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.
On OpenNTF: xspless - a LESS CSS Builder for Domino Designer
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 6:12a Mark Leusink LESS
(Leaner CSS) is a dynamic stylesheet language that allows you to use variables,
nesting, functions (and more) in your CSS file. LESS files can be compiled
into plain CSS file. xspless
is the name of a new project that Jesse Gallagher created. It is a LESS
CSS Builder for Domino Designer. From the documentation:
"This is an Eclipse builder plugin
for Designer. By installing this plugin, right-clicking on an application,
and choosing "Add/Remove LESS CSS Nature", it allows Desi [read] Keywords: domino
Latest Release of XPages Extension Library Improves RDB Support
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:12a Peter Janzen The 7th
9.0.1 release of the XPages Extension Library
is now available on OpenNTF. Besides providing a number of fixes for existing
features, this release focuses on improving support for using Relational
Databases as a data source. First and foremost, the Relational Database
plugin has been moved out of ExtlibX and into the main Extlib branch. This
now means that when you install v901_r07 of the Extension Library or subsequent
releases, relational database support in XPages will be inst [read] Keywords: domino
On OpenNTF: Change Tracking for IBM Domino Directory
Tue, May 20th 2014 11:34p Niklas Heidloff Shankar Venkatachalam has published a new
Tracking for IBM Domino Directory”.
"We have created an application
called “Change Tracking for IBM Domino Directory”. As the name indicates,
the application tracks the changes in person and group documents in the
IBM Domino Directory. The application reports what has changed, who has
made the change and when the change has happened.
The application works for IBM Domino
version 6 to 9 as well as i [read] Keywords: domino
OpenNTF.org remembers Tim Tripcony #codefortim
Tue, May 20th 2014 2:11p OpenNTF The entire OpenNTF.org community was shocked
last week to learn about the death of Tim Tripcony. Tim was a prolific
contributor to OpenNTF.org, both with his own projects and his collaboration
on the XPages Extension Library and the OpenNTF.org Domino API. Tim was
a big supporter of open source and the IBM XPages community. His death
touches every one of us personally.
In an effort to remember Tim’s amazing
contributions to our community, the OpenNTF.org board would like to inv [read] Keywords: collaboration
On OpenNTF: User Rename Readiness Tool for IBM SmartCloud Notes
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:58a Niklas Heidloff J Rajenderan and Shankar Venkatachalam
have contributed a new project called User
Rename Readiness Tool for IBM SmartCloud Notes.
The tool helps to rename user names, for example when people got married,
in both the on premises applications and IBM SmartCloud Notes. Below is
the description from J Rajenderan and Shankar Venkatachalam. You can find
out more by reading the documentation.
"What is this tool and when is
it to be used?
This tool is programmed to look at the
relevant o [read] Keywords: domino