Release History (v13)

PaperCut Release History Version 13

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27 November 2013 - PaperCut 13.5 (Build 24862)

New Features:

  • Google Cloud Print (GCP). To support cloud based printing, PaperCut now integrates and enables Google Cloud Print. Version 13.5 provides the tools to allow administrators to quickly publish existing printers, immediately enabling printing from many mobile devices (e.g. Android, Chromebook, and Google apps on iOS). All GCP printing is tracked and controlled, and users can continue to leverage key features such as Find-Me Printing. This core feature is included as standard and allows organizations to make use of GCP without the need to purchase new "GCP Ready" devices. For more information see the blog post. This feature is available under PaperCut's Early Access Program.
  • Pause on Redirect. PaperCut's print scripting is very powerful and has been used to implement many custom workflows. An often requested enhancement is the ability to redirect a job then place it in a holding state. An example would be a workflow where large jobs are automatically redirected to a high volume MFD in a managed print room, or to a Find Me queue managing MFDs. This is made possible with a new scripting option on the redirect command called allowHoldAtTarget.
  • Admin Print Release. There are two major enhancements to the manager-mode web-based release station ("/release") and the web-based release station in the admin web interface (Printers -> Jobs Pending Release):
    • Filter settings are now saved between sessions. This means that admins no longer need to enter filter settings, such as selected printers, each time they login.
    • A new "Override" button allows admins to change the user's account selection (charged account) prior to release.

Enhancements:

  • Improved integration and setup with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks):
    • Removed the need to install Oracle Java on the primary server.
    • Support for tracking print queues that use CUPS spool file compression.
  • Enhanced Web Print to support RTF documents (requires MS Word installed on the sandbox server).
  • New printer-level override settings to enforce:
    • all jobs charged to users' personal accounts
    • all jobs charged to users' personal accounts but associated with a shared account (for reporting purposes, e.g. for user-level quotas but department-level tracking)
  • Print job watermarking: It is now possible to insert a user's id number(s) into a watermark.
  • For security reasons, browser autocompletion on the login form is disabled by default. Organizations with strong browser configuration and user profiles can choose to enable autocompletion via a new advanced config option auth.web-login.autocomplete.
  • The get-user-property server-command and API has been enhanced to return the user's "auto-charge to shared account" setting.
  • When the PaperCut client software is used for authentication (Pop-up Authentication), it is now possible to offer the option of authenticating with an id/card number (and optional PIN). This is useful in environments where primary authentication is a card or id rather than username and password (e.g. public libraries).
  • Added an option to enable strict SSL certificate checks in the user client software for enhanced security when a server is using a signed certificate.
  • Linux user/group sync: added support for Windows nested groups when using Samba as the user/group source.
  • Print scripts that store custom data are no longer limited to 1,000 characters per item.

Fixes:

  • Improved the Web Print printer name matching algorithm for mobile print queues, where previously the wrong printer could be selected in some cases.
  • When using the "hide document name" option the document name for all kinds of jobs are now hidden, including redirected jobs and Web Print jobs.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the duplex, grayscale and paper size fields from being displayed in the "Shared account printing invoice - logs" PDF report.
  • When the option to omit user or document names from the print log is selected, the details are also now omitted from the text file print logs as well as the database.
  • Low toner notifications are now issued for each toner color. (Previously low toner notifications were issued collectively.) The printer location can also be optionally omitted from the low toner notification messages.
  • Fixed a rare bug that prevented running scheduled reports on the 28th day of the month.
  • Fixed translations for Slovenian and Arabic that were incorrectly showing Czech in some locations.
  • The option "Don't apply the printer's filter settings to this user's jobs", will now override all filters including grayscale and duplex conversions.
  • When running the PaperCut Application Server on a Windows system and the service has been configured to run as a custom service account, the PaperCut logs now correctly report the service account's username (on recent Windows Server versions the logs would always report "SYSTEM").
  • If an existing print queue is changed to point to a new physical device, the displayed printer model/type will now update correctly.
  • Release Stations: Fixed problem using pay-and-release mode payment integration with the Blackboard and CBORD payment gateway modules (it was possible for the amount of credit given to users to be one cent different to the amount deducted from the gateway).

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added the ability to detect duplex and N-up pages on the Riso ComColor IS1000C950C PostScript drivers.
  • Improved copy count detection on some HP, OKI and Ricoh devices with PCL 5 drivers.
  • Improved color detection on HP M451DN color printer PCL6 drivers.
  • Detect 2-up booklet mode for Konica Minolta 1051 PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed a potential page-level color detection that may occur when printing from Acrobat Reader version 8 and higher.
  • Improved N-up and grayscale detection for the Epson SC-T3050 printer driver on Mac.
  • Improved N-up detection on the CanoniPF760 and related devices.
  • Improved support for FX 360 printers.
  • Improved hardware page count validation support for the following models of Ricoh devices: MP C2051, MP C305, MP C3003, MP C4502, MP C4503.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • PaperCut now enforces unique email addresses. When performing a User/Group Sync (and when upgrading to 13.5 or newer) and the user directory contains multiple users with the same email address, the email will be assigned to the first user alphabetically and a warning message will be logged for the others.

1 October 2013 - PaperCut NG 13.4 (Build 24032)

New Features:

  • Web Single Sign-on (SSO). SSO lets users access PaperCut's web interface via an intranet portal without re-entering credentials. PaperCut offers a choice of two popular SSO technologies: Integrated Windows Authentication and WebAuth. For more information see the Single sign-on chapter in the user manual and the 13.4 release news.
  • It's now even easier to track duplex printing to help your organization reduce paper usage. Summary reports have been enhanced to show both single and double-sided page counts by user, printer or group.
  • For organisations that require an exceptional degree of user privacy, a new option is provided to "Anonymize jobs". When this option is enabled, the print log does not record the username.

Enhancements:

  • Account selection on Web Print is now more convenient as the user's most recently used shared accounts now appear at the top of the list.
  • The Executive summary report can now report on a specified set of printers using a printer list filter.
  • A group name filter has been added to the User print/copy/scan/fax and Shared Account print/copy/scan/fax breakdown reports.
  • Web Print enhancements:
    • Web Print now lets you upload and print multiple files in one step.
    • The Web Print wizard now occupies the full width of the browser window, so that printer names no longer wrap unnecessarily.
    • The Web Print server is more resilient to time-out's when running MS Office.
  • Improved support for printing from iOS 7 devices. Print jobs created with the "mobile" user are now marked "unauthenticated" automatically.
  • PaperCut now provides an auto-completion search on fields where a shared account name must be specified. This speeds input and reduces the likelihood of entering an invalid shared account name.
  • An administrator can now specify a non-numeric card ID when creating an internal user.
  • PaperCut can now enforce a minimum length on card/ID number fields to guard against invalid or insecure ID numbers. This is configured using the advanced config editor.
  • An optional parameter has been added to the server command "list-user-shared-accounts" to specify that the list of accounts should be returned regardless of the user's current shared account mode.
  • Enhancements to XML Web Services API and server-command to make it possible to set a user's default shared account.
  • To support a kiosk touch screens, the Release Station software can be configured to used an on-screen keyboard. It is now possible to specify a custom on-screen keyboard program in place of the Windows default (osk.exe).
  • The ability to extract the username from print job PJL which is required for some enterprise environments has been extended to support CUPS on Linux and Mac. See the manual chapter on external usernames for more information.
  • Improvements to user client to ensure the correct accounts are displayed when popup authentication is enabled. The client now refreshes the account list each time a user authenticates or logs out.
  • The Payex payment gateway now supports Payex's AutoPay system, using pre-prepared agreements.
  • Added a new payment gateway for the Official Payments service, supporting manual credit addition. This payment gateway is available under the Early Access program.

