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IBM i Node.js: Common questions [End of Support April 4, 2019]

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Question

What is node.js and npm.js?
New with IBM i 7.1 and until End of Support in April 2019 - are the node and npm open source programs.
This support was included in 5733-OPS.
 
What is the IBM i direction for this support?
What is the End of Support for each option?
Option 1: Node.js v0 (deprecated)  - 24 September 2018
Option 2: Python 3.4               - 28 February 2019
Option 3: Chroot with gcc          - 24 September 2018
Option 4: Python 2.7               - 15 December 2019
Option 5: Node.js v4               - 24 September 2018
Option 6: Git                      - 15 December 2019
Option 7: Tools                    - 15 December 2019
Option 8: Eclipse Orion            - 24 September 2018
Option 9: Cloud-Init for i         - 15 December 2019
Option 10: Node.js v6              - 4 April 2019
Option 11: Nginx                   - 15 December 2019
Note 5733-OPS was never officially supported (https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021450). 

      

Answer

All future open source packages are delivered with RPM only.
Follow documentation for new RPM method: http://ibm.biz/ibmi-rpms

Continued support is available for RPM packages.
You can find more information at http://ibm.biz/ibmi-oss-support

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Modified date:
06 November 2019

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