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Linux on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE Open Source Software Report: April 2023


Linux on IBM zSystems 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 April 2023, the teams worked to also validate the latest versions of the following:

  • Ansible
  • Apache ActiveMQ
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Kafka
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Apache ZooKeeper
  • Cruise Control
  • etcd
  • Fluentd
  • HAProxy
  • InfluxDB
  • Librdkafka
  • Logstash
  • MongoDB Driver - C
  • MongoDB Driver - CXX
  • MySQL
  • Neo4j
  • NGINX Ingress Controller
  • PHP
  • PM2
  • Prow
  • RabbitMQ
  • Rails
  • RethinkDB
  • Ruby
  • ScyllaDB
  • Terraform

The full list of validated software to date is available here:

Separately, I also wanted to call out some of the work that's being done outside of this validated software list from IBM and is being driven by folks in our broader ecosystem. Open Source contributor Vignesh has built both VictoriaMetrics and Tyk and report that they are both working. We also noticed s390x is included in AlmaLinux openQA and the JetBrains.HabitatDetector now includes s390x support.

Are you a developer for an open source project interested in seeing your application made available to users on Linux on IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE? Your first stop should be the IBM 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 zSystems and IBM LinuxONE.

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