I have recently moved all my notes templates to a Git repository. Well, not all of them, just those I currently have on my disk. And there are in fact several Git repositories they are now in.
When IBM announced version of Notes Client based on Eclipse one of the first things I wondered was 'will I be able to use version control system with Notes, at last?'. The answer was 'No'. And it didn't make me happy, because once you have the opportunity to use even the old CVS in some project, it just feels like having only one hand if you can't in another project.
When IBM posted Source Control Enablement for Designer project on OpenNTF.org site, I was already kind of spoilt by Git. Of course I installed and tried Source Control Enablement project. But I just briefly tested to put NSF into SVN repository and then I did a svn checkout on a different computer. Cool! But what about Git? I quickly found out that EGit project for Eclipse is not working with Domino Designer and that was it.
Luckily Nathan T. Freeman did not stop at that point and made several modifications to EGit to make it work with Domino Designer. So go grab it from OpenNTF.org and welcome to the world of version control, branching, backporting and team development.
2015 - wrap up
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 5:12a Martin Jinoch End of the year is approaching at increasing speed (more deadlines you have, more speed you get) and as we're headed to our annual vacation soon, I'm calling this year "a day". (this probably doesn't work in English as I mean it, but you understand it, right?)
It started right after we returned from Vietnam at the end of January, with a lot of projects to catch up on, followed by speaking at ENGAGE with Paul Withers and being on This Week in Lotus discussion panel (yes, THAT This week in Lo [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Champion 2015!
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 3:11p Martin Jinoch I'm very honoured to be selected as IBM Champion in ICS for 2015. I'm very very very happy to be on the list with so many great people. 96 people from all around the world. Two of them from Czech Republic.
Congratulations to all IBM Champions 2015!
To people who nominated me: Thank you for the nominations!
P.S.: my secret tip how to become IBM Champion is to wear a wig while working at the registration desk for Social Connections conference, but shhh :-) [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections VII - Stockholm - short recap
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 1:44a Martin Jinoch We did it again!
Two day conference for over 160 people, packed with IBM Connections related (and social software in general) content. Organizing team had 7 active members, who worked at their free time to prepare and run this event.
Photo by Oliver Heinz
Thursday and Friday last week in Stockholm at Odenplan 7a conference center we had many great sessions and plenty of networking with people from around the world. Which is exactly what I LOVE about these events.
This time I (at the registrat [read] Keywords: connections
Fall - time of the conferences and hard work
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 12:10p Martin Jinoch For me the end of the summer means increased number of projects I'm involved in. To finish all of them until the end of the year - that is something I've never managed to achieve. This year seems to be a bit different. Hopefully.
Up until now I've resisted to say yes for too many of "just a small 10 mandays work" (usually ending up as 50 MD). One of the reasons is that after Social Connections VI in Prague I'm part of the team preparing the next event - Social Connections VII in Stockholm. [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connection VI
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 6:10a Martin Jinoch Well, that was really great experience to be part of the team organizing Social Connection VI conference in Prague.
Our team was working hard to make it happen. All other members were also presenting, which I can only admire. I can not imagine myself doing all that work AND preparing for the session(s) as well. Let alone being able to deliver it.
After spending some time at the registration booth I'm a bit afraid that my new nickname "registration booth babe" will be with me for some time. It [read] Keywords: connections
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 10:15a Martin Jinoch In the beginning of this week I've attended the best European "Lotus related" conference called now Engage, up until last year named BLUG.
For the first time it has taken place outside of Belgium in a nice city called Breda located one hour (by fast train) from Amsterdam. Venue was very also interesting - Chassé Theater.
There is no need to point out that organization of the conference was fantastic, because that is automatically assumed when you know who is organizing it - Theo Heselmans. [read] Keywords: domino
Speaking at BLUG...I mean ENGAGE
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 1:11p Martin Jinoch Tomorrow morning I'll be heading to the airport to catch flight to Amsterdam and then via train to Breda to attend ENGAGE conference (it used to be called BLUG). I'm always looking forward to being there. I hope to meet a lot of old friends and even more new ones. I persuaded a couple of Lotus-positive friends to come this year, so be prepared for more Czech geeks :-)
This is my second time as a speaker on this event so I'm even more excited to go there. Paul Withers and I will be presenting [read] Keywords: domino
Automatic building of NSF from (git) repository
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 8:49a Martin Jinoch I finally had some time to try new "experimental" feature that has been added to IBM Notes in 9.0.1 release. And it is the ability to automatically take repository containing so called on-disk project and build NSF out of it. Which is something you probably do daily, but you have to do it manually in Designer.
After couple of tweets about this matter Jonathan Roche from IBM offered me help in case I have any problems. I always have problems ;-) But this was easy... What was missing in slides f [read] Keywords: domino
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 7:08a Martin Jinoch This year's last digit is going to be the first digit of my age. And that makes me think a lot. Because I always considered age as something not important. I have friends of all ages and have never really cared about how old is a person I'm dealing with. But since my very good friend died 5 years ago and my father died nearly 2 years ago, I started to be aware of age a bit.
I still feel like being in my late twenties except I no longer can drink all night and be ready next morning. Nope, it t [read] Keywords: domino
Domino Designer and .git folder mystery
Wed, May 1st 2013 8:36a Martin Jinoch Twitter conversation about version control has brought me to the debate about .git folder appearing in NSF file and how to avoid having it there.
I remember seeing one NSF file with .git folder in it a while ago and I've deleted it from NSF without any consequences. NSF is still fine, git repository it is connected to as well. But Cameron Gregor (and probably Sean Cull too) had different experience.
Cameron was kind enough to "record" how this happens on his computer. When I was reproducing [read] Keywords: domino