Notes/Domino/Traveler 11.0.1 available

As HCL announced during @engage.ug version 11.0.1 has been released today. And as promised we get:

  • HCL Client Application Access 3.0.1 with all G1 language packs
  • HCL Domino Server 11.0.1 with all G1 language packs
  • HCL Notes 11.0.1 ( Full and Basic Client ) in all G1 languages
  • HCL Traveler 11.0.1 for Windows, Linux and System i
  • New InstallShield Tuner Kits for Standard Clients
  • HCL NiceTool

An overview about the system requirements of V11.0.1 take a look at the following links:

HCL Domino 11.0.1

HCL Notes 11.0.1

HCL iNotes 11.0.1

HCL CAA 3.0.1

Also take a look of what´s new in 11.0.1 and in Sametime V11:

https://blog.hcltechsw.com/domino/whats-new-in-hcl-domino-v11-0-1-and-sametime/

  • New command to run Domino Server Setup from Windows for IBM i
    • On IBM i, Flexera InstallAnywhere 2018 is the platform used for the Domino Server Setup wizard on a Windows computer. As a result, the command to run setup from a Windows computer on IBM i is now domwzd.bat. Previously it was domwzd.exe. In other respects, installation and setup on IBM i remain the same as in Domino 11.0.
  • Domino for Linux Docker container
    • HCL Domino 11.0.1 includes a Docker-compatible Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) of Domino that is part of your entitlement and available for download through the HCL Licensing Portal. HCL Domino 11.0.1 is pre-installed on this image, allowing you to deploy Domino servers as containers with just a few commands.
  • Auto Update (AUT) supports future HCAA upgrades
    • Domino 11.0.1 Auto Update (AUT) servers support future upgrades of HCL Client Application Access (HCAA) clients.
  • Configuration enhancements for DAOS tier 2 storage
    • Domino 11.0.1 introduces the following enhancements to DAOS tier 2 storage.
  • Support for Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field in X.509 certificates
  • Domino 11.0.1 now supports the use of X.509 certificates that contain a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field. Certificates with a SAN field (extension) no longer require a Subject field containing a distinguished name for TLS connections.
    Domino Web server support for Server Name Indication (SNI)
  • Domino 11.0.1 Web servers now support the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension to the Transport Security Layer (TLS) protocol.
  • New Notes IDs must have 1024-bit or stronger RSA keys
    • When you register new Notes users, you must select at least a 1024-bit RSA key size for their Notes IDs.
  • Register multiple Active Directory users in Domino
    • When you use the Directory Sync feature, in Domino 11.0.1 you can now select multiple Active Directory users to register in Domino. Previously you needed to select and register each Active Directory user individually.
  • Configuring a custom image for the Notes Workspace background
    • Use the notes.ini setting Load_Workspace_image to deploy a custom image to display in your users’ Notes Workspace background.
  • Disabling SwiftFile
    • SwiftFile is integrated with HCL Notes starting in Notes 11.0.1. However, you can use the notes.ini setting DisableSwiftFile=1 to prevent your users from using it.
  • MarvelClient Essentials version 11.0.3
    • The version of MarvelClient Essentials from panagenda that comes with Notes and Domino has been updated. The installer is version 11.0.3 which contains template version 20200204 and binary version 11.0.6.
  • New Java Runtime Environment
    • The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that comes with Domino 11.0.1 and Domino Designer 11.0.1 is updated from that provided in release 11.0.
  • Documentation updates article on the Support site
    • See the article Domino 11 documentation updates for any significant corrections or other updates to this documentation.

My download has already finished with the new Download Manager and is waiting to be installed 😉

engage.ug 2020 – Personal recap

What an amazing event at the Burger´s Zoo in Arnhem I was able to attend !

Theo Heselmans and his team again organized a tremendous event in a very special location. Thanks a lot for all of your work – every “Thank You” you received was well-deserved !!

Now on the the content. HCL presented the future of the New Collaboration Solutions with some very great announcements ! The speed of how HCL delivers new features and composes new and – what´s extremely important – integrated solutions is unbelievable !!

Feel free and go through this summary about the upcoming releases – and don´t forget to read the planned enhancements for V12 !!

