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10 March 2020 - PaperCut NG 19.2.3 (Build 53768)

Enhancements:

  • Improve Email to Print filtering. If the mail's received date is not available, fall back to its sent date. PC-17102
  • The example C# code supplied in ServerCommandProxy.cs now reflects newer web services API features
  • The build instructions for the C# example code have been updated for the .NET Core framework PC-9495

Fixes:

  • Bulk User Operations: Fix to handle large user lists. PC-17087
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate firewall rules were created during a server installation or upgrade for the Print Deploy component. PC-17074
  • Fix bug in getGroupMembers() call. All members are now returned, not just the 1st requested slice. Also fixes a similar problem in server-command PC-17042
  • Improved the logging for when errors occur calling our XML-RPC APIs PC-17001
  • Fixed a bug in the advanced external device API that caused an exception to be thrown when trying to fetch a list of shared accounts in debug mode. PC-16850
  • Fixed an issue preventing email to print from working with some mail servers. PC-17077
  • Print Provider:
    • Riso ComColor GD series GDI printer driver: Fixed an issue that paper sizes other than A4 were incorrectly detected as A4 PC-17049
    • fixed a non backward compatibility issue that could be caused on full-page watermark applied to PCL6 data PC-17044
    • Océ varioPRINT series PostScript, PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that the following job attributes could not be identified.
      • duplex
      • the number of copies
      • the number of pages when multipage-up (n-up) or booklet layout is used
      Océ varioPRINT series XPS printer driver: Fixed an issue that PDL (page description language) detection and a spool file analysis always failed PC-17021
    • PaperCut Global Print Driver: Fixed an issue that Canon devices might select an unexpected tray when setting Paper Source to Automatically Select or Manual Feed PC-16796
    • Windows:
      • Fixed an issue that a job printed to a physical queue with server-side rendering enabled via Windows Store apps or the Edge browser might not be deleted from the queue after releasing the job. PC-16928
      • Added 'ImageFlow' driver variants to the list of ignored virtual printers. PC-17032

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

23 January 2020 - PaperCut NG 19.2.2 (Build 53416)

Enhancements:

  • Added an external device API call to rename printers and devices. This is an advanced feature. PC-8850
  • Added a new option to the create internal user web services call (& server command) to send a "welcome" email to the new user. PC-14871
  • Fixed an issue in Print Deploy that caused some designated print queues not to be installed on the computers of users whose usernames include a period character. PC-16961
  • The warning notification for exceeding the licensed users limit is now updated in real time, instead of waiting until the next admin login. PC-16827
  • Removed an extraneous warning message about chmod failure when upgrading on Linux. PC-15399
  • Removed unnecessary and misleading SSL keystore tool messages that were being logged during upgrades on Linux. PC-14832
  • Improved help text for 'set-shared-account-property' in the server-command utility. EAD-327
  • Improved the server-command help text for removing printer groups from a printer. EAD-257
  • The server-command utility will now check before renaming an internal user to an existing username. EAD-256
  • Server-command will now check that an internal user exists before trying to rename the account. EAD-255
  • The list printers webservice call and server-command no longer include the template printer in the returned list. PC-16707
  • User client:
    • Added scroll bars where needed to work around occasional dialog sizing issues with script-triggered pop-ups.
    • The upgrade process for locally installed Mac clients now removes existing runtime binaries before upgrading the client. PC-16940
  • Web Cashier: Made the "Print" button on the Web Cashier deposit receipt page translatable. PC-16926
  • Email to print: Added a filter to optionally ignore emails more than a configurable number of hours old when printing emails. PC-16908

Fixes:

  • Fixed a possible server performance issue when storing system state files on network based drives. PC-16866
  • Fixed an error that caused issues with running custom reports for customers with 10 or more custom reports. PC-17013
  • Fixed an issue caused by not removing the previous JRE when upgrading the user client, which could sometimes prevent the client from running. PC-15711
  • Print Provider:
    • Fixed an issue that caused thumbnail image creation for Print Archiving to fail if PCL6 data contained images. PC-16976
    • Fixed an issue that could cause an incorrect calculation of number of pages, or slow print analysis, when analyzing some PostScript data. PC-16904
    • Added configurable improvement to the PCL6 full-page watermark so that it is printed properly when used over a dark background or a full-color image. (This improvement is turned off by default. To enable, add the line ConfigureFullPageWatermark=true to the print-provider.conf file). PC-16785
    • Canon LIPS LX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused some paper sizes, such as Japanese postcard and envelope, to be incorrectly detected as A4. PC-16861
    • PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that prevented a sheet from being fed from Tray 3, Tray 4, or Bypass Tray when printing to a Sharp device. (Note that to feed a sheet from the Bypass Tray, Manual Feed on the PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver must to be selected). PC-16856
    • Xerox D95 Linux Intel printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page counts. PC-16747
    • PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that enabled auto tray selection when a paper tray was set to the bypass tray and the printing destination was a Konica Minolta device. PC-16716
    • Konica Minolta bizhub 558, C554 and C658 Series PCL printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page size detection when printing on 11x17 inch page size. PC-16597
    • Kyocera TASKalfa 6053ci KX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page size detection when printing on 11x17 inch page size. PC-16597
    • Ricoh SP C740 PCL5 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-16466
  • Print Provider on Windows:
    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash when a print queue was added/removed/renamed or a daily internal maintenance process was performed. PC-16996
    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause a redirected print job to be left in a redirect queue when server side rendering was used. PC-16923

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

19 December 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.6 (Build 53125)

Fixes:

  • Print Provider:
    • Fixed an issue where the Print Provider could crash while analyzing corrupted PostScript spool files containing ASCII85-encoded data.PC-16825
  • Print Provider on Windows:
    • Fixed an issue where in rare cases some jobs printed via Windows store apps or the Edge browser with server-side rendering enabled do not get tracked and retained in the print queue.PC-16922
    • Fixed an issue in Windows print servers where in rare cases print jobs could be charged twice and/or fail to print after release.PC-16907
    • Fixed an issue that caused print jobs held in a print queue to disappear from the Jobs Pending Release screen when the Print Provider service was restarted multiple times.PC-16886

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

10 December 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.2.1 (Build 52936)

New Features:

  • Print Deploy
    • Added the ability to deploy printers, drivers and default print settings based on user groups.PD-329
    • For additional Print Deploy updates, see the Print Deploy release notes
  • New Percolator feature providing the ability to request text or numeric values from MFD users as part of a scan action, and interpolate those values into a Scan to Email destination address. Supports full or partial email addresses, and email-to-fax gateways. PC-16740
  • Document Processing now includes:
    • Batch Splitting: Split a single multi-page scan job into multiple output documents by page count or blank page separator
    • Blank Page Removal: automatically detects and removes blank pages
    • Despeckle: removes pixel noise for sharper images
    • Deskew: straightens crooked pages by up to 45 degrees
    • Multi-server support for locally hosted deployments
    • OCR is now part of Document Processing, and performed by the updated Document Processing service, (formerly the OCR service) for both locally hosted and PaperCut MF Cloud Services configurations. PC-9321

Enhancements:

  • Removed license warning, when there are more than 3 custom reports. PC-16593
  • Added support for CSV export in custom reports. PC-15983
  • Multi-domain Active Directory User Source: Added ability to use the user's UPN as their PaperCut username. PC-15330
  • Added distinct error codes to all `<fault>` payloads for the Web services API. PC-12797
  • Added ability to bulk update PaperCut Application Server SSL Certificate details to embedded devices EAD-129
  • Added support for Elatec TCP3 converter in Client Mode. PC-12427
  • Added scan notifications configuration to a new scan notifications tab on the devices page. PC-15453
  • The number of log entries in server log created by the web services API or server-command has been reduced. The detailed log entries will reappear when debug logging is switched on PC-15010
  • New printer property to identify if the print queue is virtual. PC-141317
  • System administrators can now retrieve a list of all printers or devices via the server-command utility, or the web services API. PC-141317
  • A new RESTful API to support developers who need to add an "on-demand" payment workflow to PaperCut MF. Contact support for more information. NOTE: This replaces the legacy Java plugin APIPC-15171

Fixes:

  • Page size calculation issue for HPGL custom size paper is fixed. PC-16541
  • Fixed suggested queues not appearing in the Find-Me-Printing destinations queue list PC-15720
  • Reduced the number of unnecessary calls to CBORD DX payment gateway. If the property"cbord-dx.on-demand-transfer.enabled-groups" is not empty then _only_ appropriate balances are retrieved. PC-12981
  • Fixed an issue preventing username & password login on FX ApeosPort-VII MFDs EAD-190
  • Users can provide a user principle name (UPN) suffix which will be appended to the windows user name to form a UPN at the print server. PC-15329
  • Fix an issue preventing app server from shutting down promptly sometimes. PC-15498
  • Fixed an issue where accessing parts of job ticketing would result in a cross origin request block error when accessed through a reverse proxy PC-16583
  • Added a new configuration property in PayPal WPS payment gateway to that allows you to specify the return URL from PayPal back to the application server. PC-16000
  • Konica Minolta PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect color detection if output color is set to "Gray Scale" PC-16663
  • Oki Universal PCL5 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing) PC-16655
  • Epson Universal printer driver: Fixed an issue that pages were identified as color when the printer control language was set to "ESC/P-R" and a color document was printed in grayscale PC-16619
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate firewall rules were created during a server installation or upgrade of the Print Deploy component. PC-16783
  • Fixed a packaging issue which the Samsung XOA fix in MAC-5822 was not included in 1.4.1 EAT-212
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Print Deploy page in the PaperCut NG/MF admin web interface shows a HTTP 500 Timeout Error under some network conditions. PC-16881
  • Print Provider: Fixed an issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash when processing a PostScript document that for some reason, such as a spooler timeout, has corrupted ASCII85-encoded data. PC-16825
  • Print Provider on Windows:
    • Fixed an issue that caused print jobs held in a print queue to disappear from the Jobs Pending Release screen when the Print Provider service was restarted several times. Provider service was restarted several times within a short space of time. PC-16886
    • Fixed an issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash if Print Archiving was enabled and a job printed from Windows Apps was redirected PC-16873
    • Fixed an issue where in rare cases some print jobs could be charged twice and/or fail to print after release. PC-16907
  • User Client (Windows): Fix adding Java 11 DLL dependencies to the MSI. PC-16526

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Resolved an issue with older devices being unable to log in. MAC-6249
    • Fix for intermittent excess memory usage on Java ME (2nd generation) devices. EAD-205
  • Canon Gen3+ (MEAP)*:
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Resolved an issue with older devices being unable to log in. MAC-6249
    • Workaround to use remote control software (VNC and remote software kit). PC-16544
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Made the touchable area of the delete button bigger on print-release page.
    • Rectified the position of the refresh button on print-release page on small screens. MAC-5996
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Prevented new keyboard "Enter" key from prematurely submitting forms in the embedded UI. MAC-5995
    • Updated Fuji Xerox XCP plugins to be smaller and consume fewer resources.
    • Configuration of the "PaperCut Auth" embedded plugin is now done through CWIS. Customers who has previously customised the "ext-device.fuji_xerox_aip.login.in-progress-time-millis" advanced config key will now need to set the value in the new plugin configuration screen. MAC-5895
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • HP (OXP):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Fixed a bug that caused the password exposed in Konica Minolta's OpenAPI log PC-16717
    • Fixed an issue where zero stop on konica minolta would prevent a user from copying even if they have enough balance to do so PC-15321
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.9*:
    • Fixed an issue where Integrated Scanning failed to start because compression was disabled. PC-15538
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.4.2*:
    • Added a config key to customize the text of the Device functions icon and the Use device functions button that appears on the PaperCut MF Home screen and the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen, respectively (ext-device.ricoh.device-functions.label). PC-14967
    • PaperCut MF now provides a new solution for supported Ricoh single-function devices. This new "Ricoh (SmartSDK) Printer Only" solution offers job tracking, secure print release, the ability to allocate accounts, and change print jobs settings at the device.
      Note: Existing Ricoh (SmartSDK) licenses can continue to be used for this new solution. However, if you do not have an existing Ricoh (SmartSDK) license, you can purchase a lower-cost SFP license. MAC-5955
    • Integrated Scanning:
      • Added a new checkbox "Prompt for more pages" on the PaperCut MF Scan details and Scan settings screens. This controls the display of the PaperCut MF Scan more or finish screen. MAC-5206
      • Added the ability to start a new scan job or add more pages to a current scan job from the PaperCut MF Scan more or finish screen, retaining the current scan job's settings and account selection attributes. MAC-5537
    • Fixed a text alignment issue on the print job details screen that happens on IM series devices. PC-15976
    • Improved usability when the soft keyboard is displayed. MAC-5903
    • Fixed an issue which prevented the administrator from logging out of the MFD when the embedded application was not configured. MAC-5899
    • Fixed an issue of wrong icon size on big screens. MAC-5861
    • Fixed an issue where an unrestricted user got an error message about insufficient credit. MAC-4213
    • Fixed an issue on the account options screen where the soft keyboard on the comment field would still display after clicking the "done" button on the keyboard. MAC-3879
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.4.3:
    • Fixed an issue on IM models that caused the embedded application to go to the background on System Auto Reset. MAC-5769
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Sharp OSA (HTML Browser n2.0+):
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform V2):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Fixed a bug that caused "Permission of execution denied" error message while performing native functions on Toshiba V2 devices. PC-16660
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Xerox (EIP) Print Only:
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • PaperCut MF now provides a new solution for supported Xerox single-function devices. This new "Xerox (Secure Access EIP 1.5+) Print Only" solution offers job tracking, secure print release, the ability to allocate accounts, and change print jobs settings at the device.
      Note: Existing Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.5+ licenses can continue to be used for this new solution. However, if you do not have an existing Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.5+ license, you can purchase a lower-cost SFP license. PC-12801
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

14 October 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.5 (Build 52411)

Fixes:

  • Removed a faulty fix for PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver that was released in 19.1.4. Downloads for 19.1.4 have been removed to avoid confusion. PC-16685

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.1.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

8 October 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.4 (Build 52307)

Enhancements:

  • Added new lookup mechanisms to External Database Lookup. SysAdmins can now search for users based on email, username alias, or username with a username alias backup. PC-15557
  • Mac client-local-install now supports 64 bit architecture. PC-13922
  • When PaperCut NG is installed on a Mac server, the default for iOS printing has changed so that it now needs to be manually enabled. PC-16471

Fixes:

  • EPSON SC-P6000/7000/8000/9000, PX-H7000/9000 Series printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused the following problems:
    • incorrect number of pages and copies
    • page size was incorrectly detected as A4 or Letter if printed on some page sizes that wide-format plotter supports
    PC-16397
  • Canon imagePROGRAF printer driver:
    • Fixed an issue that caused number of pages and page size to be tracked incorrectly when printing to a page size other than A4.
      Limitation:
      • The charging type "by paper area" doesn't work with this driver since we cannot identify the paper width.
      • The page size is still identified as A4 if printing from Google Chrome's print menu (rather than the system dialog) to a page size not used by a general office-use printer such as A0 and B1. This is a limitation of the Google Chrome and printer driver combination.
      PC-16416
    • PRO-4000 series XPS printer driver: Fixed an issue that could cause an incorrect number of color pages to be counted. PC-16587
  • Print Provider:
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused garbled characters to be output to the debug logs. PC-16495
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash if printed with a Sharp PostScript printer driver on macOS. PC-16533
  • Print Provider on Windows:
    • Fixed an issue that might cause a job printed from Windows Apps to be recorded twice when printing to a shared printer with server side rendering. PC-15913
    • Fixed a rare issue that can cause some print jobs to disappear from the Jobs Pending Release screen or fail to print after releasing in high print load environments. PC-15767
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused print jobs to be lost when a Find-Me queue was used in very high load environments. PC-15573
  • Added support for Windows Mandatory Profile to the User Client. PC-16512
  • Added additional `RemoveHostnameAndDomainName` option in PaperCut LPD service config file `pc-lpd.config`. When it is set to true, the PaperCut LPD service will remove hostname and domain name from the job owner's name. PC-16384
  • Added a config key to manually override any group memberships when using LDAP as primary sync source, by defining them in an external file <app-path>/data/conf/additional-groups.txt (user-source.group-list-override-file=Y) PC-16087
  • Changed the label on the PaperCut Port dialog for port creation and configuration to refer to "Printer Hostname" instead of "Printer name". PC-16040
  • Mobility Print, Windows Server: Chromebook, Android, macOS and iOS clients will be able to see more non standard paper sizes supported by printer drivers.PC-16407
  • Fixed an issue that could cause color and greyscale pages to be counted incorrectly when using Hardware Page Count with Ricoh devices. PC-16402

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.

3 September 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.3 (Build 52104)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that caused color of username and password field labels on the web Release Station to follow the custom color settings in the config.properties file. PC-16414
  • Fixed a problem with the Dashboard that caused Y-axis labels to repeat when maximum pages printed during last 30 days was less than 10. PC-16377
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Web Services call for generating AdHoc reports to crash whenever list objects were passed to it. PC-16369
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a user client account selection popup that was open prior to an upgrade from pre 19.0.2 to 19.0.2 or greater from being able to save an account selected post upgrade. PC-16301
  • Canon LIPS LX printer driver on Linux: Fixed an issue that might cause an incorrect number of pages to be counted when printing from LibreOffice on Linux PC-16210
  • Oki PostScript printer driver for macOS: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-16335
  • Oce wide format printer driver 2: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect paper size and an incorrect number of color pages to be set when scaling was turned on. PC-16208
  • Print Provider:
    • Performance improvement: Fixed an issue where PostScript jobs were taking a long time to print by reducing the time required to analyze PostScript data by an average of 11% and up to 97%. PC-15486
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of pages when printing from Paris Transaction Document Composition Solution PC-16343
    • Fixed an issue that might cause color pages to be detected when printing a grayscale image PC-16327
    • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect color page detection if PostScript data contained an image represented with an indexed color PC-16098
  • PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that occasionally caused an incorrect number of color pages to be detected when printing a color image with the "Black & White" output mode PC-16167
  • Sharp PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of color pages to be detected when printing a grayscale image. PC-16101
  • Sharp PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused grayscale conversion to not work properly when "Color Mode" on the Printing Preferences dialog was set to "Color" and 'Convert to Grayscale' setting was enabled within PaperCut > Printers > Filter & Restrictions. PC-15722

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.

22 August 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.2 (Build 52030)

Fix:

  • Fixed an issue that may occur on sites that have enabled the LPD service on Windows Servers and are actively printing via it (e.g. Printing from UNIX systems). The username associated with the print job would incorrectly include the IP address of the client, and this may stop users from being able to print, or incorrectly log these jobs. PC-16458

20 August 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.1.1 (Build 51950)

New Features:

  • Print Deploy
    Get the right print driver and right print queue to the right person in the right location, automatically. With Print Deploy:
    • Print queues are dynamically deployed as mobile staff move between branches, stores, or campuses.
    • Native drivers are installed along with default settings (grayscale, duplex etc.) and capabilities (stapling, hole punching etc).
    • It doesn't matter whether printing to a server or printing directly to a printer in a print-serverless environment.
    • Mac and Windows computers are supported (with Linux and Chromebooks to come shortly).
    • Support for computers that are not joined to a local domain (for example, G Suite or Microsoft Azure AD).
  • Custom Reports
    • You can now manage and run your own custom reports built in JasperSoft Studio. PC-15694

Enhancements:

  • PaperCut NG/MF manual: We have revamped the look of the PaperCut NG/MF manual (now called the PaperCut NG/MF Help Center). This new design offers a fresh look as well as easier navigation. PC-16408
  • Refreshed the design of 10 of the most commonly used reports. PC-15280
  • Improved Application Server scalability to support large numbers (20,000+) of user clients. PC-15213
  • RBS WorldPay payment gateway: Improved security by allowing an MD5 secret configuration PC-15203
  • Server command and web services API:
    • Added a new web services API method (generateSheduledReport()) that allows the automation of ad hoc reports. PC-11947
    • Added a new server command to configure advanced popup settings for a given user (set-user-account-selection-advanced-popup). This allows administrators to automate the creation and management of advanced users. PC-6803
    • Added a new server command (and API call) to get/set a list of printer properties, instead of making separate calls for each property. PC-15757
    • Added a new server command that initiates an update to the device of any outstanding configuration changes. PC-15434
    • Added a new user property "last-user-activity" that allows SysAdmins to see the last time a given user was active in PaperCut NG/MF. PC-14485
    • Delegated print release users and/or groups can now be managed via the set and set user property commands and API calls. PC-4507
    • The cost model used by a printer can now be selected by changing the cost-model attribute via 'set-printer-property'. PC-14314
    • Listing all usernames in a group can now be done through 'get-group-members' server command or API. PC-6006
    • Added new server commands that allow users to look up PaperCut NG/MF usernames by other descriptors such as email, full name, and user alias:
      • look-up-user-name-by-email <email>
      • look-up-user-name-by-secondary-user-name <user-alias>
      • look-up-user-name-by-full-name <"full name"> PC-13666
    • Web services API: Managing API application security is now even easier with the ability to assign different authentication tokens to different applications. PC-14117

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused some error error messages to not display properly on HP small-screen devices. PC-16300
  • Updated 3rd party libraries that include security fixes for the Admin web interface, Mobility Print, Email to Print, and Google Cloud Print. PC-15893PC-15909
  • Fixed an issue that could cause held print jobs to disappear when upgrading from a version prior to 19.0.4 (since 19.0.4).PC-16238
  • Fixed an issue in the Admin web interface and the User web interface causing some non-Latin characters to render incorrectly. PC-15928
  • Fixed an issue that caused print jobs to fail when "Automatically charge to personal account" was changed to "Show the standard account selection popup" for a user while the user had print jobs held in a hold/release queue. PC-15733
  • Microsoft SQL Server with Microsoft JDBC driver: Fixed performance and stability issues when PaperCut MF is configured to use this. PC-16244

Other Notes:

  • This release includes a database upgrade.

02 July 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.7 (Build 50109)

Fixes:

  • Large print serverless environments (Direct Print): Added new configuration parameters to print-provider.conf, print-provider.conf.template, and direct-print-monitor.conf to reduce server load spikes. For more information, see Environments with large numbers of Direct Print Monitors.. PC-15896
  • PDL Transforms: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash if the FIND or FIND-REPLACE command with LAST option is used. PC-16051
  • HP Universal print driver (PCL, PostScript) or HP model-specific driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect color page count when printing with a color selection of "High Quality CMYK Grayscale". PC-15990
  • Fuji Xerox Linux printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-15933
  • Canon UFR II/UFRII LT/LIPSLX Printer driver: Fixed issues that caused the following errors when printing from some applications on a macOS or Linux computer to a Windows server:
    • An incorrect page count
    • An incorrect color page count
    • Failed to perform grayscale conversion
    PC-13670
  • Fixed a minor security issue that could be used to cause performance degradation in the Application Server. PC-16079

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.0.1, there is NO database upgrade.

11 June 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.6 (Build 49858)

Enhancements:

  • Improved password protection within the Admin web interface. PC-15822
  • User Client: Improved the appearance of the User Client on retina displays. PC-11836

Fixes:

  • Web Print on Windows: Fixed an issue that caused Web Print jobs with a combination of different multibyte characters in the file name to get stuck in rendering state and eventually time out. PC-15912
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed an issue where users color selection was ignored when printing using the following drivers:
      • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2450
      • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C3450 d
      • RISO ORPHIS FW5230
      • RISO ORPHIS FW5230 PS
      PC-15865
    • Fixed an issue that caused an occasional print job to be lost when the 'hide document name' was enabled on Windows print servers. PC-15799
  • Email to Print: Fixed an issue that caused an occasional print job to be lost when the 'hide document name' was enabled on Windows print servers. PC-15799
  • Fixed an issue that caused uploading a document for OCR as part of a Scan Action to not retry if a network failure occurred (since 19.0.0). PC-15907
  • Brother PCL5 printer driver together with printers without an internal hard drive: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count and an incorrect number of copies when printing multiple collated copies to a printer without an internal hard drive. PC-15823
  • Canon LIPS LX model-specific printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing:
    • a page size other than A4
    • multiple collated copies.
    PC-15872
  • Canon LIPS LX model-specific printer driver on Windows 10: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when a PDF file was printed using Microsoft Word from Windows 10.PC-15274
  • HP Printers: Fixed an issue on the PaperCut NG Admin web interface that caused toner retrieval information to not display in the printer's Toner Status. PC-15763
  • Fixed an issue in environments with Hold/Release queue managers that incorrectly charged jobs to a user's personal account when Users > Account Selection > When shared account is selected > Charge personal account (and allocate to shared account for reporting) was configured, instead of the account selected by the release manager (since 18.2.0). PC-15134

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.0.1, there is NO database upgrade.

22 May 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.5 (Build 49683)

Fixes:

  • Web Print on Windows: Fixed an issue that failed to print PDFs, when the Web Print server either:
    • didn't have Adobe Reader installed, or
    • had Adobe Reader installed with the web-print.conf file parameter "options.pdf" set to "xpdf".
    PC-15889

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.0.1, there is NO database upgrade.