Fixes:

  • Improved the reliability of client authentication in some IPv6 networks. PaperCut now ignores matches on an IPv6 link-local address.
  • Fixes for the PC Client Windows 8 "Toast" notification.
  • The Dashboard news is now visible to users accessing the PaperCut web interface via HTTPS.
  • Fixed a problem using a JavaScript card number converter script on a Mac Application Server.
  • Prevented a JavaScript error sometimes seen on a user's "Recent Print Jobs" page.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the print provider seen at one customer site.
  • Fix the wildcard matching of printers specified in the IgnorePrinters list in the print provider configuration. Previously any printer starting with the specified name would match as if a '*' was implicitly appended to the name.
  • PaperCut Client is now able to update the current user in the client properties file.
  • Allow users access to the "Change Details" page even when the user is not allowed to change their card number.
  • Fixed errors when using Oracle as an external database and saving data that uses multi-byte characters. Sites experiencing problems may need to re-initialize their database. If needed, please contact support for assistance.
  • Fixed an issue in the Executive Summary report where the seventh top user's full name was not correct.
  • The application server has been made resilient against invalid schedules specified with the schedule.daily-maintenance advanced config key.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Application Server to be overloaded when running a large number of secondary servers.
  • Improved handling of license files where the licensed organization name included trailing spaces.
  • Mac legacy client (Mac OS 10.6 and older): Fixed problem running client-local-install on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 systems.
  • Fixed a problem when simultaneously renaming a parent and child account.
  • Fixed rare Windows server print redirection issue when using Hide Document names in Spanish locales.
  • Fixed a problem with the user client tool command-line arguments not accepting single character values in some situations.
  • User web pages now always display printing rates with the correct number of decimal places.
  • The Realex payment gateway now correctly formats British Pound and Euro currency symbols on the payment confirmation page.
  • When using a top-up-on-demand payment gateway and choosing to display the external/gateway balance, the Jobs Pending Release page in the user web interface will now display the total user balance (rather than just the PaperCut balance).
  • TopUp Card Installer no longer displays the "Microsoft Word not installed" message when running the installer in silent mode.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved support for determining the serial number on certain Lexmark devices.
  • Improved grayscale detection on Mac for selected Sharp printers.
  • Improved duplex page count detection on selected Kyocera PCL6 print drivers. In duplex mode, the driver may append a final blank page which should not be counted as a printed page.
  • Automatically ignore new versions of the Foxit PDF Reader virtual printer.
  • Improved page-level color detection when printing in Postscript from LibreOffice and Gnome Evince.
  • Improved support for Epson LP series printers.
  • Added page size detection for Graphtec plotters.
  • Added copies detection for Canon iR2525/2530 printers.
  • Added support for Hardware Page Count validation for Ricoh Aficio MP C400.
  • Improved copy count detection on selected HP printers using PCL5 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

22 July 2013 - PaperCut 13.3 (Build 23186)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem using bulk user actions introduced in version 13.3.
  • Allow decimal values to be entered in the cost adjustment rate in Group "New User Settings".
  • Release Station: Fixed an issue displaying the on-screen keyboard when running on Windows XP.

18 July 2013 - PaperCut 13.3 (Build 23137)

New Features:

  • Central Reports. Large organizations with offices in multiple cities often choose to deploy PaperCut in a decentralized way (one application/primary server per site). This helps to streamline management but makes it difficult to gain a complete organization perspective. Central Reports solves this problem by giving a unified view of data from multiple application servers. For more information see the Central Reports chapter in the user manual and the 13.3 release news.
  • Group-level delegated print release. Delegated print release is a features that allows users to securely release print jobs on behalf of other users. This feature has been enhanced to support groups of users, for example it is now possible to authorize teachers to release print jobs for all students in their class.
  • Release stations now support card self-association. Management of identity cards can be time consuming for administrators if they need to pre-load card data into user directories and other systems. Card self-association allows users to associate a new card with their account by entering their username and password when they first use it.

Enhancements:

  • Installing a PaperCut primary/application server on Mac OS 10.6 will now raise a warning to remind administrators that it reaches end of support life at the end of 2013.
  • User-device affinity for printer load balancing. Printer load balancing can be used to increase job throughput by distributing jobs to multiple printers. For users sending a batch of jobs this can be frustrating as the documents will need to be collected from multiple printers. This release improves the load balancing behavior so that a batch of jobs from one user will be sent to a single device. This behavior is configurable.
  • The standard print release station on Windows now supports displaying an on-screen keyboard. This is ideal for touchscreen kiosks as a replacement for a physical keyboard.
  • The user client software for Mac no longer requires installation of any 3rd party dependencies. To assist with better Mac OS integration, the standard client software now supports Mac OS 10.7 and above, and a separate "legacy" client has been added to support older versions (10.4 through 10.6).
  • Print archiving: authorized administrators may now delete jobs from the archive. This can be used to delete offensive material or sensitive material that was not intended to be archived.
  • Print release in the user web interface can now be enabled for a specified group of users, rather than just enabled or disabled for all users.
  • Reports:
    • New report "Group user transactions - type summary" for sites using multiple personal accounts and user groups.
    • To make the group filter easier to use it is now a drop-down list of group names rather than a text input.
    • Department and office filters in reports can now accept a wildcard '%'. E.g. "Melbourne%" can be used to include data from all offices starting with "Melbourne".
    • Added office and department information to the "User - Job Type Summary" report.
    • Added printer serial number information to "Group printing - printer summary" report.
    • The "Shared account printing - paper area summary" report is now available as a scheduled report.
    • Added a multiple personal accounts filter to the transaction reports.
    • Added a multi-user filter to "Group user transactions - type summary report".
  • The low toner notification message can now include the printer's location to assist staff with finding the right printer.
  • The option in the PaperCut Print Provider on Windows to ignore given print queues can now accept wildcards. E.g. "Copy Room*" can be used to avoid tracking any printer starting with "Copy Room".
  • Virtual print queues (e.g. for Find Me Printing) are now resilient to the fake "zero byte" jobs sent by some printer drivers. These jobs are now automatically ignored, where previously they would show up in the print queue with an error state.
  • The CardSmith payment gateway module now supports on-demand transfers for automatic payment integrations.
  • iOS printing: improved compatibility with Cisco Bonjour gateway routing.
  • It is now possible to use HTML formatting in the registration instructions provided for users to register their own account (internal user self-registration).
  • The customizable instructions provided to users on the login page can now support HTML formatting.
  • The "Multiply print costs by" user-level feature to adjust print costs now accepts decimal places.
  • User web interface: The Transaction History and Change Details pages can now be chosen as the default page to display when users log in.
  • Administrator logouts are now audited in the App. Log.
  • Improved performance loading the virtual printer settings page when many hundreds of printers are selected as compatible queues.
  • Printer error checking on Mac and Linux can now be configured to ignore unimportant errors.
  • The installer now checks to see if PaperCut Print Logger is installed to avoid potential clashes.
  • Advanced: added system integrator APIs that allow an external system to approve or deny print jobs.

Fixes:

  • Improved reliability of print release and Find Me Printing when jobs are canceled directly from operating system print queues. Note that as per installation recommendations, users should not be able to cancel jobs from print queues.
  • It is now possible to add a link for the user web interface to the home screen of an iPhone.
  • When using a print release in "release any" mode, the user-level setting "automatically charge to a single shared account" will now be correctly applied.
  • Fixed problem setting up hold/release on copiers and terminals to display jobs for more than 200 different print queues.
  • Printer "failure mode" settings are now correctly applied when using Copy Printer Settings feature.
  • Fixed some reports displaying paper area using the wrong measurement units when in the USA.
  • Fixed warning about unsaved changes that would appear when changing the user/group sync source.
  • Web Print simple mode: fixed compatibility mode with Dell 5110 PCL printer drivers.
  • Resolved issues when redirecting print jobs to printers with names containing non-Latin/ASCII characters.
  • Improved toner level detection on the Xerox Phaser 7400.
  • Fixed issue when using Find Me Printing with SQL Server as an external database and configuring a single virtual queue to send to more than 2,000 print queues.
  • The "Redeem card" option in the iPhone user web interface is now hidden if the TopUp/Pre-Paid card option has been disabled.
  • Web Cashier: fixed an issue caused when a user is a member of multiple groups that have different Web Cashier admin rights.
  • The "User Configuration" report no longer repeats information when split across pages.
  • Web based release station: tool tips / hover info (e.g. displaying a full document name) now works correctly in Internet Explorer 10.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed a compatibility issue on Mac and Linux with Canon LBP 6710 printers.
  • Added support for Japanese versions of the Xerox Document Centre C450/C360/C250 family of printers.
  • Improved page-level color detection on Brother PostScript printer drivers.
  • Added detection for the "SUPER_B" paper size on Canon UFRII printers.
  • Fixed a rare problem tracking PCL6 jobs when using page-level color detection, causing the PaperCut Print Provider service to restart.
  • Added grayscale and duplex conversion filter support for the Kyocera FS-C5300 KX.
  • Added page-level color detection for the Kyocera Universal Printing driver in "print as image" mode.
  • Improved page count detection on the Lexmark Universal PCL5 v2 driver.
  • Fixed rare problem detecting grayscale print jobs on Brother PostScript drivers.
  • Added page counting support for N-up documents printed on the Canon LBP 6710i on Mac.
  • Fixed a rare page counting issue on Epson printers with selected documents.
  • Improved support for duplex conversion filters with some Konica Minolta PostScript printers.
  • Fixed rare issue with HP PCL5 drivers where the use of collated copies could in an incorrect page count.
  • Fixed issue that could result in an incorrect page count with PCL5 drivers and documents printed in Hebrew.
  • Fixed rare problem with watermarking and PostScript jobs that could result in jobs failing to print.
  • Fixed a problem converting to duplex on Lexmark PCL6 printer drivers on Linux.
  • Improved color detection on the Riso 7150.
  • Fixed problem that could result in incorrect page counts for N-up jobs on the Xerox DocuPrint 4050.
  • Fixed duplex detection for Canon LIPS LBP-1910.
  • Added color and duplex detection for FX DocuPrint 5060/C4000d on CentOS.
  • Added support for grayscale conversion filters on HP LaserJet 400 PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed "OFFENDING COMMAND" error messages that could print when using watermarking on Konica Minolta bizhub 501.
  • Fixed B5 and B4 paper size detection for Kyocera PCL6 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

