Release History (v17)

PaperCut NG Release History Version 17

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27 December 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.4.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • macOS High Sierra (CUPS): Fixed an issue triggered by a recent macOS High Sierra update, causing a delay in the display and monitoring of printers after installation, and when a new printer is subsequently added.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed a rare issue that sometimes failed to update the printer status and logged a pc-event-monitor error on the print-provider.log, when one or more printers had unresolvable hostnames.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

20 December 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.4.3

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.4 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • PayEx payment gateway: Added support for manual and on-demand transfer using the new WyWallet APIs.

Fixes:

  • PostgreSQL database: Added support for PostgreSQL version 10. As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, PostgreSQL version 8.1 and below is no longer supported.
  • Web Widget: Fixed an issue that caused the message "Widget Error" to be displayed, instead of the Environmental Impact Web Widget or the Balance Web Widget.
  • Linux Web Print (Default mode): Fixed an issue that hid the Web Print tab on the PaperCut NG User web interface, making Web Print unavailable.
  • Watermarking with PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that caused watermarks on landscape pages to be printed in the wrong position or not printed.
  • Page Analysis for PCL6 drivers: Fixed an issue for some drivers where a grayscale page containing a JPEG image was incorrectly detected as being a color page.
  • HP plotters: Fixed an issue that under certain conditions caused the page size to be incorrectly detected.
  • Site Server:
    • Site Server with external database: Fixed an issue on the Admin web interface and the System Health interface that failed to accurately detect a Site Server as being offline when the Site Server's external database was in error.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused the Site Server to go into offline mode indefinitely.
  • Web Print Sandbox on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 8 and above using Client-Side Rendering (CSR):
    • Fixed an intermittent issue where some print jobs partially or completely failed to print.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused print job attributes such as page count and ownership to be incorrectly detected.
  • Fixed an issue that continued to send notifications for each low toner event, even when the frequency of alerts was set to daily, hourly or custom.
  • Epson printers:
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count on some large format printers.
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count on some printers when duplex printing a document with an odd number of pages.
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected a grayscale page as color on some printers.
    • Fixed an issue that failed to detect the document name on some printers.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash when the File Descriptor Limit is reached.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Type/Model on the Printer Details page to be incorrect and inconsistent.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error on the Printer Details page when using multiple sessions and navigating between the Printers and Devices tab (since 17.3.2).
  • Fuji Xerox PostScript driver with CentOS: Fixed an issue that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex, for jobs redirected from a CentOS generic PostScript queue to a Fuji Xerox PostScript queue on a CentOS server.

For Integrators:

  • Credit API: Fixed an issue that caused devices to be created incorrectly.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

05 December 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.4.2

For a snapshot view of 17.4 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Mobility Print:
    • Support for Linux and macOS environments by the Mobility Print server.
    • DNS setup is even easier with a new improved workflow in the Mobility Print Admin interface to help you configure DNS-SD.
  • Windows Print Provider: Added an option to change print queue error monitoring to SNMP (ErrorPollMethod=snmp in print-provider.conf). This speeds up the time on Fast Release Stations, Standard Release Stations and all web-based Release Station interfaces to:
    • block the release of print jobs when a print queue is in error, and
    • stop blocking the release when the print queue is no longer in an error state.
  • Improved the wording of the "Make shared account/PIN code visible" security options in the Account Options area on the Options > General page.
  • Web Print Sandbox mode security**: Document macros, which continue to be allowed by default, can now be blocked by setting the new config key to Y (web-print.disable-macros).
  • Basque translations are now available for the PaperCut NG User web interface.

Fixes:

  • Mac and Linux: Fixed an issue where the printer toner level, model, and serial number was not updated on the Printer Details page for printers using some Xerox drivers.
  • Windows Print Provider: Fixed a rare issue that caused Print Provider to crash if PDL transforms were enabled.
  • Microsoft Applications on Windows 10: Fixed a rare issue that caused print jobs not to be tracked when printing to Windows servers with server side rendering, when Hide Document Names have been activated.
  • HP printers on a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 print server: Fixed an occasional issue that caused an incorrect number of pages to be reported when printing multiple copies.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue to improve Site Server registration and sync performance in organisations with many Site Servers where some Site Servers some times incorrectly switched to the offline mode.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • **The ability to block document macros (by setting the new config key web-print.disable-macros to Y) is effective only when all Web Print sandbox servers are updated.

13 November 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.3.6

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused multiple User Client popups, and can cause excessive load on the Application Server.
  • Diagnostics: Reduced the server load and decreased the duration when downloading the diagnostics file.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

17 October 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.3.5

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Increased the frequency of updating the Printer Status on the Admin web interface dashboard, from once in 120 seconds to once in 20 seconds.

Fixes:

  • Epson SC-PX7V2 printers on Windows and Mac: Fixed an issue that incorrectly tracked and charged for every page in a color print document when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
  • Windows Print Providers: Fixed a rare issue that prevented PaperCut NG from tracking print jobs due to the Print Provider service being unable to start.
  • Fixed an issue causing a refund for a job charged to a single default personal account to also be refunded to all the secondary external personal accounts.
  • Mobile Print Release: Fixed an issue when users clicked the "Back" or "Refresh" button on the Job Info screen that incorrectly displayed a blank screen, making the mobile device unresponsive.
  • Security: Fixed an issue when using the CreateSSLKeystore command line option to generate a self-signed SHA-256 certificate that incorrectly created a SHA1 certificate instead.
  • MySQL database: Fixed an issue when searching for users on the Users > User List page that produced an error.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

27 September 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.3.4

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Security enhancements: When a print server is detected as offline, print jobs queued for printing will now be placed back on hold. Print jobs will not longer be automatically released when the print server comes back online.
  • Site Server: Print Providers can now be configured to communicate directly with the Application Server during a Site Server outage, thereby improving print resilience.

Fixes:

  • Linux: Fixed an issue that caused custom memory allocation settings to be ignored. As a result, the Application Server used the standard memory allocation, which is insufficient for some large sites (since 17.3.2).
  • Fixed an issue that caused a CSRF validation error when logging in to the Admin or User Web Interface if server.force-host-header has been configured in server.properties (since 17.3).
    Note: Some sites that use a non-standard reverse proxy server configuration may continue to experience this issue. Some additional actions are required to resolve this.
  • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed the name of the user of a redirected print job as SYSTEM on the Windows print queue.
  • Windows User Client:
    • Added the ability to switch off toast notification popups.
    • Windows 8+: Fixed an issue that truncated messages and caused them to appear twice, as a balloon tip and as a toast notification popup.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused toast notification popups to become inaccessible, behind taskbar icons.
  • Postscript driver: Fixed a page count and color detection issue when printing from postscript to an LPD print queue.
  • HP Universal PCL6 driver: Fixed an issue that occasionally caused a color page to be counted as a grayscale page.
  • Toshiba PostScript and PCL driver: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected and charged a print job using "Erasable Blue" color type as grayscale, instead of color.
  • Oracle DB version 12.2.0.1 or below: Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut NG upgrades from version 15.x or below, to fail when using Oracle DB version 12.2.0.1 or below.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

15 September 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.3.3

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Important Notice: If after upgrading, a CSRF validation error message (HTTP ERROR 403: Problem accessing /app. Reason: CSRF validation) is displayed while attempting to log into the Admin or User web interface, then some additional actions are required. This is related to the CSRF HTTP header origin checks introduced in 17.3.2, in line with OWASP recommendations.

Enhancements:

  • Branding customization: Report headers can now be customized with a logo, from the Options > General page.
  • User client:
    • The color of negative credit balances displayed on the balance window can now be customized.
    • Improved the User Client start-up time after a computer has gone to sleep.
  • Google Cloud Print: Added support to configure Google Cloud Print via a Proxy Server.
  • Standard Release Station: Re-positioned the login fields to prevent them from being obstructed when using an on-screen keyboard.
  • Added the ability to sync a user's PIN from AD/LDAP to PaperCut NG (ldap.schema.userpin-field, ldap.2.schema.userpin-field, user-source.ad.user-pin-field).
  • User and group sync: Users who are pending deletion are now displayed in the Test Sync Settings window.
  • Direct Printing: Significantly reduced the size of the Windows Direct Print Monitor installer for customers using PaperCut without a print server.
  • PaperCut NG installer: Added template custom server configuration files (service.conf / launch-app-server.conf) to help customers wanting to change server settings.
  • Reports: Users to be included in an User Ad-hoc Report can now be selected from the "User name" drop-down.
  • Shared Accounts: Added new methods to the web services API to set the Overdraft mode and value.
  • Personal Accounts: Added new methods to the web services API to set the Individual Overdraft mode and value.
  • The way in which diagnostics files are provided to PaperCut Support has been improved with an "Upload diagnostics file to PaperCut Support" option on the Options > Advanced page.
  • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8, update 131, to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
  • Payment Gateway module: The advanced API for on-demand payment now fully supports charging and balance inquiries for shared accounts.
  • Security enhancements:
    • Improved coverage of HTTP header origin checks in both the Admin and User web interface, in line with OWASP recommendations.**
    • Removed unnecessary system and operating environment data (for example, OS version, web server resources, database type) from error messages.

Fixes:

  • Windows: Fixed an issue that caused custom memory allocation settings to be ignored. As a result, the Application Server used the standard memory allocation, which is insufficient for some large sites (since 17.3.2).
  • Shared Accounts: A warning message is now displayed on the Users > User Details page if the user does not have permission to access the assigned "Default shared account".
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an occasional issue causing print errors when enforcing grayscale or duplex print job settings.
  • Direct Printing with Email to Print: Fixed an issue preventing the Printer Details page from being saved during Direct Print setup.
  • Epson SureColor large format printers: Fixed a page count issue when using roll paper.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue in the Admin web interface that did not display the number of documents in the Web Print queue.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused an error on the Printers > Jobs Pending Release page for non built-in PaperCut Administrator accounts.
  • Provided a workaround for a rare issue that caused grayscale conversions to not be applied. A config key has been added to force grayscale conversion for all jobs on a specific print queue.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the PRTG Template Generator from working with the SSL protocol (URLs with HTTPS).
  • Improved the layout of the Printers > Charts page.
  • Minor usability improvements to the Admin web interface, such as changed button colors and field sizes.

Other Notes:

  • **Additional actions are required to retain the CSRF HTTP header origin checks and avoid the CSRF validation error message while attempting to log into the Admin or User web interface. This is based on the way the PaperCut web server has been setup to redirect users to new pages (i.e. the way the proxy configuration handles host headers overrides):
    • either the proxy (IIS or Apache) is configured to run in front of PaperCut and override the host header, or
    • the proxy is configured to override the host header using the config key server.force-host-header in the server.properties file.
  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

16 August 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.2.4

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Load balancing: Fixed printer load balancing to correctly select the least busy target printer to minimize the wait times for print jobs (since 16.0).
  • Reports: Fixed an incorrect label format issue on Executive Summary reports run for a single day.
  • Server commands: Fixed an issue when running the add-printer-access-group server command without defined groups, that returned an error.
  • Secure Print / Find-Me printing (with Samsung Universal Print driver): A new PDL transform is now available from PaperCut support that fixes the incorrect printing of some grayscale Word documents as color.
  • Xerox Print to Fax**:Added the ability to toggle the XeroxFax key in the print-provider.conf file to track Print to Fax jobs as fax jobs instead of print jobs.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.

26 July 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.2.3

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.2 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Print Provider: Now shipping signed PaperCut NG DLL's (pcprintportmon.dll and pcprintportmonui.dll) for both x32 and x64 architecture.
  • Mobility Print: Provide the ability for users to authenticate via Pin/ID from Mobility Print.
  • Fast Release network card readers, and Devices with network card reader User Authentication: Added 'RFIDeas 241 (Client Mode)' connection mode, which provides improved stability for 'RFIDeas Ethernet 241' network card readers.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem preventing the Application Server from using custom keystores that have a different key password to the main keystore password (since 16.1).
  • PaperCut NG now uses HTTPS for "Check for updates" and "Report error" communication.
  • Fixed a problem preventing user deletion when running the delete-existing-user server command without arguments.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes confirmation emails for newly created users were not sent.
  • Added a new config key ("IgnoreOSDocumentNames") that ignores the document name set by the operating system, and instead uses the document name specified in the spool file.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue where if one user received a Web Print error about an unavailable printer, other users will then also persistently receive the same error.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the removal of an alternate ID from a printer.
  • Minor layout improvements in the Admin web interface, including alignment and pagination.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue that falsely logged errors about a missing ppd directory.
  • Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers: Added support for tracking and reporting of print jobs.
  • HP PCL6 driver on Windows 10: Fixed an issue causing in an incorrect number of pages to be recorded when N-up printing was used.
  • HP Universal or HP Model Specific PCL 6 drivers: Fixed an issue causing Envelope #10 size print jobs to be reported and charged as "Default (other sizes)".
  • OKI Universal PCL5 driver: Fixed an issue that reported the wrong number of copies for print jobs in some cases.
  • Mobility Print (with Toshiba Universal 2 driver): Fixed an issue where color documents were detected and charged as grayscale documents.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

18 July 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.2.2

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Other Notes:

  • Internal build only.

11 July 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.2.1

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • User web interface refresh:
    • The refreshed, modern interface introduced in 17.0 on the Admin UI has been expanded to the User web interface. This latest UI update provides users with a more intuitive and clean interface.
    • Support is provided for reverting to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding via a config key (user-ui.apply-new-style). This key will be available until v18.0.
  • Payment Gateway module: The Payment Gateway pages have been redesigned in line with the rest of the User web interface. Note: You need to upgrade your Payment Gateway module to v17.2.0 or above to take advantage of the new design.
  • Branding customization:
    • The Admin web interface and User web interface login screens can now have a custom background image, background color, and Log in button color.
    • The Options > General page now provides a simple way to customize the branding of the Admin web interface, User web interface, User Client, and Login screen.
    • A Reset to default button has been provided for all customization options.
  • GDPR print management, data privacy and security compliance: To comply with General Data Protection Regulation in Europe:
    • added the ability to permanently redact user data, to comply with the "Right to be Forgotten".
    • added the ability to extract all data about a user, to comply with the "Right to Access".
  • Shared Accounts:
    • Added the ability to restrict Admin rights to manage specific shared accounts rather than all shared accounts.
    • The 'Perform bulk changes' admin right now controls 'Batch Import/Update', 'Shared Account Sync', and 'Bulk account actions'.
    • When creating a shared account, the "Sub Account of" field displays only the accounts the Admin has access to.
    • The Quick find search will only search for accounts to which the Admin has access.
    • Added tooltips for the icons on the Shared Account List page.
  • Web Print: Improved the Application Log messages for debugging purposes by providing details of the Web Print server hostname.
  • Added support for new Dimatek Value Loader hardware.

Fixes:

  • Site Server: Fixed an issue with Site Servers not going to offline mode when the Application Server was reachable but not operational.
  • Fixed a performance issue when opening the Admin or User web interface after a restart (since 17.1).
  • Fixed an issue preventing toner notifications from being sent when a replaced toner becomes low.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains an internal database upgrade only, which does not affect Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or MySQL. The upgrade, including backup, can take some time. Please plan appropriately.
  • This release contains a Payment Gateway module update, which requires an upgrade to take advantage of the design changes made. The previous Payment Gateway module will still be functional if not upgraded, but with degraded UI.
  • End User License Agreement (EULA) updated with UK specific clause.

14 June 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.1.3

For a snapshot view of 17.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing a user's PIN to be deleted when their account is changed from Restricted to Unrestricted and vice versa.
  • The New User Settings now allows the setting of a negative credit balance.
  • Fixed an issue when running the PaperCut Application Server on Windows 7 or above that prevented Winpopup notifications from being delivered to Windows clients.
  • Mac and Linux:
    • Google Cloud Print and Email to Print: Fixed an issue preventing printing on Linux and Mac when there are 5 or more concurrent jobs being processed by a Print Provider.
    • Fixed an issue preventing jobs with shell interpreted meta-characters (such as backticks `) in the document title from printing to a virtual queue.
  • Web Print sandbox mode: Fixed an issue that occurred after one or more Web Print servers go offline, causing a single print job with multiple copies to be incorrectly processed as multiple individual print jobs.
  • Mobility Print: Improved page-level color detection for PostScript printers.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue causing Site Servers to go offline when "system.site.keepalive-interval-secs" has a higher value than "system.site.register-interval-secs".
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an issue causing temporary files to be retained when PDL transforms were enabled.
  • Kyocera Classic Universal KPDL driver: Fixed an issue when printing in booklet mode, that incorrectly detected total page count, color page count, page size and duplex as simplex.
  • Konica Minolta BizHub 226 driver: Fixed an issue when printing multiple copies of a multi-page MS Word document, that incorrectly detected total page and copy count.
  • Toner status:
    • Improved the reliability, accuracy, and level of detail of the Toner status on the Printer Details > Summary page.
    • Added support for more toner colors in the Toner status on the Printer Details > Summary page.
  • Fixed an issue causing custom logos in the Admin web interface to display incorrectly in Internet Explorer 11.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.0.0 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

24 May 2017 - PaperCut NG 17.1.2

For a snapshot view of 17.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • HSTS:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented HSTS from being disabled when "Redirect to HTTPS/SSL if available" is disabled.
    • HSTS can now be enabled only when the Windows Application Server is configured on port 443. This, reduces the chance of a SysAdmin mistakenly using a port that is not supported by the HSTS protocol.
  • Epson LP-S8160 printers: Fixed an issue causing incorrect page count for duplex jobs on Windows print servers.
  • Standard Release Station / Pay Station: Fixed an issue that caused the Add Value button to appear smaller than the other buttons.
  • Site Server: Improved Application Server and Site Server performance in environments with a large number of Site Servers running many embedded devices.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

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 10.12 (Sierra).

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 Microsoft Store Windows Apps or Edge, 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 OS X 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 an issue when using the "Copy settings from printer to printer" feature and copying Release Station settings that inadvertently copied across the Find Me destination queues.
  • 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 Maintenance & Support, 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!
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