PaperCut MF - Release History

PaperCut MF Release History

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17 October 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38319)

This is a bugfix release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Barclaycard ePDQ e-Commerce payment gateway module is now supported.
  • Web Cashier: Regular expressions can now be applied to card numbers via a new config key (auth.web-cashier-interface.card-id.card-regex).

Fixes:

  • VCC Controller: Improved the shared account selection process.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed a rare issue preventing Print Provider errors from being logged when spool files are created.
  • Site Server implementations: Fixed a rare issue that caused the device license limit to be prematurely exceeded.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.1.

    Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.3*:

    • Fixed an issue causing instability on older devices when attempting a duplex Integrated Scanning job with no pages loaded in the document feeder.
    • Reinstated the ability to run on devices with HyPAS API 1.1.0 and earlier.
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing Integrated Scanning to be enabled when the panel size is unsupported.
    • Fixed an incorrect scanned page count displayed when the user is asked if they want to scan more.
    • Accented characters in translated messages are now displayed correctly.

    Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • Toshiba devices: A new config key (ext-device.toshiba.show-job-status-button) has been added to allow the Job Status button to be shown or hidden.
    • OKI devices: A new config key (ext-device.oki.show-job-status-button) has been added to allow the Job Status button to be shown or hidden.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • Xerox EIP1.5+: Fixed an occasional issue causing devices to incorrectly report that there are insufficient funds when:
      • Job Limits are enabled, and
      • Account Selection is disabled

For Integrators:

  • The Payment Gateway API for 3rd-party developers has been enhanced to improve the reporting of job details. For more information, see the documentation.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

5 October 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38241)

This is a bugfix release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Windows Web Print: Fixed an issue causing Web Print jobs to time out while in the queue waiting to be processed.
  • Improved the speed of releasing print jobs.
  • Google Cloud Print on Mac and Linux: Fixed an issue preventing users from adding printers. (since 16.3 GA)

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

27 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38126)

16.3 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Support for Toshiba E-Bridge Next cloud apps print job tracking and charging.
  • Improved performance on the Manager mode account selection popup. The "Username or ID" field is now pre-populated with the user's username so they can submit their print jobs more quickly.
  • Ricoh printers: Improved the accuracy of toner level reporting when it is below 20% on some devices. A new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) has been provided if you require that level of toner reporting.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem with reports for multiple departments or offices, where the comma separated list of office/department codes provided included spaces. (since 16.1)
  • Site Server: Fixed the following issues that occurred when permissions were assigned via a user directory (eg. Active Directory) group:
    • some shared accounts were not displayed on the device panel
    • the Integrated Scanning icon was not displayed on the device panel
  • Web Print sandbox mode: Fixed an issue causing Web Print to become unavailable if the Web Print server name is six characters in length and contains only letters and numbers.
  • Integrated Scanning:
    • Improved the reliability of scanning documents where the name of the resulting file would become longer than 200 characters.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Scan button on the Home screen on some Web Services devices to become unresponsive when the device was registered on the Application Server, then moved to a Site Server.
  • PCL6 printers: Improved color page counts.
  • PCL5 and HPGL plotters: Improved page counts on some PCL5 and HPGL plotters.
  • KIP plotters: Fixed an issue causing incorrect postscript copy count.
  • CUPS-based print servers: Fixed an issue preventing tracking of print queues with Xerox drivers.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing PaperCut from automatically registering CUPS printers for some drivers.
  • Oracle database: Fixed a problem when there were multiple jobs in a single session, where the most recent job was not charged to a user's account.
  • Release Station / Pay Station terminal: Improved reliability of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing an incorrect Total Printed Sheets count in reports when multiple copy jobs are performed in a single login session. This issue occurred only when all copy jobs were either simplex, or all were duplex.
  • HP devices: Fixed a rare issue causing devices to display the following after the Application Server is restarted:
    • an 'Unknown device" error message when attempting to copy
    • a blank Print Release screen when attempting to release a print job

Copier / Device Integration:

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.1.

    Ricoh (SDK/J) v5.4.2*:

    • Added the following config keys to control Scan-to-me address book timing and avoid device functions not being displayed on Smart Operation Panels:
      • ext-device.ricoh.scan-to-me.address-book.close-wait-millis
      • ext-device.ricoh.scan-to-me.address-book.open-timeout-secs

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Integrated Scanning enabled devices: Fixed an issue preventing users from logging in if their username had a diacritic mark (for example, umlaut, tilde).

    Xerox (EIP):

    • Fixed an issue causing user passwords to be displayed in debug server logging ( server.log file) of Secure Access requests.
    • Improved the reliability of user identification (via ext-device.xerox.use-job-owner) in situations where the Accounting-User-Id field was not accurate.
    • Allow customization of the Xerox login prompt text from the CWIS admin web interface rather than from PaperCut MF (via ext-device.xerox.login-instruction).
    • EIP 2.0+ devices: Fixed an issue on some models with recent firmware versions, preventing jobs from being processed. (since 16.2)

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

21 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38110)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a regression that caused some errors in user web pages. See known issues for more information and affected pages (since 16.3).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

12 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 37857)

For a snapshot view of 16.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

    The new Konica Minolta bEST certified PaperCut MF embedded application provides an intuitive end user experience at the MFD panel. This release includes the following updates:

    • Integrated Scanning is now supported on the i-Option browser Open API 4.0+.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.

    The new Sindoh PaperCut MF embedded application provides an intuitive end user experience at the MFD panel. This release includes the following updates:

    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.

Enhancements:

  • Added filtering by printer/device group to the following reports:
    • User: Department print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Printer: Printer attributes
    • Printer: Device copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Account: Shared account printing invoice - job type summary (Invoice Reports)
  • Enhanced the About page in the Admin web interface to include details of the operating system, server specifications, and connected database.
  • Pay Station: Remove support for QI SmartKit Console payment hardware.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on the Edit Admin Rights page, where some lists of groups weren't alphabetically ordered (since release 16.0).
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing the Application Server from connecting to the database (since 16.1).

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP)*:

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 1.1.1.
    • Added support for the iR-ADV C55xx series.

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.0.
    • i-Option Open API 4.0+ now supports Integrated Scanning.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.
    • Added a new Config key (ext-device.konica-minolta.logout-before-app-registration) to allow SysAdmins to force user logout from a device while updating that device.

For integrators:

  • Device REST API: Fixed an issue causing incorrect device URLs to be generated.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

23 August 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.2 (Build 37799)

16.2 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Note: This release is not compatible with earlier versions of the Payment Gateway module. If you upgrade to 16.2, you must also upgrade the Payment Gateway module. For more information see our Upgrading Knowledge Base article.

Enhancements:

  • Application Log messages relating to job release errors now include the IP address of the Release Station.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue allowing the creation of internal users with the same card/ID number.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from logging into the Mobile User web interface from iOS devices (since 16.1).
  • Fixed an issue blocking Site Server connectivity when the Application Server is configured with a stricter list of SSL protocols (since 16.2 Early Access).
  • Enhanced the predictability of the order in which jobs are printed when "Release All" is used.
  • Fixed an issue allowing alphanumeric PINs to be assigned to internal users via server-command.
  • Fixed an issue introduced by the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment upgrade in 16.2 Early Access causing problems on some older devices (using the RC4 cipher) connecting to PaperCut MF.
  • Google Cloud Print: Publishing a printer to Google Cloud Print is now attempted several times before failing. This minimizes the effect of intermittent failure responses from Google Cloud Print.
  • PaperCut LPD service with legacy Windows LPR client: Fixed an occasional issue preventing jobs from processing when either the job name or the associated username contains non-ASCII characters. For more information, see Fixing encoding problems/unintelligible characters appearing in PaperCut LPD job queue.
  • Ricoh printers: Added a new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) to improve the accuracy of toner level retrieval when below 20% for some models.
  • Canon UFR II drivers: Added support for 40 X 30 inch page size detection.
  • KIP GL drivers: Improved page count reliability.
  • Linux and Mac: Improved the reliability of enabling and disabling printers.
  • Fixed an occasional issue with account charging priority.
  • Fixed an issue on the External Device List page for Payment Gateway devices, causing an error to be displayed when you attempt to access the Device Details page (since 16.2 Early Access).

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing the device to become unresponsive when the ID/RESET key was pressed multiple times in quick succession.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Fixed an issue that allowed users to continue printing from a USB drive when their credit had run out.
  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to be unresponsive when you log in with a swipe card while the login popup message is displayed.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.2*:
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue causing an F245/F248 error message to display on the device panel when performing multiple consecutive Integrated Scanning jobs.
  • Lexmark (LeSF) Version 2.3.1*:
    • LeSF 5 is now supported, offering full PaperCut MF functionality for the next generation e-Task devices with tablet-like capabilities.
    • Android-based devices:
      • Fixed an authentication issue where login at the device displayed the native interface, and any subsequent action caused the device to lock.
      • SSL support for the newly released CB.03x.yyy, ATL.03x.yyy, YK.03x.yyy, and PP.03x.yyy device firmware.
    • Fixed an issue when sending multiple faxes, where fax numbers from the previous fax job were displayed on the subsequent fax job screen.
    • Improved device stability.
    • Fixed an issue preventing devices in powersave mode to wake up with a user card swipe.
  • OKI (Open Platform):
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to be unresponsive when you log in with a swipe card while the login popup message is displayed.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Added a Config key (send-users-email-address-to-device) that controls whether or not the user's PaperCut MF email address is sent to the device.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

9 August 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.2 (Build 37593)

For a snapshot view of 16.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Web Print scaling:
    Web Print is a proven and popular solution for occasional printing. However, with an increasing demand, busy sites are finding that a single Web Print server is not sufficient to provide good service. Web Print can now be scaled to meet the needs of your organization. Multiple Web Print servers can be used to ensure reliability and reduce wait time in queues, leading to a better user experience. The System Health interface also now provides endpoints to track the status of your Web Print servers.
  • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8, update 92 to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
    Note: On some older devices, this upgrade might cause issues with the connection between the MFD and PaperCut as indicated by an error message on the device display or in the Admin web interface. A simple solution is available (see Legacy Ciphers in PaperCut).
  • Integrated Scanning: You can now specify a From email address for a Scan to Email action, for example, invoices@mycompany.com. This allows you to whitelist scanning emails on your mail server.
  • PaperCut MF Administrators can now filter their list of devices using filters similar to that on the Printers page.

Fixes:

  • Web Print: Fixed an issue preventing uploaded files that are larger than the allowed size from being removed.
  • User web interface: Fixed an issue preventing the job status in the Web Print page from updating (since release 16.0).
  • Improved the user search speed in the Admin web interface when users have multiple email addresses.
  • Fixed an issue causing automatic backups to fail.
  • Linux installer: Fixed an occasional error that occurred with installations involving copying client directories.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed an issue preventing the Group User Transaction Type Summary report from generating when there have been no transactions during the defined period.
    • Fixed an issue with the Executive Summary report causing inaccurate counts of simplex and duplex pages.
    • Improved the Device - copy/scan/fax - breakdown report to include scan jobs.
    • Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing reports from generating.
  • Fixed an issue with converting PFX/PKCS#12 SSL certificates for the Application Server.
  • Fixed an issue causing modified SSL settings in the server.properties file to not be applied.
  • Improved color detection for PostScript printers on Ubuntu.
  • Kyocera printers: Improved color detection.
  • Samsung PCL6 printer drivers: Fixed an issue causing watermarks to not print.
  • Windows printers: Improved page counting on some printers when multiple copies of a document are printed.
  • Fixed an issue on the Printer Details page for a virtual print queue, causing a confirmation prompt to be inappropriately displayed when you try to leave the page.
  • Google Cloud Print and Email to Print: Fixed an issue causing some fonts to be missing when printing to Windows printers.
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an occasional issue that caused pc-print.exe (the Windows Print Provider) to use 100% of a CPU core.
  • SQL Server database: Fixed an issue preventing documents with a filename greater than 255 characters from printing.
  • Reorganized background Mac and Linux print services, such as, Job Pre-notification, Printer Registration, Printer Error Reporting, and Job Replay on Connection Failure, including naming their respective processes.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue preventing Novell iPrint from starting after a new installation.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • iOption: Fixed an issue causing the Application Server to crash after a large number of card swipes.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.1*:
    • Device job defaults are now used where possible when performing an Integrated Scanning job.
  • Lexmark (LeSF) Version 2.3.0*:
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • Fixed an issue causing scans to email to be sent multiple times when more than one scan is performed in a single session.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented printing files from a USB drive.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) v5.4.1*:
    • Allow the Japanese on-screen keyboard to default to Alphabet (QWERTY).
    • Fixed an issue where the custom currency sign 'Display after number' option was not reflected in displayed balances.
    • Fixed an issue with Tabloid (11 x 17 inches) page cost calculation.
    • Fixed a rare issue preventing swipe card reads that are terminated by a keypad RETURN from registering.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) 1.0.8*:
    • PaperCut MF for Ricoh now includes the second-generation Smart Operation Panel based on the Android operating system. The SOP touchscreen gives PaperCut MF users a new intuitive interface, along with easy to access Home, Print release, Device functions and Account selection screens.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed an issue causing keyboard entry to be read as a card swipe.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Toshiba V1: Fixed an issue preventing card self association since 16.1
    • Fixed a layout issue in some languages on the "Held Print Jobs" page.
  • Xerox (EIP 1.5+):
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing shared accounts to not be charged during long login sessions.
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing the account selection application configuration to fail and revert to the Secure Access Account Selection.

