Oct 13, 2015, 8:05 AM
105 Posts
topic has been resolvedResolved

Any risks using 9.0.1 designer in 8.5.3 client environment?

  • Category: Domino Designer
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Developer
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  • Replies: 7

Our user environment is, and is likely to remain, 8.5.3. There is a possibility we'll be doing a server upgrade to 9.0.1 so I know I need to install and use the 9.0.1 admin client. I believe this also pushes me to the 9.0.1 designer client as well.

I've checked out the 'what's new' for 9.0.1 designer and don't see anything that looks like I could do with the designer that would break apps running in an 8.5.3 client. We don't do html, xpages, java, or javascript; just LS and Function language.

It looks like I'd be safe doing design work with a 9.0.1 designer but wanted to bounce it off the group just to make sure.

Thanks for your feedback.


Oct 13, 2015, 10:04 AM
56 Posts
working fine for me.....

Hi Doug,

I've been using the 9.0.1 designer to build applications for a mixed 9.0.1/8.5.3 client population for a while. There are some features available in designer that won't work in the 8.5.3 client (for example, a different way of grouping view entries by date), but as long as you avoid those new features I've had no problem building apps for 8.5.3



Oct 13, 2015, 1:54 PM
105 Posts
same here
Even when developing on 9.x for 8.0x I did not face any major problems -- obviously only as long as you don't use any features specific to 9.x.
Oct 13, 2015, 11:14 AM
105 Posts

Given my history with Notes/Domino, I wasn't expecting anything earthshattering but it's nice to get confirmation.


Oct 14, 2015, 8:12 AM
90 Posts
*you can set the xsp properties to compile for 8.5.3
Oct 14, 2015, 12:08 PM
105 Posts

I presume xsp is something to do with X pages? If that's the case, then no worries because I don't use XPages for any of my designs.

If it's something else that affect @function or LS code, let me know and I'll be sure to capture that as a risk and set the appropriate flag.

Thank you.

Oct 16, 2015, 4:29 PM
90 Posts
*Yes, that setting only affects XPages,come on it, the waters fine!
Oct 19, 2015, 10:49 AM
105 Posts
Thanks! <eom>