CHANGES.txt - 2009-08-31 ------------------------ CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4.1 - Documention fixes (STR #3296) - SNMP supply levels and states were wrong for some printers. - The IPP backend did not update the auth-info-required value. - SNMP supply levels and states were wrong for some printers. - The IPP backend did not update the auth-info-required value. - The libusb-based USB backend would hang at the end of the job (STR #3315) - DNS-SD registrations for raw queues had an empty "ty" key (STR #3299) - The JPEG and BMP MIME type rules were broken (STR #3284) - cupsGetNamedDest returned the default printer when the named destination did not exist (STR #3285) - The JobKillDelay was not triggered for canceled jobs (STR #3292) - The PPD compiler could get in an infinite loop (STR #3293) - The configure check for dns-sd.h was broken (STR #3297) - The "Query Printer for Default Options" page did not go away if the query job was held (STR #3302) - Boolean options did not show up as selected in the web interface (STR #3303) - The scheduler did not cache or report driver information files correctly, leading to a variety of issues (STR #3283, STR #3297, STR #3305) - cupsDoIORequest() did not abort on permanent errors (STR #3311) - Modifying a class in the web interface did not work (STR #3312) - BrowseLocalProtocols could be cleared when changing the sharing setting (STR #3287) - The scheduler could return an empty supported document format (STR #3308) - The PPD compiler generated invalid PPD files when the locale used something other than "." for the decimal point (STR #3300) - The IPP backend did not handle some non-comforming IPP printer implementations (STR #3262) - The scheduler leaked three file descriptors to each job filter (STR #3263) - The scheduler now uses a default CUPS-Get-Devices timeout of 15 seconds (STR #3307) CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4.0 - Localization updates (STR #3223, STR #3246, STR #3248, STR #3250) - Documentation updates (STR #3225, STR #3230, STR #3242, STR #3260) - The --with-pdftops configure option did not accept a full path to the filter (STR #3278) - The banner filter did not position the back side image correctly (STR #3277) - The dnssd backend could crash (STR #3272) - The 1284 device ID sometimes contained trailing garbage (STR #3266) - The USB backend returned different URIs for some printers than in CUPS 1.3 (STR #3259) - The scheduler did not do local job-hold-until processing for remote queues (STR #3258) - The scheduler did not try all possible SSL certificates on Mac OS X. - The scheduler did not always remove a file descriptor when using the kqueue interface (STR #3256) - The scheduler did not protect against bad job control files in all cases (STR #3253) - The scheduler did not encode "+" in model names (STR #3254) - The web interface didn't show the default options (STR #3244) - The IPP and LPD backends needed print data before they would do an SNMP query. - Fixed a GNU TLS compatibility issue (STR #3231) - Fixed a HTML error in the add and modify printer web interface templates (STR #3229) - The scheduler did not minimize the number of printer state events that were generated by filter STATE: messages, which could lead to poor performance. - The USB backend on Mac OS X did not cleanly cancel a job. - The network backends now set the connecting-to-device printer-state- reasons value when looking up the address and copying the print data for consistency. - The scheduler now supports the com.apple.print.recoverable-warning reason on all platforms. CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4rc1 - The PPD compiler documentation was missing information on localization (STR #3212) - The IPP backend now reconnects after every request when talking to printers that claim IPP support but only use HTTP/1.0. - The PPD compiler crashed when both "Resolution" and "Group foo Option Resolution" were specified in the .drv file. - The PPD compiler's #if/#elif/#else/#endif did not work for undefined variables (STR #3210) - Static libraries could not be installed by a non-root user on systems needing a ranlib program (STR #3209) - The scheduler incorrectly always tried to copy Kerberos credentials for print jobs. - Updated the Spanish localization (STR #3204) - The scheduler crashed when getting the default paper size from libpaper (STR #3205, STR #3206) - The PPD compiler now defines six variables: CUPS_VERSION, CUPS_VERSION_MAJOR, CUPS_VERSION_MINOR, CUPS_VERSION_PATCH, PLATFORM_NAME, and PLATFORM_ARCH (STR #3203) - Fixed a whitespace skipping bug in cupsRasterInterpretPPD. - The scheduler did not return HTTP 403 (Forbidden) for authenticated users that were not authorized to do IPP operations (STR #3193) - The scheduler did not report more than 8 Product strings from a PPD file. Some PPD files have as many as 24. - ppdOpen*() could crash if a keyword had no value string (something that cupstestppd looks for...) - cupsLangDefault() did not return the correct language on Mac OS X. - The Mac OS X USB backend did not handle aborted or stalled pipe conditions properly, which prevented drivers from ejecting partial pages when a job was canceled or held. CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4b3 - Documentation fixes (STR #3044, STR #3057, STR #3153, STR #3158, STR #3173) - Added complete localizations for German, Japanese, Polish, and Russian and partial localizations for Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish (STR #3096, STR #3098, STR #3109, STR #3111, STR #3141) - Updated the configure check for -fstack-protector (STR #3198) - The network backends now correctly convert SNMP supply descriptions to UTF-8 encoding as needed. - The scheduler could crash when deleting an attribute (STR #3197) - The cups-driverd program did not detect symlink loops (STR #3185) - The EPSON 24-pin series driver should now feed the correct amount (STR #2624) - The scheduler now automatically logs the last N debug messages for failed print jobs. - You can now modify a raw print queue (STR #3133) - Fixed a number of ppdi issues and added a unit test to validate that ppdc + ppdi can generate and import the same data (STR #3152) - Moving jobs in the web interface now shows an error if you only have one printer or class added (STR #3094) - Since classes have never truly supported the printer-error-policy stuff added in CUPS 1.2, update the code to reflect the current reality and support only the retry-current-job policy for now (STR #3171) - Revised the password callback support (STR #2953) - ppdEmit*() did not choose between PageSize and PageRegion properly. - Make some fairly substantial changes to the Kerberos support code so that CUPS can work in multi-realm environments and does not require delegatable credentials. Shared printing still requires delegation, however "delegation by policy" can be enabled in the KDC to make this all work. - "AccessLogLevel actions" did not hide client-error-not-found errors. - AP_FIRST_InputSlot did not work with number-up. - cupsBackChannelRead() and cupsBackChannelWrite() could fail due to a lack of kernel buffers. - The IPP and LPD backends did not respond to side-channel requests while copying print data to a temporary file. - cupsWriteRequestData() flushed the output buffer unnecessarily, causing reduced performance in some situations. - If a CGI process died before sending its MIME headers, the request would hang on the client. - The printer/class/job search feature on the web interface did not work (STR #3132) - The scheduler did not write the printers out for classes. - CUPS-Get-PPDs did not work properly when filtering by language, product, or psversion (STR #3136) - The scheduler now kills job filters when it takes more than 30 seconds (configurable) to cancel or hold the job. - The cupstestppd program did not validate the capitalization of filenames in the PPD file. - The cupstestppd program did not validate the PageSize and PageRegion values. - The cups-deviced helper program could miss reporting some backend devices (STR #3108) - The cupsSideChannelSNMP* functions did not work. - The scheduler could consume 100% CPU when jobs were canceled. - Clicking on "Select Another Make/Manufacturer" in the web interface incorrectly added the printer (STR #3095) - The scheduler no longer uses programs with insecure file permissions. - httpAssembleURI*() did not escape backslashes in hostnames. - The dnssd backend did not unquote "full names" before creating the device URI. - The scheduler now supports JobRetryInterval values less than 10 seconds. - Updated the Spanish localization (STR #3090) - The scheduler did not redo Bonjour/DNS-SD registrations when updating them failed. - The "authenticated" policy incorrectly required authentication for status operations. - ppdOpen*() incorrectly loaded PPDs with multiple JobPatchFile keywords. - The network backends no longer report the SNMP "offline" or maintenance status bits since they are inconsistently implemented and often unreliable. - The scheduler no longer logs child processes killed via SIGKILL as "crashed". - The printer link shown on the "job moved" template was bad (STR #3085) - Updated the HTML templates to use the final HTML 4 DOCTYPE (STR #3086) - The scheduler did not track the "paused" reason properly if a printer had other reasons associated with it. - cupsSendRequest() did not clear old local certificate auth data. - The PPD compiler did not search for localization files properly (STR #3084) - cupsGetNamedDest() did not use the fallback default like cupsGetDests*() (STR #3082) - The scheduler now provides a LogTimeFormat directive to enable microseconds in the date and time that are logged. - The scheduler now provides a MultipleOperationTimeout directive to control the timeout for multi-file print jobs. - The configure script incorrectly allowed Avahi to be used for DNS-SD printer discovery (STR #3065) - The web interface and scheduler did not support URIs up to 1024 bytes in length (STR #3072) - Fixed pdftops issues with page sizes (STR #3063) - Fixed pdftops issues with Ghostscript (STR #3062) - The scheduler incorrectly registered default profiles for PostScript printers with no specified colorspace. - The scheduler incorrectly created an empty org.cups.printers.plist file on Mac OS X. - cupsGetPPD3() did not look for local PPDs in the right directory. - SNMP lookups via side-channel did not work for NULL-VALUE and and OCTET-STRING OIDs containing nul characters. - The libusb-based USB backend did not work. - The scheduler did not set the printer-commands attribute correctly for some PPDs. - The ppdi utility did not work. - The web interface no longer uses multi-part output with old or broken web browsers (STR #3049) - CUPS now conforms to the draft IPP/2.0 and IPP/2.1 specification. - Added a new cupsGetConflicts() API to get a list of conflicting options. - The PPD compiler didn't localize options or choices that did not have associated translation text (STR #3045) - Updated the Spanish localization (STR #3043) - Fixed build problems (STR #3040, STR #3047) - cupsResolveConflicts() did not resolve using the default option choice in some cases due to the mirror UIConstraints that are present in most PPD files. - The scheduler did not honor MIME type priorities. - The commandtops filter incorrectly used the JCLBegin code to end its jobs. - The default BrowseLocalProtocols value was not set properly. - Since the commandtops filter does not actually support ReportLevels all on its own, don't list that printer command by default for PS printers. - The scheduler did not give filters a chance to log errors or update printer attributes when a job was canceled. - The scheduler did not clear the "connecting-to-device" reason keyword when a job finished. CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4b2 - Documentation updates (STR #2983, STR #2998, STR #3021) - The cupstestppd utility now validates the FileVersion and FormatVersion values in PPD files. - The default cupsd.conf file did not reflect the --with-local-protocols value set at compile-time (STR #3037) - The cupsGetPPD* APIs now create symlinks to local PPD files rather than copying them whenever possible. - Various performance optimizations in the string pool, dests, and options implementations. - The cupsGetDests* APIs now return the marker and printer-commands attributes. - Side-channel SNMP lookups would not work when cupsSNMPSupplies was set to False in the PPD file. - Localized the device descriptions for the SCSI, serial, and network backends (STR #3014) - Added a Spanish localization (STR #3015) - Added support for marker-low-levels and marker-high-levels attributes. - The scheduler could hang writing a long log line. - The cupsGetDevices() function now has an "include_schemes" parameter. - The lpinfo command now supports --include-schemes and --exclude-schemes options. - The CUPS-Get-PPDs operation now supports the include-schemes and exclude-schemes attributes. - The CUPS-Get-Devices operation now supports the include-schemes attribute. - The print filters now support a replacement for the fitplot option called "fit-to-page". - The LPD backend no longer tries to collect page accounting information since the LPD protocol does not allow us to prevent race conditions. - The scheduler did not save the last marker-change-time value. - Fixed a problem with printing to some IPP printers, including CUPS 1.1.x. - Fixed a redirection problem with the printer web page (STR #3012) - Fixed a PPD compiler problem with the loading of message catalogs (STR #2990) - Fixed a PPD compiler problem with the loading of .strings files (STR #2989) - The cupsfilter utility did not set the CONTENT_TYPE environment variable when running filters. - The scheduler now waits to allow system sleep until the jobs have all stopped. - The IPP, LPD, and socket backends used different "connecting" progress messages. CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4b1 - Documentation updates (STR #2567) - The PPD compiler now allows local message catalogs to override the standard CUPS translations (STR #2642) - The ppdmerge command did not merge custom option strings (STR #2863) - The scheduler now supports the Hold-New-Jobs and Release-Held-New-Jobs operations; these are exposed via the cupsdisable and cupsenable commands (STR #2332) - The lpstat command is now much faster when displaying the status of a single printer (STR #2843) - The scheduler now caches information from PPD files to provide significantly faster startup time with large numbers of PPDs (STR #1293) - CUPS-Get-Driver now provides much better driver matching based on the IEEE-1284 device ID and make/model strings (STR #2707) - Now support the cupsSNMPSupplies keyword to control whether the network backends query the SNMP Printer MIB for supply levels. - Now support and use a new banner file format for better text support and easier customization (STR #2490) - The scheduler now sets the PRINTER_INFO and PRINTER_LOCATION environment variables from the corresponding IPP attributes. - The ippRead*() and ippWrite*() functions no longer use a stack-based buffer (STR #2388) - The CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer operation now allows you to set the printer-state-reasons attribute. - The "set printer options" page now supports auto-configuration of printer options (STR #1440) - The web interface now provides an advanced server settings form. - The web interface's "modify printer" pages now make it easier to change just one setting (STR #1919) - The scheduler now supports a plist PrintcapFormat. - The scheduler now supports multiple addresses in Allow and Deny lines, just like Apache (STR #2947) - Added CUPS_JOBTYPE environment variable for job filters so they know whether they are printing a banner or document file (STR #2799) - Added support for printer filtering by the cupsfilter command (STR #2562) - Added a SSLOptions directive to allow Windows clients to talk to CUPS in FIPS mode (STR #2827) - Renamed the accept and reject commands to cupsaccept and cupsreject; the old names are still available (STR #2936) - The locale/translate utility needed an update to work with Google (STR #2882) - The lpstat command now supports a -H option to display the default server (STR #2833) - The scheduler now supports a FatalErrors directive to control which errors should cause the scheduler to exit (STR #2536) - The scheduler now uses the php-cgi program if it is available (STR #2923) - The scheduler now supports a DefaultPaperSize directive (STR #2848) - The scheduler now passes the job-originating-host-name value to filters in the options argument (STR #2558) - CUPS now supports job tickets in PDF files (STR #2903) - Added a DBUS notifier (STR #2529) - The LPD mini-daemon now passes the document name when queuing print jobs (STR #2482) - The IPP backend did not relay com.apple.print.recoverable-message values. - The scheduler now supports a job-media-progress attribute to track the progress of individual pages. - The sample HP driver now supports A5 (STR #2798) - The CUPS web interface menu item now uses the xdg-open command, when available (STR #2724) - The cups-lpd program now supports the -h option (STR #2794) - The scheduler now sets the PAM_TTY parameter and the PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED credential flag (STR #2745) - The scheduler now logs unsuccessful requests to the error_log file as errors (STR #2616) - Added support for a "retry-current-job" error policy that retries the current job immediately when the backend encounters an error (STR #2555) - The scheduler now returns a "forbidden" error when a user correctly authenticates but does not have permission to continue further (STR #2101) - The scheduler now loads both the server and CA certificates (if present) from the ServerCertificate file (STR #2146) - New RSS subscriptions now create their feed files immediately (STR #2853) - Added support for a device-location attribute which provides the physical location of a printer device. - Added a cupsBackendReport() API which handles quoting of the device data by a backend. - Added support for custom options in the web interface (STR #1729) - Added support for Mozilla LDAP, reconnection to LDAP servers, and improved LDAP performance (STR #1962) - Added Solaris SMF support (STR #1477) - Added optional support for using TCP wrappers to limit access to CUPS (STR #263) - Added ppdPageSizeLimits API. - Added support for new cupsMediaQualifier2, cupsMediaQualifier3, cupsMinSize, and cupsMaxSize attributes. - Added cupsResolveConflicts and ppdInstallableConflict APIs. - Added support for new cupsUIConstraints and cupsUIResolver attributes for better option conflict detection and resolution. - Increased the maximum size of 1284 device ID strings to 256 bytes (STR #2877) - Added an AccessLogLevel directive to cupsd.conf to control what is logged to the access_log file. - The default LogLevel is now "warn" instead of "info" to reduce the amount of logging that is done to disk by default. - The PPD compiler did not include OID query keywords in PPD files (STR #2871) - The cups-driverd helper program now directly supports driver information files. - The USB backend now uses libusb when available (STR #1575) - Added ppdLocalizeAttr function to get the localized version of an attribute. - MIME types now support a priority() attribute (STR #2719) - The standard MIME types are now installed in DataDir/mime (STR #2719) - The lpoptions command now describes custom options and the necessary parameters (STR #2660) - The ppdmerge program did not support Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese language version strings (STR #2851) - The PPD compiler now supports localizable attributes (STR #2738) - The ppdpo utility now includes cupsIPPReasons values in the message catalogs it generates (STR #2754) - The PPD compiler now supports conditional directives (STR #2636) - The ppdc utility now supports a "-t" option to test PPD files (STR #2739) - The ppdc utility now supports a "-m" option to use the ModelName value as the output filename. - The ppdc utility now supports a FileName directive to set an alternate output filename (STR #2740) - The side-channel API now supports SNMP queries for the standard network backends. - Added a PageLogFormat directive to the cupsd.conf file to control the format of lines in the page_log file. - Filters can now send PPD: messages to stderr to set PPD keywords like DefaultPageSize while a job is printing. - Added a mdns backend for discovery and printing to printers that advertise themselves via DNS-SD (Bonjour) - The ipp, lpd, and socket backends now support DNS-SD service name resolution. - The scheduler now uses a single shared file descriptor for all DNS-SD registrations (STR #2674) - The ipp, lpd, and socket backends now support SNMP-based page accounting and supply level monitoring (STR #1655) - Added support for cupsPJLDisplay attribute to control what PJL commands are used to display the job information. - Driver information files can now be installed in /Library/Printers/PPDs.drv on Mac OS X. - The CUPS image library now supports reading images larger than 2GB. - The scheduler now delays writing config and state files to reduce disk activity (STR #2684) - The CUPS-Get-Devices operation now supports the exclude-schemes and timeout attributes to control which backends are polled and for how long. - The cups-deviced helper application now runs backends in parallel to get the list of devices faster. - Added --enable-pap configure option. - The default cupsd.conf file now includes an "authenticated" policy which requires authentication for remote print jobs. - Added support for Czech and Hungarian in PPD files (STR #2735, STR #2736) - The PPD compiler tools now support Mac OS X .strings files for localization (STR #2737) - ppdOpen*() now default the colorspace member to PPD_CS_N when no DefaultColorSpace attribute is present in the PPD file. - The build system has been updated to support separate installation of data, program, header, and library files. - All support libraries are now built as shared libraries by default. - The scheduler now manages ICC color profiles on Mac OS X. - The network backends (ipp, lpd, socket) now support SNMP-based supply and page count monitoring (STR #1655) - The lppasswd program is no longer installed setuid to root to make the default installation more secure. - Added a new ppdLocalizeMarkerName() function to get the localized version of a marker-names value. - The scheduler now provides the printer-dns-sd-name attribute for printers shared via DNS-SD/Bonjour. - The pdftops filter now executes the Xpdf or poppler pdftops utility to convert PDF files (STR #1471) - Bonjour printer registrations now advertise as local or global based on the current access policies for the printer. - cupsGetDests*() and cupsSetDests*() now track the last used printer preference on Mac OS X. - Added a new streaming request API (STR #2261) - Added a new cupsGetNamedDest() function to the CUPS library for faster printing with lp and lpr (STR #2638) - The scheduler now sets the PAM RHOST value on systems that support it (STR #2637) - The scheduler now sandboxes child processes when possible. - The Cancel-Job operation now supports a purge-job attriibute to purge a specified job. - ppdEmit* and ppdCollect* now use the NonUIOrderDependency attributes for custom option selections. - The web interface now enables/disables the printer sharing (formerly publishing) controls based on the server-is-sharing-printers state (STR #2233) - The scheduler now tracks printer sharing via the server-is-sharing-printers attribute, and manages LPD and SMB sharing as well (STR #2233) - The web interface now allows you to go back to the make/ manufacturer page if there is no matching printer driver on the model page (STR #2436) - The printer list now shows the default media, banner, and duplex options as well as the color and duplex capabilities of printers (STR #1175) - The web interface look-n-feel has been updated (STR #2492) - The scheduler now supports a CUPS-Get-Document operation that returns the specified print job document (STR #118) - The cupsfilter utility now supports a "-J jobid" option to filter the document from the specified job. - The scheduler (cupsd) now supports a new option (-t) to do a syntax check of the cupsd.conf file (STR #2003) - Added new cupsGetPPD3() API to allow applications to cache PPDs safely (STR #1473) - Added generic PostScript and PCL printer driver PPDs.