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24 Sep 2012Mathieu Pape7680Improve Replication & Clustering Reliability

So right !

I posted some time ago on the out-of-the-box Cluster Analysis tool which should also be improved { Link } in order to make it easier to create missing replicas right from the tool, adapt ACL's, ... (via simple buttons for instance) .

You've got my vote!
15 Jul 2012Leonardo Noach75964 bit memory support for Linux x64 distros

IBM promotes its software on the Linux operating system. But in the case of Domino when the solution has to process a large amount of documents and use of webservices is better to work on other operating systems like Windows, AIX, Solaris. The explanation is that Domino runs on 64 bits in many operating systems, but not for Linux. I wonder if 64-bit Domino for Linux is on the roadmap?
10 Feb 2011Jacques Page644Multi core control for licencing

Did I hear correctly at LS 2011? Core licensing was to be dropped?
26 Nov 2010John Foldager620Multi core control for licencing

Totally agree. If IBM really needs to control the licenses based on number of CPUs or Cores, it could be put in the server document as a setting (1, 2, 3, ... , all)

In general the license-costs for Domino - especially if you want to use it as a webserver for I-do-not-know-how-many-public-users - is way too expensive for smaller shops. I have several small customers that could easily use Domino server for a lot of partner/customer web-content based on username/password credentials, but who will use anything else but Domino because of the initial license costs. I admit that Utility server is a great option for larger companies.
02 Oct 2010Richard Schwartz3723Multi core control for licencing

The whole per-core licensing model needs to be scrapped. Doing this would just make it more entrenched.
07 Sep 2010Dag Kvello221Multi core control for licencing

Just drop the whole pr. core licensing all together. If You think it's a pain on standalone multicore servers, try licencing this in a VMware Enterprise Cluster (oh, and many vSMB's and SMB use two-three node VMware clusters to run their whol operation

Pr. User or pr. Server or just pr. CPU (any number of cores). It's ridiculous that customers have to pay quadrouple the license fee just because Intel/AMD/etc. hit a CPU development snag and needed to move to multicore to keep up development.
07 Sep 2010Jacques Page644Multi core control for licencing

Indeed, SMB's suffer the most...

Michel. Yes, cores can be disabled but once again, a band aid.

Who says I can not use those other cores for something else?
Would be much simple to add the "Use only one" at install;.. Or ask IBM to stop licensing based on CPU/Core.....

04 Sep 2010Michael Tassati3928Multi core control for licencing

if it is to expensive for you: it is also possible to disable cores (ms windows and linux). This agrees with licencing.
02 Sep 2010Stephen Bailey1819Multi core control for licencing

Totally agree. IBM's licensing core-based licensing model for SMBs is a mess.
27 Mar 2009Tripp Black622Support Lotus Domino on Ubuntu Server

Well stated @6. :-)

As a Redhat subscriber and someone who's been on Redhat since it was a retail-box with version 7, I'd actually rather be on Debian/Ubuntu. Debian has been around for a long time and has a proven track record.

Ubuntu's big difference is that they (Canonical) make you pay for support rather than a yearly subscription just for your supported distro.

@4 Ubuntu Server is basically Debian, yes. In my opinion, (I am not IBM), official Debian support should also give official blessing to Ubuntu.

15 Jan 2009Rupert Whitley2764 bit memory support for Linux x64 distros

Absolutely! 8.0.x had x64 for SUSE didn't it? I'd like to see that pushed out to all x86_64 linux distros....
01 Feb 2008David Killingsworth4000Submit more results to NotesBench

yeah, whatever happened to the NotesBench initiative.

I would also like to see more results (and not only ones on IBM Blade server hardware).
28 Jan 2008Marie Scott3790Support Lotus Domino on Solaris X86

I didn't mean to offend any of the Linux gurus/fans out there...we are a big Solaris shop. And would love to make Windows weekly reboots a thing of the past.
28 Jan 2008Marie Scott3790Support Lotus Domino on Solaris X86

And Linux is a major platform?
28 Jan 2008The Turtle832Support Lotus Domino on Solaris X86

Or just kill Solaris support and quit pretending it's a major platform. I'm on SPARC and would love to repurpose some Windows machines on Sol10X86 and can't. Poo.
20 Dec 2007Axel Janssen5023Facility to bind java objects to a Notes Database

Charles, this proposal isn't intended to make Domino Websphere lite. Its just about a facility to bind heavy objects to a database, to not have to recreate them with any agent-call.
Heavy objects are quite common in some java opensource packages, which currently can't be used for the sole reason that there is no database bound space for heavy objects.
19 Dec 2007Charles Robinson5466Facility to bind java objects to a Notes Database

I have no interest in Java, but I would like to see code that loads at the Notes client level that can be accessed from any Notes app you open. In particular I'm thinking of RDBMS connections. I can get them global to a specific Notes database, but I would much rather have them global to the entire Notes client.

If you're speaking generically I'll promote this, but if you're focused solely on making Domino more like Websphere Lite, I'm not interested.
18 Dec 2007Alejandro Ahumada22Support Lotus Domino on Ubuntu Server

I think Linux versions that have proper support by a company behind them should be supported.
17 Dec 2007Kerr Rainey3860Facility to bind java objects to a Notes Database

I've suggested to Bob Balaban that they look into having a classloader for script libraries that works at the database level. This should mean that any classes loaded from a script library would be loaded once for that database, which would be a huge improvement straight away. That would also give you a means of keeping heavy objects across multiple agent invocations, but I'd have t go back to classloader school to get all the details right.

But yeah, the current state of affairs is pretty poor.
28 Nov 2007Bill Malchisky9254Support Ubuntu (Debian) Linux distro for Server

John brings up a good point. Ubuntu is based upon Debian Linux and there is strong interest for that build. To @1's point, at what cost? What would we gain by having development dollars spent there versus improving and evolving Domino on RHEL and SLES?

No enterprise-class company will purchase any OS sans a support model to match their needs. Further more, most companies will run away from a free OS except for development purposes (in some cases), as there is a stigma of free being unsupported commercially. Domino may run well on various forms of Linux, and other unsupported OSs (e.g. XP), but the initial costs plus on-going maintenance for successive builds and testing grows exponentially (or close to that) with each new Lotus product as it all needs to be tested and supported.

Without a strong customer demand for that particular OS versus RHEL and SLES, there is no reason for IBM to invest the significant cash outlay for Debian. What would they gain by doing so?

Having stated that, if you want to support your clients on that OS, you can do so, but your ability to get support from Lotus would be impeded. I know some vendors will use this approach (b/c a client is unable to use a particular Windows SP, or a preference for one OS over another with that customer). So, it is an option. YMMV.

Again, I am a very strong advocate of Domino on Linux. With the excellent support and products being rolled-out for Linux today ("Thank you, Lotus."), I would rather have development dollars channeled on better GUI fixes, SMTP, and mail issues, many of which are presented within this forum, than a niche distro lacking enterprise capabilities. Debian is a solid quality OS--no argument there; but at this time, it is perhaps best for situations as you described (for internal use), rather than a full-blown certified build from IBM Lotus.


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