PaperCut Release History

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21 May 2015 - PaperCut NG 15.0 (Build 33182)

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

Fixes:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

4 May 2015 - PaperCut NG 15.0 (Build 33106)

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 a potential problem upgrading to 15.0 from builds prior to 13.3.
  • Fixed some issues with Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) translations.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

23 March 2015 - PaperCut NG 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: 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.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

24 February 2015 - PaperCut NG 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.
  • Learn more about tracking copy, scan and fax from the new "Devices" tab in PaperCut NG.
  • 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 a 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.
    • 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".
  • 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).
  • 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.

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.

5 December 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.3 (Build 30457)

This is a bugfix release for 14.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue which stopped the Find-me jobs from printing when using the PaperCut Global Driver with some printers (since 14.3.30238).

25 November 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.3 (Build 30238)

This is a bugfix release for 14.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print
    • Minor usability improvement with entering the authorization code during the setup process.
    • Automatic email self association now works correctly if PaperCut's Single Sign On (SSO) was enabled on the application server.
    • Improved diagnostic logging.
  • SSL fine tuning enhancements (e.g. for POODLE) can now be used when running SSL on non-PaperCut-default ports.
  • Minor usability improvement with setting up Find-Me Printing on multiple devices.
  • Fixed cases where print-provider.log files on Windows would not rotate fast enough and grow larger than expected.
  • Internal User Registration: Ensure users receive a confirmation email after registration.
  • Fixed problem with hardware page count validation if a job had been in a hold/release queue for more than 2 hours and required adjustments.
  • Fixed rare case where performing a bulk user action to reset user statistics would also clear secondary email addresses.
  • Fixed problem running the db-tools command on Linux.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented PDL Transforms when defined on a print queue name (rather than a driver name).
  • Reports
    • Fixed issue creating scheduled reports that displayed more than one job type (e.g. print and copy) (since 14.3).
    • Fixed an error running the Deleted Users report (since 14.3).
  • OS X 10.10 printer setup now uses CUPS sandboxing "relaxed" mode instead of "off".
  • Fixed addSharedAccountAccessUser API not working when using Oracle as the external database.
  • Fixed rare case where updates to user balances could be incorrect when running multiple API calls at once.
  • Added advanced config key to customize the mobile print release authentication timeout ("mobile-release.session-timeout-mins").
  • Added an advanced REPEAT_ALL keyword to the PaperCut PDL Transform Language.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • HP Officejet Pro X451dw: Improved grayscale detection.
  • XPS-based drivers: Added N-up (2 pages per 1 sheet) detection.
  • Fixed potential issue with grayscale conversion filter when redirecting jobs to Kyocera PCL6 printers from non-Kyocera drivers.
  • Improved color detection when printing from the Evince document viewer on Linux.

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 October 2014 - PaperCut NG 14.3 (Build 29819)

For a snapshot view of 14.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy and check out our blog post.

New Features:

  • Simplified Guest Printing: Enable guests or visitors to print from their mobile device without setting up an account or accessing your organization's wi-fi network. Guest Printing utilizes PaperCut's Email to Print feature to provide a simple and convenient printing experience from any BYOD. Systems Administrators can configure guests or visitors to print with minimal or no assistance. More...
  • Global Print Driver: Implementing global and Find-Me print queues can cause challenges when deploying into a mixed fleet of brands. Finding a suitable driver is often a difficult trial-and-error exercise. PaperCut has helped to solve cross vendor printing with the PostScript Global Print Driver. Install this driver just like any standard Windows printer driver on a single global virtual queue to enable printing across multiple models and brands. More...

    PaperCut also provides adaptive PDL transforms to enable compatibility on other brands.

  • Syncing Username aliases from AD/LDAP: In many organizations, users have more than one username. Alternate name/alias support has now been extended to automatically sync from an external user directory, such as Active Directory or LDAP with no manual overhead. More...
  • Toshiba eraser RD30: To support Toshiba's Paper Reusing System, with the goal of reducing impact on the environment, PaperCut is now integrated with the new e-STUDIO RD30 eraser unit. It tracks pages erased across the organization and displays statistics on the Environmental and Admin dashboards.

