Let's face it. Lotus Traveler has been the true gem in the Lotus software portfolio. All of us who are Admins of the server know, it just works. So going into today's upgrade of my production server from beta to the full 8.5.2 version I didn't think it was going to be a big deal. But then the problems started. But as I came to find out, they were self-inflicted. After upgrading to the latest 8.5.2 code and applied FP1, I saw that there was a hot fix available for the server to resolve an SSL issue. It's a manual install that requires copying a couple of files and then editing the VersionInfo.txt on the server. Not a big deal, right. Well, that's what I thought too. After installing, I fired up Domino and made sure the Traveler task started, I went off testing my iPod Touch and my Windows Mobile 6 device. Mail was syncing and all was working well. I then went off to test the install on Droid. As part of the upgrade from beta to full production version, you have to un-install and reinstall Traveler on the Droid. Since I had the installer .apk in my Gmail, I ran the install from that. When the install of the Lotus Traveler Installer finished on my Droid, it came up and asked for my server name, user name and password. I entered all of the information required, but it wouldn't connect to the server. Error connecting to server was the message that kept popping up. Tried EVERY combination that I could think of for user name and server name. Nothing. But I found out the problem. You need to be VERY careful when copying in the new information for the VersionInfo.txt file. Turns out that when I copied over the information from the readme, I didn't do it correctly. Instead of the lines reading: #Lotus Mobile Installer - Android Lotus Installer.Android.filename=LotusInstaller.apk Lotus Installer.Android.version=18.104.22.168 201012142159
it looked more like
#Lotus Mobile Installer - Android Lotus Installer.Android.filename=LotusInstaller.apk Lotus Installer.Android.version=22.214.171.124 201012142159
So after correcting that, it worked right away. So be warned. While copy and paste can be your best friend, it can also be your downfall ;-)
Lotusphere/Connect Protip - Whatdoyaknow? You CAN use Traveler too!
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 5:46a Andy Donaldson Yesterday I posted a tip here on the House O' Blog about using mail rules to forward your often overlooked conference mail to an email account you check more frequently. After posting that, my buddy Don McNally pinged me on Twitter wondering if Traveler could be used like he had in the past. I hadn't noticed anything on the page that stuck out about that and didn't think much about it further. That was until this morning and I was on the site taking a look around and I see this. The infor [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Lotusphere/Connect Protip - Don't neglect the conference mail
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 6:29a Andy Donaldson For years there has always been a lot of complaints/jokes about the Lotusphere Online, now SocialBiz Online, user experience. Okay, I agree that spinning up a system for the community to use for a month and then tearing it down doesn't make for great adoption. However, for customers like me, I do find some use out of it. Not getting to play with Connections a lot, (yes, I know there is Greenhouse), this is nice because it forces/reminds me to use it. Then, there is the mail system included [read] Keywords: connections
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 10:21a Andy Donaldson So I'm sitting in the office right now and it's almost time for me to scamper out of here for the rest of the year. 2012 was a busy year for me. Spent a lot of time working on stuff outside of work, which is a good thing. So here's my random rundown of the cool things, at least for me, that happened this year. Spoke at Lotusphere 2012. Couldn't have done it without the help and support from my family putting up with me talking to the wall in the basement for a month while I practiced. [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Update on Domino Directory to LDAP migration
Sun, Dec 16th 2012 3:30p Andy Donaldson Well, it's done. I migrated my Sametime infrastructure this morning to support LDAP. A lot of people had warned me it wasn't pretty. They were right. I got a nice early start in hopes that I would get done quick. That didn't happen. It took over three hours to get the first server updated. The problem I ran into which I hadn't seen before was that my Domino program folder and data folder are on too different drives. So when you run the stnamechange.cmd file, it's assuming the data f [read] Keywords: domino
My Connect 2013 abstract has been.....
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 1:17p Andy Donaldson Declined. Am I sad? Maybe a little, but not really. I'm actually kind of relieved that I'm not presenting this year. I can head to Orlando and enjoy myself! Relax! Learn lots of good stuffs! No stressing out all week leading up to the session. I mean, I did get to speak at Lotusphere 2012, the last time the conference was officially called Lotusphere. And I did get to share the stage with Tom! I also got to present the same session again at MWLUG2012 in Pittsburgh and, I had my son Ale [read] Keywords: ibm