What is the vendor support for NPAPI and affected Java applets?

Since early 2016, most browser vendors no longer support the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) architecture. Most Java applet plugins for web browsers rely on NPAPI to render Java applets.

Impact to IBM TRIRIGA applications

The end of NPAPI support prevents the Java applet-based TRIRIGA areas — such as the Gantt, Availability, and Stacking sections — from rendering in IBM TRIRIGA applications on certain browsers.

Areas of TRIRIGA impacted by changes in browser support

The following IBM TRIRIGA areas are impacted. Details on each area follow.

  • Gantt section
  • Availability section
  • Availability Legacy section
  • Stacking section
  • Other Java applet-based TRIRIGA areas…

[Admin: This post is related to the 04.07.16 post about TRIRIGA compatibility with browsers, and the 07.16.15 post about removing NPAPI support from Chrome.]

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UX: How do you use Bower in the UX Framework?

I am new to the TRIRIGA UX Framework. I am learning Google Polymer through some online tutorials in which they are using Bower to manage packages. But I couldn’t find any tutorial on how we can use Bower in the UX Framework.

Is there any way to use Bower in the UX Framework? Or can we directly code without using Bower? I tried to push the bower.json file using the Sync command, but didn’t know how to use it. What I understood is that we can only push (or use) HTML files in the UX Framework. It will be very helpful if someone can clear these doubts.

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When will TRIRIGA integrate with other CMIS or ECM solutions?

I know that the TRIRIGA Document Management tool was not developed nor intended to be a full-fledged document management system. However, some clients have a need for a more robust document management system for controlling their CAD drawings. Are there any efforts to integrate TRIRIGA with other document management tools? Or are changes being made to implement a third-party document management tool within TRIRIGA? If so, has a timeline been established as to when that would occur?

IBM has announced that the upcoming release of the IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform, version 3.5.2, includes support for Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), providing integration between the IBM TRIRIGA document manager and enterprise content management implementations that support CMIS, such as IBM FileNet®. The planned availability date for electronic download is December 16, 2016.

To add to this, the initial release is a first phase of CMIS support which is primarily focused on starting to get binary content out of the TRIRIGA database schema. To keep it simple, once you establish a link between TRIRIGA and an ECM solution, and users begin uploading new documents, the binary content for those documents will be routed to the ECM while still retaining a document record in TRIRIGA. More details on this will be in the release notes.

Also note that customers have been integrating TRIRIGA with other document management tools for many years. It does not require the aforementioned CMIS enhancement. Our APIs (CBA, OSLC) offer access to upload and download binary content, and you can create dynamic links to any ECM solution from our records.

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Top Ten TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts of November 2016

Yes, it’s that time again! In November 2016, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 5812 views from 1695 visitors. This top ten represented 6.4% or 370 of these views, which was the highest “spike” for any set of top-ten posts in TRIRIGAFEEDIA history! Again, there was a lot of activity with certification training, process diagrams, WebSphere errors, and UX lessons. Interestingly, except for a few shifts, the top-ten countries didn’t leave the top-ten. So, here were the top-ten posts of November 2016!

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 61
2 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 51
3 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 49
4 *UX Lessons 48
5 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 39
6 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 27
7 What exactly is TRIRIGA UX? 26
8 What is the IBM TRIRIGA UX Framework? 26
9 What does the TRIRIGA scheduler engine do and how is it used? 23
10 Introducing the TRIRIGA integration options 20
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.


Rank (Previous) Country Hits (%)
1 (1)  United States 2682 (46.1%)
2 (2)  India 1257 (21.6%)
3 (3)  Canada 297 (5.1%)
4 (4)  Russia 240 (4.1%)
5 (5)  United Kingdom 156 (2.7%)
6 (8)  Australia 110 (1.9%)
7 (6)  Argentina 103 (1.8%)
8 (7)  Germany 78 (1.3%)
9 (9)  Hong Kong SAR China 65 (1.1%)
10 (10)  Brazil 52 (0.9%)

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 11.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of October 2016.]

Is there a way to export language packs as Excel spreadsheets?

I am wondering if it is possible to export a user-friendly Microsoft Excel spreadsheet from TRIRIGA with the English translations in one column and the French, Danish, Chinese, or other language in another column (with one spreadsheet for each target language). If so, then this file could be uploaded back into TRIRIGA and the translation would be updated.

TRIRIGA only supports language packs in XLIFF file format, and they must be in this format for importing via Globalization Manager. This is why the export utility also generates the XLIFF format. You may have some luck with third-party tools to convert an XLIFF file into an Excel file. But it’s important that you convert it back to an XLIFF file with the same structure as the files in our shipping language packs. For example, tags like <tririga> and its attributes would need to be retained as-is.

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EnOcean Alliance and IBM partner to standardize solutions for IoT

The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of more than 400 companies which standardize and develop intelligent building solutions integrating energy harvesting wireless technology. Together, IBM and the EnOcean Alliance will bring sensors to the cloud and develop self-powered solutions as a standard for the Internet of Things.

EnOcean-based sensors and devices operate large numbers of IoT devices efficiently and supply reliable data to IoT systems. Furthermore, the EnOcean Alliance offers the benefit of a broad, proven ecosystem of interoperable energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions, which are available for intelligent buildings worldwide. These solutions help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, more energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective…

In close collaboration, the EnOcean Alliance and IBM define and expand standards for self-powered solutions for the IoT. Together, both partners standardize the EnOcean to IP interface and simplify the usage of applications in the IoT. This, for example, allows the integration of energy-harvesting wireless technology into the IBM Watson IoT Platform to conduct predictive and real-time analysis of facilities. These solutions can be used in various cases from asset management, ambient assisted living projects, insurance or hotel and campus projects, giving maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors based on EnOcean technology…

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.18.16 post about EnOcean’s Dolphin energy harvesting wireless modules.]

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IV90616: Location hierarchy not listing correct hierarchy path

When a user cuts-and-pastes a location from one hierarchy parent to another, it still references the old hierarchy path. This happens to other languages, for instance, British English. However, when you change the user profile setting from British English to US English, the hierarchy path is updated correctly.

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