PaperCut NG 18.3 release history

PaperCut MF

PaperCut NG 18.3

Please find release note history for PaperCut NG 18.3 below.


18.3.8

Build 48907

20 Mar, 2019

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Print Provider: Fixed an issue that caused Print Provider to restart when analyzing PCL5 spool files generated by some printer drivers. PC-15524

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.3.3, there is NO database upgrade.

18.3.7

Build 48531

26 Feb, 2019

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Job Ticketing administrator access now needs to be explicitly granted in PaperCut MF with the new Job Ticketing Administrator role. PC-15248

Fixes:

  • Authorize.Net Payment Gateway: Added an option in the ext-payment-gateway-authorize-net.properties file to allow the use of the SHA-2 encryption method (authorize-net.sha2-hash-value).** PC-15179
  • TouchNet Payment Gateway: Added an option in the ext-payment-gateway-touchnet.properties file to ensure that user balances are updated and users receive appropriate transaction completion notifications in environments that have SSO Authentication enabled (touchnet.use-configured-links=Y). PC-14847
  • HP PageWide XL series PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect detection of page size after the user had selected a custom paper size. PC-15305
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused low toner notification emails to include printers that did not have low toner levels. PC-9293
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect refunding of printed documents with a cancelled status, when conversions were applied to the original document (for example, watermarking, and force duplex). PC-14851]
  • For environments using PaperCut Port Monitor, improved the detection of completed printed jobs. PC-14851
  • Removed a limitation that blocked very long print scripts from being saved. PC-15200
  • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘server-command’ to hang for five seconds, preventing any other commands from being executed. PC-15206

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.3.3, there is NO database upgrade.
  • **You may continue to use the existing MD5 encryption method only until the Authorize.Net Merchant Interface supports MD5; after which, you must use the SHA-2 encryption method (via the new option, authorize-net.sha2-hash-value). For more information, see Known Issues.

18.3.6

Build 48133

30 Jan, 2019

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • CUPS Print Provider: Improved CPU usage on Linux and macOS print servers especially when a large number of print queues are installed. PC-14806

Fixes:

  • macOS client printing to a shared LPD printer on a Windows print server using Konica Minolta PostScript printer driver:

    • Fixed an issue that caused pages with a color image to be detected as grayscale. PC-14806
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-14970
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing a booklet. PC-14966
  • Fixed an issue that caused users to not be able to perform a transaction that would result in a zero balance. PC-14704

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the server from starting up. PC-13923

  • Changed default settings to throttle device registration and Print Provider requests when the Application Server is under heavy load. PC-13400

  • Fixed a script injection vulnerability in the user interface. PC-15163

  • Windows: Fixed a rare issue that caused a memory leak in the Application Server. PC-14761

  • Windows Print Provider: Fixed a rare issue that caused an occasional print job to be lost when the Windows spooler was in error. PC-15039

  • Page analysis and conversion:

    • Page analysis: Fixed an issue that, when a color page was so close to gray, caused the Print Provider to register a page as a color page instead of grayscale. PC-15077

    • Stapling with PaperCut Global Print Driver: Fixed an issue with Find-Me printing that caused a syntax error, but only when the target print queue was a KM Universal PostScript printer driver printing a document with a ‘top left’ staple. PC-15111

    • Canon:

      • LIPS LX printer driver on MacOS: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing from Adobe Acrobat. PC-15178
      • ImagePass-B1 PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count and incorrect page size detection when printed with booklet or gang-up output options. PC-15074
      • UFR drivers: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash if the spool file was corrupted PC-14998
    • Epson printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect color page count when the color detection mode was set to standard detection in the Application Server. PC-15153

    • Fuji Xerox ART EX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect color page count when printing multiple collated copies. PC-15059

    • Konica Minolta Image Controller IC-603 PostScript plug-in printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count and page size when a layout is set to 2-in-1, 4-in-1, Repeat, or Adhesive binding. PC-15031

    • OKI:

      • PCL5 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when a document with an odd number of pages was printed in duplex. PC-15084
      • PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-15083
    • Ricoh:

      • SP C740 XPS printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect paper size to be reported when printing to a paper size that is different from the original (Fit to Paper printing). PC-15117
      • SP C740 PCL printer driver: Fixed a rare issue that caused an incorrect page count when the text was a particular size and in a particular position in a PowerPoint slide. PC-15087
      • PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused a page with black or gray text and a color image to be detected as grayscale for documents printed from some applications. This issue also caused grayscale conversion to fail. PC-15021

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.3.3, there is NO database upgrade.