29 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 22278)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error with version 13.2 (Build 22088) that would prevent print script pop-ups appearing if used before/without the isAnalysisComplete check.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed problem processing some very rare PCL6 jobs types when using page-level color detection.
  • Added serial number detection for OKI devices.
  • Added serial number detection for the Toshiba e-STUDIO 383P.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

13 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 22088)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed problem when using the new standard charging type where jobs with custom dimensions would fail to process (i.e. when not matching any of the defined standard sizes).
  • Improved reliability of client pop-ups (authentication and account selection) after jobs had been manually deleted from print queues. Note that it is still recommended that users should not be able to manually delete jobs from queues.
  • Improved resilience of the (optional) PaperCut TCP/IP printer port for Windows so that corrupt Windows registry configuration for one port does not affect other ports.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Kyocera PCL6: fixed some cases where A4 paper size would not be detected.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

2 May 2013 - PaperCut 13.2 (Build 21956)

New Features:

  • A new charging type for printing and copying has been added. We've called it "Standard" because we believe it will become the first choice for most sites. The new charging type allows exact costs to be specified for each combination of page size, color/grayscale and single/double sided. For the back-story about this change, see the PaperCut 13.2 release news.
  • Denied print jobs are now displayed for a short time in hold/release queues, so users can know what has happened to their job. This applies to the release station, web based release interfaces and the Mobile Print Release interface.
  • New tools to assist with diagnosing problems, including:
    • A one-click download of diagnostic files.
    • Generate and log a diagnostic snapshot of system state at a point in time.
  • Web Print PDF printing is now built in:
    • Web Print now works "out of the box" for PDF printing on Windows. There is no longer a need to install and configure Adobe Reader or a separate service account.
    • Improved fault tolerance on Windows by continuing to print previously submitted jobs after Web Print is restarted.
    • If a system change results in successive Web Print job failures, an error will be reported to the Application Log allowing system administrators to be notified and take action.

Enhancements:

  • Major improvements to application server throughput and robustness under very high print loads and with large numbers of secondary print providers.
  • The 11x17, Ledger and Tabloid paper sizes are now unified under the 11x17 name to avoid confusion when configuring costs. Sites with cost settings for Ledger and Tabloid will be automatically migrated to costs for 11x17.
  • The failure mode for virtual printer queues is automatically set to "hold all jobs". This avoids a common misconfiguration of virtual queues resulting in jobs going into error states.
    Note: When upgrading, existing virtual queues will be set to "hold all jobs".
  • Improved startup time of the application server by loading some services in the background. This makes the admin interface accessible more quickly after an application server restart, or during initial installation or upgrades.
  • Added the ability to visually customize Mobile Release with a custom logo and colors.
  • Print archiving activity is now audited in the App. Log, recording who and when:
    • Enabled or disabled Print Archiving.
    • Viewed each archived job.
  • Numerous report enhancements:
    • The "Deleted user" report now includes the secondary card number.
    • Improved layout of Printer List Excel/CSV report when printer custom fields are not used.
    • Display hostname for the devices in the device details interface as well as "device list" report.
    • The print log reports now display whether or not a job was archived.
    • Added the delegated user information to the "User configuration" report. (PDF, CSV, HTML)
    • Added group name filter to office and department summary reports.
  • Printers can now be searched by IP address or hostname (physical printer ID) as well as name.
  • Email notification enhancements:
    • Can now use secure SMTP (SMTPS) with authentication.
    • Changing advanced SMTP settings no longer requires an app server restart to take effect.
  • An error message is now displayed when creating a device with a duplicate IP address.
  • To assist PaperCut support, the amount of application server logs that are kept can now be configured via Options->Advanced (rather than needing to edit a config file).

Fixes:

  • The printer group name now appears correctly on the Edit Admin Rights page.
  • Very long group names are now viewable on the Bulk User Operations and Bulk Shared Account Operations pages.
  • iOS printing: fixed a display issue with the "remember me" checkbox icon on some devices.
  • Fixed archived job thumbnails occasionally not displaying in the print log.
  • Fixed issue with print queues that have a name with a leading space. Yes, that happened.
  • Updated list of trusted SSL certificates, which resolves issues such as connecting to some payment gateway systems with new kinds of certificates.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added hardware page count validation support for the Triumph-Adler DCC 2935.
  • Improved job analysis for some OKI and Toshiba models with PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved job analysis for the Epson Laser LP-8900.
  • Fixed page size detection for the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CG835 PostScript driver.
  • Added page detection for Canon LBP9100C printer.
  • Added Mac driver support and copy count detection for Epson SC-T3000.
  • Fixed B4 page size detection in 2-up mode on Canon LIPS drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion filter for recent HP Univeral PCL6 printer drivers.
  • Fixed duplex conversion filter for Lexmark Universal PCL6 drivers binding on the wrong edge.
  • Fixed duplex conversion filter for Kyocera PCL5 drivers.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

28 March 2013 - PaperCut NG 13.1 (Build 21541)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue when using Oracle as an external database which could cause the upgrade to fail if a list of admin users/groups was blank.
  • Fixed page count detection for some OKI PCL6 printers.
  • Fixed the processing of some Riso and low-end HP printers when page level color detection is enabled.

19 March 2013 - PaperCut 13.1 (Build 21453)

New Features:

  • PaperCut has worked with two of the leading mobile printing solutions to ensure that mobile print users of these systems are able to benefit from the features offered by PaperCut. It is now possible to use PaperCut features such as print quotas, Print Archiving and many more via Collobos Fingerprint or EFI PrintMe Mobile.
  • "Copy Printer Settings" now allows copying to printer groups in addition to individual printers. This will benefit sites managing many printers.
  • It is now possible to define a secondary user id or card number within PaperCut. Previously this required configuration of an external database. This will make it easier for sites looking to transition between card systems or issue multiple cards per user.
  • Historically, enabling page-level color detection on Windows has involved making a driver-level setting change (disabling the "advanced printing features" option). In this release we have added page-level color detection for the EMF print language and this driver setting change is no longer a requirement. This takes us one step closer to making page-level color detection the standard option for new printers.
  • Large PaperCut sites often run automated license management systems. A new API / server-command "get-total-users" has been added to allow these sites to proactively monitor user counts.
  • Added support for the PayEx payment gateway, a popular payment system in Europe.

