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Open Source and PASE

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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

Add "tig" to yum repo

"Tig is an ncurses-based text-mode interface for git. It functions mainly as a Git repository browser, but can also assist in staging changes for commit at chunk level and act as a pager for output from various Git commands." (from https://github....
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Planned for future release

Offer nginx stream modules

nginx is currently available through the IBM yum repository. The project has modules to facilitate TCP streaming; however, these are not built by default. Could we please find a way to provide these additional modules for customers that may requir...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Planned for future release

Add VNC Server to IBM i YUM respository

VNC Server allows to run a remote desktop on IBM i without using Terminal Server Use Case: With VNC Server & a lightweight WM we could run some useful tools "INSIDE" our IBM i, even from a browser (VNC-JAVA), like iACS, Firefox, xTERM...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Future consideration

Enable use of R from Jupyter Notebook in IBM i

In order to boost the use of R in IBM i it will be very useful to have the option to run it in Jupyter Notebook. As I understand that means to port IRkernel to IBM i. Use Case: Build R reports in IBM i.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Not under consideration


We need IP tools like ping, traceroute, netstat, ifconfig, etc in PASE environment, so we can improve scripting Use Case: When creating PASE environments/containers for users developing on OSS programming languages sometimes we need to check basic...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration

Pleas port ImageMagick to the yum repository

ImageMagick is a great tool for images creation and manipulation ( It also have options to convert images to a format suitable for printing. Use Case: Examples:- print an image directly from IFS,- convert a png image ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Add Orion to Yum repository

Please add Orion to Yum rpm repository. It was/is available as 5733OPS licensed product but not as rpm package. Use Case: There is no development tool on IBM i for open source languages. It would be nice to have a server based development tool, li...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Third party URL for RPM repositories in "Manage Open Source Packages" in ACS

The new feature in ACS for managing open source RPM packages is great. However, it only covers IBM delivered RPM from the official IBM site. There is many other open source packages out there used today as building blocks for modern applications ....
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Allow naming threading resources from PASE for debugging purposes

Being able to name pthread threads, mutexes, locks, and other multi-threading resources was added to the ILE in IBM i 7.1. Thread naming is a popular non-POSIX extension to pthread, but other pthread objects being nameable is an IBM i-specific cha...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration