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IBM Tools for Developers for IBM i

The current version of the IBM tools for Developers for i5/OS (formerly IBM eServer iSeries tools for Developers) is V5R4M0. This version updates some of the tools to newer releases and enables the product to be compatible with IBM i 5.4, 6.1 and future releases. Additionally, the performance of the VNC tool is significantly improved.

The product ID (PID) is 5799-PTL.

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Overview

IBM tools for Developers for IBM i is a PRPQ product that contains various tools that will aid in the development, building, and porting of IBM i applications. This product is designed to improve and enhance the IBM i development environment by providing a wide array of tools to aid in development, building, and porting of IBM i applications. New, existing, and enhanced tools are included that enable a developer to take advantage of IBM i development capabilities.

The tools for Developers for i5/OS package makes it possible to:

A wide variety of tools is provided to aid in tasks, such as:

The tools come from a variety of sources. Some tools may be familiar to developers, because they were ported from other platforms, while other tools are newer and are specific to IBM i.This product takes advantage of the different environments found on IBM i, such as the command line, Qshell, and the Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE for i). Developers who are accustomed to working in a certain environment can remain in that environment with some tools, as well as take advantage of the tools and features from the other environments.

Installation

These instructions describe the installation of tools for Developers for IBM i

List of tools

This list includes the tools that are shipped as part of the tools for Developers for IBM i.

Terms and conditions

IBM lists the tools for Developers for i5/OS as a Product Request for Pricing Quote (PRPQ) instead of a Licensed Program Product (LPP). As such, the product will not be translated and will remain English only. Due to the limited testing of PRPQ's, most programs contained in the product are provided "as is." Further information is provided in the license documents accompanying the product.

Licensing:
Portions of this program are licensed under the terms of the International License Agreement (ILA) for Non-warranted Programs (Z125-5589).. Other portions of this program are licensed under various public licenses.

Program support:
Since many of the tools included in this product were developed by third parties, support will be limited to installation, configuration, and IBM i related issues. Limited support will be provided for certain tools. Program service is available by sending email to

National Language Version:
This PRPQ will install and run correctly on any national language version, but all user interfaces are provided in the English language only.

Trademarks:
The e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

IBM i, i5/OS and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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