TLCC Notes and Domino Newsletter

Published on February 5,2018

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In This TLCC Newsletter:
1. IBM Ships Fix Pack 10 for Notes and Domino 9.0.1
2. Known Issues in Fix Pack 10
3. IBM Champions for 2018 Announced
4. Engage User Group Conference in Rotterdam
5. Upcoming Events for IBM Collaborative Solutions Professionals
6. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's courses are available at the Talent@IBM site
7. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

1. IBM Ships Fix Pack 10 for Notes and Domino 9.0.1

IBM has released Fix Pack 10 for the Notes 9.0.1 client and the Domino 9.0.1 server. There are two big enhancements for the client in this release. The first is that the Notes client and Domino Designer now use Java 1.8. This allows developers to use Java 1.8 (a previous fix pack updated Java to 1.8 for the Domino server). The next big enhancement is the use of a newer version of Eclipse for Domino Designer. The Domino server now supports Docker.

Below is a partial list changes per the IBM announcement:

The JVM in Designer is Upgraded to use 1.8 at compile time - With this new upgrade, you can launch Designer client and leverage Java 1.8 compile time features in building applications. For full compatibility, apps compiled in FP10 should be deployed on Notes or Domino FP10 and higher. Java apps may run on Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 and higher as that release upgrade to Java 1.8 runtime. However, Application best practice is to compile with the lowest common denominator to the client/server version deployed.

Eclipse Platform Upgraded to 4.6.2 - The 9.0.1 FP10 platform is upgraded from Eclipse 3.4.2 to Eclipse 4.6.2. This includes SWT, OSGi, Jface and other related Eclipse plugins. Notes, Designer, Embedded Sametime, and Connections Plugins now leverage Eclipse 4.6.2. The Domino server uses the OSGi bundles from Eclipse 4.6.2 for servlet and XPages access.

Embedded Sametime Upgraded To 9.0.1 By Default - The default version of the Embedded Sametime in the Notes Client has been upgraded to the 9.0.1 (previously 8.5.2). Note there are known issues and an available fix, see below.

The GSKit libraries are upgraded on all client/server platforms except IBM i to Version (which contains FIPS Certified ICC Version: for both client & server. GSKit is used for FIPs support, AES , 1024+ RSA, and Diffie-Hellman. IBM i will be evaluated for a future release.

Docker support for IBM Domino - See Technote #2013200

To get more information on this Fix Pack go to:

To download Fix Pack 10 (a support agreement is required) go to:

2. Known Issues in Fix Pack 10

There are several reported issues with Fix Pack 10. One is that the Sametime client may not properly install. IBM has published a fix for this.

To learn more about the issue with Sametime in Fix Pakc 10 go to:

Another issue was reported with emails that have umlats and other special characters in the subject. This issue has no current fix but IBM is aware of the problem. There is a good summary of the issues published at the url below.

If you have previously installed the Domino API from OpenNTF than you should also install a new version of the Domino API designed specifically for Fix Pack 10. This is now available at OpenNTF.
To get the Domino API for Fix Pack 10 go to:

To see a list of suggested steps before and after installing Fix Pack 10 for the client and server go to:

Finally, note that IBM is planning on releasing Interim Fixes this week to address several of these issues:

3. IBM Champions for 2018 Announced

IBM has announced the IBM Champions for 2018. I am honored to be again selected as an IBM Champion for 2018. Congratulations to the returning and new IBM Champions for 2018!!!

To learn more about the IBM Champions for 2018 go to:

4. Engage User Group Conference in Rotterdam

The Engage user conference will be be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 22nd and 23rd, 2018. This event will take place on the SS Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland Cruise Lines. As always this promises to be a great event.

For more information and to register go to:

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5. Upcoming Events for IBM Collaborative Solutions Professionals

Engage 2018 - On a cruise ship in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 22 and 23

Social Connections - Philadelphia, PA on April 26 and 27

MWLug 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI on July 23-25

6. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's Notes and Domino 9 courses are available at the Talent@IBM site

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To see a complete list of courses available to IBM employees and suggested skills paths go to:

7. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

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