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28
PaperCut MF 18.0.4 (Build 43116)
Posted by Apposite Solution Limited on 28 February 2018 11:14 AM

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

Enhancements:

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

Fixes:

  • Reduced the CreateSSLKeystore default certificate validity duration to not exceed 2038, to safeguard older devices running into a 2038 date rollover issue.
  • macOS High Sierra (CUPS): Reduced the time it takes for a printer to be available in the Control Printer Monitoring.command script.
  • Standard Release station via Site Server: Fixed an issue that caused an empty print release list for Hold/Release queue managers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the number of devices to be incorrectly reported.
  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue preventing Integrated Scanning failure notifications when the MFP is connected to a Site Server.
  • User Client:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the User Client from launching when the User Client icon was double-clicked in the Windows task tray.
    • Fixed an issue that caused high memory usage, especially when a high number of shared accounts are used.
    **Note: User Clients require an upgrade.
  • Web Print:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Maximum document/file upload size" value to be ignored and set to 256MB instead.
    • Sandbox mode: Fixed an issue that caused multiple print jobs to be generated for each Web Print job in some virtual environments.
    ***Note: Web Print sandbox servers require an upgrade.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a Google Cloud Print job to be printed multiple times.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented PaperCut MF from publishing all printers to Google Cloud Print when there were a large number of printers.
  • Printer compatibility improvements:
    • RISO ComColor with PaperCut Global Print Driver: Added a new PDL transform to fix an issue that caused the printed output to have incorrect settings when printing in duplex, color, or selecting specific tray settings.
    • Canon printers on Linux and MacOS: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Canon devices when using CUPS printing.
    • Epson printers: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Epson printers.
    ****Note: Secondary servers require a Print Provider upgrade.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy) version 1.2.2*:
    • The embedded bundle is now signed with a SHA-256 hash instead of with SHA-1.
    • Fixed a security issue that allowed a device admin/user account user to access the Print Release and Account Selection apps using the identity of the last PaperCut MF user to log in.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).
  • HP (OXP):
    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:
      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:
      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.5*:
    • Added support for Ricoh's System Auto Reset timer. The user will now be logged out when the System Auto Reset timer expires due to inactivity (this requires the Function Priority to be PaperCut MF).
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused access to Device Functions and Integrated Scanning to be incorrectly blocked with the message "No account selection options available for user".
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused PaperCut MF to stop working when the Print Release screen displayed long document names.
    • Fixed an issue where pressing the Back button on the Account confirmation screen resulted in a partial logout if it was the first screen displayed after login.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Improved security by adding an advanced config key ("secure-app-server-url) to ensure incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when "ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca" was enabled.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Improved security by adding the following advanced config keys:
      • secure-scanning - ensures calls to the MFP for scanning are secure using SSL.
      • secure-app-server-url - ensures incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Job Status" button on the Print Release screen to disappear when there were no held print jobs.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when "ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca" was enabled.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
    • Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:
      • "ext-device.home-screen.show-balance" was set to Y, and
      • the user's Account Selection was set to "Automatically charge to personal account".
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • EIP 1.5+: Fixed an issue that displayed an error message on login if the network was set up to use a hostname (instead of an IP address) for the Application Server.
    • EIP 3.0+: The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
    • EIP 3.0+: Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:
      • "ext-device.home-screen.show-balance" was set to Y, and
      • the user's Account Selection was set to "Automatically charge to personal account".
    • EIP 4.0+: Integrated Scanning now uses Medium Compression by default. This setting is configurable via a config key (ext-device.xerox.integrated-scan-job-compression).

For Integrators:

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

Other Notes:

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