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Open Source and PASE

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Offer nginx stream modules

nginx is currently available through the IBM yum repository. The project has modules to facilitate TCP streaming; however, these are not built by default. Could we please find a way to provide these additional modules for customers that may requir...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Planned for future release

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

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 ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

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

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

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

Add Lynx Browser to YUM repository

Please, add Lynx Browser to the IBM i YUM repository Use Case: Besides we can browse the web using Lynx, we can also convert HTML to TXT data using the "-dump" option.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

OSS wish list for YUM on IBM i

My wish list for IBM i OSS on YUM Repositories: * GNUPlot* AutoSSH* QREncode* MySQL (client)* Pigz compressor* P7Zip compressor* Lynx Browser* Links Browser* Midnight Commander* VNC & ICEWM* CREATEREPO #IBMi #YUM #OSS Use Case: With createrepo...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Revamp Open Source installs

Currently the installation of open source (Node.js) has two very unfortunate consequences. 1 - I have to IPL my machine. 2 - It wipes out previous version (i.e. 0.12.12 will be wiped out by 0.12.13 of Node.js) This makes it very laborious and risk...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Not under consideration