Connections 4.5 will be available on 29th of march. more via stephankopp.net

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After skripting jdbc and j2ee on WebSphere i was interested to fasten the DB2 configuration after a Connections installation. There are two ways to get valid source xml-Files for automatic maintenance in DB2. I use automatic maintenance, because i can set a maximum backup time and how many dumps of one database should be stored. DB2 deletes old backups (which i have in a filebackup each night) automatically. You can’t script this settings directly, IBM provides two system calls for this: sysproc.automaint_set_policyfile and sysproc.automaint_set_policy. I use the file variant here, because i think it easier to handle files than blob content.

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Setting the performance tuning parameters for all datasources in WebSphere Application Server (for IBM Connections 4) is a really annoying job with lots of mouse clicks. I searched a way to make these through wsadmin with a jython script and after some testing i wrote one, which set all parameters for the Connections DataSources as described in IBM Connections 4 Performance Tuning Guide. I set StatementCacheSize, minConnections and maxConnections with this script. Download: changeDataSourceParameters Using this script Copy this script to your server and copy & paste it to a wsadmin-Session, or start wsadmin with

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With Connections Fixpack CR1 we had a problem, that profile pictures didn’t show up when we opened an activity stream entry: With CR2 the profile pictures get not replaced with a grey head icon:

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Last week i want to build a “light” Connections Installation to test some things like OAuth and Customizing. So i installed Domino 9 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit, DB2 9.5.7 Express and WebSphere. I deployed the homepage and the profiles databases. After this i want to install the required applications of Connections (Homepage, Search and News) and Profiles. Installation shows no more dependencies and i started up my Connections after install. Modules are looking good, but when i want to add a status update the windows opens, but show no buttons to Save the Status. Even on homepage or people views i can’t add status updates.

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