Too bad Lotus already used SUPER.HUMAN software to describe Notes/Domino 5 since it seems it is more applicable now than ever before.
Btw - saw a demo of Domino Designer running on the Expeditor framework today. LotusScript class browser - need I say more?
Notes 8 blows me away!! Lotus - you rock my World! ;-)
As mentioned the other day (Lotusphere 2007: Sametime 7.5 and Notes 8 sidebar compability) you'll have to change how you do miniApps once Sametime 7.5.1 is released. I went and talked to Dave Schlesinger in the Developers Lab today since he's in charge (or actually wrote) the Sametime client toolkit. It turns out that the com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.miniApp extension point will be kept for backwards compatibility but you should start writing miniApp plug-ins as ViewParts instead. This will also be the case for "miniApps" destined for the side-shelf in Notes 8.
Apart from discussing extension points we also talked about how one should go about discovering the active environment. We had a good talk about this since we as partners or ISV's will need to be able to discover whether we are running in Sametime, Notes 8 or simply Expeditor. This discovery should be possible without having to link against or include specific libraries since not all libraries (e.g. notes.jar) will be available on all platforms. We kind of agreed that a system property would the simplest way to go.
I also asked him to please document the extension point schemas better... :-)
I just received an e-mail in my business mailbox from the Lotusphere 2007 team. It appears that the overall evaluation form is online this year. Nice.
Be sure to come to the blogger BoF on Thursday morning at 7am and make sure to think of good topics for discussion. If you bring a good topic you might even find yourself guest blogging on edbrill.com if that's something that rings your bell).
See you all bright and early...
So my session was today at 8.30am in Swan 3-4 (session code BP308). I've put together a page with the presentation, the sample code etc. and you can find it at lekkimworld.com/lotusphere2007.
I will update the page at some point during the next week(s) so be sure to go back and check for updates...