I installed the Mac version of Notes and wasn’t too impressed with it. Mainly because I prefer to be able to develop and there is no designer client.
So I tried for a laugh to install the windows Domino 8.5 + Full Client. For the VM software I used Parallels and Vista Ultimate. I have the applications running in Confluence mode (so applications look like Mac apps, no window of the vista OS).
- Parallels was very easy to install.
- Vista on the other hand was a pain to get it fully patched up and was the longest part of the installation.
- Domino/Notes. No real issues at all. I found the Domino installer was a bit unresponsive for a while but both installed perfectly.
Runs perfectly. Your not going to get yourself a production environment but for general development work I had no issues at all. To access the server via HTTP I had to update my hosts file rather then using an IP address.
I didn’t install Sametime Integration or Productivity tools (I already have Symphony for mac). Everything runs fine. I did notice in the window mode trying to move the client around it hopped sometimes. Not sure why. But interaction with the UI was grand.
Designer worked perfectly as well and is actually faster then my windows machine. -_- (I suspect processor reasons). Likewise with Administrator.
I have to play some more but overall I have not found anything funky yet. The cons to this is that is not a cheap way to do it. I would much prefer a native version of Domino/Full Notes client on the mac but it saves having to have two machines to develop on.