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Status Future consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Build Forge
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2014

Add the ability to Pause steps in the Java MJC

With the Perl MJC, when the job runs all the steps are displayed, and you have the ability to select "pause" on any one of the to pause execution of the job at that point. This RFE requests the same functionality for Java MJC jobs.

I didn't realize how much this feature is used until it disappeard and my users complained.

Right now the only option is to cancel the job in the middle of whatever step it happens to be in.

Use Case
It is useful to be able to interrupt a job at a step boundry in order to be able to cancel the job at "clean" point. cancelling a job in the middle of a step will often leave the build results in an incomplete and unusable state since files are partially written etc. Stopping at a boundry allows us to use the paritial results, or even restart the job at a later time to complete the task. Sometimes we discover we are overloading a system or other resource and want to reduce the load until the backlog is cleared out, pausing the job does this task When creating and debugging projects this is a very useful tool to "single step" through the running job.
RFE ID 59078
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Build Forge
Idea Priority High
  • 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 - Build Forge

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

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2014

    Thank you for submitting this request for enhancement;
    But the pause faction in JAVA MJC need a lot of developing and modifying because the JAVA MJC engine's working theory is different from the Perl engine.