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ForumFriday: Lotus Symphony: Does it need a Document Library template?

February 15 2008

I had answered James Regenold's post earlier this week: Subject Symphony / MS Doc Library Is there a Symphony Equivalent to the MS Document Library Template. My clients use that extensively, but now want to get of MS Office and use Symphony. They want to be able to save their Symphony files directly into a Lotus Notes DB. Subject there is not some of what the Doc Library requires from an API stance is not in Lotus Symphony. I am also not sure they have it on their to-do list since most people want things like Quickr integration vs a Doc Library. Would be a good request to put in thru your official channel. So I wonder, do we need a Document Library for Symphony? Do people really use them? I ask this because the Document Library template uses some really nasty OLE techniques to provide the functionality it does. Without quite a bit of work, the documents generated in there are locked into that database. Is Quickr not the right place for this? Without OLE support inside Sym

ForumFriday: Notes 8 Performance

February 8 2008

Rob Stitt has posted the comment "Notes 8 Standard Extremely Slow vs. Basic" in the Notes 8 Forum: The performance of the Notes v8 Standard client vs. the Notes v8 Basic client is abysmal. In fact, there is almost no way we can roll the Standard client out to our users because they will revolt. Often times, people say "it does thus & so in x seconds on my system". That doesn't however, prove there isn't a serious problem. What is more important is the RELATIVE INCREASE in time. As you can see from stats I gathered on my system (which meets the required minimums), the increase in time between the Basic client and the Standard client is huge. Note that these time the critical first & last impressions that users see when the start and exit the Notes client. From my experience, other aspects of using the client (e.g., clicking on new messages, on icons, etc.) have similarly large increases in response time, but they are too small to measure with a stop watch. Still,