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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › How to update Turnover for Windows

September 29th, 2012 Comments off
update turnover change management

Turnover (from Soft Landings Inc) is a pretty cool Software Change Management system running on IBMi.

Arguably its best in class and certainly my preferred SCM tool. Saying that, the old 5250 (green screen) functions are frustratingly lacking in some areas where the company has obviously decided to only focus continued development on its Windows client - Turnover for iSeries.

when does iseries become IBMi

[quote]It's not Turnover for iSeries, its Turnover for IBM-i! Would you sell a Windows package and sell it as Turnover for DOS or maybe Turnover/XP?[/quote]

But, the Windows client is based on the Eclipse IDE and its pretty neat. It's regularly updated, but you need to know how to grab the very lastest updates. So here you go.

I recorded this little screen cast with the excellent freebie JING from Techsmith but didnt record any sound... because I am huddled in a super quiet littel Dilbert cubicle and it may have awoken my fellow programmers.

The important piece is this URL - http://support.softlanding.com/t100client/2012Q2/


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › How to update Turnover for Windows

September 29th, 2012 Comments off
update turnover change management

Turnover (from Soft Landings Inc) is a pretty cool Software Change Management system running on IBMi.

Arguably its best in class and certainly my preferred SCM tool. Saying that, the old 5250 (green screen) functions are frustratingly lacking in some areas where the company has obviously decided to only focus continued development on its Windows client - Turnover for iSeries.

when does iseries become IBMi

[quote]It's not Turnover for iSeries, its Turnover for IBM-i! Would you sell a Windows package and sell it as Turnover for DOS or maybe Turnover/XP?[/quote]

But, the Windows client is based on the Eclipse IDE and its pretty neat. It's regularly updated, but you need to know how to grab the very lastest updates. So here you go.

I recorded this little screen cast with the excellent freebie JING from Techsmith but didnt record any sound... because I am huddled in a super quiet littel Dilbert cubicle and it may have awoken my fellow programmers.

The important piece is this URL - http://support.softlanding.com/t100client/2012Q2/


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › How to update Turnover for Windows

September 29th, 2012 Comments off
update turnover change management

Turnover (from Soft Landings Inc) is a pretty cool Software Change Management system running on IBMi.

Arguably its best in class and certainly my preferred SCM tool. Saying that, the old 5250 (green screen) functions are frustratingly lacking in some areas where the company has obviously decided to only focus continued development on its Windows client - Turnover for iSeries.

when does iseries become IBMi

[quote]It's not Turnover for iSeries, its Turnover for IBM-i! Would you sell a Windows package and sell it as Turnover for DOS or maybe Turnover/XP?[/quote]

But, the Windows client is based on the Eclipse IDE and its pretty neat. It's regularly updated, but you need to know how to grab the very lastest updates. So here you go.

I recorded this little screen cast with the excellent freebie JING from Techsmith but didnt record any sound... because I am huddled in a super quiet littel Dilbert cubicle and it may have awoken my fellow programmers.

The important piece is this URL - http://support.softlanding.com/t100client/2012Q2/


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midrange.com - In My Humble Opinion › Have DDS Files Finally Gone Way Of The Dinosaur

September 26th, 2012 Comments off
If you are still cranking out the traditional physical and logical file with DDS I think it’s time to get up to speed with SQL for both creating and querying files. For a long time I held onto using DDS, but with the capabilities in SQL if you are still clinging to DDS I think […]


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Steve Pitcher › Add Some Sametime Advanced Features Without a Physical Sametime Advanced Server

September 25th, 2012 Comments off
I saw an article on DeveloperWorks by two Sametime on IBM i developers from China talking about some great features of Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1: offline messages, n-way file transfer and multiple file and folder transfer.

These features are covered under the Sametime Advanced license, but that no Advanced server installation was required.



Wow.  I totally missed this.  Old news for some perhaps, so I apologize if this is a rehash.

Since I already have some Sametime Advanced server licenses, but no Advanced server up and running, I decided to change the policy settings in my Sametime Community server and get see what happened.  After a quick server reboot, I now have the ability to do offline messaging, n-way file transfer, multiple file transfer and folder transfer with clients that have the Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 client.

It looks like the other features of Sametime Advanced require a physical Sametime Advanced server.


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Steve Pitcher › Add Some Sametime Advanced Features Without a Physical Sametime Advanced Server

September 25th, 2012 Comments off
I saw an article on DeveloperWorks by two Sametime on IBM i developers from China talking about some great features of Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1: offline messages, n-way file transfer and multiple file and folder transfer.

These features are covered under the Sametime Advanced license, but that no Advanced server installation was required.



Wow.  I totally missed this.  Old news for some perhaps, so I apologize if this is a rehash.

Since I already have some Sametime Advanced server licenses, but no Advanced server up and running, I decided to change the policy settings in my Sametime Community server and get see what happened.  After a quick server reboot, I now have the ability to do offline messaging, n-way file transfer, multiple file transfer and folder transfer with clients that have the Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 client.

