I just got this tweet!
Thanks Pete. And thanks to the team that’s working so hard on this issue!
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Ok lets update the situation. As far as I know we started with 3 problems regarding XPages and iOS8 .
1. Uploading photos to a web app doesn’t work.
2. XPages Mobile Controls don’t work
3. An Edit box with Typehead / drop down selection doesn’t work.
In my last post I mentioned that Domino 9.0.1 FixPack 2 corrects issue #3.
Now I can report that iOS 8.0.2 corrects issue #1. In testing I was able to upload a photo again where I could not with 8.0.0. Technically it was corrected with 8.0.1 but it seems that Apple used the same quality control that I use on my applications and pulled it.
That leaves the big one. iOS8 doesn’t work with Mobile controls.
IBM is aware of this and is actively working on a solution though I do not yet have any idea of a time frame. Even though we have a key app that uses Mobile controls, we’re trying to wait for the official IBM solution.
If you can’t wait then some people are reporting it’s possible to load Dojo 1.9.4 manually. See this post on StackOverFlow. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25935842/xpages-mobile-controls-not-working-with-ios-8
Obviously that’s a VERY UNSUPPORTED thing to do so if you go that route be careful. While it’s reported to fix Mobile controls I’m kinda afraid that it might very well break something else that might not turn up right away. So for now we’re trying to hold off and wait for the IBM Solution.
Hope this info helps.
You can’t click. You can’t do a thing. I believe it’s a dojo thing but I’m not sure.
I’m about to test FP2 and will update this post.
This… is BAD!!
In this show Frank van der Linden, another brand new contributor comes on to give us a little demo of using JSON and JAVA in XPages. If you look closely you might even see a little Connections going on.
Nathan T. Freeman just posted a very interesting article on XPages Performance.
Highly recommend you check it out.
I figured I’d blog this just to make it easier to tell the story..
So last night my family and I went over to by brothers for dinner. Near the end of the evening I ended up twisting my ankle pretty bad. This sent a jolt through me which made me dizzy and nauseous. After sitting for a couple minutes I decided to head over to the kitchen to get a little water. I remember cupping my hands under the sick to get water. Next thing I knew I was on the floor. My head was in my wifes lap people were staring at me and there was a pool of blood next to me.
Apparently I passed out while at the sink. When I hit the floor I cut my chin pretty bad. An ambulance was called and got me to the hospital. X-Rays of ankle.. CAT scan of head… blood tests. Heart tests… Maybe some other stuff.. not sure.. 8 stitches to close my 2 inch cut. Kinda felt like a hockey player that lost a fight against Dave Shultz really.
I guess there’s some kind of vasavagal nerve in the body. When it gets stressed it cuts off blood to the brain. This is what causes some people to pass out from the site of blood. While I don’t have that problem in my case it seems that if I get a quick / sharp pain… This nerve is going to take me down. This happened twice before – where I got quick really bad injuries though I didn’t pass out those times probably because I didn’t try to get up so soon as I did last night. I guess standing with that kind of lightheadedness doesn’t go well together.
Here’s an interesting article on this nerve. Again – I don’t pass out from blood at least I don’t think so. Just quick intense pain I guess. Weird….
Anyway – I’m still a bit shaken up but doing much better then last night.
I noticed something at Lotusphere. There was a hearing impaired person in many of the XPages sessions. She was clearly starting to learn XPages. She had two translators who would switch off during the sessions. While it was amazing to watch I found myself wondering if she knew about NotesIn9 and if she was even able to make use of the videos. So I did the only thing I could think of… I asked her. Her name is Carolyn and she was very nice. The first bad news is that she did not know of NotesIn9. That’s a marketing problem I’m working on. The other problem is that she probably can’t make much use of the videos without some kind of sub-titles in them. That’s not something I ever thought about before. When I started asking about subtitles to my friends, some of them, like Serdar, thought it would also be really good for people where English is not a first language. Others seemed to echo this. It seems that for people in other countries it’s easier to read English then hear it. Another revelation that I never considered.
So it seems to me that there’s a potential demand for adding sub-titles to the show. I really have no idea how to add sub-titles to the video feed either for Youtube, or my hosted stuff which is on the website or available via iTunes/RSS for downloading. So I’d need to investigate that. Not sure what happens if the sub-titles conceal pieces of the screen…
Regarding generating the sub titles I THINK there are three ways to do it.
1. There’s a service that does this for $1 per minute. I would certainly try this for a couple of shows, but to do it for every show might get too expensive. I think NotesIn9 is closing in on 7 hours of material….
2. I could try to create subtitles that weren’t a complete translation – but maybe a shortened outline.. not sure the value in that.
3. MAYBE I could find a volunteer to do a fuller translation…
While I’m NOT promising to add subtitles to every show, I am promising to investigate the feasibility.
So my question to anyone who might care is this:
How valuable would adding subtitles be in helping you learn XPages from the NotesIn9 shows?
Any opinions or advice would be appreciated.
I submitted an XPages Jumpstart with Mike McGarel and another session on XPages and Dojo with Paul Withers.
Ok so I got shut out this year. I’m bummed but I’ll get over it.
But rather then getting too bummed about it, I think I’ll take the time and try and get some more NotesIn9’s out before the conference and hopefully even be able to make some improvements to my site(s). Maybe there will be another surprise as well.
Did you also submit a session that got rejected? Then let me suggest this. Publish the material anyway! Either on a blog, or wiki article, or even forum post. Heck – if you are interested in screencasting then please contact me about doing your material for NotesIn9. No it doesn’t have to be XPages specific! I’d be interested in talking to you.
The point is you have material to share. Just because there wasn’t a slot available at Lotusphere doesn’t mean you still can’t present it.
I did a show on integrating Woopra analytics into your XPages applications back in episode 20. However it appears that back in May I messed something up and actually broke the link. So it’s not been available for some time. I’ve now fixed the link to the video of the show. It can be found:
Sorry about that.