PaperCut NG - Release History

PaperCut NG Release History

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16 May 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.1.1

For a snapshot view of 17.1.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Mobility Print: Continued improvements including:
    • Allow Mobility Print to connect through a Site Server when the Application Server is offline.
    • Support for per job authentication. Per job authentication mode enforces authentication for every print job.
    • Support for subnet based printer filtering. This allows you to provide visibility to a subset of printers depending on a user's subnet.
    • Support for Mobility Print on private cloud.
    • Support for .local domains to simplify configuration on macOS and iOS platforms.

    For more detailed information about bug fixes, see Mobility Print Release Notes.

  • Watermarking and digital signatures: Watermarking and digital signatures are powerful capabilities that enhance printing security by allowing identification of the source of any printed document. Enhancements to the existing functionality include:
    • The addition of full page watermarking for PCL6 and PostScript print jobs. This allows you to print a repeating watermark across the entire page, making it impossible for someone to remove it without destroying the document. Note: If you have secondary servers (Print Providers), you must upgrade them all for this functionality to work.
    • The default text used in the printed watermark now includes the %signature% variable. This prints a digital signature on each page, which can be used to identify the exact job in the job log.
  • HSTS: Support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), forcing browsers to connect only via HTTPS.
  • Web Print: Improved performance when printing multiple copies of a document. Web Print now collates all copies into a single print job resulting in less network traffic, decreased load on the Application Server, and faster printing time. Note: You must upgrade ALL Web Print Sandbox servers in your organization for this functionality to work. For more details, click here.
  • The What's Next gadget on the Admin web interface dashboard can now be hidden.
  • Improved database performance when user accounts are retrieved. This speeds up a range of functions such as logging in and printing.

Fixes:

  • Security enhancements:
    • Logging in to the Admin web interface and the User web interface now require the use of cookies. For security reasons, the use of session IDs in URLs when cookies are disabled is no longer permitted by default.
    • You can now configure the SSL cipher order preference to be either server cipher order or client cipher order.
    • Fixed an issue allowing admins who do not have App Log view permissions to see the App Log details on the Admin web interface dashboard.
    • Web Print: Increased security around the upload of documents to a Web Print server.
  • Secure Print Release:
    • Fixed an issue where print jobs deleted from the Windows print queue were not removed from the Release Station interface.
    • Changed the default release mode of the standard Release Station to Secure instead of ReleaseAny. The Secure release mode allows users to only release their own print jobs.
  • Mobility Print: Fixed an issue preventing users from authenticating when a published printer had paper size restrictions.
  • Fixed an issue preventing an admin from viewing more than the first page of refunds on the Printers > Refunds page.
  • Fixed an issue causing analytics files to be incorrectly sent to PaperCut when the "Share system usage data" option is disabled. Note: These files did NOT collect any data.
  • Internet Explorer 11: Fixed an issue causing the web interface tour tips to redisplay after being closed or skipped.
  • Print scripting: Fixed an issue that occurred when 'action.user.onCompletionSaveProperty' was set to null, causing jobs to not be logged.
  • Linux systemd systems: Now automatically allow a sufficient number of files to be opened, which means less manual configuration for larger implementations.
  • PCL6 driver: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing from Internet Explorer.
  • Canon LBP842C: Fixed an iOS printing issue that caused an incorrect page count.
  • Epson SC-T7200D ESC/P2 driver: Improved page count accuracy on macOS print servers.
  • Watermarking with PCL6 drivers: Fixed an issue where "Bottom of page" watermarking on landscape pages did not print.
  • Mac and Linux: Removed an unnecessary error message when running some command line scripts.
  • iOS printing: Fixed an issue preventing printing from iOS devices after upgrading the print server to MacOS Sierra 10.12.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Linux 32-bit: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, Linux 32-bit is no longer supported.
  • Web Print enhancements require an update to ALL Web Print sandbox servers.
  • Full page watermarking requires an upgrade to ALL secondary servers (Print Providers).

27 April 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.0.7

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • OKI Universal PCL5 driver: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing an odd number of pages.
  • Heartland payment gateway: Improved the Application Server performance when non-registered Heartland users attempted to use the Heartland payment system.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

11 April 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.0.6

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • System Health interface :
    • When there are multiple Print Providers, individual print server IP addresses in addition to the host names are now displayed.
    • The base system health URL now provides the total number of held print jobs (heldJobsCountTotal) throughout the organization.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an occasional issue causing the Application server to crash when server-commands are being used.
  • The csv print log files ( [app-path]/server/logs/print-logs ) will now be retained for 30 days, instead of 1 day.
  • The Printer Details page that incorrectly displayed the status of toners with low levels as "Unknown", now displays the status as "Some".
  • Fixed an issue on the Schedule/Email Reports page causing the Type drop-down box to be hidden.
  • Fixed an issue causing database imports to fail after upgrading from PaperCut version 14.x to 16.x or above.
  • Oracle and PostgreSQL databases: Fixed an issue causing backups to fail when the database contains a non-PaperCut table.
  • Internal user: Fixed an issue causing the user registration confirmation e-mail to occasionally not be sent.
  • PCL6 printer drivers: Fixed an occasional issue preventing documents with an image from printing.
  • Type-3 Universal printer driver: Fixed an issue when printing from Windows Applications, which created 2 print job logs (cancelled and printed) for 1 print job.
  • RISO ComColor FW5230 PostScript driver: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected and charged a grayscale print job as color.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue when after a period of being offline, the Release Station on a Site Server would fail to send card self-association details to the Application Server.
  • Performance enhancement: Optimized the Application Server to release system resources (threads) more rapidly after a period of peak load activity.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed some users who are not SysAdmins to be able to download diagnostic files.
  • Improved security to reduce vulnerability to XML-based attacks.
  • System Health interface :
    • uptimeHours is now displayed as a decimal value (for example, 2 hours and 30 mins is displayed as 2.5).
    • Improved the way the build number is reported.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

23 March 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.0.5

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error when clicking on Users / Groups > Bulk user actions.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed an issue causing the preview to be unavailable when using some PCL6 drivers (since 17.0.2).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

21 March 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.0.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Auto-complete of usernames is now provided when assigning admin rights.
  • MAC/Linux(CUPS): PaperCut can now be configured to automatically detect new print queues.
  • CommWeb payment gateway: Support for new CommWeb merchant accounts with password based authentication.
  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved Application Server start up speed.
    • Improved performance when importing users from LDAP Active Directory.
    • Improved Application Server stability in Web Print environments with large user groups and many printers.
    • Improved performance of device related System Health URL endpoints.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on the Application Server login page for slow connections, where the cursor jumps to the Username field when the Password field is being completed.
  • Fixed an issue allowing users to release print jobs when they have a zero personal balance, and also have access to a single shared account.
  • Fixed an Advanced Scripting issue, which incorrectly charged users for a color print job when the script converted the job to grayscale (since 17.0.0).
  • Ricoh RPCS: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when printing multiple copies of a document with different page size.
  • Konica Minolta C754SeriesPCL: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected custom paper dimensions.
  • UI refresh fixes (since 17.0.0):
    • Improved the appearance of disabled check boxes.
    • Improved the font display on Application Servers that are behind a firewall.
    • Fixed an issue with the alignment of the Actions menu on the Reports > Schedule / Email Reports page.
    • Fixed an issue preventing users from viewing all pages of scheduled reports when more than 25 reports have been scheduled.
    • Reinstated the Enlarge button on the Groups > Add/Remove Groups page.
    • Reinstated the display of print job attributes on the Logs > Job Log page.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

7 March 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.0.3

For a snapshot view of 17.0.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Mobility Print:
    • Mobility Print simplifies the printing process for Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and other end-user managed devices, across all prominent operating systems (iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Windows, or macOS). Whether on smartphones, tablets, laptops, or Chromebooks, by following a few simple steps, users can quickly discover and print to any printer, without requiring the assistance of a SysAdmin.
  • New look Admin web interface:
    • PaperCut NG has been redesigned! It's modern, user friendly, and most importantly, it's a stepping stone for future improvements to the interface and feature development.

Enhancements:

  • HTTPS/SSL Configuration: Ability to import SSL certificates directly from .PFX, P12, .PEM, .DER, and .CRT files.
  • Global Print Driver: A Microsoft signed version of the PaperCut Global Print Driver has been included in the installation of PaperCut NG.
  • PayEx Payment Gateway: Support for:
    • WyWallet and credit card for manual transfers.
    • On Demand transfer using WyWallet
  • The Admin web interface Options > Admin Rights page now allows you to Select All or Clear All check boxes.
  • Individual Admin web interface pages can now be bookmarked.
  • Individual User web interface pages can now be bookmarked.
  • Email to Print: Improved download speed from IMAP mail servers.
  • Diagnostic log file rotation is now paused during the collection process to ensure that logs are not missed.
  • Scalability improvements to the Application Server when handling a large number of User Clients.
  • A "Download Diagnostics file" button has been added to the Options > Advanced page. This button is used only for troubleshooting purposes when there are memory issues (your friendly support engineer will tell you when).
  • Print System Health Monitoring: New endpoints have been added to monitor the status of Mobility Print servers.
  • Linux Release Stations: Improved support for on screen keyboards.
  • Paypal WPS payment gateway: Added support to connect to PayPal via a Proxy Server.
  • macOS: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement macOS 10.9 is no longer supported.
  • Internet Explorer: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement IE10 is no longer supported.
  • Web Print (Sandbox mode):
    • An experimental feature that allows you to print OpenOffice documents (switched on with web-print.enable-openoffice-support). Supported file types include:
      • OpenOffice (.ODS and .OTS) files from Microsoft Excel 2010+.
      • OpenOffice (.ODT and .OTT) files from Microsoft Word 2010+.
      • Supports printing text files from Microsoft Word.

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an error when a printer shared to Google Cloud Print was renamed.
  • Security improvements:
    • Environmental Dashboard: Fixed an issue that might allow users to access other users' environmental dashboards.
    • Continuing enhancements to security of Admin Web UI to defend against emerging scripting attacks.
  • Fixed a rare issue in some PostScript jobs where the number of copies might be incorrectly counted.
  • Watermarking: Fixed an issue that incorrectly positions watermarks in documents with mixed page orientations.
  • Hardware Page Count validation now supports additional options to check all trays before determining if a device has no paper.
  • Simplified error message in the Admin web interface (Options > Notifications) when test notifications cannot be sent.
  • RISO FW ComColor GDI (5000, 5230) driver: Fixed a color page detection issue.
  • Kyocera XPS printer driver: Improved page count when printing an odd number of pages in duplex.
  • Toshiba Universal PCL6 driver: Improved letterhead page count.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed an issue causing the preview to be unavailable when using the Xerox WorkCentre WC5955 PCL6 driver.
  • User Printing - Logs report: Fixed a problem preventing the report from being run in Ad-hoc mode with Offline usage filtering.
  • Mac OS: Fixed a problem that prevented printers from being added to PaperCut on initial install.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • And of course, the "Fine Print":
    If you have a current subscription to Premium Upgrade Assurance, your upgrade to Version 17.0 is already included. Otherwise, one-time upgrades may be purchased via our online order system or through your PaperCut supplier. And hey, added bonus - upgrading now will entitle you to all of the releases in the 17.x series throughout the year!

24 January 2017 - PaperCut NG 16.4 (Build 39159)

Enhancements:

  • Prevent jobs from being released to a printer reporting an error: Fast release devices now support blocking the release of jobs to printers in error.
  • New config key added to improve accuracy of hardware page count validation, printer error reporting, and blocking the release of jobs to printers in error on devices which return SNMP data in a different order.
  • Performance enhancements: Decreased load on the Application Server when using Google Cloud Print and Email to Print.

