Notes 8 offers yet never before seen possibilities for modding and customizing. I will start to make a simple tool in C++ to change things I have have found out so far (no, I don't read manuals, I read config files!), besides there are no manuals AFAIK for the things I need, at least no public ones.The first version will probably include just very basic things like changing the IBM logo to your own company logo, changing unread mark colors (this is where Nathan got excited about the possibilites
Are you missing the "Set Bookmark as Home Page" option to set any bookmark or application as your Home page?It's still there, you just need to use the full page bookmarks to find it:When you open the Workspace while holding down the Shift key, you get the full page bookmarks, and can right click on any of the bookmarks and choose "Set Bookmark as Home Page".You can open the Workspace by setting it either as the "Home" link in the Open menu, or making a Toolbar Icon with the formula: @Command([Wi
I found a new command line option for the rcplauncher.exe: -nosplash, which removes the Notes 8 splash screen when you start Notes.I also managed to get rid of the "Getting Started" page, but as I did too many things at once, I don't know which one caused it. Now I never get the "Getting Started" page, and I would like to get it back to be able to reproduce how I removed it. Amongs many other things, I added -noautostart -nolauncher to the Notes 8 icon. But also tried to switch parameters in som
However, I got the idea from Lotus' Views icon first. I originally suggested to have these kind of Folder+ icons in Mary Beth Raven's Blog:My suggestion was:And now we have them in Notes 8. However, Lotus made also a small improvement to the model by replacing the "opened folder" icon with a Folder- icon, way to go! They didn't add the dotted lines though, which I would have liked, since I have sometimes huge and complex trees.What Lotus did:
This is an imaginary scenario, which would apply at least to me, in case I would have to move from Notes to Outlook:1) I wrote an LotusScript agent to identify and move spam mails with an advanced AI logic using a huge notes database for knowledge. In Outlook it doesn't work anymore. Do I need a MSSQL server and learn C++?2) I can read other people's mailboxes by simply loading their mailbox file into a text editor. They are totally unencrypted!3) My buttons which have LotusScript code in them d
This will be probably one of the first public Domino 8 production servers in the world, and I know all you Domino enthusiasts value that.I personally trust Lotus' quality department that much, that I can go live even with any Beta release on a production server; they have their daily builds and they won't release any majorly disfunctional build to the public.Also on saturday, you can download your very own Notes 8 Beta 2 client, Notes Designer 8 Beta 2, and Notes Administrator 8 Beta 2 from the
It seems that there is going on somekind of attack to certain internet root servers as this screenshot from ripe.net shows:http://siipi.com/public/news.nsf/rootaeburnLooks like somekind of AE point blank fire nuke to me. However, only f, g, l, m root servers seem to have insufficient fire resists, or are just targeted.For online information see here: RIPE NCC 2007-02-05.
Recently, a few lines of human language code struck my mind:"Thanks for all the help Mika.Lisa"I remembered everything I had learned in my life again at the very moment when I read those lines.Money doesn't make you happy, it's the people who do it.A sincere, honest thanks can mean more to you than a million dollars.
As Damien Katz locked his thread about Formula Engine Rewrite (btw, his exposure is a very good reading, and I really appreciate that), I could not post this:Maybe IBM killed the spirit, but without IBM, Iris and Lotus would maybe also not have gotten the marketing force and publicity which IBM Lotus Notes got now.Now it's Big Blue vs (or and?) Microsoft.Although I also see IBM as a big dinosaur, I also see Lotus and Iris still as teams within. They know it themselves, using their "secret upside
Notes/Domino 8 was released on March 10th. This information is updated daily, based on words from IBM like: "A beta version of Lotus Notes 8 is currently planned to be made available to the public starting this February." and hear-sayings like: "sometime mid-February 2007". There is also an official press release about it.Be prepared to update your production workstations, since this will be a very stable release, as we saw already on R6 and R7 Beta 1 releases. Anyhow, it beats any R5 or R6 clie
The Siipi Web Forum is now completed, and one user is already using it (Marko Vesapuisto).The Forum is a bit different from conventional Message Boards as it automatically archives posts by month. The areas are also not strongly seperated from eachother, but appear all on the same page categorized. This gives in my opinion a better overview what has been recently discussed, as other boards show only the last post per area.Features:■ Anonymous can read and write posts, however not edit or delete
The Siipi Web Site Creator is now completed, and one user is already using it (Godwin Ikegwuonu).With this web based tool you can create complete web sites running on a Domino server. You can choose to run it under a user site under siipi.com, for example siipi.com/yourname or under your own domain, for example www.yourname.com.The price for this tool (used disk space is counted as total sum of your applications) is 10 per started GB per year. If you want additionally your own domain to run it,
I don't know what it is, but everytime I listen to turkish music, I can barely hold my tears back. I am crying from pleasure, pure joy and passion.No other music does that to me (and yes, I listen to everything from all metal via pops to classics and romantics), and as a I am (usually) a rationally thinking man, I wanted to find out what causes this and came across this study of turkish and middle eastern rhythm patterns: http://www.shira.net/arabella/me-rhythms.htm, but it's not only the rhythm
The curse of all larger organizations is that they can not afford to do anymore what they want, but they have to align to the needs and demands of their customers. However, if the organization incorporates also system analysis and consulting, a firm basis for cooperation between the customer and the organization can be established.My goals were always experimental and pioneric, I tried not to make profit, but to keep the costs as low as possible, while also keeping the costs for my customers als
New features included:■ Automatic categorizing by years. When you open another blog area, the most recent year which has blogs will be opened. After that you can click on the year link to choose another year for that area.■ Some small fixes to the RSS feed■ Referer list display compacted. As some referer URLs were very long, all referer URLs are now shortened to 16 characters on the display.
The number of files in directories can grow huge on industrial Domino servers. Not necessarily in the Domino directories itself, but in all kind of support directories around the whole file system.When you have over 20000 files in a directory, it can take several minutes to open the directory with Windows Explorer, locally from the server, and especially over a network drive.I found a solution how to reduce the waiting time from 3-5 minutes to 3-5 seconds (!). Using a native C++ engine (xdir.exe
I posted this already as a reply on Ed Brill's site, in his Blog entry about the ND7 Release. But I want to continue this topic and add more issues.Over longer time, when developing Notes applications and getting new feature requests, you encounter sometimes things which simply can't be done in the Notes Client, but can be done easily on the web.I've seen for example these kinds of issues which need to be done on the web:1) Printing: In Notes, it's a horror. On the web you can just use a HTML2PD
Recently I blogged about Holiday planning, and in last minute I decided to destinate for Kemer, Turkey.I must say, it was much better than I could ever imagine. Something touched me there, really deep.The culture, the style, the origins, it's a mystery. But them, as we fins share that destiny. I interviewed some locals about their origins, and it seems that we both came from the same geographical area, Ural, Russia. The turks just shifted a bit more south, intervening with chinese and oriental c
I guess everyone has always wished some things in future ND releases.Please feel free to post your own wishes here too :)Here's mine:1) Freely positionable Windows/X-Windows style Notes Workspace icons and folders/subfolders2) Shutdown program document for Domino (now it only has Startup program documents)3) Agent manager schedule min delay also in second intervals (even 0 sec interval for extreme transactions, like one time backup agents)4) Ability to use XML style text file databases directly5
I've made and continue to work on 3 objects that you can drag into the editor and get player movement features in about 2 mins. I'll discuss them and their plans here. I prefix them with Pi because that's my sort of namespace so when you place these in your editor's path they won't have the same name as other objects you create/download. Pi is the start of my last name and I'm using it as a brand or sorts also.