April 26, 2012
A new ROES Stand Alone
Server is available for production use, and
should download on your next launch. There have been several updates issued since October
2009 that you may already be running from the Jan 13, 2011 version; this has
resulted in multiple versions of the ROES Server in use and we are synching all on the new release.
The latest revision includes an updated Order Numbers tab, support for new
ROES report macros, additional ROES Printers, and an updated E-Mail tab. We will
also be doing an updated ROES Client Release next week and the newer ROES Server
code is needed for orders to properly be processed, especially for credit card
If you are using Java 6 currently, the server may not
update properly via the desktop shortcut, depending on the operating system and
Java version you are using. We have found that both the ROES Server
and Client have been failing to properly update the codebase from the desktop
icon in Windows XP and in Vista/Win 7 under certain circumstances. This is due
to a Java bug that appeared after Java 6 update 22, where any space in the Java
cache path caused the cached launch code to be used still. In Windows XP, this
generally means all systems, since every user path starts with 'C:\Documents and
Settings' and will fail. In Windows 7 and Vista, the default path is in
C:\Users, however any user login name that has a space, such as 'Lab Server',
could see this issue as well. This bug has finally been fixed in Java 7 update
3, however we do not recommend updating to that version of Java if you are using
input or output profiles in your rendering in the ROES Server.
ROES Server version does not update due to this
issue, simply launch from the online URL to start your ROES Server (we can
provide this if needed).
New Server Features:
Numbers Tab Changes - The Order Numbers tab has been re-designed to allow for macro use in the numbering sequence.
E-Mail Tab Changes - The E-Mail tab has been re-designed with a new layout and new area for sending of order
Macros - The latest ROES Server contains support for the latest
macros and conditional statements, including all needed for shipping data from
the new ROES
- The Fuji FCIM (FujiColorInputModule) Printer is a disk render
with additional capabilities specific to the Fuji FCIM printer. After rendering
a .txt file is created with specifics about the rendered items. Each item will
be represented with 5 fields of data:
The quantity of the item
The template or layout file name. This is the
layoutfile attribute value of the ROES template.
The data for back print line 1. Macros are
The data for back print line 2. Macros are not
The path to the rendered file. The path is
generated based on the data set in the “HotFolder Directory” and “Output
File Name” variables of the FCIM Printer.
the HotFolder Directory needs to be defined for the FCIM Printer. The Output
Directory Folder can be left blank.
Agent - The File Copier Agent is a
device that will copy or move files from a defined source directory to a defined
destination directory. File name conflicts can be handled with either a replace
or don't replace selection. Both the source and destination directory
definitions support the usage of macros. The file copier agent could be used in
a color correction workflow where original order images are backed up prior to
File Mode: Copy or
On conflicts: “Do not
replace file in destination” or “Replace file in destination”
Source Directory: The path
to the source image directory. This could be the orders Order Images
Do not deselect the "Ignore Directories in Source
Directory". This could result in a loop of creating the same folder structure
over and over until the path depth exceeds a Windows limit. That folder
structure will not be able to be deleted.
Destination Directory: The path to
where files will be copied or moved to. If the destination directory is a sub
folder of the source directory then you have to have the “Ignore Directories in
Source Directory” selection checked. A race condition will occur when the
destination is a sub folder of the source and sub folders are not ignored.
Order - The Noritsu Net Order agent is the most current interface
to the Noritsu family of printers. The Net Order agent will not function as an
individual device but needs to be paired with a Disk printer. The Net Order
agent assumes files representing the ordered items have already been rendered by
ROES Stand Alone Server Outsourced
Artsy Couture - You can add outsourced
production of Gallery Block products, seen at www.artsycouture.com, in your ROES
Clients! These have been extremely popular and is a very simple integration to
add to your product line.
Proven Pictures - Offer Press products such
as albums, proof books, greeting cards and calendars through the ROES
integration with Proven Pictures (www.provenpictures.com). A great way to
add press printed items to your lab with out the capital expense, or augment
your current press items with Proven's
Artsy Couture and Proven Pictures come in ready to use Catalogs that can be
easily copied and pasted into your current templates file(s) for ordering.
Integration is fast and easy, and each is a great way to add revenue without