I may get bashed by all the developers and Mac users out there but here goes. (And to clarify I too have a Mac.)
Who comes first – the administrator or the developer? And what about fixing the Domino server or the expanding DDE to provide support for MAC/LINUX?
In my memory, developers have been asking for the Domino Developer for years (and for that matter administrators have asked for Administrator client on the MAC too). But pick and choose!
What is more important? When resources are constrained? Do you want server platforms that are reliable (and no I’m not only fussing about IMAP here), and new administrator features, and new client features?
Is this a “want versus a need”? How important to IBM or to your business is the MAC DDE or Admin client? Should resources be diverted? I certainly agree that it should be looked at. I am wearing my manager’s hat at the moment and realize that you can’t please everyone.
For example – lots of people asked and fussed about having online evals for Lotusphere. “How could a company like IBM not have an online evaluation system for Lotusphere?” And when they finally came up with one, is anyone using it? In my experience the squeaky wheel gets a lot of attention, but is that how resources should be allocated? Based on the vocalizations of an opinionated few (including myself)? How should a company as large as IBM determine what are its development priorities?
Have you worked with other vendors? Do you have the same type of input/feedback mechanisms? Do these other vendors listen?
Key Takeaways for me from Lotusphere 2012
Sat, Jan 21st 2012 8:09a Marie Scott I’m winding down the week of Lotusphere 2012 trying to fight off the usual post-conference plague/cold. The last few years I’ve been fortunate to add a few days to the end of the week to spend some time in Florida before heading home to the grey and cold winterscape of home. Winters in Virginia are nothing like what lots of Lotusphere attendees experience; we don’t usually have much snow. But we do have cold spells, occasional ice storms, and days of gray cloudiness. So the opp [read] Keywords: collaboration
Emails received as HTML text – How to correct!
Thu, Nov 3rd 2011 7:10a Marie Scott Several users (8.5.1 and 8.5.2) have reported receiving emails as HTML formatted text. After reviewing Notes preferences and reinstalling the Notes client, IBM Support was contacted. Here are the findings:
This problem may occur after Google Chrome has been uninstalled. If the default browser is not chosen when uninstalling Chrome, Notes will not be able to find the OS default browser.
To resolve the issue, set Internet Explorer or Firefox as Window’s default browser. In some case [read] Keywords: ibm
Traveler 8.5.3 and Apple Devices
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 8:47a Marie Scott We’ve been testing Traveler 8.5.3 in advance of our roll-out to our users this weekend. One thing we noticed was that on our Apple test devices, lookups for groups returned extra data. See below:
Upon investigation, I found this wiki article. Adding the following property to the datatravelercfgNTSConfig.xml file
addresses this issue and does not affect lookups for any other device (Android, etc.). Be sure to test this out first before modifying this in your production environment!
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Domino 8.5.3 and iNotes Lite Mode
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 8:04a Marie Scott A colleague of mine ran into this scenario after migrating to Domino 8.5.3 with iNotes. After upgrading, users logging into iNotes would experience a browser time. Research found that the setting in the notes.ini: iNotes_wa_DefaultUI=dwa_lite if removed, would allow the users to login successfully. However, the preference was to have iNotes_lite as the default. They aren’t using the iNotes redirect to set those settings on the fly.
After contacting IBM Support, they were notified t [read] Keywords: domino