(This is an older news post that has been migrated into the blog)
If you are a geek, you’ll find that our new 10.1 release contains what is probably the most exciting and highly anticipated feature to date: Advanced Scripting. This feature is targeted squarely at our core audience of system administrators, and is the start of a whole new level of flexibility and functionality.
What have we done? First, we added a script editor to the admin interface:
Browser based script editing
The first use of the new advanced scripting feature is to write print scripts - scripts that run when a new print job arrives. Your script can do a whole host of things including checking details of the job and influencing what happens to it. Some examples:
- Displaying a pop-up message if a user forgets to select duplex on large jobs.
- Showing statistics on the environmental impact on large jobs via a fancy popup dialog.
- Prompting the user to confirm large jobs before printing.
- Automatically routing large jobs to more efficient high volume printers.
- … and much much more!
So what does an actual script look like? Something like this:
Example print script
The user manual contains a new Advanced Scripting chapter that will help to get you started. Happy scripting!
P.S. If you have a novel script idea or just a comment or suggestion about the new feature please let us know!