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Koha Community Newsletter: September 2014

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:11
Koha Community Newsletter
September 2014

Volume 5, Issue 9
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.4 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.4 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release. Some of the bugs fixed are serious; users of earlier releases of Koha 3.16.x are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

It can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.4 will be available shortly.

Full post with release notes

Koha 3.14.11 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.11.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements, several bugfixes and 2 security bugfixes (Bugs 12873 and 12876).

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

Have a look at the release post.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Koha turns 15! Chris Cormack writes about Koha’s beginnings.

Galen Charlton explains the recent adoption of a code of conduct for Koha events.

Barton Chittenden advises against changing Koha’s TimeFormat System Preference.

Larry Baerveldt discusses the Shellshock security issue and whether or not it affects Koha.

How to

Owen Leonard gives a quick Firebug tip for editing CSS.

Support Provider News

Philippe Chabanon at BibLibre covers the IFLA tradeshow in Lyon France back in August.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 6 – 11 2014.

For schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

Tomás Cohen Arazi mentioned on the Koha listserv that attendees can use the EventBase app for iOS and Android for keeping track of the schedule.

October IRC Meetings

October IRC meeting have not yet been announced.

Past Events

September General IRC Meeting

The September general IRC meeting was held on the 24th of September 2014 at 14:00 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

September Development IRC Meetings

September development IRC meetings were held on the following dates:

  • September 2 2014, 15 UTC
  • September 9 2014, 15 UTC and 22 UTC
  • September 16 2014, 15 UTC and 22 UTC

The agenda and other information can be found here.

Koha 3.14.11 released

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:15

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.11.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements, several bugfixes and 2 security bugfixes (Bugs 12873 and 12876).
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.11

02 oct. 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 and Koha 3.14.11 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.11.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 3.14.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancement and 10 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.11 Acquisitions
  • New column in admin/aqbudgets (bug #7308)
  • Show parent_orderline in received orders table (bug #11864)
Command-line Utilities
  • Add a koha-mysqlcheck script (bug #10782)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.11 Hold requests
  • Reserve can be cancelled by any logged in user (critical – 12873)
OPAC
  • Authentication using CAS – bootstrap (major – 12046)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.11 Acquisitions
  • Bad encoding in acquisition basket(minor- 12438)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • C4::Breeding::ImportBreeding() is not used(minor- 12112)
Cataloging
  • Barcode scanner clicking ‘save’(normal- 11292)
Hold requests
  • Reserve in waiting/transfer status may be cancelled by user(normal- 12876)
I18N/L10N
  • Untranslatable confirm popup in field 006 and 008 builders(normal- 11646)
  • Untranslatable strings in 007 builder(minor- 11639)
Templates
  • Remove duplicated plugin jquery.dataTables.columnFilter.js(normal- 12105)
  • Remove unused image myshadow.png from the staff client(normal- 12117)
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 at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.11/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 (99%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (96%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • English (New Zealand) (82%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (87%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (61%)
  • Polish (62%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (88%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (88%)

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.11 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.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 (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.11:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.11.

  • 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 2 Galen Charlton
  • 2 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Magnus Enger
  • 1 Katrin Fischer
  • 2 Kyle M Hall
  • 2 Rafal Kopaczka
  • 2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 2 Owen Leonard
  • 4 Julian Maurice
  • 2 Fridolin Somers

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.11

  • 2 ACPL
  • 1 BSZ BW
  • 8 BibLibre
  • 2 ByWater-Solutions
  • 2 Equinox
  • 1 Libriotech
  • 2 poczta.onet.pl
  • 3 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.11.

  • 7 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Christopher Brannon
  • 19 Galen Charlton
  • 1 Chris Cormack
  • 5 Jonathan Druart
  • 12 Katrin Fischer
  • 4 Kyle M Hall
  • 2 Owen Leonard
  • 2 Martin Renvoize
  • 2 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Paola Rossi
  • 18 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Mark Tompsett
  • 1 Cedric Vita
  • 1 Cédric Vita
  • 1 Marc Véron
  • 2 remy juliette

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 3.14.10, which was released on Septembre 9, 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 02 oct. 2014 12:11:27 Z #####

Koha 3.16.4 released

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:11

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.4 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release. Some of the bugs fixed are serious; users of earlier releases of Koha 3.16.x are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

It can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.4 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.4 01 Oct 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 3.16.4 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.04.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 3.16.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release. Some of the bugs fixed are serious; users of earlier releases of Koha 3.16.x are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. It includes 0 features, 3 enhancements and 19 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.16.4 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 12151 Remove remaining uses of the Perl smartmatch operator Circulation ---------- 11703 Convert checkouts table to ajax datatable Packaging ---------- 12492 Package dependency changes to account for bug 12393 Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.4 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 12619 major Shipment date gets lost on finishing the invoice Hold requests ---------- 12873 critical Reserve can be cancelled by any logged in user Notices ---------- 12717 critical Library no longer receiving overdue email for patrons without email address OPAC ---------- 12371 critical Links in every patron self-registration email points to a single borrower Reports ---------- 12432 major Saved reports tabs not working Searching ---------- 12593 critical Search facets die with regex error if biblio has square brackets in fields Templates ---------- 10519 major Suggestions: 'Organize by' and correct display of tab descriptions broken 12963 major Columns misplaced in moremember.tt Other bugs fixed in 3.16.4 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 12438 minor Bad encoding in acquisition basket Cataloging ---------- 12419 normal Not for loan items are not listed Circulation ---------- 12729 normal Overdue items won't show as overdue in red in circulation 12811 normal Patron 'Details' and 'Check out' pages not working properly for staff users which don't have renewal override permissions 12899 normal Row grouping in checkouts table is alphabetical and layout depends on words chosen in translation Hold requests ---------- 12876 normal Reserve in waiting/transfer status may be cancelled by user MARC Bibliographic data support ---------- 12465 normal XSLT: Missing punctuation between 710$a and $b Searching ---------- 12788 normal Refine search displays 4xx fields from authority records 12405 minor Search links on callnumber fails on intranet results page 12600 trivial Duplicated use statement in Search.pm Templates ---------- 12429 normal Patron seeing fines codes 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/3.16/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 (99%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (81%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (83%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Italian (99%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (85%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (88%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (86%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (85%) 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 3.16.4 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Julian Maurice Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov Chris Cormack Galen Charlton Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Chris Nighswonger Fridolin Somers Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Alex Sassmannshausen Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.4: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.4. * 4 Jacek Ablewicz * 11 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Colin Campbell * 3 Jonathan Druart * 1 Katrin Fischer * 3 Kyle M Hall * 3 Rafal Kopaczka * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 3 Owen Leonard * 2 Dobrica Pavlinusic * 1 Robin Sheat * 2 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.4 * 3 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 5 BibLibre * 3 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 1 PTFS-Europe * 4 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 3 poczta.onet.pl * 2 rot13.org * 12 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.4. * 3 Aleisha * 34 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Christopher Brannon * 34 Galen Charlton * 4 Nick Clemens * 3 David Cook * 2 Chris Cormack * 5 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 22 Katrin Fischer * 6 Kyle M Hall * 2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Liz Rea * 1 Martin Renvoize * 3 Marcel de Rooy * 1 Paola Rossi 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 3.16.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)

Koha community adopts code of conduct

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:21

In order to help provide a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees at Koha events, the Koha community has approved a code of conduct and anti-harassment policy. All delegates, attendees, and organizers at Koha events, including the upcoming KohaCon14 in Argentina, are expected to abide by this policy.

The organizers of KohaCon14 have taken steps to effectively implement this policy, and specific details of how to seek assistance and report incidents while on site will be forthcoming.

The full text of the policy is available on the Koha community website. Please read the policy and disseminate it widely. Although the policy is currently focused on behavior at conference, all participants in communications forums used by the Koha project, including the mailing lists and IRC channel, should abide by it.

The code of conduct is expected to be revised as circumstances and our experiences suggest ways of improving it. Suggestions for changes can be made via the general mailing list or by contacting any member of the release team.

Koha Community Newsletter: August 2014

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:12
Koha Community Newsletter
August 2014

Volume 5, Issue 8
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.3 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.3 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix release and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.3 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.10 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.10.

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.

Have a look at the release post.

Community

The First North American Koha Users Group Meeting

by Nancy Keener
The first North American Koha Users Group meeting was held August 6th – 8th at the beautiful North Central Regional Library in Wenatchee Washington. There were around 40 participants, which included libraries large and small, and ByWater Solutions staff.

We immediately got down to planning our three days. After discussing what we might expect in upcoming releases, and giving our opinions on Koha speed, acquisitions, Bootstrap and more, we finally decided we needed to get down to stating the reason we needed a North American Koha User’s group. It was clear that pooling our resources would be a great help to everyone. The developments have been coming at fast and furious pace, keeping developers very busy. The needs of the entire Koha community must be considered when asking for a new development. The group decided to create a wiki where we could post our desires for developments and then we could pool our money to do something useful for all. The site is http://koha-na.org , and it’s just getting going. We also discussed how we could be more active in the community. Attending the monthly IRC meetings, having monthly meetings of our own would certainly be a good start. A suggestion to have a mentor program for new libraries got a lot of agreement. We can also share what is going on with our library administrators and staff. Pass around the link to the monthly Koha newsletter and the upgrade release notes. There was also a request to have a more formal meeting agenda for the next conference, and planning for that has already begun with a newly formed planning committee. We also saw the advantage in pursuing a non-profit status for our group. This would help us to obtain government grants to improve the overall structure of Koha by removing old code. Overall, the group was very excited by the possibilities. Next year we all hope to see more North American libraries and vendors.

For complete notes on the conference taken by Heather Braum of NEKLS, click here. http://koha-na.org/index.php/Future_of_NA_Koha_Users_Group_discussion

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Alan Stolfus from the Rolling Hills Consolidated Library shares how they are using Koha and Linux on their bookmobile.

Kyle Hall released version 14.08 ( Bender ), of Libki, the Open Source kiosk management system.

How to

Nicole Engard shows you how to add reports to the Koha Wiki.

Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions issues $1,500 EveryLibrary Challenge.

Perspectives From the 2014 NAKUG

The following articles are from ByWater Solutions staff who attended the 2014 North American Users Group.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

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

For schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

Past Events

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group was held in Wenatchee, WA, August 6th – 9th 2014. Please see the articles from attendees in the community and support provider news sections above for more information on this conference.

Lyon 3 University Libraries Present Poster at Congress of IFLA

by Sonia Bouis
The Lyon 3 university Libraries have presented a poster at the congress of IFLA* last week.
This poster presents the role of the librarians in the integration process of new developments, by testing and signing patches during testing parties. And it shows the collaboration between developers and librarians in this process.
During the poster session, we had some visitors just passing through and curious to know more about the subject, and we also met some others really interested because they were going to use koha or just were wondering about changing their system. (and some others were just disappointed because they don’t have Koha in their Library…)
But all of them found this collaboration really exciting and were happy to know that there’s a big dynamic community for the improvement of Koha.

* IFLA : International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Lyon 3 Poster Submission below:

* IFLA : International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Anact Open Source Solutions Holds Workshop in Vanuatu

On July 28th Clint Deckard from Anact Open Source Solutions (NZ) held a two day Koha workshop hosted by the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
It was attended by local school librarians, tertiary librarians and technicians.

Full story here
http://www.anact.co.nz/an-adventure-in-vanuatu

September Development IRC Meeting

The September Development IRC meeting was held on September 2nd 15 UTC and September 2nd at 22 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

August General IRC Meeting

The August general IRC meeting was held on August 13th at 22 UTC and August 14th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

August Development IRC Meeting

The August development IRC meeting was held on August 5th at 15 UTC and 22 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha 3.14.10 released

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:50

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.10.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.10

03 sept. 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 and Koha 3.14.10 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.10.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 3.14.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 16 enhancement and 48 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.10 Acquisitions
  • Display accountnumber in PDF (bug #7267)
  • The ordered and spent page display the itemtype code (bug #10090)
  • After a transfer, allow to search on the original order line (bug #11552)
  • Add German PDF template for orders in acquisitions (bug #11828)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Add C4::Context->IsSuperLibrarian() (bug #10277)
  • Basketgroup js functions should in a separated js file (bug #10533)
  • Remove use of smartmatch from DateUtils (bug #11468)
  • GetMemberDetails is unnecessarily called in CanBookBeRenewed (bug #11960)
Command-line Utilities
  • Add option to purge z39.50 search records from import table to cleanup_database.pl (bug #11484)
I18N/L10N
  • Localization for Perl scripts and modules (bug #8044)
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • Add some authorized values in french installer (bug #10138)
OPAC
  • Display a patron message on the summary page (bug #12052)
Searching
  • Add/ change some zebra indexes (MARC21) (GRS1+DOM) (bug #9972)
  • Increase title ranking in relevance when using QueryWeightFields (bug #11069)
SIP2
  • Add a script to test SIP from the command line (bug #9288)
Tools
  • Ability to globally remove authorities with no bibliographic record linked. (bug #11441)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.10 Acquisitions
  • Tax rate changes on edit (major – 11680)
  • Notes entered when receiving are not saved (major – 11699)
Authentication
  • CAS authentication fails with URL parameters (critical – 11219)
Hold requests
  • Holds queue is still making transfer requests that contradict the branch holds policy (major – 11258)
  • Hold priorities not re-calculated when hold is confirmed on checkin. (major – 11947)
Lists
  • Problems with translated list email sent (major – 11248)
Serials
  • Followup for Bug 7688 – FIX GetNextDate in serialsUpdate.pl (major – 11995)
  • Next issues for irregular pattern not correctly predicted (major – 12003)
  • Superserials permission appears to be broken (major – 12080)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.10 About
  • Bug for tracking changes to the about page(trivial- 7143)
Acquisitions
  • Supplier list counts all items, even canceled ones(normal- 11243)
  • Ordering from suggestions: fund (budget id) is not retained; price calculations not working(normal- 11914)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Two routines are useless in Koha::DateUtils(normal- 11148)
  • Xt/tt_valid.t can miss an invalid construct(minor- 12076)
  • IsSuperLibrarian generates warnings(trivial- 11587)
Authentication
  • Inaccurate checks for borrower flags == 1(normal- 7002)
Cataloging
  • Remove spaces in empty indicators after linking an authority to a biblio record.(minor- 11955)
Circulation
  • Notes should be reservenotes in pendingreserves.pl and reserveratios.pl(minor- 11231)
Hold requests
  • CheckReserves() and _Findgroupreserve do not return reserve_id(normal- 12079)
I18N/L10N
  • Can’t choose languages if all choices are sublanguages(normal- 5052)
  • Untranslatable strings in calendar(normal- 12056)
  • Tmpl_process3.pl does not delete temp files(normal- 12081)
  • Untranslatable pull-down in auth_subfields_structure.pl(minor- 11508)
MARC Authority data support
  • Auth_finder.pl: Odd number of elements in anonymous hash(minor- 11797)
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • GetMarcISBN wrongly prepends a space to ISBNs(minor- 11912)
Notices
  • Branch specific DUEDGST notice is not used(normal- 8258)
  • Make table headings translatable(normal- 9216)
OPAC
  • Don’t show list permissions when adding public lists/sharing lists is not allowed(normal- 10865)
  • OPAC search results in 404 error when the only search result is supressed(normal- 11489)
  • OPAC search suggestions template error(normal- 11951)
  • OverDrive search results page doesn’t show cart, lists, or login links(normal- 12058)
  • In OPAC, the serials details display the wrong periodicity(minor- 11752)
  • OPAC detail page printing show links URL(minor- 12073)
Patrons
  • Fix wrong attribute type cloning(normal- 11184)
  • If you access members/mod_debarment.pl when logged out you are redirected to OPAC login(normal- 12069)
Searching
  • Error when search and sort not on relevance(minor- 9578)
Serials
  • Serials editor improperly hides fields(minor- 11416)
  • Doesn’t display other libraries subscriptions when superlibrarian user(minor- 12048)
  • User can edit some subcriptions he should be prevented to(minor- 12098)
SIP2
  • Make SIP2 message encoding configurable via SIPconfig.xml(normal- 9865)
Staff Client
  • JQueryUI upgrade broke keyboard shortcuts(normal- 12075)
  • Javascript broken for a search with double quotes(minor- 12071)
  • Rename type to material type(trivial- 9075)
Templates
  • Use new DataTables include in circ templates(normal- 11711)
  • Use new DataTables include in batch modification templates(normal- 11734)
  • Inconsistent HTML in MARC Details(normal- 11885)
  • Detail.tt displays duplicated enumchron values for serial items(minor- 10825)
Tools
  • Breeding search must normalize ISBN(normal- 11254)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.10
  • OPACMySummaryNote
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 at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.10/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 (80%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (96%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • English (New Zealand) (82%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (87%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (61%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (88%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (88%)

