PaperCut Blog

Deploying the PaperCut Quota UIT

I few weeks back I said I’d write something about how to deploy the User Inquiry Tool using a “zero-install” methods. I have updated the knowledge base with some instructions on how to deploy the UIT.

We’re in the Top 10!

There are about 250,000 members of SpreadFirefox, and we’re currently 10th in the SpreadFirefox rollcall. It probably won’t last long … and it might not happen again … but here’s proof.

Canon PCL Fix & New logon/printer script example

Pierre, one of our PaperCut users from France, has been working with us to track down a few bugs in our page count detection associated with Canon PCL drivers. Unfortunately the Canon IR series printers extend the standard PCL print language and driver output by adding custom binary header and extra data spread throughout the […]

emailStripper recommended by Kim Komando

I’ve never heard of Kim Komando, but apparently she’s a radio show host in the US with a huge following. On the weekend she recommended our free tool, emailStripper. emailStripper strips those annoying >>>>> characters from emails that have been forwarded too many times. We wrote emailStripper about 5 years ago and its popularity never […]

Keeping a healthy system

I’ve just written a quick KB article explaining how to keep PaperCut running trouble free. PaperCut has been around since 1999 and has proven to be a robust and reliable system. Most of the problems that come about are generally related to system or network changes (us technical people just can’t resist “fiddling” when everything […]

Open Source Donations

PaperCut Software Pty. Ltd. has decided to start making annual donations to a number of open source or community projects. We use a number of open source tools here at PaperCut Software to build our software and run our networks. Some examples include: Inno Setup – used to build PaperCut’s installer Apache – to run […]

PaperCut 5.2 final build

We’re just uploading the final 5.2 build of both PaperCut Quota and PaperCut ChargeBack now. It’s been out in “preview release” format for a month, and with the help of a number of customers, we have tracked down and squashed any remaining bugs. Most of the report bugs were minor – an alignment issue here, […]

PaperCut listed in the SpreadFirefox Top 250

We at PaperCut are huge fans of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. We all use these products internally everyday. Not only do they provide a great user experience, you’re not as susceptible to the viruses and spyware that plague the Microsoft products. If you’re not using these products now […]

Layout is fixed with a WordPress Template

OK, the blog is back looking quite close to what it used to. Chris’ blog is still running the old style, if you want to compare the differences. I’ve implemented the new style using the new WordPress 1.5 templating system, which will make things easier to upgrade in the future. It should also be much […]

Upgraded to WordPress 1.5

WordPress 1.5 was released this week, and I’ve only just found the time to upgrade. The upgrade process was a breeze. I’m still running the default theme, so all I need to do now is to apply re-apply the PaperCut Software template. I’m wondering whether it’s worth creating a PaperCut theme, or just hack the […]

Gotta love open source … I fixed it myself

I’m currently using the excellent Eclipse Java IDE for development work, and using the Jetty Launcher plugin to enable firing up the Jetty web server within Eclipse. It allows you to debug your web application directly in the IDE, making Java web development much smoother. Unfortunately the current version of the Jetty Launcher does not […]

Some are still running version 1!

Today we were contacted by a customer who installed PaperCut version 1 back in 1999. Their original PaperCut install had run fine all this time until they upgraded the server to Windows 2003. Version one was originally designed for Windows NT so I’m not surprised it didn’t work on Windows 2003! Anyway they’ve upgraded to […]

New “live web chat”

We’re experimenting with a new live web chat feature on the PaperCut website and knowledge base. The idea is that it might help turn around those quick questions people have in a more efficient manner. We’re manning the live chat for a 12-hour period each day for the next month to gauge it’s usefulness. If […]