PaperCut Release History

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17 July 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.2 (Build 28232)

This is a bugfix release for 14.2 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added the ability to easily customize the "Details ..." link text in the User Client balance window.
  • The shared account page can now be configured to be the first page displayed when a user logs into the user web pages.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue which prevented the release station from starting when using certain configuration options (since 14.2).
  • Fixed the "show members" link on the Group Details page which was not working under some conditions (since 14.2).
  • Fixed a problem which caused non-Latin characters to display incorrectly on one of the Printer Charts.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented admin groups being removed from large lists.
  • It is now possible to log into the standard release station using an email address when configured in "NoPassword" mode.
  • Fixed print job order issue when releasing all jobs from a virtual queue on a web based release station.(since 14.0)
  • Improved the print script behavior when a job is redirected to a non-existent printer. An error is now logged in the App log and the job is cancelled.
  • Extended Windows SSO authentication to work with older Firefox versions.
  • Server command APIs: "add-shared-account-access-group" and "add-shared-account-access-user" no longer add duplicate access entries.
  • Mobile Web Client: Improved compatibility with some proxy servers.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Fixed page count problem for RPCS print drivers when the job contains the same number of pages as copies.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Canon PCL6 jobs from printing when a duplex conversion was applied.
  • Added document level color detection for Epson PostScript drivers.
  • Address a rare issue that may have occured when analyzing some PDF files.
  • Improved support for analyzing documents printed from Evince on Linux.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

19 June 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.2 (Build 27858)

New features:

    For an overview of new key features, please see the blog post.
  • Central Reports: Many customers deploy PaperCut in distributed scenarios across geographically dispersed sites. The PaperCut Central Reports feature can be configured to generate aggregated data from multiple, distributed application Servers/Sites. Now formally out of the Early Access Program, Central Reports has been enhanced to allow reports to be created even if a remote site is not accessible. More...
  • Email to Print:
    • Added support for Microsoft Office Documents.
    • Added support for IMAP mail server connections (in addition to POP3).
  • Automatic User ID Number Generation: Some sites require users to have ID numbers to login to copiers or release stations. PaperCut can now automatically generate user ID numbers for new users -- or users with blank ID number records -- and email the user their login details immediately. This feature eliminates the user ID management overhead for system administrators.
  • Admin Rights Across Multiple Groups: Admin rights can now be assigned to administrators -- either individually or in groups -- across multiple user groups at one time. For example, the Admin team can be granted access to both "Students" and "Teachers". This simplifies administration and improves security.

Enhancements:

  • The Application Server is now more resilient to restart events such as accidental outages or planned server upgrades. In the event that the Application Server is restarted, or failed over to a new VM instance, all user entered information (e.g. using account selection popups) is retained. For example, jobs that were previously authenticated will not need to be re-authenticated.
  • The Admin interface now offers enhanced search capability - particularly useful for installations with thousands of printers or user groups.
  • User Client Enhancements:
    • The Mac User Client icon now resides in the menu bar as a "menulet" and no longer lives in the Dock, conforming more closely to OS X user interface guidelines.
    • Added support for non-Latin characters in the User Client configuration property file.
    • Added the option to customize the text displayed in the account selection popup.
  • This release improves the printer load balancing behavior when using hold release queues. Now a batch of jobs released by one user will be sent to a single device, rather than distributed across multiple printers.
  • Added the ability for users belonging to the group "guest" to use SSO with Windows Integrated Authentication.
  • Reports enhancements:
    • Log reports now have a new filter option to allow filtering by print method: Google Cloud Print, Web Print and Email to Print.
    • The "Printer usage - summary" CSV report has two new fields: Printer Adhoc fields and Serial Number.
  • A new payment gateway, CyberSource Secure Acceptance (SA), has been added.
    Note: The existing CyberSource Hosted Order Page (HOP) gateway has been obsoleted by Cybersource. To upgrade to CyberSource SA contact PaperCut Support.
  • A user's secondary email address(es) can now be set and retrieved via either the API or the server-command tool.
  • Added a global (organization-wide) page for the environmental dashboard to complement the per-user page. In addition, organizations not wishing to publish per-user environmental stats can disable the per-user page and live tiles and have the global page and tiles shown instead.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a slow memory leak in the Print Provider (since 13.5), that may be observed on print servers with long uptimes.
  • Improved account selection performance when using a large number of Shared Accounts with SQL Server.
  • The mobile client and mobile release apps will now work through proxy servers. (See the KB article for more information.)
  • Oracle fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where user information could not be updated by bulk user operations when applied to a list of users.
    • Fixed an issue where shared account quota allocation could not be applied to parent accounts.
  • Fixed some rare cases where Google Cloud Print would stop processing jobs.
  • Improved speed of client popup if a workstation's IP address changes.
  • If SSO is configured to have a logout URL, the user will now be returned to that URL when the user session times out.
  • Improved the performance of loading the admin dashboard printer status when there are many thousands of printers.
  • Fixed an issue in specific scenarios where user cards were not self-associating at Release Stations.
  • The silent install option of the Windows server installer will no longer display a warning if the version is not recent.
  • Fixed an issue with the Web Cashier Orders report where the cashier name was displayed in the wrong column when making a deposit.
  • Fixed the Moneris payment gateway to introduce a new configurable URL for verifying a transaction.
  • Addressed occasional HTTPS connection issues seen on some systems (since 14.0).
  • Fixed an error when accessing the printer cost pages with Windows Locale set to "English (Caribbean)".
  • Improved Payment Gateway in "On demand transfer mode" to check for sufficient/available credit when jobs are released when using the "Print All" button.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Speed up Hardware Page Count Validation for Toshiba 2550C.
  • Improved page level color detection heuristic on Riso GDI printer.
  • Improved page size detection for KONICA MINOLTA PCL6 printers.
  • Simplify forced grayscale and duplex on Novell by modifying original spool file.
  • Improved page counting for booklets printed on Xerox PostScript printers.
  • Improved page level color detection for Canon PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed duplex detection for EPSON PM 3700C.
  • Improved Hardware Page Count Validation on color Toshiba devices.
  • Improved page sized detection for HP Designjet T120.
  • Fixed copy count detection for OCE 9300.
  • Added more toner support for Ricoh and Brother.
  • Fixed page counting for printing with Center Fold option on Konica Minolta Bizhub PostScript printer drivers.
  • Improved page counting for duplex prints on Canon PCL6.
  • Improved number of copies detection for HPLaserJet Pro CP1025 NW.
  • Improved page counting for multi-copy jobs on Canon PCL6 printer drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

10 April 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.1 (Build 26983)

This is a bugfix and security release for version 14.1 and includes the following changes. The security changes address issues reported by an independent security researcher (Jakub Kaluzny, SecuRing) on 28th March 2014. PaperCut recommends all customers apply this update.

Fixes:

  • Fixed web print upload process for some non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue where bulk user operations and batch user import would not work in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue with Web Print file upload when using Internet Explorer 7 (or when using later versions in compatiblity mode).
  • Release Station: Fixed certain card swipe scenarios with the Standard Release Station. In particular, a carriage return in the card data will no longer trigger a false key press in subsequent dialogs.

Security:

  • Fixed potential cross-site request forgery (CSRF) issues in the admin UI (CVE-2014-2659).
  • Fixed a potential denial-of-service (DoS) (CVE-2014-2658).
  • Include the "X-Frame-Options" HTTP header to mitigate framejacking or clickjacking attacks.

Other Notes:

  • Details on individual CVE issues will be provided at some future time.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

27 March 2014 - PaperCut 14.1 (Build 26830)

New features:

    System Administrator Help: PaperCut started out as a solution for System Administrators to monitor, manage and control user printing behaviour. This week's Version 14.1 release carries on that tradition and adds a number of new and updated tools to simplify setup and synchronization of user information for the System Administrator. More ...
  • Multiple OU/Group Sync: It's even easier to import and synchronize users from multiple groups or organizational units (OUs) from Active Directory or LDAP. Sysadmins can select subsets of users within PaperCut without needing to update the directory or use features such as nested groups. For more information see: More ...
  • Secondary User Information: New advanced capabilities to support the import and synchronization of multiple email addresses and secondary card numbers for users.
  • Grayscale Device Auto Detect: It's now easier to configure grayscale printers. Where possible, PaperCut will automatically detect grayscale-only printers and selects the most appropriate options.

Enhancements:

  • It's now even easier for BYOD and Laptop users to print multiple files using Web Print. Users can now drag and drop multiple files into a drop zone.
  • Added username filter to the "Shared Account Security Access" report.
  • Provided a new security measure when using PaperCut ports to automatically delete jobs that are manually resumed in the Windows Print Queue. This is a recommended enhancement for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 SP2 print servers where it is not possible to restrict user permissions to the Windows Print Queues.
  • Allow users to login to MFDs, Web Client, Release Station, etc. using their email address as an alternative to their username.
  • Standard release station enhancements:
    • Increased support for different card types by specifying a conversion function to process the raw number read from the card. The available conversion functions are:hex2dec, dec2hex and ascii-enc.
    • Added an option to allow card swipe to be used for username instead of a card number.
    • Improved configuration of release station login screen.
  • Enhanced Web cashier user receipts to include the user's balance after any purchase or deposit.
  • Users can now be logged in using Single Sign On after clicking an Email to Print verification link.
  • Payment Gateways can now record unique transaction ID in the customized transaction comments.

Fixes:

  • Using standard HTTP ports:
    • When the server is configured to enable port 80/443 but these are not available (e.g. in use by another application) do not direct users to these ports.
    • The URL to the PaperCut server provided in BYOD notification emails will now use ports 80/443 if enabled in the server configuration.
    • Allow use of ports 80/443 when overriding the PaperCut host header for redirects.
  • Web SSO with Windows Authentication now works correctly with the mobile client and mobile release applications.
  • Central Reports: Allow use of Windows Authentication when connecting to SQL Server databases.
  • Email to Print: Improved detection of PDF attachments sent via MS Outlook and MS Exchange.
  • Detect non-PDF files with .pdf extensions and prevent them being submitted to Web Print.
  • When overriding a held print job in the admin web release, the full list of available Shared Accounts is shown regardless of the user's account selection settings.
  • Improved robustness of dedicated IPv6 systems where no IPv4 interfaces are available.
  • Prevent a rare problem causing an error when manually refunding certain hardware checked print jobs.
  • Web print jobs now correctly inherit shared account invoicing options.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed a problem that may occur if you attempt to reconfigure with a different authorized account.
  • Fixed a problem adding secondary email addresses when using PaperCut behind a reverse proxy server.
  • Resolved problems with the client popup in cases where a print job is sent using an IPv6 link-local source address.
  • Fixed a Turkish localization issue with internal group lookups.
  • Improved reliability of previews of PostScript spool files in print archiving.
  • The WebPrint recent job list now takes into account any user print cost overrides when displaying the cost for each job.
  • Fixed an issue where the email printing filter was not cleared after pressing the "Clear" button.
  • Oracle: Fixed an issue which caused the Admin Rights Edit page to error out when a user did not have full name within PaperCut.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue where a printer's physical ID may not have been correctly registered.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved color detection on Windows when Advanced Printing Features are enabled.
  • Fixed page count error that occurred for some RISO PostScript printer drivers.
  • Improved page size and duplex detection for FX DocuPrint3000 PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection on Xerox DocuCenter printers.
  • Improved page size detection on Xerox Phaser printers.
  • Fixed grayscale and duplex filters and watermarking for Canon PCL5 printers.
  • Fixed page counting for collated copies printed to FX DocuPrint 3000 on Ubuntu.
  • Improved page level color detection for Canon PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed an issue that may occur if copies were set/changed via Advanced Scripting.
  • Improved reliability for selected Postscript file formats.
  • Canon: Improved page level color detection for PostScript printers.
  • FX DocuCenter-11 C3000: Improved watermarking support.
  • Ricoh: Fixed issue with Convert to Grayscale seen on some printers.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

12 February 2014 - PaperCut 14.0 (Build 26241)

This is a bugfix release for version 14.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed issues limiting admin access to a subset of printers or user groups (since 14.0).
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed issues causing GCP jobs to remain in the "Queued" state and not be processed by PaperCut.
    • Fixed issue using Copy Printer Settings to publish multiple printers to GCP at once, if the list of target printers included the template printer.
  • Email to Print:
    • Fixed the default port when configuring email server connection details for the first time.
    • Fixed some options displaying incorrectly in some languages.
  • Fixed issues delegating access to add and remove secondary email addresses (when using admin groups and/or when allowing read-only access to users).
  • Mobile Client:
    • Fixed a caching issue that was causing an "Error Loading Page" message for some users.
    • Fixed a problem that allowed pending jobs from a mobile device to be visible to other users of the same device.
    • Allow scrolling the content of print script dialogs on touch-screen devices.
  • Print Archiving on Linux can now more reliably generate job images when the archive directory is an NFS share.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed a possible error in the Print Provider that may occur in rare cases when watermarking Canon PostScript or XPIF spool files.
  • Fixed some cases of Web Print not successfully printing PDF to PostScript printers when using Xpdf.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

23 January 2014 - PaperCut 14.0 (Build 25901)

New Features:

  • Mobile & BYOD. PaperCut's mobile and BYOD functionality has been enhanced and unified to simplify planning and implementation of a mobile printing strategy. Google Cloud Print, iOS Printing and Web Print have been moved with the new Email to Print feature into a central management area and are now documented in the context of the broader mobile topic. More ...
  • Email to Print is new in 14.0 and rounds out the mobile story. It provides a simple, straightforward printing option for any mobile device with email. Email to Print allows users to print PDF documents by attaching them to emails. Each printer / queue has its own email address.
  • The Mobile Client app provides the functionality of the desktop client software to mobile devices. The new app includes user authentication, selecting shared accounts and interacting with print script pop-ups. Elements of the Mobile Client were previously available for use with iOS Printing. These have been extended to other mobile platforms and are now available on any device with a modern web browser.
  • Environmental Impact Dashboard & Windows Live Tile. PaperCut started as a way to encourage users to save paper and reduce waste. It's not just about print control, it's also bringing visibility to the impact that everyone has each time they print. The new Environmental Impact Dashboard brings helps explain your impact and compare usage with the company average. If the dashboard is accessed through Windows 8.1 you can create (pin) a Windows Live Tile on your Start Screen. The Live Tile updates with awards, ratings, tips and fun facts, all based on your personal printing behavior.
  • New Look and Feel. We've given Version 14.0 a new look. Download it and check out the new style.

Enhancements:

  • Added a new one-click report option to run any report for "Yesterday".
  • Improved support for custom currency formats. It may now include trailing spaces.
  • New print scripting API to allow scripts to adapt their behavior depending on whether the job is sent from Google Cloud Print, Web Print or Email to Print. See scripting reference for "inputs.job.jobSourceName".
  • The Mobile Client (e.g. iOS Printing), and Mobile Print Release apps now support single sign-on logins.
  • Added an option to provide end-users with the option to edit their card/ID number (self-manage) (disabled by default).
  • Multiple personal accounts: Administrators can now set the account that will be used for end-user transfers.
  • The "Web Cashier Products" and "Web Cashier Purchases" CSV reports now display shared account codes where applicable.
  • The Advanced Client is now more responsive when searching through many thousands of accounts.
  • New ad hoc report filters:
    • Executive Summary report: filter to one or more shared accounts
    • User List report: filter to "Users not in any groups".
    • Shared Account List report: filter by shared account name, parent account name or parent account code.
  • New install defaults:
    • The setup wizard now asks for a default printer color cost as well as grayscale costs. This simplifies future configuration.
    • During initial install, disabled users in Windows Active Directory are not imported by default.
    • The default cost model on new printers is now the Standard model rather than the Simple model.
    • The default color detection mode on new printers is now page-level color detection rather than document-level detection.

Fixes:

  • When Single sign-on (SSO) login is enabled, it's now possible to switch between admin areas without the need to re-authenticate (e.g. Admin area to Web Cashier area).
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session)
  • Fixed an issue which may have allowed duplicate email address to be entered without any warning.
  • Optimized API performance when linking or unlinking accounts to users and groups.
  • Fixed an issue which may have prevented previewing of XPS archived jobs when the application server is running on Linux or Mac.
  • Fixed a rare problem that may have prevented version upgrades when a system is running on an external database containing duplicate email addresses.
  • Fixed a rare problem that could cause the duplicate document filter to trigger incorrectly.
  • The "Release All" button in the Release Station will now release all jobs in a virtual queue with multiple destination printers. Previously only the first job would be released.
  • When using Catalan language, fix problem loading the printer settings screen for virtual queues.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the Release Station to not show which printer a job is being released on.
  • Improvements to the User Client strict SSL checking when using "remember indefinitely" option. The client will now raise a warning rather than silently exit if the SSL connection is not valid.
  • Google Cloud Print: various reliability and performance improvements (more on the way!).
  • Fixed an issue that may have prevented logging into the Mobile Client / iOS Printing app if the password contained a pound sign.
  • Fixed an issue where the internal user registration page displays an error during registration if they add an email address.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Release function may not correctly remember filter options between logins.
  • Administrators releasing jobs from the admin interface can now override account section settings for jobs held in virtual queues.
  • PayPal PayFlow Link Payment Gateway:
    • Improved handling of approved transactions where the "Card Security Code" was not valid but was allowed due to configuration.
    • Fixed problems with seen access the "return URL" after payment. This problem may occur when sites upgraded to PayPal's new version 2 interface.
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session).
  • The client balance window no longer shows blank on first use when starting minimized on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) systems.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added support for Dell-C1765nfw.
  • Added watermarking support on the Kyocera TASKalfa KX (PCL6) printer drivers.
  • Add toner level detection support on the Toshiba eB3.
  • Improved page-level color detection on some Ricoh and HP PostScript printers.
  • Fixed a watermarking problem seen on selected Sharp PostScript drivers where a driver watermark is also enabled.
  • Fixed an issue with the HP Universal PS 5.6.5 where if a job is forced to grayscale, it may only apply to the first copy of a multiple copy job.
  • Improved support to force documents to grayscale on various HP LaserJet devices such as LJ300-400 and CM6030.
  • Improved support for document-level color detection on the Canon LBP 7780c.
  • Improved page-level color detection on printers using various PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale filter for HP Color LaserJet CM6030 MFP PCL 6 printer driver.
  • Improved paper size detection on FX DocuPrint 360 printers and FX DocuCenter-II C3000.
  • Fixed an issue with counting of collated copies on devices using the FujiXerox:ART-EX driver.
  • Fixed document-level color detection on various Windows Kyocera print drivers when Advanced Printing Features is enabled.
  • Improvements to Hardware Page Count Validation on various HP printers.
  • Fixed a page count issue that may occur when using the "Center Fold" option with Konica Minolta Bizhub PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page0level color detection on Konica Minolta BizHub printers using the PCL6 driver.
  • Fixed paper size detection issue seen on the Epson LP-340S.
  • Fixed page-level color detection issue seen on the EPSON SC-T5050.
  • Improved page size detection on OKI B410 PCL5 driver.
  • Improved page size detection on devices using the RICOH IPSiO SP C320 RPCS driver.

Other Notes:

  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for 32-bit Novell OES platforms. Organizations running on 32-bit architecture will need to upgrade to 64-bit Novell OES Linux to run this release.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrade of the PaperCut server software on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

27 November 2013 - PaperCut 13.5 (Build 24862)

New Features:

  • Google Cloud Print (GCP). To support cloud based printing, PaperCut now integrates and enables Google Cloud Print. Version 13.5 provides the tools to allow administrators to quickly publish existing printers, immediately enabling printing from many mobile devices (e.g. Android, Chromebook, and Google apps on iOS). All GCP printing is tracked and controlled, and users can continue to leverage key features such as Find-Me Printing. This core feature is included as standard and allows organizations to make use of GCP without the need to purchase new "GCP Ready" devices. For more information see the blog post. This feature is available under PaperCut's Early Access Program.
  • Pause on Redirect. PaperCut's print scripting is very powerful and has been used to implement many custom workflows. An often requested enhancement is the ability to redirect a job then place it in a holding state. An example would be a workflow where large jobs are automatically redirected to a high volume MFD in a managed print room, or to a Find Me queue managing MFDs. This is made possible with a new scripting option on the redirect command called allowHoldAtTarget.
  • Admin Print Release. There are two major enhancements to the manager-mode web-based release station ("/release") and the web-based release station in the admin web interface (Printers -> Jobs Pending Release):
    • Filter settings are now saved between sessions. This means that admins no longer need to enter filter settings, such as selected printers, each time they login.
    • A new "Override" button allows admins to change the user's account selection (charged account) prior to release.

Enhancements:

  • Improved integration and setup with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks):
    • Removed the need to install Oracle Java on the primary server.
    • Support for tracking print queues that use CUPS spool file compression.
  • Enhanced Web Print to support RTF documents (requires MS Word installed on the sandbox server).
  • New printer-level override settings to enforce:
    • all jobs charged to users' personal accounts
    • all jobs charged to users' personal accounts but associated with a shared account (for reporting purposes, e.g. for user-level quotas but department-level tracking)
  • Print job watermarking: It is now possible to insert a user's id number(s) into a watermark.
  • For security reasons, browser autocompletion on the login form is disabled by default. Organizations with strong browser configuration and user profiles can choose to enable autocompletion via a new advanced config option auth.web-login.autocomplete.
  • The get-user-property server-command and API has been enhanced to return the user's "auto-charge to shared account" setting.
  • When the PaperCut client software is used for authentication (Pop-up Authentication), it is now possible to offer the option of authenticating with an id/card number (and optional PIN). This is useful in environments where primary authentication is a card or id rather than username and password (e.g. public libraries).
  • Added an option to enable strict SSL certificate checks in the user client software for enhanced security when a server is using a signed certificate.
  • Linux user/group sync: added support for Windows nested groups when using Samba as the user/group source.
  • Print scripts that store custom data are no longer limited to 1,000 characters per item.

Fixes:

  • Improved the Web Print printer name matching algorithm for mobile print queues, where previously the wrong printer could be selected in some cases.
  • When using the "hide document name" option the document name for all kinds of jobs are now hidden, including redirected jobs and Web Print jobs.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the duplex, grayscale and paper size fields from being displayed in the "Shared account printing invoice - logs" PDF report.
  • When the option to omit user or document names from the print log is selected, the details are also now omitted from the text file print logs as well as the database.
  • Low toner notifications are now issued for each toner color. (Previously low toner notifications were issued collectively.) The printer location can also be optionally omitted from the low toner notification messages.
  • Fixed a rare bug that prevented running scheduled reports on the 28th day of the month.
  • Fixed translations for Slovenian and Arabic that were incorrectly showing Czech in some locations.
  • The option "Don't apply the printer's filter settings to this user's jobs", will now override all filters including grayscale and duplex conversions.
  • When running the PaperCut Application Server on a Windows system and the service has been configured to run as a custom service account, the PaperCut logs now correctly report the service account's username (on recent Windows Server versions the logs would always report "SYSTEM").
  • If an existing print queue is changed to point to a new physical device, the displayed printer model/type will now update correctly.
  • Release Stations: Fixed problem using pay-and-release mode payment integration with the Blackboard and CBORD payment gateway modules (it was possible for the amount of credit given to users to be one cent different to the amount deducted from the gateway).

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added the ability to detect duplex and N-up pages on the Riso ComColor IS1000C950C PostScript drivers.
  • Improved copy count detection on some HP, OKI and Ricoh devices with PCL 5 drivers.
  • Improved color detection on HP M451DN color printer PCL6 drivers.
  • Detect 2-up booklet mode for Konica Minolta 1051 PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed a potential page-level color detection that may occur when printing from Acrobat Reader version 8 and higher.
  • Improved N-up and grayscale detection for the Epson SC-T3050 printer driver on Mac.
  • Improved N-up detection on the CanoniPF760 and related devices.
  • Improved support for FX 360 printers.
  • Improved hardware page count validation support for the following models of Ricoh devices: MP C2051, MP C305, MP C3003, MP C4502, MP C4503.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • PaperCut now enforces unique email addresses. When performing a User/Group Sync (and when upgrading to 13.5 or newer) and the user directory contains multiple users with the same email address, the email will be assigned to the first user alphabetically and a warning message will be logged for the others.

1 October 2013 - PaperCut NG 13.4 (Build 24032)

New Features:

  • Web Single Sign-on (SSO). SSO lets users access PaperCut's web interface via an intranet portal without re-entering credentials. PaperCut offers a choice of two popular SSO technologies: Integrated Windows Authentication and WebAuth. For more information see the Single sign-on chapter in the user manual and the 13.4 release news.
  • It's now even easier to track duplex printing to help your organization reduce paper usage. Summary reports have been enhanced to show both single and double-sided page counts by user, printer or group.
  • For organisations that require an exceptional degree of user privacy, a new option is provided to "Anonymize jobs". When this option is enabled, the print log does not record the username.

Enhancements:

  • Account selection on Web Print is now more convenient as the user's most recently used shared accounts now appear at the top of the list.
  • The Executive summary report can now report on a specified set of printers using a printer list filter.
  • A group name filter has been added to the User print/copy/scan/fax and Shared Account print/copy/scan/fax breakdown reports.
  • Web Print enhancements:
    • Web Print now lets you upload and print multiple files in one step.
    • The Web Print wizard now occupies the full width of the browser window, so that printer names no longer wrap unnecessarily.
    • The Web Print server is more resilient to time-out's when running MS Office.
  • Improved support for printing from iOS 7 devices. Print jobs created with the "mobile" user are now marked "unauthenticated" automatically.
  • PaperCut now provides an auto-completion search on fields where a shared account name must be specified. This speeds input and reduces the likelihood of entering an invalid shared account name.
  • An administrator can now specify a non-numeric card ID when creating an internal user.
  • PaperCut can now enforce a minimum length on card/ID number fields to guard against invalid or insecure ID numbers. This is configured using the advanced config editor.
  • An optional parameter has been added to the server command "list-user-shared-accounts" to specify that the list of accounts should be returned regardless of the user's current shared account mode.
  • Enhancements to XML Web Services API and server-command to make it possible to set a user's default shared account.
  • To support a kiosk touch screens, the Release Station software can be configured to used an on-screen keyboard. It is now possible to specify a custom on-screen keyboard program in place of the Windows default (osk.exe).
  • The ability to extract the username from print job PJL which is required for some enterprise environments has been extended to support CUPS on Linux and Mac. See the manual chapter on external usernames for more information.
  • Improvements to user client to ensure the correct accounts are displayed when popup authentication is enabled. The client now refreshes the account list each time a user authenticates or logs out.
  • The Payex payment gateway now supports Payex's AutoPay system, using pre-prepared agreements.
  • Added a new payment gateway for the Official Payments service, supporting manual credit addition. This payment gateway is available under the Early Access program.

Fixes:

  • Improved the reliability of client authentication in some IPv6 networks. PaperCut now ignores matches on an IPv6 link-local address.
  • Fixes for the PC Client Windows 8 "Toast" notification.
  • The Dashboard news is now visible to users accessing the PaperCut web interface via HTTPS.
  • Fixed a problem using a JavaScript card number converter script on a Mac Application Server.
  • Prevented a JavaScript error sometimes seen on a user's "Recent Print Jobs" page.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the print provider seen at one customer site.
  • Fix the wildcard matching of printers specified in the IgnorePrinters list in the print provider configuration. Previously any printer starting with the specified name would match as if a '*' was implicitly appended to the name.
  • PaperCut Client is now able to update the current user in the client properties file.
  • Allow users access to the "Change Details" page even when the user is not allowed to change their card number.
  • Fixed errors when using Oracle as an external database and saving data that uses multi-byte characters. Sites experiencing problems may need to re-initialize their database. If needed, please contact support for assistance.
  • Fixed an issue in the Executive Summary report where the seventh top user's full name was not correct.
  • The application server has been made resilient against invalid schedules specified with the schedule.daily-maintenance advanced config key.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Application Server to be overloaded when running a large number of secondary servers.
  • Improved handling of license files where the licensed organization name included trailing spaces.
  • Mac legacy client (Mac OS 10.6 and older): Fixed problem running client-local-install on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 systems.
  • Fixed a problem when simultaneously renaming a parent and child account.
  • Fixed rare Windows server print redirection issue when using Hide Document names in Spanish locales.
  • Fixed a problem with the user client tool command-line arguments not accepting single character values in some situations.
  • User web pages now always display printing rates with the correct number of decimal places.
  • The Realex payment gateway now correctly formats British Pound and Euro currency symbols on the payment confirmation page.
  • When using a top-up-on-demand payment gateway and choosing to display the external/gateway balance, the Jobs Pending Release page in the user web interface will now display the total user balance (rather than just the PaperCut balance).
  • TopUp Card Installer no longer displays the "Microsoft Word not installed" message when running the installer in silent mode.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved support for determining the serial number on certain Lexmark devices.
  • Improved grayscale detection on Mac for selected Sharp printers.
  • Improved duplex page count detection on selected Kyocera PCL6 print drivers. In duplex mode, the driver may append a final blank page which should not be counted as a printed page.
  • Automatically ignore new versions of the Foxit PDF Reader virtual printer.
  • Improved page-level color detection when printing in Postscript from LibreOffice and Gnome Evince.
  • Improved support for Epson LP series printers.
  • Added page size detection for Graphtec plotters.
  • Added copies detection for Canon iR2525/2530 printers.
  • Added support for Hardware Page Count validation for Ricoh Aficio MP C400.
  • Improved copy count detection on selected HP printers using PCL5 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

22 July 2013 - PaperCut 13.3 (Build 23186)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem using bulk user actions introduced in version 13.3.
  • Allow decimal values to be entered in the cost adjustment rate in Group "New User Settings".
  • Release Station: Fixed an issue displaying the on-screen keyboard when running on Windows XP.

18 July 2013 - PaperCut 13.3 (Build 23137)

New Features:

  • Central Reports. Large organizations with offices in multiple cities often choose to deploy PaperCut in a decentralized way (one application/primary server per site). This helps to streamline management but makes it difficult to gain a complete organization perspective. Central Reports solves this problem by giving a unified view of data from multiple application servers. For more information see the Central Reports chapter in the user manual and the 13.3 release news.
  • Group-level delegated print release. Delegated print release is a features that allows users to securely release print jobs on behalf of other users. This feature has been enhanced to support groups of users, for example it is now possible to authorize teachers to release print jobs for all students in their class.
  • Release stations now support card self-association. Management of identity cards can be time consuming for administrators if they need to pre-load card data into user directories and other systems. Card self-association allows users to associate a new card with their account by entering their username and password when they first use it.

Enhancements:

  • Installing a PaperCut primary/application server on Mac OS 10.6 will now raise a warning to remind administrators that it reaches end of support life at the end of 2013.
  • User-device affinity for printer load balancing. Printer load balancing can be used to increase job throughput by distributing jobs to multiple printers. For users sending a batch of jobs this can be frustrating as the documents will need to be collected from multiple printers. This release improves the load balancing behavior so that a batch of jobs from one user will be sent to a single device. This behavior is configurable.
  • The standard print release station on Windows now supports displaying an on-screen keyboard. This is ideal for touchscreen kiosks as a replacement for a physical keyboard.
  • The user client software for Mac no longer requires installation of any 3rd party dependencies. To assist with better Mac OS integration, the standard client software now supports Mac OS 10.7 and above, and a separate "legacy" client has been added to support older versions (10.4 through 10.6).
  • Print archiving: authorized administrators may now delete jobs from the archive. This can be used to delete offensive material or sensitive material that was not intended to be archived.
  • Print release in the user web interface can now be enabled for a specified group of users, rather than just enabled or disabled for all users.
  • Reports:
    • New report "Group user transactions - type summary" for sites using multiple personal accounts and user groups.
    • To make the group filter easier to use it is now a drop-down list of group names rather than a text input.
    • Department and office filters in reports can now accept a wildcard '%'. E.g. "Melbourne%" can be used to include data from all offices starting with "Melbourne".
    • Added office and department information to the "User - Job Type Summary" report.
    • Added printer serial number information to "Group printing - printer summary" report.
    • The "Shared account printing - paper area summary" report is now available as a scheduled report.
    • Added a multiple personal accounts filter to the transaction reports.
    • Added a multi-user filter to "Group user transactions - type summary report".
  • The low toner notification message can now include the printer's location to assist staff with finding the right printer.
  • The option in the PaperCut Print Provider on Windows to ignore given print queues can now accept wildcards. E.g. "Copy Room*" can be used to avoid tracking any printer starting with "Copy Room".
  • Virtual print queues (e.g. for Find Me Printing) are now resilient to the fake "zero byte" jobs sent by some printer drivers. These jobs are now automatically ignored, where previously they would show up in the print queue with an error state.
  • The CardSmith payment gateway module now supports on-demand transfers for automatic payment integrations.
  • iOS printing: improved compatibility with Cisco Bonjour gateway routing.
  • It is now possible to use HTML formatting in the registration instructions provided for users to register their own account (internal user self-registration).
  • The customizable instructions provided to users on the login page can now support HTML formatting.
  • The "Multiply print costs by" user-level feature to adjust print costs now accepts decimal places.
  • User web interface: The Transaction History and Change Details pages can now be chosen as the default page to display when users log in.
  • Administrator logouts are now audited in the App. Log.
  • Improved performance loading the virtual printer settings page when many hundreds of printers are selected as compatible queues.
  • Printer error checking on Mac and Linux can now be configured to ignore unimportant errors.
  • The installer now checks to see if PaperCut Print Logger is installed to avoid potential clashes.
  • Advanced: added system integrator APIs that allow an external system to approve or deny print jobs.

Fixes:

  • Improved reliability of print release and Find Me Printing when jobs are canceled directly from operating system print queues. Note that as per installation recommendations, users should not be able to cancel jobs from print queues.
  • It is now possible to add a link for the user web interface to the home screen of an iPhone.
  • When using a print release in "release any" mode, the user-level setting "automatically charge to a single shared account" will now be correctly applied.
  • Fixed problem setting up hold/release on copiers and terminals to display jobs for more than 200 different print queues.
  • Printer "failure mode" settings are now correctly applied when using Copy Printer Settings feature.
  • Fixed some reports displaying paper area using the wrong measurement units when in the USA.
  • Fixed warning about unsaved changes that would appear when changing the user/group sync source.
  • Web Print simple mode: fixed compatibility mode with Dell 5110 PCL printer drivers.
  • Resolved issues when redirecting print jobs to printers with names containing non-Latin/ASCII characters.
  • Improved toner level detection on the Xerox Phaser 7400.
  • Fixed issue when using Find Me Printing with SQL Server as an external database and configuring a single virtual queue to send to more than 2,000 print queues.
  • The "Redeem card" option in the iPhone user web interface is now hidden if the TopUp/Pre-Paid card option has been disabled.
  • Web Cashier: fixed an issue caused when a user is a member of multiple groups that have different Web Cashier admin rights.
  • The "User Configuration" report no longer repeats information when split across pages.
  • Web based release station: tool tips / hover info (e.g. displaying a full document name) now works correctly in Internet Explorer 10.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed a compatibility issue on Mac and Linux with Canon LBP 6710 printers.
  • Added support for Japanese versions of the Xerox Document Centre C450/C360/C250 family of printers.
  • Improved page-level color detection on Brother PostScript printer drivers.
  • Added detection for the "SUPER_B" paper size on Canon UFRII printers.
  • Fixed a rare problem tracking PCL6 jobs when using page-level color detection, causing the PaperCut Print Provider service to restart.
  • Added grayscale and duplex conversion filter support for the Kyocera FS-C5300 KX.
  • Added page-level color detection for the Kyocera Universal Printing driver in "print as image" mode.
  • Improved page count detection on the Lexmark Universal PCL5 v2 driver.
  • Fixed rare problem detecting grayscale print jobs on Brother PostScript drivers.
  • Added page counting support for N-up documents printed on the Canon LBP 6710i on Mac.
  • Fixed a rare page counting issue on Epson printers with selected documents.
  • Improved support for duplex conversion filters with some Konica Minolta PostScript printers.
  • Fixed rare issue with HP PCL5 drivers where the use of collated copies could in an incorrect page count.
  • Fixed issue that could result in an incorrect page count with PCL5 drivers and documents printed in Hebrew.
  • Fixed rare problem with watermarking and PostScript jobs that could result in jobs failing to print.
  • Fixed a problem converting to duplex on Lexmark PCL6 printer drivers on Linux.
  • Improved color detection on the Riso 7150.
  • Fixed problem that could result in incorrect page counts for N-up jobs on the Xerox DocuPrint 4050.
  • Fixed duplex detection for Canon LIPS LBP-1910.
  • Added color and duplex detection for FX DocuPrint 5060/C4000d on CentOS.
  • Added support for grayscale conversion filters on HP LaserJet 400 PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed "OFFENDING COMMAND" error messages that could print when using watermarking on Konica Minolta bizhub 501.
  • Fixed B5 and B4 paper size detection for Kyocera PCL6 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

29 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 22278)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error with version 13.2 (Build 22088) that would prevent print script pop-ups appearing if used before/without the isAnalysisComplete check.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed problem processing some very rare PCL6 jobs types when using page-level color detection.
  • Added serial number detection for OKI devices.
  • Added serial number detection for the Toshiba e-STUDIO 383P.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

13 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 22088)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed problem when using the new standard charging type where jobs with custom dimensions would fail to process (i.e. when not matching any of the defined standard sizes).
  • Improved reliability of client pop-ups (authentication and account selection) after jobs had been manually deleted from print queues. Note that it is still recommended that users should not be able to manually delete jobs from queues.
  • Improved resilience of the (optional) PaperCut TCP/IP printer port for Windows so that corrupt Windows registry configuration for one port does not affect other ports.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Kyocera PCL6: fixed some cases where A4 paper size would not be detected.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

2 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 21956)

New Features:

  • A new charging type for printing and copying has been added. We've called it "Standard" because we believe it will become the first choice for most sites. The new charging type allows exact costs to be specified for each combination of page size, color/grayscale and single/double sided. For the back-story about this change, see the PaperCut 13.2 release news.
  • Denied print jobs are now displayed for a short time in hold/release queues, so users can know what has happened to their job. This applies to the release station, web based release interfaces and the Mobile Print Release interface.
  • New tools to assist with diagnosing problems, including:
    • A one-click download of diagnostic files.
    • Generate and log a diagnostic snapshot of system state at a point in time.
  • Web Print PDF printing is now built in:
    • Web Print now works "out of the box" for PDF printing on Windows. There is no longer a need to install and configure Adobe Reader or a separate service account.
    • Improved fault tolerance on Windows by continuing to print previously submitted jobs after Web Print is restarted.
    • If a system change results in successive Web Print job failures, an error will be reported to the Application Log allowing system administrators to be notified and take action.

