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Publishing Zephyr on OpenNTF.org, but before I do...
12/16/2009 10:02 PM by Chris Toohey
Today, via Twitter, Denny Russell suggested Zephyr -- my IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Rich Text Mail-Merge and Email Utility -- to someone looking to send 800+ custom-to-recipient emails as part of (what I can assume) a marketing campaign. The only problem I saw with that was Denny's tweet response stated that it was an OpenNTF project. See, it isn't.
But after reading that, I wondered why it wasn't an OpenNTF project...
So tonight I created a new project on OpenNTF.org for Zephyr.< /p>
If you go to that project now (or at least at the time of this writing), the project page is blank. I did that, as I don't want to publish Zephyr v0.1, but rather clean a few things up and publish v1.0.
For that, I'll need your help: what do you want to see in this reinforced version of Zephyr?
But before that, let's recap what Zephyr does... via this Zephyr Screencast Demo (new window).
Now a few awesome suggestions that I'd gotten before or things that have been on my mind that are definitely going to make the list:
- Timestamps vs. 1 in the key NotesItems for each
- Eval-friendly inline formulas:
- Cleaning up some of the redundant Rich Text Mail Merge code...
- Create Preferences-driven
jobdocumentretention policies: ie, keep for n days
So what else would you like to see in v1.0? Comment with your suggestions and I'll do my best to make sure they get into the build!