John Kranz on 9. March 2010
If you are publishing Merlin projects from a computer that has a dynamically generated IP address, this can cause problems for your users already having received the project URLs and use in the meanwhile obsolete IPs to access the projects. This situation easily occurs, as the IP address of your router changes upon re-connecting to your internet provider.
In this case the actual project URLs will fall out of sync with the URL and IP address that Merlin has originally published. Fortunately, there is a solution readily at hand thanks to the free service provided by DynDNS.org that allows you to create a static host name that can be used instead.
John Kranz on 21. July 2009
We are in the process of creating a series of screencasts for Merlin. Here is a sneak peek of one of the initial screencasts we have created for Merlin for Mac OS X. We hope you enjoy it and learn something new. Most important of all, we welcome your feedback.
John Kranz on 16. July 2009
One of the benefits of using Merlin is tracking resource utilization*.
Just take a look in the Gantt chart of the Utilization view. Color coded bars and percentage information visualize overall resource utilization in the current scale of the timeline.
Related to this feature, we often hear from customers who wish to customize the threshold levels controlling the yellow-green-red colors.
John Kranz on 15. July 2009
We are pleased to announce the release of an early beta build of Merlin 2.7.1 (build #8572) that is currently under development in support of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (build #10A411). For those wishing to try out this early beta build of Merlin, you may download here.
John Kranz on 30. June 2009
In this how-to we will explore how to share your Merlin project file over the internet. We will detail how to setup your older router (no UPNP support) or modern routers (with UPNP support) so other users can easily access your shared Merlin file.
To publish your projects over the web you need Merlin (2.7.1 or newer). Although the web sharing addon is shipped with Merlin 2.7, it requires a separate license that you need to purchase. You can get your Merlin Web Sharing license here. Otherwise, you can publish your project file for web access for no longer than 15 minutes. (more…)
John Kranz on 20. June 2009
We are often asked by users how one can secure a project they wish to publish using Web-Sharing so that the public will be unable to access it. The follow-on question to this is how permission settings can be set within a given project as well. This user tip covers both questions.
John Kranz on 19. June 2009
We are pleased to announce the release of Merlin for Mac OS X 2.7.1 and Merlin Server 2.7.1. Both updates are available as a free download to license holders of Merlin 2 and Merlin Server.
John Kranz on 16. June 2009
John Kranz on 11. June 2009
Pawel Brodzinski hosts a blog on software development lifecycle and poses this question: “Is over-communication a problem in project management?” Some interesting initial comments have come in via his blog and twitter.
John Kranz on 10. June 2009
It’s become a tradition for Apple to announce new products at the WWDC Developer conference. True to form, Apple did not disappoint this year with the unveiling of the new iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3.0 Software Update, updated MacBooks, Safari 4, and the unveiling of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.