Enhancements:

  • Major improvements to application server throughput and robustness under very high print loads and with large numbers of secondary print providers.
  • The 11x17, Ledger and Tabloid paper sizes are now unified under the 11x17 name to avoid confusion when configuring costs. Sites with cost settings for Ledger and Tabloid will be automatically migrated to costs for 11x17.
  • The failure mode for virtual printer queues is automatically set to "hold all jobs". This avoids a common misconfiguration of virtual queues resulting in jobs going into error states.
    Note: When upgrading, existing virtual queues will be set to "hold all jobs".
  • Improved startup time of the application server by loading some services in the background. This makes the admin interface accessible more quickly after an application server restart, or during initial installation or upgrades.
  • Added the ability to visually customize Mobile Release with a custom logo and colors.
  • Print archiving activity is now audited in the App. Log, recording who and when:
    • Enabled or disabled Print Archiving.
    • Viewed each archived job.
  • Numerous report enhancements:
    • The "Deleted user" report now includes the secondary card number.
    • Improved layout of Printer List Excel/CSV report when printer custom fields are not used.
    • Display hostname for the devices in the device details interface as well as "device list" report.
    • The print log reports now display whether or not a job was archived.
    • Added the delegated user information to the "User configuration" report. (PDF, CSV, HTML)
    • Added group name filter to office and department summary reports.
  • Printers can now be searched by IP address or hostname (physical printer ID) as well as name.
  • Email notification enhancements:
    • Can now use secure SMTP (SMTPS) with authentication.
    • Changing advanced SMTP settings no longer requires an app server restart to take effect.
  • An error message is now displayed when creating a device with a duplicate IP address.
  • To assist PaperCut support, the amount of application server logs that are kept can now be configured via Options->Advanced (rather than needing to edit a config file).

Fixes:

  • The printer group name now appears correctly on the Edit Admin Rights page.
  • Very long group names are now viewable on the Bulk User Operations and Bulk Shared Account Operations pages.
  • iOS printing: fixed a display issue with the "remember me" checkbox icon on some devices.
  • Fixed archived job thumbnails occasionally not displaying in the print log.
  • Fixed issue with print queues that have a name with a leading space. Yes, that happened.
  • Updated list of trusted SSL certificates, which resolves issues such as connecting to some payment gateway systems with new kinds of certificates.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added hardware page count validation support for the Triumph-Adler DCC 2935.
  • Improved job analysis for some OKI and Toshiba models with PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved job analysis for the Epson Laser LP-8900.
  • Fixed page size detection for the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CG835 PostScript driver.
  • Added page detection for Canon LBP9100C printer.
  • Added Mac driver support and copy count detection for Epson SC-T3000.
  • Fixed B4 page size detection in 2-up mode on Canon LIPS drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion filter for recent HP Univeral PCL6 printer drivers.
  • Fixed duplex conversion filter for Lexmark Universal PCL6 drivers binding on the wrong edge.
  • Fixed duplex conversion filter for Kyocera PCL5 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

28 March 2013 - PaperCut NG 13.1 (Build 21541)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue when using Oracle as an external database which could cause the upgrade to fail if a list of admin users/groups was blank.
  • Fixed page count detection for some OKI PCL6 printers.
  • Fixed the processing of some Riso and low-end HP printers when page level color detection is enabled.

19 March 2013 - PaperCut 13.1 (Build 21453)

New Features:

  • PaperCut has worked with two of the leading mobile printing solutions to ensure that mobile print users of these systems are able to benefit from the features offered by PaperCut. It is now possible to use PaperCut features such as print quotas, Print Archiving and many more via Collobos Fingerprint or EFI PrintMe Mobile.
  • "Copy Printer Settings" now allows copying to printer groups in addition to individual printers. This will benefit sites managing many printers.
  • It is now possible to define a secondary user id or card number within PaperCut. Previously this required configuration of an external database. This will make it easier for sites looking to transition between card systems or issue multiple cards per user.
  • Historically, enabling page-level color detection on Windows has involved making a driver-level setting change (disabling the "advanced printing features" option). In this release we have added page-level color detection for the EMF print language and this driver setting change is no longer a requirement. This takes us one step closer to making page-level color detection the standard option for new printers.
  • Large PaperCut sites often run automated license management systems. A new API / server-command "get-total-users" has been added to allow these sites to proactively monitor user counts.
  • Added support for the PayEx payment gateway, a popular payment system in Europe.

Enhancements:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Simplified setup by automatically configuring access rights where possible.
    • Simplified setup on Linux (automatically find installed GhostPCL).
  • Improved print server scalability:
    • Reduced CPU utilization when there are a large number of jobs in a hold/release queue.
    • Reduced network traffic between secondary print servers and the application server.
  • Security: The "Use HTTPS/SSL if available" option now applies to admin logins when accessing PaperCut from a remote system. Previously this option only applied to end-user logins. This option has also been moved from "Options -> General -> Client Software" to "Options -> Advanced -> Security".
  • Sites with a large number of groups in Active Directory can now limit the groups displayed in PaperCut's User/Group Sync to a single Organizational Unit (OU). This will benefit sites running PaperCut in a multi-department AD environment.
  • PaperCut Web Print will now automatically configure Adobe Reader, reducing setup steps.
  • Copying printer settings now displays the number of target printers rather than a potentially long list of names.
  • On Mac servers the "papercut" host/service user account will no longer be displayed on the login screen.
  • Improved resilience of client pop-ups in environments with inaccurate reverse DNS lookups.
  • Improved temporary file cleanup under certain error conditions on Linux and Mac.

Fixes:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Fixed problem with jobs not archiving when using a Windows print server and a Linux or Mac primary server.
    • Simplified setup on Linux (automatically find installed GhostPCL).
    • Minor layout improvements when viewing archived jobs in thumbnail mode.
  • Improved performance (connection pooling) when using LDAP for user/group sync.
  • Fixed consistency of number rounding between PDF and CSV reports when using custom currency settings.
  • Improved the "Reward regular use of grayscale/duplex" script to no longer reset the running streak for single page jobs.
  • Fixed potential pagination problem with the Admin Rights list.
  • Fixed a problem with the "User List" report displaying the wrong user creation date.
  • Fixed Windows 8 notifications (toast) when using roaming profiles.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the print provider when processing small Kyocera PCL6 jobs.
  • LDAP integration is more resilient to slow LDAP servers (timeout behavior).
  • Fixed a problem with the "Account configuration" CSV report displaying more than 1000 records.
  • Fixed a problem running the Net Control setup wizard.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved duplex detection and page counting for Linux PostScript drivers for the HP LaserJet P4015 and similar devices.
  • Improved Print Archiving previews for the Xerox Global PCL5 driver.
  • Fixed page size detection on Fiery PostScript drivers on Mac.
  • Improved page counting for duplex jobs on the HP Color LaserJet 4700.
  • Fixed duplex detection on some Konica Minolta Fiery PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale detection on recent Xerox Global Print Driver PostScript drivers.
  • Added copy count detection for the Xerox Nuvera PCL5 driver.
  • Added page-level color detection for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF825 drivers on Mac and Linux.
  • Fixed Print Archiving previews for XPS printers on CentOS.
  • Fixed watermarking for HP 4700 PCL6.
  • Fixed page size detection on Canon LBP 5700 when 2-up is selected.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a minor database schema upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

5 February 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20822)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Fixed a problem where some Windows 2008 Servers (non R2 systems) may not detect the Ghost Trap viewer software used to assist Print Archiving.
    • Improved image generation for the Xerox Global PCL5 driver.
    • Fixed some messages that did not display correctly in some non-latin languages.
  • Added a warning to check if you're installing a version you are not currently licensed for.
  • Fixed a problem where print scripts using the common print script include file would sometimes incorrectly report an error.
  • Fixed a rare number rounding issue in CSV reports.
  • When running an unattended silent mode install (/silent), do not display the VM information message dialog.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved page-level color detection for Kyocera PostScript printers on Linux.
  • Improved support for Xerox printers on Mac print servers.

28 January 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20726)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • PaperCut performs database status and health checks periodically. A bug in this status check code with selected database configurations could lead to a slow connection leak. This release addresses this issue. Sites running build 20697 on an external database are advised to upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where IE9 running in "Intranet Compatibility Mode" was incorrectly detected as IE7. Administrators will now no longer receive an incorrect legacy browser warning message on login.
  • Fixed an issue when Windows XP Desktop is used as a primary print server OS. Selected print archiving features may not have worked as expected on this OS. This issue is now resolved.

24 January 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20697)

This is a major release. Please check the Upgrade Policy for upgrade eligibility.

New Features:

  • Print Archiving. This allows approved administrators to review printed jobs interactively in the browser. This has been a hotly requested feature for a number of years and addresses a wide variety of scenarios. For more information see the PaperCut 13.0 release blog post.
  • Advanced Printer Scripts:
    • Recipes and snippets can now be previewed, allowing you to quickly cut and paste example code into your own scripts.
    • Common functions that are shared between individual printer scripts can now be stored in, and referenced from, a master include script.

Enhancements:

  • Admin rights: It is now possible to restrict access to the Dashboard page.
  • Scheduled reports: In addition to the existing scheduling options (daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly), reports can now be run annually and quarterly.
  • Added an option to enforce use of SSL when accessing PaperCut services from mobile devices (e.g. Mobile Print Release and iOS Printing).
  • When performing a test user/group sync, information about the number of users to be added/deleted will be displayed.
  • Some Mac OS / CUPS drivers send "fake" documents to query printer status. These documents do not result in print output. Additional checking for these documents has been added in this release, particularly for Xerox devices.
  • Improved error message when trying to initialise the database (command init-db -f) when the user does not have permission to drop/create tables.
  • New print script recipe to discourage users from printing multi-page emails.
  • Print refund management:
    • The print log CSV and transaction logs reports will now display the refund approver's comment.
    • The number of pending refund requests is now displayed on the dashboard.
  • Payment gateways:
    • Heartland: Added support for account ids in "track 2" card format.
    • PayPal: Added an advanced configuration option to override the IPN URL. This makes it possible to support environments where multiple systems integrate with a single PayPal account.
  • Release station with card authentication: It is now possible to configure the reset timeout for the login screen.
  • It is now possible to configure the values that define "low" and "very low" toner levels.
  • Increased default SNMP timeout for hardware page count validation to improve stability on slower networks.
  • New versions of the "Adobe Acrobat Distiller" virtual PDF printer are now ignored by default.
  • Added card number to the User Printing - Summary CSV report.
  • Web Print: Added support for additional versions of Adobe Reader.
  • Various translation updates, including major updates for Hungarian.

Fixes:

  • Selecting a different printer charging type no longer automatically applies the change (the user must now click the Apply button).
  • Fixed issue that could result in limited administrators being able to change printer settings without having the appropriate admin rights.
  • The Cancel button on the Edit Job Log page now works as expected.
  • Fixed issue editing print logs when there are no shared accounts defined.
  • iOS Printing: Fixed charging to shared accounts by PIN/code.
  • Fixed problems running group-based reports using the controls below the job log on shared account pages.
  • Improved performance when listing printers in the Mobile Print Release application.
  • Advanced printer scripting: Fixed display of Japanese characters in the import recipe dialog.
  • Active Directory: User "disabled" status now applies to card authentication.
  • Novell iPrint:
    • Fixed a rare problem redirecting print jobs when using duplex/grayscale conversion filters.
    • Fixed problem that could result in jobs pausing when hardware page count validation was enabled.
  • Fixed a problem displaying a device's Find-Me Printing configuration if its release queue had been deleted.
  • Web Cashier: Fixed a bug that denied charging access if charging to a shared account configured using the "auto-charge to a single shared account" option.
  • Fixed problem accessing the Admin Rights page when using Oracle as the external database.
  • Fixed a rare issue with hardware page count validation conflicting with other SNMP software.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved support for the latest versions of HP Universal drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Kyocera PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed page size and page count when printing n-up on Fuji-Xerox ApeosPort-IV C5570 PostScript driver.
  • Improved color detection for EPSON WF-7515 Series.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion on HP Color LaserJet CP4020 Series PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Xerox Global PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed watermarking on OKI PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection for Oce PostScript drivers.
  • Fixed page detection for Sharp pamphlet mode for Letter and Invoice page sizes.
  • Added page size detection for "DL Envelope" page size for Ricoh SP C420DN and Ricoh SP C430DN PCL6 drivers.
  • Added grayscale and duplex conversion support for printers with Fiery PostScript interpreters.
  • Added hardware page count validation support for the Fuji Xerox C3200 and Kyocera FS-4020DN.

Other Notes:

  • Server installations on Mac OS 10.5 are no longer supported. Please see the end-of-life policy for details.
  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

Release History for Older Versions