For integrators:

  • Device REST API: The following information is now available for a user logged into a device
    • name of the shared account being used
    • credit balance for a user and account
      • printing cost model for a device, user, and account
  • The PaperCut Device REST Web Service API guide has been updated. You can request a copy of this updated guide from integration-dev-support@papercut.com.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • The Ricoh Remote Operation Client uses the Java Runtime Environment bundled with PaperCut MF.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • If you are using Web Print Sandbox mode, ensure that the Web Print service on the Application Server is disabled. If it is not, Web Print will not function until all of your Web Print servers are updated as part of your upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

22 June 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.1 (Build 35753)

16.1 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Extended the external device integration API to help some 3rd-party integrations work correctly with Site Servers.
  • PaperCut LPD Service: Added support for Japanese encoded (Shift-JIS) document names.
  • Improved behavior of on demand user creation when the username contains accented characters. Duplicate users with these variants are no longer created.
  • Improved performance of loading the User Details page when a home directory has been configured for Integrated Scanning.
  • Print System Health Monitoring: Improved the printer and device download files (available via Options > Advanced) to show the URLs for remotely accessible addresses.
  • Fixed an issue with the Environmental Dashboard not displaying translated text.
  • Fixed an issue causing a confirmation dialog to be incorrectly displayed when navigating away from an unchanged Notifications page.
  • Direct Printing: Fixed a rare issue that might cause printer statistics to be lost on a print queue that has been unlinked.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused the Application Server to become unresponsive when running lengthy reports.
  • Improved error messages when a previously failed database upgrade is detected.
  • The End User License Agreement (EULA) has been updated with PaperCut's new office details.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • A new Config key (ext-device.hp.print-release.display.limit) is now available that allows you to specify the number of held print jobs displayed for release. The fewer jobs displayed, the better the performance.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

2 June 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.1 (Build 35678)

For a snapshot view of 16.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Print System Health Monitoring:
    The new Print System Health Monitoring interface allows you to maximize print uptime by setting up alerts, dashboard indicators, and graphs in any industry standard monitoring tool.
    This interface allows you to monitor:
    • Status of overall print system health
    • Status of components in your printing environment
    • Real-time statistics
    • System resource information
    • Printer/device inactivity

Enhancements:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are stored with a more secure encryption algorithm that is no longer case sensitive.
  • Databases can now be imported via the command line without confirmation prompts.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing multiple notifications to be sent when the toner level drops below a predefined threshold.
  • Fixed an issue causing a refund for a job charged to multiple personal accounts to be refunded only to the default account.
  • Fixed a rare issue when copying device settings causing 'Release station settings' to be copied when 'Advanced (non-device-specific) settings' was selected.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field under Filters on the Recent Print Job page to always be empty.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue preventing iPrint from shutting down when there are held print jobs.
  • Pay Station: Added a config key (display-on-screen-keyboard-always) that controls whether or not the on screen keyboard is always displayed on the login panel.
  • HP universal printers: Improved page count.
  • systemd Linux: Resolved an issue where the Application Server was not restarted after an upgrade.
  • Kyocera printers: Improved color detection.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    The PaperCut MF interface has been refreshed for Toshiba e-STUDIO devices running these platforms:
    • e-BRIDGE Next
    • e-BRIDGE X
    • e-BRIDGE 3
    • LeSF
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Honeywell Orbit barcode reader is now supported.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to lock up when a username has an apostrophe (').
  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing an error ("could not connect to the quota server") when attempting to use Scan to USB.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 2.1.1.
    • Fixed an issue allowing users to print and copy with a zero balance (zero stop) when the paper type is changed.
    • Fixed an issue causing a device to lock up and require a restart when upgrading PaperCut.
    • Model numbers ending in xx7 and xx8: Improved the clarity of the message displayed when a user has insufficient funds.
    Note: These fixes will not be enabled by default in PaperCut MF until the changes have been certified by Konica Minolta. If you are affected by any of these issues, please contact PaperCut Support for assistance.

Other Notes:

  • The Internet Control module has been removed. End of life for the Internet Control Module was announced in December 2011. Customers using Internet Control should NOT upgrade to this release.
  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

28 April 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 35320)

This is a bugfix release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added a config key (printer.snmp.community) to cater for a custom SNMP community name, needed to retrieve details of the toner, device type, and serial number for a printer.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error preventing filtering users by balance in the User List page.
  • Fixed an issue causing the user balance history graph to display 'XXX' instead of a currency symbol for some system locales.
  • Fixed an error preventing generation of Central Reports since release 16.0.
  • Fixed an issue causing devices to become unavailable after changing a device's host from a Site Server to an Application server, and vice versa.
  • Fixed an issue when using an Oracle database causing the Balance on the User Details page to not update after payment gateway transactions.
  • Fixed an occasional issue preventing comparison reports from successfully generating.
  • Fixed an issue with some PCL6 printer drivers preventing Excel documents from printing when a duplex filter has been applied.
  • PCL6 spool files: Fixed an occasional issue causing Print Provider to crash when processing files less than a Kb in size.
  • Xerox postscript files: Fixed an issue causing Print Provider to crash.
  • Novell iPrint systems: Improved support for diagnosing crashes.
  • Devices hosted on a Site Server: Fixed an issue causing the host name to not display on the Devices tab.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.0*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

7 April 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 35130)

This is a bugfix release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added support for printing to Type4 print jobs to PaperCut LPD/LPR.

Fixes:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are now stored with a more secure encryption algorithm.
  • External device API: Added a default number of decimal places per locale currency.
  • Fixed an issue in Email to Print for users forwarding attachments from iOS devices using the native mail client.
  • Fixed an issue preventing application of a valid selection of virtual and physical print release queues for Find-Me printing.
  • Fixed an issue causing dashboard gadgets to be blank when the user license limit is exceeded.
  • Fixed an issue where some email addresses could not be saved (deemed invalid) in the System Notification pages.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field on the Recent Print Job page to be empty.
  • Fixed an issue for restricted admins with access to only selected printer groups, causing the Printer List page to be empty.
  • Release Station: Fixed an issue preventing some jobs from being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue preventing enabling and disabling of the Windows Direct Print Monitor debug mode.
  • Improved scalability of the PaperCut LPD Service.
  • Fixed the Windows Installer so that obsolete Linux client library files are removed when upgrading.
  • Fixed a rare display issue in the end user's Upload page for Web Print where legacy customization/tailored web tools were deployed.
  • Fixed an error displayed when attempting to generate an Executive Summary report that included fax or scan jobs.
  • RISO devices: Improved page size detection on some models.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed an issue where USB print jobs were being logged incorrectly when multiple print jobs were selected and the user logged off before all of the jobs had completed.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Fixed a layout issue causing an unnecessary scrollbar on 800X600 device displays.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34962)

This is a bugfix release for 16.0 (Build 34949) and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem printing jobs that were held in a hold/release queue prior to upgrading from earlier versions previous to 16.0 (Build 34949).
  • Fixed a problem that occurred while upgrading from earlier versions previous to 15.0 (Build 31930).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade if upgrading from PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34949). If upgrading from a 15.x or earlier version, this release WILL contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34949)

For a snapshot view of 16.0 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Direct Printing:
    • Customers no longer have to run a print server to be able to take advantage of PaperCut's feature set. PaperCut's Direct Print Monitor tracks jobs between desktops and an MFD. Significant UI improvements around queue management ensure no additional administrative overhead.
  • New look PaperCut MF manual:
    • We are revamping the PaperCut MF manual. This first phase includes a refresh to the User Interface and easier navigation and search functionality.
  • PaperCut MF on Epson, Muratec, and OKI:
    • We have extended the range of devices supported with PaperCut MF. In partnership with PaperCut, Epson, OKI, and Muratec have developed device integration for secure tracking and print control on Epson inkjets, Muratec MFDs and additional OKI MFDs.
  • Mail server configuration:
    • Configuring PaperCut to SMTP servers is now even easier with drop-down selections for popular mail servers (GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo), as well as bringing encryption and optional login settings into the UI.
  • Printer group notifications:
    • Administrators are now able to use Printer Groups to deliver low toner and error notifications to specific recipients. This allows the most appropriate person to receive the alert per device.

Enhancements:

  • Improved the Printer Notification messages (Low Toner and Printer Error) by optionally including additional information such as serial number, IP address and model of device.
  • You now have the option to receive low toner notifications when they occur, or alternatively in hourly or daily batches.
  • System Notifications: Increased the maximum send frequency for "Error level events " and "Printers in error" to 1440 minutes (1 day) on the Notifications page.
  • Mobile Release: Users can now log in to Mobile Release using their email address as an alternative to their username.
  • Customers using applications like SCCM to manage their software updates can now take advantage of PaperCut reporting version numbers to the Operating System.
  • You can now disable a shared account for an exact period of time via server commands.
  • Added the ability to specify a custom Windows Active Directory attribute a the user's primary email address.
  • The customer reference number is now available on the About page.

Fixes:

  • Unused printer groups are no longer deleted during scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Improved notifications for customers attempting to upgrade without a valid license.
  • Fixed an incorrect confirmation message displayed when disabling GCP options.
  • The PaperCut icon is now shown in the Windows Add or Remove Programs list for the Client, Client MSI (installer), Payment Gateway Module, and Card Creation Wizard.
  • Fixed an issue on the Devices page causing the page title and the title of the unselected tab to be hidden.
  • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • Email to Print and Google Cloud Print: Fixed an occasional issue causing part of a page to not print.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented Site Servers from synchronizing with the Application Server.
  • Fixed a minor issue in some Hardware Page Count Validation dialogs where code was being displayed in place of text.
  • Fixed a rare Site Server issue where changes made to groups of users weren't being updated to the site.
  • Fixed a rare issue in version 15.3 (Build 34230) and 15.3 (Build 34420) causing inaccurate color / grayscale reporting when PaperCut cannot detect page-level color and page-level color detection is enabled.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Support for both a USB card reader and USB keyboard on the same MFD.
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Resolved an issue where enabling scan tracking incorrectly started counting faxes as scans.
    • Added support for iRADV 85xx and 65xx series devices.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • Fixed an issue preventing restricted users from logging in after a fax job has been cancelled due to insufficient funds.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Now formally out of the Early Access Program.
    • Embedded card-reader plugin version 1.0.8: Fixed an issue causing an MFD that is in power save mode, with an attached card reader, to be unresponsive.
    • Fixed an issue with Chinese characters displaying incorrectly on Fuji Xerox DMP 9 devices.
  • HP (Chai)*:
    • Fixed an issue where the custom currency sign 'Display after number' option was not reflected in the balances displayed on devices.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v34678*:
    • Added a Settings button to Command Center RX allowing access to the remote Device Setup page.
    • Improved responsiveness when unlocking the device.
    • Corrected the layout of the Print Release Printer Busy screen.
    • Fixed an occasional issue on older devices causing installation to fail.
    • Fixed an occasional "Invalid server session" error that occurred when logging in after a period of inactivity.
    • Fixed an intermittent issue that caused an error message to be displayed on the 'Devices' page after the Application Server was restarted.
  • Lexmark (LeSF)*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Improved the readability of document names on the device Release screen by allowing administrators to specify the number of characters in the document name to display.
    • Fixed a rare issue in Lexmark 2.1 embedded causing it to fail when the last page of a copy job caused the user to run out of credit.
    • Fixed an issue on the Lexmark LeSF 2.1 causing copy, scan, and fax settings to revert to the system defaults after each copy job.
  • Ricoh (ESA) v34278*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Improved detection of copy/scan jobs in progress when there is no fax.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • A numerical keypad is now provided for ID entry on the device.
    • A numerical keypad is now provided for PIN entry on the device.
    • Fixed an issue on devices with a physical keyboard requiring the user to press input fields twice.
  • Sindoh (Open API):
    • Added support for Sindoh devices.

For Integrators:

  • The getAllGlobalConfig method in the ExtDeviceIntegrationXMLRPCAPI API has a new key/value pair (currency-symbol-position-start) that is used to specify the position where the currency symbol should be displayed in the currency format.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrades of the PaperCut server software on Mac OS X 10.8.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9. Administrators will receive a warning message when they log in to the administration console, and they can still choose to continue.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

21 January 2016 - PaperCut MF 15.3 (Build 34420)

This is a bugfix release for 15.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Improved the page load time when the server does not have access to an external network.
  • Fixed an issue preventing scans to email or home folder from being delivered when users have a space in their user name.
  • Updated the icon for the PaperCut Card Wizard.
  • Fixed an issue in Croatian PDF reports causing characters to not be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue allowing users with non-verified and deleted PayEx agreements to perform transactions.
  • Fixed an issue in the Executive Summary report causing an incorrect count of the days in the month when a Daylight Savings Time change occurred during the reporting period.
  • Upgraded to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) Java library, version 3.2.2 to address a security vulnerability with Java deserialization (CERT Vulnerability Note VU#576313).
  • Toshiba: Improved copy detection for PCL6 printers.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • Fixed an issue with HP FutureSmart devices causing swipe cards to be incorrectly read.
    • Fixed an incorrect Status display of 'Started' on the External Device List page when the device is offline.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Fixed an issue on Konica Minolta devices configured for card swipe authentication with self-association, causing a "setApplicationDetails" error when trying to log in.
    • Fixed an incorrect Status display of 'Started' on the External Device List page when a device is disconnected.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Print Release screen from displaying on the device when a user logged in using an email or alias.
  • Sharp:
    • Fixed a rare issue on some models causing a blank screen to be displayed after logging out.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

21 December 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.3 (Build 34230)

This is a bugfix release for 15.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Improved Print Provider start up time when there are a large number of printers.
  • MySQL 5.5 and above is now supported.
  • Additional retries for Find-Me printing with printers on different physical Windows print servers.
  • Added the Envelope DL paper size to the PaperCut global print driver.
  • Fixed an issue in the Pay Station software resulting in some user balances not updating.
  • Fixed a misleading error message when "server-command delete-existing-user" attempted to delete a user that was associated with a shared account.
  • Improved ability to auto-refund print jobs sent to an offline Windows printer.
  • Improved matching of users in the Admin UI for searches based on username aliases.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented IPv4 print queues on Print Providers with multiple network interfaces, from being correctly published to iOS devices.
  • Improved notifications for customers attempting to upgrade without a valid license.
  • Improved page analysis when printing to an HP universal driver with PIN enabled.
  • Heartland gateway: For on-demand transfers, the Mobile Print Release page now displays a combined internal and external balance.
  • Blackboard Payment Gateway: A user's secondary card number is now used when the primary card number is missing.
  • Fixed a rare issue where page counts for PCL6 files were incorrectly detected when the number of pages was equal to the number of copies.
  • Fixed an issue where users' custom home directory values saved in PaperCut were overwritten with blank values from a directory source or file.
  • Canon LBP printers: Improved color detection.
  • Sharp printers: You can now track Direct Printing on devices that include this function.
  • On the External Device Settings page, the Authentication methods are now automatically disabled when you select the Anonymous option.
  • Fixed an issue where a device configuration is not copied to a Site Server.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Kyocera (HyPAS)*:
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing PaperCut to not start up correctly after configuration changes.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • For Xerox EIP 1.5 devices, users can no longer log in if they have a zero or negative balance and do not have access to any accounts.
    • Account selection keypads can now be displayed in non-English languages.
    • Authentication failure messages are now translated.
  • Konica Minolta:
    • PaperCut MF is now bEST certified by Konica Minolta USA.
    • Fixed an occasional issue with page count detection for multi-copy jobs.
    • Fixed screen scaling issues on A4 devices.
    • Improved accountability for jobs interrupted by an MFD restart.
    • Improved reliability of the MFDs in-built "User Box" functionality.
  • Toshiba eConnect:
    • Fixed a "Page not found" issue preventing Integrated Scanning from working.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

30 November 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.3 (Build 34078)

For a snapshot view of 15.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Integrated Scanning:
    • PaperCut MF embedded applications for Kyocera and Sharp provide a secure and easy way for users to scan documents to their own email or network home folder locations, and other authorized email and folder destinations to enable business automation processes.
    • System Administrators can easily configure and manage user Scan Actions from the PaperCut MF web administration console.
    • The home screen for Sharp and Kyocera MFDs that support Integrated Scanning provides an easy-to-use interface to access PaperCut functionality.
  • System Health API:
    • PaperCut now provides an API to monitor the health of the Application and Site Servers as well as the connectivity to the database.

Enhancements:

  • Release Manager Roles:
    • Release Station managers' queues can now be filtered to show only those print jobs that are relevant to them. Filters can be applied to selected printer groups or user groups to customize this view.
  • Fast Shared Account display:
    • Improved the performance of large shared account code database handling, with:
      • Significantly reduced user wait time to list large numbers of shared accounts on embedded devices.
      • Desktop clients that are configured to load shared account lists from a file now proactively update when a new file is found.
  • Timely toner notifications:
    • Low toner notifications are now sent immediately in place of a daily digest of toner statuses. This allows for devices to be maintained more responsively.
  • Usage data:
    • To help us improve our product, PaperCut now collects usage data. We will use this information to help prioritize enhancements to the functionality used by the majority. For more information, check out our privacy policy.
  • License and information messages are now displayed using a banner in the admin UI.

Fixes:

  • Improved handling of duplex and color print jobs in iOS printing.
  • Added support for custom TTL settings for Bonjour Printer Advertisements. This fixes the issue with iOS shared printers disappearing when using Aruba's 'Airgroup' functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where a printer published by PaperCut on mixed IPv4 and IPv6 networks did not work for iOS 9 devices.
  • Unused printer groups are now automatically removed from the system.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the Windows Client MSI installer working when copied from a Mac or Linux Application Server.
  • Resolved an issue for customers printing via a Fiery RIP where document names contained commas.
  • Fixed an issue which caused an Email to Print job to fail when sent from an unknown email address for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue preventing batch shared account import when running the PaperCut Application Server on some Oracle databases.
  • The Payment Gateway module for CyberSource Secure Acceptance (SA) now correctly processes usernames with underscore ('_') characters.
  • Fixed an incorrect error message being displayed when removing advanced config keys.
  • CardSmith payment gateway: fixed an intermittent database connection leak.
  • PayPal: Fixed an issue with currency conversion.
  • Fixed a rare problem causing comments in Job Log screen to not be displayed correctly.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Improved color detection for jobs originating from Ubuntu 15.0.4 or current SUSE distributions.
  • Improved page size detection for KONICA MINOLTA Bizhub PRESS C1060 using Postscript drivers.
  • Improved duplex detections with selected PCL5 drivers.
  • Improved color and duplex detection for Epson WF series of printers.
  • Added hardware page count validation for Kyocera ECOSYS.
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing Find Me Print jobs redirecting to a remote server when used in conjunction with a PDL transform.
  • Fixed a rare issue with the formatting of monetary values for some regions.
  • Fixed a rare stability issue in the Print Provider when PostScript spool files ended unexpectedly.
  • Improved handling of admin rights where users were assigned to a deleted printer group.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Canon Embedded: UK v1.0.7
      • Corrected layout issues in the Print Release screen when language set to French.
      • New Norwegian and Portuguese (Portugal) language translations.
      • Added HID Omnikey 5427 card reader support.
      • Fixed rare issues with fax tracking where:
        • Failed faxes weren't being refunded.
        • Faxes were not sent if the cost of a fax was exactly equal to the user's credit balance.
    • Canon MEAP Embedded: Australia & New Zealand v1.0.6
      • New Norwegian and Portuguese (Portugal) language translations.
      • Added HID Omnikey 5427 card reader support.
      • Fixed rare issues with fax tracking where:
        • Failed faxes weren't being refunded.
        • Faxes were not sent if the cost of a fax was exactly equal to the user's credit balance.
    • Canon Embedded: PaperCut Embedded v1.0.7
      • Corrected layout issues in the Print Release screen when language set to French.
      • New Norwegian and Portuguese (Portugal) language translations.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • More meaningful error messages for some of the most common issues that occur during device setup.
    • Configuration changes made at the Application Server are less likely to require the device to restart.
    • Improved coverage for the AU205H card reader.
    • Improved iOption screen resolution on A4 MFPs.
    • Fixed an issue preventing USB printing from being tracked on some MFP families (for example, Donau/Minerva c754, c552).
    • Fixed a problem requiring logged in users to reauthenticate on OpenAPI4.x devices when printing from a USB.
    • Improved automated device certificate set up on BizHub 601/751 and related.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v34034*:
    • New PaperCut MF Multifunctional Device interface:
      • New PaperCut Home screen.
      • New quick print release option.
      • New Integrated Scanning functionality.
  • Sharp OSA:
    • New PaperCut MF Multifunctional Device interface:
      • New PaperCut Home screen.
      • New quick print release option.
      • New Integrated Scanning functionality.
  • HP S900 series (OSA):
    • New PaperCut MF Multifunctional Device interface:
      • New PaperCut Home screen.
      • New quick print release option.
      • New Integrated Scanning functionality.
  • Toshiba eConnect (OSA):
    • New PaperCut MF Multifunctional Device interface:
      • New PaperCut Home screen.
      • New quick print release option.
      • New Integrated Scanning functionality.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Fixed an issue that may have prevented an Administrator level account logging into the device.
    • Improved tracking of "copy proof" jobs on new device firmware.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • To improve support for new Samsung devices PaperCut now offers a 'Log Out' button on the Print Release screen.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Improved Spanish login screen formatting on Xerox EIP devices.

For Integrators:

  • Fixed an error causing api.authenticateUserWithPassword to incorrectly return USER_DISABLED. This API now returns ACCESS_DENIED.
  • Documentation and example code for the Release Station payment API in the core product has been removed. For more information, contact integration-dev-support@papercut.com.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

28 September 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.2 (Build 33770)

This is a bugfix release for 15.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed minor form auto-completion issue for Web Print users using Safari.
  • Improved the readability of the Environmental Dashboard 'Pin to Start' message for Windows 8.1 users.
  • Improved handling of GCP's automatically generated, very long job titles when printed on CUPS printers.
  • Resolved an issue for some customers running v15.1 which prevented their custom logos and color schemes being applied.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented previously assigned secondary email addresses to be assigned to new users.
  • Improved color detection for Canon UFR II printer language.
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the Total Pages Printed value on the Executive Summary Report.
  • Fixed an issue for Site Server customers running 15.1 build where changed user attributes were not being synced.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented some customer's licenses being applied to the PaperCut server.
  • Fixed a problem for customers with forced SSL connections from Application Server to Microsoft SQL Server failing to connect to the database.
  • Improved handling in the PaperCut Print Provider for Windows print servers with very large numbers of queues (over 1900).
  • Fixed a rare issue in PCL6 page level color detection when spool files are truncated.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    Fixed a rare issue on Toshiba v2 devices enabled with the Auto Supply Order service function which resulted in duplicate jobs being logged.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    Fixed an issue preventing some OpenAPI 4.0 devices not successfully embedding when also enabled for Print Release.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

8 September 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.2 (Build 33701)

This is a bugfix release for 15.2 and contains the following change:

Fix:

  • Fixed an issue for some customers who experienced an unacceptable amount of RAM usage on their PaperCut v15.2 Server with Konica Minolta, Toshiba (eBridge and Eraser), Sharp OSA, Dell, Xerox, HP Future Smart, or Fuji-Xerox embedded, PayEx or TouchNet Payment Gateways.

3 September 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.2 (Build 33661)

For a snapshot view of 15.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Modern Operating System ready: PaperCut has been adapted and is ready for the next wave of Operating Systems including:
    • Windows 10
    • Mac OS X El Capitan
    • Modern GNU/Linux distributions using systemd
  • Site Server: In the event of network outages, print queues and MFDs can utilize a Site Server to deliver business continuity including support for Print Release and Find-Me Printing. Introduced in 15.0 under the Early Access Program, 15.2 now includes a single Site Server license as standard.
  • Printer Group Management: New controls for the improved usability of printer groups, including assignment of printers to groups, as well as filters and reports.

Enhancements:

  • Desktop Client screen now supports customizable text when configured for ID/PIN login.
  • Customers that have opted to hide card numbers in their system settings will no longer see these numbers in any reports.
  • Added a new configuration option to handle separator pages in conjunction with hardware page count validation.
  • Enhanced security of User Web UI to defend against emerging scripting attacks.
  • Web Print: Added support for Adobe Reader DC.
  • Added Hardware Page Count validation for OKI devices.

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Additional paper size support for printers deployed via PaperCut.
    • Fixed a stability issue for GCP and Email to Print users when the user record contains an un-contactable email address.
  • Kyocera:
    • Added support for grayscale filters on Kyocera KX XPS drivers.
    • Improved migration of Kyocera devices when relocating device from Application to Site Server.
  • Konica Minolta:
    • Improved migration of Konica Minolta devices when relocating device from Application to Site Server.
    • Resolved an issue that could result in a failed deployment on some Konica Minolta Embedded devices.
  • Page analysis:
    • Improved page counting for HP printers using HPGL drivers.
    • Improved handling of blank pages for printers using Konica Minolta PCL6 drivers.
    • Improved counting of print jobs containing multiple copies when using Ricoh RPCS drivers.
  • Print Groups: Fixed an issue when using Print Groups on the "Group - print/scan/copy/fax - breakdown" report which would previously fail to run.
  • Payment Gateways: Fixed an issue that may have prevented users from accessing Moneris, Authorize.Net and Barclaycard payment gateways.
  • Environmental Dashboard: Improved handling of large numerical values in the environmental dashboard.
  • Reports: Fix minor alignment issues in the Executive Summary report.
  • Added additional translation support for App Log entries.
  • Fixed an issue for customers using PDL transforms on Mac servers which may result in transformed jobs not printing.
  • Fixed a rare issue on SQL Server installations in multi-byte encoding locales (e.g. Japan) which may have caused logging issues.
  • Microsoft Print to PDF virtual printer has been added to the ignored printers list.
  • Fixed a rare issue causing a customer's new license reverting to their old license some time after uploading to their installation.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Improved installation process to prevent users being asked for SMTP Server details.
  • Dell (AIP)*:
    • Fixed a problem that caused job logging to stop after an extended database outage.
    • Fixed a rare issue on DMP9 version machines which would occasionally result in users log in failing intermittently.
    • Fixed rare login failures for for customers using multiple authentication methods and account confirmation.
    • Improved handling of long card numbers with magnetic card readers.
    • Added support for Elatec readers TWN3/TWN4 for C5565dn and 7765dn models.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP)*:
    • Fixed a problem that caused job logging to stop after an extended database outage.
    • Fixed a rare issue on DMP9 version machines which would occasionally result in users log in failing intermittently.
    • Fixed rare login failures for for customers using multiple authentication methods and account confirmation.
    • Improved handling of long card numbers with magnetic card readers.
  • OKI:
    • Added support for custom logos.
  • Ricoh (ESA) v33178*:
    • Improved detection of copy/scan/fax jobs in progress before logging the user out.
    • Added the ability to track Ricoh Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) print jobs.
    • Account confirmation screen buttons now support linking to machine bookmarks or additional MFD functions.
    • Improved the display of Japanese and double-byte characters.
    • Allow print release when using anonymous authentication.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • Improved security of user information in log files.
    • Added support for additional languages.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Added support of Send and Print.
    • Improved reporting of color scan jobs.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Add barcode reader support for selected devices.
    • Added additional language support for authentication messages.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

19 June 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.1 (Build 33290)

This is a bugfix release for 15.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the pre-upgrade database backup that affected some customers.
  • Fixed an issue with deletion of users during a user/group sync.

Other Notes:

  • Customers upgrading to this release from 15.0 build 33182 or earlier will perform a database upgrade.

18 June 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.1 (Build 33283)

For a snapshot view of 15.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Audit Logging: Track changes to users within PaperCut. Audit details include who made the change, what attribute was changed as well as the previous and updated values.
  • PaperCut LPD Service: PaperCut now includes and LPD Service as a drop in replacement for Microsoft's LPD service which will be end-of-life from Server 2012. This will allow PaperCut to support customer's reliant on this printing protocol.
  • Images can now be printed using Web Print and Email to Print. All common formats (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, etc) are supported.

Enhancements:

  • Document name hiding for jobs in the Windows print queue can now be configured for specific queues via the Admin Interface.
  • Updated environmental metrics: The default values used for environmental impact calculations have been updated for new installs. Update values on existing installs via the manual.
  • Additional print script recipes:
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply a custom job timeout.
    • For Google Cloud Print users to bypass account selection requirements.
  • Added support for additional languages to the environmental dashboard.
  • Improved display of toner levels including updated handling of error cases.
  • Site Server: Improved display of server selection dialog for customers with large numbers of servers.
  • Release Stations:
    • Updated look and feel of print release stations.
    • Addition of total cost of pending jobs in web release.
  • Temporary printers created by the Novell iPrint client will now be ignored by the PaperCut Print Provider.
  • The App Log tab now contains more detailed logging for administrators monitoring changes to security and shared account settings.
  • To assist support:
    • Spool file snapshots can now be saved to network shares.
    • Option to automatically capture abnormal spool files.
  • Payment Gateway:
    • Updated installations will now include the latest config files to use as a reference.
    • PayPal Payflow Link transaction reference now included in transaction logs.
  • PaperCut Global Print Driver: Now includes the EnvelopeDL page size.
  • Added a new column 'Last usage date' to the 'Printer List' CSV report.
  • There are now batch user import sample files available with the installation to complement documentation.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a minor issue resulting in an incorrect number of enabled Google Cloud Print printers being displayed on the Mobile/BYOD pages.
  • Prevented browsers interpreting saved login credentials as LDAP credentials on the User/Group Settings page.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented iOS devices accessing the User Web Interface with the Safari browser.
  • Fixed not being able to find child shared accounts using the 'parent\child' syntax (despite results being recommended in autocomplete).
  • Job Redirection: Fixed a rare issue where user based cost adjustments were not applied to jobs redirected from a color virtual queue to a grayscale physical queue.
  • Fixed a minor issue preventing a secondary email address associated with a deleted user being used again.
  • Fixed rare case of XPS jobs failing to process when using conversion filters on Linux print servers.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Add Hardware Page Count support for NEC devices.
  • PaperCut Global Print Driver: extended in-built transforms to enhance compatibility.
  • Improved PostScript page level color detection for documents created by Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Improved page level color detection for:
    • Kyocera PostScript printers.
    • PostScript printers using LibreOffice on Linux.
    • Acrobat on OSX.
  • Improved paper size detection for HP DesignJet T1300 plotter.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Added swipe to logout support.
    • Added ability to customize header text color.
    • Added Embedded Application for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
    • Improved handling of card reads from unusual card reader configurations.
    • Added additional calls to cancel copy jobs that exceeded a user's balance.
  • Dell (AIP)*:
    • Support for Dell C5765dn.
    • Fixed an issue where some Application Server version updates would fail to complete the embedded installation without MFD reboot.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP)*:
    • Support for Fuji Xerox ApeosPort DMP-9 devices.
    • Fixed an issue where some Application Server version updates would fail to complete the embedded installation without MFD reboot.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Browser based pinch and zoom gestures are now disabled in iOption interface.
    • Implemented custom welcome messages for iOption devices.
    • Fixed an issue with some localizations when used with OpenAPI 3.x device type causing the device setup to fail.
    • Fixed a rare issue causing embedded application to fail when setting locale and language explicitly.
  • Lexmark (LeSF)*:
    • Fixed a rare issue causing custom icons to not display on some Lexmark devices.
    • Fixed an issue preventing users with advanced account selection options from being able to select their personal account on some devices.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • New feature to ensure users attempting to log on to a Toshiba MFP that is in out of paper will have access to copy functions denied. This feature is off by default.
    • Improved compatibility with latest Toshiba Firmware versions (handle new EWB Access permission).
    • Fixed an issue that occurred if a user had Shared Account PIN/code charging only.
  • Xerox (EIP)
    • Added support for print release and account selection on Xerox EIP 1.5 devices.

Other Notes:

  • This release DOES contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

21 May 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.0 (Build 33181)

This is a bugfix release for 15.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • For users with limited admin access, the list of devices will now filter to only devices you have access to.
  • Fixed problem with batch importing internal users whilst overriding the password or PIN.
  • Web Print: Fixed problem that can occur when the user is using shared accounts and charging to their personal account.
  • Email to Print: Fixed sender verification link when the username contains spaces.
  • Google Cloud Print / Email to Print: Improved management and cleanup of temporary files created during printing.
  • Site Server: Fixed device license warning when moving devices between site servers.
  • Allow the 'Manager Mode' pop-up for charged shared accounts when using External Account Source.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Improved color detection with Xerox and Fiery PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection when printing from Acrobat PDFMaker 10.1 on Linux.
  • Added detection of ARCH E1 paper sizes.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Samsung (XOA) v33150*:
      • Fixed an intermittent problem that could result in a UI error displayed on the device.
      • Fixed problem with popup messages that contain apostrophes (e.g. some messages in French).

Other Notes:

  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

4 May 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.0 (Build 33107)

This is a bugfix release for 15.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Email Printing: Fixed a problem that stopped printing in the event of a network connection issue with the mail server.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue preventing jobs being printed when using a Linux or Mac print server.
  • Executive Summary Report: Fixed an incorrectly worded label in the "Top Users" section.
  • Fixed an issue in bulk user actions if usernames are entered containing underscores. These would be treated as a single character wildcard.
  • Prevent users from accessing the user shared account page if not enabled for them.
  • Fixed problem with some MFDs when using Oracle Database.
  • Fixed a potential problem upgrading to 15.0 from builds prior to 13.3.
  • Fixed an issue affecting Find-Me printing on French Windows print servers with the "hide document names" option enabled.
  • Fixed some issues with Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) translations.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
      • Fixed an issue with account selection with 'always invoiced' setting not being applied.
    • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
      • Fixed a problem preventing users from logging in with a PIN when iOption interface is in use.
      • Fixed display of custom welcome messages affecting some login screen configurations.
    • Kyocera (HyPAS)*:
      • The Account Code field is now pre-selected when this is the only available option.
      • Use the default invoice setting for users with standard account selection.
    • Sharp (OSA):
      • Improved logging of mixed grayscale and color copy jobs producing duplex output.
    • Xerox (EIP):
      • Fixed display of accented characters in the Account Selection screen.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

23 March 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.0 (Build 32334)

This is a bugfix release for 15.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Refunds: Fixed an issue which caused refund approval/rejection to fail when refund notifications were enabled.
  • Print Scripting: Correctly maintain whitespace in printer scripts. The removal of whitespace could cause errors in some scripts.
  • Improved print provider stability.
  • Advanced PDL transform: Improved temp file deletion in PDL transforms.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed the display of PDF reports in Hungarian.
    • Fixed the layout issues in "Executive summary" reports when viewed in languages other than English.
  • User Client: Fixed a rare problem that can cause client account selection or script popups to not work as expected.
  • Improved handling of rounding in the adjust-user-account-balance-if-available server-command and API.
  • Admin Interface:
    • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data on the Device Details page.
    • Addressed a minor issue that may affect quota scheduling options on the Shared Account Details page.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue introduced in 15.0 (Build 31930) that could stop usernames from being normalised properly on some sites (the domain component was not stripped from usernames).
  • Site server: Ensure device operation is not disrupted when the application server connection goes offline.
  • Mobile Client: Revised the mobile client icons to not include a $ sign.
  • Improved logging to better diagnose Web Print PDF problems.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • OKI: Improved page counting on OKI B801.
  • Canon: Improved page counting for Canon PCL5 printers.
  • Ricoh: Improved toner level reporting for some Ricoh printers (including IPSiO SP 6310).
  • Kyocera: Improved reliability of hardware page check on Kyocera TASKalfa devices.
  • Improved color detection for Adobe Pro documents printed on PostScript printers.
  • Improved color detection for COREL Draw on PostScript printers.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):
      • Fixed rare issue with MagTek readers reading multiple tracks resulting in a possible card number truncation.
    • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
      • Improved user experience on login when i-Option (browser) interface is in use.
      • Fixed an issue causing i-Option (browser) support to not be detected on some models.
      • Fixed a problem preventing the use copier soft-button from working in some configurations of the advanced account selection screen.
    • Samsung (XOA) v32161*:
      • Improved support tracking Samsung Web Print jobs (available on newer devices).
      • We now require devices/firmware running XOA 1.21 (which is available for all devices).
      • Added support for newer Samsung XOA devices.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

24 February 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.0 (Build 31930)

For a snapshot view of 15.0 features, see what's New and Noteworthy and check out our blog post.

New Features:

  • New Optional Component - Site Server: Customers with multi-site deployments often consider printing redundancy and resilience as a high priority. In the event of network outages, print queues and MFDs can now utilize a Site Server to deliver business continuity including support for Print Release and Find-Me Printing. All this can be achieved without losing the benefits of central administration.

    The Site Server is the first major server component added to PaperCut since secondary print server support in 2006. It is the culmination of 6 months development and system re-architecture. Not just intended for multi-site organizations, the Site Server also can be used to add redundancy in private cloud setups, or isolate areas of a local network to improve resilience.

