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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 1, 2017

Open source Node.js port

Open source the port of Node.js to IBM i in a public repository for the purposes of transparency and community collaboration.

Use Case:

Today I collaborated with Andrea Ribuoli, tech lead of, and had a conversation that includes the following excerpts:

- Rails 5.1 introduced a new pre-requisite, the yarn package, that requires Node.js >= 4.

- yarn fails with... Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, uv_resident_set_memory

- I noted there's a PMR that includes a delivered PTF(n1)

- If the Node.js port to IBM i was open source then other capable developers (like Andrea) could aid in resolving these issues.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2018

    All IBM i-specific changes have been pushed to the upstream Node.js GitHub repository as of Node.js v10 and we will continue to push changes upstream as we make them.

  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2017

    We will be upstreaming all changes made for the IBM i port to the public Node.JS project at a future date.