PaperCut NG 19.2 release history

PaperCut MF

PaperCut NG 19.2

Please find release note history for PaperCut NG 19.2 below.


19.2.4

Build 54502

Print Provider version 103.15.0.3389

23 Jun, 2020

Enhancements:

  • Call-home data is now communicated via HTTPS without the ability to downgrade to HTTP. PC-17075
  • Print Provider :Ensured that a new instance of the PaperCut CUPS backend and filter are installed for PaperCut NG/MF upgrades on Catalina so that security requirements are met. PC-17186

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue related to processing paper size names for some Postscript print jobs that could cause the Print Provider to crash. PC-17195
  • Fixed an issue which could cause license warnings to display with an incorrect (very large) number of days remaining. PC-16791
  • Site Server : Added a fix to handle device capability updates when capability files are invalid. PC-15997
  • Print Provider :
    • Brother HL-L2350W PCL printer driver : Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page counts. PC-17229
    • OKI C811 and C835 PCL 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).
    • Canon imagePROGRAF printer driver : Fixed an issue that might cause some paper sizes such as JIS-B0 to be incorrectly detected as A4 or Letter. PC-17123
    • Brother PCL6 printer driver : Fixed an issue that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex PC-17122
    • Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS series Fiery PostScript3 printer driver :Fixed an issue where custom page size is detected as A4. PC-17068
    • Konica Minolta AccurioPress series PostScript printer driver :Fixed an analysis issue of simplex being counted as duplex. PC-17059
    • Fixed an issue when using CUPS and Epson plotters / wide-format printers that caused print jobs to be cut off, and PaperCut client to pop up multiple times. PC-17144
    • Windows Print Provider : Added ‘NuancePDF’ driver to the list of ignored virtual printers. PC-17220
  • Fixed a typo in a Print Script example snippet. PC-5190
  • Fixed an issue on the OKI Open Platform that could cause an invalid “Role already exists” message to be shown, and prevent jobs from being tracked. PC-17205

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

19.2.3

Build 53768

Print Provider version 103.13.0.3040

10 Mar, 2020

Enhancements:

  • Improve Email to Print filtering. If the mail’s received date is not available, fall back to its sent date. PC-17102
  • The example C# code supplied in ServerCommandProxy.cs now reflects newer web services API features
  • The build instructions for the C# example code have been updated for the .NET Core framework PC-9495

Fixes:

  • Bulk User Operations: Fix to handle large user lists. PC-17087
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate firewall rules were created during a server installation or upgrade for the Print Deploy component. PC-17074
  • Fix bug in getGroupMembers() call. All members are now returned, not just the 1st requested slice. Also fixes a similar problem in server-command PC-17042
  • Improved the logging for when errors occur calling our XML-RPC APIs PC-17001
  • Fixed a bug in the advanced external device API that caused an exception to be thrown when trying to fetch a list of shared accounts in debug mode. PC-16850
  • Fixed an issue preventing email to print from working with some mail servers. PC-17077
  • Print Provider:
    • Riso ComColor GD series GDI printer driver: Fixed an issue that paper sizes other than A4 were incorrectly detected as A4 PC-17049
    • fixed a non backward compatibility issue that could be caused on full-page watermark applied to PCL6 data PC-17044
    • Océ varioPRINT series PostScript, PCL6 printer driver: Fixed an issue that the following job attributes could not be identified.
      • duplex
      • the number of copies
      • the number of pages when multipage-up (n-up) or booklet layout is used Océ varioPRINT series XPS printer driver: Fixed an issue that PDL (page description language) detection and a spool file analysis always failed PC-17021
    • PaperCut Global Print Driver: Fixed an issue that Canon devices might select an unexpected tray when setting Paper Source to Automatically Select or Manual Feed PC-16796
    • Windows:
      • Fixed an issue that a job printed to a physical queue with server-side rendering enabled via Windows Store apps or the Edge browser might not be deleted from the queue after releasing the job. PC-16928
      • Added ‘ImageFlow’ driver variants to the list of ignored virtual printers. PC-17032

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

19.2.2

Build 53416

Print Provider version 103.8.0.2805

23 Jan, 2020

Enhancements:

  • Added an external device API call to rename printers and devices. This is an advanced feature. PC-8850

  • Added a new option to the create internal user web services call (& server command) to send a “welcome” email to the new user. PC-14871

  • Fixed an issue in Print Deploy that caused some designated print queues not to be installed on the computers of users whose usernames include a period character. PC-16961

  • The warning notification for exceeding the licensed users limit is now updated in real time, instead of waiting until the next admin login. PC-16827

  • Removed an extraneous warning message about chmod failure when upgrading on Linux. PC-15399

  • Removed unnecessary and misleading SSL keystore tool messages that were being logged during upgrades on Linux. PC-14832

  • Improved help text for ‘set-shared-account-property’ in the server-command utility. EAD-327

  • Improved the server-command help text for removing printer groups from a printer. EAD-257

  • The server-command utility will now check before renaming an internal user to an existing username. EAD-256

  • Server-command will now check that an internal user exists before trying to rename the account. EAD-255

  • The list printers webservice call and server-command no longer include the template printer in the returned list. PC-16707

  • User client:

    • Added scroll bars where needed to work around occasional dialog sizing issues with script-triggered pop-ups.
    • The upgrade process for locally installed Mac clients now removes existing runtime binaries before upgrading the client. PC-16940
  • Web Cashier: Made the “Print” button on the Web Cashier deposit receipt page translatable. PC-16926

  • Email to print: Added a filter to optionally ignore emails more than a configurable number of hours old when printing emails. PC-16908

Fixes:

  • Fixed a possible server performance issue when storing system state files on network based drives. PC-16866

  • Fixed an error that caused issues with running custom reports for customers with 10 or more custom reports. PC-17013

  • Fixed an issue caused by not removing the previous JRE when upgrading the user client, which could sometimes prevent the client from running. PC-15711

  • Print Provider:

    • Fixed an issue that caused thumbnail image creation for Print Archiving to fail if PCL6 data contained images. PC-16976
    • Fixed an issue that could cause an incorrect calculation of number of pages, or slow print analysis, when analyzing some PostScript data. PC-16904
    • Added configurable improvement to the PCL6 full-page watermark so that it is printed properly when used over a dark background or a full-color image. (This improvement is turned off by default. To enable, add the line ConfigureFullPageWatermark=true to the print-provider.conf file). PC-16785
    • Canon LIPS LX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused some paper sizes, such as Japanese postcard and envelope, to be incorrectly detected as A4. PC-16861
    • PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that prevented a sheet from being fed from Tray 3, Tray 4, or Bypass Tray when printing to a Sharp device. (Note that to feed a sheet from the Bypass Tray, Manual Feed on the PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver must to be selected). PC-16856
    • Xerox D95 Linux Intel printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page counts. PC-16747
    • PaperCut Global PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that enabled auto tray selection when a paper tray was set to the bypass tray and the printing destination was a Konica Minolta device. PC-16716
    • Konica Minolta bizhub 558, C554 and C658 Series PCL printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page size detection when printing on 11x17 inch page size. PC-16597
    • Kyocera TASKalfa 6053ci KX printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect page size detection when printing on 11x17 inch page size. PC-16597
    • Ricoh SP C740 PCL5 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing). PC-16466
  • Print Provider on Windows:

    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash when a print queue was added/removed/renamed or a daily internal maintenance process was performed. PC-16996
    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause a redirected print job to be left in a redirect queue when server side rendering was used. PC-16923

Other notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

19.2.1

Build 52936

Print Provider version 103.1.3.2625

10 Dec, 2019

New Features:

  • Print Deploy:

    • Added the ability to deploy printers, drivers and default print settings based on user groups. PD-329
    • For additional Print Deploy updates, see the Print Deploy release notes
  • New Percolator feature providing the ability to request text or numeric values from MFD users as part of a scan action, and interpolate those values into a Scan to Email destination address. Supports full or partial email addresses, and email-to-fax gateways. PC-16740

