Effective today IBM released Sametime 7.5.1 and made it available to download via Passport Advantage for all customers and partners.
IBM has published a detailed list with added features and functionalities. Though major improvements are certainly the IM video conversation, the integration into Microsoft Office applications and some enhancement within administrative policies.
Being in New Zealand I am in particular interested whether or not the bug has been fixed where Sametime 7.5 could not display the New Zealand daylight saving time, which is DST +13. This bug should been fixed with Sametime 7.5.1.
From the development perspective IBM introduces to the ‘new’ way of creating a sidebar extension. While the class AbstractMiniApp from the package com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.miniapp has been used in version 7.5 to add mini-apps to the Sametime Connect Sametime 7.5.1 uses the standard Eclipse ViewPart class which is defined in the org.eclipse.ui.part package.
Obviously is this the same procedure in Notes 8 to create view extensions. Hence the introduction of this change.