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Open Source and PASE

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Port .NET (Core) to IBM i via RPM

Now that Mono runs on IBM i (thanks to Calvin Buckley again!), it should be possible to port .NET Core, which is now the main .NET Framework, to IBM i without such a big effort. Use Case: Porting lots of .NET Server Applications to IBM i, using DB...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 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...
almost 4 years 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...
about 4 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...
over 3 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: However, this requires that you start the SSHD with the /QOpenSys/usr/sbin/ss...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Future consideration

Make XML Toolkit (5733XT2) OpenSource

As IBM plans to end support for 57533XT2, please consider making the source code for it open for everyone. This could lead to the community to create and further develop the product. As the product is heavily based on the existing opensource proje...
11 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Add command "dialog" to PASE

Please, port "dialog" command to PASE, so we can create powerful menues for OSS applications, scripts, etc. Use Case: We have created a PoC with ANSI menues to backup IBM i to IBM Cloud Object Storage easily, but it's complex to use for the averag...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

PASE needs the MAN command and MAN pages for all commands

In IBM i we have very nice help capabilities for all commands. But when using PASE or QShell, we do not have the AIX "man" command or the "man pages" available. This means we need to resort to searching the internet, IBM web pages for AIX, the Kno...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration