5724-Y99 IBM Rational Developer for i V9.6

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised: April 14, 2020


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Program Number VRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5724-Y99 09.06.00 2017-10-03 2017-11-16 - -
5724-Y99 09.05.01 2016-09-06 2016-09-09 2019-05-28 2019-05-28
5724-Y99 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 2019-05-28 2019-05-28
5724-Y99 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5724-Y99 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5724-Y99 09.00.00 2013-04-23 2013-06-14 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5724-Y99 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-07-06 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5724-Y99 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5724-Y99 07.06.00 2010-04-13 2010-04-23 2013-09-17 2015-04-30
5724-Y99 07.05.00 2010-02-09 2010-02-09 2013-09-17 2015-04-30
5725-L11 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2020-07-14 2021-04-30
5725-L11 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 2020-07-14 2021-04-30
5725-L11 09.00.00 2013-04-23 2013-06-14 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5733-RDA 07.06.00 2010-04-13 2010-05-07 2011-07-19 2015-09-30
5733-RDB 07.06.00 2010-04-13 2010-05-07 2011-07-19 2015-09-30
5733-RDC 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDC 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDD 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDD 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDE 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDE 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDG 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDG 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDH 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDH 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDJ 08.05.00 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2013-09-17 2017-09-30
5733-RDJ 08.00.03 2011-10-04 2011-10-14 2013-09-17 2016-04-30
5733-RDP 07.06.00 2010-04-13 2010-05-07 2011-01-11 2015-04-30
5733-RDP 07.05.00 2010-02-09 2010-02-09 2011-01-11 2015-04-30
5724-Z00 02.00.00 2010-02-09 2010-02-09 2011-07-19 2015-09-30
5724-Z01 02.00.00 2010-02-09 2010-02-09 2011-07-19 2015-09-30
5733-RDW 09.06.00 2017-10-03 2017-11-21 - -
5733-RDW 09.05.01 2016-09-06 2016-09-09 - -
5733-RDW 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 2019-05-28 2019-05-28
5733-RDW 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5733-RDW 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-06-13 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5733-RDW 09.00.00 2013-04-23 2013-06-28 2018-09-19 2019-04-30
5733-RDX 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2015-12-08 2021-04-30
5733-RDX 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-06-13 2015-12-08 2021-04-30
5733-RDX 09.00.00 2013-04-23 2013-06-28 2015-12-08 2019-04-30


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Program number

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  • IBM Rational Developer for i - Passport Advantage V9.6.0 (5724-Y99)
  • IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux - Passport Advantage V9.1.1 (5725-L11)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: C/C++ Development Tools for AIX - AAS V7.6 (5733-RDA)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: COBOL Development Tools for AIX - AAS V7.6 (5733-RDB)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: C/C++ Development Tools for Linux - AAS V8.5 (5733-RDC)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: Power Tools for i - AAS v8.5 (5733-RDD)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Syst. Software: Power Tools for AIX - AAS V8.5 (5733-RDE)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: RPG and COBOL Development Tools for i - AAS V8.5 (5733-RDG)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: C/C++ Development Tools for AIX - AAS V8.5 (5733-RDH)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: COBOL Development Tools for AIX - AAS V8.5 (5733-RDJ)
  • IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software: RPG and COBOL Development Tools for i - AAS V7.6 (5733-RDP)
  • IBM Rational Team Concert Express Edition for Power Systems Software - Passport Advantage V2.0 (5724-Z00)
  • IBM Rational Team Concert for Power Systems Software - Passport Advantage V2.0 (5724-Z01)
  • IBM Rational Developer for i - AAS V9.6.0 (5733-RDW)
  • IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux - AAS V9.1.1 (5733-RDX)


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Abstract

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The Rational Integrated Development Environment (IDE) portfolio is designed for the tasks of creating and maintaining applications:

  • Enable enhanced speed, agility, and quality outcomes of the software construction process
  • Provide capabilities to help optimize applications for specific target platforms and middleware
  • Support a variety of tools and techniques for maintaining, extending, and modernizing COBOL and RPG applications
  • Provide capabilities for developing multitier, multichannel (mobile) enterprise applications that leverage a wide variety of back- end systems

The latest updates in this document are related to two of the IDE offerings:

  • Rational Developer for i
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux.

There are also other offerings in the Rational IDE portfolio which include

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • Rational Developer for System z
  • Rational Business Developer
  • An offering named Rational Developer for the Enterprise that is the market replacement for Rational Developer for zEnterprise.

These capabilities were previously declared to be deprecated and as of v9.1 they have been removed from the product.

  • Rational Unified Process (RUP) Process Advisor and Process Browser
  • Rational RequisitePro Integration
  • Rational Cloud Toolkit (for Smart Cloud Enterprise, which has been retired and replaced by SoftLayer)


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Highlights

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Version 9.1.1 of the products listed below enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability.

  • Rational Developer for i
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux
  • Rational Business Developer
  • Rational Developer for the Enterprise

Notes:

Some of these products may include, as a convenience, third-party open source software components that are provided "as is".

Some capabilities and installation scenarios are deprecated.

For information about the physical forms in which the Version 9.1.1 is delivered, see the Description section.

IBM Rational family of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) is designed to optimize the activities of software design, creation, evolution, initial quality assurance, and maintenance in the context of a development and operations (DevOps) practice. The purpose of the IDEs is to help you realize the objectives of DevOps, such as:

  • SPEED: Deliver more and faster.
  • BUSINESS AGILITY: Make your developers' skills more portable so that you are able to pivot more quickly in response to rapidly changing business conditions and requirements; provide them with tools for rapidly modernizing heritage systems of record and developing multichannel (mobile) applications that use a wide variety of back-end systems.
  • Efficiency: Eliminate waste -- in particular waste introduced by software defects and inefficient collaboration.

The IBM Rational family of IDEs can provide these high-level capabilities:

  • (Speed, Agility) Application comprehension and impact analysis tools that help you make decisions more quickly and shorten learning curves.
  • (Speed) Intelligent editors, outline views, content assist, auto- completion, instantaneous syntax validation, context help, and other capabilities that help you implement your decisions more quickly.
  • (Business Agility) Tools for developing multitier, multichannel (mobile) enterprise applications that use a wide variety of back-end systems.
  • (Business Agility) A variety of tools and techniques for maintaining, extending, and modernizing COBOL, RPG, PL/1, EJB, and other applications.
  • (Business Agility) A common developer user experience across a breadth of languages, programming models, and platforms.
  • (Efficiency) Initial code quality tools such as code-generating wizards, static code analysis, code coverage analysis, profiling, unit test automation, cross-language/cross-platform debugger, and a team debugging capability to help you minimize defect introduction, find introduced defects quickly, and fix them efficiently.
  • (Efficiency) Capabilities to help optimize applications for specific target platforms and middleware to help you make the more efficient use of infrastructure and maximize your return on investments.
  • (Efficiency) Integrations with the broader IBM DevOps solution to provide developers with collaboration tools and visibility to activities and status across the lifecycle from planning and requirements through change and configuration management, downstream testing and deployment, and customer feedback.

This document covers two of the IDE offerings:

  • Rational Developer for i
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux.


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Description

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Rational Developer for i, V9.6 delivers significant new capabilities:

  • Rational Developer for i, V9.6 is now compatible with Eclipse 4.6, providing new base functionality and better integration with other modern application development tools.
  • Error reporting is enhanced to use annotations that highlight the columns within the line that have caused compile errors. This location information is maintained even as lines are added and deleted from the source. As the cursor hovers over an error, the message appears along with a link to second-level help.
  • Hovering over variables now shows the containing data structure or external file and record and also any other contributors to the definition of this field and enable you to hyperlink to them.
  • The hovers are enhanced to show the associated documentation for the given RPG declaration,encouraging better comments as they are even more useful with greater visibility. Any unused declarations can now optionally be flagged within the source.
  • Pressing the enter key within free-form RPG now intelligently splits the line and repositions the cursor.
  • The building of i projects can now be invoked with a convenient shortcut. You can conveniently set the IBM i connection and library for all the selected i projects in one action.
  • Rational Developer for i, V9.6 ships with the current version of Access Client Solutions and the Java Toolbox.
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition now supports IBM WebSphere Application Server, V9.

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere V9.1.1

The Version 9.1.1 of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Business Developer, and Rational Developer for the Enterprise enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability. Also, some capabilities and installation scenarios are deprecated. See the Description section of this document for details.

The delivery modes for Version 9.1.1 are:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and Rational Developer for System z provide a refreshed, full, Version 9.1.1 installable image and also deliver an update image through FixCentral that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. Physical media kits are not updated with the refreshed, full- installable image.
  • Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, and Rational Business Developer provide a Version 9.1.1 update image through FixCentral that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. These products do not provide refreshed full- installable images for Version 9.1.1.

Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux are the market names for the set of offerings previously marketed as Rational Developer for Power Systems Software and Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction. Details of the packaging and naming changes may be found elsewhere within this document.

Rational Developer for i is available in three editions:

  • RPG and COBOL Tools
    • For developing basic compiled language applications that run on the IBM i operating system
      Note: This edition also supports C, C++, CL, DDS, and SQL development).
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition
    • Supplements the RPG and COBOL Tools with a rich Java, Web, SOA, and mobile development environment to support extension and modernization of heritage IBM i applications.
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition
    • Supplements the RPG and COBOL Tools with the complete Rational Business Developer product to support extension and modernization of heritage IBM i applications using the EGL language.

Rational Developer for i runs on developers' desktops and is integrated with the server-side optimizing IBM i compilers, as well as with server-side explorer and debugger services. It can also support many development activities while not connected to a server.

Among the key capabilities provided by V9.0 of Rational Developer for i that continue to be provided in V9.1:

  • Remote System Explorer for connecting to IBM i servers, searching and managing server-side files, and running server scripts
  • Language-aware editors and refactoring agents
  • Debuggers (including server-side agents)
  • Application analysis tools
  • In the RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition: a substantial subset of the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • offering to support Java, JEE, Web, and SOA development
  • In the RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition: the complete IBM Rational Business Developer offering
  • In the RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition: inclusion of IBM Worklight Developer Edition to support development of hybrid mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the Worklight runtimes and connect to systems of record implemented in RPG, COBOL, C/C++, SQL, or Java/JEE running on AIX or Linux on Power servers
  • Inclusion of IBM Data Studio

Rational Developer for i key capabilities in V9.1

  • Line level code coverage analysis capability. Code coverage can be launched on any program or service program that can be debugged. The developer can then see by views, html reports, and editor annotations exactly which lines of the programs have been execute or not executed by that particular scenario. This can provide a great benefit in measuring the effectiveness of automated or manual tests. It can help focus additional testing on code paths that have not been executed. It can aid the reduction of the amount of testing required by eliminating tests that are duplicate in terms of which code paths they exercise.
  • Enhancements to the basic development tools (such as editor, outline view, and debugger) to support the expanded scope of RPG free- form syntax (H, F, D, and P statements) that is now supported by the ILE RPG compiler. (The compiler is sold separately as Rational Development Studio for i. The support for full free-form syntax was introduced in a technical refresh of that product delivered in the fourth quarter of 2013). Details:
    • Rational Developer for i 9.1 now fully supports and exploits the new language capabilities with prompting, syntax checking, program verifiers, source styling logic, live outline views, content assist, hover hints, and more.
    • Wizards such as the D-Specs Wizard, Procedure Wizard and Java Method Call Wizard can now generate free-form definitions into the correct location of mixed free-form and fixed-form RPG source.
    • In free-form definitions and calculation statements: token- specific help for all keywords and built-in functions. Hitting F1 on ILE RPG keywords and built-in functions in free-form control and declaration statements will bring up the section of the RPG reference manual specific to that keyword or built-in functions. This can help developers to learn the free-form syntax and provide in-context assistance for much of the richness of RPG function found in keywords and built-in functions.
  • Support for enhancements to RPG and CL that will be delivered with the next release of the compilers. For example:
    • RPG: CCSID support for handling multiple encodings with confidence.
    • RPG: XML-INTO options.
    • RPG: Performance improvement for date and time functions by eliminating the validation step
    • RPG: Timestamp precision is now configurable.
  • RPG outline view enhancement: The outline can now be quickly subset to the language elements of interest by specifying a filter. This was one of the highest voted RFEs as customers find the cross- reference information in the outline view invaluable, but find it difficult to find that information among the hundreds of fields in the names space of a large RPG module. The ability to quickly filter to the variable or procedure of interest and see all references can be a boon to their productivity.
  • Remote System Explorer (RSE) enhancement: Member filters can now subset based upon the 50 character description.
  • In the RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition: Support for the latest version of the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile.
  • In the RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition: Enhancements for developing hybrid mobile application front ends using the open source Cordova framework and command line interface tools.