18.3.5

Build 48033

22 Jan, 2019

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that on rare occasions caused the Print Provider to restart when analyzing corrupted spool files. PC-13646

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.3.3, there is NO database upgrade.

18.3.4

Build 47778

19 Dec, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fuji Xerox NEC ART EX printer driver:
    • Fixed an issue that caused custom page size to be incorrectly detected as A4. PC-14816
    • The spool file now includes the print job’s document name. PC-14816

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.3.3, there is NO database upgrade.

18.3.3

Build 47619

4 Dec, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Stapling: Find-Me environments that use the PaperCut Global Print Driver now support stapling for the following brands:

    • Ricoh
    • Konica Minolta
    • Xerox
    • Kyocera
    • Riso
    • Lexmark
    • Sharp
    • Toshiba To help us add your brand, follow this guide.
  • QR codes: Added a new server command ‘generate-printer-qr-code’ to generate QR codes for printers, which will direct users to the Mobile Print Release page for each printer.

  • Security: Rate limiting protection is now provided for all PaperCut NG/MF internal user and admin accounts.

  • Added individual timestamps to the entries associated with Email to Print and Google Cloud Print print events in the print-provider.log.

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Directory: Fixed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused an error when switching the user/group sync source from Mac Standard to Google Cloud Directory or Windows Standard to Google Cloud Directory.

  • Google Cloud Print:

    • Fixed an issue where users’ color selection was ignored when printing using the following drivers:

      • RISO ComColor FW5230 PS
      • RISO ComColor FW5230
      • FX ApeosPort-VI C5571 PCL 6
      • Kyocera TASKalfa 5052ci KX
    • For Windows, added a config file enabling SysAdmins to configure printing without having to update the Print Provider. For use only when directed by PaperCut Support.

  • Page analysis and conversion:

    • Canon UFR II printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused grayscale conversions to not be applied when printing via Google Cloud Print.
    • Konica Minolta bizhub C554e Series PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect color page count when printing both color and grayscale pages in booklet output mode.
    • Konica Minolta PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that occasionally caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
    • OKI PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
    • RISO PostScript printer driver:
      • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing) on some RISO PostScript drivers.
      • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing in booklet output mode on some RISO PostScript drivers.
  • Email to Print:

    • Fixed an issue that caused Email to Print jobs to not respect the print queue’s default settings.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused some print jobs to either print a “rangecheck” error page or not print a page at all.
  • macOS/Linux (CUPS): The configure-cups command now displays a notification when printers are automatically being imported for monitoring (EnablePrinterAutoImport is set to “on”). The notification also asks if you want to switch to manually managing printer monitoring.

  • Watermarking (PostScript, PCL5 and PCL6): Added multi-byte watermarking support for languages such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. The Unicode font ‘Andale Mono WT’ must be installed on the printer.

  • Security:

    • Increased security around the upload of documents to the Application Server.
    • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8 update 191, to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
  • EPSON PX-M5080F printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused non-printable duplicate jobs to appear in the release queue in mixed Mac and Windows environments.

  • Fixed an issue that on rare occasions caused the Print Provider to restart when analyzing corrupted spool files.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a long delay or, in some cases, incorrect behavior when loading the Admin web interface page without an internet connection.

  • Fixed an issue in the User Client, where incorrect account names were displayed in the Preferred Accounts list.**

  • Improved user authentication performance for LDAP user sources and G Suite Cloud Directory.

  • Realex Realauth Redirect Payment Gateway: Fixed an issue that produced invalid errors in the Realex system.

Other Notes:

  • This release includes a database upgrade.

