Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE use the s390x hardware architecture, so for some applications a little work sometimes has to be done so they compile and run as expected. This work is often done as a collaboration between the open source projects themselves and a team at IBM that helps with the porting and then validation that the software is working as expected. This effort is an on going collaboration with every release of the software needing to be validated.
For the month of March 2021, the teams worked to also validate the latest versions of the following:
- Apache Mesos
- Apache Solr
- Apache Tomcat
- Docker Compose
- MongoDB Driver - Java
The full list of validated software to date is available here: https://www.ibm.com/community/z/open-source-software/
Are you a developer for an open source project interested in seeing your application made available to users on Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE? Your first stop should be the LinuxONE Community Cloud where you can sign up for a free virtual machine for 120 days where you can see how your application runs, and discover for yourself what you may need to change to get it to run well on Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE.
If you want to take the next step, contact me, Elizabeth K. Joseph at email@example.com to talk about getting a longer-lived virtual machine for your project (even ones you can add to your CI system!) and other ways we can support your project.