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RTC 2.0, Sametime & Notes 8.5


Nicholas Aronne (2111) | asked Jul 27 '09, 11:20 a.m.
Has anyone successfully gotten the RTC Sametime plugin to work with 2.0 and Notes 8.5. I had it working with RTC 1.0, my team recently upgraded to 2.0.

I've updated my rational install with 2.0 and even attempted to install the Sametime plugin that comes with 2.0, most of which appear not to be compatible with Notes 8.5

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

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Tom Frauenhofer (1.3k48435) | answered Aug 05 '09, 6:14 p.m.
Any answer on this ?

On 7/27/2009 11:23 AM, naaronne wrote:
Has anyone successfully gotten the RTC Sametime plugin to work with
2.0 and Notes 8.5. I had it working with RTC 1.0, my team recently
upgraded to 2.0.

I've updated my rational install with 2.0 and even attempted to
install the Sametime plugin that comes with 2.0, most of which appear
not to be compatible with Notes 8.5

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

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Christopher McCann (5621) | answered Sep 24 '09, 2:07 p.m.
Shameless bump!

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Daniel Cox (4261168) | answered Sep 24 '09, 7:51 p.m.
Shameless bump!


I tried with standalone sametime 8.0.2 and couldn't get it easily to work. I gave up futzing as it wasn't that important to me.

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Christopher McCann (5621) | answered Oct 02 '09, 6:10 p.m.
Shameless bump!


I tried with standalone sametime 8.0.2 and couldn't get it easily to work. I gave up futzing as it wasn't that important to me.

I have RTC seeing who's logged on with Lotus Notes 8.0.2, but the SAMETIME directory in my RSA installation is blank so I can't reverse connect it anymore. Was this left intentionally out?

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Atit Patel (161) | answered Nov 18 '09, 1:11 p.m.
I am also interested in knowing the about updates on this topic. I upgraded to ST 8.0.2 client and now my RTC conncetion is broken :oops:

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Atit Patel (161) | answered Nov 18 '09, 1:41 p.m.
Aahh well...I just manually copied sametime folder from 7.5.1 and moved it under "Sametime Connect 802" folder. Then I installed just the Jazz plugin and configured jazz repositories. From RTC client under preferences, I had to change the user properties to indicate that user is on Sametime 8 client.

Once I did that the RTC/Sametime plugin is working between RTC 2.0.1 and Sametime 8.0.2.

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Chris Gray (2143) | answered Dec 16 '09, 10:03 a.m.
I was able to get it working with both
- integrated ST 8.0.2 under Notes 8.5 (IBM Lotus Notes Release 8.5.1 / Revision 20090929.1223 (Release 8.5.1)
- standard configuration using ST 8.0.2 Build 20081208

I recall seeing in the forum that the RTC Information Center was updated - in any case, I was able to follow the instructions under this topic... Collaborating > Collaborating using Rational Team Concert > Instant messaging > Connecting to a local Sametime application, at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rtc/v2r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.team.collaboration.doc/topics/t_connect_st.html

There were some exceptions and gotchas...

Step 1 a) plugin_customization.ini

With multiple copies of ST installed, you have to update both instances of the ini file, or at least pick the instance for the ST app that you want to work with - in my case:
- standalone ST - the plugin_customization.ini file was here:
C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Sametime Connect 802\rcp
- integrated ST in Notes 8.5 - plugin_customization.ini was here:
C:\notes\framework\rcp

I skipped Steps 1 c) - k) Turns out I didn't have to install/update any plug-ins or update them...

Initially, I ran into an error "Invalid combination - Requested operation cannot be performed because it would invalidate the current configuration. See details for more information." when I tried to update the plug-ins

I think this comes up because all my plug-ins are up to date with the levels of Notes and ST and selecting plug-ins to install at this point was failing since the available code to install is down-level!

I Skipped Step 2 - Configure Sametime with your Jazz repository connection

The UI for Preferences Notes 8.5 has changed from earlier levels - in any case, I didn't find "Jazz" and "Connections" only allows one connection for Activities...
I think the instructions for Step 2) with Notes 8.5 should be updated to say create a new entry under "Accounts" to have the information about the Jazz / RTC URI - but so far it's working without having done that update, and I'm not sure if this an Account is needed.

Step 3) worked like a charm.

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Tom Frauenhofer (1.3k48435) | answered Dec 17 '09, 8:38 a.m.
Thanks for the post ... I had given up trying to get my standalone ST
8.0.2 to work with RTC 2.0. After reading your post, I took another
look at it.

I'm using the same ST 8.0.2 as you are (i.e. Build 20081208)

Once again, Installation step 1.i is where things go wrong .
When installing the RTC 2.0 plugins into ST 8.0.2 :

1) there's no 8.0.2 plugin offered (8.0 and 8.0.1 are offered)
2) when I select (say) 8.0.1, I get a dependency complaint shown in the
attachment.

I'm using the GA RTC 2.0 product. Are you perhaps using 2.0.0.1 ?


