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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...
about 7 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 ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Port Mongodb

Port Mongodb to IBM i PASE. https://mongodb.com Use Case: It is starting to become more prevalent that tools(n1) are using NoSQL databases as their means to store data. This means we can't adopt those tools to further our businesses and we are lef...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Port .NET (Core) to IBM i via RPM

Now that Mono runs on IBM i (thanks to Calvin Buckley again!), it should be possible to port .NET Core, which is now the main .NET Framework, to IBM i without such a big effort. Use Case: Porting lots of .NET Server Applications to IBM i, using DB...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

PASE needs the MAN command and MAN pages for all commands

In IBM i we have very nice help capabilities for all commands. But when using PASE or QShell, we do not have the AIX "man" command or the "man pages" available. This means we need to resort to searching the internet, IBM web pages for AIX, the Kno...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Add CDRECORD & DVDRECORd to yum repositories

Add the open source cdrkit (or cdrecord & dvdrecord) utilities to the IBM i yum repositories so that CD & DVD images can be built entirely on the i. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrkithttps://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/ Use Case: T...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration