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Core OS

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Change the SIZE Object in WRKOBJ from Byte to MB

Better to check the size of objects in WRKOBJ command
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.

Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects

Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Enhance QWCCVTDT API

Idea removed by author.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under 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

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