Deploying AIX Binaries on IBM i5/iSeries with PASE

PDFlib GmbH products are available for IBM i5 systems. Depending on the language binding AIX binaries for use with PASE or native i5 binaries are available.

Using PDFlib GmbH Products on IBM i5 with Java or PHP

In some situations IBM’s Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE for i) is required, an »integrated runtime for porting selected applications from AIX systems«. PASE is not an emulation, but runs on the processor natively. Using PASE does not involve any performance penalty. PASE is available without additional charge and does not require users to learn AIX system administration since it is fully integrated into i5/OS. More details about PASE can be found on the IBM Web site. IBM switched some packages to PASE, most notably the IT4J Java VM.

PASE and AIX binaries of PDFlib GmbH products are required for IBM i5 deployment in the following situations:

In order to use PDFlib, TET or PLOP/PLOP DS with Java on i5 the IT4J Java VM (32-bit or 64-bit) is required. Depending on the installed Java VM (see here for guidance) you need the Java library contained in the 32-bit or 64-bit AIX package of PDFlib, TET or PLOP/PLOP DS.

Deploying PDFlib, TET or PLOP/PLOP DS in PHP with Zend Server for IBM i. For more information on how to use our products with PHP on i5, please see our PDFlib in PHP HowTo.

The required product binaries are not included in the i5 packages, but must be taken from the corresponding AIX package. Although you must download AIX product packages in the situations described above, you must specify IBM i5 as target platform when ordering license keys for using AIX binaries on an i5 system. PDFlib GmbH product binaries for AIX accept i5 license keys when running with PASE on i5/OS.

Using PDFlib GmbH Products on IBM i5 with ILE C/C++ or RPG

PDFlib GmbH products support C, C++ and RPG development on IBM i natively in the following ways:

PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI, PDFlib Personalization Server for C, C++ and RPG are available natively for i5.

TET for C, C++ and RPG is available natively for i5.

A native PLOP/PLOP DS library for ILE C, C++ and RPG is not available.

Using Command-line Tools of PDFlib GmbH Products on IBM i5

Command-line tools of the following PDFlib GmbH products can be deployed with PASE on IBM i5:

TET command-line tool

PLOP/PLOP DS command-line tool