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Einstellen des Logginglevel der Starface UCI API
Tue, May 5th 2015 18
IBM has announced IBM i 7.1 TR10 and 7.2 TR2 today.
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 14
Remote Debug an IBM Notes client from Eclipse
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 15
How tell Notes that it should roam the preferences of your own plugins too.
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 13
There are still marketing videos from IBM that I like.
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 10
In Java 0 is not always equal to 0
Sun, Mar 22nd 2015 15
Software problem data for QTETHRD has been logged during debug session in RDI
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 16
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IBM thinks that MCH3601 and the creation of dumps is normal behavior during a restore operation
Fri, May 23rd 2014 23
Recovering from "database is being taken offline and cannot be opened" on Domino Server
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 20
Einstellen des Logginglevel der Starface UCI API
Tue, May 5th 2015 18
How to find the documents which reference a DAOS NLO file.
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 17
Software problem data for QTETHRD has been logged during debug session in RDI
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 16
IBM i V7R2 has been announced today.
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 15
Configure the Notes 9 Masthead (ShortcutButtonBar) with a desktop policy
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 15
In Java 0 is not always equal to 0
Sun, Mar 22nd 2015 15
Remote Debug an IBM Notes client from Eclipse
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 15
Howto use Xulrunner instead of Internet explorer as browser component in a Notes RCP
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 14


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Einstellen des Logginglevel der Starface UCI API
Tue, May 5th 2015 11:54a   Ralf Petter
Die Entwicklung unseres Notes basierenden CTI Client für die Starface Telefonanlage befindet sich kurz vor der Fertigstellung. Bisher war es sehr angenehm, dass die Starface API alle Debugmeldungen auf die Standard Ausgabe geleitet hat. Diese Infos sind während der Entwicklung sehr informativ, da sie praktisch die gesamte Kommunikation des Clients mit der Telefonanlage beinhalten. Im Echtbetrieb ist es aber natürlich ein Ärgernis, wenn das gesamte Client log mit Meldungen der Starface API ü
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IBM has announced IBM i 7.1 TR10 and 7.2 TR2 today.
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 6:46a   Ralf Petter
Today IBM has announced the newest update for IBM i V7R1 and V7R2. This updates add many new features to IBM i and the DB/2 database. You can find details about the update in the announcement letter or in the IBM Technology Update Wiki: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 10 IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 2 I really recommend to install this updates when it will be available on 29. May 2015
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Remote Debug an IBM Notes client from Eclipse
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 5:22a   Ralf Petter
Normally the easiest way to debug Notes plugins is to start the Notes client directly from eclipse. I have explained how to do this in my tutorial: "Configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes Part 1 and Part2". But sometimes problems are specific to a special client environment or user configuration and can not be debugged in a test environment. Yesterday i had such a problem with a feature which works great, when i launched the client from eclipse, but fails when i start the client li
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How tell Notes that it should roam the preferences of your own plugins too.
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 1:44p   Ralf Petter
One of the best things about Notes is that it can synchronize your settings on different devices. So you have for example the same settings on your Desktop and on your Laptop. This feature is called roaming. This works really great for all IBM provided Features, but when you have deployed your own or third party eclipse features to your Notes client the settings of them will not roam to your other clients as the IBM Features do. This is very annoying for your users. So i have analyzed the whole
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There are still marketing videos from IBM that I like.
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 12:50p   Ralf Petter
After the absolute bad marketing video about verse i have found this nice video about one of the best sources of IT knowledge regarding IBM products. The IBM Redbooks. Unfortunatly there have been no new real Redbooks for IBM Collaboration products since the introduction of the not so good IBM Red Wikis. I hope they will go back to the normal redbooks format in the future.
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In Java 0 is not always equal to 0
Sun, Mar 22nd 2015 9:00a   Ralf Petter
I am a big fan, of the Java BigDecimal class for arithmetic operations. It provides fast and easy to use methods to do calculations in arbitrary precision. But last week i have got a bug report that in one of my programs a check whether a BigDecimal variable is 0 returns a wrong result. Here is the code: if(value.equals(BigDecimal.ZERO)) System.out.println("Value is zero"); else System.out.println("Value is not zero"); The check for a zero value has always worked, but suddenly last wee
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Software problem data for QTETHRD has been logged during debug session in RDI
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 7:07a   Ralf Petter
A RPG developer in our company had problems to debug an interactive RPG program. He wants to hold the program with the hold button while the program is waiting on user input, but it does not work and after some time the debugger in RDI stops and the program on the IBM i runs without interruption. The QSYSOPR message queue shows an error message CPI93B9 "Software problem data for QTETHRD has been logged. Refer to help text for additional information." at the same time the debugger in RDI crash
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Replication in Notes fails with error file does not exist
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 11:13a   Ralf Petter
Yesterday i had the problem that a user who got a new replica of his mail file does not get new mails. Every time he start the replication of his mail file he got the error "File does not exist" in the replicator tab.  The replication log shows that the replica is sending data to the server, but does not get any data from the server. Read more »
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External USB keyboard does not work when connected to Dell Dockingstation on boot
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 10:27a   Ralf Petter
Today we had the problem that we can not enter the Truecrypt password on the external keyboard connected to a Dell Dockingstation with a new Dell Latitude Laptop. But after we have typed in the password on the Laptop keyboard and windows has booted the external keyboard works without problem. We have tried many things like updating the BIOS and other keyboards, but nothing worked. So we compared the BIOS config value by value with a working Laptop and found out that the Setting "Fastboot" in
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Dolby Digital 5.1 Ausgabe bei Netflix und Amazon Instant Video
Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 7:51a   Ralf Petter
Ich bin ein großer Fan, der Streaming Dienste von Amazon und Netflix. Das einzige störende war bisher, dass es immer wieder Probleme beim Abspielen von 5.1 Inhalten über meine Heimkinoanlage gab. Meistens erhielt ich nur ein Stereo Signal, obwohl die Inhalte als 5.1 in der Benutzerschnittstelle von Netflix bzw. Amazon markiert waren. Als Abspielgerät verwende ich eine Playstation 3 die über HDMI mit einem Onkyo NR 636 verbunden ist. Heute habe ich mich einmal im Detail mit den Einstellungen
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Download customized IBM i CUM and Group PTFs without Java applet trouble.
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 2:03p   Ralf Petter
Everybody who knows me, is aware that i am a big Java fan, but there is one thing in Java which does not work, Java applets. So it will be no surprise that i really hate the whole process to download Cumulative or group PTF's with fix central. The whole process depends on a java applet, which fails most of the time for security reasons. In older releases the use of the green screen "SNDPTFORD" command was not a workaround because it was limited to download only small PTF's and not big PTF
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Fastest way to upload iso images to your IBM i
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 2:22p   Ralf Petter
When you plan an upgrade for your IBM i, you need to upload the iso images of the new release you have downloaded from IBM to your IBM i. The easiest way is to use a network share with Netserver, but the upload of 30 GB over a file share can be very slow. It is much faster to upload the images with FTP. In this tutorial i will show you how this works without the use of additional software: Start the FTP server with "STRTCPSVR *FTP" on your IBM i if it is not already started. Create a direct
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Aus der Inbox: Copy & Paste kann auch schiefgehen
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 6:24a   Ralf Petter
Ein bekanntes österreichisches Systemhaus schickt heute Gutscheine für Faschings(Karneval)krapfen aus. Offensichtlich haben Sie aber einfach die Weihnachtsaussendung per Copy & Paste neu rasugeschickt und vergessen den Alternativtext des Bildes anzupassen. Wobei Werbemails die nur ein Bild mit Text enthalten in Zeiten in denen die meisten Browser keine externen Bilder mehr laden sowieso ein Epic Fail sind.
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First steps with the new Node.js support on the IBM i
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 7:57a   Ralf Petter
Development of server apps with java script is very popular in our days. Since Technology Refresh 9 on V7R1 and TR1 on V7R2 Node.js is now available on my preferred server platform IBM i. So do not miss the tutorial to create a "Hello World" web server on the IBM Systems Magazine "Node.js the first kiss".
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Fill an IBM i image catalog with images with one API call
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 12:06p   Ralf Petter
Image catalogs make the installation of new operating system releases or PTF's very easy. You do not need to change many CD's and if you want to install the update remote, image catalogs are the only possible solution. But in V7R1 there is no command to add a whole directory filled with images to an image catalog. You have to add every image with "ADDIMGCLGE" which can be a very boring task, if you have many images to add. Fortunately there is a system API which allows you to add all image
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Create a REST Webservice in RPG IV
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 6:13a   Ralf Petter
REST Webservices are the de-facto standard for integration on the web, but as a RPG programmer you were not part of the game till IBM has released IBM i 7.2 TR1 and IBM i 7.1 TR9. With this releases IBM has added functionality to enable your RPG Serviceprogramms to act as a REST service. The support for REST Webservices is relative similar to that what we had for SOAP Webservices before. IBM has posted a three part tutorial (part1, part2, part three is missing in the moment) on their developerwo
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IBM Navigator for i does no longer work with Firefox 31 and above.
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 6:24a   Ralf Petter
From time to time i need the IBM Navigator for i to configure some things on my system which are not possible in greens screen or the Windows based Navigator. Today i have noticed that the Navigator is no longer working with Google Chrome and Firefox 31 and above. The reason is, that Navigator for i still uses SSLv3 and the browsers are no longer accepting such sessions wich are vulnerable by POODLE attacks. As a temporary workaround you can change the "security.tls.version.min" value in abo
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Libreoffice 4.4 has been released
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 2:49a   Ralf Petter
Yesterday the latest version 4.4 of the amazing open source office suite has been released. You can find a detailed description what is new in this version in the Release Notes or in a blog post of Michael Meeks from Colabra. You can download the fresh version here. Please be aware, that the first version of a new release is intended for testing and not recommended for corporate use. Corporate Users should use the stable 4.3.5 version
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How to show the Firmwareversion of your Power machine on IBM i
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 12:50p   Ralf Petter
Every Power System has a built in Firmware which controls the Hardware and the service processor. It is very important that your server has the correct Firmware version which supports your IBM i OS Version. So from time to time you should check if your Firmware version is still up to date. In earlier releases you have to go to the System Service Tools and run a LIC macro, but since V6R1 there is a new command "DSPFMWSTS" which shows you the currently installed firmware on your permanent and te
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Who can stop Ginni Rometty from killing IBM
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:36a   Ralf Petter
I have never understood the plan Rometty has for IBM, but when the rumor that she will lay off 25% of the employees of IBM is true, maybe Gini Rometty has the same plan for IBM as Steven Elop had for Nokia. Read the details about the rumors on Project Chrome on the blog of Robert X. Cringely
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Die HoloLens von Micosoft sieht extrem cool aus.
