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RUNJVA RESTART(*YES) or ENDJVA to restart the Java Virtual Machine

One of the reasons that I till now only have seen java used in batch jobs is, that you have absolutely no control over the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) once it is started. Environment variables are for example only initialized once. This means you c...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Not under consideration

Job reference missing in spoolfile

When working with JVM's on IBM the function Print GC Tables, produces a spoolfile in which no reference to the job it is derived from is present. This makes analyses very complicated. Use Case: When using the command WRKJVMJOB and option 9 offers ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Planned for future release

Remove use of jdk7 from IBM i programs

IBM has announced that IBM i 7.3 will be the last version to support jdk7 at:!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/Java%20products%20and%20options%20on%20IBM%20iI believe IBM i 7...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Is a defect


With the new upcoming version 11 of Java and beyond, the "classic" script engines of JavaScript and Python will be discontinued. Nashor and Jython will disappear in favor of running Java, Python, JavaScript, and more on the common VM - the GraalVM...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Not under consideration

Add support for Java 21 to IBM i

Java 21 is needed so we can use new features also on IBM i. It will enable IBM i community to run applications that requires java 21. Java 21 (IBM Semeru) is already available for other platforms.
26 days ago in IBM i / JAVA 0 Submitted

JDK 11 fails to run single file classes without compiling

A feature of JDK11 allows the user to run single .java source files without the need for compilation. This can be useful when making changes and testing without the need to compile it first. On the IBM i currently...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 1 Planned for future release

SSL session reuse (FTPS)

As a Java client program I want to use SSL session resumption on different ports. Some FTPS servers can force the client to use session resumption. For example FileZilla server shown in screenshot.In this case the client must take the SSL session ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 10 Is a defect

Add EKM component back into newer versions of Java, for hardware based encryption

In Java 5, delivered as part of IBM i, there was an EKM component used for hardware based encryption of backup tapes, included at no additional charge. We use this for ALL of our IBM i backups for the last 10 years, as it was a 'set it and forget ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Not under consideration

IBM i java CMS Provider in

I wonder why despite of all that security.providers in java security file for ibm jdk8 and jdk11 the following is reading the default *system keystore or some websphere keyst...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 1 Not under consideration

increase the PARM() lenght for the RUNJVA/JAVA command

the parameter PARM() for the RUNJVA/JAVA command is set to a artificial low value of 256.Some java programs need parameters larger than this. Use Case: running a java program with a parameter length greater that 256
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 7 Not under consideration