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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 interaction.
May I suggest that the Rational team stand up an industry-standard issue tracker (GitHub, Bugzilla, Jira, etc. .. GitHub or GitHub-like would be best and conformant to current practice of the more forward-looking IBM teams) for customer interaction as regards minor defects and desire enhancements?
Why is it useful?
Brings Rational Developer's issue tracking technology into the 21st century meeting the expectations of mid-career users.
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