Rational Developer for i Deprecations

These capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the products in some future release. Clients who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • All the three editions: Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition:
    • Java Visual Editor
    • tool support for EJB 1.x and 2.x
    • tool support for JSF Widget Library

Rational Developer for i removals

These capabilities were previously declared to be deprecated and as of V9.1 they have been removed from the product.

  • (in Java edition) Rational Unified Process (RUP) Process Advisor and Process Browser
  • (in Java edition) Rational RequisitePro Integration
  • (in Java edition) Rational Cloud Toolkit (for Smart Cloud Enterprise, which has been retired and replaced by SoftLayer)
  • (in EGL edition) Jasper Support (deprecated at 9.0, BIRT is the recommended alternative)
  • (in EGL edition) Portal support (deprecated at 9.0, RUI support is the recommended alternative)

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux is available in two editions:

  • C/C++ Edition
  • AIX COBOL Edition

Among the key capabilities provided by V9.0 of Rational Developer for AIX and Linux that continue to be provided in V9.1:

  • Code coverage tools.
  • Performance Advisor.
  • Porting and Migration Advisor.
  • Remote System Explorer for connecting to Power servers, searching and managing server-side files, and running server scripts.
  • Language-aware editors and refactoring agents.
  • Debuggers (including server-side agents).
  • Support for core application development on x86 Linux, plus porting of the resultant workloads to, and optimization for, AIX or Linux on Power as desired. Support for these scenarios aligns with the use of IBM Flex and PureFlex systems which support flexible combinations of x86 and Power architectures and operating systems.
  • A substantial subset of the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software offering to support Java, JEE, Web, and SOA development.
  • Inclusion of IBM Worklight Developer Edition to support development of hybrid mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the Worklight runtimes and connect to systems of record implemented in C/C++, Java/JEE, SQL, and COBOL running on AIX or Linux on Power servers.
  • Inclusion of IBM Data Studio.

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux key capabilities in V9.1

  • Usability improvements for multi-context development: V9.1 streamlines the workflow when developing on multiple servers or platforms. Switching to new contexts is easier and more intuitive, with a new feedback and preferences. This helps reduce development time when porting or developing and maintaining applications with more than one target platform.
  • "Headless" command-line data collection for Performance Advisor: command-line tools let you now collect the same Performance Advisor activity data that you could previously obtain when interacting with Performance Advisor in your Eclipse workbench, but do so in an automatable "headless" (no GUI) mode and then import the results into the workbench. This adds value by enabling automated collection of performance data, and by improving support for complex applications. For example the data collection can now be integrated with nightly builds and test runs to make performance data available to developers on a regular basis. Rational Developer for AIX and Linux also supports complex application launches better than the default Eclipse launch mechanism, such as when you need to launch multi-process applications from custom scripts. The tools are easy to set up and integrate into your normal launch scenario. They support flexible configuration of options, and support all of the features that are available in the interactive collection mode.
  • Groups in Performance Advisor Hotspots browser: the Performance Advisor's "Hotspots browser" control now supports user-controlled groups of processes and threads. The default groups provided by Performance Advisor can be changed, and new groups added. Performance results can be displayed for groups or for the individual items in the group. This flexible grouping improves the usability of the Hotspots browser, particularly with large multi-process or multi-threaded applications, by letting the user organize the results in a way that is meaningful to the application structure so that developers can better interpret them.

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux Deprecations

In both editions these capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the products in some future release. Clients who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter
  • Java Visual Editor
  • Tool support for EJB 1.x and 2.x
  • Tool support for JSF Widget Library

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux Removals

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere V9.1.1

The Version 9.1.1 of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Business Developer, and Rational Developer for the Enterprise enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability.

The delivery modes for Version 9.1.1 are:

  • Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, and Rational Business Developer deliver a Version 9.1.1 update image through FixCentral that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. These products do not provide refreshed full installable images for Version 9.1.1.

