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Nachhaltige WertePost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM UTC
Wenn man heutzutage von Nachhaltigkeit oder Wertigkeit spricht, dann meint man Dinge und Produkte, die mehr als 2-5 Jahre ihren Dienst verrichten. Wer aus meiner Generation stammt, der kann darüber nur lachen - und sollte doch weinen. Denn: was früher quasi für die "Ewigkeit" gebaut wurde und dann auch an spätere Generationen weiter vererbt wurde, der schaut heute in [...] 

HCL Domino Volt - a set of 5-minute videos

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:32 AM UTC
HCL published a neat series of short videos for various topics you may find helpful when developing with HCL Domino Volt. [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving a problem enabling the "Alternate From" feature in Mail v12

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 12:01 PM UTC
We are preparing a demo of all the nice features of Domino 12. When we tried to set up the new "Alternate From Feature" in a Mail-In database, we encountered the following problem when you try to hit that little checkbox to enable this feature: The database was defined as mail-in database in the directory and the router config was updated (this by the way has nothing to do with th [...] 

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 [...]