Had to put this on my blog, great set of free plugins:
If you haven’t checked out the Eclipse Marketplace then you are missing out on a lot of solutions for Eclipse and RCP. It currently has an astonishing 1,052 solutions available for download or install. Many offer trials and many are just free. You can search on many categories from application management to network plugins.
If you have a product or plugin you would like me to review send it on, I would be happy to give your product a plug but only if its good!
- Community updates – news on the expanded scope of our community!
- Community member spotlight
- Declan Lynch, Czarnowski Exhibit Services
- Stacey Lieder, IBM
- Special Topic: Authors will discuss and demo the recently published Redbooks wiki: Creating Plugins for Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Symphony
- Speakers: Mikkel Heisterberg (Intravision), Tim Parsons (IBM)
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This is a pretty hot topic for enterprises deploying the now many plug-ins available in the Lotus community. Do you want to deploy trusted plug-ins? Do you want to control what plug-ins can be installed? Then you may want to consider reading these resources:
First thing you need to know is how to sign your plugin, check out this great article for how to do that: Explore Eclipse’s plug-in signature mechanism.
Next, you will need to setup the Domino policies to restrict what certificates can be accepted by your clients. Check out the Domino wki for that: Pushing trusted certificates to Lotus Notes clients.
Myself and Igor have just uploaded a new OpenNTF project – Multiple Database Search!
The new plug-in can be installed using the Widget below – so yes, this is a Widget that installs Eclipse plug-ins! What we did was extend the current search user interface (the toolbar to be exact) so it looks completely integrated with the Lotus Notes client. The tool will search specific fields or do a full text search across all of the databases and consolidate the results into a single result set.
You can install the plug-in using the widget below into your My Widgets panel in the Lotus Notes client. If you want to learn how to enable My Widgets in your Lotus Notes client you can view a video here.
As with all Open Source tools and code any and all input is welcome!
This is a really good web cast about Eclipse Features, Plug-ins and how they are deployed and installed into Lotus Notes. Chris Miller does a great job explaining the difference between plugins, features and widgets. I really like how Chris talks about Eclipse Features – many do not understand or even realize what a Feature is. If you want to know this stuff make sure you watch and listen to his great web cast about these new packaging models in the Lotus Notes 8.x client. You can see his original post or you can just watch the embedded replay below.
Education like this is very important. More and more companies develop plugins and widgets; as an administrator you need to know how the plugin and widget get deployed and then, more importantly, how they are updated or removed.
I just uploaded a new release of the mail utilities. You can just install this new release over the existing one or install it from nothing and it will work fine. I modified the toolbar contribution to always show up at the request from many people. So now you will always see the icon and be able to run the rules from any view or window.
You can check out the project here on OpenNTF.