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Add HTTP2 support to Domino (22 Oct 2014)

This idea is not about SHA-2 or TLS, it's about the HTTP 2 standard:

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Add HTTP2 support to Domino (22 Oct 2014)

@David
While those documents are very welcome (!!!!), none of them mention or reference HTTP v2 support.
So, I'd have to say, "we don't got it" (at least fully).

Add HTTP2 support to Domino (06 Oct 2014)

Update:
"...
I have completed the creation of Software Problem Report #ITDL9PMP32 (APAR #LO82258) reporting the issue to the Domino Development team.
....
I have created Software Problem Report asking that the product be enhanced to do this in a future release."


If you wish, please open PMR in support of this SPR/APAR

Add HTTP2 support to Domino (06 Oct 2014)

I have opened a PMR with IBM on this, waiting on an SPR I can reference.

For humans out there, a PMR is a "Problem Management Request" that you can open with support. If IBM chooses to, the will create an SPR ("") based on the PMR.
Other IBM customers can call in and create PMRs that reference and add weight to an SPR.


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What's a PMR, SPR, APAR?
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PMR - A PMR is a Problem Management Request which is a document used to manage any technical product issue that a customer reports to IBM.
SPR - Software Problem Report. a record in the Lotus software problem reporting system that is used to track an identified software problem -- similar to IBM's APAR, however an SPR may also be used within the incident tracking database to classify an incident's status. { Link }
APAR - An APAR (authorized program analysis report) is a term used in IBM for a description of a problem with an IBM program that is formally tracked until a solution is provided.

What's an APAR?
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Please update Domino to fully support TLS (SSL v3.1) (23 Sep 2014)

Help me understand if I'm reading this correctly:

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"The MD5/SHA-1 combination in the pseudorandom function (PRF) has
been replaced with cipher-suite-specified PRFs. All cipher suites
in this document use P_SHA256."

so, it seems that TLS 1.2 implies/requires SHA256 (or higher)

Which means that just by keeping Domino's security stack reasonably close to modern, this SHA1 debacle WOULD NEVER HAVE COME UP.

Note: the TLS 1.2 RFC is from 2008, so I use the phrase "reasonably close to modern" loosely.

Domino Designer available for Linux and MAC Os (11 Apr 2014)

2014.

Still not at the "Run properly on one OS" stage yet. 8-(

NotesDatabase.ArchiveProperties class (29 Oct 2013)

Yeah. This would be useful.... and pretty easy to add, since the raw data is stored in config records.

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (29 Oct 2013)

@Bill.. Ok. I agree. Mark is wrong for not promoting this idea. 8-)

Please extend WebDAV to include calDAV & cardDAV support for contacts/calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

No... I put one in the Traveler ideaspace and one in the Domino ideaspace.

conceptually, it's a mobile feature and maybe should be in Traveler.

technically, all the underpinnings need to do this are alrady in Domino, so maybe it's best there.

Hence the two entries.

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

wow. I'm being too serious, of course. 8-)

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

COBOL is still around, but the systems running it have evolved and added features. Since Domino is (was?) an all-in-one system, not having it evolve and add features has a far greater impact.

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

To elaborate a bit... by "on lifesupport" I mean "we'll keep it going but won't add obvious new features like in the past" Examples: TLS 3.0 support across the board (not just hacked in for HTTP via a kludgy* add-in). Even simple things that should be pretty trivial to add like cardDAV and calDav (since all the underlying pieces are in place).

*look into it... this is literally the definition of kludge:
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kludge
informal noun
1. an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose.

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

@Mark/Bill. It's turned out to be pretty simple. Every day, you just repeat "yes, this project'd be easier in Notes/Domino, but N/D is on lifesupport and THAT product will feed your kids in a few years."

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (15 Oct 2013)

@Bill I'm fine with you acting as you feel appropriate... but I don't understand the demote. This idea is for Domino/Traveler, not Smartcloud. We can get cardDAV and calDAV in other on premises and cloud offerings, too, but that's not fodder for a demote (IMHO).

Please update Domino to fully support TLS (SSL v3.1) (16 May 2013)

@ Prakash and @ Patrick. IBM's has kludged HTTP support for TLS by providing an option to add the IBM HTTP server (see here: { Link }

HOWEVER, that does not add full TLS support for other protocols (SMTP, LDAP, SMTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, SMTP, etc).

Please update Domino to fully support TLS (SSL v3.1) (16 May 2013)

If you really want FULL/REAL TLS over SMTP support in Domino, call in to IBM support and get them to create a PMR and add it to "APAR LO67453 SPR #YDEN8RNH22 for Enhancement ".

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (07 Jan 2013)

Oh, I am breathing quite nicely in my post-IBM world. ;-)

Please extend WebDAV to include cardDAV and calDAV support for calendar syncing (07 Jan 2013)

@Mark... 2 points:
+ Your excellent idea was for CalDAV, but did not include CardDAV.
+ Your excelelnt idea was in 2008, and IBM has not moved on it yet. With Google and Apple's adoption of CalDAV and CardDAV since then, they really need to.

Make it easy to compact local mail files/databases (05 Sep 2011)

@Kenneth I understand what you mean, and I thought about how to do this the "best" way.

One thing I wanted was for it to be simple and reliable, not counting on a bunch of other things in order to work.

I'm fine with having the local compact process fail you over to server replicas as local ones are compacted, instead of the way proposed.

A reasonable assumption is that in order to do a full and complete compact of a local mail file and other local apps, that mail file will be unavailable while it's being compacted. If you're running local mail, then your servers may be too far away or your connection too slow to count on failing the user over to it while the local compacts is being done. For most users, having Notes without mail either is very suboptimal, or may make some applications break.

And you may only have local copies of certain databases (names.nsf, bookmarks, journal, and so on.)

From a technical standpoint, I don't see how the client could reliably compact all the local files without being a modal process. It's not just enough to say "make it so."

I wish Symphony could read Office 2007 files (27 May 2011)

@4 OpenOffice 1.x docs are NOT "indeed ODF".

Please update Domino to fully support TLS (SSL v3.1) (05 Apr 2011)

Plus, if they haven't gotten around to it in 2 years, I think they need a reminder!

Please update Domino to fully support TLS (SSL v3.1) (05 Apr 2011)

@2 (Lars)... Indeed, welp, at least we can enjoy being ignored together. ;-)

Provide the capability to use authenticated proxies in the Location Document (16 Mar 2011)

NTLM is a defacto standard protocol, and is supported by many. many products.

Add "File - Save as PDF" option (04 Mar 2011)

@2 I thought about a number of ways to surface this feature, and ended up trying to match the way that Office 2010, WordPerfect 14, etc., have addressed it. Mainly because I didn't see any real reason to be different.

Oh, and on a side note - Notes prints?




;-)

Add "File - Save as PDF" option (04 Mar 2011)

While I'm asking for things, this process should also include any attachments in the resulting PDF.

Notes Standard Inbox, calendar, etc (Java) view attributes (like font, size, color) should be editable in designer (DDE) (09 Feb 2011)

In one sense I don't disagree with you, and such a tool as you mention would be very welcome!

On the other hand, I have this logic train:

1. Mail, Calendar, etc. is a Notes data..., er "applications".
2. How do you develop/modify Notes/Domino applications? Use DDE.
3. How should you modify Mail & Calendar? Use DDE.

Domino Designer available for Linux and MAC Os (09 Feb 2011)

This is a hard one. I completely agree that in an ideal world, DDE should run on Win, MacOS, and Linux.
Sadly, we don't live in an ideal world. Given this, I'd rather have DDE run properly on, say one OS and get the other major client and server issues addressed. From what I can tell, we're not yet at the "run properly on say one OS stage" yet.

Do not add application to application pane/working set when viewing agents (06 Feb 2011)

I have to agree 1000% here. There really should be a way to pop into a database and see the list of agents like the client does from the client, even if you have DDE installed.

Now, OTH, if you open an "application" from inside DDE, it should add it to your working area.

Allow Symphony tools to be used as OLE objects inside Notes (17 Jan 2011)

Absolutely!!

>> Please make Symphony a fullblown alternative to MS-Office <<

When a user is removed from the Domino Domain and mail file is deleted remove all calendar entries where they are the chair in all mail files (14 Jan 2011)

I'm thinking that it would be better for it work this way: when you choose to delete the user, you should be asked who to assign the user's future meetings to.
It's something that should be addressed, so I'm going to vote "for", even though I don't completely agree with the proposed solution.

