Social Connections Interviews: Richard Jefts, a new beginning 

By Social Connections | 7/18/19 9:46 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Listen to Social Connections interviewing Richard Jefts, Vice President & General Manager Digital Solutions at HCL Technologies. Learn more about the deal close, HCL investments, more details on the recent cloud announcements and HCL’s take on User Groups.

Thoughts About HCL’s Update 

By Paul Withers | 7/18/19 9:20 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by John Oldenburger

Yesterday Richard Jefts published an update on the acquisition, specifically relating to cloud. Before talking about the content, I want to comment on the approach HCL have taken. Although the blog post points to a tech note, what we have is more than a tech note and more collaborative than a press release.

Domino on Linux/Unix Start Script - New install location /opt/nashcom/startscript 

By Daniel Nashed | 7/18/19 3:15 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

From the feedback I got in the recent survey most admins want the start script in it's own location under /opt/nashcom. This change is needed to allow more flexibility and easier configuration. And in addition it is a preparation for Domino 11 where the /opt/ibm/domino standard install location will change.

Factory Tour DQL Performance Explanation 

By John D. Curtis | 7/18/19 1:22 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

The Andrews – Manby and Davis – presented the Domino AppDev work we’ve done and are doing for V11 and V12 this morning. There were several slides on DQL, one of which cited some performance gains in V11. I hope this brings a little clarity and sets expectations, because DQL is already wicked fast and getting faster.

Social Connections 15 will be a great event! 

By Matteo Bisi | 7/17/19 9:15 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

As you may be heard I'm part of Social Connections Team from several months and during last days we have published on our site the agenda for the upcoming Social Connections 15. Speakers will comes from all over the world , we will have big names from HC and a lot of HCL Masters .

Need Advice for Collabsphere Contest? 

By Paul Withers | 7/17/19 9:12 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Recently Richard Moy announced the Collabsphere 2019 Beauty Contest, a competition to enhance a yet-to-be-decided database for use on DMA. I don't intend to be involved on a specific team. However, I do intend to make myself available to offer advice and experience to anyone looking to get involved.

Finding the time a message was send from the return receipt 

By Daniel Nashed | 7/17/19 2:51 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

We had an interesting and sort of funny support call this week. An user got a reply from a service database to confirm his request sent in by mail. The original message sent was a return receipt. But the sender said that there wasn't any received message, with that subject which could have generated a return receipt.

Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino v2.1 - Just Do SSL 

By Detlev Poettgen | 7/12/19 2:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Today we are pleased to announce the new version 2.1.0 of midpoints Let's Encrypt 4 Domino aka LE4D. LE4D 2.1.0 uses the ACME v2 protocol, based on Java 8, and is supported on Domino 10 and Domino 9.0.1 FP8+ on Windows & Linux. If you have any feedback or suggestion, pls. let us know.

TDR – Summary Data 

By John D. Curtis | 7/12/19 12:44 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

“Data structures” is a course at institutions teaching programming and engineering everywhere in the world. It’s necessary because students will soon discover work done (often LONG) before their time that has placed data in memory and on disk in ways that vary a lot by usage and data contours.

Customer sessions part 2: Case study time! 

By Social Connections | 7/11/19 2:40 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Matteo Bisi

And we are back for some more customer sessions at Social Connections Munich. We are very proud to host 3 more customers share their story in the case study track.

Collabsphere 2019 Beauty Contest 

By OpenNTF | 7/10/19 8:53 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Yesterday Richard Moy announced a new contest to provide a modern user experience for DMA to a traditional Notes template. After contest in recent years for Connections Customizer and XPages, now is the right time to engage with LotusScript and Formula Language developers and re-energise that community around open source.

Community written guides on OpenNTF wiki 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 7/10/19 4:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

In the collaboration community, a.k.a yellowverse, the need for step-by-step product guides, installation, tuning, etc… has always been present, not because the official documentation is bad, but because if you follow it, you have to jump from a place to another in order to finish the installation of a product. See for example the installation of Connections where the Knowledge Base tells you “install DB2” and points you to the DB2 KB, then “install WAS” and points you to the WAS KB, and so on.

Domino Backup which type of integration would you expect? 

By Daniel Nashed | 7/10/19 12:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

There have been a couple of other projects including Domino on Docker which took some time. So it took some time until I was able to look into the Backup project again. I have build a configuration, log and restore job database. It can be all in one database or in separate databases.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 7 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/9/19 12:01 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In this probably-final entry in the series, I'd like to muse a bit about possible future improvements and additions to the compiler and the NSF ODP Tooling generally. For the most part, the big-ticket future additions seek to answer one question: Could this be used to replace Designer?

LotusScript and The “Static” Keyword 

By Paul Withers | 7/9/19 12:00 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Moving from language to language, I'm constantly re-evaluating how coding improvements can be made to make the applications I work with more pleasurable and the code I write smarter. Unless a language has a narrow focus or limited power, there are likely to be aspects you've not dug into.

