The release will be by electronic means only, with the physical distribution and documentation slated for September 21.
The release,and Domino 8, is based on the Eclipse open-source software framework and is built around a new platform called Expeditor. Expeditor enables developers to create Eclipse-based code for use within the client that can function on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
In its prerelease notes, IBM says version 8 will "offer a modern Web-like look and feel," with a sidebar that displays contacts, the day at a glance, RSS and Atom feeds. Other features include the ability to export documents to PDF, multidirectory integration enhancements, mail recall and new cluster replication technology.
The standard word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are included, which all support the
Richard Thurston of ZDNet UK reported from London.