Enhancements:

  • Installer:
    • The Windows installer and all Windows executables are now digitally signed by PaperCut.
  • Configuration Options:
    • Allow the admin and user web pages to be embedded in an external web page (i.e. in an iframe). For more information see here.
    • Hide the 'Release All'/'Cancel All' buttons from the web-based Release Station.
    • Auto-approve refund requests from a group of users e.g. trusted users.
  • Admin Interface:
    • The Shared Account Security page now displays the user's full name making it easier to identify users.
  • Find-Me printing:
    • Improved the speed of releasing Find-me print jobs when the application server or database is heavily loaded. This also ensures Find-me jobs are printed in the correct order.
  • Reporting enhancements:
    • User's secondary email addresses are now displayed in the User List report (CSV only).
    • Added printer group filter to the printer list and executive summary reports.
    • The shared account name is now displayed in the "Printer Configuration" report when allocating charges to a shared account.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • SQL Server database in Microsoft Azure is now supported.
  • Printer Scripting:
    • Extended the "inputs.user.balance" API to get the balance of a multiple personal account.
    • Scripts can now change their behavior based on printer language. For example, scripts could deny jobs in a particular language (e.g. PostScript).
  • User Client:
    • Quickly log in to the user web interface via a new right-click task tray menu item.
    • It's now possible to customize even more messages in the client interface window, e.g. changing "username" to "employee ID" in the login window.
    • New option to specify the default advanced account selection tab (All Accounts, Preferred List, Recent Selections).
  • Apple: Knowledge Base article for Apple Mac 10.10 (Yosemite), further enhancements coming soon.
  • Receipt Printer: New option to display tax on the acknowledgement receipt.
  • Copicode: Updated Copicode terminal firmware to version 1.3.8.

Fixes:

  • Email to Print:
    • Attachment file names containing non-ASCII characters can now be printed.
    • Jobs sent via email to a disabled printer are now rejected and the user is notified.
    • Email to Print jobs will continue to print if an SSL connection fails to the mail server due to a certification path error.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Improved Google Cloud Print support when running PaperCut in Microsoft Azure cloud.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • Fixed encryption/SSL connections with Microsoft SQL Server database.
  • Mac & Linux:
    • Mac/Linux installations now include an example user client template config file.
    • Print jobs redirected from a Linux print server to an LPR queue on a Windows print server can now be tracked.
    • Improved reliability of the detection of the system IP address on Mac.
  • Standard Release Station:
    • Fixed credit limit enforcement when charging to a selected shared account in "Release Any" mode.
  • Find-Me Printing:
    • When jobs are redirected to a grayscale printer, the job cost is recalculated correctly.
  • Admin Interface
    • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • User Tools
    • User Web Release: Only display accessible printers when releasing jobs from a virtual queue.
    • Fixed an interoperability issue with some Mac clients on IPv6 networks.
    • User Client: Popup menu is now displayed when right-clicked on the balance window.
    • When a group is removed from PaperCut, its Admin rights are also removed.
    • Web Print: MS PowerPoint presentations with the 'Mark as Final' flag can now be printed.
  • Notifications:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented notification emails being sent when a new user ID is generated. This problem would occur when using the email suffix option as opposed to explicit email addresses.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed a problem that could cause print archive image generation to consume 100% CPU.
  • Report Fixes:
    • Fixed wrapping of larger numbers in the "Shared Account Printing - User Logs" PDF report.
    • Standard print charging model information is now displayed in the "Printer Configuration" Report.
    • Standard charging default page cost is now displayed in the "Printer List" Report.
  • Payment Gateways:
    • CyberSource SA: Addressed an issue that occurred with long user names.
    • PayPal Payflow: If an order is cancelled, the user is returned back to the PaperCut end user screen.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Ricoh:
    • Further hardware page count support for Ricoh printers including IPSiO 6330 and C420.
    • Improved page count detection for Ricoh Universal PCL6 printer driver.
  • HP:
    • Improved page count detection on HP LaserJet P1606dn duplex jobs.
    • General improvements on new HP printers.
  • Konica Minolta:
    • Added better support for Hardware page count.
  • Xerox:
    • Improved page size detection for Xerox printers on Linux.
  • Epson:
    • Improved page size detection for the Epson Stylus Pro family when using the "Finest Detail" setting.
  • Canon:
    • Added hardware page count validation support for Canon LBP9660C.
    • Improved copy count detection for some Canon Printers.
    • Improved color detection for Canon LBP7680C.
  • General:
    • Improved hardware page count validation messages in the print logs when printing color pages.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.

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.

Release History for Older Versions