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Changes in CUPS v1.2b1:

  • The serial backend now supports Equinox 8-port serial hubs (Issue #526)
  • The IPP backend now supports a compression option to compress print files as they are sent to the remote server (Issue #956)
  • The CUPS browse protocol now supports passing of default options and browse timeout values from the server to the clients (Issue #800)
  • Implicit classes that timed out could cause the scheduler to crash (Issue #1439)
  • Added DragonFly support in local device backends (Issue #1362)
  • Added LDAP printer browsing support (Issue #338)
  • Added official support for printer maintenance commands via the CUPS Command file format and hooks in the printer-type and web interfaces (Issue #932)
  • The HP-GL/2 filter could get in an infinite loop trying to convert HP-PCL files (Issue #1415)
  • CUPS now implements the HTTP/1.1 Expect header (Issue #1407)
  • Options in PPD files are no longer automatically put in an “Extra” group; rather, all options that are not inside an Open/CloseGroup will be placed in the “General” group (Issue #1385)
  • The scheduler now creates a job-uuid attribute that uniquely identifies a job on a network (Issue #1410)
  • The init script now unsets the TMPDIR environment variable to prevent user temporary directories from being used by cupsd accidentally (Issue #1424)
  • Added support for launchd on MacOS X.
  • Added support for notify_post on MacOS X.
  • Added support for DBUS on Linux.
  • All of the Berkeley (except for lpc) and System V commands now support specification of user, host, and port (Issue #1028, Issue #1029, Issue #1087)
  • The lpmove command now allows you to move all jobs for a given queue (Issue #56)
  • The web interface now supports moving of a job or jobs to another queue (Issue #56)
  • The web interface now provides searching, paging, and changing of the sort/display order of classes, jobs, and printers.
  • cupsaddsmb now accepts a password on the command-line and supports passwords with special characters (Issue #822, Issue #1236)
  • ppdLoad*() no longer tries to “fix” bad characters in UI text (Issue #1101)
  • Printer names can now (reliably) contain Unicode characters (Issue #896)
  • The lpstat command now shows the time and date of the last printer state change instead of the hardcoded “Jan 01 00:00” (Issue #659)
  • The scheduler now adds a job-actual-printer-uri attribute to job objects when printing to a class (Issue #116)
  • The scheduler now logs log file open errors to the system log (Issue #1289)
  • The scheduler now sets the job-originating-user-name to the authenticated username, if available (Issue #1318)
  • The scheduler now only updates the permissions of SSL keys and certificates when they are under the ServerRoot directory (Issue #1324)
  • The rastertodymo driver has been renamed to rastertolabel (a symlink is installed so that existing queues continue to work) and now also supports Zebra’s CPCL language.
  • The lpstat command could show the wrong active job for a printer (Issue #1301)
  • Fixed a potential crash problem in the scheduler when aborting a CGI program (Issue #1290)
  • Added a “cancel all jobs” button to the class and printer web interfaces (Issue #1140)
  • The add-printer web page now shows the set-printer-options page after the printer has been added (Issue #690)
  • The classes web page now provides links to each of the member printers (Issue #307)
  • CUPS now handles HTTP request/response lines up to 32k in length; this is mainly for better cookie support (Issue #1274)
  • Added support for the Apache PassEnv and SetEnv directives to cupsd.conf (Issue #853)
  • Added large file (64-bit) support (Issue #541)
  • Fixed a performance issue with the ippReadIO() implementation (Issue #1284)
  • Fixed a performance issue with the scheduler’s implicit class implementation (Issue #1283)
  • The pdftops filter now adds the Title and Creator fields from the PDF file to the PostScript document comments section (Issue #539, Issue #830)
  • Added a new cups_array_t and cupsArray*() functions to the CUPS API to support sorted lists of data.
  • Made the CUPS API library thread-safe (Issue #1276)
  • Added “media” option support for EFI EFMediaType option (Issue #902)
  • Added write buffering to the HTTP code to improve performance (Issue #547)
  • The scheduler now uses the attributes-natural-language attribute to localize banner pages (Issue #386)
  • The scheduler now returns the address that was used to connect to it (Issue #1076)
  • Fixed a problem with N-up printing and OpenOffice (Issue #576)
  • Added support for the GCC position independent executable options (Issue #1209)
  • Added new BrowseLocalProtocols and BrowseRemoteProtocols directives to cupsd.conf, allowing for different browse protocols for local and remote printers (Issue #877)
  • PPD files can now contain strings up to 256k in length (Issue #1215)
  • The pstops filter now supports the IncludeFeature DSC comment (Issue #1212)
  • The pstops filter now disables the setpagedevice procedure when doing N-up printing (Issue #1161)
  • The serial backend now supports “stop=1”, “stop=2”, “parity=space”, and “parity=mark” options (Issue #1155)
  • “make install” no longer overwrites an existing PAM configuration file (Issue #1064)
  • The scheduler now closes all files on startup when run in daemon mode (Issue #1009)
  • Added a new RGBW colorspace to the CUPS raster format (Issue #1071)
  • The pdftops filter now sets the page size based on the media box when not scaling the output (Issue #912)
  • The pdftops filter now supports masked images (Issue #281)
  • The pdftops filter produced large output when rendering PDF files containing lot of repeated images (Issue #327)
  • The pdftops filter now minimizes print processing of PDF files when using the page-ranges option (Issue #273)
  • Updated pdftops filter to Xpdf 3.01.
  • Added new cupsBackchannelRead() and cupsBackchannelWrite() functions, as well as backchannel support to the parallel, serial, socket, and USB backends (Issue #1252)
  • The parallel and USB backends now treat a “no space available” error as an out-of-paper condition (Issue #1225)
  • The “lpc” command now supports the “status all” command (Issue #1004)
  • ippReadIO() did not read collections properly (Issue #1249)
  • The “make test” script now creates the test files in “/tmp/cups-$USER” instead of “/tmp/$USER” (Issue #981)
  • All backends now abort on error when printing a job to a class - this allows the next printer in the class to print the job (Issue #1084)
  • The scheduler now verifies that a printer supports Letter or A4 media sizes before setting them as the initial default (Issue #1250)
  • The cupstestppd program now flags bad Resolution options (Issue #1269)
  • The USB backend now retries printing when the printer is disconnected or turned off (Issue #1267)
  • Added new httpGetHostname() function to CUPS API, and use it instead of gethostname() so that the web interface will work correctly on systems whose hostname is not the FQDN (Issue #1266)
  • The scheduler now stops printers if the backend for the queue is missing on startup (Issue #1265)
  • The configure script now supports “–disable-library” to disable particular image file format support libraries, even if they are available on the build system (Issue #1248)
  • The IPP backend did not always report on the total number of pages that were printed (Issue #1251)
  • The lpstat program could display garbage date and time values for locales whose date format exceeded 31 characters (Issue #1263)
  • The cupstestppd program would segfault when testing certain broken PPD files (Issue #1268)
  • Dramatically reduced the overhead of implicit classes.
  • Added new cupsDir*() functions to CUPS API.
  • Printers can now be published individually for sharing.
  • Fixed a bug in the scheduler’s startup signalling code which caused cupsd to send the SIGUSR1 signal to the init process instead of the original parent process (Issue #1258)
  • Added new on-line help CGI to web interface to provide searchable help.
  • Devices are now tracked dynamically, with each query doing a new device scan. This eliminates a previous startup delay caused by slow backends and allows new printers to be seen without restarting the server, however it limits the amount of device URI checking that can be done (basically now the scheduler only requires a URI with a method that is a listed backend)
  • Added new printer auto-detection, server configuration, and log file viewing to the administration web page.
  • Added new “set allowed users” web interface to set the list of allowed users for a printer or class.
  • The scheduler, command-line, and web interfaces now limit the list of printers and classes to those accessible by a user.
  • cupsMarkOptions() now handles more non-standard duplexing options and choices (Issue #915)
  • cups-lpd now honors remote banner requests with the “standard” banner whenever a printer does not have one defined (Issue #1220)
  • The scheduler’s denial-of-service checks did not work properly with IPv6 addresses (Issue #1134)
  • The lp and lpr commands did not error out properly when they were unable to write to a temporary file (Issue #1129)
  • The pstops filter did not handle Adobe-specific comments in Windows NT driver output (Issue #1085)
  • “lpstat -l -p” incorrectly reported the printer interface (Issue #936)
  • The web interface now operates exclusively with the UTF-8 encoding, and sends the appropriate character set and header information to the web browser (Issue #919, Issue #1007)
  • Added a “set allowed users” interface to the web interface so that you can set the list of allowed or denied users/groups for a printer or class.