21 May 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.4 (Build 49584)

Enhancements:

  • PaperCut NG now supports the Heartland TouchNet OneCard VIP payment to provide support for on-demand or manual top-up of user accounts.PC-14361
  • User Client: Improved performance in Unauthenticated Printing environments where there are many public workstations that all use a generic user login. PC-15517

Fixes:

  • Security: Security improvements to address a potential remote code execution vulnerability within the PaperCut NG Application Server (CVE-2019-12135). This was identified by an external security review team. This fix also addresses several other related security issues that were identified by the PaperCut security team. Virtual pat on the back to the security team at Adevinta who are now listed in our hall of fame PC-15728
  • Integrated Scanning:
    • Added the following languages for OCR (Optical Character Recognition):
      • cos - Corsican
      • div - Dhivehi, Divehi, Maldivian
      • fao - Faroese
      • fil - Filipino, Pilipino
      • fry - Western Frisian
      • gla - Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic
      • hye - Armenian
      • kmr - Northern Kurdish
      • sun - Sundanese PC-15743
  • User Client on Windows:
    • Fixed an issue that caused slow User Client performance in environments with slow networks, as well as the error 'Unable to create the local cache in 'C: \Cache' errors on shared devices (since 19.0.0). PC-15713
    • Fixed an issue that prevented User Client prompts to be forced to the top. This could have resulted in users not seeing the prompts because they were hidden behind other applications (since 19.0.0). PC-15764
  • HP Universal print driver (PCL, PostScript) or HP model-specific driver: Documents printed with a color selection of "High Quality CMYK Grayscale" are now counted as color jobs instead of grayscale. This change aligns with HP's change in firmware version 4.6.4 and above where these jobs are now counted as color in device meter counts. This behavior can be reversed by setting CompositeIsGrayscale in the print-provider.conf file to "True". PC-15702
  • Canon OcéPlotWave series PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused custom paper sizes to be detected incorrectly. PC-15770
  • On Demand Payment Gateway: Added a global config key to calculate the job quota for users with negative internal credit (payments-quota-includes-negative-user-balance). PC-15535
  • Spanish Schedule / Email Reports: Fixed an issue that incorrectly prefixed some fields with a "t" (for example, "tTitulo:", "tFormato:"). PC-15781
  • Updated a Secondary Print Server library, which included security improvements. PC-15717

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.0.1, there is NO database upgrade.

29 April 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.3 (Build 49325)

Enhancements:

  • Customers using the CBORD DX payment gateway can now configure an option to record the CBORD transaction ID in the Admin web interface Users > Transaction History. This helps to cross reference transactions between the two systems. PC-15165
  • Improved the Application Server Log messages for SNMPv3 misconfigurations. PC-15497

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Application Server to experience higher than usual CPU usage when the User Client was configured to hide the user balance. PC-15736
  • Fixed an issue that prevented toner levels from being displayed on the Admin web interface > Device Details page. PC-15623
  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO series printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page size to be detected.PC-15536
  • Canon Generic Plus PS3 Printer Driver: Fixed an issue that, for some applications, caused an incorrect page count when printing an even page document in duplex.PC-15629
  • Fuji Xerox ART EX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect color page count when the last page of a document printed in multiple collated copies, was grayscale. PC-15476
  • Konica Minolta Universal PostScript printer driver: When used by the PaperCut Global Print Driver for stapling, fixed an issue with Find-Me printing that caused an incorrect staple position when printing a document with a 'top right' staple. PC-15548
  • Konica Minolta Universal PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing in duplex, with multiple collated copies of a document, and an odd number of pages. PC-14078
  • HP DesignJet Z-Series PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page size to be detected after the user had selected a custom paper size from an Adobe application such as Acrobat. PC-15477
  • Print Provider: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash while analyzing a corrupt PCL6 spool file. PC-15418
  • Sharp PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count if the printed document contained blank pages and was printed in duplex. PC-15260
  • Toshiba Universal PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused a page to be incorrectly detected as color when the output color was set to "Black and White" for "Twin Color". PC-15398
  • Fixed an issue with Active Directory syncing that prevented the 'Primary Number' field from being set to "Do Not Sync" unless the secondary number field was also set to "Do Not Sync" (since 19.0.1). PC-15712
  • Updated the cups-api-helper binary for the Mac print provider to 64-bit. This addressed the 'cups.api.helper needs to be updated' message that was displaying for macOS 10.14.4 and above. PC-15617

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.0.1, there is NO database upgrade.

11 April 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.2 (Build 49182)

Note: This release does not support 32-bit workstations. If you have users launching the User Client or Release Station on a 32-bit workstation, see End-of-life for 32-bit Operating Systems. PC-15503

Fix:

  • Fixed an issue introduced in 19.0.1 that prevented the release of print jobs that were in the hold/release queue at the time of upgrading.
    If you have a version earlier than 19.0.1, you can upgrade at any time and your print jobs will be retained and releasable.
    If you have installed 19.0.1, we recommend upgrading outside of business hours to minimize the impact of lost jobs.

9 April 2019 - PaperCut NG 19.0.1 (Build 49141)

Note: This release no longer supports 32-bit workstations. If you have users launching the User Client or Release Station on a 32-bit workstation, see this Knowledge Base article for more information. PC-15503

New Features:

  • Print Scripting: Added a new print script function to determine whether or not a print job originated from the PaperCut Mobility Print application (inputs.job.isMobilityPrintJob). MAC-5327

Enhancements:

  • Application Server:
    • Improved Application Server performance by changing the maximum number of concurrent connections allowed from 8 K to 16 K per port (configurable in server.properties). PC-11001
    • Improved performance when under heavy load by adding a new connector for SQL Server 2016 to reduced database connection times. If you're using SQL Server 2016+ and upgrading to PaperCut MF 19.0, switch to the new connector. PC-14525
  • Introduced the ability to select an account for a print job at the device, for client billing or cost allocation purposes. MAC-5262
  • SNMPv3 can now be used for:
    • receiving toner notifications
    • retrieving toner level information (for supported printers)
    PC-14922

Fixes:

  • macOS:
    • Improved performance by increasing the default number of concurrent connections allowed on 64-bit macOS servers. PC-14869
    • System default users are now excluded from the User List in the Admin web interface. PC-14810
  • Google Cloud Print: Improved performance by increasing the default value of gcp.http-timeout-seconds to 240. PC-15197
  • Email to Print: Fixed an issue that caused MS Word comments to not be printed. PC-15377
  • Azure AD: Fixed an issue on the User/Group Sync page that caused the "Accept self-signed certificate" option to be unavailable for Azure AD Secure LDAP (since 18.3.0). PC-14859
  • HP DesignJet Z-Series PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect page size to be detected after the user had selected a custom paper size. PC-15387
  • Print Provider:
    • The Print Provider now has its own new release versioning. For this release it's 100.5.0.540. It's also included as part of this release. PC-15483
    • Fixed an issue that caused Print Provider to restart when analyzing PCL5 spool files generated by some printer drivers.PC-15524
  • In the Admin web interface, changed the MF/NG About page to show a link to the Support web form instead of the Support email. If an ASC or reseller overrides the support email, then their email stays displayed. PC-15267
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Fiery tool to not retrieve jobs. Also added extra logging to show raw Fiery Box replies and to log when jobs are skipped due to zero printed pages. PC-15261
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the PaperCut NG/MF logs from indicating the reason for a failure when a notification message failed to send. PC-15042
  • Fixed an issue in Print Scripting that caused the "defaultChoice" option in dialogs to not accept values that were concatenated (e.g. `12 + ' Monkeys'`) (since 18.3.0). PC-15040
  • Fixed an issue where using the server.listen-interface in server.properties prevented server-command from working. PC-14778
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain printer drivers to print on the default paper size when Tabloid (11x17) paper size was selected. PC-14690
  • Fixed a problem that sometimes caused incorrect print outs, for example printing in color instead of grayscale, when using Google Cloud Print, Email to Print, or Web Print with some printer drivers. PC-15299
  • Database Schema for SQL server: Updated the database so SQL server can accept and store special characters from character sets other than Latin (for example, characters with umlauts or accents, .Arabic characters etc.). A database update is required.
    Important: SQL Server Express has a maximum database size limit of 10 GB and upgrading requires some free memory. So when you upgrade to Release 19.0, make sure the data in the PaperCut NG/MF database is less than 8 GB or the upgrade will fail. If the database is larger than 8 GB, contact us. PC-14602
  • Added an option in the Admin web interface on the Options > General page to display real-time activity warnings when the User Client is unavailable and requires user input. MAC-5385

Other Notes:

  • This release includes a database upgrade.