What exactly is the OnTime Group Calendar Notes client?

We often get the question "what exactly is the OnTime Group Calendar Notes client?" so this is an attempt to aswer that.

The IBM Notes Standard client is a Java application based upon the Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org) rich client application framework. The OnTime Group Calendar Notes user interface (UI) is therefore written 100% in Java using some of the user interface constructs from the Eclipse world. The OnTime Group Calendar Notes UI is a so-called Eclipse perspective which in IBM Notes shows up as a new tab. It is therefore not a database or any traditional Notes design element but a way of extending the Notes client using a full screen Java application. 

Since the OnTime Group Calendar Notes UI is not a database there are no views (in the traditional Notes sense) that can be embedded into traditional Notes applications and there are no Notes-URLs (notes://) that can be used to access data within the application.

The reason the OnTime Group Calendar Notes UI shows up in the Open-list in IBM Notes (and the new shortcut-bar in IBM Notes 9) is because we're using the extensibility of the IBM Notes client to provide easy access to the user interface.

 
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 Posted in Notes Interface