OpenNTF Board ElectionsPeter Tanner | 3 weeks ago | Comments
Nominations are now open for the OpenNTF Board Elections. Several
Board members will not be standing for re-election – so there is certainly
room for new blood.
There are five board positions open for Member Directors (those representing
OpenNTF's member companies) and three board positions open for Contributor
Directors. Member Directors are elected for two years and Contributor
Directors for one year.
So, if you work for an OpenNTF Member company or if you are an OpenNTF
Contributor, you can run for a seat on the Board.
Nominations are open until September 15th. If you wish
to run, please send me a note with a candidate statement. The statement,
which will be circulated to the voters, should say why you think that you
should be a Board member.
We will circulate the statements the week of September 15, and vote will
be held the week of September 22.
XPages RDBMS Support - Recent ImprovementsNiklas Heidloff | 4 weeks ago | Comments
Below is a video from Brian Gleeson from
the XPages team about improvements to the relational database support.
"In recent releases of the XPages
Extension Library, there have been a number of changes and additions to
the feature that supports Relational Databases in XPages applications.
To ensure that the XPages community is aware of these changes and their
impact, the XPages development team has created the video below.
The video is in two parts and each part
covers the following topics:
- The move of the XPages relational
plugin from ExtLibX into the main Extlib branch and the effects of
- The addition of the new JDBC Driver
Plugin Wizard feature in Domino Designer and how to use this feature.
- The addition of support for Apache
Commons DBCP 1.4
- A refresher section on how to set
up and use the relational database support capabilities in XPages applications.
This includes examples that use IBM DB2, MySQL & Microsoft SQL
In summary, the first part of
the video brings you the most up-to-date information on all the latest
improvements in this area. The second part serves as an up-to-date reference
for anyone starting out with using this feature for the first time."
On OpenNTF: xspless - a LESS CSS Builder for Domino DesignerMark Leusink | 2 months ago | Comments
(Leaner CSS) is a dynamic stylesheet language that allows you to use variables,
nesting, functions (and more) in your CSS file. LESS files can be compiled
into plain CSS file. xspless
is the name of a new project that Jesse Gallagher created. It is a LESS
CSS Builder for Domino Designer. From the documentation:
"This is an Eclipse builder plugin
for Designer. By installing this plugin, right-clicking on an application,
and choosing "Add/Remove LESS CSS Nature", it allows Designer
to automatically compile LESS files to normal CSS versions. It matches
two types: stylesheet resources with names in the form "foo.less.css"
(because Designer automatically appends the ".css"), in which
case it creates a file named "foo.css" next to it, and file resources
elsewhere (e.g. File Resources or WebContent) with names in the form "foo.less",
in which case it creates a new file next to it named "foo.less.css"
(to avoid overwriting similarly-named normal-CSS files)."
In short: if you add a mystyles.less
file to the WebContent folder, Domino Designer will automatically (when
the application is "build") create a mystyles.css file in the
same folder containing the compiled CSS version of the LESS source file.
The download comes with the full source of the project: it also is a good
example on how to extend Designer's build process.