18.3.2

Build 47394

15 Nov, 2018

For a snapshot view of 18.3 features, see what’s New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Google Cloud Directory (G Suite and Google Cloud Identity):

    • Sync users from Google Cloud Directory, which supports both G Suite and Google Cloud Identity.
    • Users can now authenticate using their Google credentials on all PaperCut interfaces.
    • Google Cloud Directory can be configured as either a primary or secondary sync source, and is fully compatible to run alongside another sync source such as Active Directory, giving administrators a flexible migration path.
    • You can now configure a ‘Sign in with Google’ button to display on the User web interface, Admin web interface and Mobility Print on Chromebooks. This lets users sign in to PaperCut NG without retyping their credentials.
  • Mobility Print on Chromebooks: Users can now click a ‘Sign in with Google’ button instead of typing their credentials.

Enhancements:

  • Installation: When installing PaperCut NG, you can now skip the step to select a user/group sync source and configure that separately later. This speeds up the installation.

  • Security:

    • Port 80: Tightened security on port 80 when used for payment gateways to ensure unnecessary information is not included in the http header.
    • Site Server: You can now specify a list of IP addresses or subnets that are allowed to submit information to the PaperCut NG Application Server. This is configured in Options > Advanced > Security section (or using the auth.site.allowed-addresses config key).
  • Admin web interface: In ‘Options’ there is now a ‘Tools’ tab. The Tools page lists all of the third-party systems that PaperCut NG directly integrates with.

  • Web services API:

    • getPrinterProperty() now supports a ‘printer-id’ option, which is also available via the server-command utility. This option improves the usefulness of the health monitoring API.
    • getSharedAccountProperty() now supports an ‘account-id’ option, which is also available via the server-command utility. This option is useful when setting the printer property advanced-config.override-no-popup-charge-shared-id using setPrinterPropertyMethod().

Fixes:

  • Security:

    • It is no longer possible to log in to the Site Server using the locally defined Admin credentials. Admin credentials from the PaperCut MF Application Server must be used.
    • Passwords are now redacted or removed (as appropriate) from the diagnostics zip file.
    • Unsupported HTTP requests are now actively rejected.
    • Mac and Linux with CUPS: Fixed an issue that could cause authentication information to show in the CUPS printer URI.
  • Find Me printing: Simplified the workflow for setting up Find Me printing.

    • When creating a new device (Devices > Create Device), selecting “Enable print release” now also displays the “Enable find me printing support” option.
    • When creating a new device (Devices > Create Device) or when editing an existing device (Device > External Device List > Device Details > Print Release), selecting “Enable print release > Virtual with Hold/Release” now also selects the “Enable find me printing support” option.
  • Load balancing: Fixed an issue that prevented load balancing from consistently printing to the least busy printer.

  • Windows Print Provider: Added ‘Remote Desktop Easy Print’, ‘PDF Architect’, and ‘eDocPrintPro’ to the list of ignored virtual printers.

  • PaperCut Print Provider: On a Mac OS of High Sierra or later (using PaperCut CUPS filter) caused printing to fail for Canon and Epson printers.

  • iPrint: Fixed an issue with iPrint where it would run only on OES 2018. It now runs on iPrint Appliances and other OES versions.

  • macOS Mojave (CUPS): Fixed an issue in macOS Mojave causing a short delay in the display and monitoring of printers after installation, and when a new printer is subsequently added.

  • macOS and Linux: Fixed an issue that caused Google Cloud Print and Email to Print to fail, and occasionally Find-Me printing to fail.

  • Moneris eSELECT Plus Payment Gateway: Added an option to set the locale to English or French via the ext-payment-gateway-moneris.properties file (moneris.lang=).

  • Heartland Payment Gateway: Added an option in the ext-payment-gateway-heartland.properties file to improve performance in large environments using Load Balancers, where Heartland on Demand Transfer is enabled (heartland.server.load-balancer).

  • Global Print Driver (version 100.2.0.0): Released the latest version of Microsoft WHQL certified PaperCut Global PostScript driver. Included a minor fix so users cannot select to print duplex on a device that has no duplex unit installed.

  • Ricoh PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page size to be reported when users selected some standard paper sizes, such as JIS B5, or a custom paper size.

  • Canon UFR II printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused grayscale conversions to not be applied when printing via Google Cloud Print.

Other Notes:

  • This release includes a database upgrade.
  • Updated the End User License Agreement (EULA).