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    1 Thu Nov 12 2002 Ben Woodard <ben@zork.net>
    2 	* Added serialnum feature to HP printers
    4 Teu Dec 4 2001 Mark Benvenuto <markb@cs.columbia.edu>
    5        * Worked around a bug in gcc 2.96
    7 Teu Dec 4 2001 Ben Woodard <ben@zork.net>
    8        * Many many new changes since the last log.
    9        * Started cleaning up the changelog.
   11 Tue Jan 30 2000: Ben Woodard <ben@valinux.com>
   12 	* 0.9 didn't work at all because the pthread create was inside of an 
   13 	assert
   14 	* Fixed all of the places where inappropriate things were inside of 
   15 	asserts.
   16 	* Added an entry in the severity for state 
   17 	5="warningBinaryChangeEvent"
   19 Thu Jan 11 2000: Ben Woodard <ben@valinux.com>
   20 	* Added support for the Xerox 220ST
   22 Sat Jan 16 1999 Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   23 	* Fixed various bugs that have been piling up for some time.
   24 	* Added support for some new printers.
   26 Fri Jan 16 1999 Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   27 	* Program is now multithreaded and can handle large numbers of 
   28 	printers on the command line.
   29 	* Added reboot option
   30 	* Removed a bunch of options that don't work out of the man page.
   32 Sun Nov 22 1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   33 	* Changed over to automake using automake actually tried it on HPUX 
   34 	and solaris I think that my chances of success will be much better.
   36 11-12-1998: Ben Wodoard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   37 Pretty much swung around to petter's viewpoint on how to make it more portable
   38 put in the const patch and the getopt patch. Made a missing config.h.in. const
   39 patch still needs some work though. I need an autoconf option for it. Took
   40 out the line that trys to add snmp to /etc/services.
   42 11-9-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   43 Announced 0.6.4 on freshmeat a couple of days ago and got quite a few responses.
   44 Finally merged in some of damian's patches as well as quite a bit of work done
   45 by Petter Reinholdts to get ports working for HPUX and IRIX. Also added the
   46 infostructure to add objects from the private mibs. Decided that there were
   47 enough changes to call this 0.7.
   50 10-5-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   51 Bugs fixed:
   52   --alerts time now works properly. Had order of subtraction reversed.
   53 Features added:
   54   Now appears to work on a solaris boxes.
   56 9-29-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   57 Bugs fixed:
   58   --supplies asserted out when tektronix returned some out of bounds type and
   59     units
   60   --printmib and --hostmib didn't register properly on a Color Laserjet 5.
   61 Features added:
   62   made the alert time appear in the number of seconds from the unix epoch
   63     rather than from the printer startup time. This way we can display the time.
   65 9-21-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   66 Bug fixed:
   67   --status returned a 2 exit value when you tried to use it on a HP 4 series
   68     printer.
   70 9-16-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   71 Note:
   72   Ain't it just the way. The day after you do a release you discover a bug and
   73     and a feature you need.
   74 Features added:
   75   --display now works on HP 4 series printers. Forgot that I would need this
   76     feature when writing pquedisp.pl. Another nasty HP specific hack.
   77 Bugs fixed:
   78   --version now works. The code for this had somehow disappeard.
   80 9-15-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
   81 Features added:
   82   --status and it even works on older HP's
   83 Bugs fixed:
   84   Fixed more bugs that were causing it to not report properly for any of the
   85     protocol breakouts.
   86   Brought a few places up to current printmib specification so that a it 
   87     wouldn't assert out on the 4500.
   88   Changed the bits for the set flags because they didn't take into acount the 
   89     three reserved bits.
   90   Fixed the way it determines what optparams to stick the parameter's option 
   91     in.
   92   Made it so that 8100's are recognised as modern printers.
   93 Note:
   94   Discovered that setcontact doesn't work on the 5si printers but it does work
   95     on the 4500. Suspect that it is a bug in the 5si firmware. Called HP and 
   96     they added to my previous case HP case#1420924269
   97   Decided that --connection should be an undocumented probably broken feature 
   98     beacuse I can't seem to get it to work properly.
  100 9-14-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  101 Bugs fixed:
  102   Fixed a bug that caused it to not properly report port 9100 available status
  103   Previously fixed several bugs with the connection parameter but it still 
  104     doesn't work. The problem seems to be the printers faulty implementation of
  105     the tcp table. I put a request in with HP to fix this at least on the 4500 
  106     which should fix it for the rest of the EIO equipped units.
  107 Features added:
  108   Added the --help option especially for adam.
  110 8-27-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  111 Note:
  112   I discovered that the problem with --languages crashing 5M and 5N printers is
  113 a bug in HP printers not this program. HP case#1420924269
  115 8-26-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  116 Bugs fixed:
  117   Tiny bug in write_debu_bin where the parameter was only a char and the value
  118     that was being passed into it could easily exceed that.
  119 Bug:
  120   Discovered that --languages crashes 5M and 5N printers.
  122 8-15-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  123 Bugs fixed:
  124   Parameters that had arguments such as sets were not working. Optional values 
  125     were not being set.
  126   Set_req_tag not correct.
  128 8-14-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  129 Dang I need to remember to write in this file more often.
  130 Features added:
  131   Support for QMS printers (not much since they don't provide much)
  132   Support for Some small xerox printers.
  133   Added timeout for damian a while ago.
  134   Added optimization in the makefile a while ago
  135   More modular code. Made the main function a lot simpler.
  136 Bugs fixed:
  137   Fixed the problems with optimization and the old g++ compiler.
  139 7-31-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  140 Bugs fixed:
  141   SNMP log corrupted when doing --netconfig --debugsnmp k2-opsteam
  142   IPaddr's were backward in snmplog
  143   Made it so that strings print out non printable characters in hex.
  144   Fixed a problem where it wasn't listening to sequence numbers. This made
  145     it so that the SNMP library would occasionally be confused. Two identicle
  146     packets were sent and then a different packet. The reply to the second of
  147     the identical packets was misinterpreted as the response to the second
  148     query. Also table lines were sometimes repeated.
  149   Fixed a problem where the lenght of a sequence wasn't being recalculated
  150     properly after something was extracted from it. This showed up when a host
  151     didn't report a default gateway and we tried to resubmit the shortened
  152     packet.
  154 7-30-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  155 Hmm. Haven't edited this file in a while. Plenty has changed. This is what I
  156 can remember.
  157 Features added:
  158   --debugsnmp now also puts a hex dump in the snmplog file
  159   configure script now correctly determines if the compiler needs the 
  160     -fhandle-exceptions option
  161 Bugs fixed:
  162   Now works on big endian machines. (phew that was tough)
  163   Spurrious asserts due to IPaddr's length not being set properly fixed.
  164   Spurrious crashed due to decode_status fixed.
  165 Known bugs:
  166   Sure no shell escape characters get passed back
  167   On xerox time too large in alert table make it work.
  168   Model and vendor for QMS printers
  169 Todo:
  170   Make --shell option
  171   List when a protocol or other entry is enabled.
  172   Firmware revisions
  173   Reboot printers
  174   How was a printer's IP info configured
  175   make it so that you can coorelate the time and the alert
  176   make the code more object oriented. Get rid of these linked lists and use
  177     a template container class STL?
  178   make RPM's
  179   make the scripts that turn to put this on the web.
  181 6-19-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  182 Features added:
  183   The ability to set variables to the snmp library
  184   The ability to have options that have parameters
  186 Bugs fixed:
  187   Fixed a bug where it put the man page one level too far down.
  188   Fixed a bug where it crashed when you gave it an hostname it couldn't lookup.
  190 6-17-1998: Ben Woodard <bwoodard@cisco.com>
  192 This is the first beta release of npadmin a tool for working with
  193 network printers. Right now it is designed to be used in shell scripts
  194 to query information about a network printer. In the future it will
  195 also be able to set variables in network printers. It is primarily
  196 designed to work with printers that support RFC 1759. It was developed
  197 on RedHat Linux 5.0 and tested with the following printers:
  198 	HP 5si 
  199 	HP 4000
  200 	Lexmark Optra S 2450
  201 	Lexmark Optra SC 1275
  202 	Lexmark Optra N
  203 	Xerox Docucenter 230 SE
  204 	Tektronix 560
  206 Todo:
  207 	better error state passing between the library and npadmin
  208 	figure out how the printer's IP address was configured.
  209         Is this a printer
  210    	firmware uploader
  211    	take out asserts
  212    	make it possible to set variables
  213    	printout modes html, human, shell
  214    	verbosity switches
  215    	range of ipaddr
  216    	filter out alerts
  217    	find printers on subnet
  218    	64bit clean
  219    	Do marker colorant table