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Status Future consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Change
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 23, 2014

Change Very Slow to get Started

When starting up Change (i.e. start), the tool will not show any signs of life until it has at least one session from all its databases running. If a database is locked or shutdown then that means Change won't ever come up. Also, if you are silly enough to put a typo in your database path or name when associating the database to a change port then the whole system will bog down to a total crawl. Change needs to be enhanced for these bugs. First of all, Change should minimize the wait for the login screen. If a database is not available when a user tries to connect then just let them know. Also, the admin interface should be provided right away too. Finally, if the database is mis-typed, Change shouldn't be using all the

Idea priority High
RFE ID 44025
RFE Product Rational Change
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Change

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Product & application lifecycle management
    Product - Change

  • Guest
    Feb 4, 2014

    This feature is in our two-year plan.