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Jul 7, 2016, 10:21 AM
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Old DBs and Linux clients

  • Category: Domino Designer,Notes Client
  • Platform: Linux
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Developer
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  • Replies: 3
This is a parallel to my earlier OSX question (). I support a DB that was originally developed back in the Notes R4.5 days. Are there known issues for Linux users regarding selection fields and text fields, particularly in layout regions?
Jul 11, 2016, 11:48 AM
105 Posts
R 4.5 didn't have layout regions

An R 4.5 app can be read with newer clients without any issues(*) Layout regions were only an issue if put into a design accessed by an older client.

If I didn't understand the question, please clarify.

It's also pretty easy to test out.

(*) There may be code issues; R4.5 didn't have things like the 'split' function in LS and may apps included a custom function to do string splitting; this can be problematic if run on a newer client. If you have may old apps, I'd recommend buying TeamStudio's Migration Filters; they're perfect for finding code issues across versions. I don't work for TS but do use and love their products and support.

Jul 11, 2016, 11:48 AM
105 Posts
R 4.5 didn't have layout regions

An R 4.5 app can be read with newer clients without any issues(*) Layout regions were only an issue if put into a design accessed by an older client.

If I didn't understand the question, please clarify.

It's also pretty easy to test out.

(*) There may be code issues; R4.5 didn't have things like the 'split' function in LS and may apps included a custom function to do string splitting; this can be problematic if run on a newer client. If you have may old apps, I'd recommend buying TeamStudio's Migration Filters; they're perfect for finding code issues across versions. I don't work for TS but do use and love their products and support.

Jul 13, 2016, 8:11 AM
41 Posts
My original description was a little murky
I realize from your reply that I was a little misleading. This DB was created in the late 90s, though there's hardly a field or a line of code that I haven't touched in some manner over the years. Some odd behaviors in OSX and Linux clients seems to be primarily in text fields in layout regions. I don't know whether there could be something underlying in the 'oldness' of the DB itself (it has been updated to ODS 51 BTW) that could explain it. I have hundreds of Windows users and they don't experience the sort of weirdness the non-Windows users do.

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