New Domino JNA version available with LOTS of new features  

By Karsten Lehmann | 9/19/19 11:57 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

New Domino JNA version available with LOTS of new features. It's been a long time since the last release of our Domino JNA project. Version 0.9.21 is now available for download as XPages Extensibility Plugin and on its way to Maven Central (takes a few hours to appear).

Be careful when using DAOS and compact -c -ZU IBM Champion HCL Master

By Ulrich Krause | 9/19/19 8:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Be careful when using DAOS and compact -c -ZU. There has been a change in Domino 10.0.1 FP2 how the -ZU switch in the compact task behaves. As of Domino 10.0.1 FP2, -ZU will pull all attachments of a DAOS enabled application back into the application!

Let’s Connect, and Avoid Misunderstandings IBM Champion HCL Master

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 9/19/19 8:42 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Before I write my little report, I just want to get something out of the way: I did a presentation at Let’s Connect on Day 2 (Tuesday). My presentation was very well received, and I got great feedback when people came up to me later on towards the end of the conference and said nice things about it.

HCLs New Licensing Model IBM Champion HCL Master

By Gabriella Davis | 9/17/19 12:13 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Today at Let’s Connect (previously Socal Connections) in Munich, Uffe Sorensen from HCL presented the outline of the new licensing model HCL plan to adopt from v11 of Domino onwards. HCL are looking for feedback on this as they plan to bring all other products into line as things progress.

IMPORTANT - Upgrading HCL Verse for iOS v10-0-7 IBM Champion 

By Detlev Poettgen | 9/13/19 10:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

HCL is planing to release a HCL washed IBM Verse for iOS app with the version number v10.0.7 in the next few days. As an administrator you should read the following Technote article HCL published yesterday. Be aware that already installed IBM Verse for iOS apps will do a reset of the already synced data and will start an new initial sync.

Verse On-Premises 1.0.8 unavailable mail DB archive IBM Champion HCL Master

By Ales Lichtenberg | 9/13/19 2:53 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

You may not see the option to open an archive database after upgrading to Verse On-Premises 1.0.8. If you have a “simple” solution where you have a manually created archive DB of your mail (without applying the policy), you probably won’t see this new option to open it to the VOP as described here LINK.

Docker Support for Domino 10.0.1 FP3 IBM Champion HCL Master

By Daniel Nashed | 9/13/19 1:15 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

The first HCL Software packages are released. Domino 10.0.1 FP3 is the first download which is only available from HCL. So we added support for HCL Flexnet downloads. The file names for the software have different names for older fixes and Domino itself, than the files from IBM Passport Advantage and FixCentral Downloads.

See All the New Downloads Waiting For You From HCL  IBM Champion HCL Master

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 9/12/19 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL keeps on delivering and you can now download a bunch of Domino related upgrades and fixes. See them all here.

Releases, Releases and More Releases IBM Champion HCL Master

By John Oldenburger | 9/12/19 2:54 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Releases, Releases and more Releases. September at HCL is all about releases. HCL does what it has promised. We have been waiting for this in recent years and now it is finally happening under the leadership of HCL. A big compliment for the enthusiasm of HCL. At this moment HCL has released the following releases: HCL Verse On-Premises version 1.0.8, HCL AppDev Pack version 1.0.2 for Domino, Notes Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 3 and of course Domino 11 Beta 1 for community testing

HCL Notes & Domino 11 Beta IBM Champion 

By Per Henrik Lausten | 9/11/19 4:15 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by John Oldenburger

HCL Notes & Domino 11 Beta. The beta program for the upcoming HCL Notes 11 and HCL Domino 11 release has started! Sign up and add your feedback in the Domino V11 beta forum. The following is available in the beta.

You Mean Notes and Domino Customers Actually Get Answers to Their Questions?!?!? IBM Champion HCL Master

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 9/9/19 5:57 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Do you remember the days when you had lots of questions about the future of Notes/Domino, but never got any replies with any commitment? Well, those days are over! While I was still on holiday up in the north of Norway, HCL held a webinar about the future of Notes/Domino. A lot of business partners, customers, users and HCL masters where on the call.

Call for Nominations for OpenNTF Board of Directors  

By OpenNTF | 9/6/19 12:52 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

With Social Connections just around the corner and the Collabsphere agenda recently announced, it's the time of year when we issue our call for directors. There are four Member Director posts up for election this year. Any employee of a Member company is eligible to apply and the posts run for a two-year term.

We are almost sold out! - Social Connections Social Connections IBM Champion HCL Master

By Jan Valdman | 9/5/19 5:13 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Matteo Bisi

Many thanks to everybody who registered to speak, sponsor or attend our 15th event! We are happy (and also proud) to announce that we reached the planned capacity for the event yesterday.

Formatting NotesDatetime as Java SimpleDateFormat  

By Dmytro Pastovenskyi | 9/3/19 8:16 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by John Oldenburger

Recently I had to made proper formatting of NotesDateTime object (using LotusScript) with respect to different locale. I had written a cover in LS2J for Java SimpleDateFormat class that works independently (without Java library), so copy/paste and go on. Here is an example how it works.

