A valid file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / :*?”<> |

Prior to 8.5.1 you could add file resources to your application. To have a better overwiew, you could rename your file resources and add slashes to the filename.


In DDE 8.51 this seems no longer to be possible. When you try to rename the recource directly in the view, a friendly message tells you that you are not allowed to use characters like slashes and things loke that.


The same error message occurs, when you do a rename via the “Rename” dialog ( press F2 or right-click the resource in the outline and select the rename option )


All your changes are discarded after you close the message boxes.

But there is still a “backdoor” to accomplish the aim. Renaming the file in the properties also raises the error.


But when you close the message box, your changes are accepted.

The LS Editor Won’t Make It Into 8.5

After installing the Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5 Beta 1, I could not find any Lotusscript Class browser in the new Eclipse based Designer.

Then I found this blog entry by Julian Buss

There is no new LotusScript editor. And the new, Eclipse based and class browsing LotusScript editor will NOT make it in 8.5

Julians post links to another post by John Head in the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5 Public Beta Forum

… this was announced at Admin 2008. It just did not make it in time. It will come in a future release after 8.5 … not sure which they have targeted