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Open Source and PASE

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Add support for KDE, gnome or other open source desktop software

Give IBMi a GUI desktop capability other than current web based options. Use Case: Allow use of existing and future desktop based open source tools and applications. It could also be used as a central location for system administrative tasks and o...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Subversion client needed for IBM i

A Subversion client for IBM i is needed for working with environments that use an existing svn server to get the repositories/packages installed on the IBM i for development or deployment. SVN clients are currently available and supported for Wind...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 7 Not under consideration

Node.js debugger hanging

The Node.js inspector step debugger (n1) is hanging after initially starting. I've never been able to make it work past the initial startup. I've put together a video(n2) to show the full example. Having the debugger work is a necessity for learni...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Is a defect

Port XGZIP and zlibNX to IBM i

With Power9 compatibility mode enabled we could improve compression and file transfers using SSH or SFTP. Traditionally SSH compression on IBM i is not lightning fast, and this could help improve file transfer times.I guess 5733ICC can improve pre...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

ILE Swift

Extend the suite of ILE languages to include Swift Support Use Case: Bridge the gap between the growing pool of swift developers with the IBM i platform.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 8 Not under consideration

Provide xlc compiler on IBMi PASE

Provide the community edition of xlc compiler in the Open Source (5733OPS) package as well as the gcc compiler. RDi needs to have a plugin to support the compiler as well. Use Case: Allows building of Open Source binaries for IBMi Open Source proj...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration

Add Deno a runtime for TypeScript to IBM i

Add Deno to the open source RPM for IBM i. Use Case: Have an alternative to Node that is a more secure secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript. 1.) Improve security with secure defaults such as scripts not havi...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

OpenSSH reporting non-compliant verison for PCI

We currently run the OpenSSH Server and Client on our IBM i which is on V7R1. We have been informed by our outside scanning PCI compliance vendor that we have critical security vulnerabilities on the IBM i due to the fact OpenSSH is reporting the ...
about 6 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....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Planned for future release