Here is a suggestion for a feature:
A new subsystem for the iSeries RSE Connection that contains source member links to the source members opened with CTRL-ALT-A, also with the source member's Creation and Change dates in its related properties view.
A feature I am struggling without is the ability to know at a glance what connection (and thus, library list) a particular source member will be compiled in if I have used the CTRL-ALT-A keyboard shortcut, and I could really use the last modified dates from the source member in a property view. The "Link with Editor" button at the top of the Remote Systems view could select the source member in the new subsystem as if it was the location you opened it from, and the properties view can do most of the rest of my requirements.
Obviously I can navigate through the connection, down through a library and file into my source member and open from there, using the "Link with Editor" button at the top of the Remote Systems view to refer back to the connection it was opened from, but we have so many source members in so many files, and so many connections that it is just much easier and less cluttered to open several source members using CTRL-ALT-A.
If you like this idea and do it too easily for both v7.5+ and v7.0/7.1, then another challenge on that is to extend the new subsystem so that it keeps track of the last 10 (or more) members you opened and *when* you last opened them.
If you manage all of this, I foresee many cookies winging their way to you at the next COMMON gathering we are both at. :)
From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Gibbs
Sent: 22 May 2010 13:18
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for System i & iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] RSE Enhancements plug-in for RDI 7.5+
On 5/21/2010 4:41 PM, Joe Pluta wrote:
And it does it quite nicely, I might add... :)
The plug-in code is extraordinarily simple ... it's what I use to demonstrate writing a plug-in for my Intro to Plug-in development session at COMMON.
I've got ideas for more stuff to add.
I'm open to suggestions also.
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