Updated capabilities:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, and the "+ Java" edition of Rational Developer for i: Updates to Cordova tools (update to Cordova 3.5.0, and other usability enhancements)
  • Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux: A push-to-client capability for centralizing administration of tool and workspace configurations and settings
  • Rational Developer for i: The ability to run code coverage analysis capability interactively (through SEP)
  • Rational Business Developer: Support for Dojo 1.9 runtime, and usability enhancements within the EGL IDE capabilities

Support for additional desktop operating system distributions is also added. See each detailed product system requirements report using the Software Product Compatibility Reports tool at

http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility /clarity/index.html

Capabilities that are deprecated:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software:

  • Tool support for Struts 1.1 runtime. The Apache Struts v1.1 runtime reached end of life (as an OSS distribution) as of April 23, 2013, and as a web development framework this leaves high risk of security vulnerabilities being discovered that will not be fixed by the community. Guidance from the Apache Struts community can be found at
http://struts.apache.org/struts1eol-announcement.html

As alternatives to Struts 1.1, consider using:

  • Struts v2 as described in the IBM technote at
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21327401
  • JSF
  • Universal Test Client (for testing legacy EJB 1.x and 2.x)
  • Table and Datasource Creator
  • Apache Tiles
  • The legacy preference management capabilities provided by the workspacePreferenceGet, workspacePreferenceSet, and workspacePreferenceFile Ant tasks. Replacement: Always use the Eclipse preference store management.
  • The antImportProjectSet' provider type for the projectSetImport Ant task. Replacement: Use your Source Code Management (SCM) provider type, such as CVS or Git.
  • The USERID and PASSWORD attributes for the projectSetImport Ant task. Replacement: Define an authentication child element to the task for each repository that requires username and password credentials.

Rational Developer for System z (RDz):

  • Creation of new COBOL and PL/I DB2 Stored Procedures. Replacement: Do this through SQL or Java
  • Push to Host
  • Offline Projects

All IDEs:

  • Support for installing into an existing non-IBM Eclipse instance.
    Note: Installation into an existing IBM Package Group, which is the process used to install multiple IBM products into the same Eclipse instance, which is sometimes called "shell sharing") is not deprecated
  • Tool support for IBM Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication System.
  • Test component (for unit test reporting) in TPTP.

Capabilities that are removed in Rational Developer for System z include:

  • TxSeries 7.1 is no longer be included as part of Rational Developer for System z physical packaging.

Note: Some of these products may include, as part of their Bills of materials (installable images), third-party open source software components that owners of the products commonly use in combination with the products. This is done purely as a convenience to the customer. These components are provided "as is" and IBM does not assume any responsibility for technical support of these components. Technical support of these components is the responsibility of the open source software communities that produce them. Customers are responsible to seek technical support directly from those communities. Also, such third-party components might not conform to IBM internal standards for software accessibility and internationalization (for example, such components might be English-only). To the extent that IBM provides internally produced software that implements specific points of integration with such third-party components, or software that provides support for installing such third-party components, IBM does assume responsibility for technical support of the integration and/or installation software. At this time, in the Products that are described in this document, these third-party components are included "as is" in the products' bills of material:
  • (Eclipse) eGit (updated to eGit 3.4.1 in this delivery)
  • (Apache) Cordova (updated to Cordova 3.5.0 in this delivery)
  • Eclipse Marketplace Client
  • Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere V9.1.0

Important notes regarding Version 9.1:

  1. Changes are being made to the way that Authorized User activation kits are fulfilled for the Rational Integrated Development Environments. For details, see the
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041656
  2. Some of these products may include, as part of their Bills of Materials (installable images), third-party open source software components that owners of the products commonly use in combination with the products. This is done purely as a convenience to the customer. These components are provided as is and IBM does not assume any responsibility for technical support of these components. Technical support of these components is the responsibility of the open source software communities that produce them. Customers are responsible to seek technical support directly from those communities. Also, such third-party components might not conform to IBM's own internal standards for software accessibility and internationalization (for example, such components might be English-only). To the extent that IBM provides internally produced software that implements specific points of integration with such third-party components, or software that provides support for installing such third-party components, IBM does assume responsibility for technical support of the integration or installation software. At this time, in the products that are the subject of this announcement, these third-party components are included as is in the products' Bills of Materials:
    • (Eclipse) eGit
    • (Apache) Cordova