Enhancements:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Simplified setup by automatically configuring access rights where possible.
    • Simplified setup on Linux (automatically find installed GhostPCL).
  • Improved print server scalability:
    • Reduced CPU utilization when there are a large number of jobs in a hold/release queue.
    • Reduced network traffic between secondary print servers and the application server.
  • Security: The "Use HTTPS/SSL if available" option now applies to admin logins when accessing PaperCut from a remote system. Previously this option only applied to end-user logins. This option has also been moved from "Options -> General -> Client Software" to "Options -> Advanced -> Security".
  • Sites with a large number of groups in Active Directory can now limit the groups displayed in PaperCut's User/Group Sync to a single Organizational Unit (OU). This will benefit sites running PaperCut in a multi-department AD environment.
  • PaperCut Web Print will now automatically configure Adobe Reader, reducing setup steps.
  • Copying printer settings now displays the number of target printers rather than a potentially long list of names.
  • On Mac servers the "papercut" host/service user account will no longer be displayed on the login screen.
  • Improved resilience of client pop-ups in environments with inaccurate reverse DNS lookups.
  • Improved temporary file cleanup under certain error conditions on Linux and Mac.

Fixes:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Fixed problem with jobs not archiving when using a Windows print server and a Linux or Mac primary server.
    • Simplified setup on Linux (automatically find installed GhostPCL).
    • Minor layout improvements when viewing archived jobs in thumbnail mode.
  • Improved performance (connection pooling) when using LDAP for user/group sync.
  • Fixed consistency of number rounding between PDF and CSV reports when using custom currency settings.
  • Improved the "Reward regular use of grayscale/duplex" script to no longer reset the running streak for single page jobs.
  • Fixed potential pagination problem with the Admin Rights list.
  • Fixed a problem with the "User List" report displaying the wrong user creation date.
  • Fixed Windows 8 notifications (toast) when using roaming profiles.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the print provider when processing small Kyocera PCL6 jobs.
  • LDAP integration is more resilient to slow LDAP servers (timeout behavior).
  • Fixed a problem with the "Account configuration" CSV report displaying more than 1000 records.
  • Fixed a problem running the Net Control setup wizard.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved duplex detection and page counting for Linux PostScript drivers for the HP LaserJet P4015 and similar devices.
  • Improved Print Archiving previews for the Xerox Global PCL5 driver.
  • Fixed page size detection on Fiery PostScript drivers on Mac.
  • Improved page counting for duplex jobs on the HP Color LaserJet 4700.
  • Fixed duplex detection on some Konica Minolta Fiery PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale detection on recent Xerox Global Print Driver PostScript drivers.
  • Added copy count detection for the Xerox Nuvera PCL5 driver.
  • Added page-level color detection for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF825 drivers on Mac and Linux.
  • Fixed Print Archiving previews for XPS printers on CentOS.
  • Fixed watermarking for HP 4700 PCL6.
  • Fixed page size detection on Canon LBP 5700 when 2-up is selected.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a minor database schema upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.

5 February 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20822)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Print Archiving:
    • Fixed a problem where some Windows 2008 Servers (non R2 systems) may not detect the Ghost Trap viewer software used to assist Print Archiving.
    • Improved image generation for the Xerox Global PCL5 driver.
    • Fixed some messages that did not display correctly in some non-latin languages.
  • Added a warning to check if you're installing a version you are not currently licensed for.
  • Fixed a problem where print scripts using the common print script include file would sometimes incorrectly report an error.
  • Fixed a rare number rounding issue in CSV reports.
  • When running an unattended silent mode install (/silent), do not display the VM information message dialog.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved page-level color detection for Kyocera PostScript printers on Linux.
  • Improved support for Xerox printers on Mac print servers.

28 January 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20726)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • PaperCut performs database status and health checks periodically. A bug in this status check code with selected database configurations could lead to a slow connection leak. This release addresses this issue. Sites running build 20697 on an external database are advised to upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where IE9 running in "Intranet Compatibility Mode" was incorrectly detected as IE7. Administrators will now no longer receive an incorrect legacy browser warning message on login.
  • Fixed an issue when Windows XP Desktop is used as a primary print server OS. Selected print archiving features may not have worked as expected on this OS. This issue is now resolved.

24 January 2013 - PaperCut 13.0 (Build 20697)

This is a major release. Please check the Upgrade Policy for upgrade eligibility.

