On 10/8/2015 3:24 PM, Justin Dearing wrote:
On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 2:31 PM Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


This situation should get better once IBM ships the gcc support in their
Open Source licensed program in November 2015.


So basically I will be able to ask my clients (and the person who gave me
the dev account) to order the GCC PTF bundle and then GCC will be in PASE
with the blessing of IBM? That is great news. I Hope they add llvm soon
too. A lot of C/C++ is migrating over to that. The BSD folks are trying to
get all that GPLed gcc source code out of their repository and replaced
with LLVM which better suits their version of open source. However, gcc
"just working" in an IBM approved manner that's easy to sell to clients is
great news.

IBM have previously released node.js and Python via a new, no-charge
offering, 5733-OPS. This is documented here:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/Open%20Source%20Technologies

I'm on 7.2, so here's a link to the TR3 information:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/IBM%20i%207.2%20-%20TR3%20Enhancements
wherein is found this brief announcement: 'The 5733-OPS product
continues to be enhanced. Option 3 will contain the GCC Compiler and
Open Source development tool kit.'

The announcement letter is here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/3/872/ENUSAP15-0343/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en
and has a bit more information: 'Open Source for IBM i (5733-OPS) now
includes the industry-standard GCC compiler as well as the tools needed
when working in the open source world. These additional features include
Git, .zip, .tar, bash, Python 2.7, and many others.'

For completeness, 7.1 TR11 says the same thing as 7.2 TR3:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/IBM%20i%207.1%20-%20TR11%20Enhancements


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