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 11:13a   Ralf Petter
Microsoft hat gestern nicht nur Windows 10 sondern mit der HoloLens auch ein ganz neues mir bis jetzt unbekanntes Stück Hardware vorgestellt. Die HoloLens blendet dem Träger virtuelle Objekte in sein Sichtfeld ein mit denen der Benutzer auch interagieren kann. Dabei besitzt die HoloLens eine eigene CPU und Wlan, wodurch sie nicht unbedingt auf einen Computer angewiesen ist. Um zu sehen, wie Microsoft sich das vorstellt, einfach mal die beiden Videos anschauen. Auch wenn ich skeptisch bin,
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Überblick über die Peeringvereinbarungen der Internetprovider
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 2:11p   Ralf Petter
Eines der wichtigsten Vergleichskriterien bei der Auswahl eines Internetproviders neben dem Preis und der Anbindung auf der letzten Meile ist sicher die Anbindung des Internetproviders an die großen Netzknoten des Internet. Die meisten Provider geizen da ja ziemlich mit Ihren Infos zu diesem Thema und behaupten von sich selbst, dass sie das beste Netz haben usw. Da ich derzeit öfters zur Primetime eine schlechte Verbindung zu Netflix hatte wollte ich mal schauen, wie eigentlich mein Provider
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Recover your Playstation 3 from a hard disk crash
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 5:09a   Ralf Petter
Recently the hard disk of my PS3 has died. I have thought that the only way to solve this problem is to get it to a repair center, but after a short investigation i have found out that it is very easy to replace the hard disk by your self. First thing you need a 2.5" SATA 5400 RPM Hard drive. You can also use a faster one, but you will not see a performance improvement over the 5400 one, because the PS3 can not utilize such fast disks. Follow the instructions on the Sony Hard disk replacement
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Documen Spy 1.1 brings bug fixes and a new edit field feature.
Sun, Dec 28th 2014 11:11a   Ralf Petter
November and December were very busy month for me, so i was pretty quiet on my blog. I hope this will change again in the new year. But as a late time Christmas present, i have uploaded the new 1.1 Version of my most popular free tool "Document Spy" for IBM Notes. If you do not know the "Document Spy" you can read all the details about the functionality this plugin adds to your 8.5.x and 9.0.x Notes Standard client in my blog post "Document Spy Admins little helper". The 1.1 version conta
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IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with TR1
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 5:10a   Ralf Petter
The long awaited draft of the redbook "IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with TR1" has been posted to the IBM redbook site. So if you plan to upgrade to the latest and greatest release of "IBM i" read this fantastic redbook.
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Notes client with embedded sametime 9 crashes when launched from eclipse
Thu, Nov 6th 2014 7:23a   Ralf Petter
I often start my Notes client from eclipse to debug our plugins in the client. I have described how to configure eclipse to start notes from eclipse in an older blog post. Yesterday our Admin has installed the sametime 9.0 embedded client in my Notes installation and after that Notes crashes when started from eclipse with the following error in the error log: Unhandled exception Type=Segmentation error vmState=0x00040000 J9Generic_Signal_Number=00000004 ExceptionCode=c0000005 ExceptionAddress=9
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New "Case of the unexplained" and "Malware hunting" session recordings with Mark Russinovich
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 2:20a   Ralf Petter
If you really want to learn how to solve problems in Windows i really recommend to watch the latest versions of this sessions at TechED of Mark Russinovich the creator of the Sysinternals tools. In the Cease of the unexplained session Mark shows you how to analyze program crashes, sluggish performance, blue screens and other windows problems. In the malware hunting session Mark explains how to use the fabulous sysinternals tools to detect and remove malware from your computer. And the bes
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Recovering from "database is being taken offline and cannot be opened" on Domino Server
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 3:29a   Ralf Petter
Today in the morning many users cannot access the Domino Server because they get the error message "database is being taken offline and cannot be opened". In the Server tasks we see that the DBMT task hangs on a database. Our Domino admin has restarted the server to solve the problem with no success. The databases which are not accessible have a xxx.tmp file with the exact same size as the nsf file. We have tried to remove the xxx.tmp file, but the databases are still offline. Even the normal
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Virtual Control Panel in IBM i Access Client solutions
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:09a   Ralf Petter
Jesse Gorzinski from IBM has posted a nice article on developerworks about the many advantages the Virtual Control Panel in IBM i Access Client solutions have over the old on fro IBM i Access for Windows. If you have not already you should really make the switch to the future of IBM i client connection.
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How to find the documents which reference a DAOS NLO file.
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 1:31a   Ralf Petter
Yesterday i had the problem that a user who got a new replica of his mail file does not get new mails. Every time he start the replication of his mail file he got the error "File does not exist" in the replicator tab. The replication log shows that the replica is sending data to the server, but does not get any data from the server. The error message "File does not exist" on the client does not really help, but there is also an error in the server log which shows the root cause of the pr
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Nice Partnership betweeen Apple and IBM in mobile business
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 6:11a   Ralf Petter
Hey IBM really a nice partnership between you and Apple in the mobile business. First IOS release after the announcement of the partnership kills the mobile controls of xPages in Domino and IBM needs three weeks to get a technote out of the door that says that they need additional time to solve the problem with a interim fix. Maybe you should announce a partnership with google in the browser business and a few weeks after that google releases a new Chrome browser which kills your web based prod
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Everything you always wanted to know about PTF handling on IBM i but were afraid to ask
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 3:59a   Ralf Petter
In the moment i prepare the image catalogs for PTF installation on our IBM i. When i have searched for some info's on PTF's i have found a really great presentation about PTF Management on the IBM i. So if you want to know how PTF's on the IBM i work and what to do to keep your system running, i really recommend "Managing your IBM i PTF's" from Larry Bolhuis.