It looks like the other features of Sametime Advanced require a physical Sametime Advanced server.


Read the original at Steve Pitcher.

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Steve Pitcher › Add Some Sametime Advanced Features Without a Physical Sametime Advanced Server

September 25th, 2012 Comments off
I saw an article on DeveloperWorks by two Sametime on IBM i developers from China talking about some great features of Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1: offline messages, n-way file transfer and multiple file and folder transfer.

These features are covered under the Sametime Advanced license, but that no Advanced server installation was required.



Wow.  I totally missed this.  Old news for some perhaps, so I apologize if this is a rehash.

Since I already have some Sametime Advanced server licenses, but no Advanced server up and running, I decided to change the policy settings in my Sametime Community server and get see what happened.  After a quick server reboot, I now have the ability to do offline messaging, n-way file transfer, multiple file transfer and folder transfer with clients that have the Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 client.

It looks like the other features of Sametime Advanced require a physical Sametime Advanced server.


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › Projex4i New Version – The Community Edition is coming

September 20th, 2012 Comments off
Projex4i is a free premium IBMi AS400 application for developers

So, I've decided its time for me to step up to the plate (to use a strange Americanism) and get ready to take Projex to the next level...

*Deep Breath* 

I'm at the final part of a major product re-write for PROJEX4I and a new version should ready to be released within two weeks. Projex4i has had over 500 downloads and some great feedback, ranging from critical reviews to glowing ones. Even the odd offer of a beer or two  :)   This has got me to thinking about how to find the time to create some of the funkier utilities I have floating around in my head. So, I think its time to monetize the application and offer Developers Tools that are comprehensively packaged in one easy to access application. Ultimately, the focus is on making tasks easier, therefore timesaving and giving something back to the IBMi community as a whole.


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › Projex4i New Version – The Community Edition is coming

September 20th, 2012 Comments off
Projex4i is a free premium IBMi AS400 application for developers

So, I've decided its time for me to step up to the plate (to use a strange Americanism) and get ready to take Projex to the next level...

*Deep Breath* 

I'm at the final part of a major product re-write for PROJEX4I and a new version should ready to be released within two weeks. Projex4i has had over 500 downloads and some great feedback, ranging from critical reviews to glowing ones. Even the odd offer of a beer or two  :)   This has got me to thinking about how to find the time to create some of the funkier utilities I have floating around in my head. So, I think its time to monetize the application and offer Developers Tools that are comprehensively packaged in one easy to access application. Ultimately, the focus is on making tasks easier, therefore timesaving and giving something back to the IBMi community as a whole.


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Mike's IBM i PHP blog and more... › PLEASE, Let your “Top Concerns” be heard!!!

September 20th, 2012 Comments off
The folks at COMMON in Europe created an interesting survey that asks IBM i folks about what "concerns" them about IBM i.  (By the way, the survey is written in PHP using an open source content management system called Joomla and guess what OS it is running on?)  While I absolutely love this machine there are many things that concern me so I jumped at the chance the let my voice be heard and here's why.

Years ago I became a charter member of the COMMON Americas Advisory Counsel.  This group was created to, essentially, resurrect the old requirements process and provide direct feedback to IBM Rochester to make improvements to IBM i.  This came about as the result of a blanket email that went to all members of COMMON in North America.  In the application the email asked for a charter requirement.  In other words, what would you want IBM to do to IBM i to make it better.  Well, it is probably no big secret that my charter requirement was to ask IBM to either enhance Net.Data or bring a scripting solution like PHP to the platform.  Not only was my application accepted, but so was my requirement. I was thrilled to become part of an influential community within the IBM i community.

Over the next several years as I watched my PHP requirement evolve into the partnership with Zend and THOUSANDS of IBM i people around the world enjoying PHP running natively on IBM i, I also had the chance to provide input and requirements on many other aspects of IBM i.  Some of them include Blades, simplified interfaces, and even a confirmation screen for potentially dangerous commands like PWRDWNSYS and ENDTCP.   As you might have guessed, some requirements were accepted and some were not for various reasons.  However, while sitting in a keynote presentation by Steve Will at the recent OMNI Technical Conference I was commenting to someone sitting next to me about some of the many things IBM has brought to IBM i that were the result of mine and other peoples requirements.  This made me quite proud that our contributions were perceived as valuable and that proved that IBM was listening!

A couple of years ago I left the advisory counsel for a number of reasons, most notable was that my role had evolved from customer to ISV and that I found myself focused on other initiatives.  But this survey gave me what I was looking for in a fast and easy way to communicate some of my recent requirements.  You can always create a requirement at COMMON or by going online.  But when something is easy I just love it! 

It took me a whopping 5 minutes to fill out the Top Concerns survey and I encourage you to do the same.  The designers of the survey are also awarding a prize which you can choose to decline.  All responses are anonymous, unless you would prefer to include your name in the description field.  

This is a great opportunity for a great platform.  Please find some time to cast your opinion.  Even if it is just to say thanks for a wonderful operating system!


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