At the end of March, Traveler V11.0.1 was released, which includes several new features and fixes for known issues. This list will tell you if the update is right or necessary for you.
Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Traveler 22.214.171.124 has been validated with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 as the Traveler server database when running in high availability mode.
Updated APNS Certificates Traveler 11.0.1 includes updated APNS Certificates that replace the certificates shipped with Traveler 10.0.1.2. These new certificates expire February 13, 2021.
Support for cross-domain ID vault When working with encrypted mail, Traveler now supports retrieval of a user’s Notes ID file from an ID vault that is in a different Domino domain than the Traveler server. See Supporting multiple HCL Domino domains for more information.
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Traveler server shows thousands of errors are logged in the Domino console Details: When Traveler encounters problems accessing the UnreadTable for a user or users, a large number of severe errors are logged to the console. This fix reduces the severe logging for UnreadTable access errors.
Server crashes since upgrading to Traveler 11.0 Details: After upgrading to Traveler 11.0, servers started crashing with LSXBE: ****** Out of Backend Memory ******* errors in the console. Fix addresses memory leak associated with these crashes.
APNS push notifications working only for HCL Verse for iOS Details: Starting with Traveler 11.0.0, applications other than Verse for iOS that use APNS notifications (Verse for Citrix, To Do, MaaS360 and Third Party registered applications such as Virtual Solutions SecurePIM client) were having those notifications rejected by the Apple APNS servers with the rejection reason of “DeviceTokenNotForTopic”. This fix corrects the topic to be correct for all applications using APNS notifications.
Traveler server reporting red status due to native memory usage on Microsoft Windows Servers Details: The Traveler server method of calculating native (C) memory usage in the Windows environment was incorrectly leading to Traveler reporting a red status for native memory usage. Traveler has changed to use the Traveler process memory instead of total system virtual memory for C memory usage calculations on Windows servers.
Add Outlook (IMSMO) client safety that sets push flags if SyncML gets to 50 messages Details: To protect itself from stack overflow issues, the IMSMO client will stop the sync after 50 SyncML messages to then start a new sync. There are some cases where the client does not start a new sync but does connect to push on the server. The push flags are already cleared based on the sync (as they should be), so the client does not sync again until some other data is changed such as receiving a new email. This changes the server to set the push flags for the IMSMO client if the sync reaches the 50th SyncML message so that if the client does not sync again but does connect to push, push will cause the needed sync to be started.
After an upgrade to Traveler 126.96.36.199, when running with the Derby database, some devices were missing contacts/calendar/email Details: When running Traveler server with the Derby database, a re-sync of a user’s device with a large number of customer folders may take too long for the folder sync request. This can prevent the user’s calendar, mail, and contacts from syncing to the device. A database indexing hint was added to reduce sync times. This problem can occur in versions including and prior to Traveler 188.8.131.52.
Mail sent appears to sender to be 1 hour off Details: Changed the way the Traveler server checks for daylight savings time support on startup in order to prevent a problem with the Casablanca and El Aaiun time zones logging severe errors about a mismatch in DST support.
Update APNS p12 files that expire in June 2020 Details: Traveler 184.108.40.206 includes updated APNS Certificates that replace the certificates shipped with Traveler 10.0.1.2. These new certificates expire February 13, 2021.
Traveler reports red status due to severe message flood from EventContainer.maintainSeqNumbers Details: Reduced the log level of a frequent error caused by processing events with corrupted sequence numbers.
HCL released Domino/Notes and Traveler V11.0.1. What does the update contain? Documentation: Domino: LINK, Notes: LINK, Traveler: LINK
New command to run Domino Server Setup from Windows for IBM i On IBM i, Flexera InstallAnywhere 2018 is the platform used for the Domino Server Setup wizard on a Windows computer. As a result, the command to run setup from a Windows computer on IBM i is now domwzd.bat. Previously it was domwzd.exe. In other respects, installation and setup on IBM i remain the same as in Domino 11.0.
Domino for Linux Docker container HCL Domino 11.0.1 includes a Docker-compatible Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) of Domino that is part of your entitlement and available for download through the HCL Licensing Portal. HCL Domino 11.0.1 is pre-installed on this image, allowing you to deploy Domino servers as containers with just a few commands.
Auto Update (AUT) supports future HCAA upgrades Domino 11.0.1 Auto Update (AUT) servers support future upgrades of HCL Client Application Access (HCAA) clients.
Configuration enhancements for DAOS tier 2 storage Domino 11.0.1 introduces the following enhancements to DAOS tier 2 storage.
Support for Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field in X.509 certificates Domino 11.0.1 now supports the use of X.509 certificates that contain a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field. Certificates with a SAN field (extension) no longer require a Subject field containing a distinguished name for TLS connections.
Domino Web server support for Server Name Indication (SNI) Domino 11.0.1 Web servers now support the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension to the Transport Security Layer (TLS) protocol.
New Notes IDs must have 1024-bit or stronger RSA keys When you register new Notes users, you must select at least a 1024-bit RSA key size for their Notes IDs.
Register multiple Active Directory users in Domino When you use the Directory Sync feature, in Domino 11.0.1 you can now select multiple Active Directory users to register in Domino. Previously you needed to select and register each Active Directory user individually.
Configuring a custom image for the Notes Workspace background Use the notes.ini setting Load_Workspace_image to deploy a custom image to display in your users’ Notes Workspace background.
Disabling SwiftFile SwiftFile is integrated with HCL Notes starting in Notes 11.0.1. However, you can use the notes.ini setting DisableSwiftFile=1 to prevent your users from using it.
MarvelClient Essentials version 11.0.3 The version of MarvelClient Essentials from panagenda that comes with Notes and Domino has been updated. The installer is version 11.0.3 which contains template version 20200204 and binary version 11.0.6.
New Java Runtime Environment The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that comes with Domino 11.0.1 and Domino Designer 11.0.1 is updated from that provided in release 11.0.
Support for cross-domain ID vault Traveler now supports retrieval of a user’s ID file from an ID vault in a different Domino domain than the Traveler server. See Supporting multiple HCL Domino domains for more information.
SwiftFile installed with Notes SwiftFile assistant is integrated with HCL Notes in 11.0.1. In previous releases, it was provided separately.
Changes to attachment viewing and importing The underlying software that Notes uses to import and view attachments has changed in 11.0.1.
AES for database encryption HCL Notes 11.0.1 introduces 128-bit AES as an option for local database encryption.
Support for JAWS 2019 The screenreader JAWS version 2019 is supported for use with Notes 11.0.1.
CreateDocumentCollection method for the NotesDatabase class This new method for the LotusScript NotesDatabase class allows you to create a new document collection.
ContactNoteID property for the NotesRegistration class This new property for the LotusScript NotesRegistration class allows you to register a user who has an existing Person document that was synced from Active Directory.
Domino Query Language enhancements Domino 11.0.1 includes the following Domino Query Language (DQL) enhancements
HCL Verse for iOS and Android has been updated during February. HCL Traveler Companion has also been updated. This is especially the case of HCL rebranding.
What does HCL Verse 11.0.0 for iOS and Android contain?
Support for non-repeating Calendar events greater than 24 hours in duration Verse for iOS now supports creating and editing events for non-repeating meetings and appointments with a duration greater than 24 hours and less than 6 months
Support for Calendar attachments Support for viewing, exporting and sharing calendar attachments has now been added to Verse for iOS. Beginning with release 11, HCL Traveler servers are synched to the Verse app, and calendar event attachments are available for viewing, exporting to the device filesystem, or sharing with other apps.
In the previous articles I summarized the news in the final release of V11 Notes client, iNotes and Domino server. In this article I will summarize news in V11 Traveler server.
