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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Port native boost libraries ot IBM i for xgboost

I cannot install xgboost (https://pypi.org/project/xgboost/) `pip3 install xgboost` because the native boost libraries have not been ported.This is an extract of the error message (which is attached): XGBoostLibraryNotFound: Cannot find XGBoost Li...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Planned for future release

Add libpam-google-authenticator so we can use 2FA with SSH on IBMi

Please , add libpam-google-authenticator so we can use 2FA Use Case: When trying to connect to our IBM i using SSH we can use 2FA with our smartphone to improve security
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Port XGZIP and zlibNX to IBM i

With Power9 compatibility mode enabled we could improve compression and file transfers using SSH or SFTP. Traditionally SSH compression on IBM i is not lightning fast, and this could help improve file transfer times.I guess 5733ICC can improve pre...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Folding@home

Port Folding@home to be Used on Power specifically the IBM i. Use Case: Folding@home allows anyone to donate computer resources to help run simulations of protein dynamics which can bring insights into the development of therapeutics. At the time ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Add CDRECORD & DVDRECORd to yum repositories

Add the open source cdrkit (or cdrecord & dvdrecord) utilities to the IBM i yum repositories so that CD & DVD images can be built entirely on the i. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrkithttps://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/ Use Case: T...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

SSO support for SSH

SSH does not support SSO. For example when using ACS option "Tools" --> "Open Source Package Management" --> "Connect to SSH". Password is required. Use Case: See case TS004474058.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Port Pandoc

Pandoc is a useful tool that allows conversion between different document types. One example is markdown to pdf. https://pandoc.org/ Pandoc is written Haskell so it would likely need to be ported prior. Haskell has support for AIX so porting shoul...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration