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PaperCut MF 18.0 release history

PaperCut MF

PaperCut MF 18.0

Please find release note history for PaperCut MF 18.0 below.


18.0.5

Build 43342

21 Mar, 2018

Fixes:

  • Site Server: Added an option to activate device registration throttling, to resolve an issue that occasionally caused the Application Server to stop responding when a high number of devices were registered via a Site Server.
  • db-tools with an internal database: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an OutOfMemory exception when executing an incorrect query (since 17.2.1).
  • Find Me printing: Fixed an issue that caused an occasional print job to be lost when in a high print volume environment.
  • 3rd party hardware payments: Added the ability to print the amount to be credited to the user on error receipts (via the %credit% variable).

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (OXP):

    • Fixed an issue that caused an “Unexpected end of file” error when enabling SSL.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):

    • Fixed an issue that caused an “Unexpected end of file” error when enabling SSL.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.5*:

    • Fixed an issue that prevented the embedded application from being installed on the device via the Remote Operation Client.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • Added support for tracking of print jobs initiated by “Print and Scan directly using EWB (e-BRIDGE Web Browser)”.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a null pointer exception message in the Application Server debug log (server.log) when the Home Page and Login URL in TopAccess were empty.
  • Toshiba (MDS):

    • Added support for tracking of print jobs initiated by “Print and Scan directly using EWB (e-BRIDGE Web Browser)”.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

18.0.4

Build 43116

28 Feb, 2018

Enhancements:

  • Tuned Java parameters to improve Application Server performance on large sites.
  • Pay Station: When a Pay Station fails to connect to the Application Server to update a user’s balance, the Pay Station now displays an error message and prints a transaction error report (if an acknowledgement printer is attached), so the user has proof that the transaction did not succeed.

Fixes:

  • Reduced the CreateSSLKeystore default certificate validity duration to not exceed 2038, to safeguard older devices running into a 2038 date rollover issue.

  • macOS High Sierra (CUPS): Reduced the time it takes for a printer to be available in the Control Printer Monitoring.command script.

  • Standard Release station via Site Server: Fixed an issue that caused an empty print release list for Hold/Release queue managers.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Site Servers to display lower total amounts of Devices on the ‘About’ tab if those Devices were registered directly to the same Site Server.

  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue preventing Integrated Scanning failure notifications when the MFP is connected to a Site Server.

  • User Client:

    • Fixed an issue that prevented the User Client from launching when the User Client icon was double-clicked in the Windows task tray.
    • Fixed an issue that caused high memory usage, especially when a high number of shared accounts are used.

    **Note: User Clients require an upgrade.

  • Web Print:

    • Fixed an issue that caused the “Maximum document/file upload size” value to be ignored and set to 256MB instead.
    • Sandbox mode: Fixed an issue that caused multiple print jobs to be generated for each Web Print job in some virtual environments.

    ***Note: Web Print sandbox servers require an upgrade.

  • Google Cloud Print:

    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a Google Cloud Print job to be printed multiple times.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented PaperCut MF from publishing all printers to Google Cloud Print when there were a large number of printers.
  • Printer compatibility improvements:

    • RISO ComColor with PaperCut Global Print Driver: Added a new PDL transform to fix an issue that caused the printed output to have incorrect settings when printing in duplex, color, or selecting specific tray settings.
    • Canon printers on Linux and MacOS: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Canon devices when using CUPS printing.
    • Epson printers: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Epson printers.

    ****Note: Secondary servers require a Print Provider upgrade.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy) version 1.2.2*:

    • The embedded bundle is now signed with a SHA-256 hash instead of with SHA-1.
    • Fixed a security issue that allowed a device admin/user account user to access the Print Release and Account Selection apps using the identity of the last PaperCut MF user to log in.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).
  • HP (OXP):

    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:

      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.

    • The text label of the “Select All” checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.

  • HP (OXP Printer Only):

    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:

      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.

    • The text label of the “Select All” checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.

  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.5*:

    • Added support for Ricoh’s System Auto Reset timer. The user will now be logged out when the System Auto Reset timer expires due to inactivity (this requires the Function Priority to be PaperCut MF).
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused access to Device Functions and Integrated Scanning to be incorrectly blocked with the message “No account selection options available for user”.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused PaperCut MF to stop working when the Print Release screen displayed long document names.
    • Fixed an issue where pressing the Back button on the Account confirmation screen resulted in a partial logout if it was the first screen displayed after login.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • Improved security by adding an advanced config key (“secure-app-server-url) to ensure incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when “ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca” was enabled.
  • Toshiba (MDS):

    • Improved security by adding the following advanced config keys:

      • secure-scanning - ensures calls to the MFP for scanning are secure using SSL.
      • secure-app-server-url - ensures incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).

    • Fixed an issue that caused the “Job Status” button on the Print Release screen to disappear when there were no held print jobs.

    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when “ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca” was enabled.

    • The text label of the “Select All” checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.

    • Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:

      • “ext-device.home-screen.show-balance” was set to Y, and
      • the user’s Account Selection was set to “Automatically charge to personal account”.
  • Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 1.5+: Fixed an issue that displayed an error message on login if the network was set up to use a hostname (instead of an IP address) for the Application Server.

    • EIP 3.0+: The text label of the “Select All” checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.

