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Limit of 10 characters for an objectname is more than 30 years old, time to increase

IBM allows procedure-names with more than 10 characters for the name of the procedure. For a Service-program-name (and for all other objects on the IBM i) only 10 characters are allowed. In my company we have thousands of Service-programs because ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Remove obsolete options from CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG

Many of the options on CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG are no longer viable. IBM hasn't supported iSCSI since 2016. Starting with the release after 7.5 they should limit it to options currently supported. I would suggest defaults of CRTNWSD TYPE(*GUEST) CRT...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Define time zones time zones by User or by Job

Being able to use the same OS for People who work in different parts of the world at the same time. USA and ENGLAND The ideal thing would be to be able to do a CHGJOB of the Job and change the Time Use, so that all the programs can pick up the co...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration

Enhance QWCCVTDT API

Idea removed by author.
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add parameter that allows to copy owner of object with CRTDUPOBJ

When creating a duplicate object, all security related data is copied. This includes *Autl, *Public and all private authorities. The only thing missing to be copied (or not) is the owner of the existing object. For now, a CHGOBJOWN must be run aft...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Improvement of existing CCSID 1388 to cater latest China National Standard 13080-2022

Recently China Information technology authority announced the latest national Chinese coded character set GB18030-2022 and make it mandatory for all the banking industry. There are a lot of new rarely use character set added into this GB18030-2022...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Add System Name, Serial No & LPAR No to all DST/SST Screens

Please consider adding System Name, Serial No & LPAR No to all DST/SST Screens, preferably in the same place and ideally in the top line of each screen. We are seeing and increasing number of IBM i LPARs on a typical Power server, so by defini...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Explaination needed as to why traditiona IBM i support for N-2 seems to be vanishing

For decades IBM has support the current release of the operation system (IBM i) and the prior 2 releases of same. Today, it sees only V7R5 and V7R4 are being enhanced and V7R3 is being abandoned before an enevatable V7Rn+1 is announced or shipped....
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration