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Update PASE equivalent AIX TL level

PASE in IBM i7.2 is based on AIX 7.1 TL1 and PASE in IBM i7.3 is based on AIX 7.1 TL3 neither of which are supported releases of AIX anymore. It would be very helpful to have PASE updated to a current TL (Technology Level) equivalency at least as ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Please port the newly open-sourced Swift programming language to IBM i under 5733OPS

I assume that we've given the COMMON process enough time to percolate on this submission from 5Dec2015: http://requirements.common.org/powerbase/view/ideasIBM.htm?db=ideasIBM&Where=ID%20=%20371 Problem:Our IBM i development community struggles...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

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 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Planned for future release

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 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Node ODBC use user's library list that is running the process

When using the odbc connector in a Nodejs application I want the connector to use the library list of the user that is running the application. Currently I have to manually add a list of libraries to the connection string. Use Case: It is not idea...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

include SAMBA support in RPMs (moving from PTF support)

the current support for SAMBA is provided by PTF. It would be beneficial if this support was moved to the new RPM OpenSource offering Use Case: easier adoption of SAMBA if we do not have to download A PTF then run an install or update script
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration