CHANGES.txt - 2010-06-17
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4.4
- Documentation updates (STR #3453, STR #3527, STR #3528, STR #3529)
- Security: The texttops filter did not check the results of allocations
- Security: The fix for CVE-2009-3553 was incomplete (STR #3490)
- Security: The web admin interface could disclose the contents of
memory (STR #3577)
- Security: CUPS could overwrite files as root in directories owned or
writable by non-root users (STR #3510)
- The cups-config utility did not return the correct linker options on
AIX (STR #3587)
- Fixed some IPP conformance issues with the scheduler's
ippget-event-life, operations-supported, output-bin, and sides
attributes (STR #3554)
- The OpenSSL interfaces have been made thread-safe and the GNU TLS
interface is explicitly forbidden when threading is enabled
- Fixed an IPP conformance issue with the scheduler's Send-Document
implementation (STR #3514)
- Added additional validation checks for the 1284 device ID (STR #3534)
- Fixed a problem with the RPM spec file (STR #3544)
- The lpstat command did not limit the job list to the specified
printers (STR #3541)
- The cupsfilter command did not set the RIP_MAX_CACHE environment
variable (STR #3531)
- Fixed support for media-col and page size variants (STR #3394)
- The PostScript filter did not support all media selection options for
the first page (STR #3525)
- The scheduler did not always remove job control files (STR #3425)
- The scheduler could crash on restart if classes were defined
- The scheduler no longer looks up network interface hostnames by
default on Mac OS X (STR #3523)
- ippWriteIO did not write collection (member) attributes properly in
all cases (STR #3521)
- The "cupsctl --remote-any" and corresponding web interface check box
(allow printing from the Internet) did not work reliably (STR #3520)
- The lpq and lpr commands would sometimes choose different default
printers (STR #3503)
- cupsDo*Request did not flush error text, leading to multiple issues
(STR #3325, STR #3519)
- cupsDoAuthentication did not cancel password authentication after 3
failures (STR #3518)
- Fixed several LDAP browsing bugs (STR #3392)
- The Dymo driver did not support copies (STR #3457)
- The scheduler did not update the classes.conf file when deleting a
printer belonging to a class (STR #3505)
- The lppasswd command did not use localized password prompts
- The socket backend no longer waits for back-channel data on platforms
other than Mac OS X (STR #3495)
- The scheduler didn't send events when a printer started accepting or
rejecting jobs (STR #3480)
- The web interface now includes additional CSRF protection (STR #3498)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4.3
- SECURITY: The scheduler could try responding on a closed client
connection, leading to a crash (STR #3200)
- SECURITY: The lppasswd program allowed the localization files to be
overridden when running in setuid mode (STR #3482)
- Localization updates (STR #3352, STR #3409, STR #3422, STR #3452,
STR #3473, STR #3502)
- Documentation updates (STR #3451, STR #3504)
- The IPP backend now sets the printer-state-message to "Ready to
print." at the end of a successful job (STR #3460)
- The PPD compiler did not correctly add the manufacturer to the output
filename when using the "-m" option (STR #3469)
- The IPP backend did not handle authentication properly for the Get-
Printer-Attributes operation (STR 3458)
- Getting SNMP values larger than 127 bytes did not work.
- IPP conformance: Get-Jobs has a default value for requested-attributes
- cupsPrintFiles() did not report all errors (STR #3449)
- cupsAddDest() could read freed memory (STR #3448)
- The DBUS notifier did not build (STR #3447)
- The scheduler would crash when an active printer was deleted.
- The snmp backend did not work with some printers (STR #3413)
- The web interface did not show the conflicting values when setting
options (STR #3440)
- Setting options in the web interface did not always work (STR #3439)
- The scheduler did not use the Get-Job-Attributes policy for a printer
- The scheduler added two job-name attributes to each job object
- CSS files would not print (STR #3442)
- The scheduler did not clean out completed jobs when PreserveJobHistory
was turned off (STR #3425)
- The web interface did not show completed jobs for a printer
- Authenticated printing did not always work when printing directly to
a remote server (STR #3435)
- The USB backend did not work on Solaris (STR #3423)
- cupstestppd didn't catch problems with JobPatchFile definitions
- The socket backend could crash if a SNMP string had a negative length.
- Fixed some termination issues with the USB backend on Mac OS X.
- The side-channel APIs did not handle interrupts properly.
- The network backends incorrectly cleared the media-empty-warning
- The web interface did not allow users to successfully add serial
printers (STR #3391)
- cupsTempFd() did not work in some situations (STR #3382)
- Some C API headers were missing C++ wrapper logic.
- The PPD compiler did not localize single-language PPD options properly
- Modifying a printer from the web interface sometimes caused the wrong
driver to be selected (STR #3418)
- The scheduler did not handle out-of-memory conditions properly when
loading a job (STR #3407)
- When adding printers from the web interface, the dynamic updates of
the device list made it hard to pick a device (STR #3406)
- Fixed a typo in the web interface admin page template (STR 3403)
- The web interface did not preserve the "printer is shared" state when
modifying a printer (STR #3390)
- The PPD compiler incorrectly inserted translations of empty strings
- The scheduler did not reset the SIGPIPE handler of child processes
- cupsGetNamedDest() incorrectly returned the default printer if the
named printer did not exist (STR #3397)
- Fixed a GNU TLS error handling bug (STR #3381)
CHANGES IN CUPS V1.4.2
- SECURITY: The CUPS web interface was vulnerable to several XSS and
HTTP header/body attacks via attribute injection (STR #3367,
- Fixed localization errors (STR #3359, STR #3372, STR #3380, STR #3387)
- The documentation for classes.conf and printers.conf did not provide
the correct instructions for manual changes (STR #3351)
- The scheduler did not always rebuild printer cache files when the
driver was changed (STR #3356)
- The documentation makefile failed to install localizations when using
newer versions of Bash (STR #3360)
- The configure script did not use the --with-xinetd value for the
default LPD configuration path (STR #3347)
- The configure script incorrectly required glib for DBUS support
- The cupstestppd program incorrectly reported filters with bad
permisssions as missing (STR #3363)
- The cups.desktop file used the wrong locale names (STR #3358)
- cupsSideChannelRead() did not return an error for short reads.
- The installed PAM configuration file did not use the correct options
with the pam_unix2 module (STR #3313)
- The scheduler did not preserve default options that contained special
characters (STR #3340)
- The scheduler did not remove old pre-filters when updating a printer
driver (STR #3342)
- The HP/GL-2 filter did not check for early end-of-file (STR #3319)
- The USB backend did not compile on some platforms (STR #3332)
- cupsSideChannelSNMPWalk() could go into an infinite loop with broken
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.
- The libusb-based USB backend would hang at the end of the job
(STR #3315, STR #3318)
- 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
- The scheduler did not cache or report driver information files
correctly, leading to a variety of issues (STR #3283, STR #3297,
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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
- 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
- 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
- "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
- 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
- httpAssembleURI*() did not escape backslashes in hostnames.
- The dnssd backend did not unquote "full names" before creating the
- The scheduler now supports JobRetryInterval values less than 10
- Updated the Spanish localization (STR #3090)
- The scheduler did not redo Bonjour/DNS-SD registrations when updating
- The "authenticated" policy incorrectly required authentication for
- ppdOpen*() incorrectly loaded PPDs with multiple JobPatchFile
- The network backends no longer report the SNMP "offline" or
maintenance status bits since they are inconsistently implemented and
- The scheduler no longer logs child processes killed via SIGKILL as
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The cupsGetDests* APIs now return the marker and printer-commands
- 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
- The scheduler could hang writing a long log line.
- The cupsGetDevices() function now has an "include_schemes"
- The lpinfo command now supports --include-schemes and
- The CUPS-Get-PPDs operation now supports the include-schemes
and exclude-schemes attributes.
- The CUPS-Get-Devices operation now supports the include-schemes
- 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
- 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
- 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"
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The scheduler now supports a DefaultPaperSize directive
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The ppdpo utility now includes cupsIPPReasons values in
the message catalogs it generates (STR #2754)
- The PPD compiler now supports conditional directives
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.