I had the chance to play with the 8.5.1 (Beta) Developer client today. I’m impressed. The client opens a database lightning-fast ( compared to 8.5 ). When you look at the statusbar while loading and opening a database in designer, you will see, that the tool is still working on some tasks but you are able to access your forms and code while this tasks are about to finish. ( elevator effect ?? )
Lotusscript now has a new look and finally it has a class-browser.
IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1 is prerelease software and there are no guarantees from IBM that the functionality presented will be in the final shipping product.