For the last two years, I have had very little bugs issues. Usually, a restart clears my "SEP" debug issues. Next killing my jobs in QUSRWRK works the other 99.8 percent of the time. It is so much better than the old Code400/WSDC/RDP.

I have found some bugs. But, report them to IBM, and I normally get APAR for the fix. Recent ones have been minor.

If you really want to learn RDI, there are so many learning resources. Such as Youtube &

I could not do my current job without RDI! <Bravo>

PS. I still have a bug on my PC with code-coverage. But, that will be fixed!

Ken Killian

-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:23 PM
To: Rational Developer for IBM i <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] RDI with V7R1?

Hi Dave - there's one statement here I want to ask about - others have responded with more ideas.

A greenscreener doesn't
spend as much time as I do, learning new things and losing lots of
time with bugs (which I am sad to see are still often present with the
latest version of RDi).

I've been using RDi for more than 7 years at my current position and several years before that at my previous position. I admit to having a kind of hate-hate relationship with the early versions, all the way back to the original WDSC.

But for the last many years, I have spent almost no time dealing with "bugs". I also have had almost no downtime as a result - I'm having more trouble with relatively slow network speeds while working from home.

Yes, there is a learning curve at first, but I think you will be over that after not too much time. And there are features of RDi that are at least difficult in PDM or SEU, if not impossible. One of my recent favorites is the "Copy members to..." feature of RSE - it lets me copy source between systems freely, and this just isn't possible with PDM - maybe with using the QFileSvr.400 file system, but that's messy, if even possible.

The new PDM subsystem of RDi also lets you operate in ways familiar to you. I don't use it, because we use the Turnover software change management system, and that handles all that PDM would do. Nonetheless, the PDM subsystem is very cool.

So carry on, I am convinced that the obstacles you might feel at the start will vanish in short order.


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