Hi Eric

Yeah, I know - the latter are their product. We use them, too. For now. But even the ones that are free - the main page describing them, it lists them under open source but has absolutely no info there about repository or whatever. The Subversion project is so documented. That led me to believe that the message and spooled file items are NOT open source. But it's nice to know they do exist in a repository.


On 7/9/2010 3:38 PM, DeLong, Eric wrote:
Perhaps this is because Softlanding provides both Open Source and
Proprietary plugins for WDSC/Rdi(P). The open source plugin provides
spool file and message queue support, whereas the TurnOver plugins are
free (not open source) to licensed users of the TurnOver CMS.


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Thanks for digging that out - I didn't spend much time on looking, but
this was about as obvious as the %VAR() in green-screen debug help was.

My question is, why didn't the SoftLanding person give all this to the
OP in the first place? Sheesh!!


On 7/7/2010 7:21 AM, Charles Wilt wrote:

Actually they are open source (at least here's instructions for
getting the WDSCi v6 source)



On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 5:47 PM, Vern Hamberg<vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxx>


I did not think those extensions were open-source - they are freely
available from SoftLanding on their website, and the product name,
description, and vendor (SoftLanding, of course) are all there on the
What am I missing? And when did they release them as open-source? Did
they? They are free and may have limited support from SoftLanding -
extent of that is explained on the site, as I recall.

Ah, I see - on the downloads page they have both these extension and
Subversion under a heading of "open source". I think that's
None of the further description of the RSE Extensions speaks about
open-source - the Subversion page does, and points to the Tigris.org
site where it is being maintained as open source.

So I believe the RSE Extensions are NOT open source. They ARE free
downloads courtesy of SoftLanding. The following is taken straight
their website.

Product name: *RSE Extensions Plug-in
Product description: *This plug-in provides several utilities that
it easier for you to work entirely within the WebSphere IDE: fast
to spooled file output; the ability to view and respond to System i
messages; graphical source compare and merge editors for System i
the ability to edit data areas and display data queues; and a
perspective that lets you view two source-editing windows
Vendor: SoftLanding Systems (A Division of the UNICOM Group of
Except that they don't tell you where the open-source repository is -
that makes me believe there is none.


On 7/6/2010 3:36 PM, Needles,Stephen J wrote:

Hey all,

New to this product. We are trying to obtain approval from the
corporate gatekeepers for the SoftLanding RSE Extensions Plug-in for IBM
Rational Developer for i ...
In order to allow this open source stuff into the world I work in, I
need a bit of info. John Zurich of Softlanding pointed me to this list.
My hope is that you all have access to the answers to these
questions and that this source will still appease the gods that oversee
the open source stuff used by my company.
Here goes...

1. Open Source Product Name (Use the addendum to enter multiple
open source components). I believe that they want the names of the open
source components used to create the function.
2. Open Source Product Description

3. Open Source Vendor

I'm not sure of the context for some of these questions, mostly
because I don't know enough of this environment to even know the proper
questions. Those above are from the legal eagles.

Steve N.

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