Fixes:

  • Improved performance when bulk deleting users.
  • Fixed an issue where modifications to the user job log details weren't updating all relevant statistics.
  • CUPS with IPPS or HTTPS: Fixed an issue preventing printer details, (such as toner levels, serial number, and type/model) from being reported.
  • Page Analysis: Improved performance when analyzing XPS jobs.
  • Page Analysis: Improved page analysis on some models of Epson ESC/Page printers.
  • Kyocera ECOSYS "M" models: Added support for hardware page count validation.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Release Managers from seeing jobs waiting for release in a Release Station.
  • Added IPv6 support in the PaperCut Port Monitor.
  • Release Station APIs have been upgraded to Version 3. Version 2 is still supported for backward compatibility.
  • PDL transforms on Windows print servers: Fixed a rare issue causing PaperCut to become unresponsive when jobs with PDL transforms are sent to a virtual queue.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

10 January 2017 - PaperCut NG 16.4 (Build 39038)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with release 16.4 and an older version of the Standard or custom XML-RPC Release Station when releasing all jobs to a Find Me queue - jobs could be sent to the wrong printer.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

20 December 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.4 (Build 38875)

Important Notice: If you have upgraded to 16.4, or are planning to upgrade to 16.4, please read the important notice on Known Issues with Recent Releases: Issue ID 10603.

Enhancements:

  • Email to Print: Added a replacement marker (%location%) to display the printer location in notification emails. This makes it easier for users in your organisation to find the printers to which they printed.

Fixes:

  • Improved scalability by reducing the load on the Application Server when running many secondary print servers.
  • Modifications to the global print statistics and user print statistics via the job log details, are now reflected on the Environmental Dashboard, User List screen, and Dashboard System Status Total pages count.
  • Authorize.net: The [app-path]\server\lib-ext\payment-gateway-authorize-net.properties file can now accept a comma-separated list of IP addresses that can connect to the Application Server. These values can include a submask.
  • Canon UFR-II printers: Fixed an occasional inaccurate page count for duplex collated multi-copy jobs with an odd number of pages.

For Integrators:

  • Release Station API:Job attribute properties (copies, grayscale, duplex) have been added to getHeldJobs2

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

8 December 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.4 (Build 38734)

For a snapshot view of 16.4 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Prevent jobs from being released to a printer reporting an error

    PaperCut NG gives administrators the ability to choose whether or not they want to allow users to release jobs to printers reporting an error, alleviating user concern and reducing Administrators' reactive work created by a printer in error.

    Note: This functionality relies on the Operating System print queue state, and the experience might vary depending on the printer and driver in use. Provide feedback on your experience to support@papercut.com.

  • Customizable start dates for running reports

    You can now configure the start day or date for your weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly scheduled reporting periods, using a set of new config keys. The Reports > Schedule / Email Reports page displays the date on which the next report will run.

Enhancements:

  • Jamex Netpad terminal: Added support for username/password authentication and card self-association.
  • Unused printer and device groups are now automatically deleted in the overnight processing.
  • New properties added to the following server-commands to set/get the Override printer/device settings on the User Details page:
    • get-user-property
    • set-user-property
  • New properties added to the XML Web Services API to set/get the Override printer/device settings on the User Details page:
    • api.getUserProperty
    • api.setUserProperty
  • Added a new server-command (clear-user-advanced-printer-settings ) that clears the Override printer/device settings check box and all settings under it on the User Details page.

Fixes:

  • Application Server debug logs: Fixed an issue causing incorrect used and maximum memory amounts to be displayed.
  • Mac: Support for Dark Mode menu bar icons.
  • Fixed an issue where users with access to a subset of printers and/or devices, could not see the devices to which they have access in any selectable printer/device list, such as, in the "Printer Details > Job Redirection Settings" area.
  • Print Provider can now connect to printers and Application Servers using either IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. Note: A known issue with Java JDK 1.8 MacOSX might prevent toner reporting updates from being displayed on the Application Server running on that platform. For more information, see https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8131133 for details.
  • PCL5 printers: Fixed an occasional issue causing incorrect page counts for duplex jobs.

For integrators:

  • Release Station API: releaseJob and releaseJobs now provides an option to block users from releasing jobs to printers in error. The API will respond with a message that can be displayed to the user to help them resolve the printer issue.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

5 December 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 38690)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • 10 Squared GTS payment terminal: Added support for the 10 Squared GTS payment terminal.
  • CommWeb Payment Gateway: Support for SHA-256 hashing.

Fixes:

  • Application Server debug logs: Improved the clarity of hardware page count messages.
  • Linux User Client: Fixed the "Details" button link on some Linux implementations, particularly Kubuntu 16.04.
  • Mac/Linux:
    • configure-cups can now handle device URIs with special characters (that can be interpreted by the shell).
    • Fixed an issue causing some SNMP printer errors to be ignored, which meant they were not displayed on the Printer Details page or Application Log, and no notifications were sent when the error occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where the Application Server reported printer status too frequently, causing additional load on the server.
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an issue since 16.3 causing transforms with assignment statements to fail.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing job data to be overridden with old job data when the job Id has been reused within a short period of time.
  • Konica Minolta: Improved multi-copy page count on PCL6 printers.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented users with Admin rights from logging into the Admin web interface. This occurred only when there was a long list of users with Admin rights.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

17 October 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 38323)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Barclaycard ePDQ e-Commerce payment gateway module is now supported.
  • Web Cashier: Regular expressions can now be applied to card numbers via a new config key (auth.web-cashier-interface.card-id.card-regex).

Fixes:

  • VCC Controller: Improved the shared account selection process.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed a rare issue preventing Print Provider errors from being logged when spool files are created.

For Integrators:

  • The Payment Gateway API for 3rd-party developers has been enhanced to improve the reporting of job details. For more information, see the documentation.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

5 October 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 38242)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Windows Web Print: Fixed an issue causing Web Print jobs to time out while in the queue waiting to be processed.
  • Improved the speed of releasing print jobs.
  • Google Cloud Print on Mac and Linux: Fixed an issue preventing users from adding printers. (since 16.3 build-38127)

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

27 September 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 38127)

Enhancements:

  • Support for Toshiba E-Bridge Next cloud apps print job tracking and charging.
  • Improved performance on the Manager mode account selection popup. The "Username or ID" field is now pre-populated with the user's username so they can submit their print jobs more quickly.
  • Ricoh printers: Improved the accuracy of toner level reporting when it is below 20% on some devices. A new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) has been provided if you require that level of toner reporting.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem with reports for multiple departments or offices, where the comma separated list of office/department codes provided included spaces. (since 16.1)
  • Site Server: Fixed the following issues that occurred when permissions were assigned via a user directory (eg. Active Directory) group:
    • some shared accounts were not displayed on the device panel
    • the Integrated Scanning icon was not displayed on the device panel
  • Web Print sandbox mode: Fixed an issue causing Web Print to become unavailable if the Web Print server name is six characters in length and contains only letters and numbers.
  • PCL6 printers: Improved color page counts.
  • PCL5 and HPGL plotters: Improved page counts on some PCL5 and HPGL plotters.
  • KIP plotters: Fixed an issue causing incorrect postscript copy count.
  • CUPS-based print servers: Fixed an issue preventing tracking of print queues with Xerox drivers.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing PaperCut from automatically registering CUPS printers for some drivers.
  • Oracle database: Fixed a problem when there were multiple jobs in a single session, where the most recent job was not charged to a user's account.
  • Release Station / Pay Station terminal: Improved reliability of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing an incorrect Total Printed Sheets count in reports when multiple copy jobs are performed in a single login session. This issue occurred only when all copy jobs were either simplex, or all were duplex.
  • HP devices: Fixed a rare issue causing devices to display the following after the Application Server is restarted:
    • an 'Unknown device" error message when attempting to copy
    • a blank Print Release screen when attempting to release a print job

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

21 September 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 38090)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a regression that caused some errors in user web pages. See known issues for more information and affected pages (since 16.3).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

12 September 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.3 (Build 37858)

For a snapshot view of 16.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Added filtering by printer/device group to the following reports:
    • User: Department print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Printer: Printer attributes
    • Printer: Device copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Account: Shared account printing invoice - job type summary (Invoice Reports)
  • Enhanced the About page in the Admin web interface to include details of the operating system, server specifications, and connected database.
  • Pay Station: Remove support for QI SmartKit Console payment hardware.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on the Edit Admin Rights page, where some lists of groups weren't alphabetically ordered (since release 16.0).
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing the Application Server from connecting to the database (since 16.1).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

23 August 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.2 (Build 37798)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.2 and contains the following changes:

Note: This release is not compatible with earlier versions of the Payment Gateway module. If you upgrade to 16.2, you must also upgrade the Payment Gateway module. For more information see our Upgrading Knowledge Base article.

Enhancements:

  • Application Log messages relating to job release errors now include the IP address of the Release Station.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue allowing the creation of internal users with the same card/ID number.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from logging into the Mobile User web interface from iOS devices (since 16.1).
  • Fixed an issue blocking Site Server connectivity when the Application Server is configured with a stricter list of SSL protocols (since 16.2 General Release).
  • Enhanced the predictability of the order in which jobs are printed when "Release All" is used.
  • Fixed an issue allowing alphanumeric PINs to be assigned to internal users via server-command.
  • Fixed an issue introduced by the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment upgrade in 16.2 General Release causing problems on some older devices (using the RC4 cipher) connecting to PaperCut NG.
  • Google Cloud Print: Publishing a printer to Google Cloud Print is now attempted several times before failing. This minimizes the effect of intermittent failure responses from Google Cloud Print.
  • PaperCut LPD service with legacy Windows LPR client: Fixed an occasional issue preventing jobs from processing when either the job name or the associated username contains non-ASCII characters. For more information, see Fixing encoding problems/unintelligible characters appearing in PaperCut LPD job queue.
  • Ricoh printers: Added a new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) to improve the accuracy of toner level retrieval when below 20% for some models.
  • Canon UFR II drivers: Added support for 40 X 30 inch page size detection.
  • KIP GL drivers: Improved page count reliability.
  • Linux and Mac: Improved the reliability of enabling and disabling printers.
  • Fixed an occasional issue with account charging priority.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

9 August 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.2 (Build 37604)

For a snapshot view of 16.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Web Print scaling:
    Web Print is a proven and popular solution for occasional printing. However, with an increasing demand, busy sites are finding that a single Web Print server is not sufficient to provide good service. Web Print can now be scaled to meet the needs of your organization. Multiple Web Print servers can be used to ensure reliability and reduce wait time in queues, leading to a better user experience. The System Health interface also now provides endpoints to track the status of your Web Print servers.
  • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8, update 92 to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
    Note: On some older devices, this upgrade might cause issues with the connection between the MFD and PaperCut as indicated by an error message on the device display or in the Admin web interface. A simple solution is available (see Legacy Ciphers in PaperCut).

Fixes:

  • Web Print: Fixed an issue preventing uploaded files that are larger than the allowed size from being removed.
  • User web interface: Fixed an issue preventing the job status in the Web Print page from updating (since release 16.0).
  • Improved the user search speed in the Admin web interface when users have multiple email addresses.
  • Fixed an issue causing automatic backups to fail.
  • Linux installer: Fixed an occasional error that occurred with installations involving copying client directories.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed an issue preventing the Group User Transaction Type Summary report from generating when there have been no transactions during the defined period.
    • Fixed an issue with the Executive Summary report causing inaccurate counts of simplex and duplex pages.
    • Improved the Device - copy/scan/fax - breakdown report to include scan jobs.
    • Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing reports from generating.
  • Fixed an issue with converting PFX/PKCS#12 SSL certificates for the Application Server.
  • Fixed an issue causing modified SSL settings in the server.properties file to not be applied.
  • Improved color detection for PostScript printers on Ubuntu.
  • Kyocera printers: Improved color detection.
  • Samsung PCL6 printer drivers: Fixed an issue causing watermarks to not print.
  • Windows printers: Improved page counting on some printers when multiple copies of a document are printed.
  • Fixed an issue on the Printer Details page for a virtual print queue, causing a confirmation prompt to be inappropriately displayed when you try to leave the page.
  • Google Cloud Print and Email to Print: Fixed an issue causing some fonts to be missing when printing to Windows printers.
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an occasional issue that caused pc-print.exe (the Windows Print Provider) to use 100% of a CPU core.
  • SQL Server database: Fixed an issue preventing documents with a filename greater than 255 characters from printing.
  • Reorganized background Mac and Linux print services, such as, Job Pre-notification, Printer Registration, Printer Error Reporting, and Job Replay on Connection Failure, including naming their respective processes.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue preventing Novell iPrint from starting after a new installation.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • If you are using Web Print Sandbox mode, ensure that the Web Print service on the Application Server is disabled. If it is not, Web Print will not function until all of your Web Print servers are updated as part of your upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

22 June 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.1 (Build 35754)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Extended the external device integration API to help some 3rd-party integrations work correctly with Site Servers.
  • PaperCut LPD Service: Added support for Japanese encoded (Shift-JIS) document names.
  • Improved behavior of on demand user creation when the username contains accented characters. Duplicate users with these variants are no longer created.
  • Improved performance of loading the User Details page when a home directory has been configured for Integrated Scanning.
  • Print System Health Monitoring: Improved the printer and device download files (available via Options > Advanced) to show the URLs for remotely accessible addresses.
  • Fixed an issue with the Environmental Dashboard not displaying translated text.
  • Fixed an issue causing a confirmation dialog to be incorrectly displayed when navigating away from an unchanged Notifications page.
  • Direct Printing: Fixed a rare issue that might cause printer statistics to be lost on a print queue that has been unlinked.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused the Application Server to become unresponsive when running lengthy reports.
  • Improved error messages when a previously failed database upgrade is detected.
  • The End User License Agreement (EULA) has been updated with PaperCut's new office details.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

2 June 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.1 (Build 35679)

For a snapshot view of 16.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Print System Health Monitoring:
    The new Print System Health Monitoring interface allows you to maximize print uptime by setting up alerts, dashboard indicators, and graphs in any industry standard monitoring tool.
    This interface allows you to monitor:
    • Status of overall print system health
    • Status of components in your printing environment
    • Real-time statistics
    • System resource information
    • Printer/device inactivity

Enhancements:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are stored with a more secure encryption algorithm that is no longer case sensitive.
  • Databases can now be imported via the command line without confirmation prompts.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing multiple notifications to be sent when the toner level drops below a predefined threshold.
  • Fixed an issue causing a refund for a job charged to multiple personal accounts to be refunded only to the default account.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field under Filters on the Recent Print Job page to always be empty.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue preventing iPrint from shutting down when there are held print jobs.
  • Pay Station: Added a config key (display-on-screen-keyboard-always) that controls whether or not the on screen keyboard is always displayed on the login panel.
  • HP universal printers: Improved page count.
  • systemd Linux: Resolved an issue where the Application Server was not restarted after an upgrade.

Other Notes:

  • The Internet Control module has been removed. End of life for the Internet Control Module was announced in December 2011. Customers using Internet Control should NOT upgrade to this release.
  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

28 April 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.0 (Build 35321)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added a config key (printer.snmp.community) to cater for a custom SNMP community name, needed to retrieve details of the toner, device type, and serial number for a printer.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error preventing filtering users by balance in the User List page.
  • Fixed an issue causing the user balance history graph to display 'XXX' instead of a currency symbol for some system locales.
  • Fixed an error preventing generation of Central Reports since release 16.0.
  • Fixed an issue causing devices to become unavailable after changing a device's host from a Site Server to an Application server, and vice versa.
  • Fixed an issue when using an Oracle database causing the Balance on the User Details page to not update after payment gateway transactions.
  • Fixed an occasional issue preventing comparison reports from successfully generating.
  • Fixed an issue with some PCL6 printer drivers preventing Excel documents from printing when a duplex filter has been applied.
  • PCL6 spool files: Fixed an occasional issue causing Print Provider to crash when processing files less than a Kb in size.
  • Xerox postscript files: Fixed an issue causing Print Provider to crash.
  • Novell iPrint systems: Improved support for diagnosing crashes.
  • Devices hosted on a Site Server: Fixed an issue causing the host name to not display on the Devices tab.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

7 April 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.0 (Build 35131)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added support for printing to Type4 print jobs to PaperCut LPD/LPR.

