CoexEdit has been a slow but steady product for Genii Software. It hasn't had the great success of the Midas Rich Text product line or of CoexLinks, but people have used it for many different projects in many different companies.
Slow and steady isn't good enough, so I asked lots of questions of customers and developers and partners: What does CoexEdit need?
The answer was fairly simple, given how many people know what I do. CoexEdit needed more magic. Developers didn't want to mess with the changes to design elements, no matter how simple. Administrators didn't want to involve developers at all. All of this got worse when the economy collapsed, and many developers were let go.
So, I took a page from the CoexLinks playbook and added a dash of magic. Auto-magic, really. Not easy, but now you can enable CoexEdit in most XPage-enabled databases, and many non-XPage-enabled databases, without a single design change. It just happens. When CoexEdit 3.0 is released, you can use it too, even if you are an Administrator. Even in databases with locked designs.
That's enough to turn on XPage recognition for all 8.5.2/8.5.3 Discussion databases.
CoexEditXPageTemplate1=My New Template
CoexEditXPageTemplate2=Your XPage Template
That's enough to enable two additional templates, assuming they use the Body field. But what if Your XPage Template uses different fields?
Demo: Preventing data loss in IBM Notes-Domino email
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 9:40a Ben Langhinrichs The high fidelity email rendering provided by CoexLinks Fidelity 3.6 is often viewed as primarily about appearance, but it is also about preserving data integrity. This demo shows a number of examples where actual data loss occurs when certain elements are sent via email and rendered by either the IBM Notes 9.0.1 client or the IBM Domino 9.0.1 server. (None of these data losses started in 9.0.1 - earlier versions were even worse). Problems shown have all been reported by Genii Software customers [read] Keywords: domino
With open source - trust but verify
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 7:50a Ben Langhinrichs I was very interested to read Paul Withers' article, 10 Reasons All Companies Should Use Open Source. I agree with many of its points, but wanted to bring up one caveat that seems too often ignored. If I might throw some caution on his first point, 1. Good Developers Write Good Code, Great Developers Steal Good Code, it would be to remind people that great developers can steal bad code as well. As the Goto Fail vulnerabilty, and even more the Heartbleed Bug should remind us, the fact that cod [read] Keywords: apple
Another story video available - Circle Back
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 11:56a Ben Langhinrichs I posted another of my story videos on my channel, TheStoryTimeChannel, for those who enjoy these things. This is called Circle Back, and while it has a kid as the main character, it is not a children's story. It took me a lot longer to get to this one (because of lots of releases of our Notes/Domino related products). I played more with the production of the video, adding some effects and trying some different ways of showing the text. Of course, the story is the main thing, and while this is [read] Keywords: domino
Crazy quilt of Domino 9.0.1 HTML rendering
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:00a Ben Langhinrichs One challenging aspects of describing issues with Notes/Domino rich text rendering is that there seem to be so many engines. Even on IBM Domino 9.0.1, there are multiple rendering engines that render rich text differently (different ones fail in different ways). See below an example of Notes rich text rendered by three of the different engines (or at least they appear to be different engines given the results). (Traveler may have yet another engine, but these are all built into the core Domino s [read] Keywords: domino
My fairytale story video is up on Youtube
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 9:00a Ben Langhinrichs I finished up my story video, and it is now up on Youtube. I put it on a new channel, TheStoryTimeChannel, as I felt like it was sufficiently far removed from the IBM Notes and Gimp and product videos I do on my channel. Of course, that means I am starting with zero subscribers and zero view, so if you like this, it would be great if you could share it and subscribe. Plus maybe let me know what you think. This one took a lot, as I am trying to learn something about music mixing, and for this sto [read] Keywords: ibm
Status of video fairytale production
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 7:00a Ben Langhinrichs Status of turning my story, Lucia's Wish, into a video fairytale (key: not started, partially done, completed) Narration of the story: recorded & editedIntro page art before we "open" the book: doneAllocating text to virtual pages: All 17 doneIllustrations for pages: 6 of 17 doneSynchronizing text and virtual pages: mostly doneMagical integration of 3.5 minute music and 8 minute story: startedClosing credits: Not donePost-production and publishing: Not donePost-publishing party: Ha! For [read] Keywords: integration
New videos using the Peter Jackson approach
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 7:20a Ben Langhinrichs No, no hobbits or elves or elaborate war scenes. Also, no CGI. But I am working on three (possibly four) separate CoexLinks Fidelity videos at one time. Each deals with a separate aspect of why fidelity matters, and each should be short enough (aiming for 3 minutes or shorter) that you can pull your boss aside after a meeting, pull it up on your tablet or phone and say, "Hey, I think you should see this." Now I just have to decide whether to release them all at once or one at a time. Well, tha [read] Keywords: