I was chatting with an IBM’er at the Exceptional Web Experience – IBM Portal Excellence Conference 2010 in Düsseldorf and asked him when Lotus products would start using the Sametime Proxy for awareness thus replacing the need to use STLinks. He told me it was coming soon. Not long afterwards a Developerworks article was released detailing exactly how to do this.
The results are impressive and broadens the consistent UI between the Notes client, Proxy web client and now iNotes and most importantly it loads quickly.
This is not supported yet but is planned to be available in Sametime 8.5.2.
In this technology preview you also need to be running Domino 8.5.2 (iNotes) and Sametime 8.5 (not 8.5.1 or 126.96.36.199). You will need to make some changes to you Notes.ini and replace your STProxyServer application via the SSC with the version provided in the article.
One thing I did notice, I got errors in IE8 when accessing iNotes but it works perfectly in Firefox.
The death of STLinks? I hope so.