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Open Source and PASE

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Don't use Java for DB2 HTTP services

Currently the HTTPGETxxxx APIs (n1) require and use Java under the covers. As best I can tell this means a new JVM is started in each job that uses the APIs. This makes it incredibly slow on smaller systems and subsequently limits the use cases. I...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Delivered

Deliver nginx webserver in 5733OPS

The nginx web server(n1) is a very popular web server that we (Krengeltech) have been using in production for almost a year on spaces.litmis.com. It works great and setup can be automated (including the use of letsencrypt.org). That is much harder...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Delivered

open source Node.js iToolKit

The following languages have open source iToolkits that allow for community collaboration and contribution: Ruby, PHP, Python, .NET, Swift, shell(db2util). And the one that doesn't: Node.js (arguably the most popular open source language IBM i has...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

ship gcc with 5733OPS

Include GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) as 5733OPS option. Use Case: We find many are needing to compile native extensions for Node.js/Ruby/Python/(PHP?) which requires a C/C++ compiler. The frequency is growing for those asking for this on spaces.l...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Delivered

GNU tar for PASE

Add the GNU version of tar to PASE. Use Case: Using tar on /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/OPS/Node4 causes "@Longlink" issues. Using GNU tar from perzl (/opt/freeware/bin/tar) doesn't have the same issue.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

openpty and forkpty

APIs openpty and forkpty are not available on IBM i. There are a number of Node.js projects(n1) that require those APIs because pty.js(n2) is built on it. n1 - https://www.npmjs.com/browse/depended/pty.jsn2 - https://github.com/chjj/pty.js It has ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Delivered