PaperCut NG 18.0 release history

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PaperCut NG 18.0

Please find release note history for PaperCut NG 18.0 below.


18.0.5

Build 4739

21 Mar, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

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

Other Notes:

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

18.0.4

Build 43117

28 Feb, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

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

Fixes:

  • Added a new Admin Right to control access to the Sites tab in the Admin interface.

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

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

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

  • User Client:

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

    **Note: User Clients require an upgrade.

  • Web Print:

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

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

  • Google Cloud Print:

    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a Google Cloud Print job to be printed multiple times.
  • Printer compatibility improvements:

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

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

For Integrators:

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

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with:
    • ** require a User Client upgrade.
    • *** require a Web Print server upgrade.
    • **** require a Print Provider upgrade.

18.0.2

Build 42961

13 Feb, 2018

For a snapshot view of 18.0 features, see what’s New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

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

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

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

Fixes:

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

Other Notes:

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