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Re-publish an updated Lotus Expeditor

Lotus Expeditor is still the underpinning of the Notes Client and Domino Designer. Available literature says it is needed to create a Domino Designer plug-in. So just like the C-API, a version of Lotus Expeditor should be available.

If you search current Domino 12 documentation, you will fin numerous mentions of how the Expeditor toolkit is required for certain functionality.

Just thinking "Expeditor 6.2.1 was created for Notes 8.5 so it is old and can be discarded" is not correct if you are still using the same basic backend, albeit an updated version, since a newer version of Eclipse is used since Notes v9.0.1 FP10. An updated version should be published. That IBM neglected to do this is not a valid reason.

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  • Guest commented
    28 Dec, 2022 03:08pm

    Using instructions like these IBM Notes development : To use or not use Expeditor toolkit I built a Notes plugin and it worked on previous versions of Notes until v12.01 (32bit).

    Now, on Notes 12.02 64 bit version the plugin is not working anymore and I cannot set up Eclipse IDE to modify the plugin.

    Where could I get istructions on how to set up Eclipse to work with Notes 12.02 64 bit ?

  • Guest commented
    24 Jan, 2022 08:33am

    Example of a link that needs work:

    In an article in the wiki discussing tutorial, there is a link to IBM Developerworks that describes how to secure it.

    Part 3 - Extending the Expeditor integrator Web UI
    Expeditor integrator comes with a Web interface to help vizualising inner processes (monitoring) and supporting runtime configuration. Although this interface already exposes all standard features to manage the Expeditor integrator platform it can also be extended for custom use cases (e.g. displaying received and locally stored data from smart meter). How this can be achieved is described in this part of the tutorial series.

    Note: There is an end-to-end messaging security guide based on TLS/SSL freely available through IBM developerWorks: Messaging security guide for IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.2.3 integrator software

    That article has to be avaiable, complete with updated versions of such articles.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jan, 2022 08:25am

    Also, the wiki available at https://ds_infolib.hcltechsw.com/ldd/lewiki.nsf/ would need to be reworked. Like rebranding, making sure resources and links are current and available etc. I know it is a big effort, but it is part of the package HCL acquired from IBM...

  • Guest commented
    24 Jan, 2022 08:17am

    Well, that is hard to do. Since the Expeditor download is no longer available, due to it having been declared out of support. So I can't look at the old version. Other that I know it was based on the version of Eclipse that was under Notes 8.0 - 9.0.1FP9. So a new version should be based on the version of Eclipse underpinning the currently supported versions of the Notes and Sametime clients that arte based on Eclipse.

    Or even better: The old version is locked to a specific version of Eclipse, which also had problems like you cannot update the Eclipse client to a newer version for bug fixes, it becoming out of date for tools you'd like to use etc.

    So even better would be a development toolkit you can install on a current version of Eclipse, but allowing you to target development for the Sametime and Notes client you want to use. Extensible, so if a new version of the Eclipse underpinning is needed, a new config will enable you to continue working.

    See https://lotusbay.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/ibm-notes-development-to-use-or-not-use-expeditor-toolkit/

    But just a bare plug-in would not be enough! I suppose (cannot check, because the toolkit is unavailable) theat the toolkit had examples and develeopment guides. We need those too!

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    22 Jan, 2022 08:04am

    To further underline your idea, can you add more details on what should be done as part of this update?