11/30/2011

Twitter XPages Controls for Mobile Apps


As part of the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by We4IT, Henning Schmidt has developed a set of Twitter controls for mobile apps.

Here is a mini video showing the app in action.

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11/30/2011

Multilingual Support System translating Chats


As part of the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by We4IT, Chintan Parekh has developed a multilingual support system.

The application provides functionality for customers to initiate chats with a support assistant. Since it's common that the support assistant is located in another country, the application uses a Microsoft translation service to translate the text messages in both directions.

The best way to understand this application is to see it in action. So check out the mini video.

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11/29/2011

IBM Business Partner Ukuvuma Joins OpenNTF

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Please join OpenNTF in welcoming Ukuvuma as an OpenNTF Member Company.

John Jardin, Ukuvuma's Chief Technology Officer said:

"While it's very rewarding to provide video tutorials and help wherever possible for all things Lotus, XPages and Web Development......my Team and I can offer much more to the OpenNTF community. We plan on providing Custom Controls for XPages that focus mainly on HTML5, JQuery, and CSS3." 

Some more information about Ukuvuma:

Ukuvuma's web site.

Definition:

Ukuvuma - A Xhosa word meaning, 'to be willing' or 'to agree' 'Ukuvuma' forms the solid base from which all our methodologies are built, ensuring long-term partnerships with our clients. 

Mission Statement:

To build long term trust relationships with our customers and partners by continuously delivering the best business focused Information and Communication Technology:
  • Solutions
  • Consulting
  • Products
  • Management Services

11/29/2011

Mobile App for Lotus Notes To Dos including offline


As part of the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by We4IT, Mark Hughes has developed a mobile app for Lotus Notes To Dos including offline support.

Here is a mini video showing the app in action.

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11/28/2011

New Mobile Help App


As part of the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by We4IT, Paul Withers has developed a new mobile interface to his XPages Help Application.

Here is a mini video showing the app in action.

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11/21/2011

Mobile PIM App with Contacts, Reminders, Mail and Calendar


As part of the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by We4IT, David Marko has created a new project - Mobile Contacts and Reminders. This app allows access to Domino mail and calendar. Additionally it supports contacts and reminders including offline usage.

Check out the video on XPages.info/contest. Here are some screenshots.

Home page

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Search contacts

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Incoming mail

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Reminders views

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11/21/2011

XPages Twitter Controls


As part of the OpenNTF XPages development contest, Henning Schmidt has contributed a set of Twitter controls to OpenNTF. The controls display tweets from friends, tweets where the current user is mentioned and direct messages. New tweets can also be sent. The controls use OAuth for delegated authorization.

There is a mini video on XPages.info/contest.

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11/18/2011

Mobile Calendar App Skeleton


David Marko has contributed a new project for the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest - Mobile Calendar App Skeleton.

The project contains weekly and monthly calendar views which can be populated with data from Notes mail users or custom calendars.

There is a video and screenshots available on XPages.info/contest.

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11/17/2011

IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting Replay available



Bruce Elgort and I presented OpenNTF to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community. Yesterday Joyce Davis posted the replay. The MP3 file can be downloaded (Greenhouse ID needed).



11/16/2011

Deployed as Beta on OpenNTF: XSnippets - Next Generation Code Bin


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Frank van der Linden, Serdar Basegmez, Bruce Elgort and I (Niklas Heidloff) have made some progress with XSnippets, the next generation of the OpenNTF code bin.

We introduced this project in a blog entry some time ago. Today we make XSnippets available as beta on OpenNTF: http://openntf.org/xsnippets

The application is rather simple. While we intend to deliver more functionality like comments and ratings, other parts have been kept simple on purpose. For example there is no rich text field for comments, only one language per snippet, etc.

Hopefully the application is self explanatory. If not and for defects, we'd appreciate your feedback in the project's defects, discussions and feature requests areas: http://xsnippets.openntf.org

One interesting feature is the popular snippets view. When users copy snippets to the clipboard we track this. The most popular snippets are the snippets that have been copied most often in the last three months.

It's also possible to embed snippets in blogs and other web sites. In this case only the actual snippet (without meta data) is displayed in an iFrame. We hope that developers utilize this feature to post snippets on OpenNTF and then explain the embedded snippets in their blogs.

Every user can navigate to snippets and open them. However only approved OpenNTF contributors who have signed CLAs (contributor license agreements) can actually create new snippets. We enforce this already now in the beta so that we can keep these snippets for future production usage. If contributors want to try creations please mark the snippets with the word "Test" as part of the name.

For users who are not approved contributors here is screenshot of the creation user interface:
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11/15/2011

18 Days left to submit your XPages Apps and Controls to win great Prizes


The second OpenNTF XPages Development Contest sponsored by IBM business partner We4IT is still going on. Submit your XPages Apps and Controls until December 2nd and have a chance to win great prizes.

The winner will receive a pass to Lotusphere 2012. The winner and two finalists can choose between one of these three prizes:
1) Apple iPad 2, 64 GB Wifi or 32 GB 3G
2) Apple iPhone 4S, 32 GB
3) Amazon voucher for $800 (US) if available in your country

So far OpenNTF has received five submissions which are listed on XPages.info/contest.

Most recently Patrick Kwinten submitted a Tweet Quote control which displays Twitter tweets for a certain word.

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11/15/2011

Happy Birthday XPages.info


Shortly before the 10th birthday of OpenNTF, XPages.info has turned one year old (actually the first birthday was already on 10/25).

XPages.info is THE home page for XPages developers with an aggregation of daily news, links to open source projects, resources, videos, live demos, etc.

Here are some statistics:

- 500 unique visitors/day
- 800 news entries over the last year
- 10 hours of videos
- 400 tweets last year (250 followers)

If you have ideas how to extend it or improve certain areas please let us know.

11/10/2011

New Release of XPages Control for Sametime


Hiroaki Komine has created a new version of the project XPages Control for IBM Lotus Sametime Names.

The new version supports SSO. A new JavaScript library gets the LTPA token from the cookie and the login function uses the cookie rather than prompting for a password.

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11/10/2011

New Project: XPages Barcode Control


Simon O'Doherty has published an XPages Barcode Control. Watch the video to see how to create barcodes.

It also a sample for how to create your own XPages extensions.

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11/08/2011

Reminder: IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting - Nov 15th 10AM ET US

Please join the IBM Collaboration Solutions community meeting on Tuesday, November 15th to learn about upcoming activities, connect with other members, and hear about topics relevant to the community.

This month Niklas Heidloff and myself will share the OpenNTF.org success story. The mission of OpenNTF is to support the the creation and sharing of open source code, such as Notes templates, XPages applications, and Sametime and Connections plug-ins. Niklas and I will provide some background on how the alliance started, explain what we've been able to accomplish over the years and give you a peek into where OpenNTF is headed.

The November Community member spotlights will feature Giuseppe Grasso from Dominopoint and Larry Sweeney of IBM.

Register today >

11/08/2011

New Version of DominoDefrag on OpenNTF


The DominoDefrag v3.4  package provides a new  Notes INI setting  called "DominoDefrag_CreateClusterReplicaStub". This setting directly creates replica stubs on cluster mates (not using AdminP), does not overwrite existing cluster mate replicas and uses cluster directory database to determine whether to create. This occurs prior to each database compact and defrag operation (the process is explained in the release notes). The stand-alone version from NotesTools Pty Ltd is called DominoClusterMate and is available for direct purchase. Other features/fixes are:
 
- The "DominoDefrag_OnlyOOO" Notes INI setting. It creates replica stubs and defrags for only databases with Out-Of-Office turned on for R851+ Domino servers.
- Incorporates new R853 Notes INI FTBasePath parameter so can defrag full-text indexes located on different drive.
- For supportability reasons, DominoDefrag is only compiled to work on Windows 2003 and above servers. Use v3.3 for NT4 and Windows 2000.
- The DominoDefrag Administrator XPages database now works properly on the Extension Library. It also has new two pages called "DefragLogChartGenerator" and "DefragLogChartResults" which use the OpenNTF Java charts project components. This gives the ability to generate a server defrag log chart and then save it as a PDF using a selected Domino server’s various total database and average fragment data series. Thanks Naveen Maurya!
- Other bug fixes (see release notes) and general clean-up of source code.
- And of course good old "tell DominoDefrag q" is a lot more responsive now.
 
All DominoDefrag v3.4 Package Help and Release Documentation is available here.
 
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11/07/2011

Thank you


OpenNTF would like to thank two IBM Business Partners for supporting OpenNTF through our advertising program. Crossware's ad is currently running atop the OpenNTF.org site. TLCC have ads on XPages.info and the OpenNTF.org site. If your company is interested in advertising on OpenNTF.org or XPages.info please send an email to adsales@openntf.org.

To learn more about our ad program have a look at this document.

11/04/2011

Mobile (offline) Address Book App and Flickr Control


As part of the XPages Development Contest sponsored by IBM business partner We4IT two more projects have been submitted. OpenNTF developers have until December 2nd to submit their projects to have a chance to win one of three iPads/iPhones/800$ vouchers and a free Lotusphere 2012 ticket.

You can find submissions with descriptions, videos and screenshots on XPages.info/contest.

Mobile Address Book from Mark Hughes: This mobile app pulls down information from your corporate directory or any address book and saves the information for offline use. Watch the video.

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Flickr Bomb Control from Patrick Kwinten: This control displays pictures from Flickr identified via search string using an jQuery plugin FlickrBomb. Watch the video.

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11/03/2011

OpenNTF Board Meeting Minutes 20 October 2011


Attendees

John Head, Corey Davis, Bruce Elgort, Peter Tanner, Per Henrik Lausten, Elijah Lapson, Sean Burgess, Julian Woodward, Pete Janzen, Justin Hill


1. Peter discussed several motions that were required to initiate the OpenNTF membership and Board of Directors.  


RESOLVED, that the following organizations, who have executed Membership Agreements for OpenNTF,  be accepted as Members, and that the persons, listed below, having been appointed by their organizations as their representatives, be accepted as such.


