Sunday, January 27, 2013

Domino 9 beta on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

This year is the first time I missed Lotusphere 2013/IBM Connect 2013 since 2003. Unfortunately, a number of family things takes higher priority. However, this has given me the opportunity to upgrade our servers and also install Domino 9 beta for testing. Domino 9 I see is an important step towards our new release of our iPhora Framework. I have been using Domino 8.51 with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for awhile. However, each time I attempted to install Domino 8.53 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS the start up script would have problems. Since Ubuntu 12.04-1 LTS is now available, my goal was to see if I can use Upstart that was mentioned by Stephen Wissel Upstart to run the start up script. Unfortunately, after many tries, I was not able to get the start up script working. I need to research Upstart more. So I went back to the Daniel Nashed's start script which I was having problems with on 10.04 LTS and Domino 8.53. I happy to say that Daniel's start up script worked very well with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with Domino 8.53 and Domino 9. For Domino 9, you will need to change the variable location of the start of script from /opt/ibm/lotus/bin to /opt/ibm/domino/bin . Have fun everyone at IBMConnect 2013.

Monday, January 7, 2013

MWLUG 2013 Announcement, August 21-23, 2013

Planning MWLUG 2013 has been a chore.  We could not get a hotel in Indianapolis Downtown for our original dates of August 14 through 16, 2013.  GENCON is going on.  However, we were able to get a new date and location for MWLUG 2013.  We are happy to announce that MWLUG 2013 will be held at the historic Crowne Plaza Downtown - Union Station in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, August 21-23, 2013. This hotel was originally the first Union Station in the United States and is a beautiful hotel similar to the William Penn Hotel that we were in last year, but in some way more grandeur.  The Crowne Plaza is currently being renovated so it will be exciting to see how it looks. We have obtained special rates for MWLUG attendees which we will be announcing.

Below is a picture of the Grand Hall Ballroom for which MWLUG 2013 Opening Session and Exhibitor Showcase will be held.  If you are interested, in sleeping in an entire Pullman train car as shown below during MWLUG 2013, here is your chance.  The MWLUG 2013 web site is now up and running.  Hopefully changes that we are doing will final stop the crashing that we had during MWLUG 2012. www.mwlug.com

We have planned a few surprises for this year and yes, we will not have the crazy code word contest like last year.  But we have have something else in mind.  So if you are looking for a first-class Lotus User Group conference to build your social network and knowledge, MWLUG 2013 is the conference for you.  Hope to see everyone at MWLUG 2013.




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