After eight years, numerous questions at the "Meet the Developers" sessions, and Bob Balaban rejoining IBM, then leaving again, the long awaited update to the LSX Toolkit (renamed through IBM legal mumbo jumbo to the IBM LotusScript eXtension Toolkit). Scott Morris of IBM, who has been diligently working through the various issues, enhancements and bugs, sent a copy to a few of the more vociferous squeaky wheels, but he assured me it will be posted publicly sometime between today and next Tuesday, depending on how long it takes the IBM website people to get it up there (or, as some snarky people would say, properly hide it so that it will be difficult to find).
I haven't had time to properly test out the new "Toolkit formerly known as the LSX Toolkit", but a few quick items jump out. The Java Adapter has been removed (a lightly used feature of a not-ever-so-popular toolkit, it just didn't warrant the effort to make it work properly, I guess). All the myriad new classes added to the Notes base classes since R5 have been added so they can be used. Windows 64 and 32 bit versions are supported, but OS/2 is no more, nor is Solaris Intel version. There appear to have been updates and clean ups and a general attempt to make the darn thing ready for 2009 and Notes 8/8.5.
I'm excited. How about you? (Of course, now Bob has to find a new question for the Meet the Developers session. Any suggestions?)
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