OpenNTF Annual General Meeting - June 2022

Jesse Gallagher | 2 weeks ago | Comments
Plan to join the Board of OpenNTF as we hold our Annual General Meeting on June 16, 2022.  The Board will share updates on our recent activities in addition to an update from our Chairman, and our various working committees.  We will also share the results of our work to review and update the future direction of OpenNTF which has a focus on how we can serve our community even better.  There will also be time for open discussion where you can bring your questions and ideas around open source initiatives in the HCL Digital Solutions community.

This AGM will take place on June 16, 2022 at 11:00AM (New York Time) to 12:30PM.

The AGM doesn't require registration. You can click here and join to the meeting.

The OpenNTF Discord Server

Jesse Gallagher | 3 weeks ago | Comments
A few months ago, OpenNTF started testing the waters of moving our Slack community over to Discord. The immediate impetus for this was the message-history limitation of our Slack account: on the free tier, we were losing old messages, but upgrading a community of our size to a paid tier would be cost-prohibitive.

Once we started looking into using Discord, we found that it offered much more for us than just avoiding history loss. Discord quickly proved itself a much-better match for our community, with better community controls, better voice/video chat with screen sharing, and just generally a more community-focused approach.


Since it's gone so smoothly in a "soft launch", we think it's ready to invite everyone more openly. To join our Discord community, visit:

That should get you in to the server - once you agree to the community guidelines, it'll open up access to all of the public channels.

Using Discord

In general, Discord acts a lot like Slack does, but it has some tricks of its own. If you haven't used Discord before, the tutorial that they provide should provide a good introduction:

We plan to use Discord for more than just a drop-in Slack replacement, too. We did a small trial run of having a "developer watercooler" chat in one of the voice channels earlier, and we're thinking of doing that sort of thing from time to time. We're also very open to ideas anyone may have for how we can make use of this new tool.

Finally, there's a bit of room here for some community participation beyond just chatting. To add server capabilities, Discord uses a "Boost" system, where individual community members can chip in to supporting the server. We boosted the server to the first level, giving us a notch better audio and streaming quality, but we'd like to get to the next tier. If you end up liking your experience there, consider Boosting the server.

May OpenNTF Webinar: Using The New Domino One-Touch Setup

Jesse Gallagher | 2 months ago | Comments
Previous versions of HCL Domino required multiple steps to set up a Domino server. Now with Domino 12 you can use the new  One Touch Domino Setup to set up a server in a single click. Roberto Boccadoro will demonstrate how to use this feature to set up a Domino server on Windows.

Then, for the developers, Jesse Gallagher will cover the use of One-Touch Setup when paired with the Domino Docker images to define reproducible development and testing servers. This will cover the value of defining a baseline configuration to match production as well as advanced use of programmatically creating, populating, and discarding containers for automated-test purposes.

This webinar will take place on May 19, 2022 at 11:00AM (New York Time) to 12:30PM.

To register for this webinar, go to:

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at