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The worst thing about Notes 8

By Andrew Pollack on 01/26/2007 at 12:31 PM EST

The question was asked in a panel q&a at Lotusphere ... "What are your favorite and what are the worst things about Notes 8". I've already blogged about my favorites. I'll tell you my least favorite right now. That I don't have it work with right now. That's it. Oh, I'm no fan of the Portal stuff sure, and I'm sure there will be some issues, but mostly I just want it as soon as possible.

I didn't realize when I was watching the sessions showing the new user interface features and the new capabilities that they would be as compelling to me as they turned out to be. It didn't really hit me until last night when I sat down to use my Notes 7.02 client and went to select some documents to delete that I REALLY wish I had the new client. It made me take another look at my beloved Notes client and realize how much better the new one looks like it will be to work with.

Great work, Mary Beth and all the other developers focused on this product. I can't wait to use it.


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re: The worst thing about Notes 8By Mary Beth Raven on 01/26/2007 at 10:04 PM EST
Thanks, Andrew. And while we want to get everyone the public beta as soon as
possible, we also want to make sure it's stable enough!
Of course. That's criticalBy Andrew Pollack on 01/27/2007 at 04:10 PM EST
One of the reasons I don't have it is that I didn't think I'd have time to do a
beta justice (and I was so right). I want it, but I want it stable and
finished.
re: The worst thing about Notes 8By Roberto Boccadoro on 01/28/2007 at 11:50 AM EST
Andrew
you say : "Oh, I'm no fan of the Portal stuff sure, and I'm sure there will be
some issues"
I know you don't like Portal, we talked about this at lenght :-) but you are
wrong if you are worried here.
There is NO dependency on Portal stuff for N8. You can run it just as you do
with N7, using only Domino servers. There will be no issues whatsoever, what
can happen is that you will miss some of the new functionalities regarding
composite apps accessing both Domino and Portal, but I guess you don't care
much about this :-)
RoB
about Portal? Not worried. I haven't seen the case for it.By Andrew Pollack on 01/28/2007 at 12:07 PM EST
There are sites - important ones - where the ability to mix a portlet into the
overall application on screen will have value. A portlet that provides a data
interface to some important back end system is the obvious use.

I'm not one of those, and to be honest my customers at this point aren't either.

For me, portal functionality will be simply left unused until such time as I
see a need to create a portlet to interface with something as so important that
it's worth the expense and complexity of a portal server.

If IBM wants me to make that jump sooner, they still need to radically cut the
cost and complexity of the portal server and the hardware requirements on which
it runs.

It's a shame that I'll miss out on a full blown activity explorer functionality
as well; but until I can load /opt/ibm/lotus/bin/activityexplorer from the
console of my Domino server (ok, nactivityexplorer.exe would be ok too) it
isn't going to happen.


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