LotusScript – Error: Type Mismatch IBM Champion HCL Master

By Ulrich Krause | 9/3/19 1:41 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

I ran into an issue with a Variant variable passed from one LotusScript class to another. (error: Type mismatch). The code reads the first ( and only ) document in a database and gets the values from a multi value item. The value of this item is stored in a Variant; a getter lets you access the values.

Switch between Edit and Read-Only mode on web form IBM Champion HCL Master

By Karl-Henry Martinsson | 9/1/19 4:10 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by John Oldenburger

A question on Stack Overflow made me remember some code I wrote a few years ago. It allows you switch a form between regular edit mode and read mode, without having to reload the page. It works just like you are used to in the Notes client. So I thought I would post it here on my blog as well.

Right out of hell - Domino Designer IBM Champion 

By Oliver Busse | 9/1/19 4:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Since Notes 8 we have to use Domino Designer with Eclipse as the underlying framework. I never made bones about that I hate Eclipse in any flavor. In my opinion it’s the worst IDE you can work with. It’s unstable, it’s huge and slow - and dumb as fuck until you get the right plugins. Too many cooks spoiled the brooth.

Goodbye IBM Champions - Hello HCL Masters IBM Champion HCL Master

By John Oldenburger | 8/31/19 5:15 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday was a great start to the weekend. I received the email from HCL with the subject HCL Master - Welcome to the program. I am very proud and very grateful to be part of this program. I will certainly uphold the Code of Conduct by HCL. HCL Master is a distinction that HCL awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their HCL knowledge with others.

Access NotesDatabase Options (extended) IBM Champion HCL Master

By Ulrich Krause | 8/31/19 6:44 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by John Oldenburger

GetOption was introduced to the NotesDatabase class in V6. It allows to determine, if specific options are set or not. By design, it only accesses $dboptions1 from the database. Other options are stored in $dboptions2 – 4. Those option bits are not accessible using NotesDatabase.getOption(optionName%).

What We Know About HCL’s Roadmap for Domino and Connections IBM Champion HCL Master

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 8/30/19 6:09 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Confused about what is happening in the world of Domino and Connections now that HCL is in complete control? Let me help you clear up a few things. All information presented here are taken from presentations, webinars and documents distributed by HCL in the past weeks.

HCL Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.2 – Documentation Released IBM Champion HCL Master

By Milan Matejic | 8/29/19 2:50 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Matteo Bisi

The documentation for the new version of Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.2 is available. So if you are evaluating to deploy the Domino AppDev Pack, make sure to take a look at the release notes of the 1.0.2 version. What's New in Release 1.0.2 Release 1.0.2 includes the following new features: (Preview) A domino-db application may now…

What Domino Makes Trivial Number Three: Web Sockets IBM Champion HCL Master

By Paul Withers | 8/29/19 1:08 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Richard Moy added an interesting comment to my last blog post, wishing that HCL would add Web Sockets support to the core. It's a popular requirement, and one that people have tried to work around. John Jardin added a web sockets server to our React application for our JavaScript session at IBM Think 2018.

Medium-Term Ways to Improve XPages IBM Champion 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/29/19 1:06 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Following up on my jeremiad the other day, I've been thinking about some of the short- to medium-term ways that XPages could be improved. I'm not fully sold on the idea that it should be massively improved in-place due to some of the systemic decisions and the general goal of future-proofing.

What Domino Makes Trivial Number Two: Synchronous / Asynchronous Processing IBM Champion HCL Master

By Paul Withers | 8/27/19 7:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Another topic that becomes key when moving beyond Domino is synchronous and asynchronous processing. But it's probably something most Domino developers haven't come across. LotusScript and standard Domino Java are single-threaded.

What Makes XPages "Not Modern"? IBM Champion 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/25/19 10:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A big part of figuring out how to move past XPages is discussing what makes it no longer modern in the first place. Some of these reasons will be gimmes - out-of-date or outright-missing features - while some will be less about what XPages is strictly capable of and instead more about how XPages development and deployment works.

What Domino Makes Trivial Number One: State Management IBM Champion HCL Master

By Paul Withers | 8/23/19 8:54 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Don Mottolo makes a good point in his comment on my recent blog post, that there are aspects of other web frameworks that make it a non-trivial task. This is also really why some people talking about Domino are talking about “mid coders” and “pro coders”. And it’s also why the terms don’t really exist outside the yellow bubble.

News for Ex Customers of Domino, Notes, Connections…. IBM Champion HCL Master

By Gabriella Davis | 8/23/19 6:44 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by John Oldenburger

Here’s something I found out from HCL recently that I don’t think is widely known and is really good news for anyone who has let their licenses lapse. Previously if you chose not to renew IBM would require a penalty payment (usually equal to 2.5x what would have been your annual subscription) to re-establish your licenses.

Converting Tycho Projects to maven-bundle-plugin, Initial Phase IBM Champion 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/23/19 1:02 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by John Oldenburger

To date, Tycho has been my tool of choice for developing Domino-targeted Maven projects. However, it's not without protest.. Unlike most Maven plugins, Tycho inserts itself at the very start of the build process and takes over dependency management. Purely in Maven, you can use normal Maven dependencies.