Support for Exchange ActiveSync 16.x (Traveler now supports Microsoft™ Exchange ActiveSync versions 16.0 and 16.1 on iOS devices. This change allows for the development of features that require this version, such as the ability to sync calendar attachments)
Draft mail messages synchronized with server (Apple iOS devices now support the syncing of draft messages. As part of Exchange ActiveSync 16.X, the draft messages sync are in both directions)
Support for non-repeating Calendar events greater than 24 hours in duration (Traveler now supports creating and editing events for non-repeating meetings and appointments with a duration greater than 24 hours and less than 6 months)
View attachments in Calendar events (When your calendar has an event that includes attachments in the event description, you can now download and open the attachments on your mobile device (if your device’s calendar app supports this capability)
Support for APNS HTTP/2 (Traveler now supports HTTP/2 for communication with Apple’s Apple Push Notification Service (APNS)
As announced in early December, Domino, Notes, Traveler and Sametime V11 were released. Check Flexnet where you should already see the installation files.
Active license management is not available for production use licenses of HCL Domino 11 at this time. Therefore, configuring a FlexNet license server for Domino 11.0.0 is not required. Details of when HCL will enable active license management will be announced.
In addition to English, a German and Japanese language version is available. We’ll have to wait for more languages.
Traveler V11 can be installed on Domino server V9.0.1 and V10.
HCL Domino / Notes V11 and HCL Sametime 11 are coming, along with HCL Traveler V11. What’s new in Domino / Notes and Sametime has been mentioned many times. What does the Traveler V11 bring?
View attachments in calendar events When you receive an invitation from a Notes user or Verse web user that includes an attachment in the event description, you can now open or download the attachment from your mobile device. But that opening or downloading inline attachments or creating or editing attachments isn’t supported
Support for 24+ hour meetings or events You can now create and modify non-repeating meetings and appointments that are longer than 24 hours. If Traveler V11 runs on Domino V11
Support for ActiveSync 16.x Traveler V11 supports MS Exchange ActiveSync versions 16.0 and 16.1 on iOS devices. This change allows for the development of future features that require this version, such as the ability to sync calendar attachments. Traveler V11 automatically switches to ActiveSync 16.x when it detects devices that run on it.
Support for draft message synchronization Traveler supports the syncing of draft messages on iOS. As part of Exchange ActiveSync 16.X, which Traveler supports, the draft messages will sync from the server to the device and from the device to the server.
Support for APNS HTTP/2 Traveler V11 supports HTTP/2 for communication with Apple’s Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) servers. No configuration is required and there is no change in behavior
The following issues have been identified when running the Apple built-in apps for mail and calendar with a Traveler Server:
Duplicate Sent folder entries
Description: As of iOS/iPadOS 13.0, Apple devices add an entry to the Sent folder for any emails sent from the Mail app. When the Sent folder is synced, the server entry is added and the device does not remove the original, resulting in a duplicate. HCL development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7337231).
Workaround: No workaround is available
Accepting a meeting invitation from the iOS device does not send the response to the server
If ghosting is disabled on the Traveler server, responding to a calendar notice from an iOS 13 device does not send the response. The meeting accept is reflected on the app but not in the user’s notes calendar. iOS 13.0 and 13.1 do not send MeetingResponse requests to the Traveler server unless the event is ghosted to the calendar. HCL Development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7328175).
Workaround: Ghosting is enabled at the Traveler server by default. Check the Traveler server notes.ini parameters for NTS_CALENDAR_GHOSTING_SYNCML and NTS_IOS_CALENDAR_INITIAL_GHOST. If found, make sure that they are set to true.
When user click the “Manage the Notes ID” from Traveler home page, there is an error saying: “404 – File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”
It is possible that the server administrator changed the URL of the external server when using large “T” in the word “traveler”.
The “External Server URL” configuration of the Notes Traveler tab in the server documents is case sensitive.
Change therefore: https://server URL/Traveler to https://server URL/traveler Restart traveler server