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Rational Other

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64-bit JRE support

Upgrade the embedded JRE to Java 1.8 64-bit.
about 6 years ago in Rational Other / Synergy 2 Future consideration

Project/Job search capability requested in Build Forge

We would like the Build Forge UI Filter for Projects, Jobs, etc. to provide search capability using regular expressions.
over 9 years ago in Rational Other / Build Forge / Change 2 Planned for future release

Industry standard issue tracker for Rational Developer

Rational Developer (for i, z) is a great tool but like all similar applications, continually has a host of minor defects and possible enhancements. Opening an APAR with IBM for this sort of thing is overly complex and an antiquated sort of user in...
9 months ago in Rational Other / Synergy 2 Submitted

Rational Synergy for Eclipse Interface and Java 11

In our company we offer the IDE Eclipse for our Java developers, which includes "Rational Synergy for Eclipse Interface". From Eclipse 2020-09 Java 11 is required: Please off...
almost 2 years ago in Rational Other / Synergy 1 Future consideration

Queue Refresh of Manifests for All Agents in BuildForge

System : Rational BuildForgeActor : Needs a new Feature to Queue Manifest Refresh for all Servers avalilable in BuildForge BuildForge is commonly used tool in our organization for Version Management, Build and Deploying applicaitons into WebSphere...
about 2 years ago in Rational Other / Build Forge 1 Planned for future release

Rational Synergy 7.2.2 & Change 5.3.2 - Compatibility with RHEL8

We will use Rational Synergy 7.2.2 and Rational Change 5.3.2 on RHEL7 but some of our clients absolutely wants to use RHEL8 for security reason.Currently, Synergy 7.2.2 is not certified compliant with RHEL8, could you add this compliance certifica...
over 2 years ago in Rational Other / Synergy 1 Future consideration

Java 8.0 with 64 bit support for Rational Synergy and Rational Change

Our customer ITZ Bund is asking for Java 8.0 with 64 bit support for Rational Synergy and Rational Change.
about 3 years ago in Rational Other / Change 0 Future consideration

Get file size for a file object

Users cannot get the file size before copying an object to filesystem. This can be a problem especially for files with big sizes.
about 4 years ago in Rational Other / Synergy 0 Future consideration

Build Forge v8 Perl Engine should be added as a WIndows Service

The Build Forge v8 Perl Engine currently needs to be started manually from the command line. This also means that there is no way to automatically do this on boot, out of the box. The Perl engine should also be installed as a Windows Service, or s...
about 7 years ago in Rational Other / Build Forge 1 Future consideration

Improve the Sync performance in Synergy 7.2.1 when there is a lot of types in the database.

When the number of types increases (tested with 500 types) in a Synergy 7.2.1 database, the first Sync operation, launched after you started the Synergy client, is getting slower.Once a first Sync has been done, the next Syncs are fast. Ex: with 5...
over 7 years ago in Rational Other / Synergy 6 Future consideration