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What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.

By Andrew Pollack on 01/21/2008 at 12:32 PM EST

This year's OGS leaves me a bit sad for the missed opportunity. Anyone within range of this text needs to get to the Designer sessions at LS to see the exciting things that just didn't get shown at the OGS. Apparently, the people organizing this thing still haven't learned how to decide what is and isn't important at all.

I get angry most years about the OGS. More so this year when there is SO MUCH NEW and LONG AWAITED being built and ready to show in Designer now that its in Eclipse. All the editors, all the type ahead work, all the bindings, and all the xpages stuff.

Instead, we sit though more Portal -- a solution that ever more tries to compete with Domino based solutions which and that crowd of I.T. professionals willing to spend 20 times as much to do the same thing.

All I can tell you, The things you didn't see talked about make the things you did see look like thin gruel.


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re: What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.By LongLiveLotus on 01/21/2008 at 02:04 PM EST
Andrew, while I personally dont always agree with you, you are right on the
money here.. Kudos to you for saying it. LongliveLotus
re: What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.By Timothy Briley on 01/21/2008 at 02:39 PM EST
Yes, there was portal, but not much, and IIRC, was there was didn't occur until
the middle of the second hour.

Meanwhile I'm writing this during Maureen's presentation that started at 2:15
today. It's in one of the biggest room here and it's packed. My guess is that
over 1000 people are here to see "what's really important".
Fantastic!By Andrew Pollack on 01/21/2008 at 03:53 PM EST
I'm glad you got to Maureen's session -- and I'm sure having been there you can
by now understand my frustration and keeping this out of the main session.
re: What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.By Darren Oliver on 01/21/2008 at 05:48 PM EST
Being my first 'sphere I didn't dislike the OGS, although I must say the guest
speaker choice was an interesting one - any sports lover in the US probably
loved it, however for the rest of us (I'm an aussie) it was just another person.

With the comments here and on Bill Buchan's blog I'm glad I've scheduled in
Maureen's session for Wednesday and that there's more to see than what I saw
this morning.
re: What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.By Stuart McIntyre on 01/22/2008 at 10:57 AM EST
I wasn't there, so am just going by the coverage elsewhere, but it seemed to me
that the problem was the first 30 minutes which was an entirely
"content-free-zone". If this had been better managed then I am sure that the
Development updates could have been given more time.

Maureen always gets a huge ovation at Lotusphere and it amazes me that IBM
don't seem to realise her value wrt to the OGS session.
re: What a shame. The OGS compressed Maureen's content into a few minutes that should have been the lead. 4 minutes for Designer in Eclipse. 15 minutes for F'ing Portal.By Bruce Perry on 01/23/2008 at 12:37 AM EST
Seems to me that IBM doesn't really care about the developers. They're only
interesting in reaching the people who write the checks. It's a short-sighted
attitude. If we could develop faster, there might be more checks.

I'm tired of working in a development environment that hasn't gotten a major
upgrade since 2001 or so. IBM's failure to commit adequate resources to
development upgrades is longstanding.

I understand we finally got a class browser. Wee! It's only about 5 or 6 years
late. And TeamStudio did a free one first. All Eclipse appears to mean is
that the possibility of updating the IDE now exists again. How long will we
have to wait for that to actually happen?


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