Well, not really fix pack 25, more like "Upgrade Pack 1". It resolves a whole lot of issues inadvertently introduced moving from Quickr 8.2 to 8.5.x and add some oft requested features (internet site docs). Specifically addressed are the following (from Luis Benitez's blog):
Addition of the Folder Navigator for libraries with deep folder hierarchies and the Index
Improved preview for Microsoft Office file attachments and imported pages
Support for importing HTML
Display of an attachment's last modified date on Attachments tab
Simplified place creation process that eliminates the requirement of reauthentication
The ability for editors and authors to create folders in a place.
Support for Internet Site documents
(bold is my emphasis)
Watch out, as FP25 does have a new qp2.cab to that will need to be pushed out in most organizations. And a request to IBM, please enter the date added to the "Additional Information for special fixes" section so we can easily tell what is new in the qpconfig.xml or notes.ini files.
Fixes are cumulative and contain the following in addition to the above (and I'm including FP13 here as I missed that one myself):
Enable the browser client to remember View preferences, such as how many items to show per page. (see fix CRAY87TRS5 in “Additional Information for special fixes” section)
Unable to view the Modified Date on attachments on a Page.
The "Log Out" link is not being displayed if using Domino Internet Site documents.
SameTime Awareness not working if using Domino Internet Site documents.
The manager can make changes to the Table Of Contents in connectors even if they do not have permission to do so.
When using an older theme images attached through the rich text editor show as attachments in the page.
When a Calendar Event has been saved into a different Folder than the Calendar, the Event shows as a Task.
When printing a 1 or 2 week Calendar when there are a lot of entries in the Calendar causes the page to never finish loading.
Quickr Domino server crash due to an incorrectly formatted URL.
RSS Feeds are limited to a maximum of 10 documents. (see fix CSTS8N8TWE in the “Merging Notification Template Updates” section)
The last modified time / date of a folder is updated even if the user cancels out of the Folder Properties.
When running 'qptool newsletter', the newsletter shows a document modified by the original author even if that document was modified by someone else.
After upgrading from Quickplace 7 to Quickr 8.2 to Quickr 8.5.1, a Task loses the display name of who the Task was assigned to.
Using a Custom Form with an Options control, if you create a document and select an item in the list and then later modify the Custom Form to not include that item. The document will have the wrong item selected.
Using a Custom Workflow Form with both a Text field and a Rich Text field, modifying a document where the Rich Text field is changed, the modifications are not saved.
In a customer specific place that has a Custom Form, when logged in as an owner or manager and going into a Room, that Custom Form is not shown, though it is shown for regular users.
Also handy is this little gem:
CLOH8PBCJ3 - When upgrading a place to 8.5.x, a document based off a custom form that contains an attachments field has the Connectors default action of opening the document in the browser.
This is by design when importing documents based on a custom form.
To allow a document based off a custom form that contains a single attachment to be launched from the Connectors set the following notes.ini setting and restart your Quickr Domino server: QuickPlaceUpgradeCustomFormsSingleAttachDocBecomesSingle=1
Then you must run ‘load qptool upgrade -f -a’ on the server to update the documents.
The upgraded documents with a single attachment will now appear in Connectors so that you can double click to open them.
Please note, if each document based off your custom form will only contain a single attachment, you should modify your custom form to remove the Attachments field and then add a Single Attachment field, this way newly created documents will have the default action of launching within the Connectors.
Oh, how I wish that had been in since 8.5 shipped. But that must surely be one of the longest notes.ini settings in history......
Using ManageEngine’s DesktopCentral to deploy Lotus Notes
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 2:05p Darren Duke I mentioned in my last blog post that ManageEngine's software was one of my winners for 2013. They make great, reasonably priced software. I use DesktopCentral and OpsUtils all the time. Anyway, DesktopCentral has deployment templates for tons of software, but not Notes. They do have a "How to" for Notes on their website, but I thought I'd post mine here as (a) it does it a bit better and (b) you almost always want to chain a Fix Pack after the install. I'm assuming you know your way [read] Keywords: lotus
New blog interface is live
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 7:13a Darren Duke As I mentioned yesterday, I have completed my move to Serdar Basegmez's new Bootstrap powered DominoBlog template. In little over 3 hours of total work (most of that was figuring out what Serdar had done in the DominoBlog config document) it is now live....well, you can see that right? If I was to do this again, I'd most likely get Serdar's template themed the way I want it, then copy all my blog posts and comments to the new NSF. I didn't do that and it borked comments for while. Sinc [read] Keywords: admin
Serdar Basegmez may have just saved DominoBlog from obscurity
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 2:02p Darren Duke OK, I admit it. I've been meaning to move this blog off the rarely updated DominoBlog template that has shipped with Domino since R7. But other things keep getting my attention, you know like naked tweeting and my annual physical. Anything but migrating to another platform as I just didn't need the hassle. Well, it looks like my 3+ year procrastination has finally paid off. You see Serdar Basegmez has done a brilliant job of integrating Bootstrap into DominoBlog. I requested he send me the [read] Keywords: domino
Remember to check *both* Domino and Traveler for fixes
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 6:06a Darren Duke Organizations patch their Traveler servers at a fast and furious rate. There is nothing wrong with that. Indeed given the rate at which new mobile OS updates comes out you pretty much have to, and IBM are doing a great job here. However, Traveler is not the only thing to patch. You also need to look at recent Domino IF's (intermediate fixes) and FP's (fix packs). As an example, yesterday Traveler 18.104.22.168 IF2 was released. This provided fixes to the *actual* Traveler application that resides [read] Keywords: domino
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 6:36a Darren Duke It's hopefully safe to say that if you are reading this blog you know who Bruce Elgort is. Luminary is the word that keeps coming to mind when I think of Bruce. We all know what he has his hands in, OpenNTF, IdeaJam, Xsnippets, Taking Notes, the 1352 Report and incredibly important charity work to name a few. Today Bruce steps away from as Chairman of OpenNTF. For me it's something else that I think of when someone mentions Bruce.....it's the early morning and you log-on to your computer, [read] Keywords: notes
Domino Directories and local replicas - another bad idea
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 7:08a Darren Duke In the post yesterday Mail file users having manager ACL and why it's a bad idea brought up some questions about getting the Domino Directory on the client as a replica. This is not a good idea unless you really know what you are doing (and even then, it's still a really, really bad idea), so I though instead of just answering that, I'd together some thoughts on various things related to replication of the Domino Directory. Never, ever replicate the full Domino Directory to a users PC. I h [read] Keywords: acl