On 12/16/2009 10:08 AM, cdgray wrote:
I was able to get it working with both
- integrated ST 8.0.2 under Notes 8.5 (IBM Lotus Notes Release 8.5.1 /
Revision 20090929.1223 (Release 8.5.1)
- standard configuration using ST 8.0.2 Build 20081208

I recall seeing in the forum that the RTC Information Center was
updated - in any case, I was able to follow the instructions under
this topic... Collaborating> Collaborating using
Rational Team Concert> Instant messaging> Connecting to a
local Sametime application, at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rtc/v2r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.team.collaboration.doc/topics/t_connect_st.html

There were some exceptions and gotchas...

Step 1 a) plugin_customization.ini

With multiple copies of ST installed, you have to update both
instances of the ini file, or at least pick the instance for the ST
app that you want to work with - in my case:
- standalone ST - the plugin_customization.ini file was here:
C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Sametime Connect 802\rcp
- integrated ST in Notes 8.5 - plugin_customization.ini was here:
C:\notes\framework\rcp

I skipped Steps 1 c) - k) Turns out I
didn't have to install/update any plug-ins or update them...

Initially, I ran into an error "Invalid combination
- Requested operation cannot be performed because it would invalidate
the current configuration. See details for more
information."
when I tried to update the
plug-ins

I think this comes up because all my plug-ins are up to date with the
levels of Notes and ST and selecting plug-ins to install at this
point was failing since the available code to install is down-level!

I Skipped Step 2 -
Configure Sametime with your Jazz repository
connection


The UI for Preferences Notes 8.5 has changed from earlier levels - in
any case, I didn't find "Jazz" and "Connections"
only allows one connection for Activities...
I think the instructions for Step 2) with Notes 8.5 should be updated
to say create a new entry under "Accounts" to have the
information about the Jazz / RTC URI - but so far it's working
without having done that update, and I'm not sure if this an Account
is needed.

Step 3) worked like a charm.

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Umang Shah (16) | answered Feb 23 '10, 3:59 p.m.
I followed the instructions btu could not get it working. Within RTC, did you select Sametime 8.0/Noets 8.0.1 as the provider? I am not getting any error messages, when trying to connect it does not return any errors and the discopnnect button activates thinking it is connected. But within my RTC client I do not see online or green icon.

Were you able to do step 2? I am unable to do step 2 in sametime or integrated sametime/notes?

Thanks for the post ... I had given up trying to get my standalone ST
8.0.2 to work with RTC 2.0. After reading your post, I took another
look at it.

I'm using the same ST 8.0.2 as you are (i.e. Build 20081208)

Once again, Installation step 1.i is where things go wrong .
When installing the RTC 2.0 plugins into ST 8.0.2 :

1) there's no 8.0.2 plugin offered (8.0 and 8.0.1 are offered)
2) when I select (say) 8.0.1, I get a dependency complaint shown in the
attachment.

I'm using the GA RTC 2.0 product. Are you perhaps using 2.0.0.1 ?


On 12/16/2009 10:08 AM, cdgray wrote:
I was able to get it working with both
- integrated ST 8.0.2 under Notes 8.5 (IBM Lotus Notes Release 8.5.1 /
Revision 20090929.1223 (Release 8.5.1)
- standard configuration using ST 8.0.2 Build 20081208

I recall seeing in the forum that the RTC Information Center was
updated - in any case, I was able to follow the instructions under
this topic... Collaborating> Collaborating using
Rational Team Concert> Instant messaging> Connecting to a
local Sametime application, at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rtc/v2r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.team.collaboration.doc/topics/t_connect_st.html

There were some exceptions and gotchas...

Step 1 a) plugin_customization.ini

With multiple copies of ST installed, you have to update both
instances of the ini file, or at least pick the instance for the ST
app that you want to work with - in my case:
- standalone ST - the plugin_customization.ini file was here:
C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Sametime Connect 802\rcp
- integrated ST in Notes 8.5 - plugin_customization.ini was here:
C:\notes\framework\rcp

I skipped Steps 1 c) - k) Turns out I
didn't have to install/update any plug-ins or update them...

Initially, I ran into an error "Invalid combination
- Requested operation cannot be performed because it would invalidate
the current configuration. See details for more
information."
when I tried to update the
plug-ins

I think this comes up because all my plug-ins are up to date with the
levels of Notes and ST and selecting plug-ins to install at this
point was failing since the available code to install is down-level!

I Skipped Step 2 -
Configure Sametime with your Jazz repository
connection


The UI for Preferences Notes 8.5 has changed from earlier levels - in
any case, I didn't find "Jazz" and "Connections"
only allows one connection for Activities...
I think the instructions for Step 2) with Notes 8.5 should be updated
to say create a new entry under "Accounts" to have the
information about the Jazz / RTC URI - but so far it's working
without having done that update, and I'm not sure if this an Account
is needed.

Step 3) worked like a charm.

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preetam kulkarni (139298) | answered May 03 '10, 9:32 a.m.
Hi can anybody help me from where to get plug ins for same time 8.5 to connect to rtc 2.0.0.2

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