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Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
8 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-) Use Case: Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Planned for future release

Open Source Packeges - installed packages alignment between cluster partitions

Hello all, we'd like to have a procedure or a product (including it in PowerHA should be perfect) to have the installed open source packages aligned between two or more partitions. In our case we have a powerHA cluster of 3 nodes, and other 3 sate...
4 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration

Port Go Language

Port the Go language(n1) to IBM i PASE. n1 - https://golang.org/ Use Case: Finding that the Go language is becoming more popular and that some (popular) tooling is being built with it(n2,n3). Commentary from Kevin Adler: http://bit.ly/golang-twitt...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 14 Not under consideration

Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Add command "dialog" to PASE

Please, port "dialog" command to PASE, so we can create powerful menues for OSS applications, scripts, etc. Use Case: We have created a PoC with ANSI menues to backup IBM i to IBM Cloud Object Storage easily, but it's complex to use for the averag...
9 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

NGINX on IBMi baisc authentication support for system profiles

IBM Apache HTTP server supports PasswdFile %%SYSTEM%% for basic authentication. Would be great if Nginx on IBMi basic authentication also had support this
4 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Future consideration

Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i

Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i. .NET is a major software development platform, on par with Ja...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

Add Exit Point for *SSHD

Add an exit point to *SSHD for logon validation that would enable rejection of the ssh connection by UserID and/or IP address. Use Case: We need to be able to log access to the system. As it stands, an end user can use ssh to shell or sftp into th...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 8 Future consideration