FROG 1.5 Beta Testers Wanted
Published: February 21, 2006
by Alex Woodie
FROG version 1.4.5, step aside--there' s a new amphibian in town. iSeries developer Jonas Temple recently announced FROG version 1.5, a new release of his free Windows-based file utility that allows users to browse DB2/400 libraries, files, members, and fields; execute SQL statements against the database; view the properties of the files; save the results of a SQL statement to a PC; and more.
With FROG 1.5, Temple has made a number of enhancements, including more customization options for the utility's screens; better integration with iSeries Navigator; a new library properties option and dialog box; new work management functions for messages, jobs, printers, spooled files, and server jobs; a command history dropdown box and better detection of an invalid command name; SQL syntax checking; and the capability to save the commands entered to a text file, like SQL statements.
Temple is looking for iSeries types to test FROG 1.5. He writes: "If you are willing to be a beta tester your next FROG upgrade will be free...oh, wait a minute. You will have my eternal gratitude! How about that?" Nice recovery, Jonas. For more information or to download the beta, visit www.yhti.net/~jktemple/frog.htm.