Fixes:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are now stored with a more secure encryption algorithm.
  • External device API: Added a default number of decimal places per locale currency.
  • Fixed an issue in Email to Print for users forwarding attachments from iOS devices using the native mail client.
  • Fixed an issue preventing application of a valid selection of virtual and physical print release queues for Find-Me printing.
  • Fixed an issue causing dashboard gadgets to be blank when the user license limit is exceeded.
  • Fixed an issue where some email addresses could not be saved (deemed invalid) in the System Notification pages.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field on the Recent Print Job page to be empty.
  • Fixed an issue for restricted admins with access to only selected printer groups, causing the Printer List page to be empty.
  • Release Station: Fixed an issue preventing some jobs from being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue preventing enabling and disabling of the Windows Direct Print Monitor debug mode.
  • Improved scalability of the PaperCut LPD Service.
  • Fixed the Windows Installer so that obsolete Linux client library files are removed when upgrading.
  • Fixed a rare display issue in the end user's Upload page for Web Print where legacy customization/tailored web tools were deployed.
  • Fixed an error displayed when attempting to generate an Executive Summary report that included fax or scan jobs.
  • RISO devices: Improved page size detection on some models.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.0 (Build 34963)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 (Build 34947) and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem printing jobs that were held in a hold/release queue prior to upgrading from earlier versions previous to 16.0 (Build 34947).
  • Fixed a problem that occurred while upgrading from earlier versions previous to 15.0 (Build 31930).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade if upgrading from PaperCut NG 16.0 (Build 34947). If upgrading from a 15.x or earlier version, this release WILL contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut NG 16.0 (Build 34947)

For a snapshot view of 16.0 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Direct Printing:
    • Customers no longer have to run a print server to be able to take advantage of PaperCut's feature set. PaperCut's Direct Print Monitor tracks jobs between desktops and an MFD. Significant UI improvements around queue management ensure no additional administrative overhead.
  • New look PaperCut NG manual:
    • We are revamping the PaperCut NG manual. This first phase includes a refresh to the User Interface and easier navigation and search functionality.
  • Mail server configuration:
    • Configuring PaperCut to SMTP servers is now even easier with drop-down selections for popular mail servers (GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo), as well as bringing encryption and optional login settings into the UI.
  • Printer group notifications:
    • Administrators are now able to use Printer Groups to deliver low toner and error notifications to specific recipients. This allows the most appropriate person to receive the alert per device.

Enhancements:

  • Improved the Printer Notification messages (Low Toner and Printer Error) by optionally including additional information such as serial number, IP address and model of device.
  • You now have the option to receive low toner notifications when they occur, or alternatively in hourly or daily batches.
  • System Notifications: Increased the maximum send frequency for "Error level events " and "Printers in error" to 1440 minutes (1 day) on the Notifications page.
  • Mobile Release: Users can now log in to Mobile Release using their email address as an alternative to their username.
  • Customers using applications like SCCM to manage their software updates can now take advantage of PaperCut reporting version numbers to the Operating System.
  • You can now disable a shared account for an exact period of time via server commands.
  • Added the ability to specify a custom Windows Active Directory attribute a the user's primary email address.
  • The customer reference number is now available on the About page.

Fixes:

  • Unused printer groups are no longer deleted during scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Improved notifications for customers attempting to upgrade without a valid license.
  • Fixed an incorrect confirmation message displayed when disabling GCP options.
  • The PaperCut icon is now shown in the Windows Add or Remove Programs list for the Client, Client MSI (installer), Payment Gateway Module, and Card Creation Wizard.
  • Fixed an issue on the Devices page causing the page title and the title of the unselected tab to be hidden.
  • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • Email to Print and Google Cloud Print: Fixed an occasional issue causing part of a page to not print.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented Site Servers from synchronizing with the Application Server.
  • Fixed a minor issue in some Hardware Page Count Validation dialogs where code was being displayed in place of text.
  • Fixed a rare Site Server issue where changes made to groups of users weren't being updated to the site.
  • Fixed a rare issue in version 15.3 (Build 34230) and 15.3 (Build 34420) causing inaccurate color / grayscale reporting when PaperCut cannot detect page-level color and page-level color detection is enabled.

For Integrators:

  • The getAllGlobalConfig method in the ExtDeviceIntegrationXMLRPCAPI API has a new key/value pair (currency-symbol-position-start) that is used to specify the position where the currency symbol should be displayed in the currency format.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrades of the PaperCut server software on Mac OS X 10.8.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9. Administrators will receive a warning message when they log in to the administration console, and they can still choose to continue.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Release History for Older Versions