  • A New Look: Not technically new functionality, but customers will notice something a little different! Changes to the logo and PaperCut 'green' touch every part of the product.

Enhancements:

  • PaperCut's Global Print Driver now supports deployment to 32-bit workstations from 64-bit servers.
  • Simplified the conversion to PaperCut MF from PaperCut NG. The installer now automatically upgrades and imports all your data and settings.
  • Scalability improvements:
    • Performance improvements for sites running a very large number of secondary print servers.
    • Reduced the load the desktop clients have on the server when the PaperCut Server is re-started.
  • When performing delegated print release, the original owner's username is now visible.
  • Security:
    • User PINs are stored in the database in encrypted form.
    • Resolved a low-level XSS security risk in a third-party JavaScript library.
    • Changes to the network API used by the user client to minimize information leaks.
    • Added the ability to restrict an admin's access to assigned printer groups (including printers and print logs). This enhances support for multi-tenancy.
  • Novell iPrint: If the PaperCut Print Provider is installed on a workstation, it is now able to determine which queues on the workstation are direct queues (and track them), and which queues are iPrint server-hosted queues (and ignore them).
  • RBS WorldPay Payment Gateway: It is now possible to specify a merchant code to uniquely identify PaperCut transactions.
  • Advanced PDL transform: Added an "inline copies" command to PDL transform language to create a multiple-copies effect.
  • SSO:
    • Added support to disable SSO for mobile users without affecting desktop users.
    • When using the SSO confirmation page, users now have an option to change the detected language.
  • Quick find has been enhanced to search for printers by Alternate ID.

Fixes:

  • Mobile and BYOD Improvements:
      Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed an issue where a printer could not be published to the cloud if its location field was empty.
    • Improved stability upon loss of connection to Google cloud server.
      Email to Print and Google Cloud Print:
    • Resolved an issue causing Email to Print or Google Cloud Print to fail if a job from either of these services was in a partially spooled state during an Application Server restart.
    • Fixed an issue when using GCP and Email to Print when using global email suffixes.
      Web Print:
    • Fixed a problem for Web Print users with account selection option "Charge personal account (and allocate to shared account for reporting)" not having their jobs charged accordingly.
  • User Client:
    • Fixed a case where client notifications weren't delivered to users in a remote desktop environment.
    • Fixed the display of cost adjustments in the Advanced User Client when the locale uses a comma (,) as the decimal separator.
  • Global Print Driver and Advanced PDL Transform:
    • Fixed a problem with transform scripts without an empty line at the end.
    • The Global Print Driver now supports KONICA MINOLTA SeriesPS printers.
  • Username Aliasing:
    • Fixed issues arising from user aliases that were not lower case.
    • Fixed an issue which caused batch import of username aliases to fail.
    • Fixed a problem that could cause high number of database connections to be used when username aliasing is enabled and there are many user client connections.
  • Admin UI:
    • Fixed a problem where it was not possible to copy settings to a virtual print queue.
    • Improved the configuration experience for embedded devices by no longer auto-populating username and password fields.
    • Fixed an issue that would occasionally see $0.00 transactions written to a user account after saving changes to their record.
  • Pay Station (pay and release mode): Fixed an issue that may have prevented users releasing their jobs via the "Print All" button.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed an issue that would result in the Executive Summary report graphs displaying a "flat line" after a system time change.
    • Fixed an issue that may have prevented "Job Type" filter from working in some reports.
  • Shared Accounts:
    • Application will no longer automatically import empty shared account files resulting in the loss of all shared accounts.
    • PINs set to Sub Accounts via the API and server-command now correctly inherit the Parent Account PIN.
  • Non-ASCII Character Support:
    • Added support for non-ASCII characters in the Windows server-command tool.
    • Web Services API: Fixed an issue which caused corruption of non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed an issue which may have prevented user login or trigger random logout when using "internal users".
  • Fixed a problem where device license details were not updated immediately after uploading a new license.
  • Find-Me Printing: Improved the usability for Find-Me Printing customers using Hardware Page Count Validation. Automatic refund costs can now be based on either the virtual queue costs, or the destination (physical queue) costs.
  • Fixed a potential Application Server performance issue due to invalid SNMP responses returned from some printers (such as Evolis card printers).
  • Fixed an issue that may have allowed Internal users to log in with card or identity numbers after this feature was disabled.
  • Improved database connection management for customers using username aliasing and user clients.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • In print jobs with multiple page sizes, PaperCut will now report the largest page size for PS, PCL5, PCL6 and XPS printer languages. Earlier versions of PaperCut reported the last page size set.
  • Riso:
    • Improved Riso page analysis.
    • No longer charge for "print later" jobs.
    • Improve paper size detection.
    • Now handle a wider range of printer models.
  • HP: Improved grayscale detection for HP PostScript printer driver.
  • Kyocera:
    • Made duplex settings for Google Cloud Print jobs more reliable when printing to Kyocera printers on Windows print servers.
    • Improved page level color detection for Kyocera PostScript printers.
  • Fuji Xerox:
    • Improved grayscale conversion filter for FX ApeosPort PCL6 printer drivers.
    • Improved page size detection on FX PostScript printers.
    • Improved page counting for 2-up printing on Japanese DocuColor and DocuPrint PostScript printers.
  • Canon:
    • Improvements to grayscale and duplex conversion filters for Canon PCL6 print drivers.
    • Improved page counting for Canon LBP 9520.
    • Improved grayscale conversion filter for Canon PCL6 printer drivers.
  • Epson: Improved page size detection for Epson LP range of printers.
  • OKI: Fixed grayscale conversion filter issue on OKI PCL5 that resulted in garbled characters to appear.
  • Toshiba: Improved Hardware Page Count validation for Toshiba devices where jobs are suspended (not failed).
  • Novell iPrint: Ignore the temporary "iPrintUpload" printers created by the iPrint Windows client.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP): Canon Embedded - PaperCut for Canon application is now available in the Americas.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):
    • Added support for the RFIDeas pcProxy Playback card reader (RDR-7585AKU).
    • Fixed an issue with MagTek readers reading multiple tracks resulting in login errors.
    • Scalability improvements to the performance of the Application Server when hosting Fuji Xerox devices.
  • HP (FutureSmart) Onboard/Embedded: HP Common card reader (CZ208A) is now supported.
  • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v28858*: RFIDeas pcProxy Playback card reader (RDR-7585AKU) is now supported.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v30873*:
    • Fixed a display issue with the "Held Jobs" icon on later model devices.
    • PaperCut will now use the device's default locale where an override has not been provided.
    • Fixed an issue where "Automatically release user's jobs upon login" caused a device lock up.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed a problem that prevented the "special characters" keyboard being available when entering passwords.
    • Improved display of non-ASCII characters on device display.
    • A security improvement to prevent users from bypassing charging.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform): Document name in print release page can now be truncated to a customizable length.
  • Xerox (EIP 1.0+ and EIP 2.0+): User balance no longer includes overdraft when displayed at login.

Other Notes:

  • Linux distributions (e.g. RHEL 5, Debian 5, Ubuntu 9, SLES 10) as Application Servers are now in end-of-life phase. Please see the End-of-Life policy.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 servers are now in end-of-life phase. Please see the End-of-Life policy.
  • This release is not compatible with earlier versions of the Payment Gateway module. Customers using a Payment Gateway must upgrade to the latest version.
  • This release does contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Release History for Older Versions