IBM Updates Rational Developer With Mac OS, Other Goodies
September 12, 2016 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In announcement letter 216-143, Big Blue said that it was making the Mac OS client a peer to Windows and Linux machines with the V9.5.1 update to the RDi tool. To be ultra precise, RDi is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.11. IBM warns that some functions of RDi, such as program verifiers and syntax checkers, are not available on Mac OS, and it is not clear when or if these functions will be added.
In addition to the Mac OS support, RDi V9.5.1 includes a bunch of tweaks, including stuff like:
The updated RDi V9.5.1 was available for download through Passport Advantage on September 9, and is available through other channels starting September 13. IBM offers a free trial of RDi, which you can get here. A base license for the edition with COBOL and RPG costs $860 per developer. Other editions, which support Java and EGL, cost more.