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Lotus To Miss Notes R5 Ship Date--Again

Lotus Development Corp. today admitted that for the third time in as many months it will miss a scheduled delivery date for the latest version of its Notes/Domino groupware and messaging software.

Jeff Papows, president and CEO of Lotus, posted a memo to customers and business partners on the company's Web site saying Lotus needs till the end of March "to wind down the final stage of development and the build cycle."

During Lotusphere 99 last month in Orlando, Papows promised the then-already-delayed Notes/Domino R5 software would ship this month. In today's memo, Papows insisted no major problem had emerged, and that the software was almost to the point that all documented bugs had been fixed.

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