IBM Lotus has announced a new point version of Notes and Domino, release 6.5.3.
The scheduled maintenance update addresses approximately 350 minor bugs with the product. Highlights include:
Notes Instant Messaging, on the client side, is now multithreaded, meaning users no longer have to wait to initiate chat sessions while Notes is busy with other tasks.
Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook 6.5.3 now offers managed calendar support, enabling users to manage the mail and calendars of multiple users from within the DAMO client. It will also allow users to grant access to their mail and calendars from Outlook preferences.
The new "Send Tracking Request" feature, in Domino Web Access and available in the Sent folder of the mail file, allows a user to obtain a detailed status of any sent message, such as whether it's been read or deleted. The feature was already available in the Notes client, but this makes its Domino Web Access debut.
A server archiving enhancement in 6.5.3 provides document-level archiving.
DataDirect ODBC drivers, in Domino for iSeries installations, are now included.
A new trapleak stack dumping code also for the iSeries can be used to debug leaks in Notes memory.
A new option in the mail convert command line interface in Domino Server allows administrators to upgrade the mail file to a different language. Internally, process the flag and specify a language pack parameter to the design replace function being called by mail converts.
A complete list of fixes is available in the maintenance release fix database. More information can be found in the 6.5.3 release notes.
Lotus customers can download 6.5.3 from the internal Extreme Leverage site. The next maintenance release, 6.5.4, is tentatively scheduled for February 2005.
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