## 05-18-2009

Tags: Lotus Domino iNotes R8.5 HotFix
Did the person who wrote the readme for the hotfix actually look at it?

Here's the directory content of the hotfix:

and the directory contents for w32 (basically the same applies for the other platforms):

If there are files mentioned below and are not found in the zip file, then there was no changes to the files and the files don't need to be replaced.

(PLEASE NOTE:  These files listed below and in this file are not identified using the correct CASE Sensativity, Please use the CASE of the file You are replacing as a guide for installation.)

Server       Location
Platform                                                                        Files

Win32         <Domino data directory>\domino\html                        dwa85.cab
dwa85W.cab
dwa85res_en.dll

<Domino program directory>                                         ninotes.dll
(note:  all files in the w32 directory need to be        ninotes.sym
installed)                                                                ndolextn.dll ***** (see note below)
ndolextn.sym ***** (see note below)

<Domino data directory>/jvm/lib/ext/                        dlt.jar

<Domino data directory>\iNotes                                Forms85.nsf

<Domino data directory>                                                us.dic
uk.dic
wpdic.dic

NOTE:  If files are mentioned above are not found in the zip file, this means no changes occurred in this file.

The files that are not included with the HotFix but are referenced in the readme file are marked in red.

To top this off, there are files in the hotfix that are not even mentioned in the readme:
n_DOLBASE.inf
n_SHIMMER8_5_en.exe
n_SHIMMER8_5_en.inf

Update: I should've read further towards the end of the file, this particular bit actually did make it into the readme.

And why is it too much to ask to provide an installer instead of having to manually copy those files for every server in your environment, after all this IS the 21st century is it not?

Don't even get me started on this whole applet signature debacle. It all seems very sloppy to me. Perhaps IBM has done away with their Q&A department as a cost-saving measure?