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Open Source and PASE

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PHP ODBC connections to MSSQL require FreeTDS

Our websites hosted on the IBMi require PHP connections to MSSQL database servers. This was possible with the Zend Server Free edition (expiring June 2021) with a PHP PDO driver plugin "dblib". With our migration to the RPM based PHP, there is cur...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Service Manager for Pase

Right now every tool in pase has its own way to start it. This is hard to remember. For example to start Nginx you would run nginx -c /www/nginx/nginx.conf to end Nginx you would run nginx -c /www/nginx/nginx.conf -s stop It would be much easier i...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Add library list options to PASE "system" command

The "system" command within PASE allows the user to run an IBM i command. I would like to see new options added so that I could specify a Current Library and Library List (e.g. comma separated) that will be used for the The newly spawned process w...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Delivered

Native ODBC parameter for trimming whitespace

When querying tables that contain fixed-length CHAR columns, the values that are returned retain their whitespace. Thus, a value like 'Acme Industries, Inc.' might take the form of 'Acme Industries, Inc. ' if the column is defined as 30 characters...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Delivered

Remove looping /QopenSys link

The symbolic link /QopenSys/QopenSys points to itself and should be elimiated, because a process reading through the directory will eventually find himself being pointed to /QOpenSys over and over again. Use Case: WINDIRSTAT reading throught the IFS.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Document how to migrate from 5733OPS to preferred distributions

I'd like to migrate from each installed option of 5733OPS to the preferred method of distribution and I'd like to see the documented steps to do so. Use Case: 5733OPS has fallen out of favor
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Delivered

Please port Ghostscript and GhostPDL to the yum repository

Ghostscript is vastly used to create and manipulate PDF files, to print PDF files to PostScript or PCL printers, to create images files from PDF and others conversions (see https://www.ghostscript.com/doc/Devices.htm). Use Case: Print PDF file dir...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Please, port "jq" command to IBM i

Please, port "jq" command to IBM i OSS / YUM so we can parse JSON using scripting. Use Case: We could use jq to transform JSON files into CSV
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Delivered

Pipenv for IBM i

Pipenv is a tool that aims to bring the best of all packaging worlds (bundler, composer, npm, cargo, yarn, etc.) to the Python world. It merges pip (which you support) and virtualenv (which it seams you currently don't), together to work in unison...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Delivered

Port PHP rpm to PASE

PHP is an open source development language. Every other platform other than the IBM i has the ability to install and use PHP by itself (sans Zend Server). IBM i is unique in this. I believe to be fair to customers, the option of installing PHP wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 Delivered