IBM receives many requests for the IBM i operating system to process all resources directly out of stream files. An enhancement added in version 7.3 puts IBM i closer to that goal.(more…)
I have heard clients wish that IBM provided an option when working with spooled files to create a PDF of that spooled file. Don’t expect IBM to provide this enhancement – a way already exists for you to extend the interface and do this yourself.(more…)
IBM continues to bring more and more industry standard and open source technologies to IBM i. While IBM i has its own (easy-to-learn) interfaces and operating system implementation, it also has an extremely rich set of features that are industry standard as well as open source.
This blog post is obsolete now that 5733-OPS has been deprecated. It is left here for historical purposes.(more…)
In the 7.2 release, IBM made many changes to improve temporary storage tracking. I’ve written about these enhancements in IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking Part 1, Part2, and Part 3 blogs. You may also want to reread the blog, Understanding Disk Space Usage, which reviews IBM i temporary and permanent storage concepts.
In addition to improving temporary storage tracking, IBM also made some improvements for permanent storage tracking in the 7.2 release. This post reviews three of them.(more…)
The IBM i 7.2 release is absolutely loaded with new System SSL capabilities. There are a couple major new features only available starting with the 7.2 release. There is also a subset of the 7.2 capabilities that escaped from the Rochester development lab last year as part of 7.1 TR6. The early content was baked into 7.2 before it found its way to 7.1. February’s System SSL blog remains relevant as the discussion turns to the 7.2 release. What you’ll notice for that content is how and when the new function is enabled has changed with the 7.2 release boundary.(more…)
This past week, there was some questions from some IBM i users about why, after installing TR7, RPG free-form support was missing.
Why do I need an additional and separate PTF?(more…)