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Domino 12.0.2 on Docker - some changes with One Touch setup

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 11:30 PM UTC
Today I learned the hard way what it means to "reset" the Docker Desktop installation using a tool like "Clean My Mac X", a tool that I strongly recommend to get rid of all crap that slows down your system - and does much more. However, resetting a Docker Desktop installation means that everything is wiped - except from the program itself. Docker started to be unstable, so m [...] 

Nominate an HCL Ambassador

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:35 PM UTC
It's the time of the year again to show your appreciation to people who were helpful to you, who provided useful information and/or who were supporting you as a customer during the past year. You can do this by nominating those people for the next years' class of HCL Ambassadors. Don't know what HCL Ambassadors are? Check out this page to learn more: https://www.hcltechsw. [...] 

Quick Tip: Running Domino with Let's Encrypt? You may have to do this

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:27 AM UTC
We came across an issue with some Java code that uses the Apache HTTP client to access another resource on the same Domino server. It's basically an agent that collects stuff from other NSFs using an HTTP request. This works perfectly as long as your server works with a custom wild card SSL certificate from a "common" certificate authority. However, when you are using the Let' [...] 

HCL Notes/Domino EAP5 is here

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:07 PM UTC
With code drop 5 HCL just published new versions of Domino and Notes. This version is all about the client. Whenever a client installation is about to be tested, I suck. Or the installer sucks. Or Windows with the crappy architecture sucks again. I don't know. However, I was NOT able to install the 64bit version of the Notes-Designer-Admin package, the 32bit finally worked. I hate [...] 

Why I changed my keyboard gear

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8:41 PM UTC
I am a huge fan of products made by Native Instruments. I bought their stuff since 2008, mainly software instruments (VST). Since they also make hardware such as keyboards and other MIDI controllers, I also had my hands on those. Native Instruments The first controller was the Maschine Mikro mk3, the little brother of the famous Maschine controller. This thing is amazin [...] 

Restyle anyone?

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:33 PM UTC
Against my understanding HCL dropped the Restyle function in Nomad server with the latest beta 2 of the Nomad server. I expected it to be a part of the upcoming code drop 5 of the Notes client because I was told and I assumed you need a part of the Designer to do that. But this is not the case obviously. Nomad manages the restyling completely on the server within the plugin - a smart move. I da [...] 

HCL Nomad Web 1.0.5 beta 2 is here and has a goodie

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 6:07 PM UTC
HCL dropped a new in-between beta version of Nomad Web 1.0.5. This also is usable for Domino from 12.0.1FP1 or higher (the latest 12.0.2 EAP4 for example). The HCL community is crazy. Ales Lichtenberg was the first outside HCL who tweeted about it. I instantly downloaded it and wanted to let it sit for some days before I test it - what could be so fancy new in this version, uhm? Daniel Nashe [...] 

HCL Nomad Web w/o HCL SafeLinx

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:02 AM UTC
It's been 3 weeks since I tried Daniel Nashed's implementation to the community container project to install SafeLinx in a container - including Nomad Web. That was pretty easy once you managed the certificate part. Now with the latest drop 3 of Domino 12.0.2 HCL also released the first beta of Nomad which runs as a Domino add-on - without SafeLinx at all. Installation couldn't b [...] 

HCL Nomad Web - in a container

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 6:27 PM UTC
Daniel Nashed did it again: he simplified a process to get faster results. This time: getting started with HCL Nomad Web and SafeLinx. HCL Nomad Web needs SafeLinx as Proxy and additional files which are the WAS part of the product which will run in your browser. Installing and especially configuring a SafeLinx server may be cumbersome and at least I failed several times. With SafeLinx now [...] 

Finally going ARM

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:19 PM UTC
I thought about it for quite a while, now I did it and bought a MacBook Pro 14" mit M1 Pro SOC. It's the 10/16 Core model with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD (3-5GB/s read/write speed!). There were many reviews about this processors and the machines Apple created on top of it - and I can only chime in that this is a game changer. It's so fast and power efficient. Sorry, Intel - you are dead, at [...]