Call for nomination for OpenNTF Board Members

Paul S Withers | 3 weeks ago | Comments
It's the time of year when elections are opening for the OpenNTF board. We have five Member Director posts available this year. Those whose term is expiring are:

- Serdar Basegmez
- Jesse Gallagher
- Christian Güdemann
- Doug Robinson
- Adam Foster

Member director posts can be filled by anyone working for an OpenNTF member company. Companies can still become a member company prior to elections. Any company wishing to become a member company should contact a board member on Discord.

The terms of the three Contributor Director posts are also expiring. Anyone with an ICLA or CCLA can apply for the post, which has a one-year term. The current incumbents are:

- Roberto Boccadoro
- Chris Bekas
- Howard Greenberg

Anyone interested in standing submit their names and a candidate statement to ip-manager at

The election schedule will be:
- Nominations open until 5pm EDT 23rd September
- Voting from 25th September to 5pm EDT 30th September
- Winners take office on 30th September

September OpenNTF Webinar - Domino on Docker (and free alternatives)!

Jesse Gallagher | 4 weeks ago | Comments
In the past years, running Domino as a Container has evolved from something for geeks on a development server, to a serious option to consider for production use. In this session, Martijn de Jong from e-office, will show what benefits Docker or Podman as an extra layer between Domino and Linux provide in the areas of standardization, portability and upgradability. He will also show how easy it is to create your own Domino container image with a live demo.

Then Paul Withers from HCL will demonstrate the use of Rancher Desktop, a free option for those who do not want to use Docker Desktop.

This webinar will take place on September 15, 2022, at 11 AM (New York Time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to

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

Q and A from the August 18th Webinar

Howard D Greenberg | 1 month ago | Comments

This blog presents the questions from the August 22, 2022 OpenNTF webinar on XPages Jakarta EE Support In Practice and their answers from our speaker, Jesse Gallagher. Thanks for all the great questions!

To begin, here is the links to the support page where you can download the slides and watch the video.

Q is there any perfomance increase/decrease with large data using JAX-RS vs standard REST to produce json?
A I haven’t noticed, but I also haven’t done head-to-head performance comparisons. In practice, I’ve found performance to be very good, and you can deal with memory footprint in very large cases by using StreamingOutput in JAX-RS.
Q When we inject any Domino object into a bean, so we still need to define the field transient? How does it know it will be removed after a req-response cycle?
A No. You don’t assign the value to the property yourself, and CDI takes care of assigning and it properly per-request.
Q We can very easily handle CRUD ops with Jakarta Nosql and at this level we don't need accessing Domino with views, entries, collections, etc. However, what would be the best strategy to handle more granular operations? Let's say the Project name has been changed in the OpenNTF site and all releases should be updated.
A Currently, you would do that in the “object-oriented” way: have a repository that returns all releases for a project name and then go through and update+save each. This also implies a good specific feature request: add StampAll support.
Q Is SessionAsSigner supported?
A Yes. You can inject it via @Named(“dominoSessionAsSigner”).
Q At this moment, I couldn't find a Domino Driver at JNoSQL website. Is it an ongoing development?
A This is for two reasons: one is that it is indeed under active development (though realistically reached stability a bit ago) and also due to how difficult it is to distribute artifacts that depend on Notes.jar and Domino OSGi, as this does.
Q Is ODA an actual requirement to install and run XPages Jakarta EE?
A No. This project doesn’t use ODA, though it’s compatible with it if you choose to use it.
Q Does the Domino NoSQL repository functionality allow you to specify which session object is used to access data, eg. sessionAsSigner?
A Yes. When using the @RepositoryProvider annotation for a Repository, you then create a bean that emits a lotus.domino.Database object – this can come from sessionAsSigner if you would like it to.
Q Hi - we're about to launch a major public-facing website built primarily using xpages as a container for raw html with dynamic content generated via ajax calls to an xpage REST service backed by java beans. In terms of performance would it be worthwhile to replace the REST services with EE + JAX-RS?
A I would say it’s not worth rewriting just for performance alone. However, a version written with this framework would likely involve significantly less code, has additional capabilities, and will benefit more from future improvements.

Answers by Jesse Gallagher. Edited by Howard Greenberg.