This note provides an update to the Domino Administrator help topic Configuring widgets for specific Notes client releases which can be viewed here online:
Configuring widgets for specific Notes client releases
The preferences that are covered in this Help topic are Notes client preferences that can be set in install_dir/framework/rcp/plugin_customization.ini, or could be pushed using Managed Settings in Desktop policies.
If you are using a policy to push the preferences and your user set for the policy includes a mixture of client versions, you should not be pushing the 'currentNotesPlatform' preference. In the case where you need this set for specific clients, you could use plugin_customization.ini.
Default behavior has the filtering preference disabled, but you do get some filtering for free even when the filtering preference is disabled. If a widget in the Widget Catalog has the Platform field set to 'IBM Notes 9.0' (or later), all previous Notes client releases will not install the widget when widget catalog category installation takes place on the client. For example, if you have an OpenSocial widget in the Widgets catalog and its Platform field is set to 'IBM Notes 9.0," and the category to which the widget belongs is pushed for installation, the following behaviors occur:
- All 9.0 IBM Notes clients will install the OpenSocial widget.
- All 8.5.3 or earlier clients will not install the OpenSocial widget.
Using these preferences is not recommended if one of your users is a roaming user that uses a mixture of client versions. If you have a roaming user that uses an 8.5.3 client and a 9.0 client, widgets meant for 8.5.3 clients will be roamed only to 9.0 clients.