This topic presents information on provisioning and updating composite applications developed in IBM Lotus Domino Designer.
With provisioning available to composite applications, each time you log in to the Standard client, the system checks the provisioning server (for example, the Home Portal) to determine if there are updates available. If updates are available, or if user policy settings have changed since your last login, you are prompted to update the composite application or client.
Java component updates are associated to user policy settings. User policy settings are automatically placed locally in a file (RCPML file format) for that user 's machine. The RCPML file is an integral part of the rich client component access process, and with few exceptions is automatically generated and not manually edited.
For more information on provisioning and how it can be set up for composite applications, refer to the installation instructions and release notes shipped with this release.
Update site feature in Domino Designer
In this release of Domino Designer, the updatesite.ntf
template is provided which implements a complete Eclipse Update Site.
This template serves as the Eclipse-based update site hosted in an NSF on a Domino server. The update site database, based on updatesite.ntf, is essentially the IBM Lotus Domino Eclipse site server. It dynamically provides the site.xml and a set of features and plug-in JARs.
Update site locations for each feature are included in the site.xml file, which resides in the same updateSite directory as the features, images, and plug-ins and which should accompany your composite application.
The site.xml file lists all of the features contained within the updateSite folder. It also contains a URL for each feature that specifies where the feature is located. This location is used during original feature provisioning as well as during feature updates.
You can define a list of update sites in an update site.nsf (using the updatesite.ntf template) which is used in place of or in addition to the capability to define a list of servers using the Server Configuration document in Domino administrator client.
Although multiple copies of this database are possible, in general the number will be one or small. There is no access control on individual features and plug-ins; the only access control is contained in the feature deployment document and in the composite application on the pages/components that refer to the features contained in this database.
Creating and preparing the update site using the updatesite.ntf
For complete information on how to use the updatesite.ntf template to define a list of update sites for the contents of a particular NSF-based composite application, refer to the installation instructions and release notes shipped with this release.
While this process is needed for provisioning deployment and update provisioning in this release, it will still be available in later releases.