PaperCut MF Release History

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10 April 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.1 (Build 26983)

This is a bugfix and security release for version 14.1 and includes the following changes. The security changes address issues reported by an independent security researcher on 28th March 2014. PaperCut recommends all customers apply this update.

Fixes:

  • Fixed web print upload process for some non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue where bulk user operations and batch user import would not work in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue with Web Print file upload when using Internet Explorer 7 (or when using later versions in compatiblity mode).
  • Release Station: Fixed certain card swipe scenarios with the Standard Release Station. In particular, a carriage return in the card data will no longer trigger a false key press in subsequent dialogs.

Security:

  • Improved data security of print release functionality used by embedded MFPs (CVE-2014-2657).
  • Added an option to only allow network requests from a specified list of device IPs/subnets. This provides additional security in relation to CVE-2014-2657.
  • Fixed potential cross-site request forgery (CSRF) issues in the admin UI (CVE-2014-2659).
  • Fixed a potential denial-of-service (DoS) (CVE-2014-2658).
  • Include the "X-Frame-Options" HTTP header to mitigate framejacking or clickjacking attacks.

Other Notes:

  • Details on individual CVE issues will be provided at some future time.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

27 March 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.1 (Build 26830)

New features:

    System Administrator Help: PaperCut started out as a solution for System Administrators to monitor, manage and control user printing behaviour. This week's Version 14.1 release carries on that tradition and adds a number of new and updated tools to simplify setup and synchronization of user information for the System Administrator. More ...
  • Multiple OU/Group Sync: It's even easier to import and synchronize users from multiple groups or organizational units (OUs) from Active Directory or LDAP. Sysadmins can select subsets of users within PaperCut without needing to update the directory or use features such as nested groups. For more information see: More ...
  • Secondary User Information: New advanced capabilities to support the import and synchronization of multiple email addresses and secondary card numbers for users.
  • Grayscale Device Auto Detect: It's now easier to configure grayscale printers. Where possible, PaperCut will automatically detect grayscale-only printers and selects the most appropriate options.
  • New System Administrator Reports: Two new reports have been added to improve communication of device usage.
    • The "Device - scan/fax/copy breakdown" report provides detailed usage information for each device.
    • The "Shared account print/copy/scan/fax invoice" report is tailored for invoicing device and printer usage by shared account.

Enhancements:

  • It's now even easier for BYOD and Laptop users to print multiple files using Web Print. Users can now drag and drop multiple files into a drop zone.
  • Report enhancements:
    • Added printer name, server name, and printer list filters to all the existing print/copy/scan/fax breakdown reports.
    • Added duplex pages to all the print/copy/scan/fax breakdown reports.
    • Added username filter to the "Shared Account Security Access" report.
  • Provided a new security measure when using PaperCut ports to automatically delete jobs that are manually resumed in the Windows Print Queue. This is a recommended enhancement for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 SP2 print servers where it is not possible to restrict user permissions to the Windows Print Queues.
  • Allow users to login to MFDs, Web Client, Release Station, etc. using their email address as an alternative to their username.
  • Standard release station enhancements:
    • Increased support for different card types by specifying a conversion function to process the raw number read from the card. The available conversion functions are:hex2dec, dec2hex and ascii-enc.
    • Added an option to allow card swipe to be used for username instead of a card number.
    • Improved configuration of release station login screen.
  • Enhanced Web cashier user receipts to include the user's balance after any purchase or deposit.
  • Users can now be logged in using Single Sign On after clicking an Email to Print verification link.
  • Payment Gateways can now record unique transaction ID in the customized transaction comments.

Fixes:

  • Using standard HTTP ports:
    • When the server is configured to enable port 80/443 but these are not available (e.g. in use by another application) do not direct users to these ports.
    • The URL to the PaperCut server provided in BYOD notification emails will now use ports 80/443 if enabled in the server configuration.
    • Allow use of ports 80/443 when overriding the PaperCut host header for redirects.
  • Web SSO with Windows Authentication now works correctly with the mobile client and mobile release applications.
  • Central Reports: Allow use of Windows Authentication when connecting to SQL Server databases.
  • Email to Print: Improved detection of PDF attachments sent via MS Outlook and MS Exchange.
  • Detect non-PDF files with .pdf extensions and prevent them being submitted to Web Print.
  • When overriding a held print job in the admin web release, the full list of available Shared Accounts is shown regardless of the user's account selection settings.
  • Improved robustness of dedicated IPv6 systems where no IPv4 interfaces are available.
  • Prevent a rare problem causing an error when manually refunding certain hardware checked print jobs.
  • Web print jobs now correctly inherit shared account invoicing options.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed a problem that may occur if you attempt to reconfigure with a different authorized account.
  • Fixed a problem adding secondary email addresses when using PaperCut behind a reverse proxy server.
  • Resolved problems with the client popup in cases where a print job is sent using an IPv6 link-local source address.
  • Fixed a Turkish localization issue with internal group lookups.
  • Improved reliability of previews of PostScript spool files in print archiving.
  • The WebPrint recent job list now takes into account any user print cost overrides when displaying the cost for each job.
  • Fixed an issue where the email printing filter was not cleared after pressing the "Clear" button.
  • Oracle: Fixed an issue which caused the Admin Rights Edit page to error out when a user did not have full name within PaperCut.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue where a printer's physical ID may not have been correctly registered.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved color detection on Windows when Advanced Printing Features are enabled.
  • Fixed page count error that occurred for some RISO PostScript printer drivers.
  • Improved page size and duplex detection for FX DocuPrint3000 PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection on Xerox DocuCenter printers.
  • Improved page size detection on Xerox Phaser printers.
  • Fixed grayscale and duplex filters and watermarking for Canon PCL5 printers.
  • Fixed page counting for collated copies printed to FX DocuPrint 3000 on Ubuntu.
  • Improved page level color detection for Canon PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed an issue that may occur if copies were set/changed via Advanced Scripting.
  • Improved reliability for selected Postscript file formats.
  • Canon: Improved page level color detection for PostScript printers.
  • FX DocuCenter-11 C3000: Improved watermarking support.
  • Ricoh: Fixed issue with Convert to Grayscale seen on some printers.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Xerox Onboard (Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.0+ and EIP 2.0+): Log the destination document path and name for network scans.
  • Xerox EIP 2.0+: Fixed a problem that would cause held jobs not to be displayed when a job had a blank document name.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded (no embedded app update required):
    • Fixed problem tracking scan-to-email jobs in some rare cases.
    • Improved support when mixing device authentication with PaperCut authentication.
    • Improved robustness of card reader integration by further reducing the likelihood of invalid reads.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Fixed the paging of accounts on the selection screen.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Standard UI - Added an option to disable shared account list/search functionality.
    • Fixed a problem installing the embedded application if the device auto-detection doesn't work for any reason.
    • Added functionality to optionally retain device configuration customizations when the embedded application restarts. This allows home screen shortcuts to be retained after the application setup is performed.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v26215*: Fixed the issue where custom logo would only display partially on some newer Kyocera models.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

12 February 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.0 (Build 26241)

This is a bugfix release for version 14.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed issues limiting admin access to a subset of printers or user groups (since 14.0).
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed issues causing GCP jobs to remained in the "Queued" state and not be processed by PaperCut.
    • Fixed issue using Copy Printer Settings to publish multiple printers to GCP at once, if the list of target printers included the template printer.
  • Email to Print:
    • Fixed the default port when configuring email server connection details for the first time.
    • Fixed some options displaying incorrectly in some languages.
  • Fixed issues delegating access to add and remove secondary email addresses (when using admin groups and/or when allowing read-only access to users).
  • Mobile Client:
    • Fixed a caching issue that was causing an "Error Loading Page" message for some users.
    • Fixed a problem that allowed pending jobs from a mobile device to be visible to other users of the same device.
    • Allow scrolling the content of print script dialogs on touch-screen devices.
  • Print Archiving on Linux can now more reliably generate job images when the archive directory is an NFS share.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed a possible error in the Print Provider that may occur in rare cases when watermarking Canon PostScript or XPIF spool files.
  • Fixed some cases of Web Print not successfully printing PDF to PostScript printers when using Xpdf.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded (no embedded app update required): Fixed an issue tracking scans and faxes in some cases (since 13.3).
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Fixed a problem with USB printing not being tracked (since 14.0).
    • Fixed a problem causing the "Show account confirmation" setting to be reset (since 14.0).
    • Fixed an issue causing the embedded application to fail to start when installed on some locales (since 14.0).
    • Fixed start up issues on devices with insufficient memory to run the iOption browser.
    • Fixed a problem with print release registration failing when another print release app of the same type is already present on the device.
    • Provide a configuration option to override the default card decoding on AU201 readers. Also provide a configuration option to bypass decoding altogether and return the card number as hexadecimal encoded string.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Ensure disabled accounts are not selectable in the account selection page.
    • Reinstate the release Print All button (since 14.0).
    • Tune the number of accounts displayed so that the version number does not obscure an account name.
    • Prevent copy-proof jobs from being tracked twice.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.0+ and EIP 2.0+)
    • Fixed a problem preventing some Xerox models from connecting to the Application Server (since 14.0).
    • Added support for user-names containing an apostrophe character.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

23 January 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.0 (Build 25901)

New Features:

  • Mobile & BYOD. PaperCut's mobile and BYOD functionality has been enhanced and unified to simplify planning and implementation of a mobile printing strategy. Google Cloud Print, iOS Printing and Web Print have been moved with the new Email to Print feature into a central management area and are now documented in the context of the broader mobile topic. More ...
  • Email to Print is new in 14.0 and rounds out the mobile story. It provides a simple, straightforward printing option for any mobile device with email. Email to Print allows users to print PDF documents by attaching them to emails. Each printer / queue has its own email address.
  • The Mobile Client app provides the functionality of the desktop client software to mobile devices. The new app includes user authentication, selecting shared accounts and interacting with print script pop-ups. Elements of the Mobile Client were previously available for use with iOS Printing. These have been extended to other mobile platforms and are now available on any device with a modern web browser.
  • Environmental Impact Dashboard & Windows Live Tile. PaperCut started as a way to encourage users to save paper and reduce waste. It's not just about print control, it's also bringing visibility to the impact that everyone has each time they print. The new Environmental Impact Dashboard brings helps explain your impact and compare usage with the company average. If the dashboard is accessed through Windows 8.1 you can create (pin) a Windows Live Tile on your Start Screen. The Live Tile updates with awards, ratings, tips and fun facts, all based on your personal printing behavior.
  • New Look and Feel. We've given Version 14.0 a new look. Download it and check out the new style.
  • Konica Minolta Embedded. The embedded software for Konica Minolta has been rewritten from the ground up to leverage the latest platform and device features. The new interface uses the iOption environment to provide a rich user experience for user authentication, account selection, account search and secure print release. This feature is currently managed under the Early Access Program.

Enhancements:

  • Added a new one-click report option to run any report for "Yesterday".
  • Improved support for custom currency formats. It may now include trailing spaces.
  • New print scripting API to allow scripts to adapt their behavior depending on whether the job is sent from Google Cloud Print, Web Print or Email to Print. See scripting reference for "inputs.job.jobSourceName".
  • The Mobile Client (e.g. iOS Printing), and Mobile Print Release apps now support single sign-on logins.
  • Added two new reports - Office print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown and Department print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown.
  • Improved behavior when deleting a device's Find Me Printing queue. The system will now report a configuration error on the device's configuration page if the release queue does not exist.
  • Added an option to provide end-users with the option to edit their card/ID number (self-manage) (disabled by default).
  • New advanced configuration option to deny login if the PIN field is blank, rather than prompt the user to define a PIN on first use. This is useful in environments using ID login (card-less authentication) where data is populated from an external system.
  • Multiple personal accounts: Administrators can now set the account that will be used for end-user transfers.
  • The "Web Cashier Products" and "Web Cashier Purchases" CSV reports now display shared account codes where applicable.
  • The Advanced Client is now more responsive when searching through many thousands of accounts.
  • New ad hoc report filters:
    • Executive Summary report: filter to one or more shared accounts
    • User List report: filter to "Users not in any groups".
    • Shared Account List report: filter by shared account name, parent account name or parent account code.
  • New install defaults:
    • The setup wizard now asks for a default printer color cost as well as grayscale costs. This simplifies future configuration.
    • During initial install, disabled users in Windows Active Directory are not imported by default.
    • The default cost model on new printers is now the Standard model rather than the Simple model.
    • The default color detection mode on new printers is now page-level color detection rather than document-level detection.

Fixes:

  • When Single sign-on (SSO) login is enabled, it's now possible to switch between admin areas without the need to re-authenticate (e.g. Admin area to Web Cashier area).
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session)
  • Fixed an issue which may have allowed duplicate email address to be entered without any warning.
  • Optimized API performance when linking or unlinking accounts to users and groups.
  • Fixed an issue which may have prevented previewing of XPS archived jobs when the application server is running on Linux or Mac.
  • Fixed a rare problem that may have prevented version upgrades when a system is running on an external database containing duplicate email addresses.
  • Fixed a rare problem that could cause the duplicate document filter to trigger incorrectly.
  • The "Release All" button in the Release Station will now release all jobs in a virtual queue with multiple destination printers. Previously only the first job would be released.
  • When using Catalan language, fix problem loading the printer settings screen for virtual queues.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the Release Station to not show which printer a job is being released on.
  • Improvements to the User Client strict SSL checking when using "remember indefinitely" option. The client will now raise a warning rather than silently exit if the SSL connection is not valid.
  • Google Cloud Print: various reliability and performance improvements (more on the way!).
  • Fixed an issue that may have prevented logging into the Mobile Client / iOS Printing app if the password contained a pound sign.
  • Fixed an issue where the internal user registration page displays an error during registration if they add an email address.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Release function may not correctly remember filter options between logins.
  • Administrators releasing jobs from the admin interface can now override account section settings for jobs held in virtual queues.
  • Fixed an issue where username filter did not work on Transaction History page on a hardware pay station device.
  • PayPal PayFlow Link Payment Gateway:
    • Improved handling of approved transactions where the "Card Security Code" was not valid but was allowed due to configuration.
    • Fixed problems with seen access the "return URL" after payment. This problem may occur when sites upgraded to PayPal's new version 2 interface.
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session).
  • The client balance window no longer shows blank on first use when starting minimized on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) systems.
  • Fixed currency symbols displaying incorrectly in the pay station and some MFP interfaces.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added support for Dell-C1765nfw.
  • Added watermarking support on the Kyocera TASKalfa KX (PCL6) printer drivers.
  • Add toner level detection support on the Toshiba eB3.
  • Improved page-level color detection on some Ricoh and HP PostScript printers.
  • Fixed a watermarking problem seen on selected Sharp PostScript drivers where a driver watermark is also enabled.
  • Fixed an issue with the HP Universal PS 5.6.5 where if a job is forced to grayscale, it may only apply to the first copy of a multiple copy job.
  • Improved support to force documents to grayscale on various HP LaserJet devices such as LJ300-400 and CM6030.
  • Improved support for document-level color detection on the Canon LBP 7780c.
  • Improved page-level color detection on printers using various PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale filter for HP Color LaserJet CM6030 MFP PCL 6 printer driver.
  • Improved paper size detection on FX DocuPrint 360 printers and FX DocuCenter-II C3000.
  • Fixed an issue with counting of collated copies on devices using the FujiXerox:ART-EX driver.
  • Fixed document-level color detection on various Windows Kyocera print drivers when Advanced Printing Features is enabled.
  • Improvements to Hardware Page Count Validation on various HP printers.
  • Fixed a page count issue that may occur when using the "Center Fold" option with Konica Minolta Bizhub PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page0level color detection on Konica Minolta BizHub printers using the PCL6 driver.
  • Fixed paper size detection issue seen on the Epson LP-340S.
  • Fixed page-level color detection issue seen on the EPSON SC-T5050.
  • Improved page size detection on OKI B410 PCL5 driver.
  • Improved page size detection on devices using the RICOH IPSiO SP C320 RPCS driver.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart v25013*: Improved card reader support to prevent some double-read issues seen with Elatec TWN3 card readers.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • New user interface and experience for devices with the Konica Minolta iOptions. See the major features section above.
    • Improve handling of network based card logons on Konica-Minolta when the device is in sleep or low-power mode.
    • Fixed a problem configuring some models (eg C751) by leaving adaptive keyboard off by default. If needed, the adaptive keyboard can be enabled through device configuration.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v25008*:
    • Added a new configuration option to hide "Release All" button on the print release screen.
    • Long client machine names are now truncated to fit in the limited space.
    • Changes to improve reliability around a rare issue where a device may appear hung after waking up from sleep mode.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • The interface will now auto-detect the device's selected default language/locale. It will use this unless explicitly overridden via configuration.
    • To help with integration with 3rd party document management and scanning applications, it's now possible to define customizable launch buttons on the Welcome screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to go straight to print release screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to hide the "Cancel Job" button on the print release screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to hide the "Print All" button on the print release screen.
    • Improved the account selection user experience when the list of accounts is very long.
    • Information security: Selected Web Services calls between the server and the device may now be secured with SSL encryption.
  • Xerox EIP2: Added support to run on devices where the "JobLimits" feature is turned off.

Other Notes:

  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for 32-bit Novell OES platforms. Organizations running on 32-bit architecture will need to upgrade to 64-bit Novell OES Linux to run this release.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrade of the PaperCut MF server software on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs of the PaperCut MF embedded software on older Ricoh SDK 2.x devices.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

12 December 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.5 (Build 25126)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.5 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Admin Print Release:
    • The new feature to override account selection now works correctly with virtual print queues.
    • The new feature to remember the filter settings now works correctly after logging back in.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed an error message that was seen when enabling and immediately disabling Google Cloud Print integration.
    • The Google Cloud Print disable confirmation dialog now correctly displays Unicode characters.
    • The Submit button is now re-enabled when the Google Cloud Print disable confirmation dialog is canceled.
  • Fixed issue with the "processJob" API not charging to the provided shared account (since 13.5).
  • Optimized API performance when linking or unlinking accounts to users and groups.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fixed shared account selection issues on Brother, Konica Minolta, Toshiba and Xerox devices (since 13.5).

27 November 2013 - PaperCut MF 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.
  • Streamlined Device Deployment. It is now possible to copy device-level configuration from one device to another. Previously only printer settings were able to be copied. Now almost all settings can be duplicated, including user authentication settings and even device specific settings.

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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Improved currency display on MFDs for some currencies (e.g. Thai Baht).
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v24120*:
    • Fixed an issue that could cause bad card reads when a card reader is plugged in during device startup, then unplugged and plugged in again.
    • Improved SSO integration with certain 3rd party apps that are sensitive to using a Windows domain for authentication.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Improved display of shared accounts with long names.
    • Allow password, id and PIN entry using the adaptive keyboard.
    • Remove limitation on the number of shared accounts that may be displayed on Konica Minolta OpenAPI 3.x devices.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Improved the retrieval of serial number information from Toshiba devices to reduce the occurrence of duplicate device errors.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Add support for the OSA Offline Mode to allow printing to continue when the device cannot contact the PaperCut server. If the Application Server is offline for more than five minutes, a suitably configured Sharp device will enter offline mode enabling printing and copying to be performed. Currently copy jobs performed whilst in offline mode are not tracked after the Application Server is reconnected.
    • Add internationalization for some error messages displayed on the Sharp user interface.
    • Changes to enable tracking of broadcast faxes.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 2.0+):
    • The color copying restriction filter is now correctly applied to users with unrestricted balance.
    • Improved the resilience and handling of certain unexpected error conditions on the MFP.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • 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 MF 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:

  • The card self-association feature has been enhanced with a device level override to specify whether the card number is written to the user's primary or secondary card number field. This is useful when there is a mix of different non-configurable card readers which read different numbers from an ID card.
  • Account selection on Web Print and embedded devices is now more convenient as the user's most recently used shared accounts now appear at the top of the list. The number of accounts to list is configurable in Options -> General -> Account Options.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Added support for the netZtouch copier terminal.
  • 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.
  • The application server has been made resilient against invalid schedules specified with the schedule.daily-maintenance advanced config key.
  • 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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • It is now possible to use a wider range of card technologies by leveraging a network based card reader. Customers now have more choice to select a reader most appropriate for their environment. This option is available on OpenAPI 3.1 devices.
    • It is now possible to add custom text to the login confirmation message, e.g. to provide site specific instructions.
    • The Print Release application label may now be customized.
    • User balance information is now visible on the Print Release screen.
    • Added an improved card self association workflow.
    • Fixed erroneous "multiple login" messages when logging in whilst a previous job is still running.
    • Improved support for PC/TWAIN scanning application that require authentication on the user's workstation.
    • Advanced: session time-out is now configurable.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices: No longer display the auto-login option as it is not available on this platform.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Fixed a problem that could stop users from being automatically logged out after a period of inactivity.
    • Fixed an issue that may have prevented a broadcast fax from starting.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v23203*: Added support for new models 3051i 5501i, 3501ci, 4551 and 5551.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 2.0+):
    • It is now possible to avoid account selection if a default shared account is set on the user.
    • Added French language translations and improved non-English language support.
    • Xerox 238 device: fixed a "protocol object id doesn't exist" message.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v23712*:
    • Added "Swipe to logout". A second swipe of an ID card will log the user out.
    • A message is now displayed if a job is cancelled due to insufficient funds.
    • The "Print All" button is disabled when no jobs are present.
    • Improved display of disabled shared accounts. (Removed a double parenthesis)
    • Fixed an erroneous error message that was seen when all authentication options were enabled (username/password, ID and card swipe).
    • Fixed an erroneous error message in stand alone Print Release app if not logged in.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeS) v23393*:
    • It is now possible to start multiple concurrent copy and USB print jobs. This allows power users increase throughput.
    • Device status messages are now visible during the printing phase.
    • It is now possible to track print jobs from internal device applications such as printing from Google Drive.
    • Added application/function level security. For example, it is now possible to configure the device to access a non-tracked application (e.g. scanning) without the need to log into the device.
  • HP Chai Onboard/Embedded v23894*: Improvements to third party application support. The logged in username is now made available to other applications after authentication.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded: Fixed a regression in release 13.3 that affected differential charging for color and monochrome pages in copy jobs.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices: It is now possible to remove the "Print All" button from the Print Release page via a device configuration.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

22 August 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.3 (Build 23540)

This is a bugfix release for version 13.3, issued as a replacement for build 23456 which has been withdrawn. Customers who have used build 23456 in production should refer to this knowledge base article.

This build contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • The Executive summary report can now report on a specified set of printers using a printer list filter which has been added to the ad hoc report.
  • 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.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Application Server to be overloaded when running a large number of secondary servers.
  • The Executive Summary report will now display the correct full name for the 6th user.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v23297*:
    • After logging in with a username and password, performing a scan-to-home-folder will no longer require re-authentication if the same credentials are valid.
    • Performance and stability improvements that may improve slow panel screens and network printing delays seen at some sites.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI): Add decoding support for 35bit "Corporate 1000" proximity cards.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA): Fixed a problem that could prevent users from being automatically logged out after a period of inactivity.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 1):
    • At the account confirmation display, user may now press "No" to return to account selection and make another choice.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 1 and EIP 2.0+):
    • Notify user at the copier display panel if there is a magnetic swipe error.
    • Provide a configuration option to allow different magnetic swipe tracks to be used for card swipe.
    • Add French translation.
    • Prevent network print jobs being logged as copy jobs in cases where the printer driver is configured to use "Xerox Network Accounting".
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 2.0+):
    • Color copying may now be restricted to specified groups.
    • Setup has been further simplified with more settings automatically configured.
    • Improve the message shown when a user does not have sufficient credit for a job.
    • Prevent zero-stop overruns due to incorrect page size calculations.
    • In cases where a user is configured to automatically charge to a shared account, this account will be used even when the user bypasses the account selection process.
    • The Print Release job cost column is now shown regardless of whether the user can charge to a personal account. Additionally, a config option is provided to optionally disable display of job cost.
    • The buttons on the Print Release details pane will no longer overflow available space when used with some language translations.
    • A message is now shown if a print job cannot be released - for example if there is insufficient credit.
    • The Account Selection page will no longer hang when the user is configured to only select by code.
    • User interface buttons in the Print Release and Account Selection dialogs will now correctly show non-Latin/ASCII characters.
    • Improve diagnostic error messages shown on devices that do not support EIP2 or Secure Access.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

19 August 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.3 (Build 23456) [Withdrawn]

24 July 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.3 (Build 23214)

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

Fixes:

  • Xerox (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Fixed a problem with 32-bit servers where some Xerox MFPs could not establish an HTTPS connection to the PaperCut server. This caused the authentication process to fail.
    • Improved error message when Secure Access is not enabled on the device. Previously an SNMP error was displayed.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

22 July 2013 - PaperCut MF 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 which was 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.
  • Xerox Secure Access EIP 2.0+: Fixed a problem seen on some devices to ensure the Print Release screen reloads on each user login.

18 July 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.3 (Build 23137)

New Features:

  • Added a new embedded/onboard copy and scan tracking solution for Xerox devices via the Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) 2.0 or higher. This new version leverages the latest EIP 2 technology to provide:
    • New and improved fullscreen interface.
    • Improved quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit).
    • Fullscreen account selection with account keyword search.
    • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
    • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing are now available at the panel.
  • 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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Xerox Secure Access EIP 2.0+:
    A new Xerox embedded solution for devices supporting the Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) 2.0 or higher.
    This new solution includes:
    • New and improved fullscreen interface.
    • Improved quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit - "zero-stop").
    • Fullscreen account selection with account keyword search.
    • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
    • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing are now available at the panel.
    These enhancements bring the Xerox platform in line with the best supported platforms in the PaperCut MF portfolio. It is currently available under the Early Access program.
  • HP Chai Onboard/Embedded v22209*: ignore card swipes that occur while a user is logged in. This could previously result in a login being attempted immediately after the current user logged out.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Added periodic check that will reinstall the embedded app if it was removed by another tool or a configuration reset.
    • Scan jobs without a destination email list no longer cause "active sessions" to be reported in the PaperCut device status.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v22931*:
    • Added swipe to log out. Swiping an ID card whilst logged in will now automatically log the user out.
    • Increased the display length for account names, so they can now use the full space available.
    • Increased the length of the username input field to accept usernames up to 50 characters in length.
    • The username, password and account search inputs now correctly handle non-Latin/ASCII characters.
    • Implemented some changes to help avert a problem some customers are seeing with a 404 error after waking from a long idle period.
    • Suppress an erroneous "card number not found" message that could be displayed when a user is providing a new PIN for their ID number.
    • Improved display of a device access error message which was obscuring buttons on small screen devices.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v22976*:
    • The language used by PaperCut is now automatically detected based on the device language setting.
    • Added an option to skip the account confirmation screen.
    • Improvements to Single-Sign-On (SSO) to support to better support integration with 3rd party applications. This was developed with cooperation from Samsung USA.
    • Improvements when using the hard keys to enter ID numbers when both ID and PIN number fields are displayed.
  • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v21505*: Added support for the Elatec TWN4 card reader.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing are now available at the panel.
    • UI improved to better support long shared account names.
    • The initial accounts tab (list, search or code) may now be configured using a configuration setting.
    • A config option has been added to change the default keyboard to display on devices configured with Asian languages (e.g. Chinese).
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Fixed some cases where a repeated "No Quota" message could appear when the user is required to select a shared account.
    • Fixed a problem that could cause a job to be charged to the wrong shared account if a job was interrupted (e.g. the device was out of paper) for a long period, and is restarted again when another user has logged in and selected a different shared account.
  • Xerox (Network Accounting / JBA):
    • Fixed a rare problem seen on WorkCentre 7435 devices where usernames containing non-Latin/ASCII characters would not be tracked correctly.
    • Improvements to compatibility with older Fuji Xerox based devices.
  • Xerox (Xerox Secure Access): Fixed an issue that could result in the account confirmation screen not being displayed on a newly created device where no configuration changes had been made.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

29 May 2013 - PaperCut MF 13.2 (Build 22278)

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

New Features:

  • Release stations with payment integration (pay-and-release): Added an option to hide the credit source (external) balance.

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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded (no embedded app update required):
    • Fixed an issue with version 13.2 that could cause an ArrayIndex... error to appear in the device's status and prevent access to some functionality.
    • Additional changes to reduce the likelihood of the device error 48.A1.01 appearing.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices: improved tracking when logging into devices using the built-in guest user.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

13 May 2013 - PaperCut MF 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 MF 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.
  • Significant updates to the Ricoh embedded application including support for small screen type devices. See below for full details.

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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Added support for a wider range of Toshiba devices with the introduction of a new onboard/embedded app for the Toshiba LeS platform (v21351).
  • Revamped Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA SDK 4+) v21505*:
    • Added support for new small screen MFPs (MP C305 and MP 301).
    • Improvements to the overall user experience and look and feel.
    • Added swipe to log out support.
    • Streamlined workflow to reduce the number of clicks/screens to complete the login process.
    • Option to add the user's email address to the address book at login under the name "Scan to Me". This provides a simple way for users to scan documents to themselves.
    • Track Document Server print jobs.
    • Enhanced support for ESA SDK 10+ devices:
      • Option to not display the account confirmation screen after login. User will be taken straight to the copy screen.
      • Users can log out by pressing the "Logout" hard button.
      • Wake the device screen on card swipe.
    • Enhancements to print job release screen:
      • Option to hide the print job cost.
      • Display balance for restricted users.
      • Display printer warnings (e.g. out of paper, out of toner, paper jam).
    • Improvements to "zero-stop" to better handle zero cost B&W and costed color copies. If the user doesn't have credit at login, the color copy option is disabled. If the user logs in with credit, they will be logged out as soon as possible after they overrun their balance.
    • Integrate with Ricoh GlobalScan NX to provide the authenticated user's details (SSO).
    • It is now possible to perform device configuration directly on the device's panel. There is no longer a need to edit configuration files or reinstall the app.
    • Option to allow the device to go into full sleep mode when a card reader is connected.
    • Added a "session-page-limit" configuration that limits the maximum number of pages copied/fax/scanned in a single session.
    • Various reliability improvements when device loses connection to the application server.
    • Pressing the Reset or Clear buttons will clear any previously entered text (e.g. username, password, ID).
    • Improved user feedback when buttons are pressed (buttons briefly change color to indicate they've been pressed).
    • The displayed language is now based on the device LCD language, and changing the language has immediate impact. Override the language is still possible via the server-side setting.
    • Many translation updates (now translated for 21 languages!).
  • Brother (BSI): Added support for group-level color access control.
  • Dell Onboard/Embedded (LeS) v21351*: improved installation and setup procedure.
  • HP Chai Onboard/Embedded v21848*: Enable swipe to logout (and fixed issue that would "queue up" the next login if a user swiped while another user was logged in).
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded (no embedded app update required):
    • Fixed issue preventing unrestricted users from queueing up multiple jobs.
    • Fixed rare problem that could cause copy jobs to be charged to incorrect shared account under certain conditions.
    • Fixed some cases that could cause devices to display an error screen with code "48.A1.01".
    • Fixed some cases where the print release screen was displaying in English instead of the configured language.
    • Fixed layout issue on the account selection page on wider screen devices such as the HP CM4540.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI): It is now possible to stop scan and fax jobs in progress when users run out of balance.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeS) v21351*:
    • Fixed some compatibility issues with certain combinations of input devices that would cause keystrokes or input to be duplicated.
    • Added an advanced config option to hide job costs from the print release screen (release.show-cost).
    • Added support for a wider range of card readers, including models from CIS, IDV and ID TECH.
  • OKI Onboard/Embedded (LeS) v21351*: improved installation and setup procedure.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v21940*:
    • New print release button for the home screen.
    • Optionally skip print release during login.
    • Added an option to choose which screen to display after login.
    • SSO enhancements to share additional user details with other MFP applications.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA): Fixed some button layout issues when viewing the interface in French.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

28 March 2013 - PaperCut MF 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.
  • Fixed an issue where a copy job's sheet count may not be calculated correctly.
  • Sharp: Some adjustments to the way the Sharp integration makes use of database connections.

19 March 2013 - PaperCut MF 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.
  • The PaperCut Pay Station software can now support an attached receipt printer to issue transaction and error notifications. This will benefit sites with self-service kiosk setups.

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.
  • The device authentication option "auto log in user" has been renamed to "anonymous" to clarify what this option is used for. A warning message has also been added to alert of potential misconfiguration when using this option in conjunction with print release.
  • 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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • A new PaperCut onboard application is now available for OKI Open Platform MFPs.
  • HP Onboard/Embedded (Chai SOE DSE) v20937*: New advanced config option "ext-device.hp.personalized-sender" which allows disabling adding the user's email address into the "From" field when scanning to email.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v21200*:
    • Added support for group-level color access control.
    • Fixed issue with card authentication resulting in bad reads on some combinations of devices and card readers.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • The advanced option "show-user-list" (allows selecting a username from a list during login) is now available for OpenAPI 3.1 devices.
    • Added an option to enable account search functionality.
    • Removed spurious "AuthKey" error messages from the device status during setup.
    • Various performance improvements
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v21203*:
    • New config option "device-admin-users", which allows specified users to be granted device admin access. Device admin access is needed for certain tasks such as editing the address book.
    • Fixed an issue where the login screen would stop working after an extended idle period. When this occurred a large black area would be seen below the login panel.
    • Fixed problem where logins failed if the user's full name was longer than 32 characters.
    • Fixed rare case where selected configurations could result in an untracked copy job.
  • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA): Changes to better support SSO for Autostore on Ricoh MFPs. Requires updated Autostore software. Does not require a PaperCut embedded application update.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v21431*:
    • Access to unauthenticated functions is now allowed when disconnected from server.
    • Hard keys can now be used to enter id numbers, card PINs and account codes.
    • Added support for usernames and passwords containing special characters such as #, $ and &.
    • A feedback message is now displayed on invalid attempts to log in as a device admin.
    • Fixed some cases where the locale override option was not applied after a device reboot.
    • Fixed several instances where a "UI error" message could occur.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Fixed a regression issue which may have prevented tracking printing from a device's hard disk.
    • Various performance improvements.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Added support for card and PIN authentication.
    • Added LDAP encryption support (LDAPS) for secure authentication traffic.
  • VCC Controller/terminal: Default the keyboard into alpha-numeric mode when performing username/password logins.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a minor database schema upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

5 February 2013 - PaperCut MF 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 MF 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 MF 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.
  • Expanded off-the-glass copier control to a wider range of manufacturers. Embedded solutions are now available for selected Brother, Dell and OKI devices.
  • 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.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Brother (BSI):
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • Cartadis CopiCode-IP copier control terminal: Updated to firmware version 1.3.6.
  • Cartadis cPad copier control terminal: Added support for cPad cash/value loaders (requires cPad firmware update).
  • Dell v19913*:
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • HP Onboard/Embedded (Chai SOE DSE) v19661*:
    • Updates to improve support for devices running latest firmware.
    • Fixed a problem on the HP CM6040 that could cause a device error when releasing a print job.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v20602*:
    • Fixed problems that could occur when swiping a card at screens other than the login screen.
    • Improved message displayed when a login attempt was denied.
    • Added support for card readers on a wider range of devices.
    • Improved support for new devices with different screen dimensions.
    • Display the user's full name (rather than username) in the welcome text if it has been set.
    • Fixed occasional "cannot connect to the quota server" errors seen when performing copies.
    • Fixed text being displayed in English instead of local language in some regions.
    • Added an advanced device-level language/locale override option.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Fixed session timing issues that could cause cost overruns on restricted accounts.
    • Fixed issue displaying notification when faxes failed to send (e.g. line busy).
    • Fixed problems that could occus if the application server was experiencing database connectivity issues at startup.
    • Fixed issue with the print release application label in some regions.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v19884*:
    • Fixed problem that could result in a 404 error message.
    • New copier models now display the user's full name where possible.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeSF) v19913*:
    • Improved compatibility with new firmware on the X954.
    • Added support for the following devices: CS510de, CX410de, CX510de/dhe, MS610dn/de, MS810n/dn/de, MS812dn/de, MX410de, MX510de, MX511de/dhe, MX610de/dhe, MX611de/dhe, MX710de/dhe, MX711de/dhe, MX810dme/dfe/de/dxme/dxfe, MX811dme/dfe/de/dxme/dxfe.
  • OKI (Open Platform) v19913*:
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) 19865*:
    • Improved support for the new range of Android-based MFPs.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Fixed a problem when printing large USB print jobs and logging out before the job starts printing. The jobs would be cancelled.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices
    • Fixed problem deleting devices when the device was unreachable.
    • Added option to log in using user ID numbers.
  • VCC Controller/terminal:
    • Added support for 3rd generation VCC devices running the latest firmware, which improves balance overrun charging behavior.
  • Xerox Network Accounting (JBA):
    • Improved support for non-Latin languages.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Fixed problem that could cause the "Account confirmation" screen to be re-enabled if it was previously disabled.
    • When prompting the user for text input (e.g. username/password/etc) include the field name in the prompt title. This improves usability on devices like the D95 which do not display the "Field Label" PaperCut sends to the MFP.

