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Open Source and PASE

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Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 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.
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 8 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Is a defect

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

Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

PASE needs the MAN command and MAN pages for all commands

In IBM i we have very nice help capabilities for all commands. But when using PASE or QShell, we do not have the AIX "man" command or the "man pages" available. This means we need to resort to searching the internet, IBM web pages for AIX, the Kno...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i

Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i. .NET is a major software development platform, on par with Ja...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Port Go Language

Port the Go language(n1) to IBM i PASE. n1 - Use Case: Finding that the Go language is becoming more popular and that some (popular) tooling is being built with it(n2,n3). Commentary from Kevin Adler:
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 14 Not under consideration