Offering structures (packaging)

As of V9.0 the IBM Rational IDEs that are specialized for IBM i, AIX, and Linux on Power, Flex systems, and Pure systems are packaged as follows:

IBM Rational Developer for i (Passport PID: 5724-Y99, AAS PID: 5733-RDW)

  • RPG and COBOL Tools (This offering also supports C, C++, CL, DDS, and SQL development on IBM i) (1)
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition (1)
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition (1)

IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux (Passport PID: 5725-L11, AAS PID: 5733-RDX)

  • C/C++ Edition (1)
  • AIX COBOL Edition (1)

Note: (1) In the Passport Advantage system these offerings are structured as sets of Part Numbers under a parent PID. In the Advanced Administration System (AAS) they are structured as sets of Feature Codes under a parent PID).

Relationships of V9 Packaging to V8.5 Packaging

The packaging of the Rational V8.5 offerings for Power Systems was as follows:

  • Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
    • RPG and COBOL Development Tools for i (2)
    • C/C++ Development Tools for AIX (2)
    • COBOL Development Tools for AIX (2)
    • C/C++ Development Tools for Linux (2)
    • C/C++ Development Studio for AIX
    • C/C++ Development Studio for Linux
    • COBOL Development Studio for AIX
    • Power Tools for i (2)
    • Power Tools for AIX (2)
  • Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction

Note: (2) In the Passport Advantage system, each of these offerings, known as a "chargeable component", was structured as sets of Part Numbers under the version-agnostic parent PID. In the Advanced Administration System (AAS), each was structured as a separate, version-specific PID, with each supported by a corresponding set of SWMA PIDs used to register the product for support, renew support, or reinstate support.

The Development Studio offerings were soft bundles of one of the IDE offerings, plus a corresponding compiler. These were available through Passport Advantage only. Each was structured as a chargeable component under the Rational Developer for Power Systems Software parent PID.

The packaging at version 9.0 is as follows:

IBM Rational Developer for i

  • RPG and COBOL Tools (3)
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition (3)
  • RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition (3)

IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux

  • C/C++ Edition (3)
  • AIX COBOL Edition (3)

Note: (3) In the Passport Advantage system, each of these offerings is structured as a set of Part Numbers under the version-agnostic parent PID. In the Advanced Administration System (AAS), each is structured as a set of feature codes under a version-specific parent PID. Each of the parent PIDs has a corresponding set of "SWMA" PIDs that used to register the product for support, renew support, or reinstate support. These SWMA PIDs also provide sets of feature codes that are specific to the sub-offerings.

Clients who hold entitlements to the old offerings with active maintenance agreements, will become entitled to the offerings as follows:

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software RPG and COBOL Development Tools for i:

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools

Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software Power Tools for i

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software C/C++ Development Tools for AIX

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software Power Tools for AIX

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software C/C++ Development Studio for AIX

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to BOTH Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition and IBM XL C/C++ for AIX (compiler)

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software COBOL Development Tools for AIX

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software COBOL Development Studio for AIX

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to BOTH Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition and IBM COBOL for AIX (compiler)

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software C/C++ Development Tools for Linux

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software C/C++ Development Studio for Linux

  • Client will receive a 1-for-1 entitled migration to BOTH Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition and IBM XL C/C++ for Linux (compiler)

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Rational Developer for i, V9.1 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, V9.1 are capable as of May 23, 2014, 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.

IBM Rational Developer for i, V9.6 is capable as of November 16, 2017, 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 Product accessibility information website.



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Operating environment

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Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements, see the IBM Rational Developer for i website.

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools, V9.1

  • Processor: 32-bit (x86) core2 duo (or equivalent) minimum; 64-bit (x64) core2 quad (or equivalent) recommended.
  • Disk space: Minimum: 1.5 GB depending upon configuration.
  • Display: 1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024 recommended.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum; 3 GB RAM recommended.

