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.
Regarding the blog of René Winkelmeyer there are security holes in the Outlook for iOS and Android clients which was released on Thursday, January 29th. René checked the client and found out following security breaks ( thanks to René for posting ):
File sharing capabilities
The app has built-in connectors to OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive. That means a user can setup his personal account within the app and share all mail attachments using those services. Or use files from those services within his company mail account. That’s a data security nightmare.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using a containerized solution like the Apple built-in separation of managed and unmanaged apps. The same applies to every other container. The communication is app-internal and you cannot control that.
Shared Exchange ActiveSync ID and device type
It gets even more worse. Each ActiveSync client normally has a unique ID for data synchronization. That allows administrators to distinguish a users devices. Micros…
Create a Program document in the server's Domino directory:
1. Open the Domino directory 2. Select the Server view 3. Select Programs view 4. Click Add Program 5. Under the Basics tab and in the field Program name enter: nserver (for iSeries, enter server) 6. In the Command line enter: -c "quit" ( for ending the Lotus Domino Server ) -c "restart server" ( for restarting the Lotus Domino Server ) 7. Fill in the Server to run on field and also set a schedule under the Schedule tab. The server does not need to be rebooted for this Program document to take effect
Caution: If your server requires a password at start up, the server will shut down and restart, but will sit and wait for the password to be manually entered.