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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Mon 3 Jan 2005, 01:38 PM
The latest pre-build version of the Lotusphere 2005 Sessions DB is now available.  This has been a huge leap over the Pre-Build A, but it is not quite to Version 1, which I expect to have out Wednesday.  Speakers are now separated into a People view, repeat sessions appear properly, and there are embedded views to show other sessions in the same track, other sessions at the same time, etc.  There is also information on the pedestal(s) that a person is associated with, so if you see a speaker and want to figure out how to track him or her down later, the pedestal may help.

Trust me, there will be more, but I think you will finally be able to get a feel for what this can be.  Let me know of ideas you have, suggestions, or even complaints.

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Mon 3 Jan 2005, 09:49 AM
I am finalizing Version 1 of the Lotusphere 2005 Sessions DB (pre-Build A is out there now), and I am torn between my desire to use some cool new ND6 stuff and my desire not to exclude anybody.  The cool stuff ranges from the simple to avoid, such my nested @Transform for separating last names and first names in a view column, to the complex to avoid, such as layers and multiple embedded views on a form.

Should I restrain myself and let the content be king and have a merged database which will work in both?

Should I go wild and show off the beauty of the Notes client and have an ND6 only version and assume that anybody going to Lotusphere will have ND6?

Should I be a bit safer and provide two versions (relatively easy since most data is updated automatically from XML files, but the R5 would simply be a bit less feature rich)?

What do you think?

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