for RPG and COBOL tools?

Well, sort of.  RDi is based on Eclipse, and it comes packaged with
IBM's Java runtime.  These fixes apply to that.  There are a pair of
security fixes relating to this:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21679181&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSPSQF&mynp=OCSS4QVT&mynp=OCSSAE4W&mync=E

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21679197&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSPSQF&mynp=OCSS4QVT&mynp=OCSSAE4W&mync=E

Patching the SDK fixes Java security vulnerabilities in RDi.
  --buck

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Buck Calabro | 29 Jul 20:21 2014
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Re: Error log doesn't sort

On 7/29/2014 1:23 PM, Englander, Douglas wrote:
> 
> I am currently using RDi 9.0.1, but have found this on prior versions also:
> 
> When I compile a program, sometimes, but not every time, 

I think that the first step in every case of inconsistent behaviour is
to create a new workspace and try it again.

> the Error List View shows my 30 level messages at the bottom of the panel. Since my panels can contain
multiple pages, 

Generally, I let RDi filter out the informational messages so I don't
have to page through them.

> it APPEARS (via a quick glance) that the program compiles, but does not because there are severity 30 level
errors at the bottom of the panel, which you have to page down to see.
> 
> Normally, the View is displayed from Highest severity to Lowest, so glancing at the View allows me to
easily see if a program compiled.
> 
> However, every so often the View "loses" the sort criteria, and the severity 30 messages are interspersed
throughout the panel. I have tried and tried to click on the Severity column to change the sort, but it does
not change. It appears that every other column changes somewhat when I click on it, but not the Severity column.

Clicking on the Severity column sorts for me on 9.1 and my recollection
is that it always sorted, going back at least to 7.0.0.8.

> Is there some setting that is not correct that is causing this? This behavior can be inconsistent day to day.

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Matt Lavinder | 29 Jul 20:02 2014

Re: Installation Manager

On 7/29/2014 12:48 PM, Buck Calabro wrote:

> I just tried it with IM 1.7.2.  It did some searching for about 2
> minutes and then told me there's a new version of IM.  No surprise
> there.  So I let IM update itself.  Now, at 1.7.3, I tried 'Update'
> again.  It did some searching and after a couple of minutes came up to
> the page where I could choose which package group to update.  I chose
> SDP 9.1 and it found 2 Java updates, which I Let it install.
>

OK, I verified I am at 1.7.2 so I need to update Installation Manager 
but it is not finding the update.  Anyone have a suggestion?  Is there a 
way to manually update Installation Manager?

It still sits there and never finds an update.  I guess if no one has a 
suggestion I'll leave it running all night and see if it ever finds 
anything.

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Englander, Douglas | 29 Jul 19:23 2014

Error log doesn't sort


I am currently using RDi 9.0.1, but have found this on prior versions also:

When I compile a program, sometimes, but not every time, the Error List View shows my 30 level messages at the
bottom of the panel. Since my panels can contain multiple pages, it APPEARS (via a quick glance) that the
program compiles, but does not because there are severity 30 level errors at the bottom of the panel, which
you have to page down to see.

Normally, the View is displayed from Highest severity to Lowest, so glancing at the View allows me to easily
see if a program compiled.

However, every so often the View "loses" the sort criteria, and the severity 30 messages are interspersed
throughout the panel. I have tried and tried to click on the Severity column to change the sort, but it does
not change. It appears that every other column changes somewhat when I click on it, but not the Severity column.

Is there some setting that is not correct that is causing this? This behavior can be inconsistent day to day.

Thank you,

Doug

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Buck Calabro | 29 Jul 18:48 2014
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Re: Installation Manager

On 7/29/2014 10:06 AM, Matt Lavinder wrote:
> I thought I would open IBM Installation Manager to see if a patch has
> been released for RDi 9.1.  After asking for my secure storage password,
> it just sits at "Check repository
> https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/entitled...".  I never
> get a message saying that no updates are available.  It seems stuck.
> 
> Anyone experienced this and have a fix?  If I enter a bad password for
> the secure storage it tells me.  It may have the wrong password stored
> for my IBM account.  Would it tell me if those stored credentials were
> wrong?

I just tried it with IM 1.7.2.  It did some searching for about 2
minutes and then told me there's a new version of IM.  No surprise
there.  So I let IM update itself.  Now, at 1.7.3, I tried 'Update'
again.  It did some searching and after a couple of minutes came up to
the page where I could choose which package group to update.  I chose
SDP 9.1 and it found 2 Java updates, which I Let it install.

> Can you uninstall IBM Installation Manager without breaking RDi?  I'd
> hate to have to uninstall and re-install EVERYTHING just to fix
> Installation Manager.

I've gone to the IM web page and installed the (at the time) latest
version of IM before starting to install RDi, but I can't say I've ever
uninstalled IM.  I assume that you'd have to manually configure the
various repositories...
  --buck

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Matt Lavinder | 29 Jul 16:06 2014

Installation Manager

I thought I would open IBM Installation Manager to see if a patch has 
been released for RDi 9.1.  After asking for my secure storage password, 
it just sits at "Check repository 
https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/entitled...".  I never 
get a message saying that no updates are available.  It seems stuck.

Anyone experienced this and have a fix?  If I enter a bad password for 
the secure storage it tells me.  It may have the wrong password stored 
for my IBM account.  Would it tell me if those stored credentials were 
wrong?

Can you uninstall IBM Installation Manager without breaking RDi?  I'd 
hate to have to uninstall and re-install EVERYTHING just to fix 
Installation Manager.

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Justin Taylor | 25 Jul 15:41 2014

Displaying Based variables in debug

I have a procedure that receives a pointer as a parameter.  There's also a local data structure that is based
on that pointer.  When I mouse-over one of the DS fields in debug, I just get the definition.  If I try to create
a monitor, it gives me a CPF8E28 error.

Is there some way to display the contents of a data structure based on a pointer?

RDi 9.1

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Buck Calabro | 24 Jul 22:32 2014
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Code Coverage article

DeveloperWorks has an article on Code Coverage tools for RDi:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/d-code-coverage-tools-rational-developer-i/index.html?ca=drs-&ce=ism0070&ct=is&cmp=ibmsocial&cm=h&cr=crossbrand&ccy=us

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lo5oqzk

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