Yes I do admit: I can’t wait getting the first public code of Lotus Notes/Domino 8 into my hands. Especially because of the new Eclipse based platform. You can get a sneak preview with the Lotus Sametime 7.5 Client. But this isn’t like actually holding Notes 8 in your hands.
However, I guess I do have to be patient another week or two. Whereas Lotus announced the first public beta for the end of February 2007 at the Lotusphere in Orlando the today’s communication at the local Lotusphere event in Wellington (New Zealand) had been based on an early March launch.
Ed Brill is claiming at his recent blog message today that the beta had been announce for the first quarter of this year. Well I think there is no choice than to wait.