Here’s a quick run down of exciting new capabilities for your IBM i:

GPG – The GNU privacy guard is a free implementation of the OpenPGP standard and is used to encrypt and sign data. Check out Kevin Adler’s post and video

https://twitter.com/kadler_ibm/status/1273766014933782532


OpenJDK 11 – OpenJDK is a free and open-source implementation of the Java and Jesse just did yum install of it.

https://twitter.com/IBMJesseG/status/1273740110916435968

7zip – 7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver that can open many compressed files you can find out more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip https://twitter.com/IBMJesseG/status/1272259935032815617

He also posted some Questions he gets about open source here: https://ibmsystemsmag.com/Power-Systems/06/2020/common-open-source-questions-answered

IBM i Dot Files – Josh has released his IBM i Dot files . Not sure what those are used for then check out this intro to dot files – https://thoughtbot.com/upcase/videos/intro-to-dotfiles.

https://github.com/jbh/ibmi-dotfiles

CURL – You can get a version of curl to connect to ssh and sftp URLs

Python SQLAlchemy adapter – A Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper (ORM) is available that uses ODBC https://twitter.com/kadler_ibm/status/1268613779769577477

Community PHP on IBM i – Want to run the PHP RPM on your
IBM i check out King’s guide to get it done: https://odbcphp.k3s.com/

Check out https://twitter.com/hashtag/IBMiOSS?src=hashtag_click&f=live for the latest and remember to always help the Open source community out in any way you are capable of. Enjoy all the new technology capabilities!