  • Disallow the “#” character in printer names, since it has special meaning in the shell, config files, and in URIs (Issue #917, Issue #1202)
  • Added a new application/x-csource MIME type, and support for it to the texttops filter so that you can pretty print plain text files without the C/C++ keywords being highlighted.
  • The pdftops filter did not compile with GCC 4.0 (Issue #1226)
  • The texttops filter did not highlight preprocessor directives followed by a tab properly.
  • HP PJL output now uses both JOB DISPLAY and RDYMSG commands to show the current job on the printer’s display (Issue #1218)
  • Local authentication certificates are now stored in /var/run/cups/certs by default instead of /etc/cups/certs (Issue #1211)
  • Backends now use “&” to separate options in device URIs; “+” is still recognized but is deprecated (Issue #842)
  • The USB backend no longer supports the usb:/dev/foo format on systems that support device ID queries.
  • Forced classification markings did not work when the job-sheets parameters were “none,none”.
  • “lpstat -l -p” incorrectly showed all users as allowed, even if the queue was restricted to certain users (Issue #801)
  • The scheduler now automatically detects SSL/TLS clients without using the SSLPort/SSLListen directives.
  • The CUPS API and scheduler no longer support SSLv2- encrypted connections.
  • Updated the cupsaddsmb utility to correctly export the CUPS driver for Windows.
  • Fixed a signal-handling bug in httpRead() which ultimately caused the server to print multiple copies when it was busy (Issue #1184)
  • The cupsFile API now uses the O_APPEND option when opening files in append mode (Issue #990)
  • The md5.h header and md5_* functions are now officially private and have been renamed to avoid conflicts with other implementations with the same name.
  • The pdftops filter incorrectly embedded some Type1 fonts (Issue #1093)
  • The scheduler didn’t detect a closed connection in the middle of an IPP request (Issue #1153)
  • The scheduler could block trying to read the job status if there was input pending and the job was cancelled in the same input cycle (Issue #1157)
  • The scheduler could crash when deleting a class due to infinite recursion.
  • Updated the Zebra ZPL label printer driver to use the run-length encoding and support more options.
  • Updated serial backend to scan for /dev/ttyC* as well as /dev/ttyc* for Cyclades serial ports (Issue #1049)
  • The scheduler could hang reading the job status under certain circumstances (Issue #1068)
  • The USB backend termination signal code was inverted (Issue #1046)
  • Moved enable and disable commands to sbindir to be consistent.
  • Added new cupsRasterInterpretPPD() function for RIP filters to setup the raster page header from PostScript commands in a PPD file.
  • The CUPS browsing protocol now offers a “delete” bit to remove printers as soon as they are deleted on the server or as soon as the server shuts down gracefully (Issue #793)
  • The CUPS_SERVER and ServerName directives (client.conf and ~/.cupsrc) may now contain names of the form “server:port” and “/path/to/domain/socket”.
  • The “cancel -u user” command now works for ordinary users (Issue #751)
  • Added test run support to “make test” target (Issue #64)
  • Added domain socket support (Issue #656)
  • Added BrowseLocalOptions directive to allow the administrator to add printer URI options to the browse URI, e.g. “encryption=required” (Issue #732)
  • Added BrowseRemoteOptions directive to allow the administrator to add standard URI options to the remote printer URI, e.g. “encryption=required” (Issue #732)
  • Now put “-I..” compiler option in front of all others to ensure that local CUPS headers are used before installed headers (Issue #437)
  • New cupsLangPrintf() and cupsLangPuts() for localized interfaces.
  • Now support custom attributes and extended options in PPD files.
  • Now provide functions to save PPD files.
  • New policy mechanism allows per-operation and per-printer control over what users and groups are allowed to do various IPP operations.
  • New error policy mechanism to control how aborted backend errors are handled by the scheduler (abort-job, retry-job, requeue-job, stop-printer)
  • Updated the printer test page with a better color wheel and a separate grayscale ramp.
  • A single backend process is now run to send all print data for a job.
  • Backends and filters can now send and receive backchannel data over file descriptor 3.
  • Updated the raster stream format to support more user-defined attributes and to do compression of the page data.
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