PlotWorks 5.7.0 Service Pack 4 Release Notes January 26,

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					PlotWorks 5.7.0 Service Pack 4
Release Notes
January 26, 2007

Overview
========
This service pack may be applied to version 5.7.0 of any of the following
PlotWorks packages:
- PlotWorks Server
- PlotWorks Client
- PlotWorks Connect
- PlotWorks Convert
- PlotWorks 9800 Server

This is a cumulative service pack. It includes all updates made available
since the release of version 5.7.0. It is not necessary to install earlier
patches or service packs. Please note that files removed or replaced during
installation will not be archived. To revert to an earlier state PlotWorks
5.7.0 must be re-installed from CD on top of the existing installation (i.e.,
"Smart Update").


Requirements
============

The installer will perform a system check, and will not proceed unless the
following conditions are true:

1. PlotWorks 5.7.0 must be installed.
2. The current user must have administrative privileges.
3. All PlotWorks applications must be closed.

Issues Addressed in SP4
=======================
6782: PlotWorks now supports PC architectures with multiple CPU's,   either
logical or physical. This includes support for Multi-Threading and   Multicore
processing. The processor check introduced in SP3 (issue 7435) has   been
disabled. Addressed with Job Editor version 5.7.0.8147 and Printer   Interface
version 5.7.0.8147.
7486: Dragging and dropping jobs from one queue to another produced
inconsistent data in OpCenter. Addressed with Job Queue.exe version
5.7.0.8144.

7500: White threshold handling introduced in dwf.dll version 5.7.0.8139
resulted in data loss when DWF file was processed within the color imaging
pipeline (M macro). Addressed with dwf.dll version 5.7.0.8145.
7501: Inability to process PostScript files. Addressed with revised version of
gs_init.ps in the Ghostscript 8.54.0.1 package.

7516: Service Code 12101 logged but not displayed with corresponding recovery
method in the service dialog. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version
5.7.0.8146.

Issues Addressed in SP3
=======================
--- Miscellaneous ---

7217: Commas in file or folder names generated errors when importing PFS jobs.
Addressed with pfscnv.dll version 5.7.0.8121.

7409: Provide optional registry entry to establish a white threshold when
processing DWF files. Addressed with dwf.dll version 5.7.0.8139. A DWORD value
name "WhiteThreshold" must be added to
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Processing\DWF] to enable this
behavior. For example, if the value data is set to 246 (decimal), all color
values greater than or equal to 246 will be forced to 255 (white).

7410: Allow mutliple FORMAT statements in the [JOB] section of all PFS files
(site level, folder level, job level). This capability is disabled by default.
To enable this capability, a DWORD value name "AllowMultipleFormat" must be
added to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Network Polling], and the
value data must be set to 1. Addressed with pfscnv.dll version 5.7.0.8141.

7414: Bin full condition not properly handled by direct interface to Gera
Mondial folder. Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8142.
7435: Prohibit Printer Interface from running on PC's where (a)
Hyper-Threading is enabled in the BIOS, (b) multicore processing is enabled in
the BIOS, or (c) multiple processors are enabled in the BIOS. Addressed with
Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8141.

8143: Specific TIFF image caused Printer Interface to abnormally terminate.
Addressed with plptiff.dll version 5.7.0.8143.
--- DWF File Processing ---

7247: Incorporate DWF PDK version 1.3.0.17.
7357: Minimum pen width parameter not behaving as expected with patterned
fills (dots). Addressed with DWF PDK version 1.3.0.17.
7391: Dots in fill patterns not rendered properly by DWF PDK. Addressed with
DWF PDK version 1.3.0.17.

--- PDF/PostScript File Processing ---
7246: Incorporate Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.

7077: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7125: Provide ability to set minimum line width for strokes when processing
PDF or PostScript files. Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1 and a
corresponding registry entry to set the minimum line width for elements
defined as strokes to 1 pixel.

7187: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.

7213: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.

7239: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7258: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.

7305: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.

7325: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7358: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7362: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7364: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
7374: Specific PDF file fails to process with Ghostscript version 8.53.0.1.
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Addressed with Ghostscript version 8.54.0.1.
--- Xerox Wide Format FreeFlow Accxes Controller ---

6478: Incorrect printer status detected when driving Xerox Wide Format
printers through the FreeFlow Accxes controller if controller language setting
is not English. Resolved by using PJL instead of WebPMT to detect printer
status. Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8138 and
modifications to the Windows registry.

6575: Use PJL instead of WebPMT to detect printer status when driving Xerox
Wide Format printers through the FreeFlow Accxes controller. Addressed with
Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8138 and modifications to the Windows
registry.
6791: Unable to drive Xerox Wide Format 721 printer at rated speed when using
PJL. Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8138.

7412: PJL implementation polluting queue on FreeFlow Accxes controller with
non-image jobs. Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8138.
--- 9800 Scanner Command Service ---

7342: Océ 9800 scanner fails to initialize. Addressed with 9800Service.exe
version 5.7.0.8131.

7413: Inconsistent machine-specific behavior upon roll-out. Addressed with
9800Service.exe version 5.7.0.8135.

--- Advanced Reporting Utility (ARU) ---

7308: The ARU log file cannot be updated if the log is opened for reading by
another application. Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137,
Scanner Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137, and Publisher COM.exe version
5.7.0.8137.

7366: OUTPUT_DEVICE field in the ARU log file will intermittently contain
random, erroneous data. Related to defect 7408. Addressed with Printer
Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137, Scanner Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137,
and Publisher COM.exe version 5.7.0.8137.
7386: Add DEVICE_ID   column to ARU log files. Addressed with aru.dll version
5.7.0.8137, Printer   Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137, Scanner Interface.exe
version 5.7.0.8137,   and Publisher COM.exe version 5.7.0.8137. Each .def file
must be modified to   include DEVICE_ID in the fieldset.

7408: Loading of resource strings are not thread-safe. Related to defect 7366.
Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8137, Scanner Interface.exe
version 5.7.0.8137, and Publisher COM.exe version 5.7.0.8137.

7432: Entries in ARU log file are not in time sequential order. The time
column will now display the time as HH:MM:SS.DDD where DDD is the fractional
number of seconds. Previously this was displayed as HH:MM:SS. Addressed with
aru.dll version 5.7.0.8141, Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8141, Scanner
Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8141, and Publisher COM.exe version 5.7.0.8141.
--- OpCenter Data Collection Utilities ---

7303: Queue-to-XML data collection utility may fail with application error.
Addressed with PWQ2XML.exe version 1.0.0.19.
7419: Problem with shared memory name in Queue-to-XML data collection utility.
Addressed with PWQ2XML.exe version 1.0.0.19.
7442: Install PWPI2XML.exe and PWQ2XML.exe in PlotWorks installation folder in
support of OpCenter 2.0. Addressed with PWPI2XML.exe version 1.0.0.19 and
PWQ2XML.exe version 1.0.0.19.

Issues Addressed in SP2
=======================
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--- Kyocera Mita 4850 Printer ---
7326: Minor errors in file headers sent to Kyocera Mita 4850 printer.
Addressed with Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8127.
7327: Kyocera Mita 4850 printer always prints short edge lead. Addressed with
Printer Interface.exe version 5.7.0.8127.

--- Monochrome TIFF Resampling ---
6509: Specific TIFF images generate warnings and print blank when resampling
is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.

6801: Specific TIFF images will cause the Printer Interface to abnormally
terminate when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version
5.7.0.8128.

6880: Specific TIFF images from Repro Desk jobs will cause the Printer
Interface to abnormally terminate when resampling is invoked. Addressed with
pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.

6956: 600dpi TIFF images will cause the Printer Interface to abnormally
terminate when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version
5.7.0.8128.
7053: Specific TIFF images will cause (a) Printer Interface to abnormally
terminate, and (b) Output-to-File to hang, when resampling is invoked.
Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.

7088: Oversized TIFF images will cause the Printer Interface to abnormally
terminate when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version
5.7.0.8128.
7248: Specific TIFF images will (a) view as blank sheets in the PlotWorks
Image Viewer, and (b) cause the Printer Interface to abnormally terminate,
when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.

7260: Large TIFF images with a large number of rows per strip or a single
strip will cause the Printer Interface or Publisher to abnormally terminate
when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.
7264: Large TIFF images from Repro Desk jobs fail to process in the Job Editor
when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.
7271: Printer Interface may use too much memory while printing TIFF images
when resampling is invoked. Addressed with pgsread.dll version 5.7.0.8128.

--- 9800 Scanner Command Service ---
6892: Service code 06701 logged but not displayed with corresponding recovery
method in the service dialog. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version
5.7.0.8129.
6893: Service Code 06702 logged but not displayed with corresponding recovery
method in the service dialog. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version
5.7.0.8129.
6894: Service Code 06703 logged but not displayed with corresponding recovery
method in the service dialog. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version
5.7.0.8129.
6899: Service Code 15701 logged but not displayed with corresponding recovery
method in the service dialog. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version
5.7.0.8129.

6911: Need to provide more information in service dialog when errors occur.
Addressed with 9800Service.exe version 5.7.0.8129.

7052: Océ 9800 printer does not startup when using timer in the stand alone
configuration. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version 5.7.0.8129.
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7251: Need ability to turn on/off automatic roll change on the Océ 9800
printer when in stand alone configuration. Addressed with 9800Service.exe
version 5.7.0.8129.

7334: Minor issue with registry settings when running 5.5.2.850 version of
9800 Scanner Command Service on top of a fresh installation of PlotWorks
5.7.0.277. Addressed with 9800Service.exe version 5.7.0.8129.

Issues Addressed in SP1
=======================
6392: Intermittent black lines at the bottom of images produced with the Océ
9800 Stand Alone Scanner Interface when Special Size option, rather than Auto
Size, is used to specify final image size. Addressed with 9800_DS.DS version
5.7.0.8125.

7236: Blank preview when scanning to file in PDF format when using the
PlotWorks Image Viewer with TWAIN scanner interfaces. Addressed with Job
Editor.exe version 5.7.0.8124.

7254: Optimize Ghostscript parameters to improve PDF/PostScript processing
performance. Addressed with updated command line switches in the Windows
registry.

Files
=====

1. 9800_DS.DS
- Typical Location: C:\Windows\twain_32\PLP Digital Systems\9800 Scanner
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8125

2. 9800Service.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Windows\system32
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8146

3. aru.dll
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8141

4. dwf.dll
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8145

5. Job Editor.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8147
6. Job Queue.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8144
8. pfscnv.dll
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8140
8. pgsread.dll
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
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- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8128
9. plptiff.dll
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8143
10. Printer Interface.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8147
11. Publisher COM.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8141
12. Scanner Interface.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 5.7.0.8141

13. PWPI2XML.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Add
- Version: 1.0.0.19

14. PWQ2XML.exe
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Add
- Version: 1.0.0.19

15. Autodesk DWF PDK (pdk.dll and related files)
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks, C:\Program
Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: 1.3.0.17

16. Ghostscript Interpreter (gsdll32.dll and related files)
- Typical Location: C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Ghostscript
- Action (Add/Remove/Replace): Replace
- Version: Patch to 8.54.0.1
- gs_stres.ps has been removed from the Ghostscript distribution as of version
8.54.0.1
- Ghostscript files are no longer required in the Publisher directory,
typically C:\Program Files\PLP\PlotWorks\Publisher


Registry Entries
================
The following entries were added to the Windows registry to address issue
7254. If the subkey, value names and/or values do not exist, they will be
created. If the subkey, value names and/or values already exist, the existing
values will be overwritten.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\PostscriptPDF]
"1"="-dBufferSpace=240000000"
"2"="-dMaxBitmap=40000000"
"3"="-dNOCIE"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\Publisher\PostscriptPDF]
"1"="-dBufferSpace=240000000"
"2"="-dMaxBitmap=40000000"
"3"="-dNOCIE"

The following entries were added to the Windows registry to address issue
7125. If the subkey, value names and/or values do not exist, they will be
created. If the subkey, value names and/or values already exist, the existing
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values will be overwritten.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\PostscriptPDF]
"4"="-d.MinPixelLineWidth=1"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\Publisher\PostscriptPDF]
"4"="-d.MinPixelLineWidth=1"
The following entries were added to the Windows registry to address issues
6478 and 6575. If the subkey exists, the value name and data will be written
or overwritten as needed. These entries are required, not optional, when
connected to Xerox FreeFlow Accxes controllers with serial numbers beginning
with YKE and FreeFlow Accxes software version 12.0 and later.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_510_SERIES_WITH_ACCXES_1]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_510_SERIES_WITH_ACCXES_2]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_510_SERIES_WITH_ACCXES_3]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_510_SERIES_WITH_ACCXES_4]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_721P_WITH_ACCXES_1]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_721P_WITH_ACCXES_2]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_721P_WITH_ACCXES_3]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLP\PlotWorks\Printer
Interface\XEROX_WIDE_FORMAT_721P_WITH_ACCXES_4]
"ControllerGetPJLStatus"=dword:00000001


Contact PLP
===========

PLP Digital Systems, Inc.
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 711, Box 29
Arlington, Virginia 22201-3367
+1 (703) 740-8909 main
+1 (800) 444-7568 toll free
+1 (703) 995-4398 fax
mailto:support@plp.com
www.plp.com
Last Updated 12:22 PM 1/26/2007




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