OpenNTF Board Elections
Nominations are now open for the OpenNTF Board Elections. Several
Board members will not be standing for re-election – so there is certainly
room for new blood.
There are five board positions open for Member Directors (those representing
OpenNTF's member companies) and three board positions open for Contributor
Directors. Member Directors are elected for two years and Contributor
Directors for one year.
So, if you work for an OpenNTF Member company or if you are an OpenNTF
Contributor, you can run for a seat on the Board.
Nominations are open until September 15th. If you wish
to run, please send me a note with a candidate statement. The statement,
which will be circulated to the voters, should say why you think that you
should be a Board member.
We will circulate the statements the week of September 15, and vote will
be held the week of September 22.
XPages RDBMS Support - Recent Improvements
Below is a video from Brian Gleeson from
the XPages team about improvements to the relational database support.
"In recent releases of the XPages
Extension Library, there have been a number of changes and additions to
the feature that supports Relational Databases in XPages applications.
To ensure that the XPages community is aware of these changes and their
impact, the XPages development team has created the video below.
The video is in two parts and each part
covers the following topics:
- The move of the XPages relational
plugin from ExtLibX into the main Extlib branch and the effects of
- The addition of the new JDBC Driver
Plugin Wizard feature in Domino Designer and how to use this feature.
- The addition of support for Apache
Commons DBCP 1.4
- A refresher section on how to set
up and use the relational database support capabilities in XPages applications.
This includes examples that use IBM DB2, MySQL & Microsoft SQL
In summary, the first part of
the video brings you the most up-to-date information on all the latest
improvements in this area. The second part serves as an up-to-date reference
for anyone starting out with using this feature for the first time."