    • EIP 3.0+: Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:

      • “ext-device.home-screen.show-balance” was set to Y, and
      • the user’s Account Selection was set to “Automatically charge to personal account”.
    • EIP 4.0+: Integrated Scanning now uses Medium Compression by default. This setting is configurable via a config key (ext-device.xerox.integrated-scan-job-compression).

For Integrators:

  • On demand Payment Gateway API: Extended the API to support external lookup on different user properties, for example card ID or alias.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with:
    • ** require a User Client upgrade.
    • *** require a Web Print server upgrade.
    • **** require a Print Provider upgrade.

18.0.3

Build 43041

20 Feb, 2018

Fixes:

  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue preventing scanned documents from being delivered when the user’s email is empty.

18.0.2

Build 42955

13 Feb, 2018

New Features:

  • Job Ticketing is a new web-based order submission and workflow tool connecting PaperCut MF to in-house print rooms and 3D fabrication labs. Completely integrated into PaperCut MF, this tool not only tracks but also allows full workflow control of services, including:

    • Production printing
    • 3D printing
    • Laser cutting
    • CNC machining

    Using this tool, products and options are pre-configured, allowing users to easily submit an order online. These orders are then not only tracked and managed, but the progress and status of the job is also communicated to the user.

  • HP OXP: PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup. This new “HP OXP” solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. For more information, see the Copier / Device Integration section for HP OXP .

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy and security compliance: To comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation “Right to be Forgotten”:

    • a new Privacy Option has been added to configure the time period after which potentially sensitive data elements of print jobs are permanently redacted from the Job Logs page. This includes Document Names of print jobs and thumbnail previews and spool files of archived print jobs.
    • the server command permanently-redact-user-data has been enhanced to redact the Document Names of cancelled or expired print jobs on the Job Logs page.
  • Security: When a print server is detected as being offline, all its held print jobs (pending release) can now be hidden, to prevent them from being released during the outage. For more information about this feature and how to enable it, contact PaperCut Support.

  • Linux and macOS (CUPS): Added more options to the configure-cups script when run from the terminal (list all available printers, add or remove individual printers).**

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue on the Application Log page that displayed an incorrect line of text (!GoogleCloudPrintManager.printer-unpublished!), instead of the relevant message.
  • HP drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex (since 17.4.3).**
  • Fuji Xerox PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).**
  • PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue in the print-provider.log file that sometimes incorrectly logged an “Unsupported image compression” error.**
  • Fixed an issue that caused some discrepancies in the Environmental Dashboard’s “Usage This Month” graph when including December 2017 Job Logs that were edited in January 2018.
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that caused Site Servers with low system resources or running many embedded devices to frequently switch to offline mode even when the connection to the Application Server was available.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP) version 1.4.0*:

    • Added an “Admin Login” button on the PaperCut MF Login screen to enable SysAdmins to log in to the device even when the device is disconnected from the PaperCut MF Application Server.
    • Added a config key to suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs (ext-device.canon.skip-release-screen-when-no-jobs).
    • Fixed an issue where Zero Stop failed to stop a restricted user with a zero or a negative balance from starting a new copy job.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented PaperCut MF from being able to detect some USB card readers and keyboards.
    • Added support for Canon MEAP v5.2 firmware.
    • Added support for C356 and C256 devices.
    • Improved Russian translation coverage.
  • HP OXP:

    • PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new “HP OXP” solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. Integrated Scanning support will be added to this solution in a future release.
  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only:

    • The device type “HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only” has been renamed “HP OXP (Printer Only)” on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Added support for Elatec TWN3 HID Prox, Elatec TWN3 iCLASS, Elatec TWN3 Mifare, and Elatec TWN4 Mifare, CZ208A, CE931A, and CE983A HP proximity card readers.
  • HP (FutureSmart) version 1.2.1*:

    • The device type “HP (FutureSmart)” has been renamed “HP FutureSmart (Legacy)” on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Fixed an issue on devices running some versions of the HP FutureSmart 4 firmware that caused the device to become unstable when swiping to log in while simultaneously clicking on screen icons.
  • HP (OSA):

    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.1*:

    • When “Track & control scanning” is not enabled for the device, the Integrated Scanning workflow is now shortened and bypasses the account selection screens.
    • Fixed an issue when using Integrated Scanning that prematurely displayed the screen with the “Scan more” and “Send” options, before all the pages in the document feeder had been scanned.
  • Sharp (OSA):

    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba eConnect:

    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba (MDS):

    • Added a config key to customize the login message on the PaperCut MF Login screen (ext-device.toshiba.login-instruction).
    • Shortened the French translations of button labels on the PaperCut MF Home screen to enable them to be positioned correctly.
  • Xerox (EIP):

    • Fixed an issue when attempting to log out that sometimes displayed an error message.
    • EIP 1.5+ devices with First Generation Browsers (For example, WorkCenter 5325):
      • Fixed an issue that displayed an error message “No Shared Account Selected” even after a shared account was selected.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen that either did not display the user’s held print jobs or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any held print jobs.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Select Account screen that either did not display any shared accounts that the user had access to or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any shared account.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • The PaperCut MF End User License Agreement (EULA) indemnification clause 11.1 has been updated.