Nice combined overview of what's new in the upcoming release 3.2 of the Eclipse IDE at The EclipseZone.
Saw a very interesting post on Java thread synchronization in the Notes/Domino 6 and 7 Forum over at Lotus developerWorks. I see that Julian already posted a reply but he also admits he's not exactly a subject matter expert. Anyone else who has some information on the subject that they dare to share?
Link to post: Java Thread Synchronization in HTTP JVM
Don't know if you are aware of this but in Firefox you can open multiple tabs automatically when the browser starts - kind of like homepage on steoroids. You do this by separating the URLs with the pipe character (|) in the list of homepages in the options (on the General tab in Tools\Options...). I use this a lot if I found some information I do not care bookmarking but I'll need the next day.
There seems to be a problem with this feature however. When reopening the browser the tabs will not expand and show the page titles (see screenshot below) until I close one tab. After researching a bit it turned out to be caused by the otherwise excellent Tab Mix Plus extension. Disabling the extension removes the issue. Hmm....
The issue is on Firefox 184.108.40.206 and Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5 on Windows XP SP2.
Received a nice quote by John Preston of Boston University from my big brother:
"The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and not preceded by a period of worry and depression."
If you are running RealVNC for remote access you should make sure to upgrade the server software due to a recently discovered critical vulnerability. This is especially true if the VNC machine is available on the standard port and without VPN requirements.
"Using the following method, it is trivial to gain access to any RealVNC server without knowing the password. This allows full control of the target machine, with privilege levels equalling that of the user under which the RealVNC server runs - often full Administrator access on Windows desktops."
Full article on securityfocus.com: RealVNC 4.1.1 Remote Compromise
"The DSKTOOL.EXE Utility essentially remediates the users desktop icons in a recertification exercise."
"The next release of Notes, codenamed Hannover, will begin beta testing this fall with a set of office productivity tools that support the industry-standard OpenDocument Format (ODF), Lotus announced this week at a user group conference in Germany."
Full article at EclipseZone: Notes & ODF > Eclipse RCP?
Updated on 18 May 2006: Also Slashdotted...
Had an issue today with an application that finds document using a FT search in LotusScript. The problem appeared to be quite obvious. The query was:
FIELD <fieldname> CONTAINS (<query>) e.g. FIELD CompanyName CONTAINS (Acme)After looking into the problem the source of the issue turned out to be that the query string itself contained parenthesis' which made the query be malformed due to the parenthesis'.
FIELD CompanyName CONTAINS (Acme (US))The solution was to enclose the query string in quotes:
FIELD CompanyName CONTAINS ("Acme (US)")
Saw the below pad at a (long time Domino) customer site where they had been cleaning out some old cupboards... Cool!
WAB = Work Avoidance Behavior :-)
As previously announced the new version of Sametime (v. 7.5) will be able to connect to the Google Talk network and hence extend the reach of the Sametime enabled knowledge-worker. What wasn't apparent to me at the time of the annoucement was the fact that the integration means that the reach will be extended even more when vendors like Nokia integrates Google Talk into their products. Great scoop for IBM/Lotus and great news for all the users of Sametime.
"Ian Skerrett has put together quite a comprehensive list of languages supported by Eclipse and the associated plugins. In addition to that he asks anyone that notices a discrepancy in his list to pipe up and add it. I was baffled by the size of this list, but it is a great reference for developers thinking of coming over to the Eclipse IDE and thinking "Can I work in that IDE?", the answer seems to be a resounding YES."
Full post at the EclipseZone: Support for 20 Languages in Eclipse
Saw this podcast with Ray Ozzie on the IT-Conversations network and thought I would share even through the podcast isn't on Notes/Domino...
"Ray Ozzie, Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft, sees Really Simple Syndication (RSS) as a building block for the future Web. When combined with new tools that make it easier to use, RSS could bring the ability to write powerful composite web applications to the level of a script programmer or even a non-technical computer user. [snip] How can we move information as easily from one website to another? What kind of a tool could act as a clipboard for the web?"
I was quite surprised to receive this e-mail in my inbox today... I'm not amused! How can a person, and a bad speller at that, get at the mailing list for the newsletter?
If so check out the new article on Lotus developerWorks called Building PHP-based UIs for IBM Lotus Domino. The article shows you how to use COM to access Domino on Windows and XML for other platforms. Worth a read if you're into PHP...
For a customer project I need an address picker for the web. Instead of starting to build one from scratch myself I looked a little around and found one in the R6 NAB with a little help from the forum at developerWorks.
This just raises the question whether one is allowed, license-wise, to reuse components from the templates supplied by Lotus... Anyone who knows?
Recently I was asked whether I had a comments feed to lekkimworld which I didn't at the time, but I have created one. The feed isn't perfect since the name of the comment author is missing but it is a start. I'm working on improving it.You can access the comments feed using the following link.
I find it refreshing when someone chooses to blog in their native language when it isn't English. I recently became aware of Julien Bottemanne who is blogging in French. Another example of "native blogging" is Thomas Adrian who is blogging in Swedish.
So please help me welcome Julien Bottemanne to the Domino blogosphere (I think Thomas is well known already). It seems like Julien is doing a fair amount of blogging on Notes/Domino and has been doing so for amount a year. You can find Juliens blog at www.domlike.net.
If you have been following my blog for a while you know I'm a big fan of regular expressions. Previously I also showed you how to use Regular Expressions from LotusScript using the Microsoft VBScript component. What have been missing however was a simple "This is how to get going with regular expressions" tutorial but that has been solved. Take a look at Russ Olsen's weblog and his two part series "Regular Expressions In Ten Steps". Check it out using the links below.
I also recommend the Mastering Regular Expressions book from O'Reilly as a good guide into this exciting realm.