New Features:

  • Print Archiving. This allows approved administrators to review printed jobs interactively in the browser. This has been a hotly requested feature for a number of years and addresses a wide variety of scenarios. For more information see the PaperCut 13.0 release blog post.
  • Advanced Printer Scripts:
    • Recipes and snippets can now be previewed, allowing you to quickly cut and paste example code into your own scripts.
    • Common functions that are shared between individual printer scripts can now be stored in, and referenced from, a master include script.

Enhancements:

  • Admin rights: It is now possible to restrict access to the Dashboard page.
  • Scheduled reports: In addition to the existing scheduling options (daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly), reports can now be run annually and quarterly.
  • Added an option to enforce use of SSL when accessing PaperCut services from mobile devices (e.g. Mobile Print Release and iOS Printing).
  • When performing a test user/group sync, information about the number of users to be added/deleted will be displayed.
  • Some Mac OS / CUPS drivers send "fake" documents to query printer status. These documents do not result in print output. Additional checking for these documents has been added in this release, particularly for Xerox devices.
  • Improved error message when trying to initialise the database (command init-db -f) when the user does not have permission to drop/create tables.
  • New print script recipe to discourage users from printing multi-page emails.
  • Print refund management:
    • The print log CSV and transaction logs reports will now display the refund approver's comment.
    • The number of pending refund requests is now displayed on the dashboard.
  • Payment gateways:
    • Heartland: Added support for account ids in "track 2" card format.
    • PayPal: Added an advanced configuration option to override the IPN URL. This makes it possible to support environments where multiple systems integrate with a single PayPal account.
  • Release station with card authentication: It is now possible to configure the reset timeout for the login screen.
  • It is now possible to configure the values that define "low" and "very low" toner levels.
  • Increased default SNMP timeout for hardware page count validation to improve stability on slower networks.
  • New versions of the "Adobe Acrobat Distiller" virtual PDF printer are now ignored by default.
  • Added card number to the User Printing - Summary CSV report.
  • Web Print: Added support for additional versions of Adobe Reader.
  • Various translation updates, including major updates for Hungarian.

Fixes:

  • Selecting a different printer charging type no longer automatically applies the change (the user must now click the Apply button).
  • Fixed issue that could result in limited administrators being able to change printer settings without having the appropriate admin rights.
  • The Cancel button on the Edit Job Log page now works as expected.
  • Fixed issue editing print logs when there are no shared accounts defined.
  • iOS Printing: Fixed charging to shared accounts by PIN/code.
  • Fixed problems running group-based reports using the controls below the job log on shared account pages.
  • Improved performance when listing printers in the Mobile Print Release application.
  • Advanced printer scripting: Fixed display of Japanese characters in the import recipe dialog.
  • Active Directory: User "disabled" status now applies to card authentication.
  • Novell iPrint:
    • Fixed a rare problem redirecting print jobs when using duplex/grayscale conversion filters.
    • Fixed problem that could result in jobs pausing when hardware page count validation was enabled.
  • Fixed a problem displaying a device's Find-Me Printing configuration if its release queue had been deleted.
  • Web Cashier: Fixed a bug that denied charging access if charging to a shared account configured using the "auto-charge to a single shared account" option.
  • Fixed problem accessing the Admin Rights page when using Oracle as the external database.
  • Fixed a rare issue with hardware page count validation conflicting with other SNMP software.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved support for the latest versions of HP Universal drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Kyocera PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed page size and page count when printing n-up on Fuji-Xerox ApeosPort-IV C5570 PostScript driver.
  • Improved color detection for EPSON WF-7515 Series.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion on HP Color LaserJet CP4020 Series PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Xerox Global PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed watermarking on OKI PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection for Oce PostScript drivers.
  • Fixed page detection for Sharp pamphlet mode for Letter and Invoice page sizes.
  • Added page size detection for "DL Envelope" page size for Ricoh SP C420DN and Ricoh SP C430DN PCL6 drivers.
  • Added grayscale and duplex conversion support for printers with Fiery PostScript interpreters.
  • Added hardware page count validation support for the Fuji Xerox C3200 and Kyocera FS-4020DN.

Other Notes:

  • Server installations on Mac OS 10.5 are no longer supported. Please see the end-of-life policy for details.
  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
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