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.0.1 Interim Fix 7 has been released today
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 5:37a   Ralf Petter
Today the new Interim Fix 7 for Traveler 9.0.0.1 has been released. You can download the new fix on fix central. Up to now the fix list for this Interim fix is not available, but i will update this post when IBM updates the corresponding documentation
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 Interim Fix 6 has been released today
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 5:33a   Ralf Petter
Today the new Interim Fix 6 for Traveler 9.0.1 has been released. You can download the new fix on fix central. Up to now the fix list for this Interim fix is not available, but i will update this post when IBM updates the corresponding documentation
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Row and Column Access Control support in DB2 for IBM i
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 2:30a   Ralf Petter
One of the biggest new features in IBM i 7.2 is Row and Column Access Control support in Db2 for IBM i. This feature allows you to control the access to specific rows and columns on user or group level. This is especially important when your users can access your database files with ODBC, JDBC, or File transfer, because with this methods the can bypass security features built into your application To get a smart start on the new possibilities this feature provides watch Mike Cain on youtube and
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Gute Zusammenfassung des Apple Events auf derStandard.at
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
Für alle die auch augrund der Unfähigkeit von Apple einen Live stream zu organisieren nichts vom gestrigen Event gesehen haben empfehle ich die Zusammenfassung von Birgit Riegler auf derStandard.at bzw die Artikel zur Apple Watch und zu den neuen iPhones auf Heise. Übrigens auf den Bildern haut mich die Apple Watch jetzt nicht gerade vom Hocker, aber warten wir mal ab wie sie in Echt aussieht. Prinzipiell würde ich bei Apple immer auf die 2. Generation warten wie man z.B. beim iPad gesehen h
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Apple Live stream epic fail
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 11:20a   Ralf Petter
It should be possible even for Apple to create a live stream which is available on all major operating systems. Arrogance comes before the fall.
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IceBucketChallenge solved
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 9:46a   Ralf Petter
Jetzt hat es mich auch erwischt und ich wurde von meinem Schwager für die IceBucketChallenge nominiert. Normalerweise halte ich ja nichts von diesen Selbstdarstellungen auf den Sozialen Plattformen, aber weil es um die Erforschung einer Behandlung für die schreckliche Krankheit ALS (Amyotrophe Lateralsklerose) geht habe ich auch mitgemacht. Ich hoffe wirklich, dass die Aktion dazu beiträgt eine Behandlung für ALS zu finden und dass zumindest eine der vielen seltenen Krankheiten an denen die
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Improve the Performance of the ASF Tomcat Server on the IBM i
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 7:13a   Ralf Petter
There is a new article on developerworks which contains a bunch of tips how to improve the performance and security of the ASF Tomcat server on the IBM i. Performance and security are two important key points when running Tomcat on IBM i. This article introduces how to improve Tomcat’s performance and security by tuning IBM i, Java virtual machine (JVM), Tomcat, HTTP Server for i and specific applications. more...
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Document Spy: Admins little helper
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:13a   Ralf Petter
When i should choose one thing, that i really hate about Notes i am sure that i will choose the property box with the document items. Not only that the box is not resizable and really very small on todays big screen, the biggest problem is that you can not switch to Designer and still see the items of the document in the notes client. So i have developed the Document Spy which overcomes some of the limitations of the Notes property box. It will show you all items of the current document in a
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IBM i Disk Performance
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 5:38a   Ralf Petter
One of the most important components of a server is the Disk subsystem. If you need information's how to optimize or analyze the IO performance of your Power System with IBM i, i recommend to watch the presentation "IBM i Disk Performance" from Satid Singkorapoom. Abstract: This presentation provides technical performance information on Power Systems' internal disk HW subsystem when managed by IBM i and OS/400. You can learn about how IBM i manages disk allocation for data and memory faulti
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Dell U2713HM 68,6 cm (27 Zoll) LED-Monitor ein Traum für den Entwickler
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Lange habe ich überlegt, ob ich meinen alten 24" Samsung Monitor gegen einen neuen Monitor austauschen sollte. Jetzt habe ich mich endlich überwunden und mir einen neuen Dell U2713HM 27 Zoll LED Monitor geleistet. Wichtig war für mich eine hohe Pixeldichte für schärfere Schriftdarstellung und ein mattes Display um störende Spiegelungen zu vermeiden. Beides erfüllt der Dell U2713HM mit Bravour. Auch die Blickwinkelunabhänigkeit und die homgene Ausleuchtung sind um vieles besser als bei m
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How to fix "Bootmgr is missing" error in Windows 7
Sun, Aug 10th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
A friend of mine called me this morning that her Windows 7 does not start and that she got the error message "Bootmgr is missing press any key to restart" She was able to fix this by following the steps in this video tutorial i suggested to her.
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AFP Workbench Viewer fails with "The program can't start because icuuc44.dll ismissing"
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 7:12a   Ralf Petter
After installing 7.1 service pack SI50567 the AFP Workbenchviewer which is used in the System i Navigator to view spool files fails on startup with the error "The program can't start because icuuc44.dll ismissing" It does not help to reinstall the program as the error message says. After some search i found APAR SE57569 which describes the problem and there is also an Hotfix which correct the error. So if you have installed 7.1 with service pack SI50567 i strongly recommend to install the h
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Die Cloud und der Browser sind für Enterpriseanwendungen vielleicht doch keine so gute Idee
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:26a   Ralf Petter
Alle großen Player sei es IBM, Microsoft oder Google hätten unsere Daten gerne in der Cloud und am Besten soll alles in Zukunft nur noch über den Browser gemacht werden. Sie versprechen uns eine strahlende Zukunft in der wir auf egal welchen Geräten und von wo auch immer aus mit unseren Daten arbeiten können. Ich für meinen Teil war aber schon bisher immer ziemlich skeptisch, gegenüber Cloud und browserbasierenden Lösungen eingestellt. Zu viele Dinge an der Cloud wie Backup and Restore u
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Network layer name resolution in Wireshark
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 6:17a   Ralf Petter
Normally Wireshark does not make a reverse lookup for network layer addresses, which makes it sometime hard to find out to which communication a IP packet belongs. Fortunately there is an option to enable the name resolution for the network layer. Just select the "View->Name Resolution->Enable for Network Layer" option. Now every IP Address which has a DNS name assigned, will be automatically resolved in your network trace.
