Came across this yesterday here.
They summarise the product as
Expanding the boundaries of local XPages applications
Unfortunately – from the perspective of developers – it is difficult or even impossible, to offer a set of features users are familiar with when executing XPages applications locally. That is, if developers stay within the boundaries of the XPages standard.
Missing are for example:
- Embedding existing Notes applications: filling in Notes forms and Emails with data from XPages applications, accessing documents selected in classical Notes views, running existing LotusScript code
- Import or export of data from IBM Lotus Symphony , supporting documents, spreadsheets and presentations
- Executing document attachments with associated desktop-applications (for Windows, Linux and Mac OS)
- Accessing the clipboard to store HTML, text, images or files
- Executing long-running operations in the background, displaying their progress and cancelling the operation if necessary
- Convenient features like file selection, including multi-selection, and folder selection
But it doesn’t have to be this way – XPages2Eclipse comes to your rescue. It enables developers to use functions of the Rich Client, without the need to become experts in either plugin- or Java development
Will be interesting to see what this actually offers and what cost.