From the "Things I Learned this Week" file.
As an Admin/sometime developer, I tend to run multiple Notes clients on one system. Having R4, R5, and R6 on one machine never really posed much of a problem (and before you ask, no, I am NOT running R4 and/or R5 on my system). But I discovered today that adding R7 to the mix changes things. I attempted to install R7 on my machine and never was able to change the default locations for the program and data directories. Tried a couple of times. Nothing. So, in a moment of clarity, I looked at the Readme file (yeah, who would have guessed that I would do that). From the Notes R7 Readme file:
A little more complex than what I was expecting. But the point here is that the Readme file is there for a reason. Instead of wasting all afternoon attempting to install R7 on a system, I actually saved time by discovering that Lotus has already figured this out.
One other thing I learned today (and please, no snickering), the ":" (colon), is the list separator in Formula Language. I needed to add another value in a list and couldn't figure out what to use to add that value. A quick call to a developer friend (thanks, Matt), problem solved and I learned something. All in all, a good day.
Link: Notes, Domino, Domino Designer 7 Readme File
Comment posted by Tony Austin11/27/2006 08:03:57 PM
Bill Buchan and I have written about aspects of this, too.
I have blogged about it at http://notestoneunturned.blogspot.com/2006/11/using-junction-points-or-softgrid-for.html and http://notestoneunturned.blogspot.com/2006/10/tip-for-installing-multiple-notes.html (with the latter post having a link to Bill Buchan's article).
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