  • Notes V11.0.1
    • SwiftFile will be automatically integrated in the client. This option will help you to organize your mail into the correct folders like in Verse on Premises
    • Attachment viewing
      • From 11.0.1 on an attachment will not be rendered by your Notes client but will be displayed in your default browser
    • Database encryption
      • There´s an option to encrypt local databases by 128-bit AES
    • Setting the background of the workspace via NOTES.INI setting ( and therefore via a policy )
  • Domino V11.0.1
    • The AUT ( Auto Update feature ) will support future HCAA upgrades
    • Modifications in the DAOS Tier 2 storage option
    • Domino Web Server support for SNI ( Server Name Indication )
    • New Notes ID´s will automatically have 1024-bit encryption or stronger RSA keys
      • Old ID´s with weaker RSA keys will still work but you should consider to rollover those keys
    • Users coming via the feature “DirSync” from AD can now easily be registered in Domino
    • New JRE ( Java Runtime Environment )
      • openjdk version 1.8.0_242
      • Eclipse Open9 JVM
    • Enhancements in the Domino Query Language ( DQL )
  • Sametime V11 FP1
    • All mobile clients will support the Persistant Chat
    • Drag&Drop support for File Transfer
    • And a lot of fixes
    • All that is approximately coming in the End of March 2020
  • Verse on Premises 2.0
    • VoP will have the option to “install” a browser based client on your computer just by clicking a “+” sign inside your VoP session.
    • VoP will deliver a new calendar form
    • Better search options by the ability to search using a date range
    • The option “Send and File” will be available where you can directly put your sent mail into a specific folder
    • Full support for HCL Connections 6.5
  • HCL Volt
  • HCL Connections
    • This year some CR´s will be released and there will be extremely helpful extensions like
      • Integration of MS Sharepoint in 6.5 CR1/CR2
      • Containerazation of ICEC
      • Full integration of MS O365 for round-trip editing
      • New integrations for Sametime V12

But also the future of HCL Notes/Domino and HCL Connections is looking very, very bright. We saw the future of HCL Notes/Domino V12, HCL Connections V7 with a very clear message to the market: this is how we want to transform the current portfolio on the Desktop:

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There are also great enhancements coming on the Server side and on HCL Connections.

  • Domino V12
    • Planned for the 1H/2021
    • Two-factor authentication for accessing apps via Web via the Google Authenticator
    • Two-factor authentication for NRPC clients
    • Integration of Let´s encrypt by default
    • Support of Touch ID für MacOS
    • Auto deployment of the ID vault
    • Support of SNI ( Server Name Indicator )
    • New RSA keys in strength of 2048bit created by default when registering users, servers, …
  • Sametime V11 Meetings
    • planned for Q2/2020
    • Completely built on Open Source
    • Support for Voice, Video and Screen Sharing
    • All components on one server
    • If you want to participate on the HCL Sametime V11 Mobile Beta you can do that here

And HCL is delivering “HCL SoFy” – the HCL Solution Factory where you’ll be able to run applications in the cloud just by selecting them by click. Combining your selected apps will be done in the background and after this step your application will be ready to use.

Also 2 new HCL Grandmaster have been presented during this great conference

Also great applause for both of you !!!

So as a summary it was a pleasure to be part of this great community and you should take the chance to participate in this great event next year !!

 

Wrong date/time displayed in calendar entry

Yesterday I had the issue on a single client where the end date of a calendar entry was displayed completely wrong.

Here´s the calendar entry from the meeting chair:

calendar_entry_1

And here´s the invitation from the person who received the invitation:

calendar_entry_2

You can see, that the end date is not 18:00 like requested by the chair. After some investigation we discovered the following issues:

The temporary fields for the Start/End date contain the wrong content and also the following entries can be found in the NOTES.INI of the client:

$CSForwardCurrentCalendarEDT = 25.06.2019 10:00:00
$CSForwardCurrentCalendarSDT = 25.06.2019 09:30:00

It seems that these are temporary entries during creation/modification of the calender entry and which are not being removed during a client crash, …

It´s safe to manually remove these entries – afterwards the Start/End dates are displayed correctly.

Import of ICS files with special characters not possible

This week I received the information from a customer that there´s a problem when trying to import ICS files with special characters ( like Ü, .. ) in your Notes calendar. You then receive the following error message:

‘Notes cannot process your file. This URL is not associated with a valid iCalendar feed’ 

There´s a known TechNote regarding this problem: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO90157

I pleased HCL to create an Enhancement Request and a new idea for getting this issue fixed has been created: https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/NTS-I-1052

In the meantime you can solve this issue by either

  • renaming the ICS file ( getting rid of the special characters ) or
  • Drag&Drop the ICS file to your calendar link in the sidebar

Feel free to support the idea 😉

Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 3 Release Notice and Fix List

Yesterday the first Fix Pack was officially released by HCL. You can find the included fixes and the download links on the official HCL site: https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0069519.

The fixes included in FP3 are:

Client

+SPR# DLIMBDWQXW – Fixed a problem where the Notes client would hang on exit when Replication on exit was enabled.  This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

SPR# JALAB6SRRH – If EnableThreeClicks ini is set to 1, user will be required to enter three clicks for opening attachments and URLs, as mandated by the EU.  This option is off by default.

+SPR# VRARB6GJCZ – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where Widgets would not work.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.1 FP10.

SPR# ZNDNBC8H3E – Fixed a Notes client crash on Windows 10 V1809 whenever the user tried to remotely connect to their machine via Remote Desktop Protocol.

SPR# DOKEATLHV9 – Prior to this fix, the failover error “Remote system no longer responding” was shown on send-mail action when the primary server was down.This is specific to SCN.

