Programmatically change database properties

Tags: database properties database icon R8

To satisfy my curiousity after reading this Knowledge base article with the same title as this post,  I've been going over the different flags in the $Flags field inside the Database Icon design element of a Lotus Notes Database (R8.0.2 client on R8.0.2 Server), and found a number additional flags that might be usefull.

To get a handle to the Database Icon use the following: Set doc = db.GetDocumentByID("FFFF0010")

This will provide you with a document object that you can use to modify the $Flags & $FlagsNoRefresh fields (plus a number of other fields).
Unless otherwise stated, the letters go inside the $Flags field.


More R8.0 Standard fun

Tags: R8 Lotus Notes

After starting R8 'standard' this morning and clicking on the Mail bookmark I ended up with this:
A picture named M2

It had worked fine in 'basic/classic' mode earlier.

Can't believe there isn't a fix yet for a product that's being hailed as being the biggest thing since sliced cheese (or whatever the expression is), but has proven to be as stable as a first beta

I'm finding it hard to stay enthusiastic about the Lotus software portfolio due to a number of issues I've been running into lately:
- PeopleOnline applet in Quickplace 7.0 FP1 (and most likely in QuickR 8.0.0.x as well does not tunnel on port 80, it's hardcoded for 8082
- Sametime 7.5.1 CF1 delays in Audio & Video in on line meetings (half a second for video, a full second for audio even when the client and the server are on the same physical machine)
- Eclipse based Notes 8.0 (see above and previous posting)


Usefull error message?

Tags: Lotus Notes R8

I just ran into the following error while shutting down the R8 - Classic (or whatever it's called) client:

A picture named M2

This prompt did lost focus, and clicking on it did not work.
Alt-Tab or clicking on the taskbar icon would briefly show that the dialog was active, but would immediately loose focus again.

After re-starting the Machine Debug Manager service, and a quick Alt-Tab-R key combination the 'normal' nsd process kicked in

Guess I should leave that service on Automatic start