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition, V9.1

  • Processor: 32-bit (x86) core2 duo (or equivalent) minimum; 64-bit (x64) core2 quad (or equivalent) recommended; High End Configuration (Large Workspace/Multiple WAS): 64-bit (x64) processor, i5 (or equivalent), or better.
  • Disk space: Minimum: 2GB-5GB depending upon configuration.
    Note: Additional WAS test environments may require additional disk space.
  • Display: 1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024 recommended.
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM minimum; 4 GB RAM recommended. High End Configuration (Large Workspace/Multiple WAS): 6 GB RAM.

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition, V9.1

This edition is a software bundle that includes Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools, V9.1 and Rational Business Developer, V9.1.

  • For hardware requirements for Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools,V9.1, see the above information.

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition, V9.1

  • Processor: 32-bit (x86) core2 duo (or equivalent) minimum; 64-bit (x64) core2 quad (or equivalent) recommended; High End Configuration (Large Workspace/Multiple WAS): 64-bit (x64) processor, i5 (or equivalent), or better.
  • Disk space: Minimum: 2 - 5 GB depending upon configuration.
    Note: Additional WAS test environments may require additional disk space.
  • Display: 1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024 recommended.
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM minimum; 4 GB RAM recommended. High End Configuration (Large Workspace/Multiple WAS): 6 GB RAM.

Software requirements

For software requirements, see the IBM Rational Developer for i website.

Rational Developer for i, V9.1

Server (to which the IDE is connected):

  • Supported IBM i operating system versions: 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
  • More information about any required Power Systems server PTFs can be found by:
    • Opening the Remote System Explorer perspective if it is not already open. The name of the current perspective is shown in the top left corner of the title bar for the Window. To open the Remote Systems Explorer perspective, select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select Remote System Explorer from the list.
    • Creating a connection to your IBM i by expanding New Connection and double-clicking on IBM i.
    • Expanding your new connection and right-click on IBM i Objects.
    • Selecting Verify Connection from the menu. This displays a dialog that shows which required PTFs are already installed on the system and which ones are missing.
  • IBM i is needed only if the programming objects are located on the IBM i or the applications contain backend code on the IBM i.
  • Compiling RPG, COBOL, C, C++, CL, or DDS on IBM i using the Remote System Explorer (RSE), the compilers must be installed.

Desktop (on which the IDE runs):

  • Operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition in 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate in 32-bit and 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise in 64-bit mode
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Desktop 6 x86-32 and x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 x86-32 and x86-64
    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-32 and x86-64
  • One of the following web browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or later
    • Firefox 5.0, or later

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition, V9.1

Server (to which the IDE is connected):

  • Operating systems:
    • AIX 6.1 TL5 64-bit
    • AIX 7.1 64-bit
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 for IBM Power
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1, or higher for IBM Power
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1, or higher x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 x86-64
  • Compilers:
    • IBM XL C for AIX, 10.1, 11.1, or 12.1.
    • IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, 10.1, 11.1, or 12.1.
    • IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, 10.1, 11.1, or 12.1
    • GNU C/C++ compiler, 4.3 or higher
    • Known limitations: the following compilers do not generate XML outputs that are required by Rational Developer for AIX and Linux Performance Advisor to support features such as inlining analysis.
      • XL C for AIX 9.0
      • XL C/C++ for AIX 9.0
      • XL C for AIX 10.1
      • XL C/C++ for AIX 10.1
      • GNU on Linux

Desktop (on which the IDE runs):

  • Operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition in 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate in 32-bit and 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise in 64-bit mode
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Desktop 6 x86-32 and x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 x86-32 and x86-64
    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-32 and x86-64
  • One of the following web browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or later
    • Firefox 5.0, or later

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition, V9.1

Server (to which the IDE is connected):

  • Supported server operating systems:
    • AIX 6.1 TL5 64-bit
    • AIX 7.1 64-bit
  • Supported compilers: IBM COBOL for AIX, 3.1, 4.1, or 4.1.1.

Desktop (on which the IDE runs):

  • Operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition in 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate in 32-bit and 64-bit mode
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise in 64-bit mode
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Desktop 6 x86-32 and x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 x86-32 and x86-64
    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-32 and x86-64
  • One of the following web browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or later
    • Firefox 5.0, or later


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Planning information

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Customer responsibilities

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

Limitations

For additional information, see the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with these programs.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Security, auditability, and control

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The products described in this document the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.



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** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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