The biggest feature I wanted was a drill down feature that allowed me to
step back through the drill down chain. By CTRL+[left mouse click] you
can go into most all source references and press Alt+[left arrow] to get
back.

Other items I like are from this thread
http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/201407/msg00099.html.

Thanks, Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan
Gantner
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:42 PM
To: WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Already using WDSC 7.0 - Is it worth it to buy RDi?

Dennis -

I agree with Jon's list below.

And I'll add a couple more.

1) "Automatic" Fast Views - when you go into full-screen edit, all the
other views (for me, the most important is Outline) are available as
Fast Views without the need to pre-create them. Best part of that is
that you have Outline (and all other views) at your beck and call
regardless of whether you're in "standard perspective mode" or full
screen.

2) It seems to perform much better to me on most things.

3) Jon already said about current language features. But I'll add to
that the current language reference manuals and/or content-assist
templates in the editor - especially helpful as we're moving into the
new all-free F, D and P specs in RPG and trying to remember the device
or data types and new keywords, etc - just a Ctrl+Space or F1 away.

It's well worth it for me.

Susan Gantner

www.partner400.com
www.SystemiDeveloper.com


Jon's list:

Support for current language features - you're already a long way
behind.

Dynamic updating of the outline view - you type it adds the info to the
view instantly.

Significantly improved screen and print designer

Support from IBM. At some point your WDSC may not work on future
versions of the OS.

Hundreds and hundreds of smaller feature upgrades that you may or may
not make use of.

That's my list just off the top of my head.


On 2014-07-29, at 5:07 PM, Dennis <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm wondering if it's worth the 1k price tag to upgrade. Is there
anything in RDi I can't live without? :)
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