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How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

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How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

When in IBM Rational Developer for i I do a Help, About, and see I am at Version: 7.1.0.75 of the Implementer Plug-in. How do I check for updates?

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Re: How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

The Implementer plug-in for Rational Developer is just a regular Eclipse plug-in ... so you would use the built-in plug-in update procedure.

Do the following:

  • Click on the Help menu
  • Select Install New Software... (you could use the Check for Updates, but I find the Install New Software option faster).
  • When the Available Software dialog is displayed, select the software site that you setup for the Implementer plug-in.
  • If there is a new version of the plug-in available, it will be shown.

NOTES:

  1. The Implementer plug-in is tied directly to the version of Implementer being used ... if there is a new version available the plug-in will require an update in order to function.
  2. The Implementer plug-in does not rev very often. Usually only on a new Implementer version install/upgrade. Chances of an update being required is fairly slim.
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Re: How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

Thank you for your reply.

Is there a chart listing Implementer level compatibility with Plug-in? Like "Version . . . : 11.0" of Implementer goes with 7.1.0.75 of the Implementer Plug-in?

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Re: How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

The plug-in version always is in sync with the major build id of Implementer.

Use the IDSPVER command to determine the build id ... the major build id is 7.2. The plug-in will be version 7.2.0.75.

If there is a new plug-in released for a specific Implementer release, the 3rd segment of the plug-in version will be incremented.

The last segment of the plug-in version indicates if it is used for RDi 7.5 and higher or not. The plug-in used for WDSC 7.0 and RDi 7.1 does not have the .75 at the end. (We have deprecated support for WDSC 7.0 and RDi 7.1).

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Re: How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

IDSPVER indicates

Implementer 11.0 (build 7.1 140429)

so 7.1.0.75 matches "7.1 140429" because of the 7.1 alone, right?

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Re: How to check for updates to the Implementer Plug-in for IBM Rational Developer for i?

Exactly right, Rob.

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