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Easy packet filtering with Wireshark
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:12a   Ralf Petter
Wireshark the ultimate tool to solve network problems have so many filter possibilities, that it is often very difficult to find the correct one for your need in the Filter expression dialog. But fortunately there is an easy way to create a filter. Simply click on the field in the packet trace detail for which you want to create a filter with the right mouse button and choose the correct "Apply as Filter" context menu. If you have already set a filter and want to add the field as an addition
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Add your own Shortcuts to the Masthead without java or eclipse knowledge
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 5:57a   Ralf Petter
In one of my last posts (Add Custom Actions to the Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9) i have shown to you how to add your own Shortcuts to the Masthead with an eclipse extension. To do this you need basic java skills and an eclipse installation properly configured for Notes plugin development. I have got many replies that many Notes developers/admins do not have the prerequisites to follow my tutorial and so i have promised to provide a new tutorial without the need for java or eclipse s
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Holiday Reading: Redbook Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 11:12a   Ralf Petter
I am on vacation and it is raining outside. So it works out well that in july IBM released a new redbook about Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processores. The redbook contains chapters for all three operating systems which runs on Power Systems (IBM i, AIX and Linux). If you are a Developer or advanced Admin on Power Systems this redbook is my recommendation to get a good understanding what to do to get the most of your Power System. Table of contents Chapter 1. Optim
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Die Hölle kann doch zufrieren
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 4:26a   Ralf Petter
Wie der Standard und Heise berichten gehen Apple und IBM eine Partnerschaft ein um Enterprise Anwendungen auf die iOS Geräte zu bringen. Das ist echt eine Kehrtwende in der Politik von Apple nach dem sie noch vor Kurzem ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken auf Macs IBM Notes kaputt gemacht haben, nur weil sie selber gerne eine App mit dem Namen Notes haben wollten. Ich denke IBM wird von dieser Partnerschaft wesentlich mehr profitieren als Apple, denn Apple wird Zugeständnisse machen müssen damit d
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Updated Todo Activator widget adds Todo icon to the Masthead (ShortCutButtonBar)
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 4:37a   Ralf Petter
For all who do not have the skills to extend Notes by them self, i have updated my To do Activator widget with an To Do icon for the masthead. So if you have already installed the To do Activator widget upgrade it to the latest version and if not try it to get the most out of your Notes client.
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Add Custom Actions to the Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9 (Part1)
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 8:12a   Ralf Petter
The Masthead (Shortcut Button bar) that was added to Notes with version 9 is only of limited use if you can not add your own actions to it, so in todays post i want to show how to extend the masthead with your own actions so that you can give your users the best usability possible. First of all you need an eclipse installation configured for notes development. If you need help read my tutorial How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes Part 1 and Part2. Create a new Plug-in Pro
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Add Custom actions to the new Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9 (Part2)
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 8:12a   Ralf Petter
In the first part of this multi part tutorial i have shown you how to create the structure of the plugin and how to import and add an icon to the build configuration of your plugin. In the second part i will show you which dependency and extension you have to add to get your icon in the Masthead. Open your plugin.xml with a double click. Go to the "Dependencies" tab and select "Add" to add a dependency. Search for "com.ibm.rcp.ui" and select it to add it to your dependencies. You can on
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Workaround for problem with widget deployment in Notes 9
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
In one of my last posts i blogged about a bug in Notes 9 which breaks the automatic deployment of widget through the widget catalog. As IBM is still analyzing the problem and our rollout should start next week, i have developed a small plugin which temporarily fixes this problem. When this plugin is installed it will check if the replication listener for your Widget catalogs are missing and if yes will add them. If you have the problem, that widgets do not get deployed or updated automatically
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Let's build a better Support Experience together
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
IBM is designing a new support experience and needs our help to better understand what questions customers want to ask about IBM Notes. If you want submit your questions you can use the "Questions for IBM Support page" The questions will not be answered by IBM, but should help them to better understand what questions customer have.
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Widget deployment does not work on some Notes 9.0.1 FP1 clients
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 4:17a   Ralf Petter
We deploy our custom plugins and features with the widget catalog to our Notes clients. This works very well in 8.5.3, but in our 9.0.1 FP1 pilot environment the automatic deployment does not always work. When i select a category to install on a client which is affected by this problem in the preferences nothing happens. The strange thing is that on some client this works always, on some sometimes and on the others it works never. I have opened a PMR 48817 060 618 with IBM to analyze the probl
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Extension Spy works now in Notes 8.5.x and 9.0 too
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The Extension Spy i presented in one of my latest posts had an dependency on Notes 9.0.1 so that it will not work in versions prior 9.0.1. I have removed this dependency and now the plugin should work in all Notes 8.5.x and 9.0.1 standard clients. If you had problems with the installation please remove the widget and reinstall the new version. I have tested it with 8.5.3 and 9.0.1. Please leave a comment, if you have still problems with the new version on your client.
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Activate the "To Dos" sidebar feature in the IBM Notes standardclient
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The Sidebar was one of the great features which came with the Standard client in Version 8. One of the first uses of the sidebar was the "Day at a glance" calendar view. But what some of our users misses was a sidebar view for the "To Dos" similiar to the "Day at a glance" view. There are some workarounds for this like creating a view widget with the widget wizard. But the old C++ views looks not very sexy in the sidebar. Last week i played a little bit with the Extension Spy and was very
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Erweiterte Einstellungen in Desktop Policy funktionieren nicht richtig.
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 8:24a   Ralf Petter
In einem meiner letzten Posts habe ich gezeigt, wie man den "Masthead" von Notes 9 über eine Desktoppolicy beeinflussen kann. Leider sind aber die Dialoge des Domino Adressbuchs in der deutschen und französischen Version von Domino leider kaputt übersetzt worden. Es wurde nämlich der englische Begriff "enforce" mehrmals irrtümlich ins Deutsche ("Zwingend") übersetzt. Dies bewirkt, dass zwingende Policyeinstellungen nicht richtig übernommen werden. Glücklicherweise kann dieses Probl
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Erste Eindrücke von Android L
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
Andreas Proschofsky vom Standard hat sich Android L schon einmal für uns angeschaut und einen interessanten Artikel und ein Hand On Video dazuverfasst. Ich finde das schaut sehr viel versprechend aus und ich fürchte ich werde bald mal mein altes Desire S gegen etwas neueres austauschen müssen ;-) Android L: Die wichtigsten Neuerungen des neuen Betriebssystems
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A deep look under the hood of the Notes Standard client.
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 1:13p   Ralf Petter
The IBM Notes Standard client is an eclipse RCP (Rich client application) which has hundreds of extension points to extend the functionality of the application. This extension point allows you to extend notes in ways which were absolute impossible to do in versions prior Notes 8. The only problem is that the documentation of the extension points is still very weak and i have no hope that this will improve significantly in the next time. So i have created a tool to graphically browse the extensi
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The new Powersystems explained to CIO's
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 6:11a   Ralf Petter
There are many very technical presentations and informations about the new fantastic power systems with power 8. But if you need to present this brand new technology to the management of your company then i will recommend this video which explains the advantages of the power platform in an eassy to understand way.
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Heute und Morgen kostenpflichtige Apps im Wert von 100 EUR gratis im Amazon Appstore
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 3:24a   Ralf Petter
Wer sich bei der letzten Aktion einen Kindle Fire geholt hat, bzw. sich den Amazon Appstore auf seinem Androidgerät eingerichtet hat, sollte heute mal auf Amazon schauen, denn heute und morgen sind Apps im Wert von 100 EUR gratis. Also schnell zuschlagen.
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Eclipse 4.4 Luna has been released
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:10a   Ralf Petter
Eclipse 4.4 the newest and greatest release of my preferred IDE and RCP Development platform has been released. After the very buggy start of the 4.x releases with 4.1 and 4.2 the 4.x code stream is now very stable and the performance is back to an acceptable level. So if you are still developing in Eclipse 3.x now is the time to step up and see how much eclipse has improved in the last years. You can find details what's new and which projects are included in Eclipse 4.4 at https://projects
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Launch the Domino Designer from Eclipse to debug your custom Designer extensions.
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 11:15a   Ralf Petter
Cameron Gregor asked me in a comment whether it is possible to launch the Domino Designer from eclipse in the same way like the Notes client and the answer is yes this is possible. In this post i will describe what you have to change in your existing notes launch config to start the Designer from eclipse. This enables you to debug Extensions for the designer or XPages. To follow the steps you need a working Notes plugin target and a launch config for the notes client. If you need help with this
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Ask the Experts Q&A session Managing Domino Upgrading and Migration transcript is available
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:15a   Ralf Petter
IBM hosted and Ask the Experts Q&A session about Domino Upgrading and Migration on June 3, 2014. The Audio replay and the transcript of the FAQ is now available on developer works. Very Interesting questions and answers. If you upgrade your Domino infrastructure in the near future i strongly recommend to listen to this session.
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Configure the Notes 9 Masthead (ShortcutButtonBar) with a desktop policy
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:55a   Ralf Petter
One of the new features of Notes 9 is the Masthead which is a shortcut bar to access often used functions in Notes. The user can configure which icons will be shown in the view menu of the Notes client. But what if you want to preconfigure this feature for your users on roll out? Although in the Desktop policy are no settings for the Masthead, you can configure this with managed settings. The settings which icon are available is stored in the "com.ibm.rcp.ui.prefs" file in the "workspace.me
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Vorschau auf die Google I/O 2014
Sun, Jun 22nd 2014 7:12a   Ralf Petter
Andreas Proschofsky vom Standard hat eine umfangreiche Vorschau auf die Themen der diesjährigen Google I/O 2014 zusammengestellt. Diese enthält nicht nur Informationen für Android Freunde sondern hält auch viel interessantes für IOS Nutzer bereit. Google plant nämlich, seinen Anwendungsentwicklern mit Quantum Paper eine platformübergreifende App Entwicklung zu ermöglichen. Diese Apps sollen aber nicht einfach nur den selben Look auf allen Platformen haben, sondern sie sollen ähnlich wie
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xPages in Notes client fails with XPCOM error 0xcf1f30001 after upgrade to Notes 9.0.1
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
I have upgraded my Notes Client from 8.5.3 FP2 to 9.0.1 FP1 and after this upgrade no xPage based application works in the notes client. In the trace of the client i found an "CLPDN0031E: org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error 0xc1f30001" error with the stack trace: org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error 0xc1f30001 at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.error(Mozilla.java:2663) at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.create(Mozilla.java:732) at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.(Browser.java:99)...... A
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Notes Browser Plugin Tips & Tricks
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:12a   Ralf Petter
After his great FAQ about Notes Browser Plugin, Kevin McDonald has added another valuable info page to IBM Notes Domino Wiki. The Notes Browser Plugin Tips & Tricks contains helpful informations regarding the following topics: Infos about the migration from standard client to the browser plugin. Special Notes.ini settings for the browser plugin.Tips how to log problems in the plugin.Tips about the bookmark handling
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Libreoffice 4.2.5 has been announced!
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 7:27a   Ralf Petter
Today the document foundation announces Libreoffice 4.2.5. According to their release plan this version is ready for enterprise deployment. So if you have an older version of Libreoffice deployed, now is the right time to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of this fantastic free open office suite. The most important new features in this version are: A complete overhaul of the calc formula engine which improves the performance significantly.Many new and much better import filters of var
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Temporarily disabling and re-enabling Notes roaming user status
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 10:17a   Ralf Petter
The roaming feature of the notes client works really well and i always recommend to use roaming on production systems, but there is one caveat, if you change the notes id of the client when roaming is enabled, you will get all sort of weird problems. So NEVER change the notes id while roaming is enabled on your client. Normally changing the id in the client is not necessary, but when i test readers field functionality i want a quick way to change the id without logout and relogin of my windows s
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Improve backup performance of IFS objects (DAOS) on the IBM i with BRMS
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 6:17a   Ralf Petter
One of the disadvantages of DAOS is, that your backup job has to backup many relative small files, which can be a little bit slow on the IBM i. Fortunately IBM has provided some PTF's to improve this situation in the last years. The biggest improvement can be achieved with the "ASYNCBRING" parameter on the "SAV" command which gets you up to 60 % faster backups of IFS objects. You can find the PTF's needed for V6R1 and V7R1 in the ASYNCBRING Enablement - IFS SAV Performance at V6R1Mx and
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Ich bin doch nicht blöd!
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Nun haben wir es amtlich, die 2 Großen Media Markt und Saturn geben nur vor für den Kunden das beste zu wollen, aber in Wirklichkeit mauscheln sie gemeinsam mit den Lieferanten aus, wie Sie uns am besten übers Ohr hauen können. Die Kartellstrafe, die das österreichische Kartellamt verhängt hat ist zwar ein Anfang aber meiner Meinung nach noch weit zu niedrig. Eigentlich ist zwar der Mediamarkt für mich historisch eher positiv besetzt, bot doch der Media Markt als einer der ersten in Öst
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How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes 9.0.1 FP1 (Part 2)
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 4:32a   Ralf Petter
In the second part of this series i will show how to create a launch configuration in Eclipse to run or debug Notes. In the launch configuration you can select which of your self developed plugins should be deployed to the launched Notes client. So you do not need features, an updatesite and widgets for your development. This allows rapid development. Before you start to create the launch configuration be sure that you have followed all steps from the first part. Open the "Run Configurations
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Wow Uncharted 4 will look good on the Playstation 4
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
The Naughty dogs games like Uncharted 1-3 were the graphic reference on the playstation 3 and now Sony has presented the first trailer of Uncharted 4 on the Playstation 4. This trailer looks fantastic and shows ingame graphics running on the PS 4. I am looking forward at this game and will order my PS 4 as soon as it will be available.
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How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes 9.0.1 FP1 (Part 1)
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
Our Domino Admin has updated our Notes/Domino servers to Domino 9.0.1 FP1. So i have to update my plugin development environment to 9.0.1 FP1 too. In today's post i want to show what's to change in the eclipse preferences to extend the Notes client with your own functionality. I assume that you have already installed Eclipse 4.3 or above and Notes 9.0.1 FP1. Start your Eclipse and choose a new workspace for your first steps in Notes plugin development. Open the Eclipse preferences window a
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Kindle Paperwhite 3G und Kindle Fire HD 32 GB nur heute und morgen um jeweils 99 EUR.
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 2:34a   Ralf Petter
Heute ab 10 Uhr hat Amazon wieder einmal eine seiner Aktionen. Der Paperwhite 3G und der Kindle Fire HD 32 GB werden jeweils um 99 EUR verkauft. Beim Paperwhite beträgt der Rabatt 80 EUR und beim Kindle Fire HD sogar unglaubliche 130 EUR. Bei beiden Modellen handelt es sich zwar um das Vorgängermodell, aber trotzdem kann sich die Ausstattung für diesen Preis sehen lassen. Der Paperwhite ist meiner Meinung nach sowieso die Referenz bei den e-book Readern. Wer einmal dieses e-ink Display da
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IBM i Performance FAQ updated.
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
One of the most valuable source for information's about performance on the IBM i is the "IBM i Performance FAQ" got and update in June. This document contains many hints about performance topics and links to other IBM performance resources like: What is Performance?How to benchmark performance?How to size as system?Capacity Planning?Proactive Performance Monitoring.Performance Data Collectors and Analysis Tools.Native I/OCompiler OptimizationJavaJob and DiskwatcherSo be sure to read this doc
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IBM announced a Power 8 iron for the P05 Software tier.
