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Koha 3.22.20 security release

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:01

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.20

It is a security release and it includes 1 security fix and 15 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.20 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.20.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Security bugs Koha
  • [18349] Possibility to checkout/renew bypassing the circ rules using SCO
Critical bugs fixed Circulation
  • [18022] Empty barcode causes internal server error
  • [18266] Internal Server Error when paying fine for lost item
Tools
  • [12913] Fix wrong inventory results
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [14535] Late orders does not show orders with price = 0
  • [17872] Fix small error in GetBudgetHierarchy and one of its calls
Circulation
  • [12972] Transfer slip and transfer message (blue box) can conflict
  • [17309] Renewing and HomeOrHoldingBranch syspref
Command-line Utilities
  • [18058] ‘borrowers-force-messaging-defaults –doit –truncate ‘ gives DBI error
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • [12930] Web installer does not show login errors
Label/patron card printing
  • [18209] Patron’s card manage.pl page is not fully translatable
  • [18244] Patron card creator does not take in account fields with underscore (B_address etc.)
Notices
  • [17995] HOLDPLACED notice should have access to the reserves table
OPAC
  • [17945] Breadcrumbs broken on opac-serial-issues.pl
Patrons
  • [18263] Make use of syspref ‘CurrencyFormat’ for Account and Pay fines tables
Serials
  • [7728] Fixing subscription endddate inconsistency: should be empty when the subscription is running
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (76%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (94%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.20 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.20:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.20.

  • Blou (1)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Luke Honiss (1)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Paul Poulain (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Marc Véron (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (6)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.20

  • BibLibre (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (8)
  • ByWater-Solutions (2)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • Rijksmuseum (6)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • unidentified (2)

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

  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Cédric Vita (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Julian Maurice (24)
  • Katrin Fischer (22)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Sonia BOUIS (1)
  • Srdjan (2)
  • beroud (1)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (21)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)

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 3.22.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)

Koha 16.11.07 release

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:09

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.07.

Koha 16.11.07 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.07 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 38 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [18242] Remove primary key on old_issues.issue_id
  • [18364] LOCK and UNLOCK are not transaction-safe
  • [18373] make upgrade is broken
Circulation
  • [18022] Empty barcode causes internal server error
  • [18266] Internal Server Error when paying fine for lost item
  • [18372] transits are not created at check in despite user responsing Yes to the prompt
Hold requests
  • [18001] LocalHoldsPriority can cause multiple holds queue lines for same hold request
Notices
  • [18439] Resend button for notices being hidden by CSS and never unhidden
SIP2
  • [17758] SIP checkin does not handle holds correctly
Tools
  • [12913] Fix wrong inventory results
  • [18312] Export is broken unless a file is supplied
  • [18329] Batch record deletion broken
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [14535] Late orders does not show orders with price = 0
  • [17872] Fix small error in GetBudgetHierarchy and one of its calls
  • [18429] Receiving an item should update the datelastseen
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17814] koha-plack –stop should make sure that Plack really stop
  • [18443] Get rid of warning ‘uninitialized value $user’ in C4/Auth.pm
Circulation
  • [12972] Transfer slip and transfer message (blue box) can conflict
  • [17309] Renewing and HomeOrHoldingBranch syspref
  • [18321] One more checkouts possible than allowed by rules
  • [18335] Check in: Make patron info in hold messages obey syspref AddressFormat
Command-line Utilities
  • [18058] ‘borrowers-force-messaging-defaults –doit –truncate ‘ gives DBI error
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17911] Message and timeout mismatch at the end of the install process
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • [12930] Web installer does not show login errors
Label/patron card printing
  • [18209] Patron’s card manage.pl page is not fully translatable
  • [18244] Patron card creator does not take in account fields with underscore (B_address etc.)
Notices
  • [17995] HOLDPLACED notice should have access to the reserves table
OPAC
  • [17945] Breadcrumbs broken on opac-serial-issues.pl
  • [18307] Branchname is no longer displayed in subscription tab view
Patrons
  • [18263] Make use of syspref ‘CurrencyFormat’ for Account and Pay fines tables
  • [18423] Add child button not always appearing – problem in template variable
SIP2
  • [12021] SIP2 checkin should alert on transfer and use CT for return branch
Searching
  • [17821] due date in intranet search results should use TT date plugin
Serials
  • [7728] Fixing subscription endddate inconsistency: should be empty when the subscription is running
  • [14932] serials/serials-collection.pl-page is very slow. GetFullSubscription* checks permission for each serial!
System Administration
  • [17346] Enable the check in option in Columns settings
Templates
  • [17290] Standardize on “Patron categories” when referring to patron category
Test Suite
  • [18460] Remove itemtype-related Serials.t warnings
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 (100%)
  • Armenian (97%)
  • Chinese (China) (86%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (71%)
  • English (New Zealand) (94%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (57%)
  • Occitan (79%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • 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 16.11.07 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 16.11.07:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.07.

  • Blou (1)
  • pongtawat (1)
  • root (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Nick Clemens (9)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (10)
  • Jonathan Druart (19)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Luke Honiss (1)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Paul Poulain (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (5)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.07

  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (6)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (19)
  • ByWater-Solutions (11)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • cdalibrary.org (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • Marc Véron AG (5)
  • Oslo Public Library (2)
  • punsarn.asia (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (10)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • translate.koha-community.org (1)
  • unidentified (4)

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

  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • beroud (1)
  • Cédric Vita (2)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Christopher Brannon (2)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Joel Sasse (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (31)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (61)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Marc Véron (16)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (14)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Paul POULAIN (1)
  • Sonia BOUIS (1)
  • Srdjan (3)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (60)
  • Marcel de Rooy (23)

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. The last Koha release was 16.11.06, which was released on March 27, 2017.

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 Apr 2017 05:29:51.

Koha Community Newsletter: March 2017

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:08
Koha Community Newsletter
March 2017

Volume 8, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.06 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.06.

This is a maintenance release of 16.11 and contains 9 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at
Koha 16.11.06 Release Notes

Koha 16.05.06 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.11.

Koha 16.05.11 is a security release. It includes 1 enhancements, 8 bugfixes

See the full release notes here:
Koha 16.05.11 Release Notes

Koha 3.22.19 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.19.

This is a security release and contains 1 security fix and 4 bugfixes.

See the full release notes here:
Koha 3.22.19 Release Notes

Introducing Mana

by Paul Poulain
BibLibre is working on a project, called mana [1]. This project will try to build a global knowledge base for library data. It will be partly tighten to Koha, and partly not.

For every data on Mana, we will provide micro-services (RESTFUL API) to :

  • query the kb and retrieve data
  • push data into the kb
  • let mana users declare a given data outdated or wrong.

For now, mana handle:

  • subscriptions models: a weekly serial is weekly for everyone. With Mana, Koha users (and possibly other ILSes) will be able to quickly prepare their subscription management.
  • reports. This is 100% Koha tighten, because it’s related to sharing SQL queries. But that will be very useful for all Koha libraries to share and quickly retrieve SQL they can run in a few click on their local DB.

We are also developing an interface to clean mana-kb data.

In the next weeks we will add social data: “give me an ISBN, I’ll give you user reviews, user tags, user rankings”. This will not be tighten to Koha at all, even if we will implement the mechanism within Koha. There are many many other data that could be stored in this KB:

  • kbart and ONIX-PL files for electronic resources
  • vendors/contact
  • “patron that read this also read that”
  • It could even include bibliographic data ? [although it would probably result in a huge DB, out of scope for now]
  • some specific Koha setups (libraries can add some tweaking to Koha, using JavaScript. We could have a DB of tweaks)

I presented this project yesterday during the hackfest. People were quite enthusiastic

Koha 3.22.19 security release

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:23

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.19

It is a security release and it includes 1 security fix and 4 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.19 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.19.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Security bugs Koha
  • [18010] Remove potential exposure from gettemplate
Other bugs fixed Label/patron card printing
  • [8603] Patron card creator – ‘Barcode Type’ doesn’t stick in layouts
  • [18246] Patron card creator: Units not always display properly in layouts
Notices
  • [15854] Race condition for sending renewal/check-in notices
Patrons
  • [18094] Patron search filters are broken by searchable attributes
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (76%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.19 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.19:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.19.

  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Marc Véron (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.19

  • bugs.koha-community.org (3)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)

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

  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Julian Maurice (7)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Marc Véron (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (7)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)

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 3.22.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)

Koha 16.11.06 release

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:37

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.06.

Koha 16.11.06 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.06 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed Cataloging
  • [18305] jquery.fixFloat.js breaks advanced MARC editor for some browsers
Circulation
  • [18150] CanItemBeReserved doesn’t work with (IndependentBranches AND ! canreservefromotherbranches)
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [17605] EDI should set currency in order record on creation
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [18028] install_misc directory is outdated and must be removed
  • [18069] koha-rebuild-zebra still calls rebuild_zebra with -x
Label/patron card printing
  • [8603] Patron card creator – ‘Barcode Type’ doesn’t stick in layouts
  • [18246] Patron card creator: Units not always display properly in layouts
Notices
  • [15854] Race condition for sending renewal/check-in notices
Patrons
  • [18094] Patron search filters are broken by searchable attributes
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 (97%)
  • Chinese (China) (86%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (71%)
  • English (New Zealand) (94%)
  • Finnish (100%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Kurdish (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (79%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87%)
  • Slovak (93%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (73%)

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 16.11.06 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.11.06:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.06.

  • root (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • David Gustafsson (1)
  • Nicolas Legrand (1)
  • Marc Véron (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.06

  • BSZ BW (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (6)
  • Bulac (1)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • translate.koha-community.org (1)
  • ub.gu.se (1)

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

  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (12)
  • Marc Véron (4)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (12)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)

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.
The last Koha release was 16.11.05, which was released on March 17, 2017.

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 Mar 2017 13:20:20.

Koha 3.22.18 security release

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:28

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.18

It is a security release and it includes 7 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.18 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.18.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Critical bugs fixed Koha
  • [18275] opac-memberentry.pl security vulnerabilities
System Administration
  • [18111] Import default framework is broken
Other bugs fixed Circulation
  • [16202] Rental fees can be generated for fractions of a penny/cent
Lists
  • [17852] Multiple URLs (856) in list email are broken
OPAC
  • [17895] Small typo -‘re-set’
  • [17947] Searching my library first shows the branchcode by the search bar rather than branchname
Serials
  • [17865] If a subscription has no history end date, it shows as expired today in OPAC
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (76%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.18 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.18:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.18.

  • Aleisha Amohia (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Caitlin Goodger (2)
  • Luke Honiss (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.18

  • BibLibre (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • unidentified (4)
  • wegc.school.nz (2)

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

  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Julian Maurice (8)
  • Katrin Fischer (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Mason James (5)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)

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 3.22.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)

Koha 16.05.11 security release

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:27

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.11.

Koha 16.5.11 is a security release. It includes 1 enhancements, 7 bugfixes

Koha 16.5.11 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball
Enhancements System Administration
  • [18122] Audio alerts: Add hint on where to enable sounds
Critical bugs fixed Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17260] updatedatabase.pl fails on invalid entries in ENUM and BOOLEAN columns
Other bugs fixed About
  • [7143] Bug for tracking changes to the about page
Circulation
  • [16202] Rental fees can be generated for fractions of a penny/cent
  • [17840] Add classes to internal and public notes in checkouts table
OPAC
  • [17895] Small typo -‘re-set’
  • [17947] Searching my library first shows the branchcode by the search bar rather than branchname
System Administration
  • [13968] Branch email hints are misleading
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 (94%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (73%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (84%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (59%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.11 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.11:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.11.

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Mason James (2)
  • Emma Smith (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.11

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (1)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • unidentified (4)

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

  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Mark Tompsett (7)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Mason James (2)
  • Mehdi Hamidi (1)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (10)

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 16.05.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 17 Mar 2017 13:26:06.

Koha 16.11.05 security release

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:24

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.05.

This is a security release. If you are running 16.11, we strongly recommend you update.

Koha 16.11.05 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

It includes 1 enhancement and 10 bugfixes.

Security bugs fixed
  • [18275] opac-memberentry.pl security vulnerabilities
Critical bugs fixed Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17260] updatedatabase.pl fails on invalid entries in ENUM and BOOLEAN columns
Other bugs fixed About
  • [7143] Bug for tracking changes to the about page
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [18248] Add missing patch from 17216
Circulation
  • [16202] Rental fees can be generated for fractions of a penny/cent
  • [17840] Add classes to internal and public notes in checkouts table
OPAC
  • [17895] Small typo -‘re-set’
  • [17947] Searching my library first shows the branchcode by the search bar rather than branchname
System Administration
  • [13968] Branch email hints are misleading
Tools
  • [18087] Clarification on File type when using file of biblionumbers to export data
  • [18135] Can submit batch deletion for authorities without selecting any
Enhancements System Administration
  • [18122] Audio alerts: Add hint on where to enable sounds
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 (97%)
  • Chinese (China) (86%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (71%)
  • English (New Zealand) (94%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (92%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Kurdish (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (79%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87%)
  • Slovak (93%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (73%)

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 16.11.05 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.11.05:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.05.

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (3)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Joy Nelson (1)
  • Emma Smith (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.05

  • BSZ BW (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (3)
  • ByWater-Solutions (1)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • unidentified (5)

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

  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Joy Nelson (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (13)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Mehdi Hamidi (1)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (14)
  • 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.
The last Koha release was 16.11.04, which was released on February 22, 2017.

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 16 Mar 2017 23:01:11.

The Koha Community Congratulates Winners of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:11

3/8/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
ncurulla@gmail.com

The Koha Community Congratulates Winners of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award

The 2nd National Koha Conclave concluded in late February in Pune with the announcement of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award for 2017. There were 11 libraries in India who sent their nominations which were reviewed by a committee of 4 people including Mr. Chris Cormack who was the Chief Resource Person at the Conclave.

After a very diligent review by the committee, the Best Koha Implementation Award  was announced  jointly to the Vikram Sarabhai Library of the Indian Institute of Management and to the Mysore University Library. The award trophy  was presented by Mr. Chris Cormack and Mr. N V Sathyanarayana to the representatives of the IIM Ahmedabad library at the conclave on the last day of the event. Since no representative from  Mysore University Library was present, the trophy will be presented to the University Library during a separate function. 

Nominations were evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of Records: MARC21 Format
  2. Full implementation of House Keeping Activities
  3. Facilitating access to e-books or e-resources through Z39.50 integration
  4. Multiple Libraries included in same administration on single platform (Multi-Tenant)
  5. Cloud or local hosting, reasons for deploying the same.
  6. Integration of messaging system with circulation activities
  7. User Interface – further developed in house or standard
  8. Local Customization – How many patches have been developed
  9. Bio-metric integration
  10. Is Koha integrated with RFID or not?
  11. Integrated  LDAP or third party single sign on

Informatics Publishing Ltd. and the Koha community congratulates both the IIM Ahmedabad Library and Mysore University Library for implementing Koha in the most innovative ways leading to its best utilization for the Library and its users.

About Koha:

Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2017

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 21:40
Koha Community Newsletter
February 2017

Volume 8, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.04 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.04.

Koha 16.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

read the full release notes

Koha 16.05.10 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.10.

Koha 16.5.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 32 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 3.22.17 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.17

It is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 23 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

What’s on in koha-devel #10

by Jonathan Druart
[ Originally published on the Koha and Development mailing lists: read original ]
Hello librarians and developers,

Several interesting initiatives emerged in this beginning of year 2017. Lot of things need to ready for the next stable release in March. If you have some spare time, do not hesitate to get involve and make things you love moving forward

Koha 16.05.10 release

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:06
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.10

23 Feb 2017

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 16.5.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 32 bugfixes.

Enhancements Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [7533] Add template_cache_dir to the koha-conf.xml file
Critical bugs fixed Authentication
  • [17775] Add new user with LDAP not works under Plack
Cataloging
  • [17922] Default value substitution for month and day should be fixed length
Circulation
  • [8361] Issuing rule if no rule is defined
Hold requests
  • [18015] On shelf holds allowed > “If all unavailable” ignores notforloan
Label/patron card printing
  • [18044] Label Batches not displaying
OPAC
  • [18025] Expired password recovery links cause sql crash
Patrons
  • [17782] Patron updated_on field should be set to current timestamp when borrower is deleted
Serials
  • [15030] Certain values in serials’ items are lost on next edit
System Administration
  • [18111] Import default framework is broken
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17871] Can’t retrieve facets (or zebra::snippet) from Zebra with YAZ 5.8.1
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [16984] Standing orders – when ordering a JS error is raised
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17726] TestBuilder’s refactoring removed default values
  • [18089] All XSLT testing singleBranchMode = 0 fails to show even if install has only 1 branch
  • [18136] Content of ExportRemoveFields is not picked to pre-fill field list
Cataloging
  • [17512] Improve handling dates in C4::Items
  • [17780] When choose an author in authority results new window shows a blank screen
  • [17988] Select2 prevents correct tag expand/minimize functionality
Hold requests
  • [11450] Hold Request Confirm Deletion
Lists
  • [15584] Staff client list errors are incorrectly styled
  • [17852] Multiple URLs (856) in list email are broken
MARC Authority data support
  • [17913] Merge three authority merge fixes
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • [17788] (MARC21) $9 fields not indexed in authority-linked fields
OPAC
  • [17823] XSLT: Add label for MARC 583 – Action note
Reports
  • [8306] Patron stats, patron activity : no active doesn’t work
Searching
  • [16115] JavaScript error on item search form unless NOT_LOAN defined
  • [17838] Availability limit broken until an item has been checked out
  • [18047] JavaScript error on item search form unless LOC defined
  • [18068] ES: Location and (home|holding)branch facets mixed
Serials
  • [17865] If a subscription has no history end date, it shows as expired today in OPAC
Staff Client
  • [18026] URL to database columns link in system preferences is incorrect
Tools
  • [18095] Batch item modification: Better message if no item is modified
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17487] Improper placement of select/clear all in Z39.50/SRU search dialog
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%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (73%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (84%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.10 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.10.

  • Chloe (1)
  • Blou (2)
  • radiuscz (2)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Caitlin Goodger (2)
  • Luke Honiss (2)
  • Mason James (4)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Zoe Schoeler (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Oleg Vasylenko (3)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.10

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • BibLibre (3)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (16)
  • ByWater-Solutions (4)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • centrum.cz (2)
  • Foundations (1)
  • KohaAloha (4)
  • Marc Véron AG (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • rot13.org (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • unidentified (9)
  • wegc.school.nz (3)

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

  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jenny Schmidt (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (29)
  • Josef Moravec (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (18)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)
  • Mason James (33)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (10)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (18)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)

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 16.05.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 Feb 2017 21:36:13.

Koha 16.11.04 release

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:29

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.04.

Koha 16.11.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Enhancements Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17461] Make plugins-home.pl complain about plugins that can not be loaded
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [7533] Add template_cache_dir to the koha-conf.xml file
Test Suite
  • [17950] Small improvements for Merge.t
Critical bugs fixed Authentication
  • [17775] Add new user with LDAP not works under Plack
Cataloging
  • [17922] Default value substitution for month and day should be fixed length
Circulation
  • [8361] Issuing rule if no rule is defined
  • [16387] Incorrect loan period calculation when using decreaseLoanHighHolds feature
Hold requests
  • [17940] Holds not going to waiting state after having been transferred
  • [18015] On shelf holds allowed > “If all unavailable” ignores notforloan
Label/patron card printing
  • [18044] Label Batches not displaying
OPAC
  • [18025] Expired password recovery links cause sql crash
Patrons
  • [17782] Patron updated_on field should be set to current timestamp when borrower is deleted
Serials
  • [15030] Certain values in serials’ items are lost on next edit
System Administration
  • [18111] Import default framework is broken
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17871] Can’t retrieve facets (or zebra::snippet) from Zebra with YAZ 5.8.1
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [16984] Standing orders – when ordering a JS error is raised
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17726] TestBuilder’s refactoring removed default values
  • [17731] Remove the noxml option from rebuild_zebra.pl
  • [18089] All XSLT testing singleBranchMode = 0 fails to show even if install has only 1 branch
  • [18136] Content of ExportRemoveFields is not picked to pre-fill field list
Cataloging
  • [17512] Improve handling dates in C4::Items
  • [17780] When choose an author in authority results new window shows a blank screen
  • [17988] Select2 prevents correct tag expand/minimize functionality
  • [18119] Bug 17988 broke cataloging javascript functionality
Hold requests
  • [11450] Hold Request Confirm Deletion
  • [18076] Error when placing a hold and holds per record is set to 999
Lists
  • [15584] Staff client list errors are incorrectly styled
  • [17852] Multiple URLs (856) in list email are broken
MARC Authority data support
  • [17913] Merge three authority merge fixes
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • [4126] bulkmarcimport.pl allows -b and -a to be specified simultaneously
  • [17788] (MARC21) $9 fields not indexed in authority-linked fields
OPAC
  • [17823] XSLT: Add label for MARC 583 – Action note
Reports
  • [8306] Patron stats, patron activity : no active doesn’t work
Searching
  • [16115] JavaScript error on item search form unless NOT_LOAN defined
  • [17134] Facet’s area shows itemtypes’ code instead of item’s description
  • [17838] Availability limit broken until an item has been checked out
  • [18047] JavaScript error on item search form unless LOC defined
  • [18068] ES: Location and (home|holding)branch facets mixed
Serials
  • [17865] If a subscription has no history end date, it shows as expired today in OPAC
Staff Client
  • [18026] URL to database columns link in system preferences is incorrect
Test Suite
  • [18009] IssueSlip.t test fails if launched between 00:00 and 00:59
  • [18045] Reserves.t can fail because of caching issues
Tools
  • [18095] Batch item modification: Better message if no item is modified
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17487] Improper placement of select/clear all in Z39.50/SRU search dialog
New sysprefs
  • AuthorityMergeMode
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 (93%)
  • Chinese (China) (86%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (72%)
  • English (New Zealand) (94%)
  • Finnish (100%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (92%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Kurdish (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (79%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87%)
  • Slovak (93%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (73%)

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 16.11.04 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.11.04:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.04.

  • Chloe (1)
  • Emma (1)
  • Blou (2)
  • radiuscz (2)
  • root (2)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Jonathan Druart (20)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Caitlin Goodger (2)
  • Luke Honiss (2)
  • Mason James (2)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Zoe Schoeler (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Oleg Vasylenko (2)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.04

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (4)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (20)
  • ByWater-Solutions (6)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • centrum.cz (2)
  • Foundations (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Libriotech (2)
  • Marc Véron AG (1)
  • master.rijkskoha.nl (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (5)
  • rot13.org (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • translate.koha-community.org (1)
  • unidentified (10)
  • wegc.school.nz (3)

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

  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (2)
  • Claire Gravely (3)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Emma Smith (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jenny Schmidt (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (35)
  • Josef Moravec (14)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (64)
  • Liz Rea (4)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (13)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (5)
  • Kyle M Hall (62)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)

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.
The last Koha release was 16.11.03, which was released on January 22, 2017.

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 21 Feb 2017 22:45:22.

Koha 3.22.17 release

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:14

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.17

It is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 23 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.17 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.17.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Critical bugs fixed Authentication
  • [17775] Add new user with LDAP not works under Plack
Cataloging
  • [17922] Default value substitution for month and day should be fixed length
Circulation
  • [8361] Issuing rule if no rule is defined
  • [16387] Incorrect loan period calculation when using decreaseLoanHighHolds feature
Label/patron card printing
  • [18044] Label Batches not displaying
Patrons
  • [17782] Patron updated_on field should be set to current timestamp when borrower is deleted
Serials
  • [15030] Certain values in serials’ items are lost on next edit
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17871] Can’t retrieve facets (or zebra::snippet) from Zebra with YAZ 5.8.1
Other bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [18136] Content of ExportRemoveFields is not picked to pre-fill field list
Cataloging
  • [17512] Improve handling dates in C4::Items
Hold requests
  • [11450] Hold Request Confirm Deletion
MARC Authority data support
  • [17909] Add unit tests for authority merge
  • [17913] Merge three authority merge fixes
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • [4126] bulkmarcimport.pl allows -b and -a to be specified simultaneously
  • [17788] (MARC21) $9 fields not indexed in authority-linked fields
OPAC
  • [17823] XSLT: Add label for MARC 583 – Action note
Reports
  • [8306] Patron stats, patron activity : no active doesn’t work
Searching
  • [16115] JavaScript error on item search form unless NOT_LOAN defined
  • [17838] Availability limit broken until an item has been checked out
  • [18047] JavaScript error on item search form unless LOC defined
Staff Client
  • [18026] URL to database columns link in system preferences is incorrect
Test Suite
  • [18009] IssueSlip.t test fails if launched between 00:00 and 00:59
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • [17487] Improper placement of select/clear all in Z39.50/SRU search dialog
New sysprefs
  • AuthorityMergeMode
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (77%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.17 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.17:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.17.

  • Blou (2)
  • radiuscz (2)
  • Maxime Beaulieu (1)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Luke Honiss (1)
  • Mason James (2)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (6)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Zoe Schoeler (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.17

  • BibLibre (7)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (5)
  • ByWater-Solutions (2)
  • centrum.cz (2)
  • Foundations (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (5)
  • rot13.org (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (3)
  • Tamil (1)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • unidentified (3)
  • wegc.school.nz (1)

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

  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (13)
  • Josef Moravec (15)
  • Julian Maurice (40)
  • Katrin Fischer (27)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (5)
  • Mason James (7)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (26)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)

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 3.22.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)

Koha Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:02

2/1/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
ncurulla@gmail.com

Koha Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey

Koha, the world’s first fully web based and open source integrated library system, received top marks in this year’s “Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation” conducted by Marshall Breeding. The survey ranked both Koha supported independently as well as Koha supported by various open source vendors, and gave the world a glimpse into how Koha stacks up against the competition. In many categories Koha excelled in comparison to the proprietary alternatives in the marketplace. Some mentionable rankings from this year’ survey include:

  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #1 in Company Loyalty for Small Public Libraries and Smaller Academic Libraries and #1 in Customer Support for Medium Sized Public Libraries
  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #2 in General ILS Satisfaction, Overall ILS Functionality and Satisfaction with Customer Support for Small Public Libraries
  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #3 in General ILS Satisfaction for All Public Libraries
  • Koha, supported independently, and/or Koha supported by a vendor, ranked in the top 3 for all Academic Libraries in the categories of:
    • General ILS Satisfaction
    • General ILS Functionality
    • Effectiveness in Managing Print Resources
    • Satisfaction with Customer Support
    • Company Loyalty

The survey was conducted internationally and responses were submitted from over 92 different countries, making up roughly 30% of the total responses.

The full results of this year’s survey can be viewed at: https://librarytechnology.org/perceptions/2016/

About Library Technology Guides:
Library Technology Guides provides comprehensive and objective information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries. It covers the organizations that develop and support library-oriented software and systems. The site offers extensive databases and document repositories to assist libraries as they consider new systems and is an essential resource for professionals in the field to stay current with new developments and trends. The site was created and is maintained by Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant, speaker, and author. For more information please visit: https://librarytechnology.org/

About Koha:
Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

Koha 3.22.16 security release

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 04:25

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.16

It is a security release and it includes 6 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.16 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.16.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Critical bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17494] Koha generating duplicate self registration tokens
Koha
  • [17900] Possible SQL injection in patroncards template editing
  • [17901] Possible SQL injection in shelf editing
  • [17902] Possible SQL injection in serial editing
  • [17903] Possible SQL injection in serial claims
Other bugs fixed Koha
  • [9569] IndependentBranches preference overrides AutoLocation security feature
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (77%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.16 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.16:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.16.

  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.16

  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (12)

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

  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Julian Maurice (13)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (13)
  • 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 3.22.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)

Koha 16.05.09 security release

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 22:55
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.9

31 Jan 2017

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 16.5.9 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.9 is a security release. If you are running 16.05.x, we strongly recommend you update.

It includes 1 enhancements, 9 bugfixes.

Enhancements Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17990] Code to check perl module versions is buggy
Major and critical bugs fixed
  • [9569] IndependentBranches preference overrides AutoLocation security feature
  • [17900] Possible SQL injection in patroncards template editing
  • [17901] Possible SQL injection in shelf editing
  • [17903] Possible SQL injection in serial claims
  • [17905] member-flags is vulnerable to CSRF attacks
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect
Other bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [16929] Prevent opac-memberentry waiting for random chars
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect
Test Suite
  • [18009] IssueSlip.t test fails if launched between 00:00 and 00:59
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%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.9 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.9.

  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Mason James (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.9

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (14)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)

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

  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Marc (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Mason James (8)
  • Mirko Tietgen (6)
  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (11)

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 16.05.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 31 Jan 2017 03:05:05.

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2017

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 19:40
Koha Community Newsletter
January 2017

Volume 8, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.02 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.02.

Packages are available.

This is a maintenance release of 16.11 and contains 35 bugfixes.

read the full release notes

Koha 16.05.08 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.08.

Koha 16.5.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 25 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 3.22.15 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.15

It is a maintenance release and includes 6 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Improved Koha installation process developed by Catalyst IT interns

by Alex Buckley
Catalyst IT summer interns Alex Buckley and Mika Smith have been working on improving the installation process of Koha for new users.

They have updated the current web installer (adding two setup modes: basic and advanced which provide users with varying levels of control), and an onboarding tool feature which takes the user through installing data they missed in the web installer and sets up a user account for them to log into Koha with for the first time.

The benefits of this project are:
1. The user will no longer be faced with a warning message the first time they log into Koha informing them they logged in with the database administrators account, as the onboarding tool allows them to create their own unique user account.

2. Users will have at least one library, patron category, patron, item type and circulation rule in their Koha database and so they can start using koha immediately.

To learn more go to:
https://catalyst.net.nz/blog/better-onboarding-tool-koha

What’s on in koha-devel #9

by Jonathan Druart
[ Originally published on the Koha and Development mailing lists: read original ]

Hello librarians and developers,

I wish you a happy new year, 2017 will be awesome, I am sure

Koha 16.11.03 security release

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:34

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.03.

This is a security release. If you are running 16.11, we strongly recommend you update.

Koha 16.11.03 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

It includes 7 bugfixes.

Major and critical bugs fixed
  • [9569] IndependentBranches preference overrides AutoLocation security feature
  • [17900] Possible SQL injection in patroncards template editing
  • [17901] Possible SQL injection in shelf editing
  • [17902] Possible SQL injection in serial editing
  • [17903] Possible SQL injection in serial claims
  • [17904] Possible SQL injection in late orders
  • [17905] member-flags is vulnerable to CSRF attacks
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect
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 (92%)
  • Chinese (China) (86%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (72%)
  • English (New Zealand) (94%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (92%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Kurdish (51%)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (57%)
  • Occitan (79%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87%)
  • Slovak (93%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (73%)

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 16.11.03 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.11.03:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.03.

  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (13)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.03

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (13)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)

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

  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Katrin Fischer (14)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Kyle M Hall (14)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)

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.
The last Koha release was 16.11.02, which was released on January 22, 2017.

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 30 Jan 2017 16:06:17.

Koha 16.05.08 release

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:12


RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.8

28 Jan 2017

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 16.5.8 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 25 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17785] oai.pl returns wrong URLs under Plack
  • [17914] The installer process tries to create borrowers.updated_on twice
Authentication
  • [17615] LDAP Auth: regression causes attribute updates to silently fail and corrupt existing data
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17234] ALTER IGNORE TABLE is invalid in mysql 5.7. This breaks updatedatabase.pl
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect
OPAC
  • [17924] Fix error in password recovery
Patrons
  • [14637] Add patron category fails with MySQL 5.6.26
Test Suite
  • [17917] t/db_dependent/check_sysprefs.t fails on kohadev strangely
Other bugs fixed Acquisitions
  • [17899] Show only mine does not work in newordersuggestion.pl
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • [17931] Remove unused vars from reserves_stats.pl
Circulation
  • [17781] Improper branchcode set during renewal
  • [17808] When editing circulation conditions, only ask for confirmation when there is already a rule selected
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • [17469] fr-CA web installer is missing some sample notices
Label/patron card printing
  • [15711] Deleting patroncard images has unexpected behaviour and is broken
  • [17879] Possible to upload images with no image name
MARC Authority data support
  • [17909] Add unit tests for authority merge
Packaging
  • [17265] Make koha-create and koha-dump-defaults less greedy
Staff Client
  • [16933] Alt-Y not working on “Please confirm checkout” dialogs
Templates
  • [15460] Bug 13381 accidentally removed spaces after subfields c and h of 245
Test Suite
  • [17742] Test t/db_dependent/Patrons.t can fail randomly
  • [17920] t/db_dependent/Sitemapper.t fails because of permissions
Tools
  • [17777] koha-remove should deal with temporary uploads
  • [17794] Menu items in Tools menu and Admin menu not bold when active but not on linked page
Web services
  • [17778] Make “Earliest Registered Date” in OAI-PMH dynamic
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%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.8 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.8:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.8.

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (3)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • Maxime Beaulieu (1)
  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Dani Elder (1)
  • Magnus Enger (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Mason James (7)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Tim McMahon (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.8

  • BibLibre (5)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (10)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • KohaAloha (7)
  • Libriotech (3)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (7)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • unidentified (9)
  • wegc.school.nz (1)
  • wlpl.org (1)

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

  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Emma Smith (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (19)
  • Josef Moravec (8)
  • Julian Maurice (7)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (27)
  • Mark Tompsett (12)
  • Martin Renvoize (3)
  • Mason James (23)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Oliver Bock (1)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Zoe Schoeler (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (29)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (11)

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 16.05.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 28 Jan 2017 00:22:50.

Koha 3.22.15 release

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:56

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.15

It is a maintenance release and it includes 6 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.15 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.15.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Critical bugs fixed Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • [17234] ALTER IGNORE TABLE is invalid in mysql 5.7. This breaks updatedatabase.pl
Other bugs fixed Label/patron card printing
  • [15711] Deleting patroncard images has unexpected behaviour and is broken
  • [17879] Possible to upload images with no image name
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • [17799] MARC bibliographic frameworks breadcrumbs broken for Default framework
Packaging
  • [17265] Make koha-create and koha-dump-defaults less greedy
Tools
  • [17949] [3.22.x] Batch patron deletion tool is broken
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 (98%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (93%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (97%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (77%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (80%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (54%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  • Occitan (94%)
  • Persian (64%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (94%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (99%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (78%)

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 3.22.15 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.22.15:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.22.15.

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (3)
  • Nick Clemens (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.22.15

  • BibLibre (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (1)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • unidentified (5)

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

  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Julian Maurice (11)
  • Katrin Fischer (10)
  • Mark Tompsett (7)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (12)

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 3.22.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)

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