Please enhance Traveler's ActiveSync so it can fully work with WIndows Phone 7 (and be officially supported) (11 Nov 2010)

@7 The Kin actually was an early version of WinPhone7, without the appstore and a very strange study. Paul Thurrot talks about it here:
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Please enhance Traveler's ActiveSync so it can fully work with WIndows Phone 7 (and be officially supported) (20 Oct 2010)

Here's a theory I have on this:

Palm & WebOS .almost. made it, even with no cash and a rather creepy and ineffective marketing campaign (apparently ALL the technologies I like have to have pathetic marketing & sales efforts).

WinPhone7 has a spiffy OS (like Palm), a very nice development environment (like Palm), very cool tie-ins to things like Xbox live, and the support and cash from Microsoft. And Microsoft is rather desperate for it to succeed and they have the mountains of cash (from your Win & Office licenses) to really give it a go.

It's hard to see how WinPhone7 won't at least become a significant player.

Please enhance Traveler's ActiveSync so it can fully work with WIndows Phone 7 (and be officially supported) (19 Oct 2010)

@Bill - I've had a surprisingly large number of folks ask me what I thought of them, and then go on to ask to be kept up to date going forward.

Actually more questions than I've had for any android device, and we've got Touchdown working at this point for those folks.

So, I'm taking that interest as a leading indicator of future viability.

Some people are tired of the locked-in Apple system and are wary of the "some assembly required" Android alternative.

WinPhone7 might well be the sweet middle ground.

Prohibit Certain Mail Groups from being 'Reply to All'-ed (14 Oct 2010)

Personally, I think that ANY TIME you hit "reply to all", your keyboard should Taser you. Not enough to kill, but enough to make you realllly think about it the next time.

Use sparingly and with great consideration.

Please make business card image manangement easy! (22 Apr 2010)

@2 So I have to set up TDI just for business cards? Seems a bit... heavy.

add database-icons of newly opened db's to a dedicated workspace tab (22 Apr 2010)

This would work nicely in conjunction with this other idea: { Link }

add it to a special tab, and then let you drag and drop it to any specific place you want on another tab.

Filters content in the Inbox by type of attachments (22 Apr 2010)

Good idea.

It would seem simple to add as an option to the (already option-full) full text search box.

"Run On Server" Action in Agent design element listing (29 Mar 2010)

Indeed. FWIW, until this is implemented, I use these work-arounds.

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Don't freeze the client when I perform a 'Search This View' action (29 Mar 2010)

@2
OR

a singularity would form and suck the user & their PC onto Lost Island:

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Don't freeze the client when I perform a 'Search This View' action (29 Mar 2010)

@2 The full text index is never absolutely current - there's always a lag between when docs get added/updated and when the FTI gets updated.

The search result would show the results from the FTI, and most likely miss your edits/updates/etc. But that's no different than how it works now between your PC and other users on the server.

Go back to the Inbox after deleting a message (26 Mar 2010)

I have many users who use this behaviour, and find it useful.

(I know because at one point in the early 8.x code stream, it would lock Notes if you delteed more than a few email this way, so I was able to 'discover' the users who do that.)

So I'd have to vote no....


@5 BTW, there is an idea for "ask for confirmation" before sending a RR: { Link }

Domino Blog template needs to have a number of new user-friendly features (26 Mar 2010)

This idea is an elaboration on Mr. Turnbow's idea:

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New Blog Template (26 Mar 2010)

The issue I have with using xPages here is that locks you in to using very specific flavors of Domino (8.5.1 xPages apps don't always work on even 8.5 servers).

An advantage of the current implementation is that it works on 7.0.2+, which gives it broad applicability.

New Blog Template (26 Mar 2010)

I agree with the general point here, though, that some effort needs to be put into making it easier to work with (and more compatible with the blogging world in general).

New Blog Template (26 Mar 2010)

Hmm. I don't really care what tech it's based on.

The current blog template is very feature rich, but hasn't been improved since it was first introduced.

It needs to be simplified and given more easy options.

Don't freeze the client when I perform a 'Search This View' action (26 Mar 2010)

Oh, yes. I'm from Louisiana, can't I vote more than once?

Perhaps the view can say "searching..." -maybe with a cute graphic? (like it says "this view is being updated... you'll get to use it someday."

Support iPhone (05 Mar 2010)

Plus, I consider the iPad as part of this, and we don't yet know if that's going to be fully supported.

Support iPhone (05 Mar 2010)

@20 iPhone support (while very very good) is still not complete, IMHO. You still can't initiate meetings (onlhy appointments), and tasks & journal are not synced yet.

Make NTFs viewable in Web browser (26 Feb 2010)

This ability used to be there (circa 4.6?), but was removed due to security concerns. And in general, I agree with those concerns as folks don't pay as much attention to NTF ACLs.

Stop Traveler from even asking it to be the homepage (26 Feb 2010)

I have been setting up small, Traveler-only servers, and found the automagically config helpful.

To be honest, I also found it to be surprising in an 'enterprise' IBM product, mainly because it works correctly and makes it easy to work with Traveler....

In a cluster, if your mailfile on the server you're working on has trouble or is slow/unavailable, it should always fail you over. (10 Feb 2010)

FWIW, I have just seen this exact scenario in a VMware situation where vmware was "removing a snapshot" of the Domino server, and the server became so slow that many users were getting "Network operation did not complete in a reasonable amount of time...." errors.

Domino 8.5.1FP1 server w/ 8.5.1, 8.0.2, 7.0.2 clients.

They should have been failed over, but were not.

Fixup/Compact should automatically mark clustered databases as Out Of Service (10 Feb 2010)

I really should say that I agree with this idea and have promoted it.

There are just certain other situations that it doesn't fully address.

Fixup/Compact should automatically mark clustered databases as Out Of Service (10 Feb 2010)

[ASIDE: I tried posting to your blog, btw, but it's erroring out....]

I thought about various approaches to address this before posting my idea, and the alternate solution does not fully address things.

The point of email is that the <client can access it>. That sounds silly, eh?

There are situations where the mailfile on the server is too slow to respond due to performance or network issues that --> the server doesn't know about <--, and therefore can't actually address.

Suppose you have a cluster pair, one in New Orleans, one in Dallas.

The user typically uses the one in New Orleans, but for whatever reason, the link to NOLA is too slow and times-out. (what with all the partying last night)

In this scenario, the client should NOT display an error about "not responding", it should either automatically or prompt the user to fail over to Dallas.

The New Orleans server really can't be expected to know that the client is having trouble in this scenario.

BUT, unlike stupid web-browsers, we have SMART client that can figure things out, if we design it such.


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Allow drag-from-notes-to-outlook and drag-from-outlook-to-notes (04 Feb 2010)

Folks, before you demote this, think about how you'd like Notes to work (and ignore the outlook part).

In Notes, If you drag an email to the desktop, it should be converted to an (industry standard) EML file. At this point, this actually works - if you drop the email into the Quickr sidebar (8.2 connector), it gets converted to an .EML file.

You just shouldn't have to have the quickr connector to do it.

Traveler should support the 'Apple Tablet' from the git-go when it ships (30 Jan 2010)

@1 (Philip) Do you lend out your Orbital Bombardment Platform? It would really help me solve certain problems I'm having at the moment.

Let users set individual default custom font, color, size, background, etc. for their email AND replies. (15 Jan 2010)

Yeah - don't really get it either but people keep asking for it. Some (typically ex-M$ folks) very emphatically.

The other piece is that (while I'm no Ben "Rich Text" Langhinrichs), it seems like all the pieces are there to do it: you can manually set the background to an image, you can manually set the fonts, etc.

It's always seemed odd that this couldn't / wasn't "automatable".

Make Stationery selectable in New Message action within the Inbox (15 Jan 2010)

Since Stationery is the only way (at this point) to get custom user font/size/color selections, this would be a very welcome option.

Add LiveText capabilities To XPages (15 Jan 2010)

If we're gonna go all-guns-blazing into XPages at the expense of the traditional design elements, we should give 'er all we got, cap'n.

No Opinion Is a Vote (15 Jan 2010)

The example of 50 No Opinion votes may just simply mean it's an active category that has lots of traffic, and has little or no bearing on the value of the individual idea.

No Opinion Is a Vote (15 Jan 2010)

All No Opinion may mean is "I'm OCD and I just have to click something."

I'd tend to disagree with your premise that it means anything of value in this context.


"So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."

Yep, I'm quoting Revelation. And that means it's more confusing than useful.

But it sounds cool.

Traveler should support the 'Apple Tablet' from the git-go when it ships (13 Jan 2010)

Since I'm askin', perhaps I should enumerate that in addition to email/calendar/contacts, quickr/domino support would do wonders as well.

I'm not admitting ANYTHING. But maybe we need some separation between "open in designer" and "delete database" (13 Jan 2010)

Clustering is a profoundly good thing.

Return Receipt: Please give us a View/Folder indicator and ability to NOT send them. (12 Jan 2010)

Oh, and have the prompt appear & work in iNotes, too.

Traveler should support the 'Apple Tablet' from the git-go when it ships (12 Jan 2010)

@4 - I appreciate your comment and can't argue with it, except to say that you'd think that IBM, small shop though it is, could do both in a reasonable/rapid timeframe.

Profiling the homepage (12 Jan 2010)

My new word for day, "profilation"!

Traveler should support the 'Apple Tablet' from the git-go when it ships (12 Jan 2010)

I've amended the idea to include the (alleged) announcement date.

Traveler should support the 'Apple Tablet' from the git-go when it ships (12 Jan 2010)

@1 First of all, thanks for your comments!

Reading it again, my short text can be read as snaky. It was NOT intended as such. I had originally drafted this with a nice, detailed request. But reading, I was getting lost in the history here. So I just decided to make it a cut-to-the-chase request.

Some points:
+ The Apple Tablet is not some vague, way in the future product. Reports are pretty consistent that It will be announced within -> two weeks <-, and ship in March. That's not vapor-ware.

+ The Apple Tablet will be BIG. If done right, It has a very good chance of being bigger than the iPhone. It will combine (at least), the functions of the iPhone, iPod, a Netbook, and a Kindle/Nook. It's I.M.P.O.R.T.A.N.T.. Based on the number of requests I've had from folks who are not tech people and don't follow tech trends, this product will have staggeringly quick market penetration.

+ We waited 2 years for iPhone support. We still don't have Android or WebOS support.

+ IBM tried "working closely with Apple" to get iPhone support. I truly believe they did their darndest. Apple just wasn't interested and so IBM had to add ActiveSync support to Domino (just enough to support the iPhone ONLY) to make that work. And ouch, that must have hurt. That means that getting iTab/iGuide support will fall on IBM to do. And that means they need to know WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

+ IBM has not been "quick to the draw" on supporting new, 'early adopter' products. Besides the obvious iPhone support debacle, we're still waiting for WIndows 7 (32/64bit) & Windows Vista (64 bit) connectors for Quickr. And those products had clear roadmaps that IBM could(should?) have been developing to. The pattern here is pretty clear - whatever internal IBM process sets the development emphasis needs to be jogged here.

Domino should fully support Windows Server shadow copy & VSS for backup (12 Jan 2010)

@1 - To be honest I was really looking at it from a server perspective for snapshotting, not the shadow copy/history functions.

Let us backup Domino on POWER i while Domino is active, w/o extra $oftware (11 Jan 2010)

@1 One of the additional software options I'm referring to is BRMS (there are others that backup Domino while it's active as well).

Seems to me that you can do a full active backup of EVERYTHING on the '400 (DB2, etc) with the native tools, except Domino.

Since IBM controls all the pieces of this puzzle, they should be able to cover that hole in the native backup tools.

Add an "iNotes" subspace category to Notes Client IdeaSpace (11 Jan 2010)

er, that would be "....an iNotes....".

On Windows platform, make database deletion a recycle bin affair (11 Jan 2010)

Definitely on the client - no doubt/issues.

As said above, on the server, the biggest issue I see is that once you put it in the recycle bin, it never leaves until you empty it. I'd be fine with it if it (like the trash folder in email, self emptied NSFs/NTFs after a (configurable) set time period. That would be inconsistent with the way the recycle bin works, but seems to be the only sensible approach.

Add an "iNotes" subspace category to Notes Client IdeaSpace (11 Jan 2010)

Huh. Looks like there's now a iNotes "subspace" category.

Using subspace to communicate is not a new idea. 8-)

Add "Mark All Read" on Mail Folder Right-click Menu (09 Jan 2010)

Yep. This would be helpful. Not critical, but subtly.

I'm fine with subtle.

"View - Customize this View" needs to be durable, and not reset randomly (09 Jan 2010)

Sorry. Hit "submit" there too early.

I have an issue with this feature being implemented halfway and unpredictably here.

"View - Customize this View" needs to be durable, and not reset randomly (09 Jan 2010)

@4 I have no issue with them 'clearing' the settings during an upgrade (which should address your concern).

I have an issue with this feature being implemented half way here.

"View - Customize this View" needs to be durable, and not reset randomly (08 Jan 2010)

Because it's in the Designer IdeaSpace, I couldn't link this to this idea, but I DO want to give credit where it's due:
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Allow Prohibit Design to be placed on parts of the design element (08 Jan 2010)

Because it's in the Notes IdeaSpace, I couldn't link this idea to yours, but I DO want to give credit where it's due:

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Sametime IM and Gateway servers should be split off and simplified from the meeting server functions (08 Jan 2010)

There even appear to be folks within IBM who think NSF is at least an adequate datastore:
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Allow Prohibit Design to be placed on parts of the design element (08 Jan 2010)

I feel your pain! I generally customize our (and clients') inbox with the following:
- Categorize by date w/ add'l count column, with code that floats unaccepted calendar entries to the top of the inbox.
- Add custom color field so emails that start with "IT Alert - " get a bright red w/ white text.
- add column to indicate return receipt is set for an email
- etc.

and having to create a template copy and putting these in each for each release is annoying!

Allow Prohibit Design to be placed on parts of the design element (08 Jan 2010)

I've been thinking about this idea, and (like Mr. Poole), I appreciate the concept and why it would be helpful (the inbox is an excellent example).

However, my lil brain melts when I think of having all those little checkboxes on each element, plus all the issues with code breaking or just visually different columns. Example - if you had that column set not to inherit and you upgraded from N7 -> 8, that one column would look and act differently than the others.

I think, over all, it'd cause more pain than help, but it was good to suggest it!

Make support of sidebar and widgets user friendly (08 Jan 2010)

Indeedy-dee, sir.

This has mystified me from time to time, when I ponder upon it.

Also, you can just stop at "I don't look forward to supporting salepersons"
8-)

Sametime IM and Gateway servers should be split off and simplified from the meeting server functions (07 Jan 2010)

@7
I guess I didn't make my point clear (sorry!) - because of what the gateway does, it will always be WAS-based.
My point was to change the backend datastore and http stack to use domino for http and NSF.

So you end up with:
+ Samtime chat using Java and domino http (and NSFs to store some config -and chat logs?-)
+ Gateway using WAS with Domino HTTP and NSF for datastorage.


These functions are not related to meetings, and that's where the huge resource increases in 8.5 come from.

Sametime IM and Gateway servers should be split off and simplified from the meeting server functions (06 Jan 2010)

More fully:

A server is a server is a server. The Sametime situation has changed over the years as well -- the provision for installing Domino to run Sametime is only for those customers who are not otherwise Domino customers.

"If You do not yet have IBM Lotus Domino installed in Your enterprise pursuant to separate licenses with IBM, You may install on the same machine copies of IBM Lotus Domino equal to the number of copies of Program servers installed."

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Sametime IM and Gateway servers should be split off and simplified from the meeting server functions (06 Jan 2010)

@3 - There has been much discussion on this topic.

Here's the answer I saw in 10/2009, from a reputable IBM'er:

" the provision for installing Domino to run Sametime is only for those customers who are not otherwise Domino customers."

When/If Notes Standard client craters, please add a policy-definable option to ask the user, "Notes just crashed the last 10 times you opened it. Would you like to start in Basic mode?" (06 Jan 2010)

@2 Maybe call it "Safe Mode"? Anyone who's lived with Winders for a length of time would have a feeling for what that is....

When new mail arrives, please have a modern and useful taskbar pop-up option (06 Jan 2010)

@1 I'm not sure "ruthlessly stitch together from images.google.com" counts. 8-)

Make NotesPeek available as OpenSource (06 Jan 2010)

At a minimum, I think it'd be interesting to see how it goes about it's task.

Allow storage of Domino person document on an external directory and authenticate against it (06 Jan 2010)

I'm iffy about this one. IBM's trying to shoehorn TDI in here to do this function, but it's not like that's a 'lightweight" option.

IQJam should work using Google Chrome (06 Jan 2010)

@4 /@7 Thanks for following up on this!!!

Make @IsCategory return a simple True or False that can be used in other formulae (06 Jan 2010)

Agreed. This formula has always confused me. Or at least create a variant that works the way you'd expect.

Indicate Required Fields (06 Jan 2010)

Agreed! Even if the fields were just a subtly different color when needing info.

Enable a :15 clock for editing a comment (06 Jan 2010)

This is probably quite a bit of work to implement, but would be helpful - too mee, especiallly, az I cant spel or prove reed as wel as eye wuld like.

I always see the errors after I hit submit and get that, "oh, no!" moment.

