Widgets and Live Text enables end users to see and act on recognized Live Text in any supported content like chat windows, chat history,
® client only), and so on, using XML extensions (widgets) created specifically for their use.
Power users can create widgets and make them available to specific users. They can also create a widgets to deploy features and plug-ins to client users.
Administrators control access to a centrally managed widget catalog and widget categories using policy settings (or preferences) and standard database ACLs, as well as levels of user access to Widgets and Live Text functionality.
Widgets and Live Text overview
Widgets and Live Text enables users to see and act on automatically recognized Live Text in any supported content like chat windows, chat history, Notes
documents, and so on, using widgets created specifically for their use. For example, a user can see a specially highlighted Live Text string (for example, a flight number) and instantly act on it (for example, look up a flight status) by opening a third-party flight status widget that is linked to that Live Text. Widgets and Live Text also enables power users and administrators to create and edit widgets, and deploy them to users to engage a Notes
form, view, or document or third party services such as Web page, feed, or Google Gadget as well as deploy an existing feature or plug-in from an Eclipse or NSF-based update site.
Creating the widget catalog
The widgets catalog centrally houses available widgets.
Embedded ST Only: Controlling Widgets and Live Text access using Domino policy
You can use the IBM Lotus Domino desktop policy settings document to define Widgets and Live Text availability for specific users.
Controlling Widgets and Live Text access using Eclipse preferences
Access to Widgets and Live Text functionality and the widgets catalog is set using Eclipse preferences in the plugin_customization.ini file or managed preferences. This is applicable to Sametime
standalone environments where Domino
policy is not used.
How do I create a Features and Plugins deployment widget?
You can create a widget for deploying features and plug-ins to client users.
Creating a features and plugins deployment widget
You can create a widget to assist in managing new feature deployment and update provisioning on the client based on policy or preferences.
Deploying client plug-ins with widgets and the widget catalog
You can use a widget to deploy a new feature and corresponding plug-in to an existing IBM Lotus Notes client using a combination of the widgets catalog, an NSF-based update site in which the feature resides, an XML file attached to the widget that calls the feature's update site, and Domino policy or Eclipse preferences.
Using public widget provider APIs
A set of public APIs are available that developers can use to create custom widget types for use with either supplied or custom applications.
Specifying Widget settings for a desktop policy
Use the Widgets tab of the Desktop Settings policy to control access to Widgets and Live Text for users of the policy.