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Old 02-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We are deploying Sametime and are trying to decide between the IBM client or the RIM client. Aside from the functional / asthetic differences of the client, are there any architectural reasons to go with one or the other?

It appears that the RIM client uses the BES server IM component like a mux, which then funnels traffic to the Sametime server, vs. the IBM client just accessing the Sametime server directly via normal BES MDS proxy. Am I correct in this understanding? If so, would there be more overhead with one or the other?

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We use the RIM client. In previous version of BES the collaboration service would good nuts and cause high CPU usage. You just had to restart the service and it's fine again.
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Personally I like the RIM client better ... I've used them both and the RIM one seems easier to navigate. The only downside to using the RIM client is currently there us no way to forcibly uninstall it. Application Control Policy for removing the app won't work with a RIM signed app (specifically the IM clients).

That said ... I guess once you install the IM client you'd want it there ... and hopefully when RIM does fix this problem you would have upgraded to a newer version too.

I would think the IBM client would be a little more overhead as RIM would have done some optimization with its funneling method for the its client ... but I don't know for sure.
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The only issue you might run into with the RIM client is this one; and you've prolly seen it somewhere before!
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08/2007
This case is related to the issue where if desktop Sametime contact enters
away mode from being idle, the contact will show up as offline on the
BlackBerry.
We are able to reproduce the issue internally and have targeted the issue
to be resolved in BES Domino version 4.1 Service Pack 5 (with the use of
the Enterprise Messenger for Sametime version 2.0, which will be released
together with this Service Pack). However, I do not further information on
the date/time of release for this Service Pack.
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Do you know if there is a way to set the Sametime Mobile 8 to work just trough Wifi?
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Personally I like the RIM client better ... I've used them both and the RIM one seems easier to navigate. The only downside to using the RIM client is currently there us no way to forcibly uninstall it. Application Control Policy for removing the app won't work with a RIM signed app (specifically the IM clients).

That said ... I guess once you install the IM client you'd want it there ... and hopefully when RIM does fix this problem you would have upgraded to a newer version too.

I would think the IBM client would be a little more overhead as RIM would have done some optimization with its funneling method for the its client ... but I don't know for sure.

So could this be by BB Maps isn't uninstalling from my software policy I setup? Or is this only the IM clients. The way you worded it I wasn't sure.
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