Monday, May 9, 2005

Talk to me!

An anonymous blogroller got me thinking about adding Sametime awareness to web pages. I tinkered with it a bit this afternoon and got it working internally. So I thought I would test it on my blog too. If you haven't noticed, there is now an "Online Status" section on the toolbar to your right. I'm usually only online between 8 and 5 EST. Got a few minor UI tweaks I want to look into, but it's working. So chat with me if you wish...


Chris Whisonant said...

FYI - It doesn't work with Firefox/Mozilla unless I have a copy of the STLinks files on the local server... This is from the "Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing Links Toolkit Developer’s Guide and Reference". I'm not sure if I will be able to uplad files to the servers, so if you wanna chat with me head over to IE where things that probably shouldn't work do! (grr...)

"Therefore, if your Sametime-enabled pages reside on a separate application server, you must place a copy of the Sametime links runtime files (the applet and HTML dialog files) on your application server. In addition, Mozilla users must use a signed version of the Sametime links applet to allow the applet to connect to the Sametime server. The applet (stlinks.jar) is included on the Sametime server in {SERVER Directory}\Data\domino\html\sametime\stlinks\signed. If your HTML pages are stored on a separate application server, follow these steps:
1. Under your web server root directory, create a "sametime" folder.
2. Put a copy of the “stlinks” folder from the Sametime server inside the "sametime" folder you just created.
3. Replace the stlinks.jar file with the one in {SERVER Directory}\Data\domino\html\sametime\stlinks\signed.
4. Make sure that the HTTP tunneling port specified in hostinfo.js matches the one used by the server. Note that if you modify the port at any time after copying the Sametime links files to the server, you must update hostinfo.js with the new port information. For more information about the HTTP tunneling port, see “Setting the HTTP Tunneling Address and Port” in Appendix A."

anonyman said...

Chris, first thanks for the extra publicity...

When I see you online (only in IE) maybe we can chat a couple of minutes about what I can be doing on the web versions of my pages/forms/views to get the sametime stuff going.

Greg Simmons said...

Welllll.....isn't that just dandy! That's pretty slick once you get around a few security items. Of course, that may just be because I turned up security in IE.

Could you add a way to force the person to enter an ID other than guest?