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CARRIED unanimously


RESOLVED, that election of the Member Representatives of the  Board of Directors was carried out according to the terms of the OpenNTF Bylaws, and that the following Member Directors  have been elected for the terms commencing October 17, as specified in the chart below.  


Elected for two years – in order of number of votes received:
       Bruce Elgort
       Brent Peters
       Julian Woodward
       John Head
       Corey Davis


Elected for one year – in order of number of votes received:


       Per Henrik Lausten
       Sean Burgess
       Justin Hill
       Stuart McIntyre


CARRIED unanimously



RESOLVED, that election of the Contributor Representatives of the  Board of Directors was carried out according to the terms of the OpenNTF Bylaws, and that the following Contributor Directors have been elected for a one year term commencing October 17.


       Niklas Heidloff
       Rene Winkelmeyer
       Elijah Lapson


CARRIED unanimously



2. The Directors made the following appointments:


–        Bruce Elgort - Chair of OpenNTF.
–        Corey Davis - Treasurer
–        Peter Tanner - Chair, IP Committee
–        John Head – Chair, Marketing Committee
–        Niklas Heidloff – Chair, Technical Committee
–        Elijah Lapson – Secretary


The Directors also agree to continue to use the services of the following professional consultants.  


       Ros Aylward, Accountant.
       Howard Zaharoff, Attorney


The Directors agreed to continue to accept the following governance documents as the basis for OpenNTF for the following two weeks – at which time they will discuss approving them for an indefinite period.  


OpenNTF Intellectual Policy
OpenNTF Privacy Policy
OpenNTF Terms of Use
OpenNTF Coypright or Patent Infringement Notification Policy
OpenNTF Bylaws
OpenNTF Antitrust Policy
OpenNTF Membership Agreement

Peter discussed process for moving forward to create nonprofit – which will require completing an IRS Form 1024 and submitting it to the IRS.  


Communication policy - John Head recommended the need for a single voice to communicate information from the OpenNTF Board such that the unified communication is consistently delivered by that single person.


John suggested making Vince Schuurman, Nathan Freeman and Bruce Elgort into permanent Honorary Directors, who would be welcome at future Directors meetings, though would not have a vote in their honorary director capacity.  Corey moved and Pete seconded a motion to create such positions.  


Bruce discussed pedestal at LotuSphere – and called for volunteers to staff it.


There was discuss on creating an internal OpenNTF communication mechanism, such as a group Sametime, persistent Skype chat, or an Xpages team room. The decision was to use Skype at least for the time-being.


11/03/2011

Google+ Activity Stream and Flickr Slideshow XPages Controls


As part of the XPages Development Contest sponsored by IBM business partner We4IT two controls have been submitted to integrate social services in XPages. OpenNTF developers have until December 2nd to submit their projects to have a chance to win one of three iPads/iPhones/800$ vouchers and a free Lotusphere 2012 ticket.

You can find submissions with descriptions, videos and screenshots on XPages.info/contest.

Google+ Activity Stream Control from Ulrich Krause: This control displays public entries from a specific user from Google+. Watch the video.

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Flickr Image Slideshow Control from Ulrich Krause: This control displays images from Flickr as slideshow. Watch the video.

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11/02/2011

New OpenNTF Project: How to use Dojo Mobile directly in XPages


Takuya Sugiyama has contributed a new project to OpenNTF - Mobile Telephone Directory.

This mobile app shows how to develop mobile apps based on XPages in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3. The sample does NOT use the mobile controls in the Extension Library. Instead it shows how to use the Dojo 1.6.1 mobile controls directly in XPages.

The advantage of this technique is that it can also be used to leverage Dojo Mobile functionality in XPages that has not been wrapped in XPages controls. A good example if the splitted view control for tablet apps. This technique can also be used to build mobile apps for the Development Contest.

Here is a simple example for how to use the Dojo header control:

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There is an article describing the used techniques:
Japanese, English

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11/01/2011

OpenNTF.org appoints three honorary Directors


The new Board of Directors of OpenNTF, LLC is pleased to announce the honoring of three driving forces behind OpenNTF.org. At the first meeting of the board last Thursday, it was unanimously agreed that Bruce Elgort, Nathan Freeman, and Vince Schuurman were made permanent Honorary Directors. All three are welcome at all Director meetings when they do not have an elected position on the board. They will not have any voting rights in this position unless otherwise elected to the board. We invite them to participate as we plan for the future of the community in whatever capacity they can provide.
 
With this newly elected board, both Nathan and Vince have decided to take a break from the operations of OpenNTF to focus on other things. The new Board of Directors wants to thank Nathan and Vince for their many years of hard work and inspiration. We look forward to your contributions to OpenNTF for years to come.

11/01/2011

IBM Business Partner e-office Joins OpenNTF


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Please join OpenNTF in welcoming IBM Business Partner e-office as an OpenNTF Member.

"e-office is the first Lotus Business Partner in the Netherlands and offers solutions for digital working environments which enables employees to work independent of time and place. For our solutions, we use the latest IBM technology
Despite the shift of market share in the collaboration market, e-office still believes in the future of Lotus Notes. And we will continue to be part of the IBM community!
e-office want to be part of the future of OpenNTF."

Be sure and visit the e-office web site >