When/If Notes Standard client craters, please add a policy-definable option to ask the user, "Notes just crashed the last 10 times you opened it. Would you like to start in Basic mode?" (06 Jan 2010)

hmm. kinda surprised by the demotes. Maybe I'm the only one who's been hit by the "eclipse part of Notes died - sorry, you're SOL" situation.

What's the downside to this as a policy configurable ? At least you get the option to start up the client in some fashion.

Assist the user in getting to Basic Mode for low memory machines. (05 Jan 2010)

I agree with the policy aspect, but I'd also like a prompt to use Basic in two scenarios:

Not enough resources (RAM, processor, etc) on the PC, OR - Notes cratered or NSD'd the last time I ran it.

Domino person record needs to contain the location (or replica ID) of the user's primary mail archive. (05 Jan 2010)

I understand that we can have multiple archives, but as process, it seems logical to define a primary and store it's location in the same place as the rest of the "person" info. That way it's available without having to do complicated mail file parsing.

Please make business card image manangement easy! (05 Jan 2010)

This becomes more signifcant when you review this blog post: { Link }

and this tech note: { Link }

Since we're not going to get full directory independence, we need the Domino LDAP to be up to snuff.

New email notification with customized voices or sounds (05 Jan 2010)

This would be pretty nifty.

Either the mail rule UI metaphor, or just allow me to set "mail tune' in contacts, like most cell phones do.

Please allow me to select which folders are monitored for "New Mail" (05 Jan 2010)

Agreed. This "lack of" feature comes up repeatedly for me/us as well.

Add a "Back to Unvoted" button when opening an idea from that view (05 Jan 2010)

I'm going to agree with Bill as well, in addition, it takes quite a bit of time to display the "Unvoted" view.

Notes Welcome Page needs to be cluster-aware (01 Jan 2010)

@3 Sorry... didn't mean to be unclear, just in my nature, I guess. 8-)

Notes Welcome Page needs to be cluster-aware (30 Dec 2009)

@1 - That's good information, but I'm not sure how it relates to this ideaJam. The issue is that if I have my welcome page set to display my inbox and calendar, and the server that's hosting them goes down, the welcome page does not fail over to a cluster-mate, it just displays a "server not found error."

Improve Speed For Deleting Agents In DDE (23 Dec 2009)

This is pretty pathetic of me, but I have a DD 8.0.2 client in a VM that I use for this kinds of stuff. Yes, sad, ain't it?

Please let me select multiple application bookmarks and remove them all at once. (23 Dec 2009)

@1 - Basically, I don't remove any at this point because, by my calculations, it would take me approx. 5,672.1 (unbillable) years to remove all the ones I really want to.

Ask The Developers via IQJam (23 Dec 2009)

I'm promoting this (as it's a good idea), but I think there's a very different dynamic between the "in person, recorded only in memory, speak from the hip" concept of ATD and the "in writing, considered, permanently etched in the interwebs" approach being proposed.

Since the Mail template is now open source (on OpenNTF), please include the OpenNTF mail experience enhancements in it. (18 Dec 2009)

@1 - thanks for the elaboration....

Per Mr. Schuurman { Link } , the larger issue facing the OpenNTF ME is getting the code from the various contributors to agree to 'a' license to license it under.

I think most everyone agrees that it's a great and useful piece of work, so the easierish (to me) way to address this would be for IBM to suck the current features into the default template and them let folks innovate on that. IBM has the, a, attorney resources, to get the appropriate approvals from the current contributors.

This solves a number of problems, least of which is that we finally get some of the cool OpenNTF ME stuff by default.

Server NSDs: Send to IBM automatically when created (18 Dec 2009)

I think this would be fascinating. There have been a number of times that I've had the "you're the first one to report that issue." where I think to myself... "Obviously, Notes.net doesn't count here".

This would assist in that and help make IBM aware of issues before they get calls on it.

Disable to open or copy mails in the mail.box (18 Dec 2009)

@7 - I understand the situation you've outlined, and it's hard to deal with it. It's essentially a "people problem" we're trying to solve with a technology solution.

The encryption idea is a start, but I can think of a number of situations where that might not work as we'd like.

Shining a bright light is a useful way to deal with this is. Perhaps via much more detailed logging of admin access to the mail.boxes. If every time you read/copied an email from the mail.box logged an entry like
"12/15/2009 03:43:32 AM Bob Evilman read/copied a message from mail1.box FROM Bill Boss, subject 'Employee Reviews'"
that might cut down on any inappropriate activity, without restricting valid admin uses.

Add New Message with Stationery under New (17 Dec 2009)

A related IdeaJam:

{ Link }

Disable to open or copy mails in the mail.box (17 Dec 2009)

@4 There have been hundreds of times when I cut/copied email from one server's mail box to another's in order to assist in troubleshooting mail delivery issues.

The act of cutting/copying the email to the clipboard makes it possible to paste it anywhere, including a mail file for review. Encrypting the mail does stop this use.

Hire trust-worthy folks, and properly secure your environment from untrustworthy ones. Basic security.....

Immediately delete mail message (17 Dec 2009)

@3 You raise a good example of when this might be useful, but it's a (my opinion, YMMV) pretty fringe use that had reasonable workarounds. That's why I'm demoting.

Disable to open or copy mails in the mail.box (17 Dec 2009)

From an admin perspective, this is so massively useful in troubleshooting that I can't click the Demote button hard enough.

That's what the ACL on the mail.box(es) is for.

Darn it, guess I need a new mouse. Apparently I CAN click the demote button hard enough.....

Allow Symphony Install to be Componentized (15 Dec 2009)

This is an excellent point!

I understand that "under the covers" it's actually one install, but they should give you the option. Even if all it actually does is control the file type associations.... Actually ESPECIALLY if it controls the file type associations.

IQJam should work using Google Chrome (14 Dec 2009)

@4 - thanks, Bruce! I thought 8.5.1 was flawless? 8-)

While I'm complaining about Chrome support....

The Login fields on the top right of the homepage for IdeaJam.net don't work properly in Chrome:

You enter you ID & PW, and hit Login, and it just sits there. It obviously does something, though, because if you refesh you get the "Post my idea" and "Dashboard" images/buttons, but you have to manually refresh the screen.

UNID is pronounced.... YEW-NID (Or not.) (10 Dec 2009)

FWIW, I've put this question into IQJam, which gives you the option to provide your own answer and to vote on others' answers.

{ Link }

UNID is pronounced.... UHN-I.D. (Or not.) (10 Dec 2009)

FWIW, I've put this question into IQJam, which gives you the option to provide your own answer and to vote on others' answers.

{ Link }

IQJam should work using Google Chrome (10 Dec 2009)

@1 - Windows 7, 64 bit. I've add the Chrome About Screen to the image above.

Wish Sametime Chat was built into core Domino product (10 Dec 2009)

@2. I think his point is that the Chat should be:
+ Included in the install;
+ Be supported as part of the standard Mail server role, and;
+ Be as easy to implement as choosing IMAP or HTTP during the install.

Sametime (pre 8.5) is a somewhat finicky beast. Since all the Notes client license is entitled to is chat, the server portion of that should be streamlined, simplified, and baked into the standard mail server role.

UNID is pronounced.... UHN-I.D. (Or not.) (10 Dec 2009)

Even if you can't use "your" correctly....

UNID is pronounced.... YEW-NID (Or not.) (10 Dec 2009)

Part of improving the product is discussing and communicating about it. Different/incorrect pronunciation may confuse or disctract people from the substance of the discussion.

On the other hand, consistent pronunciation will help people understand and focus on what your are trying to convey.

UNID is pronounced.... UHN-I.D. (Or not.) (10 Dec 2009)

Part of improving the product is discussing and communicating about it. Different/incorrect pronunciation may confuse or distract people from the substance of the discussion.

On the other hand, consistent pronunciation will help people understand and focus on what your are trying to convey.

UNID is pronounced.... UHN-I.D. (Or not.) (09 Dec 2009)

It's probably more fitting on IQJam... but they're not duplicates, they are different ways to pronounce the same acronym.

Free Lotusphere tickets for top 10 innovators on IdeaJam (09 Dec 2009)

I'm up for unlimited coffee at LS.


Or beer 8-)

Remember "show images" for email addresses (07 Dec 2009)

When reviewing the popularity of this idea, IBM, please add in these votes as well: { Link }

If you have DDE 8.5x installed and choose "view agents" from the Notes client DO NOT launch DDE (03 Dec 2009)

@2 They've already made DDE far faster in 8.5.1 than I thought humanly possible. I'm not sure how much more is reasonable to expect.

Since DDE is now 'free', we may well see more and more 'ordinary users' folks installing it, and this will impact them as well.

Include The File Manager Sidebar Plugin In The Shipping Product (24 Oct 2009)

Well.... I'm gonna vote for this because it's a good idea, but IMMHO, the Quickr Connector should be included just before this one......

Domino Search as Google Search (22 Oct 2009)

@5 Ah, that may be true for Google, but if the iPhone does it, it's gotta be good....

For HTML mail, I'd like to be able to print the whole email (22 Oct 2009)

FWIW, it's still not fixed in 8.5.1. <sigh>

Allow copy and paste of HTML text into a text field (22 Oct 2009)

For those IBMers reading it, note that this is a recurring issue for folks.

{ Link }

Add Sender to contacts: Dump "successfully added" (22 Oct 2009)

I'd say just write that to the status bar and move on.

Improve Install Time/reliability (22 Oct 2009)

Also keep track of what sidebar items are installed, and if one causes trouble during the install, offer to disable or remote it.

Add a mini game to the Lotus Notes splash screen (22 Oct 2009)

I'm going to assume that this is along the 'joke' periphery, and say I think it's funny.

I would suggest a brickbreaker kind of game where you try and knock blocks out of the progress bar on the top of the dialog box.

Client Shutdown should be Client Shutdown (20 Oct 2009)

This was brought up in the 8.5.1 beta forum, and I can't click "Promote" hard enough!

Support Microsoft Server Terminal Services (without Citrix) (15 Oct 2009)

Absolutely.

Reference to another uidoc (06 Oct 2009)

In general I agree with this, but it needs to be thought out in pretty good detail...

Maybe you should probably be able to make two calls:

1. One to NotesUIDatabase to get a collection of all UIdocs open for that database, and,

2. One to NotesUIWorkspace to get a collection of all open documents across all databases.

I have to think about the security issues with #2.

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (18 Sep 2009)

@Ms. Stratton You'd hope that, wouldn't you?

Per IBM - the only activesync device supported in 8.5.1 is the iPhone. There are 'plans' to support others, including the Pre/Pixi, but they are just that, 'plans'.

Having said that, it may still work. I don't have a Pre/Pixi to play with so I can't tell, but it will have no support from IBMotus.

Please always have a "Properties" or "Document Properties" in the right click menu (14 Sep 2009)

Just a reference to this: { Link }
8-)

Option to limit databases to 64GB Logical size when using DAOS (14 Sep 2009)

I'm gonna have to go with Nick on this one.

Additionally, it's my understanding that a bigger-than 64GB nsf won't implode or suck your PC into a blackhole, it's just not supported by Lotus. So just don't call 'em for support while it's larger than 64GB....

Rename Traveler to Traveller (28 Aug 2009)

"proper American English"

8-)

Please make the popup font list usably large (27 Aug 2009)

Whoo Hoo! The font drop down had indeed taken some performance enhancing treatments in 8.5.1

NOTE: IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1 is prerelease code and there are no guarantees from IBM that the functionality presented or discussed will be in the final shipping product.
Use at your own risk.
Your mileage may vary.
I'm Craig Wiseman, and I approve this message.

Rename Traveler to Traveller (21 Aug 2009)

Either that, or go wth Trvlr.

Either do it right, or do it cool.....

Traveler client for Android (21 Aug 2009)

Google has licensed Activesync from M$, so it may be wiser just to validate it as an Activesync client.

Allow Message Recall to large number of recipients (11 Aug 2009)

For me, message recall is an abysmal idea. When I look at the mail I send, 98%+ has non-local addressees, and message recall can't possibly be expected to work when sending to other messaging systems.

So you're left with local email being recalled, but not the copies that were sent to non-local recipients. Which is worse, IMO.

Integrate Quickr Connectors into the Lotus Notes install, just as is done for Sametime (31 Jul 2009)

Absolutely.
If we have Activities, we should certainly have quickr...!

Sametime for PalmOS (16 Jul 2009)

At this poing, I'm thinking this could/should be marked "closed" or "ignored".

Control integrated Sametime status settings (14 Jul 2009)

Is that similar to this?
{ Link }

Protect mail but calendar is public (27 Jun 2009)

Agreed! You should also be able to do a full text search in the calendar, even if you have to access to mail.

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (11 Jun 2009)

Guess not. Ah, well.

I'd like contacts to be merged into the mail file (14 Apr 2009)

@10 - I don't think 8.5 supports having the contacts only in the mailfile, and not in the local names.nsf.

Move IdeaJam Charts to use Flash (08 Mar 2009)

You're asking a 'feature' question and leading with a 'technology' solution...

Yes, it'd be very nice to see dynamic charting, and I think that would add noticeably to the IJ experience

BUT I don't care if little stick men assemble them by hand, pixel by pixel.

Remove IMAP Support From The Notes Client (26 Feb 2009)

Agree with @17

Make Available the Business Development Day Session Slides (02 Feb 2009)

but perhaps I'm missing something....

Make Available the Business Development Day Session Slides (02 Feb 2009)

If you registered as a BP for BDD, on or around 1/9/2009 you should have rec'd an email with the subject "Important information for your participation at Lotusphere's Business Development Day 2009".

That email contains a link to a BP quickplace site with the presentations.

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (09 Jan 2009)

@11 - I think we're vastly underestimating how much it would help to have these things openly documented and easily available.

More directly: If it's so easy to do this, why do so many devices ship ready to work with (desktop software) or sync (handhelds) with Outlook/Exchange? It's not (entirely) because Microsoft has some big, evil hold on the minds of 3rd party companies.

Point: If I want to develop something that syncs works with ActiveSync, I don't have to talk to MS at all. Maybe eventually, but not to get started. I can dive right in with by googling "developing activesync". That. is. all. it. takes.

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (09 Jan 2009)

@9 & @10 - (yes, I'm talking to myself.)
I don't mean to come off (too) challenging or gumpy, but this particular point has been discussed publicly for over a year, and the concept is applicable across many of the niggling issues that cause customers grief.

It seems blindingly obvious that if you want 3rd parties to support your product, you have to make it easy to do so. Part of that is open, documented, and supported API/interfaces like SyncML or MAPI or many other things like that.

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (09 Jan 2009)

@9 and it's an openly documented protocol with easy to access vendor-specific/supplied support?

I wish Domino had an ActiveSync-like function that supported more than Windows Mobile (09 Jan 2009)

I just moved this idea to the Traveler space (this space didn't exist when I first posted the idea).

Enable Foundations to merge into an existing Domino Domain (09 Jan 2009)

I'm not afraid to have an opinion (you may have noticed!)
8-)

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (09 Jan 2009)

@1 - Thanks!

Traveler should support the Pre when it ships (09 Jan 2009)

@2 - Wouldn't it be more useful to develop a standard sync protocol that ALL smartphone vendors could write to? Then the effort wouldn't be wasted.

I seem to remember that some other vendor has been quite successful with that approach, but the vendor slips my mind at the moment.

Move attachments to the top of the email message (22 Dec 2008)

I'm voting yes on this, but I'd actually prefer the option as outlined by the one Mr. Elgort linked to:

{ Link }

Make an SMTP/POP3 only version of the mail client part of Symphony (22 Dec 2008)

I'm somewhat afraid that me voting for this will put the kiss of death on it (if it's not there already...)

8-)

Have emoticons available for notes documents... (01 Dec 2008)

Eye candy rules.

Ensure the keynote speaker is somebody famous 'worldwide' (30 Sep 2008)

I'm from the Deep South of the US, where sports mania is as deeply inbred as guns and Wal-Mart, and I really didn't like Mr. Costas.

Esp. following after Mr. Armstrong. What a contrast!

Configuring your Domino Server for HTTP Access (25 Sep 2008)

Maybe PHP integration? Please?

Lotus Notes Hints, Tips, and Tricks (18 Sep 2008)

Just who is this "Mr. Lepofsky", and what has he EVER done for the Lotus community?

8-)

LDAP, The choice of a New Generation (18 Sep 2008)

One thing I'd like to understand is, "Why does it matter?" - Because it shouldn't.

If the software (sametime, Quickr, etc) was properly designed, name & group resolution (either via Domino or LDAP) should be a 'blackbox' kind of thing that doesn't care about the root source.

We hear all this blather from IBM about standards and OO programming, and this seems like the perfect place for it. 'cept it isn't.


Coffee... please coffee (06 Aug 2008)

Ones tries...
I'd think we'd would want to remind them of the need while they're still planning things. Waiting until December or January won't help very much I'd guess.

Sametime Policies in Notes 8.0 (30 Jul 2008)

IBM folks, since I know you avidly and silently read this site, please combine the vote totals for this idea with this one: { Link }

Thanks!

