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Open Source and PASE

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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

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 3 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

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 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Planned for future release

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons.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 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future 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 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

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 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration

Open Source Packeges - installed packages alignment between cluster partitions

Hello all, we'd like to have a procedure or a product (including it in PowerHA should be perfect) to have the installed open source packages aligned between two or more partitions. In our case we have a powerHA cluster of 3 nodes, and other 3 sate...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration