CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.11
- The scheduler did not prevent nested classes (STR #3211)
- The scheduler did not reprint processing jobs that were moved to
another destination (STR #3222)
- The scheduler did not reset the current job file when stopping a
printer (STR #3226)
- The scheduler did not handle POSTs to custom CGIs properly (STR #3221)
- The pdftops filter did not print landscape PDF pages properly
- The scheduler did not handle partial header lines properly from CGI
programs (STR #3194)
- The web interface could hang on OpenBSD (STR #3176, STR #3196)
- The scheduler and cupsfilter utility did not handle rules starting
with a negation operator properly (STR #3160)
- The scheduler and cupsfilter utility would crash with certain MIME
.types rules (STR #3159)
- httpSetField wasn't bracketing IPv6 numeric addresses for the Host:
field (STR #3164)
- The ServerName, if specified, was not treated as a valid alias for the
local system (STR #3167)
- "make epm" did not work (STR #3166)
- "lpstat -h server" showed non-shared printers (STR #3147)
- "make check" did not work on Linux (STR #3161)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.10
- Documentation fixes (STR #2994, STR #2995, STR #3008, STR #3056,
- SECURITY: The scheduler now protects against DNS rebinding attacks
- SECURITY: Fixed TIFF integer overflow in image filters (STR #3031)
- The scheduler did not support the job-hold-until attribute with the
Restart-Job operation (STR #3130)
- SECURITY: The PNG image reading code did not validate the
image size properly, leading to a potential buffer overflow
- The rastertohp driver did not set the 1-sided printing mode when
needed (STR #3131)
- Now use a wrapper program instead of our fork of the Xpdf code to
support printing of PDF files. The new wrapper supports using Xpdf,
poppler, or Ghostscript to convert PDF files to PostScript (STR #3129)
- Long job names caused problems with some PJL printers (STR #3125)
- The lpq command did not work when showing all destinations (STR #3117)
- The scheduler used a codeset name of UTF8 which is not supported on
Solaris (STR #3113)
- cupsGetJobs() did not work with a NULL destination (STR #3107)
- Fixed a localization problem for option choices (incorrectly) named
"Custom" (STR #3106)
- The fallback OpenSSL random number seeding would not work (STR #3079)
- The scheduler might miss a child signal, causing high CPU usage.
- The scheduler did not enforce quotas after the job history was
unloaded (STR #3078)
- The job-k-limit, job-page-limit, and job-quota-period attributes
could not be set using the lpadmin command (STR #3077)
- httpSeparateURI() did not error out on URIs with a missing port
number after a colon.
- Fixed a Valgrind-detected initialization error when creating a
missing directory on startup.
- The scheduler did not always read all of the HTTP headers from a
- The scheduler did not always set the "air" property in Bonjour/DNS-SD
- The scheduler incorrectly compared Mac OS X UUIDs for access
control, preventing access in certain configurations.
- The IPP backend incorrectly reset the required authentication
to Kerberos when authentication failed.
- The scheduler no longer looks up the local hostname by default;
turn on hostname lookups to restore the previous behavior.
- The scheduler did not always load MIME type rules correctly
- The test page did not format correctly on A4 paper (STR #3060)
- The web interface sometimes incorrectly redirected users to
127.0.0.1 (STR #3022)
- cupsPrintFile*() did not send the document filename for single
file submissions (STR #3055)
- The scheduler did not update the member-names attribute when
removing the last printer from a class.
- The scheduler did not report PPD Products with parenthesis
in them properly (STR #3046)
- The wrong italic fonts were listed in the UTF-8 charset file
for the text filter.
- The backends did not return an OK status for the
CUPS_SC_CMD_GET_BIDI side-channel command (STR #3029)
- The scheduler did not purge jobs that were missing a
time-at-creation attribute, indicating a bad job control file
- The "-o job-hold-until=week-end" option did not work properly
- The Solaris USB printer device does not support select or poll
- The scheduler would crash if you exceeded the MaxSubscriptions
- The lp "-H immediate" option did not specify that the job
should not be held (STR #3013)
- The scheduler did not support the "Connection: close"
HTTP header (STR #3010)
- The mailto notifier didn't terminate messages properly
- Backends could spin trying to read back-channel data
- The HP-GL/2 filter was using the wrong default colors
- The scheduler incorrectly allowed Get-Jobs operations without a
printer-uri (STR #2996)
- The compression option was not being encoded properly
- Added a missing character map for JIS-X0213/ShiftJIS.
- The scheduler now rejects ATTR: messages with empty values.
- The scheduler could consume all CPU handling closed connections
- Fixed some configure script bugs with rc/xinetd directories
- The Epson sample driver PPDs contained errors (STR #2979)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.9
- SECURITY: The HP-GL/2 filter did not range check pen numbers
- SECURITY: The SGI image file reader did not range check
16-bit run lengths (STR #2918)
- SECURITY: The text filter did not range check cpi, lpi, or
column values (STR #2919)
- Documentation updates (STR #2904, STR #2944)
- The French web admin page was never updated (STR #2963)
- The IPP backend did not retry print jobs when the printer
reported itself as busy or unavailable (STR #2951)
- The "Set Allowed Users" web interface did not handle trailing
whitespace correctly (STR #2956)
- The PostScript filter did not work with Adobe applications
using custom page sizes (STR #2968)
- The Mac OS X USB backend did not work with some printers
that reported a bad 1284 device ID.
- The scheduler incorrectly resolved the client connection
address when HostNameLookups was set to Off (STR #2946)
- The IPP backend incorrectly stopped the local queue if
the remote server reported the "paused" state.
- The cupsGetDests() function did not catch all types of
- The scheduler did not always log "job queued" messages
- The scheduler did not support destination filtering using
the printer-location attribute properly (STR #2945)
- The scheduler did not send the server-started,
server-restarted, or server-stopped events (STR #2927)
- The scheduler no longer enforces configuration file
permissions on symlinked files (STR #2937)
- CUPS now reinitializes the DNS resolver on failures
- The CUPS desktop menu item was broken (STR #2924)
- The PPD parser was too strict about missing keyword
values in "relaxed" mode.
- The PostScript filter incorrectly mirrored landscape
- The scheduler did not correctly update the
auth-info-required value(s) if the AuthType was Default.
- The scheduler required Kerberos authentication for
all operations on remote Kerberized printers instead
of just for the operations that needed it.
- The socket backend could wait indefinitely for back-
channel data with some devices.
- PJL panel messages were not reset correctly on older
printers (STR #2909)
- cupsfilter used the wrong default path (STR #2908)
- Fixed address matching for "BrowseAddress @IF(name)"
- Fixed compiles on AIX.
- Firefox 3 did not work with the CUPS web interface in SSL
mode (STR #2892)
- Custom options with multiple parameters were not emitted
- Refined the cupstestppd utility.
- ppdEmit*() did not support custom JCL options (STR #2889)
- The cupstestppd utility incorrectly reported missing
"en" base translations (STR #2887)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.8
- Documentation updates (STR #2785, STR #2861, STR #2862)
- The scheduler did not add the ending job sheet when the
job was released.
- The IPP backend did not relay marker-* attributes.
- The CUPS GNOME/KDE menu item was not localized for
Chinese (STR #2880)
- The CUPS GNOME/KDE menu item was not localized for
Japanese (STR #2876)
- The cupstestppd utility reported mixed line endings for
Mac OS and Windows PPD files (STR #2874)
- The pdftops filter did not print landscape orientation PDF
pages correctly on all printers (STR #2850)
- The scheduler did not handle expiring of implicit classes
or their members properly, leading to a configuration where
one of the members would have a short name (STR #2766)
- The scheduler and cupstestppd utilities did not support
cupsFilter and cupsPreFilter programs with spaces in their
names (STR #2866)
- Removed unused variables and assignments found by the
LLVM "clang" tool.
- Added NULL checks recommended by the LLVM "clang" tool.
- The scheduler would crash if you started a printer that
pointed to a backend that did not exist (STR #2865)
- The ppdLocalize functions incorrectly mapped all generic
locales to country-specific locales.
- The cups-driverd program did not support Simplified Chinese
or Traditional Chinese language version strings (STR #2851)
- Added an Indonesian translation (STR #2792)
- Fixed a timing issue in the backends that could cause data
corruption with the CUPS_SC_CMD_DRAIN_OUTPUT side-channel
command (STR #2858)
- The scheduler did not support "HostNameLookups" with all of
the boolean names (STR #2861)
- Fixed a compile problem with glibc 2.8 (STR #2860)
- The scheduler incorrectly filtered out queues with ACLs and
- The PostScript filter did not support %%IncludeFeature lines
in the page setup section of each page (STR #2831)
- The scheduler did not generate printer-state events when the
default printer was changed (STR #2764)
- cupstestppd incorrectly reported a warning about the PPD format
version in some locales (STR #2854)
- cupsGetPPD() and friends incorrectly returned a PPD file for
a class with no printers.
- The member-uris values for local printers in a class returned
by the scheduler did not reflect the connected hostname or
- The CUPS PHP extension was not thread-safe (STR #2828)
- The scheduler incorrectly added the document-format-default
attribute to the list of "common" printer attributes, which
over time would slow down the printing system (STR #2755,
- The cups-deviced and cups-driverd helper programs did not set
the CFProcessPath environment variable on Mac OS X (STR #2837)
- "lpstat -p" could report the wrong job as printing (STR #2845)
- The scheduler would crash when some cupsd.conf directives
were missing values (STR #2849)
- The web interface "move jobs" operation redirected users to
the wrong URL (STR #2815)
- The Polish web interface translation contained errors
- The scheduler did not report PostScript printer PPDs with
filters as PostScript devices.
- The scheduler did not set the job document-format attribute
for jobs submitted using Create-Job and Send-Document.
- cupsFileTell() did not work for log files opened in append
mode (STR #2810)
- The scheduler did not set QUERY_STRING all of the time
for CGI scripts (STR #2781, STR #2816)
- The scheduler now returns an error for bad job-sheets
values (STR #2775)
- Authenticated remote printing did not work over domain
sockets (STR #2750)
- The scheduler incorrectly logged errors for print filters
when a job was canceled (STR #2806, #2808)
- The scheduler no longer allows multiple RSS subscriptions
with the same URI (STR #2789)
- The scheduler now supports Kerberized printing with
multiple server names (STR #2783)
- "Satisfy any" did not work in IPP policies (STR #2782)
- The CUPS imaging library would crash with very large
images - more than 16Mx16M pixels (STR #2805)
- The PNG image loading code would crash with large images
- The scheduler did not limit the total number of filters.
- The scheduler now ensures that the RSS directory has
the correct permissions.
- The RSS notifier did not quote the feed URL in the RSS
file it created (STR #2801)
- The web interface allowed the creation and cancellation
of RSS subscriptions without a username (STR #2774)
- Increased the default MaxCopies value on Mac OS X to
9999 to match the limit imposed by the print dialog.
- The scheduler did not reject requests with an empty
Content-Length field (STR #2787)
- The scheduler did not log the current date and time and
did not escape special characters in request URIs when
logging bad requests to the access_log file (STR #2788)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.7
- CVE-2008-0047: cgiCompileSearch buffer overflow (STR #2729)
- CVE-2008-1373: CUPS GIF image filter overflow (STR #2765)
- Updated the "make check" tests to do a more thorough
- cups-driverd complained about missing directories (STR
- cupsaddsmb would leave the Samba username and password on
disk if no Windows drivers were installed (STR #2779)
- The Linux USB backend used 100% CPU when a printer was
disconnected (STR #2769)
- The sample raster drivers did not properly handle SIGTERM
- The scheduler sent notify_post() messages too often on
Mac OS X.
- Kerberos access to the web interface did not work
- The scheduler did not support "AuthType Default" in IPP
policies (STR #2749)
- The scheduler did not support the "HideImplicitMembers"
directive as documented (STR #2760)
- "make check" didn't return a non-zero exit code on
error (STR #2758)
- The scheduler incorrectly logged AUTH_foo environment
variables in debug mode (STR #2751)
- The image filters inverted PBM files (STR #2746)
- cupsctl would crash if the scheduler was not running
- The scheduler could crash when printing using a port
monitor (STR #2742)
- The scheduler would crash if PAM was broken (STR #2734)
- The image filters did not work with some CMYK JPEG files
produced by Adobe applications (STR #2727)
- The Mac OS X USB backend did not work with printers that
did not report a make or model.
- The job-sheets option was not encoded properly (STR #2715)
- The scheduler incorrectly complained about missing LSB
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.6
- Documentation updates (STR #2646, STR #2647, STR #2649)
- Fixed a problem with the web interface "Use Kerberos
Authentication" check box (STR #2703)
- The scheduler unconditionally overwrote the printer-state-
message with "process-name failed" when a filter or backend
failed, preventing a useful error message from being shown
to the user.
- Policies on CUPS-Move-Job didn't work as expected (STR
- The configure script only supported D-BUS on Linux
- The scheduler did not support </LimitExcept> (STR #2701)
- The scheduler did not reset the job-hold-until attribute
after a job's hold time was reached.
- The scheduler did not support printer supply attributes
- The Kerberos credentials provided by some Windows KDCs
were still too large - now use a dynamic buffer to
support credentials up to 64k in size (STR #2695)
- Printing a test page from the web interface incorrectly
defaulted to the "guest" user (STR #2688)
- The cupsEncodeOptions2() function did not parse multiple-
value attribute values properly (STR #2690)
- The scheduler incorrectly sent printer-stopped events for
status updates from the print filters (STR #2680)
- The IPP backend could crash when handling printer errors
- Multi-file jobs did not print to remote CUPS servers
- The scheduler did not provide the Apple language ID to
- Kerberos authentication did not work with the web
interface (STR #2606, STR #2669)
- The requesing-user-name-allowed and -denied functionality
did not work for Kerberos-authenticated usernames (STR
- CUPS didn't compile on HP-UX 11i (STR #2679)
- cupsEncodeOptions2() did not handle option values like
"What's up, doc?" properly.
- Added lots of memory allocation checks (Fortify)
- The scheduler would crash if it was unable to add a job
- ppdOpen*() did not check all memory allocations (Coverity)
- ippReadIO() did not check all memory allocations (Coverity)
- The PostScript filter did not detect read errors (Coverity)
- The scheduler did not check for a missing job-sheets-completed
attribute when sending an event notification (Coverity)
- "Set Printer Options" might not work with raw queues (Coverity)
- cupsRasterInterpretPPD() could crash on certain PostScript
- The USB backend did not check for back-channel support
properly on all systems (Coverity)
- Fixed memory leaks in the GIF and PNM image loading code
- Removed some dead code in the CUPS API and scheduler (Coverity)
- Fixed two overflow bugs in the HP-GL/2 filter (Coverity)
- Fixed another ASN1 string parsing bug (STR #2665)
- The RSS notifier directory was not installed with the
- The standard CUPS backends could use 100% CPU while waiting
for print data (STR #2664)
- Filename-based MIME rules did not work (STR #2659)
- The cups-polld program did not exit if the scheduler crashed
- The scheduler would crash if you tried to set the port-monitor
on a raw queue (STR #2639)
- The scheduler could crash if a polled remote printer was
converted to a class (STR #2656)
- The web interface and cupsctl did not correctly reflect
the "allow printing from the Internet" state (STR #2650)
- The scheduler incorrectly treated MIME types as case-
sensitive (STR #2657)
- The Java support classes did not send UTF-8 strings to
the scheduler (STR #2651)
- The CGI code did not handle interrupted POST requests
properly (STR #2652)
- The PostScript filter incorrectly handled number-up when
the number of pages was evenly divisible by the number-up
- The PDF filter incorrectly filtered pages when page-ranges
and number-up were both specified (STR #2643)
- The IPP backend did not handle printing of pictwps files
to a non-Mac CUPS server properly.
- The scheduler did not detect network interface changes
on operating systems other than Mac OS X (STR #2631)
- The scheduler now logs the UNIX error message when it
is unable to create a request file such as a print job.
- Added support for --enable-pie on Mac OS X.
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.5
- The SNMP backend did not check for negative string
lengths (STR #2589)
- The scheduler incorrectly removed auth-info attributes,
potentially leading to a loss of all options for a job.
- The scheduler stopped sending CUPS browse packets on a
restart when using fixed addresses (STR #2618)
- Fixed PDF filter security issues (CVE-2007-4352
- Changing settings would always change the DefaultAuthType
and Allow lines (STR #2580)
- The scheduler would crash when submitting an undefined
format file from Samba with LogLevel debug2 (STR #2600)
- The scheduler did not use poll() when epoll() was not
supported by the running kernel (STR #2582)
- Fixed a compile problem with Heimdal Kerberos (STR #2592)
- The USB backend now retries connections to a printer
indefinitely rather than stopping the queue.
- Printers with untranslated JCL options were not exported
to Samba correctly (STR #2570)
- The USB backend did not work with some Minolta USB
printers (STR #2604)
- The strcasecmp() emulation code did not compile (STR
- The scheduler would crash if a job was sent to an empty
class (STR #2605)
- The lpc command did not work in non-UTF-8 locales (STR
- Subscriptions for printer-stopped events also received
other state changes (STR #2572)
- cupstestppd incorrectly reported translation errors for
the "en" locale.
- ppdOpen() did not handle custom options properly when the
Custom attribute appeared before the OpenUI for that
- The scheduler could crash when deleting a printer or
listing old jobs.
- The Mac OS X USB backend did not allow for requeuing of
jobs submitted to a class.
- lpmove didn't accept a job ID by itself.
- The scheduler incorrectly removed job history information
for remote print jobs.
- The scheduler incorrectly sent the
"com.apple.printerListChanged" message for printer state
- The PostScript filter drew the page borders (when enabled)
outside the imageable area.
- The LPD and IPP backends did not default to the correct
port numbers when using alternate scheme names.
- The scheduler incorrectly deleted hardwired remote
printers on system sleep.
- The scheduler would abort if a bad browse protocol name
was listed in the cupsd.conf file.
- The online cupsd.conf help file incorrectly showed
"dns-sd" instead of "dnssd" for Bonjour sharing.
- The scheduler could crash changing the port-monitor value.
- The scheduler generated CoreFoundation errors when run as
a background process.
- When printing with number-up > 1, it was possible to get
an extra blank page.
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.4
- Documentation updates (STR #2560, STR #2563, STR #2569)
- CUPS now maps the "nb" locale to "no" on all platforms
- CUPS did not work with a Windows 2003 R2 KDC (STR #2568)
- ippReadIO() could read past the end of a buffer (STR
- The scheduler would crash on shutdown if it was unable
to create a Kerberos context.
- Multiple AuthTypes in cupsd.conf did not work (STR
- The snmp.conf file referenced the wrong man page (STR
- The cupsaddsmb program didn't handle domain sockets
properly (STR #2556)
- The scheduler now validates device URIs when adding
- Updated httpSeparateURI() to support hostnames with
the backslash character.
- Updated the Japanese localization (STR #2546)
- The parallel backend now gets the current IEEE-1284
device ID string on Linux (STR #2553)
- The IPP backend now checks the job status at
variable intervals (from 1 to 10 seconds) instead
of every 10 seconds for faster remote printing
- "lpr -p" and "lpr -l" did not work (STR #2544)
- Compilation failed when a previous version of CUPS
was installed and was included in the SSL include
path (STR #2538)
- The scheduler did not reject requests with charsets
other than US-ASCII or UTF-8, and the CUPS API
incorrectly passed the locale charset to the scheduler
instead of UTF-8 (STR #2537)
- cups-deviced did not filter out duplicate devices.
- The AppleTalk backend incorrectly added a scheme
listing when AppleTalk was disabled or no printers
- The PostScript filter generated N^2 copies when the
printer supported collated copies and user requested
- The scheduler did not reprint all of the files in a
job that was held.
- The scheduler did not update the printcap file after
removing stale remote queues.
- The cupsd.conf man page incorrectly referenced
"AuthType Kerberos" instead of "AuthType Negotiate".
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.3
- The scheduler did not use the attributes-natural-language
attribute when passing the LANG environment variable to
cups-deviced or cups-driverd.
- The scheduler did not use the printer-op-policy when
modifying classes or printers (STR #2525)
- The auth-info-required attribute was not always updated
for remote queues that required authentication.
- The German web interface localization contained errors
- The Swedish localization contained errors (STR #2522)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.2
- The 1.3.1 release was incorrectly created from the
1.4.x source tree (STR #2519)
- Added support for 32/64-bit libraries on HP-UX
- The scheduler incorrectly used portrait as the default
orientation (STR #2513)
- The scheduler no longer writes the printcap file for
every remote printer update (STR #2512)
- Remote raw printing with multiple copies did not work
- Updated the configure script to require at least autoconf
2.60 (STR #2515)
- Some gzip'd PPD files were not read in their entirety
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.1
- Documentation updates.
- The USB backend on Mac OS X could hang if the driver and
printer did not match.
- Delegated Kerberos credentials were not working.
- "make distclean" incorrectly removed the edit-config.tmpl
files (STR #2508)
- Fix compile problem on HP-UX (STR #2501)
- The cupstestppd utility now tests for resolutions greater
than 99999 DPI to detect a missing "x" between the X and Y
- Fixed many problems in the various translations and added
a new "checkpo" utility to validate them.
- The cupstestppd utility now tests the custom page size code
for CUPS raster drivers.
- cupsLangDefault() did not attempt to return a language that
was supported by the calling application.
- If a remote printer stopped while a job was being sent, the
local queue would also get stopped and the job re-queued,
resulting in duplicate prints in some cases.
- A few Apple-specific job options needed to be omitted when
printing a banner page.
- The new peer credential support did not compile on FreeBSD
- Direct links to help files did not set the current section
so the table-of-contents was not shown.
- The configure script did not support --localedir=foo (STR #2488)
- The backends were not displaying their localized messages.
- CUPS-Authenticate-Job did not require Kerberos authentication
on queues protected by Kerberos.
- The Zebra ZPL driver did not work with Brady label printers
- Norwegian wasn't localized on Mac OS X.
- getnameinfo() returns an error on some systems when DNS is
not available, leading to numerous problems (STR #2486)
- The cupsfilter command did not work properly on Mac OS X.
- The scheduler makefile contained a typo (STR #2483)
- The TBCP and BCP port monitors did not handle the trailing
CTRL-D in some PostScript output properly.
- Fixed the localization instructions and German template for
the "Find New Printers" button (STR #2478)
- The web interface did not work with the Chinese localization
- The web interface home page did not work for languages that
were only partially localized (STR #2472)
- Updated the Spanish web interface localization (STR #2473)
- ppdLocalize() did not work for country-specific localizations.
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3.0
- The scheduler did not handle out-of-file conditions
gracefully when accepting new connections, leading to
heavy CPU usage.
- The scheduler did not detect ServerBin misconfigurations
- "AuthType Default" did not work as expected when the
"DefaultAuthType foo" line appeared after it in the
- The on-line help did not describe many common printing
options (STR #1846)
- The IPP backend did not return the "auth required" status
when printing to a Kerberos-protected queue.
- The scheduler was not looking in the correct directories
for LSB PPD files (STR #2464)
- Changed references to ESP Ghostscript to GPL Ghostscript
- The PostScript filter did not cleanly terminate when
the job was canceled or stopped.
- Fixed generation of Kerberos credentials for remote
printing. Note that this requires a recent version of
MIT Kerberos with a working krb5_cc_new_unique()
function or Heimdal Kerberos.
- Added Portuguese and updated Italian message catalogs.
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3rc2
- Added more range checking to the pdftops filter.
- The scheduler would crash if a remote IPP queue was stopped
- The scheduler did not allow "DefaultAuthType None".
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3rc1
- Updated the German localization (STR #2443)
- cupsAdminGetServerSettings() did not handle </Foo> properly.
- When lprm and cancel are run with no job ID, they now will
cancel the first stopped job if no pending or processing
jobs are left in the queue.
- The scheduler now logs successful print jobs, filter
failures, and the job file types at the default log
level (STR #2458)
- The scheduler now logs the usernames it is using for
authorization at LogLevel debug instead of debug2 (STR #2448)
- Added Intellitech Intellibar and Zebra CPCL PPDs to the list
of installed PPDs.
- Added 6" and 8" wide label sizes for the Zebra ZPL Label
Printer driver (STR #2442)
- The cupsaddsmb program and web interface now support
exporting of 64-bit Windows drivers, when available
- Moving a job that was printing did not stop the job on the
original printer (STR #2262)
- The cups-lpd mini-daemon did not work on Mac OS X server.
- Added httpGetAuthString() and httpSetAuthString() APIs to get
and set the current (cached) authorization string to use for
- Updated the default cupsd.conf policy to list the
"administrative" operations separately from the "printer
control" operations so that it is easier to define a
group of users that are "printer operators".
- The web interface now pulls the default cupsd.conf file
from cupsd.conf.default in the CUPS config directory.
- Added a help file for using Kerberos with CUPS.
- The scheduler now strips the "@KDC" portion of Kerberos
usernames since those usernames typically do not appear in
the group membership lists used by CUPS.
- cupsMarkOptions() could (incorrectly) leave multiple option
- Backends could (incorrectly) run as root during discovery
- Avahi is now supported for DNS-SD (Bonjour) printer sharing
- The default cupsd.conf file had typos and old operation names
- The scheduler now erases authentication cache files using the
7-pass US DoD algorithm.
- Delegated Kerberos credentials (proxy authentication) did not
- The filter makefile did not optimize the libcupsimage.2.dylib
with a sectorder file.
- The IPP backend incorrectly wrote an empty printer message
when processing the "none" state reason.
- The USB backend could deadlock on Mac OS X while performing
a side-channel command.
- The scheduler did not prevent remote queues from being
- The scheduler did not remove the temporary request file on
- ppdLocalizeIPPReason() did not handle "scheme:" schemes or
- ppdLocalizeIPPReason() was not exported on Mac OS X.
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.3b1
- Copyright updates - CUPS is now owned by Apple Inc.
- Documentation updates (STR #1775, STR #2027, STR #2130,
STR #2131, STR #2263, STR #2356, STR #2397)
- Added new cupsfilter utility (STR #1734)
- Added new job-printer-state-message and
job-printer-state-reasons attributes to jobs (STR #2418)
- Added LDAP+SSL support (STR #1967)
- CUPS now supports authentication via peer credentials
over domain sockets (STR #2242, STR #2277)
- The CUPS sample driver PPDs are now generated by the PPD
compiler and include all of the localized languages by
default (STR #2164)
- You can now specify "AuthType Default" in the cupsd.conf
file to use the default authentication defined by the
- The SNMP backend no longer adds a default Address line
when none is specified in the snmp.conf file; this allows
the backend to be easily disabled as needed (STR #2434)
- Added a new cupsctl command for doing basic changes to
the cupsd.conf file (STR #1777)
- Added a new ppdLocalizeIPPReason() function to get the
localized text/URI for a given IPP reason keyword for a
- Removed the deskjet2.ppd driver, as it only worked with
a very small subset of HP DeskJet printers and was
confusing to users. The rastertohp driver still
supports the deskjet2.ppd options for existing queues.
- The scheduler did not add a trailing banner page if a
client did not specify the last document in a job (STR
- The scheduler did not report Bonjour shared printers as
remote printers (STR #2384)
- Added new -R and -W options to the cupstestppd program
for greater control over the testing of PPDs.
- Added a new cupsGetServerPPD() function for getting
an available PPD from the server (STR #2334)
- Added a new cupsDoIORequest() function for reading
and writing files via IPP requests (STR #2334)
- Added a new CUPS_GET_PPD operation for getting an
available PPD file on the server (STR #2334)
- CUPS_GET_PPDS now reports multiple ppd-product values
based on the PPD ModelName and Product strings (STR
#2334, STR #2383)
- CUPS_GET_PPDS now reports the PSVersion attributes
from a PPD file in the ppd-psversion attribute
- CUPS_GET_PPDS now reports the cupsModelNumber attribute
from a PPD file in the ppd-model-number attribute (STR
- CUPS_GET_PPDS now reports a driver type string in the
ppd-type attribute based on the cupsFax and cupsFilter
attributes in a PPD file (STR #2383)
- Added a new printer attribute called "cups-version"
which reports the version of CUPS that is running
- backendRunLoop() now aborts immediately on SIGTERM
if no data has been written yet (STR #2103)
- Due to poor IPP support from the vendors, the SNMP
backend no longer tries IPP connections; instead,
it now uses a lookup file with fallback to port 9100
(socket://address) and 515 (lpd://address) printing
(STR #2035, STR #2354)
- The scheduler now recreates the CUPS log directory as
needed (STR #2353)
- cupsLangDefault() now maps new-style Apple locale names
to the traditional ll_CC form (STR #2357)
- Add new cupsArrayNew2() API to support hashed lookups
of array elements (STR #2358)
- ppdConflicts() optimizations (STR #2358)
- The cupstestppd program now tests for existing filters,
icons, profiles, and dialog extensions (STR #2326)
- The web interface no longer lists new printers on the
main administration page. Instead, a new "List Available
Printers" button is provided that shows a separate page
with the list of printers.
- The web interface now supports setting the banner and
policy options on raw printers and classes (STR #2238)
- The socket backend now reads any pending back-channel
data before shutting down the socket (STR #2325)
- Added a new ErrorPolicy directive in the cupsd.conf
file (STR #1871)
- Printers that use JCL options are now exported to Samba
correctly (STR #1985)
- The IPP backend now relays printer-state-message values
from the server to the client (STR #2109)
- Added support for the PWG printer-alert and
printer-alert-description attributes (STR #2088)
- Added support for LPD "stream" mode (STR #2036)
- The scheduler now reports the PostScript product string
from PPD files in CUPS-Get-PPDs responses (STR #1900)
- Raw printing with queues pointing to the file pseudo-
device and multiple files and/or banners now works (STR
- Added new public cupsAdminGetServerSettings() and
- Added new "makebuttons" script in the "tools" directory
for creating web interface buttons (STR #2231)
- Added support for DNS-SD (aka "Bonjour") printer sharing
- Job operations (cancel, hold, release, etc.) from the
web interface now return back to the original page (STR
- The classes or printers list is now shown after a
successful deletion from the web interface (STR #1999)
- The default configuration now allows browse packets from
any address (STR #2008)
- The web interface now provides an "allow printing from the
Internet" check box (STR #1897)
- The notify-events-default and
notify-lease-duration-default attributes can now be set
- Server-side default options are now sent to clients when
the "printer-defaults" attribute group is requested (STR
- Added support for Linux "relro" linker option (STR #1614)
- CUPS now validates the number-up option value (STR #1329)
- The on-line help now provides better search capabilities
- The web interface "Add This Printer" button now allows you
to change the printer name, description, and location
- Added support for Mac OS X authorization services
- Added support for driver-specific pre-filters (STR #2108)
- Added a new side-channel API for drivers and backends
for basic device control and information queries (STR
- The scheduler now uses poll(), epoll(), or /dev/kqueue
instead of select() when possible (STR #1261)
- Added new cupsArrayGetIndex() and cupsArrayGetInsert()
functions to get the current index and insertion
positions of an array.
- Added a new --with-max-copies configure option (STR
- Added new cupsRemoveDest() and cupsSetDefaultDest()
- Added support for cupsPJLCharset attribute in PPD files
which specifies the character set that is used in PJL
strings (STR #1969)
- Moved the definition of the (private) _http_s structure
to http-private.h; code that directly accesses the
http_t members will no longer compile!
- Added support for setting the document-format-default
attribute on a per-printer basis.
- Added support for IntelliBar label printers.