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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 2, 2018

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 or user developed applications.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2020

    .Unfortunately, there are no plans to deliver this item.

  • Guest
    Jul 3, 2018

    What types of things would you do if you have a Linux desktop in PASE?

    FWIW, I am a fan of the Linux desktop, but I don't think this RFE has conveyed a good business case (yet).