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Re: tlug: Linux/Perl/LotusNotes

There may be a way: 
Lotus Notes have some sort of http interface. Maybe
this can be used to access the data.

my 0.02$

Lotus Notes is a pretty closed system even by Windows standards. 
I have heard rumors about a Linux client but.....

Shawn Gray wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am developing a web-based work-management system
> for my employer using Perl. It was originally hosted
> on a FreeBSD machine, but the admin would not give me
> login access from my own PC, so I was running across
> the office all the time to make changes, etc.
> That got tiring, so I set up a freeware web server
> (OHTTPd) on my Win95 machine and have been using that.
> Unstable, needless to say. In the meantime,
> I have added functionality to the system whereby
> it accesses the NotesDb we use in order to grab
> information. I have been using Win32::OLE to do this.
> my $Notes = Win32::OLE->new('Notes.NotesSession')
>   or die "Cannot start Lotus Notes Session object.\n";
> etc.
> I now have permission from the network admin to get
> a server for this project and stick it at my own desk.
> I can choose from Linux or WinNT. I would love to
> be able to use a Linux machine at work for a change,
> but I need to be able to access the NotesDb from my
> Perl script in order to do that, or else I'll have to
> use the existing system on NT. Blech.
> Does anyone here have any information on how to make
> these db calls to the Notes Server from a Linux
> server? Obviously I would not be able to use
> Win32::OLE ... What is the Linux way to do this?
> Any advice appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Shawn
> Shawn Gray
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