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Converge the IBM i operating system with PASE (or AIX) and produce one merged operating system that is primarily Linux-based but can run IBM i code and databae

It is clear that IBM i is being "enhanced" by simply added more and more open source and SQL functions, and no a lot of anything else. I suggest IBM start a project to combine both Linux/AIX/PASE and IBM i as was done with S/36 SSP and S/38 CPF ba...
5 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Provide migration to CCSID(1208) / UTF-8 as QCCSID system value CCSID.

To provide a more globalized environment, it would be fantastic if IBM i migrated to UTF-8 as its the default/primary CCSID. That way programs and data written would work and appear the same everywhere, by default. I'm advocating a similar migrati...
6 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Provide a way to check object lock/allocation beyond WKROBJLCK

When deleting a user library if an object in that library is being referenced by or if the library is on a library list of another job, that library cannot be deleted. We need a way to know which jobs not only have the object locked, but also allo...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Develop and Support Source Files 2.0 on IBM i

The use of legacy PF-SRC files is pervasive and cannot be abandoned. However, the need for an enhance source file structure is obvious. We need it to be a multi-member file as it is now, however with the following minimum enhancements: 1) Line/Rec...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

ICU Threatening to pull EBCDIC support

The ICU organization has a notice on their homepage that they need someone to test ICU on an EBCDIC machine (z or i) or they will move to ASCII-only support which means dropping EBCDIC. I would expect that IBM is the only team that can provide sai...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under consideration

F5 Refresh Key Behavior on Certain List Screens

On the Work with Subsystems (WRKSBS) screen as well as the Display Open Files screen inside the Work with Job menu option 14, if you scroll down to see a particular subsystem or file name and press F5 to refresh the statistics, the entire list is ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration