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Rocket Open Source Languages and Tools empowers you to develop according to your preferred formats including Git, R and Python.

To learn more, visit the Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools product page.

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  • nice ------------------------------ Alexander Klochkov QA Rocket Internal - All Brands Vilnius LT ------------------------------

  • According to the zOS Miniconda Documentation.pdf: Then use the next configuration: Add the following lines to $HOME/.profile: export _BPXK_AUTOCVT=ON export _CEE_RUNOPTS="FILETAG(AUTOCVT,AUTOTAG) POSIX(ON)" SHELL=<miniconda_installation_path>/bin/bash ...

  • Also note Jason that Rocket's Open AppDev solution now includes IBM's Python port and Rocket has ceased investment in our own Python port. You will need to choose between using an older version of the ZOAUtils or adoption of IBM's Python port. ------------------------------ ...

  • Hi Our build automation is using git within a shell script. We are on git version 2.26.2-78 (zOS 2.4) Within the script we run the following steps to reset our local repository: git reset --hard git status and sporadically the git status shows ...

  • git-newbie here....I only mentioned the .bin as while USS does not care I've seen "Unix" tools be sensitive to this.....and I couldn't find anything significant about a binary file transfer that git does for us other than that. I've pulled the files back ...


Announcements

  • Simplification of z/OpenSource downloads

    The set of download options on Rocket’s support portal have been greatly reduced for simplification.  All 20 individual product folders (e.g. Git, Perl, etc.) which contain source distributions are being replaced by one folder with all the source distributions.

    Also, the folder names have been changed for clarification.  These are the new folder names and what they contain:

    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (free solution)
      z/OS Miniconda installer for users not on paid support contract.  z/OS ports will be downloaded from our conda channel server at anaconda.org.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (Miniconda installer)
      z/OS Miniconda installer for users on paid support contract. z/OS ports will be downloaded from our Rocket-hosted conda channel server.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (local conda channel setup)
      Installer for setting up your own on-premise conda file channel and populating it with the full set of tools and languages in the solution.  This option is only available for users on paid support.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (SMP/E installer)
      SMP/E installer for the full set of tools and languages in the solution.  This option is only available for users on paid support.
    • Source code distributions
      The source code distributions for the full set of tools and languages in the solution.
  • Rocket Open AppDev for Z V2 – Now with IBM z/OS Python, SMP/E option and Bash and Perl updates

    This latest version of OpenApp Dev for Z continues Rocket’s commitment to bringing modern DevOps, IT and application development innovation to IBM Z® without compromising data and security. It also alleviates the challenges of dealing with multiple open source products by including IBM Python within Rocket Open AppDev for Z, fully supported—allowing customers to get all the open source languages and support tools needed for the mainframe from a single vendor and eliminating the frustration stemming from patching together support and code language from different vendors.

    Evolving the solution to further meet the needs of enterprise customers, Rocket Open AppDev for Z now provides:

    • Compatibility between all Rocket z/OS ports and IBM Python, allowing customers to get rid of duplicate z/OS Python installs and standardize on a single Python port
    • The option to install and maintain via SMP/E, a tool designed to manage the installation of software products on z/OS, for the first time, enabling customers to choose between conda, the most popular platform-independent way to deploy and manage packages, and SMP/E, the most popular z/OS deployment technology
    • A z/OS port for the latest version of Bash, so customers can leverage the latest features from the most popular Unix shell for DevOps on z/OS
    • An updated Perl port, adding seamless and transparent ASCII/EBCDIC conversion and allowing customers to run Perl scripts on z/OS in production with full confidence thanks to 24/7 support from Rocket
  • New working example DevOps pipeline available for download

    If you want to implement mainframe application builds using modern DevOps driven by open-source tools and prefer to learn from an example, check out this post.