When you make a mistake you have to apologize. VoP 1.0.5 and Traveler

Apologies to whoever read my previous blog post about issues with VoP 1.0.5 and Traveler. It is not a bug, it was a mistake on my part.
When I went into the <dominodata>/domino/workspace/applications/eclipse/plugins directory I inadvertently deleted all the jar files: “del *.jar” instead of using the correct wildcard syntax specified in the instructions “*-1.0.*-0.0-*.jar”, core-1.0.*.*.jar and servlet-1.0.*.*.jar .
Doing so I deleted the file com.lotus.sync.traveler.admin.jar and that is why Traveler stopped working. That file is placed there by the Traveler installation process, and that’s why after I reinstalled Traveler on top of VoP 1.0.5 it worked again.

I am very sorry of having created a false alert, but unfortunately mistakes happen…. apologies again to my readers and most of all to the Verse development team.

Problems with Verse on Premises 1.0.5 and Traveler

On my server I upgraded VoP to 1.0.5 and Traveler stopped working.
Looking at the console there were no errors but the devices could not connect to the server anymore; opening https://server/traveler gave a 404 error.

In order to test I reverted back to VoP 1.0.4 and Traveler started working again, then I upgraded to VoP 1.0.5 again and Traveler stopped working again.

The solution I found is to install first VoP 1.0.5 and then reinstall Traveler, when I did that everything worked again, now I have VoP 1.0.5 and Traveler both up and running.

My company is Domino 10 Ready !

I received this today from IBM

Congratulations! You’re a Domino 10 Ready Partner!

Dear Roberto

I am pleased to announce that you have met the criteria to be one of the first IBM Business Partner organisations to be awarded “Domino 10 Ready”.

You’ve achieved this either by having employees who have passed the Domino V10 Sales Advisor exam or by being nominated by IBM for your fantastic support for Domino V10.

Verse on Premises 1.0.4 IF1 has shipped

You can find it on Fix Central. It fixes the following bugs

Fix introduced in release SPR / JIRA Defect Number Description Additional Information
Verse On-Premises Interim Fix 1 VERSE-54933 Some contacts or groups may be missing in typeahead search result in delegation setting or delegation panel
VERSE-54888 Verse could not open mail databases with DBCS file name Domino hotfix 901FP10HF292 is also needed to fix this problem.
VERSE-54734 Notes.ini setting ‘VOP_UseNotesIDForDisplay’ does not work
VERSE-54500 Verse will not generate mail path for data requests if the entry url of Verse has a prefix

The IBM Connections roadmap

At DNUG 45 Danielle Baptiste, Director of Offering Management, has given a presentation on the Connections Roadmap. Here are the most important news announced.

In a future Cumulative Refrash will be introduced new UI for Files, Communities and Notifications

Files UI now is this, defaults to My Drive

In the future the UI will be this, defaults to All Files

There will be the possibility of searching for keywords in file names

For Communities the actual UI is this

and the future one is this

Also here there will be the possibility of filtering by keyword

For notifications, the actual UI of the Newsletter is this

And it will change to this

Let’s talk about PINK now.

In a while will ship the new version of Component Pack, and the big news is that it will not contain anymore IBM Provate Cloud, also known as Conductor for Containers. This because IPC has grown bigger and bigger and getting rid of it will make the architecture simpler. The downside of this is that now we have to install Kubernetes manually before installing CP .

The next PINK service that will be released is the People service, which is a big enhancement to the actual Profiles. Here are some screenshots of what it will look like

The future of Verse on Premises

At Engage Barry Rosen from HCL and Drew Birnbaum from IBM gave a session on the future of VoP.

There will be a new release before V10, in the July-August timeframe

Here are the features planned

The there will be a V10 version when Domino 10 ships, these are the planned features

Then there will be a series of continuous releases between V10 and V11. These are the features planned for the first post V10 release. Number 1 is the ability of importing ics files

I will be speaking at DNUG 45

I have the honor of being selected as speaker for DNUG for three years in a row. This year I will be speaking about troubleshooting Connections.
My session will be June 20 at 14.35
You can see the agenda of the DNUG event here