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Workspace Domino
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 20, 2019

Please continue to provide Domino Community installer

On the latest Q&A posted on Digital Solution blog, HCL mention that they will shift from providing a Community edition to providing a Trial license. While this might work for most cases, what about the following scenario ?

Let say that you are a web developer and suddenly you are being ask to built integration with Domino application. With trial license you are able to build a development environment and complete the task. After the job is completed you will most likely backup the environment and scrap it. But then 6 months later come another request involving a different (or even the same) Domino application. You can restore your development but the trial license would have expired.

Can we then extend the trial license ? Or do we have to reinstall everything ? If this is a Community Edition then I would not have to worry about the license expiring, right ?

Tinus Riyanto - Prisma Global Solusi

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  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2023

    Has there been any traction on the creation of a trial / evaluation license? I suggested at the 2022 October DominoJam in Chicago that such an evaluation simply have the internal ULIMIT set in the Domino core code. This is an excellent and simple way to cripple the product for production use, while making it available for development use. The ULIMIT controls the maximum file handles, which includes both TCP connections and actual files such as databases. Setting it to a low value like 1,000 instead of the 65K default requirement is a sure way to easily limit Domino while still making it available to new users.


    My concern is that people who have been out of the Domino community for a while are not being given the opportunity to easily test/try/evaluate/experiment with the latest and greatest HCL wizardry in the product, such as Nomad Web, the new REST (KEEP) API, Leap (formerly Volt), Node.js development with the AppDev pack, etc.


    These are all features that can bring new developers in, blog articles and Udemy style courses could be built by community members to gain traction and awareness.


    The community and HCL need to find a way to have outreach, and getting the tooling (for free) into the hands of new blood or old developers is critical.


    If there is such a trail / evaluation download link and I am not aware of it, then I apologize and would very much like to know the URL to point people to for testing / learning Domino.