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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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

IBM i OpenCV

In order to make effective use of python on IBM i, porting of OpenCV, which is growing in demand, is required Use Case: Improve business efficiency by performing systematic customer recognition using face recognition and systematic product inspect...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

PASE - Allow to run while on restricted state

This RFE is connected with #154063 For a better integration with Open Source tools it would be great to allow commands in PASE while system is in restricted stated.Even without TCP services will be useful. I can think of two scenarios:* PASE can r...
6 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

timer_* APIs in PASE

Software is starting to increasingly use the timer family of functions such as timer_create. These allow for accurate timing that manual timekeeping wouldn't allow for. For example, many profilers (such as Excimer for PHP) and even GNU coreutils a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Allow PASSWORD(*NONE) users for native ODBC

Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) is a base component of IBMi and uses Kerberos for single-signon (SSO). With EIM, user profiles are set to PASSWORD(*NONE) and authentication is done via Kerberos. The native ODBC driver does not support user profi...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Provide support for Rust Language

Rust is an increasingly popular language in the open source community due to it's memory safety features, and it's ability to operate at a low level like C. Please provide a Rust Compiler for IBM i Use Case: Rust is useful for system level program...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Future consideration

Add subsystem support to SSHD attributes

In order to isolate SSH jobs in their own subsystem, you must use the instructions documented in this article: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1014744 However, this requires that you start the SSHD with the /QOpenSys/usr/sbin/ss...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Future consideration

include MAN pages for SAMBA PTF

since SAMBA support is installed using the open source toolset, it would be most helpful for the MAN pages to be included. Use Case: since manpages are supported with opensource installed, having the man pages will help if configuration help is ne...
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Port of tesseract OCR to the open source packages

Tesseract optical character recognition engine port to IBM will provide convenience and lower costs in building image-processing applications. Reasons for this poer are the followingThe first reason is convenience -- the C++ version of Tesseract c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Planned for future release

Port su and sudo to Pase

Right now if you need to have ALLOBJ in Pase you either need to 1. Have ALLOBJ on your user profileor2. Create a second user for everybody who needs ALLOBJor3. Share a single user with everybody who needs ALLOBJ None of those are ideal. For number...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration