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Koha Community Newsletter: March 2014

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:42
Koha Community Newsletter
March 2014

Volume 5, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.14.5 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.5.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.12.12 Released

by Chris Cormack

We are happy to announce the release of Koha 3.12.12.

You can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

New Bootstrap Theme in Koha 3.14

Owen Leonard discusses the features and motivations behind the new “Bootstrap” theme
in Koha 3.14 in a blog post, as well as offering some customization pointers.

Excerpt from Owen’s post:

As of Koha 3.14 the OPAC has a new default theme: Bootstrap. It’s a theme I developed with the intention of offering a flexible, modern, and responsive theme option for Koha libraries. It takes as its visual basis the CCSR theme, added in 3.10. However, it greatly expands the catalog’s mobile-friendliness over the CCSR theme.

The Bootstrap theme is so named because it uses the Bootstrap framework, a set of JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheet tools for use by web developers to quickly and easily add functionality to sites. Bootstrap helps web developers do things like add menus, dialogs, tooltips, etc. Bootstrap also brings some improved default styling to buttons and forms.

Patches

This is a new section intended to highlight upcoming features as well as bugs needing attention. This first batch of bugs comes from Jonathan Druart at BibLibre.

Related Projects

This is a new section devoted to projects related to Koha.

Chris Cormack reports that work is being done to integrate the following
projects into Koha:

NCIP

OpenNCIP is an open source implementation of the 3M Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP) used by self-check terminals and public internet terminals in libraries.

OpenNCIP project page.

NCIP integration is currently in the preliminary testing phase.

ElasticSearch

Elasticsearch is a flexible and powerful open source, distributed, real-time search and analytics engine.

From ElasticSearch Website

From Chris: “Elasticsearch integration is also progressing well, we are using the Catmandu libraries which has the benefit of making adding Linked Data a lot easier.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Kyle Hall, developer and ByWater Solutions team member, has a new family member. Congrats Kyle!

How to

Tim Miller from Redwood College demonstrates some ways in which you can tweak the new Koha Mobile theme in his blogpost Hacking the Koha Mobile Layout.

Sean Park explains how to install a Star TSP100 (TSP143LAN) thermal receipt printer on Ubuntu 12.04 in this blogpost.

In his Did you know blog series this month, Pierre Vandekerckhove covers the following topics:

Support Provider News

Pierre Vandekerckhove from BibLibre posted their Koha Hackfest 2014 Wrap Up, covering the Hackfest in Marseille this March and an accompanying infographic showing attendees, bugs squashed and other fun stuff.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 2014.

For the schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group will be held in Wenatchee, WA, August 2014.

For the schedule and registration details see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

2 Day Training on KOHA in Trivandrum, India

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Training on KOHA on April 12 & 13, 2014

Details at the KLA Blog

April General IRC Meeting

The April general IRC meeting will be held on April 9th 2014 at 15:00 and 21:00 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

Past Events

Report from the Marseille Hackfest 2014

by Romana Franziska Wallner

On March 10th/11th 2014, Stefano Bargioni attended the Koha Hackfest in Marseille, France, organized by BibLibre. Stefano presented the Koha project ES4K to developers from all around the world. The presentation was most warmly received, and most gave positive feedback.

The feedback results from the Hackfest presentation were then presented at the “4th Koha Italian Annual Meeting” in Milan at the National Conference “Le Stelline”. During this conference in Milan, the participants heard from 4 important Italian libraries (Franco Serantini Library, Library of Pontificia Università “San Tommaso d’Aquino”, Biblioteca of the Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici and Biblioteche del Lavoro CGIL) who have recently successfully implemented Koha as their ILS.

Additionally, the Koha Gruppo Italiano (KohaGruppoItaliano) had the opportunity to personally meet with Brendan A. Gallagher and Jesse Maseto, from ByWater Solutions, in order to further discuss the ES4K Project, and to definitively launch it.

March General IRC Meeting

The March general IRC meeting was held on March 5th 2014.

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

Koha 3.14.5 released

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:44

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.5.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.5 26 mars 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.14.5 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.05.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.14.5 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 14 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.5 ====================== Notices ---------- 9210 major Automatic carriage return are missing in print letters generated for holds Patrons ---------- 11352 critical Batch Patron Deletion/Anonmyzation deletes more than warning states it will delete Other bugs fixed in 3.14.5 ====================== About ---------- 7143 trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page Acquisitions ---------- 11018 normal Add order from a reverted file Hold requests ---------- 9788 minor Improvements for calling GetReservesFromItemnumber I18N/L10N ---------- 11505 normal Untranslatable table headers in Label batch manager OPAC ---------- 11381 minor IDreamBooks too close to title on bootstrap 11476 minor Opac self registration title pull down offers 2 empty options 11522 minor Self registration formatting 11329 trivial Check for marc record in opac-showmarc Packaging ---------- 11509 trivial Koha-create should print better usage information Templates ---------- 11503 normal Several typos 11502 minor Branch filter in "Holds To Pull" is too fuzzy Transaction logs ---------- 11473 normal View log template has malformed conditionals, and logging info incorrect/inconsistent/unexpected New sysprefs in 3.14.5 ====================== 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (82%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (98%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (90%) * English (New Zealand) (84%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (89%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (98%) * Greek (52%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (72%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (65%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (90%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (91%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.14.5 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.5: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.5. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Galen Charlton * 5 David Cook * 1 Chris Cormack * 2 Jonathan Druart * 5 Owen Leonard * 1 Sophie Meynieux * 1 Francesca Moore * 6 Marcel de Rooy We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.5 * 5 ACPL * 3 BibLibre * 1 BigBallOfWax * 3 Equinox * 5 Prosentient Systems * 6 Rijksmuseum * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 2 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.5. * 1 Pierre Angot * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 26 Galen Charlton * 8 Chris Cormack * 15 Jonathan Druart * 1 Magnus Enger * 5 Katrin Fischer * 8 Kyle M Hall * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Paul Poulain * 2 Marcel de Rooy * 25 Fridolin Somers * 2 Mark Tompsett 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x. The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 mars 2014 10:29:54 Z #####

A great thanks to all contributors.

Koha 3.12.12 released

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:24

The Koha community are happy to announce the 12th release of the 3.12 series of Koha.

This is a maintenance and contains a few bug fixes and translation updates. As always you can download the new release from download.koha-community.org or wait a day or 2 for the packages to be updated.

Please continue reading for the release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.12 24 Mar 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.12 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.12.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.12.12 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 3 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.12 ====================== Notices ---------- 9210 major Automatic carriage return are missing in print letters generated for holds Other bugs fixed in 3.12.12 ====================== I18N/L10N ---------- 11505 normal Untranslatable table headers in Label batch manager Templates ---------- 11502 minor Branch filter in "Holds To Pull" is too fuzzy New sysprefs in 3.12.12 ====================== 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (88%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (99%) * English (New Zealand) (91%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (97%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (54%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (77%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (100%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (97%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.12.12 is Release Manager: Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Installation Documentation Manager: Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Translation Manager: Ruth Bavousett <druthb@bywatersolutions.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Elliott Davis <elliott@bywatersolutions.com>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>, Chris Hall Mirko Tietgen Marc Veron Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Live CD Manager: Vimal Kumar V. Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Liz Rea <lrea@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.12.12: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.12. * 1 David Cook * 1 Chris Cormack * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Sophie Meynieux We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.12 * 1 ACPL * 1 BibLibre * 1 Catalyst * 1 Prosentient Systems We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.12. * 3 Galen Charlton * 5 Chris Cormack * 2 Jonathan Druart * 1 Katrin Fischer * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Paul Poulain * 3 Fridolin Somers 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.12.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Schedule

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:58

Coming soon

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2014

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:56
Koha Community Newsletter
February 2014

Volume 5, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.14.4 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.4.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.12.11 Released

by Tomas Cohen Arazi

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.11.

This is a maintenance release and contains security fixes, enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Pierre Vandekerckhove explains how to customize the navigation on Koha’s OPAC and modify the favicon in Koha’s OPAC.

Melissa Lefebvre shares some tips for tweaking your opac with the help of Firefox plugins.

Nicole Engard introduces Koha 3.14′s course reserves functionality in this video tutorial.

Marshall Breeding has released the results of his annual International Survey of Library Automation.

Vimal Kumar demonstrates how to change the default ports in Koha to allow for additional web sites and applications. He goes over changing the default times that various scheduled tasks [AKA cronjobs] run in Koha in this post.

Mary Russell discusses use cases for hiding items in the OPAC and how to do this in Koha.

Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions and The Donohue Group, Inc. Partner to Bring Advanced Cataloging Module to Koha. Read the press release here.

Upcoming Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March general IRC meeting will be held on March 5th 2014 at 19:00 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha Hackfest in Marseille

The 3rd HackFest Koha will take place in BibLibre’s office in Marseille from March 10 to 14.

4th Annual Italian Koha Meeting

by Romana Franziska Wallner

The Koha Gruppo Italiano would like to announce the upcoming 4th Koha Italian Annual Meeting on March 13th, 2014 in Milan during the National Conference, “Le Stelline”. While here we will discuss the last version of Koha ILS, and the introduction of ElasticSearch for Koha.

Presentations will be done by Stefano Bargioni, Deputy Director of the Library of the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, new Italian Koha users, and sponsor organizations within the realm of open-source software.

More detailed information can be found here:

http://kohagruppoitaliano.moonfruit.com/download/i/mark_dl/u/4012402918/4606532808/4th%20meeting.pdf

Past Events

February General IRC Meeting

The February general IRC meeting was held on February 5th 2014.

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

Koha 3.14.4 released

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:18

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.4.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.4 26 févr. 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.14.4 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.04.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.14.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 2 enhancements and 20 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.14.4 ====================== Packaging ---------- 10646 Mod_rewrite should be enabled by the postinst script 10896 Add a --verbose option to koha-translate Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.4 ====================== Hold requests ---------- 11336 major Priority is not updated on deleting holds OPAC ---------- 10952 major Store anonymous search history in session Searching ---------- 9579 major Facets truncation broken for multi-byte characters Other bugs fixed in 3.14.4 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 7965 normal Silence warns in staff error log (koha-error_log) 11384 minor Koha should not use "ctid" as a column name Cataloging ---------- 11316 trivial Plugin icon missing tooltip in addbiblio.pl Documentation ---------- 11483 normal New serial pages missing help Installation and upgrade (web-based installer) ---------- 11260 normal Update German web installer OPAC ---------- 11342 minor Error with opac self registration if BorrowersTitles is empty Packaging ---------- 11509 trivial Koha-create should print better usage information 11510 trivial Typo in koha-translate usage message Searching ---------- 11192 normal Fix two definitions in ccl.properties 6886 minor Single branch mode should disable showing the branch name in front of all callnumbers Serials ---------- 10429 minor Branch filter not working in serial claims Test Suite ---------- 11439 normal UT: XISBN.t returns failure 11457 normal T/db_dependent/Bookseller.t can fail when subscription table is not empty 11499 normal Zebra_setup.pl not correctly setting indexing mode 11470 minor Circulation_transfers.t can fail, spuriously Tools ---------- 11208 normal Multi transport types: a sms message without sms number should be marked as failed 11475 normal Batch modification process ends with broken link New sysprefs in 3.14.4 ====================== 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (83%) * Armenian (99%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (91%) * English (New Zealand) (84%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (89%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (53%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (72%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (65%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (90%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (92%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.14.4 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.4: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.4. * 6 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 13 Galen Charlton * 3 Chris Cormack * 3 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole Engard * 4 Katrin Fischer * 3 Kyle M Hall * 3 Julian Maurice * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS * 1 Mathieu Saby * 1 Robin Sheat * 3 Fridolin Somers * 1 Mark Tompsett We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.4 * 4 BSZ BW * 10 BibLibre * 3 BigBallOfWax * 4 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 13 Equinox * 1 Université Rennes 2 * 7 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.4. * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Christopher Brannon * 44 Galen Charlton * 1 David Cook * 11 Chris Cormack * 3 Charlene Criton * 3 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 1 Magnus Enger * 17 Katrin Fischer * 9 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 41 Fridolin Somers * 1 Mark Tompsett * 1 Signed-off-by jmbroust 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 févr. 2014 11:40:37 Z #####

A great thanks to all contributors.

Koha 3.12.11 released

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:50

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.11.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.11 25 Feb 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.11 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.11.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.12.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 3 enhancements and 13 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.12.11 ====================== Packaging ---------- 10896 Add a --verbose option to koha-translate Templates ---------- 11398 A typo occurred with occured Test Suite ---------- 11540 Increasing test coverage for C4::Charset Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.11 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 9948 critical Acq data going on first item even if not received Cataloging ---------- 8018 major New subfields have a default max length of zero Command-line Utilities ---------- 11417 major Remove_unused_authorities.pl doesn't accept --test Patrons ---------- 10453 critical Updating child to adult loses password Searching ---------- 9579 major Facets truncation broken for multi-byte characters Tools ---------- 11412 major Bulkmarcimport can crash when searching for duplicates Other bugs fixed in 3.12.11 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11402 minor Labels::_guide_box should return undef if undefned data is passed Command-line Utilities ---------- 11188 minor Make gather_print_notices.pl die on failed open() Packaging ---------- 11510 trivial Typo in koha-translate usage message Searching ---------- 7518 normal Searches with quotation marks don't work Test Suite ---------- 11439 normal UT: XISBN.t returns failure Tools ---------- 11279 normal Quote of the day feature won't pick a quote Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 11419 minor Z39.50 searches not displaying errors 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (88%) * Armenian (99%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (99%) * English (New Zealand) (91%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (97%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (54%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (77%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (100%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (97%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.12.11 is Release Manager: Jared Camins-Esakov Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy Jonathan Druart Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Vimal Kumar V. VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.12.11: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.11. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 7 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Pablo Bianchi * 1 Gaetan Boisson * 3 Galen Charlton * 2 Jonathan Druart * 1 Magnus Enger * 3 Katrin Fischer * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Emma Heath * 1 Matthias Meusburger * 1 Marcel de Rooy * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.11 * 3 BSZ BW * 5 BibLibre * 1 ByWater-Solutions * 3 Equinox * 1 Libriotech * 1 Rijksmuseum * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 8 unidentified * 1 wegc.school.nz We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.11. * 26 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Nora Blake * 27 Galen Charlton * 7 Chris Cormack * 3 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 1 Magnus Enger * 14 Katrin Fischer * 2 Kyle M Hall * 1 Emma Heath * 1 Tom Houlker * 1 Leila * 7 Fridolin SOMERS * 12 Fridolin Somers * 2 Mark Tompsett 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.12.x. The last Koha release was 3.12.10, which was released on February 7, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 25 Feb 2014 13:57:22 Z #####

Koha 3.14.3 released

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:52

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.3.

This is a security release that contains critical bugfixes, and also some enhancements and other bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.3 06 févr. 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.14.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.03.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball This release fixes four security bugs: * bug 11660: tools/pdfViewer.pl could be used to read arbitrary files on the server * bug 11661: the staff interface help editor could be used to modify or create arbitrary files on the server with the privileges of the Apache user * bug 11662: member-picupload.pl could be used to write to arbitrary files on the server with the privileges of the Apache user * bug 11666: the MARC framework import/export function did not require authentication, and could be used to perform unexpected SQL commands The fix for bug 11666 removes SQL as a supported format for importing or exporting MARC frameworks. We recommend that you upgrade immediately to get the fixes for these security issues. However, if you are not able to perform the upgrade right away, you can mitigate against the issues by performing the following actions: * deleting the pdfViewer.pl script * deleting the member-picupload.pl script * making edithelp.pl not be executable, e.g., by doing "chmod a-x edithelp.pl" * making import_export_framework.pl not be executable, which will disable the MARC framework import and export functionality. Our thanks to John Lightsey for finding and reporting the issues. This release also includes 1 enhancements and 10 other bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.14.3 ====================== Templates ---------- 11398 A typo occurred with occured Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.3 ====================== Command-line Utilities ---------- 11417 major Remove_unused_authorities.pl doesn't accept --test OPAC ---------- 11277 major Bootstrap theme: error in link for showing all facets Other bugs fixed in 3.14.3 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11402 minor Labels::_guide_box should return undef if undefned data is passed Circulation ---------- 11075 minor Clicking 'select all' link in export tab in checkout page clears renew checkboxes Command-line Utilities ---------- 11188 minor Make gather_print_notices.pl die on failed open() Course reserves ---------- 11179 minor Opac-course-details.pl shows item as available when it is checked out Database ---------- 11249 normal Add db indexes on borrowers names Documentation ---------- 11403 minor Renew page missing help file Hold requests ---------- 11445 normal It is possible for duplicate hold notifications to be sent Packaging ---------- 8921 minor Koha-common*.deb should depend on cron Searching ---------- 7518 normal Searches with quotation marks don't work 11131 normal Authority search does not display summary while searching by all auth types Serials ---------- 11228 normal Explanation on 'patron notification' is not quite right Tools ---------- 11279 normal Quote of the day feature won't pick a quote 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (83%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (91%) * English (New Zealand) (84%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (89%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (53%) * Italian (96%) * Kurdish (72%) * Norwegian Bokmål (64%) * Polish (60%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (99%) * Swedish (90%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.14.3 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.3: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.3. * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Gaetan Boisson * 8 Galen Charlton * 2 Chris Cormack * 1 Frédéric Demians * 3 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole Engard * 1 Magnus Enger * 3 Katrin Fischer * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Marcel de Rooy * 2 Fridolyn SOMERS * 1 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.3 * 1 ACPL * 3 BSZ BW * 7 BibLibre * 2 BigBallOfWax * 2 ByWater-Solutions * 8 Equinox * 1 Libriotech * 1 Rijksmuseum * 1 Tamil * 2 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.3. * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 38 Galen Charlton * 10 Chris Cormack * 7 Jonathan Druart * 15 Katrin Fischer * 2 Kyle M Hall * 1 Leila * 1 Owen Leonard * 2 Liz Rea * 1 Mathieu Saby * 27 Fridolin Somers 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is sec-3.14.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 06 févr. 2014 19:08:12 Z #####

Thanks to all contributors.

Security release — February 2014

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:47

The Koha community is releasing a security update for all supported and recent unsupported versions of Koha. The security update is available in the following new releases being made today:

  • 3.14.3
  • 3.12.10
  • 3.10.13
  • 3.8.23

The following security bugs are fixed by this update:

  • Bug 11660: tools/pdfViewer.pl could be used to read arbitrary files on the server
  • Bug 11661: the staff interface help editor could be used to modify or create arbitrary files on the server with the privileges of the Apache user
  • Bug 11662: member-picupload.pl could be used to write to arbitrary files on the server with the privileges of the Apache user
  • Bug 11666: the MARC framework import/export function did not require authentication, and could be used to perform unexpected SQL commands

The fix for bug 11666 removes SQL as a supported format for importing or exporting MARC frameworks.

We recommend that you upgrade immediately to get the fixes for these security issues. However, if you are not able to perform the upgrade right away, you can mitigate against the issues by performing the following actions:

  • deleting the pdfViewer.pl script
  • deleting the member-picupload.pl script
  • making edithelp.pl not be executable, e.g., by doing chmod a-x edithelp.pl
  • making import_export_framework.pl not be executable, which will disable the MARC framework import and export functionality

Our thanks to John Lightsey for finding and reporting the issues.

The 3.14.3 and 3.10.13 releases also contain unrelated bugfixes which are described in their release notes.

Please note that if you installed from a tarball, you may need to manually delete pdfViewer.pl and member-picupload.pl, even after you upgrade.

Users of the Debian packages for 3.12.x and 3.14.x (and master) can get the latest release by running apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade.

Tarballs are also available:

If you are not running a version of Koha that has has a release maintainer (currently 3.8.x, 3.10.x, 3.12.x, and 3.14.x), we strongly urge you to upgrade to a supported version.

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2014

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:55
Koha Community Newsletter
January 2014

Volume 5, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.14.2 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.2.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.12.9 Released

by Tomas Cohen Arazi

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.9.

This is a maintenance release and contains security fixes, enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.8.21 Released

by Kyle Hall

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.21

This is a maintenance release and contains security fixes, enhancements and several bugfixes.

IMPORTANT: we encourage people on the 3.8 version to upgrade to this release.

As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Oslo Public Library is the first Library in Norway to Choose Koha. From the Oslo Public Library website: “The library serves the county of Oslo and is Norway´s largest public library.” Read their blog announcement for more information!

Other new Koha libraries:

Community Gossip

Chris Cormack goes over the stats at the fourth annual Catalyst Open Source Academy. 8 students worked on Koha. See how well they did at Chris’ blog post.

Joy Nelson discusses a common question regarding usernames and passwords in Koha 3.12.

Vimal Kumar shows you how fines can be run manually in Koha should the need arise.

Planning for the first annual North American Koha Users Group meeting has commenced! Vote for your preferred location if you’re interested in attending.

Support Provider News

Strategic alliance announced between BibLibre and AFI. More details in the press release.

Todd Goatley joins ByWater Solutions as Sales Representative.

Upcoming Events

February General IRC Meeting

The February general IRC meeting will be held on February 5th 2014 at 02:00 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha Hackfest in Marseille, 2014

BibLibre has scheduled a Koha Hackfest for March 10 – 14 2014 in Marseilles France.

Past Events

Testing patches with colleagues : a very positive experience….

by Sonia Bouis

Friday, January the tenth, we planned a day to test and validate Koha patches at the university Lyon3, Lyon- France. We were 9 librarians from different universities and ‘grandes écoles’. During this day, 17 patches have been tested: 11 “Signed off” – 4 “Failed QA “– 2 “don’t apply”. A week after, among the 11 patches signed off, 3 are “Failed QA”, 2 are still “Signed off” , 5 are “passed QA” and 1 is already in the master !

And simple to organize ….
Organizing this kind of day is quite simple to handle and it’s a good way to contribute to the improvement of koha. Jonathan Druart, developer at Biblibre, provide valuable help: he checked up and rebased patches we had chosen ahead of this day. He followed us during the day, remotely, for any questions we may have. After that, the people involved in the test met together with 9 computers and used sandboxes.

No need to be a developer to act for the enrichment of Koha. Librarians can easily plan other tests and validation days like that. A developer’s help to check and rebase the patch can be very useful, but I have no doubt that Koha developers will be happy to check and rebase their bugs because they must be signed-off before being pushed into Koha.

We will renew this experience and I hope that several institutions will do so !

January General IRC Meeting

The January general IRC meeting was held on January 8th 2014.

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

Koha 3.12.9 released

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 14:17

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.9.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.9 23 Jan 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.9 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.09.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.12.9 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 3 enhancements and 13 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.12.9 ====================== OPAC ---------- 11104 Label in opac topics in facets not easily css selectable Staff Client ---------- 9728 XISBN use simple search instead of SQL 11101 Item Type label in OPAC not easily css selectable. Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.9 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 11410 major Cataloging search finds no results for searches with ampersands OPAC ---------- 10605 major Problems with translated cart email sent 11535 major Patron self-registration form does not sanitize its input Other bugs fixed in 3.12.9 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 8683 normal Acq: Clear button doesn't clear all item fields 9224 normal Acqui/finishreceive.pl is not Plack-compatible 11166 normal Branch filter in budgets admin uses pattern match instead of equals Cataloging ---------- 10808 minor Thesaurus search form does not correspond to current search query OPAC ---------- 11174 trivial Wrong parameter 'valuec' in opac-authoritiessearchresultlist Packaging ---------- 10735 normal Koha-dump not working Searching ---------- 10688 normal QueryParser doesn't recognize QP queries when used in a fielded search box 11255 normal Sort by relevance asc generates a wrong query Templates ---------- 2310 normal Delete grayed out w/out explanation Test Suite ---------- 11439 normal UT: XISBN.t returns failure 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (89%) * Armenian (99%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (99%) * English (New Zealand) (91%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (97%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (54%) * Italian (99%) * Kurdish (78%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (99%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (97%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.12.9 is Release Manager: Jared Camins-Esakov Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy Jonathan Druart Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Vimal Kumar V. VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.12.9: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.9. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Jared Camins-Esakov * 1 Galen Charlton * 6 Jonathan Druart * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Tim Hannah * 1 Owen Leonard * 4 Fridolyn SOMERS * 1 Robin Sheat * 1 Claire Stent * 1 Zeno Tajoli We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.9 * 1 ACPL * 10 BibLibre * 1 ByWater-Solutions * 1 C & P Bibliography * 1 Catalyst * 1 Equinox * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 cineca.it * 2 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.9. * 20 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Christopher Brannon * 1 Heather Braum * 19 Galen Charlton * 3 Chris Cormack * 4 Jonathan Druart * 1 Suzanne Fayle * 9 Katrin Fischer * 2 Brendan Gallagher * 5 Kyle M Hall * 2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Liz Rea * 2 Marcel de Rooy * 15 Fridolin SOMERS 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.12.x. The last Koha release was 3.12.8, which was released on December 24, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Koha 3.14.2 released

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:45

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.2.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.2 23 janv. 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.14.2 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.02.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.14.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 8 enhancements and 37 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.14.2 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 10983 Unused subroutines in C4:Budgets Cataloging ---------- 10970 Update MARC21 frameworks to Update Nr. 17 - DB update MARC Authority data support ---------- 8334 Authority UNIMARC 100 field plugin MARC Bibliographic data support ---------- 11032 Validate passed records in Biblio.pm Packaging ---------- 11284 Package related updates for the new release Patrons ---------- 10834 Add Sort 1 and Sort 2 to list of searchable patron fields Searching ---------- 9940 Add a new index for original language of document Serials ---------- 10852 Add 3 filters to the serials search Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.2 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 9948 critical Acq data going on first item even if not received Cataloging ---------- 8018 major New subfields have a default max length of zero 11338 major Items that are captured for holds can be deleted without warning 11410 major Cataloging search finds no results for searches with ampersands OPAC ---------- 10605 major Problems with translated cart email sent 11535 major Patron self-registration form does not sanitize its input Patrons ---------- 11282 blocker Not possible to create multiple restrictions from patron details/new restriction overwrites existing 10453 critical Updating child to adult loses password 11009 major Do not allow reading records of anonymous patron Tools ---------- 11414 critical Marc modification template limitations should alert the user 11412 major Bulkmarcimport can crash when searching for duplicates Other bugs fixed in 3.14.2 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 8683 normal Acq: Clear button doesn't clear all item fields 9224 normal Acqui/finishreceive.pl is not Plack-compatible 11166 normal Branch filter in budgets admin uses pattern match instead of equals Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 10626 normal Remove doubled up TT plugins 11112 normal Koha::Calendar->new loads all holidays 11391 normal Suggestions.suggesteddate has a problematic default value 11384 minor Koha should not use "ctid" as a column name Cataloging ---------- 10808 minor Thesaurus search form does not correspond to current search query Database ---------- 11155 normal PostgreSQL schema contains syntax errors 6331 minor Obsolete marc column in deleteditems Documentation ---------- 11383 minor There is no help page for the marc modification templates tool I18N/L10N ---------- 11225 normal \n in translation strings should be removed Installation and upgrade (web-based installer) ---------- 11261 normal Sample frequencies and numbering patterns should better be mandatory on install MARC Authority data support ---------- 10905 minor Author tracings incorrect when UseAuthoritiesForTracings is turned on MARC Bibliographic data support ---------- 11004 normal Make xmlControlfield.js use the marcflavour syspref to look for XML files OPAC ---------- 10781 minor Remove C4::ILSDI::Utility 10797 minor Move styling from element to CSS file for search input field in OPAC 11174 trivial Wrong parameter 'valuec' in opac-authoritiessearchresultlist Packaging ---------- 10735 normal Koha-dump not working Searching ---------- 10688 normal QueryParser doesn't recognize QP queries when used in a fielded search box 11252 normal Rebuild_zebra.pl should not have --munge-config 11255 normal Sort by relevance asc generates a wrong query Templates ---------- 10661 normal Mandatory item fields should be formatted the same on all forms Test Suite ---------- 11124 normal The staff benchmark script does not work with sql administrator account 11439 normal UT: XISBN.t returns failure Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 11419 minor Z39.50 searches not displaying errors 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (83%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (100%) * Danish (91%) * English (New Zealand) (84%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (89%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (53%) * Italian (96%) * Kurdish (72%) * Norwegian Bokmål (64%) * Polish (60%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (99%) * Swedish (89%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.14.2 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.2: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.2. * 2 Jacek Ablewicz * 3 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Pablo Bianchi * 1 Jared Camins-Esakov * 3 Colin Campbell * 24 Galen Charlton * 19 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole Engard * 1 Magnus Enger * 1 Vitor FERNANDES * 3 Katrin Fischer * 9 Kyle M Hall * 1 Srdjan Jankovic * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Matthias Meusburger * 2 Marcel de Rooy * 13 Fridolin SOMERS * 7 Fridolyn SOMERS * 1 Mathieu Saby * 2 Robin Sheat * 1 Zeno Tajoli We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.2 * 1 ACPL * 3 BSZ BW * 40 BibLibre * 10 ByWater-Solutions * 1 C & P Bibliography * 3 Catalyst * 24 Equinox * 1 Libriotech * 3 PTFS-Europe * 2 Rijksmuseum * 1 Université Rennes 2 * 2 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 cineca.it * 1 keep.pt * 5 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.2. * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Nora Blake * 1 Christopher Brannon * 1 Heather Braum * 95 Galen Charlton * 2 David Cook * 19 Chris Cormack * 1 Stephane Delaye * 20 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 1 Suzanne Fayle * 24 Katrin Fischer * 5 Brendan Gallagher * 25 Kyle M Hall * 2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 David Noe * 1 Liz Rea * 1 Martin Renvoize * 7 Marcel de Rooy * 2 Paola Rossi * 89 Fridolin SOMERS * 4 Mathieu Saby * 1 Fridolin Somers * 1 Mark Tompsett 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.1, which was released on December 23, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 janv. 2014 17:37:37 Z #####

A great tanks to all contributors.

Koha 3.14.1 released

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 02:59

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.1.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.1 23 déc. 2013 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.14.1 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.01.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.14.1 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 11 enhancements and 30 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.14.1 ====================== Authentication ---------- 11146 Show a go back link on no permission page Circulation ---------- 11040 Add option to print regular slip to CircAutoPrintQuickSlip Documentation ---------- 11238 The version of the manual online link should be dynamically updated OPAC ---------- 11104 Label in opac topics in facets not easily css selectable 11105 Label - opac - places on facets not easily css selectable 11304 Bootstrap OPAC detail page doesn't display holding tabs properly Serials ---------- 10809 Use template branches plugin in serials search Staff Client ---------- 11101 Item Type label in OPAC not easily css selectable. 11333 Use jQuery validator plugin for CSV profile forms Templates ---------- 7484 Keeping typed values when searching for authorities Tools ---------- 2693 Tagging: Add filter by name Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.1 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 11322 critical Suggestion "notes" field should be sanitized or escaped Cataloging ---------- 6435 major [ENH] Added daemon mode parameters to rebuild_zebra.pl 11286 major Bug 10602 prevents to create new subfields in authorities I18N/L10N ---------- 2546 major Description of charges: string hardcoded OPAC ---------- 11307 critical Potential XSS attack vector in opac rss feed 11341 critical XSS attack vector in facets in OPAC - prog theme Other bugs fixed in 3.14.1 ====================== About ---------- 7143 trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page Acquisitions ---------- 7791 normal Deleting basket should not delete all existing orders without warning 11059 normal Not possible to sort staged dates in metric format 11111 normal The basket group is not displayed on the parcel page 11171 normal The basket group is not displayed on the supplier list page Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11035 normal Replace shortcut plugin jquery.hotkeys.min.js 11061 normal Koha::Calendar::_mock_init is unused 11077 trivial Correct silent warnings in C4/Auth.pm Database ---------- 11275 normal Make deleteditems.materials of type text Label printing ---------- 11222 normal A regression on label-item-search.pl done by Bug 9239 OPAC ---------- 11183 normal Warnings in opac 11308 normal RSS feed is slightly broken in bootstrap theme 11242 minor Fix opac-MARCdetail.pl bizarre ordering of data and noisy warnings Patrons ---------- 11207 normal Impossibility to remove a sms number 11283 normal Restriction type is not translatable 11125 minor Remove Problematic Logic from Patron Messaging Preferences Form Serials ---------- 11091 normal Limits in catalog search when creating subscription 11265 normal Problems with locale saving/editing on serial subscriptions 11214 minor Allow create routing list in serial collection page System Administration ---------- 7491 normal Description for item-level_itypes is misleading Templates ---------- 2310 normal Delete grayed out w/out explanation Tools ---------- 5031 normal CSV export profile form doesn't indicate that profile marcfields are required 10996 normal Cannot exclude numeric subfields on export 11245 normal Typo in modborrowers.tt javascript string New sysprefs in 3.14.1 ====================== 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (83%) * Armenian (99%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (91%) * English (New Zealand) (85%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (90%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (53%) * Italian (96%) * Kurdish (73%) * Norwegian Bokmål (60%) * Polish (61%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (99%) * Swedish (90%) * Turkish (99%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.14.1 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux Mason James Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Mason James Paul Poulain Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin SOMERS Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.1: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.1. * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 2 Blou * 1 Colin Campbell * 7 Galen Charlton * 7 Chris Cormack * 1 Frédéric Demians * 11 Jonathan Druart * 1 Rachel Dustin * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Tim Hannah * 2 Srdjan Jankovic * 2 Doug Kingston * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Sophie Meynieux * 2 Marcel de Rooy * 3 Fridolin SOMERS * 9 Fridolyn SOMERS * 3 Mathieu Saby * 1 Claire Stent * 1 Zeno Tajoli * 1 Lyon3 Team * 1 Peggy Thrasher * 1 Mark Tompsett We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.1 * 2 ACPL * 24 BibLibre * 3 BigBallOfWax * 1 ByWater-Solutions * 6 Catalyst * 7 Equinox * 1 PTFS-Europe * 2 Rijksmuseum * 1 Tamil * 1 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 * 3 Université Rennes 2 * 1 cineca.it * 1 dover.nh.gov * 2 inlibro.com * 1 massey.ac.nz * 2 randomnotes.org * 5 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.1. * 1 Koha team AMU * 1 Pierre Angot * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Petter Goksoyr Asen * 60 Galen Charlton * 4 David Cook * 5 Chris Cormack * 12 Jonathan Druart * 26 Katrin Fischer * 1 Brendan Gallagher * 15 Kyle M Hall * 5 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 8 Owen Leonard * 2 David Noe * 1 Liz Rea * 3 Martin Renvoize * 7 Marcel de Rooy * 2 Paola Rossi * 60 Fridolin SOMERS * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS * 1 Garming Sam * 1 Srdjan * 5 Mark Tompsett * 1 Ed Veal * 2 Cedric Vita 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 déc. 2013 16:01:59 Z #####

A great tanks to all contributors.
This is my first release as release maintainer of 3.14.x.

Koha 3.8.21 released

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:52

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.21.

This is a maintenance release and contains several bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.8.21 28 Dec 2013 ==================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.8.21 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.08.21.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.8.21 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 5 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.21 ====================== Tools ---------- 9046 critical Items are not exported with the tools/export.pl Other bugs fixed in 3.8.21 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 10331 trivial Little errors in unimarc_field_4XX.pl (punctuation) OPAC ---------- 10564 minor Use OPACURLOpenInNewWindow in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl Reports ---------- 10718 normal Items with no checkouts report does not work SIP2 ---------- 9531 normal Make SIP2 message terminator configurable via SIPconfig.xml 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.8/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (96%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (97%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (96%) * Danish (100%) * English (New Zealand) (96%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (73%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (95%) * Greek (91%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (90%) * Maori (67%) * Norwegian Bokmål (64%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (96%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.8.21 is Release Manager: Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Installation Documentation Managers: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr> Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com> Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no> Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com> VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr> Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com> Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.8.21: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.21. * 2 Jonathan Druart * 3 Kyle M Hall * 1 Janusz Kaczmarek * 2 Fridolyn SOMERS We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.21 * 4 BibLibre * 3 ByWater-Solutions * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.8.21. * 4 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 4 Galen Charlton * 3 Chris Cormack * 1 Frédéric Demians * 4 Katrin Fischer * 4 Kyle M Hall * 1 Mason James * 5 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Liz Rea * 1 Adrien Saurat 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is (no branch). The last Koha release was 3.8.14, which was released on June 23, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)