Just to clarify, RDi does not 'require' administrator. RDi provides 2
install modes: admin and user (or non-admin). Admin mode was always
available and is our current default. User mode became available later and
is not as obvious (this is something we hope to improve).

A user mode install means you install a user mode IBM Installation Manager
(by running 'userinst' from the product's InstallerImage_xxx folder instead
of 'install'). With a user mode Installation Manager installed (it is
listed under 'My IBM Installation Manager'), anything installed by it (e.g.
RDi) is user-specific instead of 'all users'.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSDV2W_1.8.5/com.ibm.cic.agent.ui.doc/topics/t_im_overview.html#t_im_overview__target

Note: not all products support user mode.

Thanks,
Eric





Eric Simpson
Rational Developer for i - Rational Developer for
AIX and Linux - Rational Developer for Power
IBM Software Group - Canada Lab
Phone: 905-413-3226 (T/L: 313-3226)
esimpson@xxxxxxxxxx







From: "Mark Murphy/STAR BASE Consulting Inc."
<mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Client for System i & iSeries <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03/08/2017 02:25 PM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] RDi way ahead
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



I don't know what you guys are talking about, there isn't a "way PC
products are installed". As if everyone does it the same standard way. Some
software comes with a 3rd party installer, some use .msi files (or yet
another installer by MS), some you have to extract into a folder. And the
installer thing usually is different for each vendor. It just isn't that
difficult to install RDi. I've done it a bunch of times on different PC's.
If you download the demo, it comes with an installer, and you just run it.
It would be nice if IBM removed the Admin requirement.

Mark Murphy
Atlas Data Systems
mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for
System i & iSeries <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: j.beckeringh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 03/08/2017 08:45AM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] RDi way ahead


Now if only someone at IBM would take the trouble of explaining to all of
us WHY the whole thing with Installation Manager is superior to what the
rest of the industry does. Then either he or she could finally make us
understand (and stop complaining about it), or come to the insight that
maybe it wasn't such a great idea after all (and do something about it).

Joep Beckeringh
Pantheon Automatisering B.V.

Greg Wilburn <gwilburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

08-03-2017 14:33

Re: [WDSCI-L] RDi way ahead

I must have missed the original post by Tim... the second paragraph
is hilarious. I have often thought the same thing.


I'm sure the RDi team does a good job and I don't suppose any of the
developers went to their boss one day and said "You know how much we
hate our users right? Well, instead of just having our software
install like any other piece of PC software, why not create our own
'installation manager'
which we can use to make installation, updating and licencing really
painful, that will really antagonise them!" Or "Boss, you know how
the IBM i is struggling to attract new talent and persuade people to
use up-do-date tools, well why not raise the barrier to entry even
higher by charging a small fortune for them?"

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