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Quick-Tip: "unstable" XPages app using plugins (e.g. ODA)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:48 PM UTC
I experienced a weird behaviour with an XPages app this evening: it runs perfectly for a while and then suddenly it stopped with an error 500 "unresolved compilation error". Server is V12, ODA ist the latest 11.something. Using the template to update the app fixed the issue for a while - to be re-occurring after a bit. What happens here? Simple answer: the "client" [...] 

Notes & Domino 12 is here

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:43 AM UTC
For those of you who are not on Twitter or Slack: 11 days prior to the official launch event on June 7, HCL released version 12 of Notes and Domino, including all language packs, add-ons, Traveler and also a new Docker image. Packages are available on FlexNet if you have a valid Collaboration entitlement. Also, HCL release version 1.0.0 of HCL Nomad Web - I don [...] 

35+ years a developer - but you get me wrong

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:55 PM UTC
I coded my first program on a TI-99/4A using the "Extended Basic" cartridge (do you youngsters know, what a cartridge is?) I don't remember the purpose of it, I guess it was the famous 10 print "hello" 20 goto 10 run program and it obviously didn't even utilize the power of the extension at all. I switched to the Commodore C64 with all the PEEKS and POKES [...] 

How to: Domino 12 OneTouch Setup

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:14 PM UTC
While preparing an upcoming webcast hosted by We4IT I am tinkering again with Domino 12 beta. One very cool feature of version 12 is the "OneTouch" setup procedure which allows you to install the server with an already prepared configuration for almost everything relevant. For the preparation my goal only was to show how to install an additional server to an existing Domino domain (DN [...] 

Thank you, Nathan!

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:41 PM UTC
Today we mourn for one of our members of the community (aka the Yellow bubble), Nathan T. Freeman. If you are working in the Notes/Domino area for some years you definitely came across this name. Nathan was one of the busiest developers for decades, always exploring the borders of Notes and Domino and way beyond. He was one of the founders of OpenNTF, the open-source platform for Notes an [...] 

Domino 12 beta 3: subtile UI changes

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:37 AM UTC
Now I want to focus on some improvements of the UI of the standard client. I am not talking about the new 64bit basic client which looks like... R6.5  Let's forget about that for a minute There were several posts in the forum about the new workspace, the tabs, the sidebar and the new templates. I also posted my 2 cents to that and look what we got with beta 3: some improvemen [...] 

Domino 12 beta 3: CertStore and Trusted Root Certificates

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3:12 AM UTC
Man, this is very intense. I am testing the 3rd beta of V12 and it's very dynamic. I posted to the forum, immediately got feedback, commented on other's posts and also got feedback. The people are very busy to check everything out - which is great! This post is about the Certstore and the process to obtain an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. With beta 3 you need a valid trusted r [...] 

Testing the Domino 12 backup feature

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:11 PM UTC
HCL released the 3rd iteration of the public beta today. One of the new features of the server is the integrated backup. HCL implemented a solution that integrates with other vendors, e.g. Veeam. It uses a simple configuration and logging database which is a new template to V12 beta 3. Setting up the backup feature is very simple: just load the service on the server console using l [...] 

Deutsche Post ≠ Deutsche PostPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:42 PM UTC
Ich musste knapp 49 Lenze alt werden, um zu lernen, dass die gute alte Deutsche Post nicht mehr existiert. Nein, wirklich nicht. Es gibt sie nicht mehr. Es mag Leute geben, denen das bekannt war, mir jedoch nicht. Was ich wusste ist, dass es neben der Postbank (Deutsche Bank) und DHL (Pakete) ja auch noch die Briefzustellung gibt, und die war, ist und bleibt für mich eben "die Post" [...] 

It's 21 and we are on to 12 #dominoforever

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:12 PM UTC
I love using click-bait-ish titles, right? This one addresses the year we're now in and "12" of course is referencing the version of HCL Notes and Domino which is currently under heavy beta testing around the globe. HCL just released the second iteration of it to the public. If you are not registered to the beta forum to give fee [...]