Chapter 10. Plug-Ins and Widgets

In Chapter 8, “Extending Lotus Connections to Other Applications,” we discussed leveraging plug-ins to integrate Lotus Connections’ functionality into other products, such as Sametime, Notes, and Microsoft Outlook. This chapter will covers the hosting of plug-ins and the concept of widgets. The plug-ins we will discuss are those found in the IBM Lotus Connections Catalog ( and are Eclipse-based plug-ins used in the Notes 8.x standard client and Sametime 7.5.1 and higher.

Widgets are an important feature of Lotus Connections and display various pieces of information, both Lotus Connections based and external. The Home Page feature of Lotus Connections leverages ...

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