Some weeks ago I blogged
about a preview of a tool that allows developers to import controls from
OpenNTF into custom apps in Domino Designer. There were a lot of positive
comments which allowed my colleagues Guo Yi and Chen Yang Jun to find some
time to finish a first version. Today they published this release.
Additionally I deployed/uploaded it
to the OpenNTF update site so that developers can install it via drag and
drop. Drag this extension.xml
and drop it onto your My Widgets sidebar panel in Lotus Notes.
There is a video
that describes the tool, both how to use it to import controls as well
as how to use it to export controls.
At this point there are only a handful
of controls that are displayed in the import dialog since not all OpenNTF
controls show automatically up. When importing a control in most cases
you only want to import the minimal set of design elements. Often you don't
want to import the XPages sample pages for example. That's why developers
should provide a so call importlist.xml file and put it in the zip file.
This file includes the list of design elements/files that will be imported
by the tool. The is generated by the export dialog automatically.
Right now only the business card control
and Paul Withers' audit comments control support this. The other controls
in the import dialog import the complete database only. For now I kept
these controls in there to demonstrate the difference. However I tend to
only show controls with the importlist.xml file as a policy. If you think
that listing also controls that don't have these config files provides
value, please respond below. I think in the optimal case we'd have another
checkbox "import core control only vs control plus sample pages"
but as long as we don't have this I'd think it makes more sense to only
import the core control design elements. Again, speak up if you disagree.
In any case I'd like to ask all control
contributors to update their controls with the configuration files. I'll
then add the controls to the list in the import tool.
Ready for a deep dive into OpenNTF Essentials?
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 2:11p Christian Guedemann OpenNTF Essentials - The last time, we
showed you why, now it's time for the how.
The new OpenNTF Essential project combines
key OpenNTF projects together into one easy to deploy project that is "essential"
for any XPages developer. Come take a deep dive into several of these projects
and learn from the project developers themselves about why every XPages
developer should be using these projects to save time and money!
Join us for a deep dive into OpenNTF
Essentials this Thur [read] Keywords: admin
Winners of the latest XSnippets Contest
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 8:48a Serdar Basegmez OpenNTF continues to award high quality
made to the XSnippets
site. Today we are happy to announce the sixth set of winners of the contest
who will each receive $100 (US).
Four snippets have been
selected among all that have been submitted within the last quarter (Jul.1
The judging panel of Mark
Leusink, Per Henrik Lausten and Serdar Basegmez selected the following
snippets based on originality, technical value, reusability and wow factor:
[read] Keywords: dojo
Philippe Riand: Help Wanted for Bootstrap 3.0 Support for XPages
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 12:15a Niklas Heidloff Philippe Riand posted a new release of
with an experimental 3.0.0 theme.
"This release features several
- Bug fixed in the outline menu renderer
(thanks to Colin McDonald for reporting the issue). It also no longer relies
on the blank gif image from oneui, but uses its own copy.
- New 2.3.2 theme, as this is the latest
2.x release of Bootstrap. 2.3.1 is still provided, but will be removed
soon, so use 2.3.2 instead.
- Experimental 3.0.0 theme. [read] Keywords: xpages bug
Meet OpenNTF at IBM Connect 2014
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 12:30a Niklas Heidloff IBM has announced some of the IBM Connect
2014 sessions on the Social
Business Insights Blog. Our OpenNTF
breakout session has been accepted! As in the last three years we will
present the latest and greatest projects and efforts from OpenNTF:
"Don't reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use
Open Source Software from OpenNTF
Speakers: Christian Guedemann, OpenNTF
/ WebGate Consulting AG, Niklas Heidloff, IBM
Abstract: OpenNTF is THE open source
community for IBM Collaboration Solutions with [read] Keywords: collaboration
OpenNTF Essentials available today!
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 1:27p Christian Guedemann We have made a lot of noise about OpenNTF
Essentials. Thanks to all that joined our webinar. It's really a good sign
of our community. Technically OpenNTF Essentials combines a set of projects
into a single updatesite and delivers this with all the example databases
for each individual project. But the technical aspect was not the challenge.
It was hard to define our starting point. Will we displease people because
we have chosen the wrong projects? But it's a bit like doing a sightseein [read] Keywords: collaboration
New OpenNTF Project: XPT / XPages Toolkit
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 10:20a Christian Guedemann I've released the Version 1.0.0 of the
Project XPages Toolkit,
in short XPT. Like the Extension Library or POI4XPages, the XPT is a plugin.
A example database shows the different capabilities of the XPT. To give
you an overview of the features of the XPT I've made this short video.
Hope this gives you a first impression,
what the XPT is. [read] Keywords: xpages database