  • Document Processing now includes:

    • Batch Splitting: Split a single multi-page scan job into multiple output documents by page count or blank page separator
    • Blank Page Removal: automatically detects and removes blank pages
    • Despeckle: removes pixel noise for sharper images
    • Deskew: straightens crooked pages by up to 45 degrees
    • Multi-server support for locally hosted deployments
    • OCR is now part of Document Processing, and performed by the updated Document Processing service, (formerly the OCR service) for both locally hosted and PaperCut MF Cloud Services configurations. PC-9321

Enhancements:

  • Removed license warning, when there are more than 3 custom reports. PC-16593
  • Added support for CSV export in custom reports. PC-15983
  • Multi-domain Active Directory User Source: Added ability to use the user’s UPN as their PaperCut username. PC-15330
  • Added distinct error codes to all <fault> payloads for the Web services API. PC-12797
  • Added ability to bulk update PaperCut Application Server SSL Certificate details to embedded devices EAD-129
  • Added support for Elatec TCP3 converter in Client Mode. PC-12427
  • Added scan notifications configuration to a new scan notifications tab on the devices page. PC-15453
  • The number of log entries in server log created by the web services API or server-command has been reduced. The detailed log entries will reappear when debug logging is switched on PC-15010
  • New printer property to identify if the print queue is virtual. PC-141317
  • System administrators can now retrieve a list of all printers or devices via the server-command utility, or the web services API. PC-141317
  • A new RESTful API to support developers who need to add an “on-demand” payment workflow to PaperCut MF. Contact support for more information. NOTE: This replaces the legacy Java plugin API PC-15171

Fixes:

  • Page size calculation issue for HPGL custom size paper is fixed. PC-16541

  • Fixed suggested queues not appearing in the Find-Me-Printing destinations queue list PC-15720

  • Reduced the number of unnecessary calls to CBORD DX payment gateway. If the property"cbord-dx.on-demand-transfer.enabled-groups” is not empty then only appropriate balances are retrieved. PC-12981

  • Fixed an issue preventing username & password login on FX ApeosPort-VII MFDs EAD-190

  • Users can provide a user principle name (UPN) suffix which will be appended to the windows user name to form a UPN at the print server. PC-15329

  • Fix an issue preventing app server from shutting down promptly sometimes. PC-15498

  • Fixed an issue where accessing parts of job ticketing would result in a cross origin request block error when accessed through a reverse proxy PC-16583

  • Added a new configuration property in PayPal WPS payment gateway to that allows you to specify the return URL from PayPal back to the application server. PC-16000

  • Konica Minolta PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused incorrect color detection if output color is set to “Gray Scale” PC-16663

  • Oki Universal PCL5 printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing) PC-16655

  • Epson Universal printer driver: Fixed an issue that pages were identified as color when the printer control language was set to “ESC/P-R” and a color document was printed in grayscale PC-16619

  • Fixed an issue where duplicate firewall rules were created during a server installation or upgrade of the Print Deploy component. PC-16783

  • Fixed a packaging issue which the Samsung XOA fix in MAC-5822 was not included in 1.4.1 EAT-212

  • Fixed a rare issue where the Print Deploy page in the PaperCut NG/MF admin web interface shows a HTTP 500 Timeout Error under some network conditions. PC-16881

  • Print Provider: Fixed an issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash when processing a PostScript document that for some reason, such as a spooler timeout, has corrupted ASCII85-encoded data. PC-16825

  • Print Provider on Windows:

    • Fixed an issue that caused print jobs held in a print queue to disappear from the Jobs Pending Release screen when the Print Provider service was restarted several times. Provider service was restarted several times within a short space of time. PC-16886
    • Fixed an issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash if Print Archiving was enabled and a job printed from Windows Apps was redirected PC-16873
    • Fixed an issue where in rare cases some print jobs could be charged twice and/or fail to print after release. PC-16907
  • User Client (Windows): Fix adding Java 11 DLL dependencies to the MSI. PC-16526

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:

    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Resolved an issue with older devices being unable to log in. MAC-6249
    • Fix for intermittent excess memory usage on Java ME (2nd generation) devices. EAD-205
  • Canon Gen3+ (MEAP)*:

    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Resolved an issue with older devices being unable to log in. MAC-6249
    • Workaround to use remote control software (VNC and remote software kit). PC-16544
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Made the touchable area of the delete button bigger on print-release page.
    • Rectified the position of the refresh button on print-release page on small screens. MAC-5996
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Prevented new keyboard “Enter” key from prematurely submitting forms in the embedded UI. MAC-5995
    • Updated Fuji Xerox XCP plugins to be smaller and consume fewer resources.
    • Configuration of the “PaperCut Auth” embedded plugin is now done through CWIS. Customers who has previously customised the “ext-device.fuji_xerox_aip.login.in-progress-time-millis” advanced config key will now need to set the value in the new plugin configuration screen. MAC-5895
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • HP (OXP):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Fixed a bug that caused the password exposed in Konica Minolta’s OpenAPI log PC-16717
    • Fixed an issue where zero stop on konica minolta would prevent a user from copying even if they have enough balance to do so PC-15321
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.9*:

    • Fixed an issue where Integrated Scanning failed to start because compression was disabled. PC-15538
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.4.2*:

    • Added a config key to customize the text of the Device functions icon and the Use device functions button that appears on the PaperCut MF Home screen and the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen, respectively (ext-device.ricoh.device-functions.label). PC-14967

    • PaperCut MF now provides a new solution for supported Ricoh single-function devices. This new “Ricoh (SmartSDK) Printer Only” solution offers job tracking, secure print release, the ability to allocate accounts, and change print jobs settings at the device.

      Note: Existing Ricoh (SmartSDK) licenses can continue to be used for this new solution. However, if you do not have an existing Ricoh (SmartSDK) license, you can purchase a lower-cost SFP license. MAC-5955

    • Integrated Scanning:

      • Added a new checkbox “Prompt for more pages” on the PaperCut MF Scan details and Scan settings screens. This controls the display of the PaperCut MF Scan more or finish screen. MAC-5206
      • Added the ability to start a new scan job or add more pages to a current scan job from the PaperCut MF Scan more or finish screen, retaining the current scan job’s settings and account selection attributes. MAC-5537
    • Fixed a text alignment issue on the print job details screen that happens on IM series devices. PC-15976

    • Improved usability when the soft keyboard is displayed. MAC-5903

    • Fixed an issue which prevented the administrator from logging out of the MFD when the embedded application was not configured. MAC-5899

    • Fixed an issue of wrong icon size on big screens. MAC-5861

    • Fixed an issue where an unrestricted user got an error message about insufficient credit. MAC-4213

    • Fixed an issue on the account options screen where the soft keyboard on the comment field would still display after clicking the “done” button on the keyboard. MAC-3879

  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.4.3:

    • Fixed an issue on IM models that caused the embedded application to go to the background on System Auto Reset. MAC-5769
  • Sharp (OSA):

    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Sharp OSA (HTML Browser n2.0+):

    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform V2):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Fixed a bug that caused “Permission of execution denied” error message while performing native functions on Toshiba V2 devices. PC-16660
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997
  • Xerox (EIP) Print Only:

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424

    • PaperCut MF now provides a new solution for supported Xerox single-function devices. This new “Xerox (Secure Access EIP 1.5+) Print Only” solution offers job tracking, secure print release, the ability to allocate accounts, and change print jobs settings at the device.

      Note: Existing Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.5+ licenses can continue to be used for this new solution. However, if you do not have an existing Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.5+ license, you can purchase a lower-cost SFP license. PC-12801

  • Xerox (EIP):

    • Added the ability to install PaperCut MF in bulk when deploying devices for large rollouts. PC-16424
    • Optimised database connection utilisation to mitigate some scenarios when pool can be exhausted resulting in app server crashing. PC-16560
    • Increased max custom logo width from 260px to 360px. MAC-5997

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v19.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.