Give us New Letterheads! (30 Jul 2008)

As an SMB implementor, this is one of the very nice things I do when I set up clients. Customize the Letterheads with corporate (and sports team) icons. Since they don't leave the building (i.e., go out via SMTP), it's nice to be able to have a little personality.

I'd really like them to display in iNotes/DWA, too!

Enhance ToDos so they are equivalent to Activities (26 Jun 2008)

It certainly does seems odd that if you're using a "Premier platform for rapid application development" { Link } , you'd need a whole other app dev platform for Activities (AKA Shared ToDos on steroids).

Import Outlook/Outlook Express mail files directly into Mail (17 Jun 2008)

@1 this is turning Monty Python-ish, but ok,

Four issues: You should NOT have to outlook configured for it to work!

Import Outlook/Outlook Express mail files directly into Mail (16 Jun 2008)

Promote, folks!

@1 - There are two issues here:
A) the tool is not installed by default, and,
B) It then becomes an interface issues. Using it is counter intuitive.

It should be installed by default, and, you should be able to access it when in your mail file by choosing "File > Import" and pointint to the PST.

OK, three issues:
PLUS it should import directly into your mail file, NOT into a mystery (to users) file located in LOCAL "mail\a_PersonalFolders.nsf".

This is a prime example of how IBM gets us 99% there and then gets tired and just stops...

Just twiddle with this a bit and it'd be dandy!

Be able to access Quickr spaces with a Blackberry (14 May 2008)

Indeed, esp. with the Blackberry Bold that can natively read Word/Excel/Powerpoint/PDF documents without having to relay on BES to pre-process them.

I'd like contacts to be merged into the mail file (08 May 2008)

@8 - Your comment seems to indicate that you haven't actually USED roaming. There are many issues with roaming, including:
+ It's not supported in Notes 8.x, nor does the part that works in 8.x actually roam any of the eclipse/CA based stuff in 8.x OR RSS feeds OR Widgets....
+ It doesn't roam users' Notes.ini settings or many other client-side settings.
+ It roams bookmarks, names.nsf, and journal.nsf ONLY - no other local apps, no workspace (I mean the REAL Notes workspace).
+ etc.

On the whole, roaming is useful for blackberry support, and that's about it.

In case of client crash - zap the need to use zappers! (24 Apr 2008)

@14 - Wow, that's an amazing run there. I have had a substantially different experience, not horrible, but I'd say once a week I get a nice crash that gives me the HUGE eclipse dialog and leaves N* processes running.

Maybe there's some code in there like
If userID contains ucase("FREEMAN") or ucase("HEAD").....

Support iPhone (24 Apr 2008)

@2 - Any ideas on who, specifically, to email? Them@apple.com just bounced....

Provide a 'skin' for Symphony that mimics the Office 2003 menu structure (18 Apr 2008)

@2 - Then at least provide a skin architecture so that it can be built and posted on OpenNTF for download...

be able to right click in a memo and open all attachments within the memo (16 Apr 2008)

Excellent! I can easily tell you which one I would use far more: Open All or Delete All...

I would not want this to supercede the idea to put all attachments in their own pane ( { Link } ) , though...

Notes 8 Standard Client Crashes should be easy to troubleshoot (15 Apr 2008)

@1 -
A) True and well understood.
B) So? IBM is a major player in the development of eclipse. Fix it.

I'd like contacts to be merged into the mail file (09 Apr 2008)

@6 - I appreciate the kind words!

Sounds like you should vote for my OTHER idea in this realm:
{ Link }

Symphony Icons Look Too Much Alike (07 Apr 2008)

Couldn't agree more! It's even worse in 'small icon' view:

{ Link }

Views - be able to calcuate median - not just average (28 Mar 2008)

....how 'bout Mode while we're at it....

Mean, Median, & Mode are your friends....

Have IBM have a paid resource(s) working on OPENNTF (28 Mar 2008)

IBM pays staff to work on zillions of (competing) standards bodies and other open source projects, why not this one?

Create a $100m VC fund for IBM/Lotus UC2 applications (15 Mar 2008)

Oh, and give the first say $10M to Epilio....

background color text pop-up (13 Mar 2008)

My Exchange friends tell me it's not yellow. we're just all wearing yellow-tinged glasses.
8-)

8.0 Client Prints Mail Different - Please allow to toggle between new and old method.... (13 Mar 2008)

Agree 100%. Is this similar to this idea:
{ Link }
?

An IBM provided NSD crash file analyzer (13 Mar 2008)

Hmmm, maybe this { Link }
will work...

An IBM provided NSD crash file analyzer (13 Mar 2008)

Any NSD analyzer (including the one from the sandbox) is only useful if the 'Notes' part of Notes 8 Standard crashes.

As noted in this idea { Link } at this point if the expeditor part crashes, you're SOL in terms of any kind of easy/useful way to debug.

Support Mail Template Customization (11 Mar 2008)

Custimizing the mail template is the single coolest thing that smallerish Notes shops enjoy. I'm consistently shocked (happily) at how happy folks are with simple enhancements/changes that make Notes better fit the way they work.
It's a HUGE selling point over that competing product.

Make any NSF the Home Page via Policies (05 Mar 2008)

Agree 100%. This looks very similar to this idea:
{ Link }

Since MAPI-support has been removed, Notes should have a standard API to access email functions (05 Mar 2008)

Just to continue the rant...
I have a client that's been using Notes for 10 years. So they just got a pretty nifty VOIP phone system that includes desktop faxing, VM to email, etc.
Except the software for that system reads the Windows Addressbook, and NOT Notes.
That means they have to keep two copies of their contacts, in Notes for email and in Windows for faxing. And of course the question gets asked, "Would we have this trouble if we used Outlook?"
Argh!

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

BTW, could I possibly have given this idea a more obtuse and hard to understand name?

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

Seems like the "what's hot" list is impacted more by number of comments than actual votes.

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

Yep.

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

More?

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

And another....

Segment User Experience data and make it manageable & recoverable via policy (18 Feb 2008)

Here's a comment.

Break mail into component databases (11 Feb 2008)

@6 - indeed, but just creating the replica is a tiny part of the puzzle. The client has to be conf'd to actually use it and that requires other policy pieces-parts. As an example, creating a local replica of the mail file does not config the client to actually use it.

Programming API for the Mail Database, Personal Address Book and Domino Directory (11 Feb 2008)

I'm probably making too many connections here, but the 'user' entity and it's attributes should be bundled together ( { Link } ) and we should have a common API to call things like Calendar entries, To Dos, Contacts, journal, etc. Somewhat similar to what the MAPI interface does for Outlook.

Feedback from IBM? (11 Feb 2008)

If you read between the lines of some comments, IBM uses proxies to accomplish some of this.

Break mail into component databases (11 Feb 2008)

@4 - Hmmm, it's not there now. I don't see it as a given unless it's pushed.

Break mail into component databases (11 Feb 2008)

To me, separating everything out into separate NSFs without a reliable way to backup and recover the NSFs is just as 'horrific' as craming them into the mailfile.
I'm all for doing what you with IF it's part of a policy manageable process. Otherwise - cram it into the mail file - at least I can then much more easily protect and recover the user's data.

Store Journal, Contacts, Bookmarks in Mail file (11 Feb 2008)

This is a serious issue for users, and therefore, for admins. The synch process is just a silly kludge. There are two approaches as I see it: collapse everthing into the mail file (horror! death! the END of ALL!), or segment each type into i's own NSF and make them automatically (via policy) replicate to the user's home server. I've posted an idea with that purpose (see link), but I really don't care with way we go with this. JUST FIX IT!!

{ Link }

Break mail into component databases (11 Feb 2008)

I agree with the idea, but it doesn't go far enough. Breaking them up without a reliable, policy-driven, way to replicate and secure them actually puts us in a worse place than we are now.

Design Refresh/Replace improvements for BE-Agents (01 Feb 2008)

You have a really good point and issue, but there are some scary implications to this solution. The whole point of the signature is that you know that Elvis Presley/Im Alive updated this code on 01/01/2007.

Please enhance to dos and finish existing to do workflow (01 Feb 2008)

@1 - yes, we've very much in agreement. Folks, please vote for both... I searched for "to do" and "to dos" (note the space...) and didn't find anything so I posted.

What's .really. funny is that promoted your idea back in November.

Guess that's why I have a driver's license... to remember where I live...

Focus the OGS more on LOTUS NOTES (31 Jan 2008)

Welp, I think we have the solution to another IdeaJam request:

{ Link }

Domino / Quickr / Sametime on one server (for SMBs) (30 Jan 2008)

@1 & 2 - My understanding is that it's not a supported configuration. Sounds pretty cruel to inflict that on small SMBs that don't have their own internal support.

OK, I'll slightly revise the concept: Support for D/Q/S on one server (for SMBs)

A version of Connections that runs with Domino (like Quickr-Domino) (30 Jan 2008)

@2 Correct! Sharepoint runs very nicely NOT on Domino.

If we all subscribed to this view we'd be running Workplace on OS/2.

IBM needs help and direction from it's SMB customers, not worship and obedience.

Allow multiple "personas" (29 Jan 2008)

@1 - that was my thought. I don't disagree with the idea, but I don't see how this is siginificantly different.

Allow easier configuration of SSO for DIIOP (29 Jan 2008)

While particularly relevent for DIIOP, it might be best left "allow easier configuration of SSO."

Better Beer (29 Jan 2008)

... while I don't disagree, I find it hard to say "no" to free/prepaid beer of any type.

Refreshments ALWAYS Avaialable (24 Jan 2008)

Coffee. must... have coffee...

Open Process to enhance Domino HTTP Engine in Release 9 (16 Jan 2008)

Hard to NOT promote an idea that includes "Improve...Domino...HTTP"

A notes formula engine parser in java with ANTLR (16 Jan 2008)

Hmmm. I just ran that through my Techlish -> English translator. I think it makes sense....

Leave coffee out for longer than 15 minutes (16 Jan 2008)

Amen. If they don't fix it this year, then next year (assuming I'm able to go) I'll have to get an IV put in. And's going to be really hard to sprint back & forth from D & S with an IV...

IBM should give Mr. Ben Langhinrichs full programmatic READ access to the Lotusphere schedule (11 Jan 2008)

@6 / 8. My brain just exploded. Collaboration, eh? WORD you say? why not just set up a sharepoint site to share that WORD document?!?!?

IBM should give Mr. Ben Langhinrichs full programmatic READ access to the Lotusphere schedule (03 Jan 2008)

@6 - Surely they use a database of SOME type, or do they just use a big word document or text file?
8-)

Contacts not in separate database (12 Dec 2007)

FWIW, a very similar idea (if not the same) has already been submitted: { Link }

Create A Hotfix Installer (11 Dec 2007)

This falls into the same category as the horrible DST fixes.

Sametime Logging to a Domino NSF (07 Dec 2007)

@3 - If I remember, NSFs actually work on ALL Domino-supported platforms.
Espcially AS400, er, iSeries, er, System i....

8-)

Offical server side chat logging in relational DB (06 Dec 2007)

Yep. and the 'user hostile' way you have to enable even the example text file logging is... astonishing.

Does anybody use the Random Idea feature? (06 Dec 2007)

@5 - I'd agree. So many new Ideas are coming in now that showing just recent ones doesn't work as well as it used to. Maybe "Random ones posted in the last two days"?

Sametime for PalmOS (06 Dec 2007)

@1 - a fair question, although it sounds amazingly similar to what not infrequently hear when discussing Notes/Domino. Just swap some names & numbers.

Here in the US, PalmOS-based handhelds are still selling pretty well, at a pace or exceeding WinMob sales.

Alledgely, Palm will be coming out with a Linux-based OS that will run PalmOS apps unchanged (that's why they launched the PalmOS VM for Nokia devices).

Consumer Reports just reviewed smart phones (for a human perspective) and found that the PalmOS was the "most usable and flexible" of the smartphones.

So, I'd say "yes - still relevant."

Better Sametime Logging Please (06 Dec 2007)

I was under the impression that admins didn't care who was logged in when downing servers...

8-)

Does anybody use the Random Idea feature? (06 Dec 2007)

Yes! It's like Hot or Not used to be, only ... less cool, I guess

8-)

Sametime Logging to a Domino NSF (06 Dec 2007)

@1 - indeed, but a lot of folks like to have a native version that's delivered with the product.
I don't see it on OpenNTF, and the SMBs I work with don't usually have coders on staff to maintain.

Allow only a few external programs access to Notes client (06 Dec 2007)

I don't think it HAS to require code signing. This seems to make sense to me - we have an ECL that dictates who's signed code can run. It seems very reasonable to keep a list of what external programs can run as well.
@1 - While effective, your 'better solution' is, um, a tad complicated. Also, it will not incent third parties to write software that integrates with Notes as well as they do with Outlook.

Make the Gateway not to require DB2 (06 Dec 2007)

@2 - I love vowe.net's image of an IBM spoon: { Link }

Could we have the ability to edit our own comments, please (06 Dec 2007)

@1 - that's a good suggestion, and not just for comments. For living...

@2 - Here's what _really_ happens: We post our comments, and Bruce edits them and messes around to make us look silly. Some folks just get their kicks in strange ways... ;-)

Allow resetting the code execution point in the debugger (06 Dec 2007)

I guess I was assuming that desinger-in-eclipse would give us a modern, world-class debugger with basic features like this....

Table enhancemnts (06 Dec 2007)

It's ocurred to me that I'm pretty much automatically going to promote just about any idea that includes the words "fix/enhance/improve" and "tables"

Allow Readers to do full text searchs (05 Dec 2007)

OK. I don't see how to withdraw.

Allow Readers to do full text searchs (05 Dec 2007)

Stupid me. I meant "Read Public Documents" access.

I'll withdraw and resubmit.

Let's consider what DB2NSF does for us. (05 Dec 2007)

@6 - A interesting point, but I'm gonna have to disagree. You CAN make NSFs do relational-like things. The bear is getting DB2 to do the NON-relational things that NSFs do easily.
Seems simpler to get the more flexible store to to be more rigorous than vice-versa. Plus, it's got to be way easier to port across platforms. DB2NSF at least an order of magnitude more complexity to an already complex product to gain benefits that are more easily gained through other, more direct, means.
My opinion, YMMV.

Please update the look & feel of the standard templates? (05 Dec 2007)

8-) It may or may not be, but >I< will. I'll be the pale guy with the glasses, thinkpad and smartphone.

Show birthdays from my contacts in my calendar (05 Dec 2007)

I agree with the general idea, (and I'm promoting), but I don't want it to be a blanket import - I have a lot of anniversaries and birthdays in my contacts that I DON'T want on my calendar - I want to be able to choose which ones go onto my calendar. For instance, I want to have my brothers' (and yes, there are three of us) anniversaries, but not others.

Also, this looks very similar to this idea submitted yeseterday: { Link }

Let's consider what DB2NSF does for us. (04 Dec 2007)

@3 - Are you sure Garent's history? { Link }

Let's consider what DB2NSF does for us. (04 Dec 2007)

@1 - Somewhat, but much broader in impact. It seems to me that the choice is either to spend the effort & dev time to re-develop and support NSF functionality in DB2 or add and support basic SQL functions to NSF.
Seems clear which path would take less dev & support effort for IBM and less effort and support for customers.

Allow .png and .svg image resources (03 Dec 2007)

@6 - yes. I frequently run into them. A lot of scanning & fax software generates TIFFs as an 'easy' way to do multipage images.

Add a 3-level oder 5-level promotion (27 Nov 2007)

@4 - I agree with your points. I'm not sure what best / least worst approach is.

Add a second level of prioritization - IdeaJam Dollars (27 Nov 2007)

@16 - sorry! Not trying to redefine your idea, just think about how it work in practice.
So, if you only have IJ$1,000 - I'm assuming that you'd allow me to re-allocate my IJ$ as newer ideas come available? For instance, if I've already allocated all my IJ$ and an idea I liked was submitted, I could go to my previous 'votes', and deduct some IJ$ from them in order to scrounge up some IJ$ for the idea?
That works, but it seems really hard to program. That's why I was thinking of having a monthly allowance that I could send on ideas as they rolled in.....

Add a second level of prioritization - IdeaJam Dollars (27 Nov 2007)

@14 - Agreed, that's the core issue with the approach. But to carry the analogy along: If you just allow 'importance', then you're basically giving everyone as much IJ$ as they want - they can spend all of it on every idea they like.
So, the IJ$ approach is not perfect, but IMHO, it's the most adequate of the options.

SMTP whitelist should trump verify connecting hostname in DNS (27 Nov 2007)

Linfoot wants it? Hit the promote button.
Thou shalt not dis the Anti-spam gods.

Add a 3-level oder 5-level promotion (27 Nov 2007)

My problem with this idea is that it doesn't force any allocation. You can set everything to 5 stars.

To me, we need a way to let/make people make hard decisions about which things are more/less important.

BLANKET STATEMENT: I learn toward a 'market-like' approach. I'm American. From a 'people-watching' standpoint, I'm wondering if Americans are more disposed to a 'market-like' approach than say, Europeans. Not that I'm trying to label anyone, I'm just curious.

