Unless they've already built a solution...and it works perfectly for
their needs and/or they want to dedicate a team to running and maintaining

Investing in a solution for deployment is a no-brainer IMHO. I first
installed Aldon CMS in a shop where I was the only developer maintaining a
customized vendor package. Besides handling vendor updates, it let me
concentrate on adding business value, not worry about getting stuff
deployed properly.

I'd expect a modern IBM i CMS to work just fine with Git...

I don't know it your client has large tables or not, but I just ran across
this product..

Sounds pretty sweet, I might recommend my employer take a look...large
tables are the bane of our deployment team.
The fact that it's certified for the new Db2 Mirror functionality is
awesome to see.

And in fact their CMS product

Manage native source in source files or stream files, including automated
integration with Git and SVN


On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 9:58 AM Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for the note Karl.

I already told them there are commercial packages for getting the change
control/object deployment thing done, but they are already invested in
GitHub for other platforms and are implementing Git using my iForGit client
(http://www.iforgit.com) to manage capturing the IBM i source changes to

The managing source to GitHub piece works fine, but now they really want
to manage the object deployment process but don't want to invest in a full
blown solution.

Their overall dev process is pretty simple. It's just coming up with a way
to manage a few of the gaps like object deployment and making sure all
objects that might be affected are identified. DSPPGMREF seems to do a good
job of illuminating some of that info.

If at some point they decide to go another direction I will certainly let
you know. But for the time being it's homegrown object deployment.

Richard Schoen
Web: http://www.richardschoen.net
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


message: 4
date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:23:41 +0000
from: Karl Haggart <karl.haggart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Deploying DB2 Table Changes

Hi Richard,

Have you and the team considered a change control solution to manage all
of the complexity?

It does free up a lot of time for the development team and resolves all of
the issues you mentioned with copying data and recompiling related objects,
alongside the distribution of the changes to the test and production

Very cost effective too.


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