IBM Rational Developer for i, V9.5.1 delivers new support for Apple Mac platform and other significant enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-143
September 6, 2016

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
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PublicationsPublications 

 


(Corrected on September 6, 2016)

Hardware requirements, Software requirements, Business partner information sections are revised.



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Overview
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IBM® Rational® Developer for i, V9.5.1 delivers the following significant new capabilities:

  • Support for Apple Mac OS X operating system
  • Support for ILE RPG O-Spec in the dynamic outline view
  • F1 language-sensitive help that is enabled for SQL in ILE RPG
  • Kerberos authentication for IBM i connections
  • IFS project support by using Remote Reconciler with IFS remote contexts
  • ILE RPG editing improvements
  • New version of Access Client Solutions with Visual Explain
  • Block commenting actions in the editor for CL
For full details about the new capabilities, refer to the Description section.



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Key prerequisites
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Rational Developer for i, V9.5.1 added support for Apple Mac OS X operating system. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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  • September 9, 2016: Passport Advantage®
  • September 13, 2016: Advanced Administration System (AAS)


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Description
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Rational Developer for i is available in three editions:

  • RPG and COBOL Tools (with support for C, C++, CL, DDS, and SQL development)
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java™ Edition
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition

Rational Developer for i, V9.5.1 includes the following new features and functions:

  • Apple Mac OS X operating system support. Rational Developer for i is now supported on Apple Mac OS X 10.11. This makes it faster and simpler for OS X users to develop IBM i applications.

    Note: Some functions, such as program verifiers and syntax checkers, are not available on OS X.

  • IFS projects. Any non-iProject Eclipse project can now be synchronized with an IFS folder by using the remote reconciler view. This enables the full power of Eclipse tooling to be applied to any development that is stored on the IFS file system. For example, a Java or web development project can easily synchronize with an IFS folder. This enables you to edit the project with Eclipse tooling; the result is immediately available on the IBM i for testing and deployment.
  • Kerberos authentication. Connections to the IBM i server can now be authenticated automatically by using Kerberos. An organization that has Kerberos installed gets the benefit of single sign-on and enterprise identity mapping when working with Rational Developer for i.
  • ILE RPG editing. The ILE RPG editor tooling can now detect definitions and references within O-Specs. The dynamic ILE RPG outline view, hyperlinking, hover support, and content assist can find fields that are referenced in O-Specs. I-Specs tooling is enhanced so that qualified and indexed fields are fully supported.
  • Dynamic ILE RPG outline view. The dynamic ILE RPG outline view now supports hiding of any unreferenced definitions. This helps reduce clutter in the view and make declarations easier to find.
  • Language-sensitive help for SQL, which is embedded in ILE RPG. Now when you press F1, you are taken to the SQL language reference page specific to the keyword that the cursor is on.
  • ILE RPG content assist. The ILE RPG content assist function can now automatically show proposals after you enter a customizable set of specific characters. This provides helpful hints for completing your code without requiring any intervention.
  • ILE RPG program verifier. The ILE RPG program verifier can now be easily switched from generating messages for bound programs versus modules. Previously, the verifier defaulted to generating messages as CRTRPGMOD but now it supports bound programs as well. You can also switch the default between programs and modules.
  • CL and DDS editing. The CL and DDS languages, such as ILE RPG, can now easily comment and uncomment lines by using a shortcut key.
  • Access Client Solutions (ACS) integration. With ACS, Rational Developer for i can analyze the performance of SQL using Visual Explain. The integration with the Run SQL Statement function in ACS is extended to COBOL,and also ILE RPG.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Developer for i, V9.5.1 is capable as of September 9, 2016, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Availability of national languages
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Description Availability date Language
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools, V9.5.1
  • September 9, 2016: Passport Advantage
  • September 13, 2016: AAS
French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, US English
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition, V9.5.1
  • September 9, 2016: Passport Advantage
  • September 13, 2016: AAS
French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, US English
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition, V9.5.1
  • September 9, 2016: Passport Advantage
  • September 13, 2016: AAS
French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, US English

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5724-Y99 9.5.1 IBM Rational Developer for i
5733-RDW 9.5.1 IBM Rational Developer for i

Product identification number

Program PID number SWMA PID number SWMA PID description
5733-RDW 5660-RDW IBM Rational Developer for i N/C Registration and 1-year renewal
  5661-RDW IBM Rational Developer for i 1 year after license
  5662-RDW IBM Rational Developer for i 3-year registration
  5663-RDW IBM Rational Developer for i 3-year renewal
  5664-RDW IBM Rational Developer for i 3 years after license


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Business Partner information
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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.

To access the IBM Publications Center portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, go to the IBM Software Services website.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements, go to the Rational Developer for i website.

Software requirements

For software requirements, go to the Rational Developer for i website.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Additional information can be found in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement. See also the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

IBM Electronic Support

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You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the Internet. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Rational Developer for i uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Product group: Rational

Product: IBM Rational Developer for i 9.5.1 (5724-Y99, 5733-RDW)

Product category: Rational Developer


Passport Advantage

Rational Developer for i 9.5.1 ordering information for licenses and software subscriptions remains unchanged. Refer to Software Announcement 213-132, dated April 23, 2013.

Advanced Administration System (AAS)

Rational Developer for i (5733-RDW) Supply feature
RPG and COBOL Tools V9.5.1 5839
RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition V9.5.1 5840
RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition V9.5.1 5841

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.



Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools 5733-RDW Authorized User
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition 5733-RDW Authorized User
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition 5733-RDW Authorized User
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools 5724-Y99
  • Authorized User
  • Floating User Single Install
  • Fixed term Floating User Single Install
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition 5724-Y99
  • Authorized User
  • Floating User Single Install
  • Fixed term Floating User Single Install
IBM Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition 5724-Y99 Authorized User


Authorized User

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Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.


Floating User

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Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-JWOG-AAWSMT

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

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For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM 's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restriction

Yes

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to organizations that have IBM Systems. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean human intervention is not required to report errors.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either through the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide organizations a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into an organization's system.

For additional information, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the IBM Electronic Support page.

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

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Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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