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Open Source and PASE

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Port PHP rpm to PASE

PHP is an open source development language. Every other platform other than the IBM i has the ability to install and use PHP by itself (sans Zend Server). IBM i is unique in this. I believe to be fair to customers, the option of installing PHP wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 Delivered

Add GNU tools to PASE or 5733OPS

We have developed a build system for native ILE code that we are preparing to release as open source. When coupled with a source control product like Git and bug tracking software like Trac (or Jira), it should provide a free (or nearly free) chan...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Delivered

Service Manager for Pase

Right now every tool in pase has its own way to start it. This is hard to remember. For example to start Nginx you would run nginx -c /www/nginx/nginx.conf to end Nginx you would run nginx -c /www/nginx/nginx.conf -s stop It would be much easier i...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Port and add gnuPG(GPG) to the IBMi Open Source RPM's

Port and add gnuPG(GPG) to the IBMi Open Source RPM's. I can't find any recent port or precompiled AIX binary to use on the IBMi than version 1.40.10. The latest available version is 2.2.6 and Use Case: Easy and well know utility to encrypt an sig...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Delivered

Add P7-zip to IBM i YUM repository

P7zip/7zip is an amazing compressor with many options, multithreading and encryption Use Case: We have a tool for IBM i backup based on scripts (CL and BASH script) using JAR and PZIP from PERZL. P7ZIP allows to compress using multiple threads and...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered

Open source Node.js DB2 for i driver

The Node.js DB2 for i driver (n1) is currently closed source. As we (IBM and community) continue to further build on top of the driver (n2) it will beneficial to have transparency of how the driver works and potentially allow community contributio...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Delivered

Don't use Java for DB2 HTTP services

Currently the HTTPGETxxxx APIs (n1) require and use Java under the covers. As best I can tell this means a new JVM is started in each job that uses the APIs. This makes it incredibly slow on smaller systems and subsequently limits the use cases. I...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Delivered

Bring Node 8.x on IBM i

For going on with modern development on IBM i and to bring more developers and ISV's to the platform it will be very important to bring the latest LTS Release from Node(js) - Version 8.x - to the Platform as you did last year with Version 6.x. Use...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Delivered

add PHP port to RPMs

we need a port of PHP for RPMs. I do not want to replace Zend, but with it being a licensed program it is "harder" to get installed. the ported PHP would not need db2 support and all the bells & whistles Zend provides.we need a simple IFS only...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Delivered

Remove looping /QopenSys link

The symbolic link /QopenSys/QopenSys points to itself and should be elimiated, because a process reading through the directory will eventually find himself being pointed to /QOpenSys over and over again. Use Case: WINDIRSTAT reading throught the IFS.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Delivered