Tuesday, August 28, 2007

now running notes 8

finally !! as expected, notes 8 is a kick arse application installed on my laptop.

Starting a bit slower than notes 7, running faster though, all within 1GB of RAM. Cool stuff, I really like it.

I read somewhere someone complaining why IBMers are using Word and PowerPoint. Answer: because we do have a lot of clients using them as well, exchanging documents could be a pain if we'd build them ODF with OpenOffice and they'd be opening using Word.

BUT, here me out, times are changing. Once OpenOffice is delivered with Notes 8, more and more users will like it (read use it). Thus the war against Office has another supporter, that is Notes 8 with a potential of millions of installations (should all Notes 4,5,6,7 would upgrade, sure they won't, not all of them :)

One last thing: upgrade from Notes 7 is flawless. Good job fellows and thanks.

update: though I like it, you'd need at least 2GB of RAM to use it (read: to leave it open, create another ODF document and so on). I wonder what tricks can be applied to lower the memory footprint. In the meantime, I'll be using NotesMinder or the classic notes.exe shortcut which will open the basic client, 'non-eclipse'

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

new draft redbook on notes/domino 8

though my current job/position no longer involves me into the development details of the Domino platform, I still point out to my blog the new stuff related to it. So here's a piece of news: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Deployment Guide Go get it :)

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