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.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

12 November 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.5 (Build 19702)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.5 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that may have resulted in slow performance when listing printers in the Mobile Print Release application.
  • Web Print: Fixed issue that could cause some printers to not be displayed when using group level access restrictions on printers.
  • Fixed a rare issue on Novell OES Linux (iPrint) which may have caused job redirection via Find Me Printing queues to occasionally fail.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Fixed problem that could cause the "Account confirmation" screen to be re-enabled if it was previously disabled.

5 November 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.5 (Build 19640)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.5 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Addressed a certificate signing issue with the Lexmark embedded applications that may have prevented installation on some device types.

1 November 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.5 (Build 19607)

New features:

  • Mobile Print Release: Release print jobs from your mobile phone. In a secure printing environment jobs are normally released using release stations, embedded MFD software or specialist hardware. PaperCut Mobile Print Release provides a cost effective solution that leverages the powerful device that exists in almost everyone's pocket - the mobile phone.
  • Windows 8: The PaperCut User Client now displays notifications on the Windows 8 Start Screen ("Metro"). This means that PaperCut print notifications are now prominent when printing from a new style fullscreen app.
  • PaperCut MF's support for HP MFPs has been extended to support a wider range of devices. The new embedded/onboard copy, scan and fax tracking solution now supports HP FutureSmart devices such as the HP Color LaserJet CM4540 MFP. The embedded solution leverages the advanced features of the HP FutureSmart platform.
  • In recent months PaperCut has been deployed at some very large organizations (some with over 10,000 printers!). As a result of these projects we have made a number of "under the hood" performance improvements from which sites of all sizes will benefit!

Enhancements:

  • Improvements to how print jobs are handled while in a hold/release queue, reducing the time between a user release action and the job starting to print. This change will also provide improved scalability for sites with large numbers of jobs in hold/release queues.
  • Tune memory settings on 64-bit systems for improved performance.
  • To avoid accidental loss of settings changes a warning message is now displayed when attempting to close important pages with unsaved changes.
  • Improved behavior when communicating with an LDAP server on an unreliable network. LDAP queries now time out after a reasonable time if they appear "hung".
  • When using multiple personal accounts, different payment types can be automatically allocated to defined personal accounts. E.g. TopUp/Pre-Paid cards can be paid into an account called "Paid Printing".
  • When the user/group sync process detects duplicate user card numbers, a warning message is logged.
  • Sites with a large number of printers will benefit from improved performance in the admin interface.
  • Windows: The list of ignored virtual print queues (e.g. virtual fax and "PDF printers") has been updated.
  • Added support for sending email notifications using SSL/TLS only (i.e. not STARTTLS).
  • Added support for retrieving serial numbers from a wider range of Canon printers.
  • Release Station: It is now possible to add clickable hyperlinks in the release station's instructions text.
  • Added support for the Biostore idPoint print release device.
  • The device status text now updates automatically and without requiring a page refresh.
  • Significant performance improvements to the "Shared Account Security Access" report.
  • Custom defined links in the user web interface will now open in a new tab.
  • Improved documentation for setting up Windows print server clusters in "active-active" mode.
  • Added an option to db-tools import-db to validate the integrity of export files (backups).
  • Added support for displaying Lithuanian and Polish characters in PDF reports.
  • Release station: If there is an error connecting to the server during user login, display feedback to the user.
  • Linux: Users are prompted whether to delete backup files on uninstall.
  • Linux/Mac: When using print job redirection there is now an option to maintain the job's original user identity. This can help to identify the owner of problem jobs.
  • The installer now discourages the installation of a Web Print sandbox install on server-class operating systems (a desktop class system is recommended).
  • The installer installation on a virtual machine and recommends a best practice knowledge base article.
  • External Account Source custom integrations: If the external source does not explicitly indicate if a user can/cannot charge to shared accounts they are no longer considered disabled.
  • Various translation updates.

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that could cause Web Print jobs to time out when a large number of jobs is submitted within a short period. User feedback about job status has also been improved.
  • Fixed issue that may occur when releasing a very large batch of held print jobs.
  • Card authentication at release stations: Fixed issue that may have caused the card field to lose focus (leading to misreads).
  • Release stations with payment integration (pay-and-release) now correctly handle jobs that were charged to shared accounts.
  • Improvements the reliability of Web Print for selected Microsoft Office documents if Office hangs.
  • Fixed an issue that may have prevented admin users from accessing printers.
  • Various improvements for on-demand mode payment gateways (e.g. CBORD DX, Blackboard or Heartland):
    • When choosing to display user balances as a combination of PaperCut and the external balance, the balance is now consistently displayed across all MFPs and terminal devices.
    • Fixed some cases where copy/scan/fax jobs may not have deducted any credit from the external source if the user had low balance. Note that the Payment Gateway Module must also be updated for this fix to take effect.
    • Fixed charging jobs from Toshiba and Xerox devices to the payment gateway.
    • Fixed charging for jobs logged during a connection outage between print server and application server (i.e. when performing print job replay).
  • Fixed problem that would leave a duplicate PaperCut MF entry in the Windows "Add/Remove Programs" list.
  • Fixed problems with iOS printing when using iOS version 6.
  • Fixed rare crash bug that could occur when performing page-level color detection of PostScript jobs.
  • Fixed regression that may have caused Web Print to not accept XPS documents.
  • Fixed problem upgrading on 64-bit Windows from very old versions of PaperCut (7.2 or older).

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed problem caused by incorrectly attempting to apply watermarks to HP JetReady printers with GDI drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion for HP Color LaserJet CP4520 Series PCL6.
  • Improved page counting for short HP PCL5 documents.
  • Fixed detection on Xerox DocuTech/DocuSP PCL6 printer drivers.
  • Improved n-up detection on Xerox ApeosPort PCL6 printers.
  • Added page size and duplex detection for Canon LIPS printers including LBP 1820 and LBP 5700.
  • Fixed 11x17 page size detection for Canon UFR printers.
  • Fixed grayscale filter for Canon iR-ADV C5045/5051 PS3.
  • Improved page counting for very simple Ricoh PCL5 documents.
  • Improved grayscale detection for Kyocera TASKalfa 3050ci PCL6.
  • Fixed potential double-counting of copies for Epson LP-3500.
  • Fixed page size detection for EpsonLP-S700.
  • Added n-up detection for OKI PCL5 printers.
  • Added page-level color detection for Oce ColorWave 650 PS printer driver.
  • Added page count, page dimensions and copy count support for KIP 7100.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP Chai Onboard/Embedded v19467*:
    • Allow masking of ID number entry.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v19437*:
    • PaperCut MF's support for HP MFPs has been extended to support a wider range of devices. The new embedded/onboard copy, scan and fax tracking solution now supports HP FutureSmart devices such as the HP Color LaserJet CM4540 MFP. This embedded solution leverages advanced features of the HP FutureSmart platform.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • The text displayed on the device now defaults to the language/locale of the PaperCut server (this previously defaulted to English).
    • Allow users with zero balance to log into the MFP so they can use print release (access to copier functions will still be limited). Users will still not have access to perform copies, etc.
    • Fixed problem that could cause PaperCut not to remove itself from the Konica Minolta when the device was deleted from PaperCut.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v19312*:
    • Adjustments to improve the screen layout on small screen letter/A4 devices.
    • Option to collect longer periods of debug logging.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Various improvements handling jobs that are restarted due to errors (e.g. out of paper) for restricted users.
    • Correctly record duplex copy jobs for restricted users if the job completes after the user logs out.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Various improvements to the performance and reliability of user authentication at the MFP. This should reduce the occurrence of users incorrectly seeing the "Quota exceeded" message.
    • Significant server performance improvements seen on sites running on 64-bit systems with many Toshiba MFPs (70+).
    • Disable quotas when logging on as the device's built-in "Admin" user. This allows technicians and administrators to log in and print config reports etc. without disabling the quotas.
  • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v19579*:
    • Added support for Biostore and Live Register USB card readers.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v19579*:
    • Improved support for new Android based MFPs.
    • Fixed a problem that can occur on letter/A4 devices that can disable copying for a user if the connection between the server and MFP was down since the user's last login.

Other Notes:

  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

8 October 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.4 (Build 19158)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Added support for printing from the recently released Apple iOS6 update (iPad Printing).
  • Print Scripting API: Ensured 'actions.utils' namespace works as expected. This was accidently renamed to 'action.util' in 12.4 which may have potentially broken some existing scripts. Both names are now accepted.
  • Fixed an issue that may have stopped admin users/groups to access printers. The bug would occur when access was provided to a very long list of printers.
  • Release stations with payment integration (pay-and-release) now correctly handle jobs that were charged to shared accounts.

14 September 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.4 (Build 18828)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem where the installer may have defaulted to an incorrect install location when upgrading from versions prior to 7.2.
  • Fixed a problem where duplicate entries may appear in the Windows "Add/Remove Programs" screen after conducting an upgrade.
  • Fixed regression that may have prevented Web Print support for XPS documents.
  • Included Catalan translation which was accidentally excluded from the last release.
  • Fixed an issue with the client software MSI installer.

Other Notes:

  • Added an installer check to prevent installation on Windows Server 2000. See end of life policy for more information.

6 September 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.4 (Build 18713)

New features:

  • With the majority of new installs now being on 64-bit hardware, the 64-bit optimized option is now built into the Windows installer. Previously an optional 64-bit add-on pack needed to be applied post-install. The Windows installer now auto detects the operating system architecture and installs the relevant version where appropriate.
  • OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is fully supported. In particular the installer has been enhanced to take advantage of the new security features available in this release of OS X.
  • Three new pre-written printer scripting recipes have been added to the cookbook:
    • Implement color print quotas - users can be limited to a maximum number of color pages per day.
    • Recognize and reward good behaviour - users who accomplish 10 consecutive days of only printing in duplex/grayscale receive a popup award.
    • Rate limit printing during lab hours - ensure printer access is not abused.
    All these new scripts have been made possible with the introduction of new scripting APIs that allow the storage and retrieval of persistent data/variables.

Enhancements:

  • Added a new Payment Gateway option: Heartland Onecard.
  • Dashboard page performance improvements.
  • Added the ability to hide user card numbers in the interface and logs for sites conscious about security.
  • New server-command and XML Web Service APIs:
    • getUserProperty - expanded to return a nominated user's account selection properties/settings.
    • syncGroup - will manually synchronize a nominated group with the directory source.
    • getGroupQuota - will fetch the group quota allocation settings for a given group.
  • SQL Server 2012 and variants are now explicitly supported and documented.
  • General performance improvements when processing print jobs.
  • Error handling and messages have been improved for sites running multiple LDAP sources.
  • The Microsoft XPS format is now natively supported. Drivers using this as a spool file format can now leverage features such as page-level analysis, and force duplex/grasycale.
  • Improved print job release at the MFD when job handle/document names contain special characters.
  • Added the ability to easily disable iOS printing support for Mac installations.
  • If an internal database corruption is detected the system will now display a message giving advice on how to solve the problem.
  • Improved the error message displayed when the server encounters low-memory conditions. The message offers some suggestions.
  • Improvements when using campus card payment gateways (like CBORD, Blackboard etc.) to display the user's available balance at devices.
  • Added detection of common misconfiguration of advanced LDAP settings. The system offers advice on how to resolve any problems.
  • The "SMART Notebook Document Writer" virtual printer is now ignored by default.
  • Improvements to the 3rd party Device REST API.
  • PaperCut now supports LDAP servers that use anonymous binds for querying. This is done by making the LDAP admin DN and password optional.
  • Improved automated network setup on Linux.
  • Improved usability when refreshing the device status on the device details page.
  • User Web Interface custom include files now handle UTF-8 for improved international support.
  • Improved support for SNMP hardware checks on Konica Minolta printers.
  • Improved the printer load balancing algorithm (when used in conjunction with print release or find-me printing.)
  • Added language translations for Catalan, Spain.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem where the "Maximum Copies" filter settings were lost when modifying other filter settings.
  • Executive Summary Report - corrected inconsistencies when handling large data sets.
  • Fixed problem that could cause slow print popups on Linux and Mac (CUPS).
  • When accessing invalid URLs under "/upload/", we now return a 404 (page not found) error, instead of an empty page. This was causing false-positive security warnings with some security tools.
  • Perform additional validation when creating internal users to ensure invalid names cannot be used.
  • Manager Mode Popup automatically resizes to accommodate very long account names.
  • Fixed a problem with printer scripting when using the actions.job.cancelAndLog() function, which could cause the job to be logged twice, if called when job analysis was not yet complete.
  • Fixed a problem seen on some older Linux distributions.
  • Fixed a problem on Novell systems that could block print jobs when hardware page detection is enabled and PaperCut cannot determine the device network address.
  • Fixed a problem in the release station where focus may not return to the card/username field on the login screen. This could prevent user authentication in rare circumstances.
  • Logging in using full-width Latin characters used in Japan, China etc. will now no longer cause user duplication problems.
  • Fixed minor layout issue with long printer names on the Dashboard's printer status list.
  • Removed "totals" column from the 'Most Green' and 'Most Polluting' user environmental-impact reports.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved page analysis for Canon UFR and PCL5.
  • Fixed duplex detection for Epson Stylus Pro 4880.
  • Improved page level color detection for TOSHIBA e-STUDIO4520 Mac PostScript driver.
  • Improved force grayscale for Mac users printing to Toshiba devices.
  • Added page analysis and duplex/grayscale attributes filters for XPS print jobs.
  • Added SNMP Hardware count support for Canon and NRG.
  • Improved color, duplex and number of copies detection for PDF spool files created by Fuji Xerox DocuCentre IV 2270 Mac print driver.
  • Mac/Linux: Special "Printer Control Command" documents generated by Xerox 7800 are now properly handled.
  • Improved force grayscale support for Konica Minolta PostScript printers.
  • Improved support for SNMP hardware checks for Konica Minolta devices.
  • Fixed document level color detection for Xerox Global PCL6 Driver for Xerox 7535 and 7125.
  • Improved detection of paper sizes for FX DocuPrint ART EX printers.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Boscop Virtual Cash Controller - improved login behaviour when PaperCut is configured to use an external account source that is offline or very slow.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Improvements to better support latest model devices.
    • Improved welcome message for when card swipe is not enabled.
    • Improved error messages when device is configured incorrectly.
    • Improved handling for card readers supported by Konica Minolta for Open API 2.3+ devices.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeSF)* - v18105:
    • Support added for new devices - C748, X746DE, X748DE/DTE.
    • Added tracking of jobs initiated through 3rd party applications.
    • Added support for swiping card to logout.
    • When card is swiped, wake up the device LCD screen.
    • Improved single-sign on (SSO) support for 3rd party applications. e.g. scan to network.
    • Interface and usability improvements.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Improvements to track USB print jobs on late model Sharp devices.
    • Improved handling of very-low cost print jobs (e.g. $0.0001).
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Added support for tracking scan jobs created by external connectors. e.g. Toshiba's Google Docs connector. Previously these jobs would all be logged as "guest".
    • It's now possible to offer free B&W copying whilst still charging for color jobs.
    • Cancelled and erroneous scans are no longer logged.
    • Fixed problem where color scan jobs were tracked as grayscale.
    • Improved support to Scan To Network Folder.
    • Fixed issue that may have prevented some jobs from stopping at zero quota.
    • Improved error message when multiple devices have been incorrectly configured to connect to the same physical MFP.
    • Fixed an issue where an "Out of Quota" error would incorrectly display immediately after login.
    • Improve home page to show "No Account Selected" when unable to charge to personal account.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA)*:
    • Improved localization - addressed an issue where some text was always in English.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Added support for swiping card to logout.
    • Improved handling of duplicate MFP job log identifiers so that MFP usage can continue to be tracked. This solves problems seen with Phaser 3635 devices running recent firmware where the device would reuse job IDs in rapid succession.

Other Notes:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 servers are no longer supported. Please see the end-of-life policy for details.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

9 July 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.3 (Build 17992)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error that may have occurred when accessing the Admin Rights page in version 12.3 after having previously added admin users with full rights. The error text on this page is Unable to resolve expression 'isAdminUserFullAccess(components.table.tableRow.id). As this is the only change in this release, sites running 12.3 build 17963 and not experiencing this issue do not need to upgrade.

5 July 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.3 (Build 17963)

New features:

  • As well as zero-install client PaperCut now supports an MSI installer to manage large deployments of client software for customers who use Active Directory group policy.
  • Printing for iOS has been enhanced to improve the experience for users on the iPhone interface. Screens have been redesigned for smaller devices and now support swipe navigation.
  • Printer error detection on the Mac, Novell and Linux has been substantially improved. Now printer errors are pro-actively detected as they are on the Windows platform. Errors are detected as they occur rather than when a job enters the queue.
  • To help support a wider range of card readers, PaperCut now includes a set of built-in card number converters for common operating such as converting hexadecimal card number to decimal form. Using the converters in PaperCut at the software-level is often quicker than reprogramming hardware card readers.

Enhancements:

  • The scalability of the admin rights interface has been improved, and now supports much larger list of users and groups.
  • The quick search feature has now got even quicker. Usernames are auto completed as you type. This enhancement has been applied to User List page, User Details page and Shared account security page
  • The Physical printer usage CSV summary report now shows a breakdown of color and grayscale pages.
  • Extended the print script API with new methods:
    • actions.job.cancelAndLog()for cancelling and logging the job
    • actions.util.sendEmail(recipients, subject, body) for sending email to any recipient
  • Extended the print script recipes and snippets to demonstrate the use of new API methods.
  • Improved the ability to skin the user client software. It's now possible to change the link mouseover color.
  • The performance of the admin and end-user web interfaces have been improved. The user experience over remote/slower connections should be substantially faster.
  • Added a global configuration parameter to determine whether self-card association is enabled by default for new devices.
  • Improved the appearance of the user's balance graph when their account contains little print history.
  • It is now possible to denote Grayscale Advanced Charging discounts with a decimal precision.
  • Advanced: Sites using an external balance source (via PaperCut's API) can now specify an alternate personal account rather than just to current default account.

Fixes:

  • Stop the state of the Windows printer from being incorrectly reported sometimes when the printer is not attached to the network.
  • Fixed the display of Japanese and Chinese characters in various graphs.
  • Fixed error that occurred when running reports from Job Logs tab when using SQL Server database.
  • The print script API inputs.client.isRunning() may have occasionally incorrectly reported a client is running.
  • Improved internationalization support for regions with currencies that do not have a fixed number of decimal places (common in the Middle East).
  • Improved the reliability of print pop-up authentication which may have been seen in rare circumstances.
  • Fixed a problem with print scripting when running PaperCut under the French locale.
  • Fixed an issue with grayscale/duplex attribute modification that may have been seen on virtual print queues (find-me printing) on Windows.
  • Improved the management of temporary file space when using force attributes (e.g. forced duplex).
  • Improved the add-printer-access-group server command and API so that a group can be added to the access list even if the filter is not enabled.
  • Various changes to improve handling of heavy server load.
  • Changes to reduce the performance overhead of enabling debug logging on the server.
  • Fixed an issue when running on SQL Server that may have occurred when printing jobs with long document names contained non-English characters.
  • Allow topup/pre-paid card to be used on the day of expiration.
  • Improved the Java Web Services API examples.
  • Various text improvements when running PaperCut under the Japanese locale.
  • Improved handling of user Active Directory fields that contain new-line characters. This case is extra rare and would only occur if AD data is in a non-standard format.
  • Release stations running in pay-and-release mode now correctly categorize as a "Printer Usage" transaction.
  • The breakdown reports now should correctly include scan and fax jobs.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved page-level color detection on RICOH Aficio MP C6501 PCL 5c.
  • Added page-level color detection for Epson WP-4095.
  • Added page size detection for Epson LP series of laser printers.
  • Improved copy count detection for Epson LP-2500.
  • General improvements to PCL5 page-level color detection.
  • On the PCL6 Xerox Global Print Driver fixed 1 page over-counting seen on some duplex jobs.
  • Jobs on the FX Docucenter-IV C4470 PCL6 can now be converted/forced to grayscale.
  • Fixed a page count problem seen on the Epson WP-4095.
  • Added support for the Epson LP-7800C.
  • Improved support for Ricoh GX e7700N.
  • Improved paper size detection for Brother MFC-6490CW.
  • Fixed page dimension calculations for Oce TDS450 plotter.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • To work around a bug seen in some MFPs where they do not accept SSL certificates with an expiration date after 2038, PaperCut's default self-signed certificate will always expire before this time.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS)*:
    • Printer names containing an "&" sign now display correctly.
    • Display a better error message when an administrator selects "Device Access" but are using the wrong user account.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA)
    • Improvements to visual look when running on OSA 3+ MFPs with larger LCD screens.
    • Disabled shared accounts are now displayed correctly.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA)*:
    • Fixed problem that stopped the "Print All" button from working properly.
    • Fixed problems when releaseing print jobs for printers containing special characters such as "&" signs.
    • Modifications to help PaperCut application to co-exist with other 3rd party applications.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • SDK2 devices: Correctly apply quota for users with a default share account.
    • SDK2 devices: Small improvements to login speed by delaying the quota application briefly after login.
    • Correctly flag copy jobs as invoiced (based on Shared Account configuration). This affected such as professional organizations using invoice reports.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Improved support for restricting users by forcibly logging the user out if their usage causes them to exceed their credit/quota limit. NOTE: This is only done after any given job is completed by the user, not while the job is in progress.
    • Improvements to tracking of copy jobs that are cancelled by the user before the job is completed.
    • Correctly flag copy jobs as invoiced (based on Shared Account configuration). This affected such as professional organizations using invoice reports.

Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

10 May 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.2 (Build 17368)

New features:

  • Enhanced the popular Print Policy script with two new features:
    • Users now have an option to automatically convert their job to grayscale or duplex.
    • Users opting to bypass the rules are prompted to provide their justification.
  • Added a new capability to printer scripting to create more complex user prompts containing multiple input form elements. Some of the input recipes have been extended to leverage this functionality, and it is possible to write your own recipes. Ideas include prompting users for multiple actions (including check boxes, radio boxes) and a reason on a single popup screen.
  • Added information to the Dashboard to display important information about the organizations license. It displays when the user license limit has exceeded or when the premium support is about to expire.
  • User login sessions to the admin and user interfaces will now time-out after a period of inactivity. The durations for these timeouts may be configured differently for admin and user login sessions.

Enhancements:

  • Added support for extracting usernames from print spool files (e.g. PJL headers). This can be useful when tracking printing from Unix or host-based applications like SAP, Oracle Financials, JD Edwards, etc.
  • When searching for accounts the account PIN/Code will also be searched in addition to the account name. This search is only enabled when the account pin/code is configured to be visible in the server options.
  • During installation, the PaperCut Setup will now check if ports 9191 and 9192 are already in use, and if so will guide the user through resolving the issue.
  • Now the shared account list (CSV) report displays the shared account code not just the sub account's code. It also displays the full account code.
  • When running the invoice reports as scheduled reprots they will include the report summary page.
  • Text entry can now be masked using a new advanced print script API (actions.client.promptForPassword), preventing shoulder-surfing.
  • Added the color detection mode settings to the template printer, which allows setting a default detection mode for newly created printers.
  • The print/copy/scan/fax breakdown reports will now include partially printed jobs (i.e. print jobs that were cancelled part way through printing).
  • CSV/Excel reports now have balances formatted without currency symbols to make it easier to work with them in a spreadsheet.
  • "Card number" will be displayed in the "User Printing - job type summary" CSV report.
  • Added an advanced configuration option to specify the time gap to leave between print jobs when ordering print jobs when released from a hold/release queue.

Fixes:

  • Fixed the issue with executive summary report graphs which did not always display the correct information when running PaperCut on SQL Server.
  • Fixed the Printer Period comparison report, it did not report the correct information when a printer was deleted and re-added with the same name.
  • Fixed an issue where CSV option was not selectable if a report other than the Executive summary was selected.
  • Fixed a problem where user charge rates were not being applied to job costs when job attributes (color and duplex) are changed.
  • Linux: Fixed potential Japanese font display issue on the user client tool on Ubuntu (and similar Linux distributions).
  • Updated the Balance Info Gadget's icon to new PaperCut icon.
  • Fixed an issue with executive summary report so that it displays Japanese, Chinese, Korean language characters in the report.
  • Fixed a problem displaying user client notifications using Growl when the message contains non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed the Department/Office filters to work with "Printer Groups" information on "Executive Summary" report.
  • Fixed the issue where a print job's total sheets were not updated after editing the job's total pages.
  • Improved PayPal Payflow Link gateways to work with on customer who are setup on the new PayPal infrastructure.
  • Top-up card wizard: Update the screenshot of the PaperCut admin to reflect the latest design.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved page level color detection for recent Ricoh PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed page count, duplex and paper size for Ricoh PCL6 booklet mode and Sharp PCL6 pamphlet mode.
  • Speed up processing of some large Acrobat files when printing to PostScript printers on Mac.
  • Added page count support for Brother QL-580N.
  • Allow watermarking to work on Kyocera-Mita KX printers. Previously no watermark was applied.
  • Fixed watermarking and duplex/grayscale filters for Kyocera FS-C5015N KX.
  • Fixed false detection of number of copies in some PostScript spool files.
  • Fixed grayscale detection in OKI ES8431.
  • Added page count, duplex, paper size and copies detection for FX DocuPrint M205 family of printers.
  • Fixed page counting problems seen on Canon iPF 5100 for page sizes larger than 17 inches.
  • Added page count support for Xerox Phaser 3100 GDI language.
  • Fixed grayscale filter for Konica Minolta bizhub C353 family PCL6.
  • Added watermarking for Canon iR 2525 PCL6.
  • Added document level color detection for Ricoh Aficio C231N PS3.
  • Improved grayscale and duplex detection for Canon LBP 8632 and other UFR-II printers on Mac.
  • Added page size and duplex detection for Xerox Phaser 3100 GDI language.
  • Fixed duplex filter for Ricoh MP 1350 PCL5.
  • Added page count support for Ricoh gelsprinter series.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Kyocera Mita Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS)*:
    • Added single sign-on (SSO) support, that passes the logged-in username to other applications on the device.
    • Fixed screen layout and other issues (device was displaying "connecting to server") that could occur after a long period in sleep mode. (e.g. over weekends).
    • Improved enforcement of quotas when users attempt to login while other jobs are still running.
    • Fixed screen flickering issue.
    • Fixed bug around entry of card pin or account code via virtual keyboard.
    • Enabled LEDGER and LEGAL paper size.
    • Enabled card login while device is asleep. It may not work on all devices.
    • Extended character set enabled for passwords, E.g. including British Pound sign.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA)*:
    • Populate email from and to address for scan-to-email for A4 devices.
    • Only restricted users are now stopped from multiple login preventing cost overrun.
    • Added French language translations.
    • Fixed problem that cause the language override not to work properly for some languages.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA): Fixed issue that could cause some Sharp copiers to not auto-logout a user under certain conditions.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Improved display of account lists with very long account names. Account names will now be truncated to fit the screen.
    • Fixed problem that would sometimes cause the user's full name not to be passed to the MFP. This would result in their name not appearing in the From and To email addresses when scanning.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Improvements to handle Xerox devices that cannot have SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 enabled at the same time (e.g. Phaser 3635MFP, 4600, 4620).
    • Improved resilience when processing corrupted or invalid device usage logs.
  • Xerox Network Accounting (JBA):
    • Improved resilience when processing corrupted or invalid device usage logs.

Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.
  • This is the last release that will be supported on Max OS X 10.4. This is as per our end of life policy.

13 March 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.1 (Build 16778)

New features:

  • The new executive summary report added in 12.0 now includes charts that show the number of pages each day and jobs by time of day.
  • New printing notifications available for notifying before a job times out in a hold/release queue, and when a job has timed out in a hold/release queue.
  • Administrators may now add custom (external) links to the navigation menu in the user web interface.

Enhancements:

  • The uninstall wizard now displays a reminder to take a copy of any database backups if they are still required.
  • Printer notification messages may now include just the printer's server or queue name (rather than only both at once).
  • When redirecting print jobs on Windows (Find Me Printing or load balancing), the document "Owner" in the print queue is now preserved. This may aid administrators when troubleshooting.
  • When performing a user/group sync and choosing to delete old users, the server.log file now indicates which users have been deleted.
  • The "Filtered" column on the printer list now includes the number of active conversion filters.
  • The Transaction and User List reports may now be filtered to special "[Internal Users]" group.
  • Added an example for calling the web services API in PHP using Zend's XML-RPC library.
  • Updated print script recipes for filtering emails printed using MS Outlook 2010.
  • Major translation updates for Croatian and French. Significant translation updates for Danish, Polish and Spanish.
  • Scalability improvements for large sites.
  • Improved resilience to problems that can occur when the Windows print spooler service crashes.
  • Improvements to debug logging in the Windows PaperCut Printer Port to help diagnosis of customer issues.

Fixes:

  • Improvement to print job ordering when releasing a batch of print jobs that were submitted together (multiple jobs submitted in one second).
  • Fixed problem seen on some Windows servers using the PaperCut port monitor and watermarking or performing color/duplex conversion.
  • Fixed problem seen on some Windows servers using the PaperCut port monitor which caused stability issues with the Windows Print Spooler service.
  • Fixed issue that could prevent tracking printers when installing on Mac OS 10.7.3 without first making manual permissions changes to CUPS files.
  • Fixed some layout issues with the new Executive Summary report when displaying long printer names or using ad hoc filters.
  • Fixed issue accessing the iPhone user web interface.
  • Fixed issue with card authentication at release stations.
  • When a printer script adjusts the page cost, the cost is no longer recalculated after a grayscale/duplex conversion (i.e. keep the cost set in the script).
  • Fixed issue displaying some Turkish characters in PDF reports.
  • Fixed a potential crash in the print provider service when performing page-level color detection on PostScript jobs.
  • Fixed issue running the "Printer Configuration" report when a printer's configuration took up exactly one page.
  • Fixed problems with redirecting of print jobs on non-English locale Windows systems when the option to hide document names in the windows spooler is enabled.
  • Fixed issue using the "Users with no card/identity number assigned" filter to find users when using some external databases.
  • Payment at release stations: fixed issue where the release station software might need to be restarted after having been unused for some time.
  • The environmental impact most polluting/green reports are now sorted by total sheets instead of total pages.
  • On Mac, PaperCut now automatically ignores more of the common service/daemon account names (rather than importing them as users).
  • Removed unnecessary "totals" row from the "Group print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown"

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added support for the Epson ESC/P-R print language (e.g. for Epson Stylus TX800).
  • Added page-level color detection support for Brother proprietary drivers ("XL2BH" language).
  • Improved analysis speed on large PostScript files created by Adobe Reader.
  • Improved hardware page count checks for the Ricoh Aficio SP devices (e.g. 420DN, 480DN).
  • Improved custom page size support for Sharp PCL6 drivers (e.g. MX-M753N).
  • Improved page level color detection when printing from Adobe Reader on Ricoh Aficio PCL6 drivers (e.g. MPC 5501).
  • Improved analysis for the Konica Minolta PCL6 driver (e.g. 36C-1).
  • Fixed page count for Epson ACULASER duplex jobs (e.g. M4000N).
  • Fixed color detection and grayscale conversion for Ricoh Aficio SP PCL6 drivers (e.g. C232SF).
  • Fixed color detection for Sharp MX5000N PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion for HP Color LaserJet PCL6 drivers (e.g. CP3525).
  • Fixed watermarking for Dell PCL6 drivers (e.g. 3130n).
  • Fixed grayscale detection for Adobe Reader documents on some Ricoh PostScript printers on Mac.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Added a new embedded/onboard copy, fax and scan tracking solution for Samsung devices via the Samsung eXtensible Open Architecture (XOA) platform. For more information see the Samsung MFD Integration tour page.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI): Improved duplex mixed-color accounting.
  • Kyocera Mita Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS):
    • New option to display an additional custom "use copier functions" that can take the user directly to a specific device function, e.g. to go directly to scanning.
    • New "strict" zero-stop option that may be more suitable for education and other restricted access environments where preventing overruns is important. Improvements were also made to the existing non-strict mode when allowing free grayscale copying.
    • The card authentication graphic is no longer displayed on small screen devices.
    • If the user has a default shared account it will now be listed first in the shared account list.
    • Added a "Refresh" button on print release screen when no jobs are shown.
    • When configured to display the Application screen after login and the PaperCut app is clicked, there is now a "Close" button to return back to the Application screen.
    • Fixed extra characters that would appear on the id and PIN entry when using virtual keyboard.
    • Fixed the optional custom welcome message not displaying on some login screens (depending on which authentication options were enabled).
    • Document names on the print release screen now take up more of the available space.
    • Fixed some debug logging issues where some activity may have been omitted or not copied to a USB drive.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeSF):
    • Fixed issue where the remaining balance displayed after a copy job was missing the final digit.
    • Fixed the issue where print release wouldn't work if printer or server had a "." in their name.
    • Copy jobs where the document feeder jams can now be resumed after clearing the jam, rather than having to restart the job.
    • Added support for using the auto paper size detection feature during copying.
    • USB scanning can now be blocked using device-internal security settings even when USB copying is enabled.
    • USB scanning can be tracked when copying is not tracked by PaperCut.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Account selection now supports the combination of personal account plus shared account by PIN/code (i.e. without selection from list).
    • Improved accuracy of the inactivity timeout for PaperCut screens, which may have taken up to 60 seconds longer than configured to time out.
    • Improvements to Sharp OSA 4 devices to automatically delete copy jobs when the user exceeds their quota. These jobs would previously be left in the job queue in a "LIMIT" state.
    • Optimized shared account list display for customers with large number of shared accounts.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Added official support for new Toshiba "SDK2" devices. This include the following the following improvements from the previous preview releases:
      • Added support for the new B&W eBX devices.
      • Improved logging of MFP usage when the MFP clock is not accurate.
      • Fixed a problem that occurred when logging scans to multiple recipients.

20 January 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.0 (Build 16353)

This is a bugfix release for version 12.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added the option to filter reports by the "[Internal Users]" group.
  • On a server with multiple network interfaces, the PaperCut primary server may now be configured to listen on one specified interface (rather than all).

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that could cause print job redirections to fail (e.g. for load balancing or Find-me printing).
  • Fixed layout of Executive Summary report when displaying very long printer names without any spaces.

19 January 2012 - PaperCut MF 12.0 (Build 16338)

New features:

  • Conversion Filters - This feature provides the functionality to convert color jobs to grayscale and simplex jobs to duplex. E.g. convert jobs on high volume printers to duplex to save paper, automatically convert emails printed in color to grayscale.
  • New Executive Summary report providing organization-wide summary statistics and environmental impact.
  • The user web interface has been updated with a new modern look.
  • PaperCut has a new icon!

Enhancements:

  • Added support for a new custom dashboard widget to display customer/site specific messages/notices to administrators.
  • Web Cashier:
    • Operators can now look up users by card number (including though use of an attached card reader).
    • When a purchase would take an unrestricted user's balance below $0, a confirmation message is now displayed.
  • When restarting the application server on large sites the reconnection of secondary servers is now staggered to prevent high load.
  • New advanced print scripting scripts and snippets:
    • snippet for denying jobs printed out of hours
    • script to convert email printing to grayscale
    • when printing a large job, ask the user if they would like to automatically convert to duplex to save paper
  • New translations for Danish and Polish, plus significant updates to French and Spanish.
  • Internet control: Added a config option to swap the sent and receieved bytes parse from proxy log files.

Fixes:

  • Fixed problem using Web Cashier with Swiss Francs.
  • Fixed problem when logging in to the PaperCut App for iOS if the username is entered containing uppercase characters.
  • Disallow printer scripts setting the print job costs to NaN (not a number). This resulted in failing to record the print job.
  • Fixed display of printer hardware check related screens in some languages.
  • Fixed issue disabling pay stations from the Devices tab in the administration interface.
  • Fixed the Rates page in the user web interface to display only printers.
  • Fixed minor status reporting problem when testing shared account imports.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed page count detection for TOSHIBA e-STUDIO 855 PostScipt duplex jobs with odd numbers of pages.
  • Improved page size detection for Adobe InDesign documents printed to Xerox PostScript printers from Mac.
  • Fixed page count detection for HP LaserJet M4345 MFP PCL6.
  • Improved grayscale detection in Sharp PostScript printers.
  • Added page size detection for NEC MultiWriter 8250N printer.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Value loader devices supporting user self-registration: Added an option to use the swiped card number as the username of the created user.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA): Fixed a problem that could cause the "Unable to enable device" error that could appear if the user double clicked the "OK" button on the account confirmation screen.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Network Accounting / JBA): Enforce the group-based access controls to login to the MFP device.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access): Added support for USB card readers supported on some recent Xerox MFPs.

Release History for Older Versions