Installing Sametime 10 Limited Use 

By Gabriella Davis | 7/8/19 12:05 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

A slight delay on this blog, which I promised to write last week, but I have a good excuse. My original plan was to do an in-place upgrade as Sametime 10 is still 32bit-only enabling it to be upgraded on top of your existing Community Server so long as the underlying Domino install is at least 9.0.1 FP10 32bit.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 6 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/8/19 12:03 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In this post, I'd like to go over another main component of the NSF ODP Tooling project, the ODP Exporter. The exporter is significantly simpler than the compiler, but still had a surprising number of gotchas of its own. My goal in writing the exporter was to replace the need to use Designer to create an on-disk project out of an NSF.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 5 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/6/19 9:23 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

One of the things that came up frequently when writing both the compiler and exporter portions of the NSF ODP Tooling was rationalizing the multiple ways an NSF is viewed, and determining which aspects are reified in the design notes themselves and which are entirely runtime conjurations.

The Mystery of the Duplicate Mail Folders 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 7/6/19 9:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

A user contacted me and said that in the dialog box for moving an email to a folder, several of his folders were suddenly duplicated, but not in the left side menu in his Notes mail. This is how I found what had happened and managed to solve it. Usually you would just drag and drop an email into a folder in the left side menu in Notes.

HCL is doing so many things right, but... 

By Ben Langhinrichs | 7/3/19 12:58 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Overall, HCL has been doing a terrific job. They have revitalized Notes/Domino and fixed some longstanding bugs. They have worked with business partners better than IBM has in a long time. They have injected hope and enthusiasm, and have mostly met all the deadlines they've set for themselves. They have shown vision and commitment to future versions, and I see customers responding.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 4 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/3/19 11:35 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In today's post, I'd like to go over a bit of how the NSF ODP Tooling project is organized, and specifically how I structured it to support both server-based and local compilation. Setting aside the feature, update site, and distribution modules, the tooling consists of seventeen code-bearing components.

The Future of Notes Domino with HCL: Our Perspective 

By Prominic.NET | 7/3/19 12:54 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM’s sale of Notes Domino to HCL is finally complete, and it looks to be the best thing to happen to Notes Domino in a very long time! Domino remains the powerful and uniquely flexible application platform it’s always been. Nothing Microsoft or Google offers is equivalent. The only reason it’s seen a decline in market share is PR.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 3 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/3/19 12:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In the first two posts in this series, I focused on the XPages compilation and runtime environment, independent of anything to do with an NSF specifically. I'll return to the world of OSGi and servlets in later entries, but I'd like to take a bit of time to talk about some specifics of grafting the compiled XPage results and the rest of the on-disk project's contents into an actual NSF.

HCL Software Portal Launched for Customers and Partners 

By Mat Newman | 7/2/19 3:23 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Earlier today, HCL Software (the newly announced division of HCL Technologies) was launched in a press release formally announcing that HCL had completed the purchase of the IBM software announced late last year. As part of this new entity, today HCL Software launched their new portal (Built on PORTAL and DOMINO!), which provides Customers and Partners a one-stop site where they can receive product information.

Can We Get To Work Now? 

By Keith Brooks | 7/2/19 12:05 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

As you may have heard, the divorce from IBM of the Lotus Portfolio of products has come to a conclusion and HCL has come out the winner. The value of the deal ensures a decent rate of return to HCL within 3 years(maybe earlier) based solely on Support and Services, otherwise known as renewals. The efforts to stop the leaving and increase the renewals only adds gravy to the deal for HCL.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 2 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/2/19 12:02 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In yesterday's post, I briefly touched on how the XPages runtime sees its environment by way of a FacesProject and related components. Today, I'd like to expand on that a bit, since it's useful to understand the various layers of what makes up an "XPages app" at compilation and runtimes. Designer and Domino largely take two paths to try to arrive at the same location in how they view an NSF.

Goodbye IBM and ICS, Hello HCL and Digital Solutions 

By Paul Withers | 7/1/19 12:19 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

One thing with a tight community like our is that good news spreads quickly. Yes, there are times when news should be kept quiet and it is. But when news spreads, it always spreads quickly. So it’s already an open secret on social media that HCL’s acquisition closes today (June 30th) of Domino, Connections, BigFix, AppScan, Unica, Commerce and Portal. Since HCL became involved with Domino there has been a resurgence.

Sunday, 37°C and a move to a renitent Domino server 

By Oliver Busse | 7/1/19 12:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Time was up to update my LE certificate for the Domino web server. Unfortunately Letsencrypt needs a more modern OS than I had to offer, even when trying to do it manually and without LE4D. I already had a Domino V10 installed on another host with CentOS, so I just had to change DNS entries and also some internet sites.

How the ODP Compiler Works, Part 1 

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/1/19 12:15 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A year ago, I started a project to compile NSFs - and particularly large XPages projects - independently of Designer. Since the initial releases, the project has grown, gaining an ODP exporter, extra Eclipse UI integration, and the ability to run without installing components on a remote server. It's become an integral part of my workflow with several projects, where I include the NSFs as part of a large Maven build alongside OSGi plugins and a final distribution.

Thank you IBM. So Long, and thanks for all the fish 

By Mat Newman | 6/30/19 9:33 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I will never forget the most memorable moments that occurred at the conference formerly known as Lotusphere. 2 of them, especially, had a huge impact on my life and my career. On the morning of the 30th of January, 2013, I was approached by Jason Hatch, the then CTP leader for Asia Pacific (AP), with a proposition.