Check for new version in iInstall Reborn 1.40 and earlier returns 'You are using the current version of the software'
After my site was switched to HTTPS, the updater build in iInstall Reborn V1.40 and before, always return the message 'You are using the current version of the software'.
The correction for this is to manually update the iinstcrt.prop file. You will find it in the 'iInstall Reborn' folder. Open the file with a text editor, e.g. Notepad, and change the line:
Save the file and restart iInstall Reborn and click on the button 'Check for new version'. And, voilá, you will get the message that a new version exists.
iInstall Reborn V1.50 - An elegant method of distributing IBM i objects
- Option to run a command after successful installation
- Spelling mistakes in installer has been fixed
With iInstall Reborn you do not need to type FTP and OS/400 command to prepare a package of your software. Nor does your customers and friends.
iInstall Reborn's wizard lets your customers install your software, without the hassle of issuing lots of commands for savefiles, transfers etc.
Take a look at this video that shows how easy it is to install one of my utilities, using iInstall Reborn:
Why not give it a test drive yourself? Click on the link below to learn more about iInstall Reborn.
Format numbers in short form
For a tool of mine, I needed to format numbers in short form. The utility is to display the size of files and objects, and I needed it to be like 123 KB, 456 MB etc.. The result is this number formatting procedure.
Dynamically create a popup menu from your programs
For a tool of mine, I needed a popup menu to let the user select between a number of options. I wanted to the menu to adapt it's size to the options that the user can select. This rules out DDS as it is 'fixed-sized'. The result is this popup menu procedure that uses Dynamic Screen Manager to write the display.
In search of an IFS file or object?
If you have the need to easily search for a file or object in the IFS, then have a look at this ILE RPG procedure I have written. It allows you to search all or a part of the IFS tree structure for a file or object. File mask is supported.
Wachs Commander: Easy navigation in the IFS of your IBM i
Wachs Commander (pronounced Wax Kommander) is a easy-to-use file/object management utility for the IBM i. It simplifies the task of navigating around the disc storage on the IBM i and gives a good overview of files/objects in the directories/libraries. Wachs Commander gives easy selection of files/objects and copy, move, delete of groups of files/objects.
Wachs Commander works on the IFS and allows you to work with files/objects in literally any mounted file system, including the QSYS.LIB file system of cause 🙂
Wachs Commander is inspired by, and is a tribute to Norton Commander®.
Read more about Wachs Commander and download it from here:
Time for some fun on the IBM i
Even though April is far away, you can take a look at my article about the Aprils Fool application I wrote.
Kan man bruge Windows Command filer med IBM i/iSeries?
Må man lave sjov på en IBM i?
Det må man, og selvom der er lang tid til den 1. april, er det oplagt at lave lidt aprilsnar med kollegaerne 🙂
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