PaperCut MF Release Cycle FAQ

At PaperCut, we're committed to releasing often to ensure both partners and customers can take advantage of the latest features and enhancements.

Feedback from our partners and customers has fed into how we release software.

What is General Availability?


General Availability will provide you with new features, enhancements, manufacturer updates and bug fixes.

General Availability will be promoted through our in product dashboards and the PaperCut web site.


What if I have PaperCut NG?


PaperCut NG is available in General Release and not included in Early Access. PaperCut MF is a more complex product than PaperCut NG due to the addition of embedded hardware functionality. If you would like to upgrade from PaperCut NG to PaperCut MF, register for a trial.


What is a Maintenance Release?


To provide you with more enhancements, fixes, and patches, PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF Maintenance Releases are scheduled approximately every 3 weeks around the feature releases.

These updates will help to keep PaperCut products fine tuned.


What do the version numbers mean?


PaperCut NG & MF version numbering may be a little different to what you are used to with other enterprise products. The version numbering is based off the year, the feature release and the maintenance release [year.feature.maintenance].

  1. The year of release. So 18 is for releases made during 2018.
  2. Followed by the feature release number. We set it back to zero on the first feature release the year. So the 1st release of the year is 18.0.
  3. The last number is the maintenance release number. So the first maintenance release will be 18.0.1.

Our feature releases include new features, enhancements, manufacturer updates and bug fixes. A minor release could be for either a scheduled maintenance release or an unplanned bug fix release.