Developing plugins for IBM Notes on Mac

I’ve been developing plugins for IBM Notes on Mac for years now but never really got around to sharing the steps on the blog. The below steps – in very crude form – works with Java 8 on Mac OS El Capitan (v. 10.11) using IBM Notes 9.0.1. The below sections are additions to the regular steps on creating a target platform documented otherwise on this blog


Run a product:

Execution Envionment: JavaSE-1.6


Program arguments:

-ws cocoa

VM Arguments:



  • DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/Applications/IBM
  • NOTESBIN=/Applications/IBM

One thought on “Developing plugins for IBM Notes on Mac”

  1. 2017/03/03 22:18:16.073 CONFIG eclipse.buildId=20150831-1518


    java.vendor=Oracle Corporation

    BootLoader constants: OS=macosx, ARCH=x86_64, WS=cocoa, NL=en_US

    Framework arguments:  -product -personality

    Command-line arguments:  -product -data /Users/useranon/Documents/projects/Notes9/wsad_workspace/../runtime-Notes9 -dev file:/Users/useranon/Documents/projects/Notes9/wsad_workspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.pde.core/Notes9/ -personality -debug -console -ws cocoa ::thread=Start Level Event Dispatcher

    2017/03/03 22:18:16.344 SEVERE An error occurred while automatically activating bundle org.eclipse.ui.workbench (5645). ::class.method=unknown ::thread=Start Level Event Dispatcher ::loggername=org.eclipse.osgi


    <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>org.osgi.framework.BundleException: The activator org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPlugin for bundle org.eclipse.ui.workbench is invalid 


Comments are closed.