The presentations from the Social AppDev workshop I attended in Dublin is now online in the appdev wiki so I guess they are public and may be shared. All the presentations and labs can be found here (IBM Social Business Toolkit articles) and I highly recommend you look it over.
Found this nifty wiki page on Expeditor 6.2.1 Known Issues and Limitations. As always nice to know about the limitations.
Really wanted to highlight Stuarts blog entries on making it easier to find the wikis and info centers we all use on a regular basis. To find out how see Stuarts two blog entries – for wikis see Making it easier to find the Lotus product wikis and for info centers see And while we’re at it… LotusInfocenters.com.
Niklas Heidloff is being very productive today on the CompApp wiki. He just uploaded another page called Pass Context to Components when opening Composite Applications. On this page he explains a new url type (cai:///):
“Opening a connection to a CAI URL will cause the corresponding application to be projected to the client or updated if already on the client, and then opened in the user interface to the specified page. If no page is specified, the first page in the application is opened.”
Besides being, as Nathan describes it, “hideous”, it’s never going to work IMHO. This approach fails the number one test for URL’s – they should be easily computable and/or written by users. How something with an appInstanceID of 63 characters (example: CFB7535080ECD4C270FDD126C5DD9E27_11_5JMPDRH1000980269G784H2GO4) came through QA I don’t know.
The page refers to M5 (probably milestone 5 for 8.5) and says that “we might publish [the url type] in Lotus Notes 8.0.1”. Let’s hope not!
Niklas Heidloff from IBM added a nice page to the CompApp wiki today detailing how to use a Notes 8.0.1 feature to open a doucment in a CompApp on a specific page. This is a nice approach and in many cases better than the Notes 8.0 way where a document would open the on a new tab.
More info at the IBM developerWorks CompApp wiki: Open Notes Documents on Pages
As you can see from the comments to my post on Watching wikis, the support team from Atlassian found my blog post on the problems I was having with the RSS feeds for the IBM Composite Application wiki. How cool is that the support team goes looking from issues to solve?
Does anyone know how to get in contact with the guys at IBM who run the wikis so the issue can be resolved? As you can see Atlassian already created the support ticket to get you guys going.
Bob Balfe just blogged about how you can access the underlying data model for Composite Applications and how he wrote up a page on the Composite Application wiki. This is great but did you know that you can subscribe to the wikis and be notified when new content is added? Also without Bob blogging about it. One option is RSS and another is by e-mail. While I prefer RSS the wikis doesn’t allow that since the wiki (Atlassian Confluence) throws an exception due to a missing class.
caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sun/syndication/io/WireFeedOutput at com.atlassian.xwork.results.RssResult.doExecute(RssResult.java:41)
My guess is that the wiki is run on an IBM JVM and hence doesn’t have the referenced com.sun class. Any way it’s really bad form relying on classes in the com.sun namespace as they are not part of the official API so shame on Atlassian in this case.
Any ways for now e-mail notification is the way to go.