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Fri 4 Nov 2005, 03:56 PM
Due to some mysterious problems with a couple of key customers, we withdrew CoexLinks 2.5 temporarily while we evaluated the problems.  It turns out that aside from a couple of minor issues, the crashes were not due to any defect in the software, so after making the minor fixes, re-testing extensively, and validating with the customers having problems, we are releasing Version 2.5a.  

It is possible we overreacted by pulling the version in the first place, but quality and stability are key requirements for our software, so we felt it was better to err on the side of caution.  I am glad to be able to re-release this version with increased confidence.  Thank you for your patience!

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Fri 4 Nov 2005, 09:47 AM
As one of several very active responders on the Gold Forums (Stan Rogers is probably the most active) for a number of years, it seems that we are missing an opportunity.  If we had a Notes Net Wikipedia, it could grow as those of us tired of answering the same questions over and over again could fill in topics, then refer to them in answers on the forums.  While it is fine to "search the forum", as we like to tell people, it requires wading through the various questions and answers, sometimes incorrect answers, trying to figure out which solutions are correct, complete and vetted.  In some ways, this would be similar to, or compete with, Ken Yee's Notes/Domino FAQ, but it would be more self correcting.  With a bit of cooperation from IBM, we could even have a Wiki link that would work from the Gold forums themselves, so you could write {{Hide-when formulas}} and have it link automatically to that post, or something along those lines.  Just as Wikipedia has become a great collaborative repository, the Notes Net Wikipedia could harness the energy and knowledge of the many, many participants.  OpenNTF has a DominoWiki available, although I don't know whether it is scalable enough, so if we needed to use some other Wiki software, I think that would be OK.

So what do you think?  And if IBM doesn't listen, should we do it anyway and get OpenNTF or Penumbra or some other third party to host it?  (I'd host it here at Genii's site, but I have a feeling that letting any single commercial entity host it would be a bad idea)  While that wouldn't provide the automatic Wiki links, it could still be a single, searchable repository.

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