Update 03/30/10 (version 1.1.0): Top of the list of what's new in the latest update to the Demonstration Application For XPages is that it works on the Lotus Notes Client 8.5.1. Version 1.02 of this application is a Composite Application and all of its pages consist of XPages components. It demonstrates all of the features from before plus some new features, publishing and receiving of events as well as having XPages components in the sidebar - all on the Lotus Notes Client. The settings can also be changed to launch the demo application in a standalone XPage and so take advantage of all the new Lotus Notes Client 8.5.1.

As the name suggests the Demonstration Application for XPages is a web based IBM Lotus Domino R8.5 application used to demonstrate the many aspects of the new XPages technology. Launched via a web browser, the user can navigate through the provided links menu and see how many of the XPages features might work on a real application.

The demo application can also be worked with in IBM Lotus Domino Designer R8.5. Here the user can see how the application is put together and inspire the user to reuse the XPages features displayed in their own Domino 8.5 applications.

The Demonstration Application for XPages has been released on Openntf.org under the Apache v2 license whose terms can be read here http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt

To Get Stated:

On a web browser you can starting using this demo application in two ways, stored locally and previewed through Lotus Designer 8.5, or stored on Lotus Domino 8.5 server.

Preview from Designer:

Unzip XPages.nsf from the zip file to the data directory of your Designer client then launch the application. Then in Designer select from the main menu Design, Preview in Web Browser.

Adding the Demo App to your Domino server.

Unzip the application to the data directory of your Lotus Domino 8.5 server. And because this application is released on OpenNTF.org it is not signed with the standard Lotus Notes development signer, so you will need to sign the template with an id that is allowed to run agents/code on your servers.

Then once that is done and the web server task is running on your server you can hit this application via a web browser with the following URL for example – http://yourDomino85Server/XPages.nsf and this will give you the welcome XPage.

Paul Hannan is the developer. Niklas Heidloff only the committer.