Add a second level of prioritization - IdeaJam Dollars (27 Nov 2007)

@12 - just wait... give it a couple of years, like when we get a real president. The currency roles will reverse (as they have in the recent past...)


NOTE: That was not a partisan political comment. I'm from Louisiana - it should be easy to work out why I might not like the current administration.....

Add a second level of prioritization - IdeaJam Dollars (27 Nov 2007)

I think this is an excellent concept and discussion to have, I'm still working through the mechanics in my head (a scary picture BTW).
Nothing's going to be perfect - they're all just approximations. The idea is instead of just blanket YEAH! to everthing, to force you/us to weigh and (the point:) allocate importance to the different ideas. The 'IJ$' idea is very good, but I would say that we each user is given, say, IJ$100 per month to allocate instead of an absolute IJ$100.
Also, the I'm wondering about the conversion rate - Does this mean that Canadians/Europeans get more IJ$s than Americans? 8-)

I don't really like the "importance" approach because it doesn't force any kind of allocation - everything can be important. However I DO like it better than just the blanket up/down.

I wish Domino had an ActiveSync-like function that supported more than Windows Mobile (27 Nov 2007)

@3 ActiveSync-like: functionality-wise, not ActiveSync.

If I set "save window state on exit" honour that on ID switch (26 Nov 2007)

Not directly related, but it'd be really nice it they fixed the integrated sametime issues with switching IDs, too.

I'm thankful for Notes/Domino, BPs and the community. (22 Nov 2007)

maybe not a thought, but a sentiment. It's close: { Link }

Disable the default encryption for new databases (21 Nov 2007)

I'd think that this is what Policies are for. The default should stay as or be High Encryption.

If you want to change it for your Notes/Domino infrastructure, then use policies:
Desktop Settings -> Preferences -> Replication. This gives you the absolute control you're lookin for, while leaving the 'default/new install environment' secure.

For server-based replicas, when choosing File-Replication-Replicate-Replicate With Options..... (21 Nov 2007)

I'm fine with setting it to 'blank'
@3 - you have a point, but if you consider the total user base, that's an incredibly small slice of how this is used.

I'm not saying to disallow it, but it seems really silly to have the dialog box default to something that's 99.9% of the time going to wrong.

Blank is far better than that!

Additional field: 'IBMs statement' (20 Nov 2007)

Just to clarify - this is not expecting IBM to do this, right?
It's just if someone(?) felt so inclined, they could add that information as they came accross it?

I just don't really see (quite reasonably) IBM committing in writing to anything in a future release. Nor do I see them denying any ideas...

If so, who could add /edit / maintain it.

Not trying to be painful, just trying to understand how this would work.

Countdown of resources (20 Nov 2007)

I've always thought of resouces as 'virtual representations of physical objects', not as an inventory where you can do LIFO or FIFO.

I can see asking for a categorized view that let's you see and count down available resource types, but at the end of the day, you're reserving a REAL object. It seems to me that you should be able to print out a sheet saying that you've reserved item SN: 123452435B and present it to get said item.

But... I'm not Demoting - this is just the way I'm thinking about it.

I wish the Productivity Editors could read Office 2007 files (20 Nov 2007)

@6 - You raise a good analogy, which coming from an OS/2 background I grok. My first Domino server was OS/2 2.11...

At risk of beating this to death. I do see a key difference here. In the OS/2 world, folks were trying to plan for _future_ development, "If I develop going forward for OS/2 it'll only run on OS/2. If I development for Windows, it'll run on both." This leads as you note to something NOT to OS/2's benefit.

This situation is different, in that there's a HUGE installed base of M$ out there already. Even though Office 2007 marketshre is not huge, it's still got the mindshare as a natural progression from Office 200x. We're asking people to move off of their installed base to something new... and better. In that case, it needs to work as well as what they are used to. You can open Office 2007 docs in Office 2003, 2002, and convert them for Office 2000. We need to have the same, IMHO.

I wish the Productivity Editors could read Office 2007 files (20 Nov 2007)

@4 - This presupposes that it's an even playing field. It's not. My take on it is if you want to unseat the hugely entrenched champion of the field (M$ Office), then you have to be just as good (can read the same files as them) AND better. ODF is better, but IMHO, not better enough to outweigh the lack of full compatibility.

FWIW - I'm not making this up out of whole wool. I've sat with folks and tried to convince them to make the move, and this is the #1 complaint / issue they raise.

Since MAPI-support has been removed, Notes should have a standard API to access email functions (20 Nov 2007)

@2 - Ideally yeah. Practially, there are thousands of apps that go by the older MS programming guidelines and use MAPI and such to work.
The point here is that's it a huge disincentive for using Notes if a lot (most?) of the 3rd part software you buy that works fine with Outlook doesn't work with Notes.
It's something that could be fixed. It's something that should be fixed.

"Recent Comments" view shows all comments (20 Nov 2007)

Depends on how you define 'recent'. As I get older, recent ages....

Custom @Functions (20 Nov 2007)

How did I know (before even looking) that this would be by Carl Tyler?

8-)

I wish the Productivity Editors could read Office 2007 files (20 Nov 2007)

@1 - Mika, I agree with you completely. Howver, the reality of business (in my neck of the woods) is that we DO have to interact (collaborate?) with the enemy on a pretty regular basis.

Usability issue with desktop icons (20 Nov 2007)

This is actually an excellent point. The new icons are cooler (when supersized), and I do like them, but the one thing that the R6 icons had was a noticable bit of unique color to each one.
I used to set my bookmark bar to 'small icons', and it made a world of difference.
Now I have my Open list set to "Doc the Open List" and have the same issue.
Now I just have to hover over 'em until they reveal which is which....

Add new view "Groups By Members" to the Domino Directory (20 Nov 2007)

I first built my version of that view in, like, R3.

Require Comments for Votes (20 Nov 2007)

I think that enforcing comments for Demoting would be useful, but not for Promoting. Promoting, means (to me) "I agree with what you said." It would be useful to know why things are demoted.

Soliciting ideas for Lotusphere 2008 Sessions database (20 Nov 2007)

@10 - To clarify, my comment - My impression was that you had to do some rather complicated processing to create & maintain the db. I meant that IBM really should make the updates available to you automatically (via web service, view lookup, DXL or something...) so you could EASILY use that source to script/schedule updates to the db. I know how busy you must be during LS, and there doesn't seem to be any discernable reason you should spend an ounce of effort during LS on this. (Isn't that what agents are FOR?) Of course, the raw data has to be available to you in a convenient format....

Allow embedded images to be saved to your computer. (19 Nov 2007)

@1 Another other option I used is open the note via web and use it to right click.
This is NOT a solution I like to show users...!

Broadcasting in Sametime (19 Nov 2007)

I never thought of this, but have been in situations where it would be useful....

Support for Domino for MacOSX Server (19 Nov 2007)

For whatever reason, Apple doesn't really push it's stuff into the enterprise space (i.e., in the US, you have to have phone plan with an SSN [no corporate accounts] to get a iPhone).

Domino is Enterprise class... so on list of things to get done, I see little value here for IBM.

Allow replying to a particular comment, not just the main idea (19 Nov 2007)

The current layout is semi-blog like, with numbered comments. So, it's pretty easy to reference comments as needed. Of the things to get done (IMHO), this would be pretty low.

.Net components for Domino (19 Nov 2007)

@4 - Yes.

Strip attachments from delivery failure reports (19 Nov 2007)

Hmm. I'm not sure about this one. I frequently use the "resend" option on failures and then fix the incorrect email address. This is really useful, for example, when you send a broadcast email to 50 people and 7 bounce back. It lets you easily fix & resend just the ones that failed.

IBM Should Change the Slide Templates (19 Nov 2007)

Darn tech people! Don't you realize that form is more important than function?
8-)

Soliciting ideas for Lotusphere 2008 Sessions database (19 Nov 2007)

Mr. Langhinrichs,
I have greatly appreciated your hard work on this. Please add those of us (still?) using PalmOS-based phones (Treo680 specifically) when considering your future plans.
While I would appreciate a web-based option, the Journal-based one has worked perfectly for me in the past, with the Add to calendar very useful indeed!
The only 'issue' I've had was keeping up with changes once LS starts. I don't see how that could be fixed unless the changes were made avaible and could be processed automatically.

Allow .png and .svg image resources (19 Nov 2007)

IBM loves standards, right?

Give attendees a DVD/USB with all presentation PDFs on it (19 Nov 2007)

This would be far better than my normal practice. For the folks back home, at the end of LS for the last couple of years, I've taken the customize Journal db that Mr. Langhinrichs and The Turtle Partnership provide ( { Link } ) and modify it to allow me to attach the presentations to. Then I individually attach them.


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