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Open Source and PASE

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Provide IBM i observability support for

OpenTelemetry or "Otel" for short provides a vendor-neutral open-source Observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics and logs. As an industry-standard it is natively suppor...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

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

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Not under consideration

Provide GCC compiler support in RDi

Provide compiler option for GCC compiler within the RDi IDE to allow seamless compiles of IFS based source. Also allow compiler options to be set as part of the set up. Use Case: Allows the creation of Open Source objects from within the RDi IDE e...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Support 64bit OpenSSL libraries on i7.4

With the release of i7.5 the OS delivered OpenSSL PASE libraries are compatible with 64 bit applications, but for releases prior to i7.5 they are only compatible with 32bit linkage.As most applications are being built as 64bit architecture binarie...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

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 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

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...
about 6 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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 7 Not under 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: Problem:Our IBM i development community struggles...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration