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Koha Community Newsletter: April 2018

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 23:16
Koha Community Newsletter
April 2018

Volume 9, Issue 4
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 17.11.05 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.05. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fifth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more.

It includes 4 enhancements, 28 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.05.11 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.11.

Koha 17.05.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 17 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

More than 230 Libraries running their catalog on Koha ILS today in the Arab World

by Massoud M. AlShareef from the koha newslist
Greeting from the Arab World to all in the Koha Community

I am happy to announce that we now have more than 230 libraries running their library catalog on Koha ILS in the Arab World.

You can see all 234 library names in this table ( dropbox link ).

They are distributed around in the Arab countries as follows: United Arab Emirates (11); Jordan (8); Bahrain (1); AlGeria (1); Saudi Arabia (97); Sudan (28); Iraq (28); Kuwait (1); Tunisia (1); Oman Sultanate (12); Syria (21); Palestine (1); Lebanon (6); Egypt (18).

These are only libraries we happened to know because we are the Koha support company for in Saudi Arabia and UAE, or they are served by a local Koha support companies, like Egypt Vision supporting some in Egypt and Saudi, or by Bywater Solutions in UAE, or libraries which have their own in-house support teams, like in Sudan and Iraq. We think the list will exceed 350 libraries that are using Koha today in our region if every local Koha library announces itself.

In behalf of all Koha libraries in the Arab world, we want to say thank you Koha community members, users/ libraries/ vendors around the world, for your contributions and support to make Koha what it is today. In particular, I would like to thank Bywater Solutions for their great and genuine efforts in improving Koha functionalities and in making Koha support reach records high in customers satisfaction. Our thanks are extended to Katipo, Catalyst and BibLibre for being there for koha development and support since the early days of Koha as I can remember.

I hope to meet you all one day to thank you in person in behalf of all of us here in the Arabic world, using and/or supporting Koha ILS.

New Koha Libraries

How To

Vimal Kumar shows you how to configure Firefox to view regional languages properly.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon2018 Website

by Jesse Maseto from the koha newslist
The KohaCon18 Website is ready for registrations.

Individuals can register, submit a proposal and more through the site.

The KohaCon International Conference will take place on September 10th through 12th, followed by a Cultural Day on September 13th and Hackfest on the 14th through 16th.

http://kohacon2018.bywatersolutions.com/index.html

Koha-US Users Group: October Meeting

by Jason Robb from the koha newslist
*koha-US meetings are open to any and all.*

*Board Meeting* –

*Board meetings* focus on business-related matters and topics that would otherwise slow down general meetings.

*General Meeting* –

*General meetings* put an emphasis on Koha — bugs, issues, development ideas, workflows — bring your problems and questions so we can discuss! These meetings also include major organizational decisions and reports from various committees.

To view minutes and recordings from previous meetings, visit http://koha-us.net/index.php/Meeting_Archives

May General IRC Meeting

The May General IRC meeting will be held May 2nd at 21:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

May Developers IRC Meeting

The May Developers IRC meeting will be held May 9th at 14:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

May Documentation IRC Meeting

The May Documentation IRC meeting will be held May 9th at 21:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

Past Events

EBSCO and Koha in Italy

by Romana Franziska Wallner
On April 18th – 2018, EBSCO in collaboration with Koha Gruppo Italiano and The American University of Rome organized a meeting regarding EBSCO products like e-books, databases, electronic journals. The FOLIO evolution was presented too. Stefano Bargioni was invited to speak about the development of Koha in Italy, its relationship with FOLIO, based on its roadmap and the apps in preparation.

April General IRC Meeting

The April general IRC meeting was held on the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

April Development IRC Meeting

The April development IRC meeting was held April 11th at 14:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

April Documentation IRC meeting

The April documentation IRC meeting was held April 11th at 21:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

GDPR IRC Meeting

The second GDPR IRC meeting was held April 18th at 14:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

Koha 17.11.05 release

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:14

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.05. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fifth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more

Koha 17.05.11 release

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:23

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.11

Koha 17.05.11 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 17.05.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 17 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [18593] Suggestions aren’t updated when one biblio is merged with another
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [20229] Remove problematic SQL modes
Command-line Utilities
  • [12812] Longoverdue.pl –mark-returned doesn’t return items
  • [17717] Fix broken cronjobs due to permissions of the current directory
OPAC
  • [20286] Subscribing to a search via rss goes to an empty page
Other bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [19739] Add default ES configuration to koha-conf.xml
Cataloging
  • [20341] Show authorized value description for withdrawn like damaged and lost
Command-line Utilities
  • [11936] Consistent log message for item insert
  • [18709] koha-foreach should use koha-shell, internally
  • [20234] Make maintenance scripts use koha-zebra instead of koha-*-zebra
Database
  • [19547] Maria DB doesn’t have a debian.cnf
MARC Authority data support
  • [20430] Z39.50 button display depends on wrong server count
Serials
  • [20461] New subscription form: “Item type” and “item type for older issues” fields are ignored
System Administration
  • [20383] Hide link to plugin management if plugins are not enabled
Templates
  • [20372] Correct toolbar markup on some pages
Test Suite
  • [20311] get_age tests can fail on February 28th
Tools
  • [20376] “Select all” button no longer selects disabled checkboxes in Batch Record Deletion Tool
System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required
Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (99.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (78.7%)
  • Chinese (China) (83.3%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.8%)
  • Czech (94.2%)
  • Danish (68.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (90.6%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (99.7%)
  • French (96.2%)
  • French (Canada) (94.5%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.8%)
  • Greek (79.5%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Korean (50.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57.4%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (76.3%)
  • Persian (57.4%)
  • Polish (99.9%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.3%)
  • Slovak (89.7%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95.6%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (70.6%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 17.05.11 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.11:

  • Orex Digital

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.11.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (5)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Maksim Sen (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.11

  • ACPL (2)
  • BibLibre (6)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (5)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (5)
  • unidentified (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • delaye (2)
  • Hugo Agud hagud@orex.es (1)
  • Hugo Agud hagud@orex.es (1)
  • JM Broust (1)
  • Nick Clemens (22)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (18)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Brendan Gallagher (3)
  • Lucie Gay (1)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Julian Maurice (6)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Séverine QUEUNE (2)
  • Maksim Sen (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (25)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 17.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 25 avril 2018 06:27:26.

Koha Community Newsletter: March 2018

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 20:25
Koha Community Newsletter
March 2018

Volume 9, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 17.11.04 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.04. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fourth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more.

Koha 17.05.10 release

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:37

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.10

Koha 17.05.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 17.05.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 13 bugfixes.

Enhancements Staff Client
  • [19806] Add class to items.itemnotes_nonpublic
Critical bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [20145] borrowers.datexpiry eq ‘0000-00-00’ means expired?
Course reserves
  • [20276] GetCourseItem is using the wrong call to get itemnumber
Hold requests
  • [20167] Item hold is set to bibliographic hold when changing pickup location
OPAC
  • [20218] Tracklinks fails when URL has special characters
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [20148] Don’t allow adding same user multiple times to a basket or an order
Circulation
  • [19530] Prevent multiple transfers from existing for one item
Command-line Utilities
  • [19452] The -truncate option in borrowers-force-messaging-defaults.pl should not remove category preferences
Patrons
  • [20367] userid resets to firstname.surname when BorrowerUnwantedField contains userid
Test Suite
  • [19529] NoIssuesChargeGuarantees.t is failing randomly
  • [19979] Search.t fails on facet info with one branch
  • [20250] NoIssuesChargeGuarantees.t is still failing randomly
  • [20466] Incorrect fixtures for active currency in t/Prices.t
Tools
  • [20098] Inventory: CSV export: itemlost column is always empty
System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required
Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (79%)
  • Chinese (China) (83%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (69%)
  • English (New Zealand) (91%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (96%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (76%)
  • Persian (57%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  • Slovak (90%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (96%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (71%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 17.05.10 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.10.

  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.10

  • BibLibre (3)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (6)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • joensuu.fi (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • unidentified (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Claire Gravely (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (22)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Josef Moravec (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (5)
  • Maksim Sen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)
  • Nick Clemens (17)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Roch D’Amour (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 17.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 27 mars 2018 12:07:28.

Koha 17.11.04 release

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:37

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.04. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fourth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2018

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:35
Koha Community Newsletter
October 2017

Volume 9, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Please read Jonathan Druart‘s latest post, What’s on in koha-devel #17, for a more comprehensive overview of the world of Koha development. Below are some development highlights:

Koha 17.11.03 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.03.

Koha 17.11.03 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 42 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.05.09 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.09

Koha 17.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 38 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 16.11.16 Released

by Chris Cormack
The Koha community are proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.16

This a maintenance release of 16.11.x. It includes 1 enhancements, 4 bugfixes.

NOTE: 16.11.x is no longer packaged, it is recommended you upgrade as soon as practical.

Read the full release notes

In – Out Management System” based on KOHA ILS

by Omkar Kakeru
Its a pleasure sharing that we are introducing an “In – Out Management
System” based on KOHA ILS that benefits in Tracking In & Out time of
patrons, works on multiple locations of library, generates four types of
reports & can be handled by single person.

Please have a look on demo video & convey your valuable feedback.

Download application link
https://github.com/omkar2403/inout

read original listserv post

Bugs needing Sign off

by Mark Tompsett
I was hoping that
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=16690
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=18908
and
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=19547
might get signed off.

read original listserv post

Community

Thesis: RDA e le risorse cartografiche (RDA and cartographic resources)

by Romana Franziska Wallner
An experimental theses “RDA e le risorse cartografiche” (RDA and cartographic resources) was successfully defended at the University of Florence (Italy) on 20 February 2018.

The thesis was supervised by Prof. Mauro Guerrini and Dr. Stefano Bargioni, as part of if was conducted at the library of Pontificia Università della Santa Croce and was based on Koha. The author, Laura Manzoni, was awarded the highest grade possible.

Abstract

The aim of the thesis is to verify the viability of the new RDA guidelines for the description of cartographic materials and to highlight its strengths and weaknesses. The analysis compares the different models suggested to describe bibliographic records, starting from the first module proposed by the geographer Giovanni Marinelli as well as RDA. A sample of materials preserved at the Italian Geographical Society in Rome has been selected and catalogued with Koha, a complete ILS open source software developed by a global community. The thesis also analyzes the context and issues that lead to the development of RDA and to its progressive diffusion and use in libraries around the world.

New Koha Libraries

Support Provider News

FOLIO Library Services Support Between ByWater Solutions and EBSCO Information Services

Catalyst Koha are now on Twitter!

We would love to connect with you, our community, and chat regularly on all things Koha!
Come and say ‘Hi’ at: https://twitter.com/catalystkoha

Upcoming Events


Koha user group – Whanganui, NZ 2018

by Bonnie Crawford
Whanganui Libraries and the Catalyst Koha team invite you to attend the 2018 NZ Koha user group day. All libraries currently using Koha, Koha enthusiasts and the Koha-curious are welcomed!

Click here to RSVP

Date:
Thursday, 22nd March 2018
Time:
10am – 4pm
Cost:
Free
Location:
Whanganui, New Zealand. Whanganui District Library Rooms – TBC
Catering:
Lunch is provided free of charge. We are happy to cater for specified dietary requirements.
Parking:
Plenty of free parking
RSVP by:
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Schedule:
Unconference style – we will set the agenda for the day in a collaborative way. Everyone can make suggestions and propose ideas for a programme of events.
What to expect:
The 2018 user group day is for current and future users of Koha to come together as a community, with an opportunity for all to share their ideas and plans for the future of technology in our libraries.

For more information see the original post.

Hackfest in Marseille
When:
12-16 March 2018
Where:
At BibLibre , 108 Rue Breteuil, 13006 Marseille
Who:
developers, administrators, librarians, Koha users …
Prerequisites:
know Koha, at least know some modules
Participation:
free, but a minimum of 2 to 3 days of participation is recommended, especially for beginners
Food:
lunch is provided on site (financial participation to be defined, between 15 and 20 € per meal). There is always coffee, tea, and everyone can bring delicacies to enjoy or to discover. Free meals in the evening but one or more appointment points are always available
Other:
English is a ++ to interact with everyone and participate in mini-conferences but not required
Hashtag:
#hfk18 to communicate on social networks
Registration:
open with BibLibre, by sending an email to Paul Poulain
Contact infos:
associationkohala@gmail.com

Past Events

Training programme on Koha for Library staff of ICAR

by Dr. S.K. Soam, Head and Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, India
The ICAR – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (ICAR-NAARM) is an institution engaged in capacity building of personnel of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) in management of research, education and technology transfer. ICAR-NAARM was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976 at Hyderabad. The major mandate of the Academy is to build capacity in agricultural research, education and extension education systems, and provide policy advocacy for the NARES. To fulfil these mandates, Academy organizes various capacity building programmes for researchers, academicians, extension personnel, scholars, and other stakeholders in NARES.

ICAR – NAARM organized a training programme on “Koha for Library staff of ICAR” during 5-9 February 2018 at this Academy with the objective to make participants understand the application of Koha in library automation, to provide hands on training on various modules of Koha related to acquisition, cataloguing, OPAC etc., and to provide the knowledge of broad aspects of Koha installation and customization as per institute requirements. Dr. S.K. Soam, Head (ICM Division) and Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (ICM Division) were the course directors for this programme.

A total of 36 technical staff associated with library and related work in ICAR Institutes were attended this programme. In this training program we had representatives from Crop Science Division, Agricultural Engineering Division, Fisheries Science, Animal Science, Natural Resource Management Division, Agricultural Education Division, Horticulture Division and ICAR Headquarters.

This training program was designed to cover both theoretical and practical aspects on various topics. The trainees were exposed to Introduction to Linux, Installation of Ubuntu operating system, Installation and configuration of Koha and hands on training by our internal faculty.

Introduction to Koha modules, Administration, Acquisition, Patron Management, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials, OPAC etc., were covered by the guest faculty Mr. Indranil Das Gupta who is a “Member, Koha Community Release Team”, “Database Documentation Manager, Koha Community Project” and CEO of L2C2 Technologies, Kolkata.

February General IRC Meeting

The February general IRC meeting was held at on the 7th at 20:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

February Development IRC Meeting

The february development IRC meeting was held on the 14th at 13:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

GDPR IRC Meeting

The February GDPR IRC meeting was held on the 26th at 19:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.

Koha 17.05.09 release

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:38

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.09

Koha 17.05.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 17.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 38 bugfixes.

Enhancements Cataloging
  • [18417] Advanced Editor – Rancor – add shortcuts for copyright symbols (C) (P)
Test Suite
  • [19483] t/db_dependent/www/* crashes test harness due to misconfigured test plan
Critical bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [19596] Internal server error if open order with deleted biblio / null biblionumber
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [15770] Number::Format issues with large numbers
  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying
  • [20126] Saving a biblio does no longer update MARC field lengths
Cataloging
  • [19968] Undefined subroutine &Date::Calc::Today
Command-line Utilities
  • [19730] misc/export_records.pl should use biblio_metadata.timestamp
Notices
  • [18477] AR_PENDING notice does not populate values from article_requests table
OPAC
  • [18915] Creating a checkout note (patron note) sends an incomplete email message
  • [19911] Passwords displayed to user during self-registration are not HTML-encoded
  • [19975] Tag cloud searching does not working
Patrons
  • [19921] Error when updating child to adult patron on system with only one adult patron category
Searching – Elasticsearch
  • [19559] Elasticsearch QueryAutoTruncate truncate field names with hyphens if data is quoted
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [19401] No confirm message when deleting an invoice from invoice detail page
  • [19429] No confirm message when deleting an invoice from invoice search
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [19839] invoice.pl warns about bad variable scope
  • [19985] TestBuilder.t fails if default circ rule exists
Circulation
  • [16603] Hide option to apply directly when processing uploaded offline circulation file
  • [19825] List of pending offline operations does not links to biblio
Database
  • [19422] kohastructure.sql missing DROP TABLES
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • [19973] SQL syntax error in uk-UA/mandatory/sample_notices.sql
OPAC
  • [17682] Change URL for Google Scholar in OPACSearchForTitleIn
Packaging
  • [18696] Change debian/source/format to quilt
  • [20072] Fix build-git-snapshot for Debian source format quilt
Patrons
  • [19443] Error while attempting to duplicate a patron
Reports
  • [19669] Remove deprecated checkouts by patron category report
Searching
  • [19971] typo in the comments of parseQuery routine
Searching – Elasticsearch
  • [19580] Elasticsearch: QueryAutoTruncate exclude period as splitting character in autotruncation
Staff Client
  • [19221] Onboarding tool says user needs to be made superlibrarian
System Administration
  • [19560] Unable to delete library when branchcode contains special characters
  • [19977] Local Use tab in systempreferences tries to open text editor’s temporary files, and die
  • [19987] If no z39.50/SRU servers, the z39.50/SRU buttons should not show
Templates
  • [19677] Angle brackets in enumchron do not display in opac or staff side
Test Suite
  • [19455] Circulation/SwitchOnSiteCheckouts.t is failing randomly
  • [19705] DecreaseLoanHighHolds.t is still failing randomly
  • [19783] Move check_kohastructure.t to db_dependent
  • [19914] Cannot locate the “Delete” in the library list table
  • [19937] Silence warnings t/db_dependent/www/batch.t
  • [20042] 00-load.t fails when Elasticsearch is not installed
System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required
Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Basque (79%)
  • Chinese (China) (83%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (69%)
  • English (New Zealand) (91%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (96%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (76%)
  • Persian (57%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  • Slovak (90%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (96%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (71%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 17.05.09 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.09:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.09.

  • Aleisha Amohia (5)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • David Bourgault (1)
  • Nick Clemens (8)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (2)
  • Olivier Crouzet (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (17)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Te Rauhina Jackson (1)
  • Grace Smyth (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Jesse Weaver (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.09

  • abunchofthings.net (5)
  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (9)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (17)
  • ByWater-Solutions (9)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • unidentified (13)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Arturo (2)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (2)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • David Bourgault (4)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Eric Phetteplace (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (55)
  • Grace Smyth (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (52)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lee Jamison (1)
  • Marjorie Barry-Vila (2)
  • Marjorie Vila (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (11)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Nick Clemens (56)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (16)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 17.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 févr. 2018 09:24:40.

Koha 16.11.16 released

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:18

The Koha community are proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.16

This a maintenance release of 16.11.x

NOTE: 16.11.x is no longer packaged, it is recommended you upgrade as soon as practical

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.11.16

22 Feb 2018

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 16.11.16 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 16.11.16 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 4 bugfixes.

Enhancements Web services Critical bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying
OPAC
  • [19911] Passwords displayed to user during self-registration are not HTML-encoded
Other bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing System Administration
  • [19560] Unable to delete library when branchcode contains special characters
System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required
Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Basque (80%)
  • Chinese (China) (85%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (95%)
  • Danish (70%)
  • English (New Zealand) (93%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (84%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (56%)
  • Occitan (78%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (86%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (98%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (72%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 16.11.16 is

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.16

  • bugs.koha-community.org (4)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • translate.koha-community.org (2)
  • unidentified (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Arturo (2)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Fridolin Somers (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 16.11.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 22 Feb 2018 19:52:14.

Koha 17.11.03 release

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:51

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.03. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my third release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more

What’s on in koha-devel #17

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:35
Hi everybody!

It has been a long time since the last what’s on in koha-devel post!

17.11 is out and we are already at the third of the development release cycle for 18.05.

Table of contents

Release Management 18.05

Still a lot of time left to contribute to this release, but now it is the perfect time to be involved in order to get your things pushed, or what you would like to see being part of it.

We have tons of new features and enhancements in the Needs Signoff queue (https://frama.link/koha_bz_nso).

I have created a new tag RM_priority to highlight patches I would like to see in quickly (https://frama.link/koha_bz_RM_priority), there is also a saved search for this list.

They can be big stuffs (with hard rebase for instance) or major bugfixes.

Please also note that I will take the liberty to skip the QA and/or SO step if they do not get the attention they need.

Like I did during the 17.11 development release cycle I will update the release notes every time I push to master. That way people will be able to fix titles and descriptions of bugs https://gitlab.com/joubu/koha-release-notes (coming soon).

Koha Manual

Translation Anthony Mao did an awesome work to translate the manual in Taiwanese Mandarin (zh_TW) in less than a month! Other languages still need a lot of work:
  • Arabic 39%
  • Chinese (Taiwan) 100%
  • Czech 43%
  • French 50%
  • French (Canada) 38%
  • Italian 83%
  • Portuguese (Brazil) 19%
  • Turkish 75% (nice work done by Süleyman Onur too!)
If you wish to participate in another language, just let us know and we will create it. You can find the epub and html versions available for all these languages on our website https://koha-community.org/documentation/

We are going to create the man18.05 project for the next release and will update regularly.

Note that 18.05 is generated from the project man17.11 so far, that need to be fixed.

Contribution

It is very easy to contribute to the manual, so if you want to improve it, and get credit in the next Koha version you can!

Moreover your contributions will be available right after they have been integrated into the official repository. We regenerate the epub and html versions of the different languages when a new contribution is merged.

PDF version I managed to generate a PDF version of the manual (I have uploaded the English version as an example) It is very resource consuming to generate and so it will only be generated once per release.

Screenshots internationalization

An important email has been sent to the mailing list but did not receive many answers.

I have spent time to automatically generate the screenshots of the manual to automatically keep them up-to-date in the different languages.

The task is huge and I will not do it by myself. However I can write some tools to help anybody interested in having these screenshots.

If someone wants to translate screenshots, they should do it in a generic way so all languages can take advantage of it.

The hidden added value of such mechanism is to add a huge test coverage.

Refactoring

I sent a quick reminder about the work I produced to refactor/move our legacy code.

It’s important to understand that I fix the bugs I find, centralize the code and provide test coverage (to make the code more robust).

Most of the time these patches are hard to maintain up-to-date and the work needs to be done several times.

This work is a bit stuck until what I have submitted is pushed. As it is quite easy to write but hard to rebase and maintain and it takes time to pass though the signoff and QA process, I cannot produce much at the same time and have to maintain it for months.

If you want to help our code to be better, take a look at the big graph on bug 15449. Pick the orange ones if you want to sign off or yellow ones for the ones to QA.

Elastic search

(from Nick)

Claire at BibLibre has worked to put together a status document for ES and the work to be done, you can see that here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10VUKvIYZjlbJhE-oCLmInLe601su6vIRBRC_g6oNekE/edit#gid=0

You can see her email with more details here: http://koha.1045719.n5.nabble.com/Exploration-of-Koha-ElasticSearch-implementation-td5960841.html

There is some ongoing work on the community and we are happy to answer questions or help more people get involved.

REST API (from Tomás)

We reached the point in which most of the barebones for implementing the REST api endpoints are done, and so it is time to think what the API should be like for it to be used both by Koha itself, and external consumers.

Mojolicious helpers have been added for different scenarios:
  • Reserved parameters normalization / handling
  • Query and parameters parsing/conversion to DBIC
  • And Koha::Objects searching helper (which is useful as an example even if you are not using it).
An umbrella wiki page was set for adding RFCs on a per-endpoint basis. As a start we needed to make a decision about the currently existing endpoints. To simplify things, it was agreed to keep version 1, basing it on the voted RFCs. In order to deal with existing endpoints bug 19774 was filed as an umbrella. Four endpoint implementation specs were voted that time, and work on them has already started (the bug implementing the RFC added on the parenthesis): The /libraries endpoint wasn’t previously implemented, and Alex Arnaud is working on it. The rest of them involved decisions on the field mappings (i.e. from what we have on the DB and what we want to expose). That said, some fields got added (some of them calculated), some others renamed and deleted too. Please help us move this bugs. There are several bugs for each implementation due to our baby steps approach, and also to preserve attribution from original feature authors. Some other endpoint RFCs have been added. They should be voted, tough. And volunteers are welcome as usual