Sametime server for Linux being announced today

… After years of being asked “where is it”, it’s coming! Later today at Linuxworld, IBM is announcing a Linux version of the Lotus Sametime server. Scheduled release: first half, 2007. Plans are to run on Red Hat and SUSE. Combine this with the already-announced plan for Lotus Sametime 7.5 client to run on Linux, and IBM becomes the first major vendor to offer a complete, extensible real-time collaboration solution (IM, chat, presence, and web conferencing) for Linux. …

[ via Ed Brill ]


The Road to Hannover

Found a new blog today. ( New to me 🙂 ) Jeff Eisen – The Road to Hannover . Jeff Eisen is the Chief Architect for Lotus Notes.

In this blog, I hope mostly to share technical information about the upcoming Hannover release as well as gather input from the blogosphere. I’m still figuring out details such as how often to post, what kind of content to cover, how much non-Hannover esoterica to include, whether to invite guest bloggers, etc. …

Jeff Eisen


Getting more characters into your SMS

smsZipper is a tool to compress SMS text messages, patented by Aalborg University (patents pending). The tool enables you to compress text messages by factors two to three depending on the content (higher compression ratios are possible, but not in the free version). Different languages are supported (English/German/Italian/Danish) and more will be added soon. By accepting the Aalborg University/smsZipper Personal License Agreement the tool can be downloaded free of charge for personal, non-commercial purposes only. The tool can be downloaded JAVA or Symbian version. Both ends, the sender and the recipient, need to install the client.


Get the template name from a database

Here is a quick LotusScript tip on how to get the name of the template that is used for a specific database. The NotesDatabase Class has a method to determine the template name. But this only works for a template file itself ( template.ntf ) As far a I could find out, there is no method to grab the template name for a database.

I found out theat the name is stored in the NotesDatabase icon. The icon can be accessed as any other Notes document. From Release 6 on there is a new class called NotesNoteCollection class . The NotesNoteCollection class represents a collection of Domino design and data elements in a database.

I did a quick debug to find the proper place to look for the template name value. Well, here is the code.

Function getTemplate( db As NotesDatabase ) As String

	Dim template As String, aux As String
	Dim nc As NotesNoteCollection
	Dim icon As notesdocument
	Dim noteid As String

	getTemplate = ""
	Set nc = db.CreateNoteCollection( False )
	nc.SelectIcon = True
	Call nc.BuildCollection

	Set icon = db.GetDocumentByID( nc.GetFirstNoteId )

	If Not icon Is Nothing Then
		getTemplate = icon.Parentdatabase.DesigntemplateName
	End If

End Function

To test the code, put the funktion together with the following code into an action button in a view of your “sandbox” database

Sub Click(Source As Button)
	Dim s As New NotesSession
	Dim db As NotesDatabase
	Set db = s.currentdatabase
	Msgbox getTemplate ( db )
End Sub

YTRIA – FREE License Keys for the Summer!

Are you still using the Limited Version of YTRIA tools? Did you ever want to use the Full Version? Now you can (for a limited-time) and at no cost! If you ever wanted to try Ytria tools, then here’s your chance…Take advantage of our limited-time summer offer and use any (or all) of our tools starting right now! This is a limited-time offer, between July 18, 2006 and August 18, 2006 so enjoy our tools and start saving time!

YTRIA - FREE License Keys for the Summer!

Is it possible to translate hexadecimal error codes in Notes/Domino?

Hexadecimal error codes can appear in Lotus® Notes/Domino® log files and debug output files. Is it possible to translate these codes to discover their meaning?

Yes. New to Domino 7 is the ability to translate hexadecimal error codes directly from the server console. To do this, type “show message ” from the server console. Note: Omit the leading 0x for the error code.

For example:
show message 1A5

translates as…
“The NOTES.INI file cannot be found on the search path “.


Tante Merkel erklärt die Politik

Jetzt hat auch die Bundesregierung begriffen, was der George W. B. aus dem fernen U.S.A Land da so Woche für Woche auf dem Fernsehschirm oder in den Rundfunkempfängern der Nation treibt.

Da ja bekanntlich viele Dinge aus Amiland über kurz oder lang Einzug in Deutschland halten ( Baseball, American Football, Filme zwischen den Werbeblöcken, Unmengen von Anglizismen bei den “Beratern” in der IT-Branche ), so will nun auch Angela Merkel sich dem Wagnis stellen und versuchen, ihre Politik in Video- Podcasts zu erläutern ( hoffentlich kommt genug Stoff dabei zusammen, daÃ? es für eine zweite Ausstrahlung reicht ).

Am Vorabend der FuÃ?ball-Weltmeisterschaft fällt der Startschuss für den Video-Podcast “Angela Merkel – die Kanzlerin direkt“.


Microsoft Standard User Analyzer

The Standard User Analyzer helps developers and IT professionals diagnose issues that would prevent a program from running properly without administrator privileges. On Windows Vista, even administrators run most programs with standard user privileges by default, so it is important to ensure that your application does not have administrator access as a dependency.
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Preserve Server Tasks

Enter SetupLeaveServerTasks=1 a little known notes.ini setting for Domino servers that does exactly what it says on the tin. You add that line to your server notes.ini file and during future setups the servertasks lines won’t change.

{ via LNUG UK }


FIFA WM2006 – Tickets zu verkaufen

Ich habe 3 Tickets für das Halbfinale am 4.7. in Dortmund. Leider bin ich zu diesem Zeitpunkt in Urlaub, und es wäre doch schade, wenn die Tickets verfallen. Beim letzten Stadionbesuch habe ich schon mal Fotos von den Plätzen gemacht. Da könnt ihr euch schon einmal ein Bild von der super Ausssicht machen . { Bild }