Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sametime 7.5.1

The new version of Sametime has been released.
There are plenty of reasons to upgrade - most of which are listed here.

Linux server support is the main feature I've been waiting for, however point to point video should be fun to demo.

Funnily enough - one of the new features is out of the box support for Outlook.

Pretty good.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Domino 8 Linux issues - resolved

I had a couple of issues setting up the Domino 8 beta server on Linux.

Firstly – when installing the server, do not select to create the symbolic link – softlink if you are installing into the default locations.

Also I had the usual problem where xwindows could not display the setup program. The error was

“Please edit your shell's DISPLAY environment variable to
reflect an unlocked terminal that you would like to launch
the Domino Setup Program”
The fix was to su to root and run the command /usr/X11R6/bin/xhost this sets security to let the machine export the display on it's own screen
then as the “notes” user run...
export DISPLAY

Once this is done cd to the /local/notesdata directory and run /opt/ibm/lotus/bin/server to start the setup program.

Friday, April 13, 2007

searching IBM software support - the easy way

The IBM software support web is full of usefull info and technotes, most admin and developers refer to it regularly. However it's not the easiest site in the world to navigate.

For years I have been searching the site through google by specifying in the search box. I wish i could remember where I picked this link up from - however....

In the google search box try entering the text below...


alternatively just click this link

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Red Hat SLED 10 on a t60p

The latest (beta of course) version of the IBM Open Client is based upon RHEL 5.
The intention is to get the OS instaled with Notes 8, VMware and the VPN client Lotus Mobile Connect (WECM).
Even though this is all still in beta I've decided it's likely my best option for my T60p.

That was a short lived idea, SLED 10 seems like a much better idea at this stage for this setup - rather than a manipulated build of the rhel 5 beta . Installed like a dream and already has Notes 8 and vmware up and running.