Question after Lotusphere – Notes Social Edition

Yesterday I read a list of reviews of Lotusphere 2012. Especially around the next version of Notes, Notes Social Edition (hopefully will become nicknamed Notes Social Addiction) I have some questions. Maybe you can provide me more details?

From Alan Lepofsky’s blogpost:

The next version of Lotus Notes, named Social Edition will include a new Home Page featuring the same activity stream that is available to Connections users on the web. This new feature will require an IBM Connection server, but the pricing and licensing for that has not yet been announced. 

From David F. Carr’s review for InformationWeek:

Organizations that take advantage of both Notes and Connections will be offered an upgrade to Notes Social Edition, which makes social content including the OpenSocial application embedding capability, available within the Notes environment.

Odd that Ed Brill does not mention this in his description of Notes Social Edition.

Can someone explain how the deal for Notes Social Edition will be?

Domino Blog tip: set XML/Content Encoding value

Apologies that this blog starts to look more like an archive but I have been lately been involved in non-development activities like attending Lotusphere 2012. I will write later an article on that one.

Today I received an incident report from a collegue about a problem with the Domino blog template (the one everybody wants to have with XPages, hint IBM (this time with documentation))…

The RSS feeds were broken, or at least throwing up an error. It turned out to be that Swedish characters in names were causing the problem. Since I work for a Swedish company it is likely that the error would occur more often and in more blogs/places… so worth a search on Google.

I found the following document very helpful:

http://blog.inetfusion.com/A55CF7/technotes.nsf/dx/11242009023753PMEWES7R.htm

The Fix
– Added the value ‘ISO-8859-1’ to the configuration document, under the Syndication tab, field ” XML/Content Encoding:” down towards the bottom.

When replacing the computed value with “ISO-8859-1”, it appears to be working. Have not changed the lookup form value. This is probably in some documentation somewhere.. but there’s no documentation with the template.

The character set was set to UTF-8 because they should support Swedish characters (link). When setting them to ISO-8859-1 the errors did no longer occur.