Interoperability of Sametime – a never-ending story?

More than a year ago, IBM started to bother Sametime administrators and users with audio and video interoperability between Sametime 8.5.x clients and earlier versions. This topic has never been solved satisfactorily and it was on the administrators to find a solution how bring all Sametime clients (and embedded Sametime clients as well) at least to version 8.5 within a short time to minimize outage of audio and video functionality.


Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic: EditProfile does not work

There is a bug in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic version, which prevents you from editing or creating profile documents.

Neither using formula language (@Command([EditProfileDocument] ; formname; uniqueKey) or @Command([EditProfile] ; formname; uniqueKey)) nor using LotusScript (notesUIWorkspace.EditProfile( profileName$ [, uniqueKey$]) lets you edit or create your profile documents.

This behaviour does not occur in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Standard version, so the current workaround is switching to Standard version.

IBM is already aware of this issue and it has been reported in SPR # OIHZ893RHK.

The current status of this SPR:

– Fixed in 8.5.3 (when released);
– Currently under investigation for 8.5.2 FP1

There is also an open APAR for that.