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
The Power 8 systems announced in early may had only machines with Software tier P10 and P20, but not with the entry software tier P05. The P05 software tier is priced very attractive and so this is the natural choice for many smaller IBM i customers. So i had asked Steve Will on Twitter whether there will be no P05 with Power 8 and he told me that the P05 machine will come later this year. With the June announcement IBM has now officially announced this 4 core P05 machine. 4-Core Processor Fea
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Notes Browser Plugin FAQ
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 5:45a   Ralf Petter
The Notes Browser plugin is a popular way to run classic notes applications in the webbrows. If you are using this technology you might find the FAQ page Kevin Macdonald has posted to the Notes Domino Wiki.
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Eclipse.org got a new beautiful design
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
The Eclipse.org website got a complete overhaul. It has now a responsive design and looks fresh and beautiful compared to the old one. If you have not visited it lately, give it a try.
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Holiday Readings or what i pack in my suitcase for this year holidays. (Part I)
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 2:14a   Ralf Petter
The holiday season is coming with big steps and so the every year question is, which books should i pack in my suitcase (or load on my kindle ;-)) to learn new things and improve my skills in various IT topics. My first priority this year is to improve my understanding of how Windows internals works and how i can solve typical problems in windows more efficient. The most efficient tool to solve windows problems is the Sysinternals suite. But to get the most out of this tools you need a deep un
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How Microsoft gurus remove malware and ransomware from their windows installation
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The readers of my blog knows, that i am big fan of Microsoft guru and creator of the sysinternals tools Mark Russinovich. So i was really happy that Mark has posted a detailed description how to remove spyware and ransomware from Windows when i got a computer from a friend full with trojans and spyware. With his hints it was very easy to remove the autostarted malware and make my friend a Happy camper again. If you have also Windows installations to clean from adware, spyware and ransomware hav
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Howto use Xulrunner instead of Internet explorer as browser component in a Notes RCP
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
One of the coolest features in Notes RCP applications is, that you can embed a browser widget in your application. You can use the browser widget as a document viewer, to view an interactive map for example with openlayer, or to visualize your data as a chart with dojo chart running inside the browser widget. The browser widget in a Notes RCP application uses the built in browser of your operating system. For example on Windows this is always the internet explorer no matter what browser you ha
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Motorola G, X, E bekommen demnächst Android 4.4.3
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 6:18a   Ralf Petter
Motorola hält auch nach dem sie nicht mehr ein Teil von Google sind sein Versprechen schnelle Updates für seine Smartphones G, X und E zu liefern. Vor allem das Motorola G is meiner Meinung nach noch immer ein tolles Smartphone mit einem sehr guten Preis Leistungsverhältnis. Man kann nur hoffen, dass Motorola auch nach der Integration in Lenovo diesen guten Weg weitergeht und weiter auch ältere Smartphone zügig mit neuen Androidupdates ausrüstet. Weitere Infos welche Smartphone demnächst
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Access the Serial Com Port from java code
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 12:15p   Ralf Petter
Although serial com ports are a very old legacy technology, they are still used in many applications, for example to control some production machines or to access GSM gateways to send sms. The support of the serial port in java was always very weak. In the JDK 1.1 days we had the Java Communication API, and i have used it in some projects with success. But this API was not updated for newer Java versions and i can not get it to run on a new JDK and Windows 64 bit. So i have to find a new soluti
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Eclipse 4.4 Luna - Release Teaser
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 1:07a   Ralf Petter
Eclipse 4.4 Luna will be released soon. Watch this little teasers to get an idea how this fantastic new release will look like and what new features will be available.
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IBM Ask the Experts Q&A about Managing Domino
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 6:15a   Ralf Petter
IBM hosted an Ask the Experts Q&A session on May 20, 2014. The topic was "Managing Domino - Managing Users, Databases, and Calendar." Russell Norberg gave a short demo and he was joined by John Paganetti and several other members of the Domino Support and Development teams for Q&A. You can find the recording of the session and the transcript of the Q&A part at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041951
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Beheben der Sicherheitswarnungvon Windows bei Dateien aus dem Internet
Fri, May 30th 2014 12:15p   Ralf Petter
Windows besitzt eine Sicherheitsfunktion die bewirkt, dass Dateien die aus dem Internet heruntergeladen mit einem speziellen Flag versehen werden. Durch dieses Flag kommt beim Aufrufen der Datei eine Sicherheitswarnung die einen darauf aufmerksam macht, dass das Ausführen dieser Datei potentiell gefährlich ist. Bei komprimierten Dateien wird dieses Flag sogar auf alle in dem Archiv befindlichen Dateien vererbt. Diese Vererbung führt dazu, dass in dem Archiv befindliche Hilfedateien nach dem
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IBM Notes Traveler FAQ
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Traveler ist one of the best features added to the Domino servers in the last years. Although is not only feature rich, but also very reliable and easy to configure, there are some important questions to answer to implement traveler correctly. Many of this questions were answered by Corey Quinn |(Notes Traveler L3 Support Lead) in an OpenMic call in the end of April. You can find a recording and a transcipt of this Q/A session at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041522. The topic
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Interesting introduction of Windows 2012 R2
Wed, May 28th 2014 9:12a   Ralf Petter
Windows 2012 R2 is a big step forward for Microsoft Server technology. I especially like the much improved Hyper V in Windows 2012 R2. For details watch the following presentation from Teched:
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URL changed to www.EverythingaboutIT.eu
Tue, May 27th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
When i started my blog two years ago my main focus was on IBM Notes and Java and this is still a very important part of my work and i am sure that i will blog about this topic in the future. But in the last year i blogged about many other topics like IBM i, DB/2, Windows Server and network technology topics. So i have changed the name of my blog to "Everything about IT" to make it clear that this blog is no longer only a blog about Notes and Java, but every topic in the live of an IT expert.




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