No, this is not a pre-announcement of the death of Lotus Notes. Nope, what this is is something that came out of a discussion we were having on a residency that I am running about some whizzy new hardware that will be announced very shortly. While I was waiting for what seemed like an eternity for Lotus Notes to wake up and open itself, one of the residents said "have you upped the JVM memory setting?". What, says I in my best I haven't got a clue what you are talking about expression.
So, a few clicks later and a restart of Lotus Notes (in my case LN 8.5) and the thing is now like an express train ! Naturally your mileage may vary, but it don't half go a bit quicker for me now ! It's not going to fix network issues, but everything opens much quicker.
Most likely, a set of default configurations for Notes/Designers' use of the JVM needs to be modified. The JVM is the runtime upon which Java programs execute. For Notes and Domino Designer, the JVM settings are stored in a file called jvm.properties that is located in the following path:
<Notes program dir>/framework/rcp/deploy/jvm.properties
By default, the properties file has the following values:
NOTE: In a post Notes/Designer 9.0 release, these higher values will be set by default in new installs, but currently you must change them manually.
Back to me again. Now, do not get too greedy as I did and change the values to something other than those advised. I did, and Lotus Notes was not very happy about it and seemed to spend an inordinate time loading. Going back to the suggested values fixed that.
Today I received an Alert Flash regarding issues on IBM Notes/Domino Feature Pack 10 with the hint to stop upgrades. Currently the following issues are known: (fix available) The IBM Sametime client embedded within the IBM Notes client stops working after you install Notes 9.0.1 FP10 on top of Lotus Notes 9.0.1 FP9 + Sametime Embedded build 9.0.x clients http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22012939(verified by L2) SMTP Mails with Umlauts broken after installing FP10 This seems to be regression. Support is working.(verified) Group iQ.Suite - Out of License because the internal product numbering has changed. The API reports a different version number. Before upgrade eg 22.214.171.124.0.0 => 9.0.1 FP9, after upgrade 900.0.11.0.0.0 => 9.0.1 FP10 Group is informed and can assist. Group will provide Hotfixes of iQ.Suite (19.1.5, 20.2.3 or 20.3) soon.(not yet verified) org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: Plug-in http://com.ibm.domino.java .api was unable to …
The JVM in Designer is Upgraded to use 1.8 at compile time Eclipse Platform Upgraded to 4.6.2Embedded Sametime Upgraded To 901 By Default Add-on Installer for Notes CCM (Connections Content Manager)
The full listing of the new features are listed here: