My first son William arrived yesterday. Unlike our planning here at PaperCut which usually run a few weeks behind schedule, my first child has decided to buck the trend and run ahead of schedule. William weighed in at 1.795kb (just under 4 pounds) – very small but strong and healthy. Both Mother and baby are doing well and Dad is very proud.
William’s bound to be a “tech baby” and I’m sure will be writing computer code in a few years. I was meant to be presenting at the Australian Java User’s Group the night he arrived. He was obviously very keen to get out and attend (also thanks to Matt who stepped in and did the presentation for me). He’s first taste of technology was his photo being sent out to everyone a few minutes after his birth courtesy of a 3G iPhone!
I’m sure to have my hands full over the next months. Lots of time looking after baby and working on print control software between feeds!
Another update for the sites participating in the Novell OES Linux beta program. It looks like we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to get proper print quota on iPrint. The iPrint update required to run PaperCut will now not be available until next week. Novell will be undertaking the last validation tests on Friday and assuming they all pass, they’ll be looking at supplying us with the update on Monday. The build is going to be based on the iPrint Beta 4 release. I’ll keep you all posted and let you know if there are any further delays.
Last week we announced the start of the official beta testing period for PaperCut on Novell. Novell is our last remaining platform so it’s great to see this finally in beta. We already have close to 50 sites that have contacted us expressing eagerness to participate in the beta testing program. There is a lot of excitement out there and a lost of organizations are happy to finally see best of breed print auditing and print control on iPrint.
As discussed in this page, I am going to post updates, news and announcements in our developer blog. One of the immediate announcements is with respect to the availability of the new iPrint release from Novell. PaperCut targets a yet-to-be-released iPrint version. This is a new version of iPrint scheduled for official release in Novell OES Linux 2 SP1 and includes the API hooks we required to get PaperCut working and cooperating with iPrint. Dean and Devon at Novell are working through the internal procedures at the moment so all beta test sites have early access to this iPrint update. The plan was to have this available last week but it’s been delayed. Dean is aiming to have all approved and available on Thursday the 21st.
In the meantime please regularly check this Blog for any news. Also if you have any questions or what a sneak peek, please check out the announcement and/or feel free to email me at support.