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PaperCut Version 11.2 Now Available

It’s been nearly two months since our last minor point release which is a long time between drinks for PaperCut.  We’ve become used to churning our releases on an almost monthly basis so you can imagine the chaos in the team when we didn’t release on schedule! For those that are not aware, Daylight Savings ended in Melbourne where our head office is located and like the confusion that comes with losing or gaining an hour in a day, the same confusion reigns when we wind back our development cycle…

Switching the clocks back for daylight savings time

On the topic of Daylight Savings, this year’s changeover was somewhat like a mini Y2K for PaperCut as we encountered a new issue for countries switching their clocks at 1:00AM… As it turns out, many businesses print audit reports were scheduled to run between 1:00-2:00AM and with Daylight Savings pushing clocks forward one hour in this particular region, 1:00-2:00AM never existed and thus the reports never ran!  Luckily our skilled team was on the case first thing Monday morning and had it fixed within minutes (even though they had a whole year to wait for in-field testing)

 

With loads of the usual enhancements, fixes and updates we normally pack into the release again there is surely something for everyone in 11.2.  The most notable new enhancement released within 11.2 is the ability to now output details of a user’s department and office history.  E.g. If a user switches department midway through a month, print audit reports showing activity by department will now account for their activity in the old department for the first half of the month and the new department for the second half.

To see a full list of the changes and enhancements made to this release, please check our release history which details every change for this and previous releases.

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Image “119: Daylight Savings Time” by niseag03 / CC BY-ND


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Comments

  • Roberto

    You would have thought that the IT industry would have worked out this daylight savings problems by now. Just recently we had a case where one of our countries telecoms did not update their cell phone signal for daylight savings time. All the people on that network were out by one hour causing all manner of problems with meetings. Did you know you can’t event adjust the time on the iPhone? It’s all “automatic”! The only good think about summer time is that it gives you a good excuse for being late at least once a year 🙂

    Keep up the good work.

  • Rob Moser

    *sigh*

    Arizona is in the US Mountain timezone, but while the rest of the zone does daylight savings, Arizona doesn’t. Just up the road from us here in Flagstaff is the Navajo Reservation, though, and they _do_ do daylight savings. Completely enclosed by the Navajo Reservation is the Hopi Reservation, which doesn’t. What time is it again?

  • Chris

    @Rob Downunder we have similar problems. Summer time is not National but adopted at the State level. Some of the border towns have lots of problems. It will be different times of the day depending on what side of the street you’re standing!

    The story us city slickers in Melbourne and Sydney say is the northern states don’t like daylight savings because they think the extra hour of sunlight will affect their crops 🙂

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