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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...
over 1 year 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...
over 1 year 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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...
over 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...
over 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....
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Change Command Default for Create Network Server Desc (CRTNWSD) to *GUEST

As IBM i hosting IBM i has become ever more popular, when creating a Network Server Description (CRTNWSD) it is much more likely you would want to specify IBM i parameters rather than the default Windows based ones. I think that changing these com...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

Add FromStreamFile option to CRTPAGSEG

We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Provide access to "extraction program" used by DSPLOG and QMHOLHST API for Developer use

The QMHOLHST API is fine for simple selection and use but it not only omits a few pieces of the QHST log (such as from program and stmt nbr) it also severely limits the number of jobs that may be used to restrict the results. (currently 5) and the...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration