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Open Source and PASE

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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. Use Case: T...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

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 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Planned for future release

NGINX on IBMi baisc authentication support for system profiles

IBM Apache HTTP server supports PasswdFile %%SYSTEM%% for basic authentication. Would be great if Nginx on IBMi basic authentication also had support this
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Future consideration


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 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

add the Julia language to the IBM i ecosystem

I discovered recently a project of portage of Julia language on Power platform. I would be very interested by a portage specific to the IBM i machines, with a DB2 for i connector optimized for this environment. The presence of this modern and high...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

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 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

PASE - Allow to run while on restricted state

This RFE is connected with #154063 For a better integration with Open Source tools it would be great to allow commands in PASE while system is in restricted stated.Even without TCP services will be useful. I can think of two scenarios:* PASE can r...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration