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HCL Domino Community Meeting Dresden - 1.March 2024

25 February 2024 Thomas Hampel
Hallo HCL & DNUG Community!

wir, das sind
Markus Petzold und Thomas Hampel, laden euch herzlich zum HCL Domino Community Meeting in Dresden ein!

Es wird (dringend) Zeit die Neuigkeiten der letzten Monate zu verarbeiten, deshalb diesmal zusammgefasst im Vortrag:

- Aktuelle Nachrichten und Update auf HCL Domino V14 (
Thomas Hampel)


Datum: 01. März 2024
Von 17:30 Uhr bis ...

Achtung neue Location !!!
Restaurant Wenzel Dresden
Königstraße 1
01097 Dresden

Image:HCL Domino Community Meeting Dresden - 1.March 2024
Webgeschreibung siehe
Google Maps, parken direkt vor Ort in der Königstraße oder ggf. im Parkhaus (ca.5min entfernt)


Kurze Email an mich ( thampel at ), so können wir die Plätze im Lokal besser planen und ggf. mehr Tische reservieren.
Der Termin bzw diese Einladung soll, darf, und muss an alle Interessenten weitergeleitet werden... also bitte #weitersagen!

Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Markus Petzold und Thomas Hampel
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Welcome Domino License Analysis Utility (DLAU) 1.2.2

19 February 2024 Thomas Hampel
Hi Folks,

the new version 1.2.2 of the
Domino License Analysis Utility (DLAU) has just been published.
The tool allows customers to analyze their current environment to identify the license needs.

The new version addresses a number of issues ad improvement requests customers had reported, here's a short list:

What's New ?

- Ability to check for new version

- Include user names from entitlement tracking (if it exists) in user counting process
- Fix string in dialog that warns the user they don’t have appropriate rights to the names.nsf
- Fix string in dialog that warns the user they don’t have the appropriate role in the Domino Directory
- Fix
Issue #50 Observation information is not accurate when non-Domino LDAP is used as authentication
- Admin server is changing when additional directories are identified
- Incorrect error message due to improper casing on file naming comparison
- Corrected misspelled word
- Ability to add DLAU_VERBOSE_MODE=1 with the Notes.INI set before beginning the scan, the logging has been enhanced to capture the output in the scan log as well as logging additional information.

For more details and to download the latest version see

PS: As mentioned
in our privacy statement, the tool performs all activity in your environment with no data being sent back to HCL without your explicit consent.
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HCL & DNUG Community Meeting in Hamburg - 1.Feb 2024

31 January 2024 Thomas Hampel
Image:HCL & DNUG Community Meeting in Hamburg - 1.Feb 2024
Die DNUG Community läd am Donnerstag (=Morgen!) zum
Meetup in Hamburg

HCL Domino 14: Wie neue Funktionen den Alltag von Anwendern und Administratoren verbessern

HCL Sametime 12: Beeindruckende Neuerungen der datenschutzfreundlichen Meetingplatform.

Datum: 1. Feb 2024
Eintreffen ab 17:00
Beginn: 17:30

Julius-Vosseler-Straße 40
22527 Hamburg

Anmeldungen bitte kurz per Mail an :
Der Termin bzw diese Einladung soll, darf, und muss an alle Interessenten weitergeleitet werden... also bitte #weitersagen!

Bis Morgen!
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Available now: HCL Notes/Domino 12.0.2 Fix Pack 3

17 January 2024 Thomas Hampel
HCL just released Fix Pack 3 for HCL Notes/Domino 12.0.2
More details of what has been fixed are provided in the
Release Notes or if you prefer reading the classic Fix List Database style see this => Notes/Domino Fix List

Before installing this update, please verify the system requirements:
HCL Notes 12.0.2, 12.0.2 Fix Pack 3 System Requirements
HCL Domino 12.0.2 Fix Pack 3 System Requirements

These kits are available for download at our new MyHCLSoftware download portal at the following URLs:

If you are already running Domino V14 and have the new AutoUpdate feature enabled, you'll see whats shown in the screenshot below:
Learn more on how to use this feature, by joining our
Domino V14 Deep Dive webinar series on Jan. 31 on Domino v14 Auto Notify, Update & Install

Image:Available now: HCL Notes/Domino 12.0.2 Fix Pack 3

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Open Sourcing Domino Templates - Part 1

8 January 2024 Thomas Hampel
HCL just open sourced a number of Domino templates!

HCL just open sourced a number of Domino templates! This initiative of HCL was announced by Richard Jefts to support a more open and vibrant developer community.
Main purpose is to allow developers and partners to extend, modify and tweak the product templates, reuse parts of the code in own solutions and allowing those modified versions to be redistributed.
Now with the the Apache 2.0 license this will be possible. Also it is now possible to update these templates outside of product releases in a more consistent way if necessary.

Especially interesting is the (long awaited)
Domino Design Guide, containing icons, color schemes, and more for helping developers to build better looking applications.  
Image:Open Sourcing Domino Templates - Part 1

All the templates are provided in the same versions as shipping in HCL Notes/Domino 14 with the only differences that they are made available under the Apache 2.0 license and signed with the HCL OpenSource Signing ID.
The Git repository contains the source code of the English version of the templates, but all internationalized versions are also contained as downloadable *.ntf in there:
Latest Version
Domino CompareDBs
Lotus SmartSuite Document Library
Document Library
MS Office Document Library
RSS Feed Generator
Domino Design Guide
Password Reset Sample

All the source code above is using the new Yaml based OnDiskProjects in Domino Designer.

More templates, such as the Domino Configurtion Tuner and the Domino Blog template will be released soon. (@
Martin Ortega please stay tuned and watch this repo )

Who is owning them?

HCL still remains the owner of the original/unmodified version of the templates and will control which updates or changes will get merged into the main branch.
While contributions (pull requests) are technically allowed, HCL does not guarantuee that they will accept or merge them.
However, HCL as well as anyone else, has the right to take community contributions back to use them in future releases.

How about support?

HCL provides support only for the original, unmodified version of the template shipping with the HCL Domino product. Forks or any modified versions of the code are not officially supported. Users who choose to fork the code or make modifications do so at their own risk and are responsible for any resulting issues or changes. HCL cannot guarantee assistance or troubleshooting for forked versions, and users are encouraged to refer to the official documentation for guidance on customization and modification. Defect tracking and support questions for the unchanged templates are preferred to be handled via the normal support process.

PS: Special greetings to
Niklas Heidloff, who might remember his OpenNTF blog post from a decade ago.
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