Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Domino 6.5 and 7.0

Ed Brill's Weblog entry for today provides some useful info for the future direction of the Domino platform - as opposed to the whole Lotus next gen transplant. He says:

Cavanaugh's presentation also did an excellent job of positioning the roadmap for Notes/Domino overall. The 6.5 release, targeted for later this year, is primarily focused on enhancing alternate client support (iNotes Web Access, Outlook support, and mobile devices), along with better Microsoft desktop integration. No major changes will be made to the core Notes/Domino code, leaving the already stable Domino 6 server exactly where it is. New server features will show up in the 2004 architectural release. Cavanaugh also noted that we plan to follow this pattern in the years beyond 2004 -- a stable, incremental release followed by an architectural release. This message seemed to resonate well and mesh with Jeanette Horan's opening session comments...that the Notes/Domino lane will continue "as far as the eye can see".

The Notes/Domino lane may well continue, but the clear message is that the nextgen platform is where application development is heading.

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