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Install IC4 Lotus Notes Plugins on Mac OS X 10.8.x

Today Luis Benitez annouced the new Connections 4 Plugins for Lotus Notes.

The zip-file contains all three operating system installer. Windows, Linux and Mac, but i had no success to install through xpd.mac-addon.pgk, because the preinstall script stop the installation.

You can open this file in finder:

Now you can copy the updatesite folder to an other place and use File – Application – Install in Lotus Notes. Point the Install to the updatesite folder and install the whole package. I have to restart twice, but after this i can use the new Status Update, Files and Activities Plugins.

Sametime and Connections Plugins in Lotus Notes

Some more points to my working configuration of Single Sign-On in Lotus Notes.

Automating configuration with plugin_customization.ini

I do a lot of software tests with my productive Notes Client (on Mac OS), so i often delete the Expeditor-folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/. So i place configuration details in /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/rcp/plugin_customization.ini, then the settings get automatically applied.


# Connections Config
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/server=http\://connections.example.com/profiles
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/authtype=DOMINO-SSO
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.dominoresolveservername=false
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/authserver=$hierarchical Domino-Server-Name$
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.useclustermates=true
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.preferred.username.field=ShortName
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/policy-mode=OVERWRITE
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/enableConnectionsIntegration=true
# Sametime Config
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/name=$Name for Community$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/host=$Hostname of Sametime Server$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/defaultAuthType=ST-DOMINO-SSO
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/authServerUrl=$hierarchical Domino Server Name$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/loginByToken=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/tokenLoginOnly=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/loginAtStartup=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/autologin=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/alwaysLoggedIn=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.imhub/disableExit=false
# Status Updater Fix to show profile pictures
com.ibm.lconn.statusupdates/download.image.enabled=true

Sametime will only apply the settings of plugin_customization.ini, when following file is not present!

~/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/Expeditor/Applications/.metadata/.plugins/com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/CANONICAL_NAME.xml

Applying these settings through a Desktop setting document and policy

You can apply this through a policy too, you have to add the values to a Desktop settings document. Syntax is described here: IBM KB 21407709.

There is a bug in the desktop settings document until Notes / Domino 8.5.3, you can’t delete the entries.

Details:

Comments on Detlef Poettgen tells, that error is still active in 8.5.2 FP3, i tested 8.5.3 and it works.

Please be aware, that Domino Directory allows stored forms and if you want to delete Managed Settings of an Desktop settings document which is created before 8.5.3, the error still occurs.

Path in Windows Installations

  • Expeditor\Applications folder is $Notes Data$\workspace.
  • Path to plugin_customization.ini: $Notes Program$\framework\rcp

Plugin Larsens Calender

Auf der Seite http://www.lts-prien.de habe ich das Plugin Larsens Calender eingebaut, da mir die Funktion sehr praktisch vorkam.

Da ich in meinem Webspace mehrere WordPress Instanzen installiert habe, die mit unterschiedlichen Tabellen Prefixes die gleiche MySQL Datenbank verwenden, fiel mir schnell auf, daß der Kalender dieses Prefix nicht ausliest, sondern immer die Tabelle wp_larsenscalender schreibt, bzw. liest.

Ich habe die vorhandenen Sourcen so geändert, daß der Prefix verwendet wird und ausserdem ein Beschreibungsfeld hinzugefügt, das in den Sourcen fast fertig programmiert war, aber in den Formularen nicht auftauchte.

Die Änderungen habe ich an Lars gemailt und ich hoffe er wird das in seine Version übernehmen, damit das in WordPress direkt installiert werden kann. Bis dahin findet ihr hier das geänderte Plugin:

larsen1.3.1

Zur Installation die Zipdatei in euer WordPress-Verzeichnis /wp-content/plugins entpacken.

Update: Die Version 1.3 hatte noch kleinere Probleme beim Ändern von Einträgen und Löschen, das ist jetzt behoben. Ausserdem habe ich den Link in eine Extra-Spalte gepackt.