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Open Source and PASE

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Add IceWM to the IBM i YUM repository

IceWM is a lightweight Windows Manager , ideal for VNC Use Case: With IceWM+VNC we could create a small footprint environment where we could run a small desktop with iACS, Firefox and some other IBM i tools, like a Terminal Server
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

NodeJS 8+ for IBM i V7R1

Port NodeJs for V7R1 or if it might be possible to give instructions how to compile it from scratch Use Case: We have many machines with V7R1 on it and we are not getting new ones in near future.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Not under consideration

filebeat for IBM i / PASE

Enable filebeat to run on IBM i PASE. If not possible, enable an OpenSource substitute for filebeat. Filebeat is a very popular log shipper for solutions such as IBM Log Analysis and OpenSource ELK Use Case: log files generated and written to the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-8 encoding

The Node.js runtime does a wrong conversion of ideographic characters like german umlaut and italian accented letters.Characters are written like this:Päbra -> PÀbra Delbrück -> Delbrück Please free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Bug with DB2 access with NodeJs

I try to use DB2 connector for nodejs. When I call db.bindParam twice with different number of parameters, the driver raises the SQLSTATE 07001. However I have correctly close my cursor. I ship you a simple example to reproduce the problem. Use Ca...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Is a defect

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