Mustang 2.10.0

The new version of Mustangproject, 2.10.0, released today, December 30th 2023, adds write support for XRechnung 3.0.1, which becomes mandatory for german B2G invoices as of February 2024 (issue #343). Users will need to add email addresses for also for tradeparties themselves, not only for their contacts.
Additionally two minor issues were fixed, concerning PDF/A3 input from inputstream and the commandline is now again capable opf producing Factur-X 1 files, closing issue #354.

Mustangserver 1.1

On Saturday, December 9th, 2023, during the planned maintenance window of Mustangserver we released version 1.1.
This release

  • Renames a parameter for consistency (invoice2XML’s parameter standard was renamed to format)
  • Improves exception handling and also returns exception messages where they may have been discarded in the past
  • The internally used header parameter Username which was previously listed optional has now been removed altogether from the interactive demo version. The parameter had been overwritten internally by the API management anyway but it was confusing for users who may have thought they had to enter something, which caused errors, anyway.
  • The endpoint CombineXML transparently now also accepts PDF/A-3 input files for Factur-X output. This is partly due to the fact that we’ve seen that PDF/A-3s created with the mustangserver-docs endpoint in some cases (heavy use of big graphics) could be up to 80% smaller in size compared to their PDF/A-1 counterparts, presumambly, due to compression algorithms introducted between those versions.

Additionally, during the maintenance we

  • updated our SSL certificates, which would otherwise have been due on December, 23rd
  • We now by default redirect to “devportal”, i.e. the API “market place”, when accessing Previously the build-in auto-redirection was to “publisher” (part of the administration) which was unfortunate for users who had used self-sign-up and may have been confronted with spurious lack-of-privileges-messages.
  • We restricted access to Mustangserver-docs, the PDF/A-generating endpoint. Existing users still have access but new users, in particular those using self-sign-up, will have to specifically request access in the future if they require to test it, as it is a premium feature anyway.