+SPR# SSARBD4J84 – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where, if the Notes preference Open each document in new window has been set, the first window opened cannot be closed.  This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

+SPR# KSOAB5MM66 – Fixed a problem with the Notes calendar where setting the body text to any proportionally spaced font then reopening the saved calendar entry would result in the body text having been changed toDefault Monospace font.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# SMEAB94AYW – Fixed a problem where the Notes client would hang when using a particular widget.

+SPR# RGANBBABED – Fixed a problem in Xpages in the Mac Client where an error 500 page was being displayed when trying to launch an Xpage app.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.1.

SPR# RPAIBC5J2Y – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where certain SMIME messages would crashing when being opened

SPR# SSPLBCSJ2B – Mac client now has an updated version of the JVM – 1.8 (IBM) SR5 FP30

Programmability

SPR# AGUD87CN4P – Fixed a problem where the LotusScript Split function would produce incorrect results if the delimiter contained two of the same character.

SPR# JCORBDBPYA – LotusScript JSONElement.value property truncates the LotusScript string when the value is greater than 64K.  Fix provides for complete return of a JSONElement value string.

SPR# JCUSB9JL8B – DQL: Fixed a problem where DQL did not recognize a query that contained DBCS characters.

SPR# RDOLB9734S – Fixed a problem in Domino Designer where editing and saving LotusScript agents in would sometimes hangs when “Run in background client thread” was enabled.

+SPR# TOCLBC7MGL – Fixed a problem in Domino Designer where Xpages would no longer work after opening/closing a form if LibreOffice (v6.2) was installed.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

Server

SPR# GFALBCFAK3 – Fixed a problem with DAOS resync where deletion and copy style compact were not possible after DAOS resync due to an error “File is in use by another program”.

SPR# GRHEBBCS5X – Fixed a problem where Symmetrical cluster created a folder when doing a repair even if the directory in the path was a directory link

+SPR# KKHOBCGF8H – Fixed a problem where, when creating new replicas (where the target replica is a stub), if a corrupt folder note exists in the source database, replication might retry replicating the corrupt folder note and not complete.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# MNAA9K9ANA – Fixed a problem where Xpages documents would not show an inserted image if an attachment had been uploaded to the document. The MIME data type was not getting set to Content-Type:multipart/related

+SPR# MSKABBZH3L – Fixed a problem where Adminp was failing trying to create replicas of large databases (250gb) on large disks (2TB).  It would incorrectly state there was insufficient space.  The workaround is to create the replica directly in the UI and not use adminp. This issue has been corrected.  This regression was introduced in 10.0

+SPR# PLYSBCPKCP – Fixed a problem in the Domino SMTP server where a non-ascii internet message address phrase lost its encoding when being stored in a Notes item. This regressoin was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

SPR# RPAIBA9JUZ     – Fixed a problem in QVault tool where too much logging information was being output by default.  Logging now requires notes.in DEBUG_IDV_QVAULT=1 to be set.

SPR# SAZR9REQ9R  – Fixed an intermittant crash on Domino server making outbound LDAP search requests.   This is most likely due to an edge case network error condition.

SPR# STAAB6A5GX – Fixed a problem in the Domino server where the Tika java process was not being shutdown when the update task was restarted.

SPR# DVDIASU9A3 – Fixed a problem in the HTML Parser where the router would sometimes hang while processing styles.

SPR# JPAIB6ZLKG – Fixed a problem with the Domino server where the Java Tika process was not terminating cleanly on Domino server shutdown on non windows platforms

+SPR# PKURBBX6QK – Fixed a problem where ampersands contained in an LDAP filter attribute value were inadvertently being escaped in filters which were not being sent to IBM Directory Server LDAP. This fix causes the ampersand to be escaped only in filter attribute values being sent to an IBM Directory Server. This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP8.

SPR# RSTNB6GC7D – Fixed a problem where dbmt did not terminate when running with -range option and loaded at server startup. This was causing dbmt to not process databases when the next time the specified range came around.

iNotes

SPR# MSAHBC92RS – iNotes: Fixed a problem in iNotes where, using IE, the Notes ID management dialog box became blank after the internet certificate was imported.

+SPR# SLODAN59R7 – iNotes: Fixed a problem where hyper links in the mail body were truncated if the URL had spaces. This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# TPONBBYCME – iNotes: Fixed a problem where the mail body contents in bidirection environment didn’t appear in the correct direction.

+SPR# RMTGB7NEX2 – iNotes – Fixed a problem that hyper links in mail body did not work if the URL had spaces – the spaces were truncated.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

 

IBM Notes V10.x: Search for attachment names not working anymore

Yesterday I received an email from a customer complaining that a search on a full text indexed mail database does not find attachment names.

I tried this on my mail database on a local replica and also on our server and could see the same result: attachment names are not found.

After opening a case @HCL yesterday, today I received the information, that this regression in well known under the SPR # JCUS975RGX:

SPR # JCUS975RGX => Allow attachments to be found by searching for their file names
This is regression started on V10.0.0 and was working on previous versions.

If you also are facing this problem with Notes/Domino V10.x just open a case and refer to this SPR to increase the weightage for getting a solution.