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.10 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.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 (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.10:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.10.

  • 3 Jacek Ablewicz
  • 3 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Blou
  • 1 Colin Campbell
  • 1 Frédérick Capovilla
  • 21 Galen Charlton
  • 1 Chris Cormack
  • 3 Frédéric Demians
  • 28 Jonathan Druart
  • 7 Katrin Fischer
  • 12 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Mason James
  • 1 Srdjan Jankovic
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 9 Owen Leonard
  • 4 Julian Maurice
  • 1 Francesca Moore
  • 3 Marcel de Rooy
  • 4 Fridolyn SOMERS
  • 1 Mathieu Saby
  • 1 Adrien Saurat
  • 1 Robin Sheat
  • 1 Juan Sieira
  • 3 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Mirko Tietgen
  • 4 Mark Tompsett

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.10

  • 9 ACPL
  • 7 BSZ BW
  • 40 BibLibre
  • 12 ByWater-Solutions
  • 3 Catalyst
  • 21 Equinox
  • 1 KohaAloha
  • 1 Libeo
  • 1 PTFS-Europe
  • 3 Rijksmuseum
  • 3 Tamil
  • 1 Université Rennes 2
  • 1 Xercode
  • 1 abunchofthings.net
  • 3 biblos.pk.edu.pl
  • 1 inlibro.com
  • 1 pttk.fi
  • 12 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.10.

  • 1 Koha team AMU
  • 1 Petter Goksoyr Asen
  • 1 Christopher Brannon
  • 4 Broust
  • 125 Galen Charlton
  • 12 Chris Cormack
  • 33 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole C. Engard
  • 56 Katrin Fischer
  • 1 Brendan Gallagher
  • 23 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Mason James
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 10 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 4 Nicolas Legrand
  • 4 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Jesse Maseto
  • 1 Matthias Meusburger
  • 2 Michot
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 1 Martin Renvoize
  • 15 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Joel Sasse
  • 2 A. Sassmannshausen
  • 1 Adrien Saurat
  • 1 Kim Schwant
  • 118 Fridolin Somers
  • 15 Mark Tompsett
  • 8 Marc Véron
  • 1 Jesse Weaver
  • 1 sonia bouis

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 3.14.09, which was released on Jully 25, 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 03 sept. 2014 15:18:47 Z #####

Koha 3.16.3 released

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:22

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.3 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.3 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.3 26 Aug 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 3.16.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.03.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 Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix/maintenance release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages. It includes 1 enhancement and 10 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 11703 Convert checkouts table to Ajax datatable. This means that when bringing up the patron details page or the checkout page, the patron's lists of current loans and holds are fetched separately, reducing the delay for displaying the page if the patron has a large number of transactions. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 12596 critical Backdating returns with SpecifiyReturnDate no long causes fines for items that are not overdue. Other bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 10648 minor Merging of MARC records fixed to ensure that the field with the highest tag number can always be added. Circulation ---------- 12662 normal Ajax-based checkout now works when the InProcessingToShelvingCart and/or ReturnToShelvingCart system preferences are enabled. OPAC ---------- 12668 minor Remove stray dollar sign displayed in the patron fine balance when (attemping) to place a hold via the public catalog. Patrons ---------- 7237 normal Home library now carried over when duplicating a patron record. 7462 normal Do not show patron account flags and patron restrictions when duplicating a patron. Reports ---------- 12622 normal Fixed error that occurred when exporting a report in ODS format when the report happened to have zero results. System Administration ---------- 8539 normal Corrected permission for accessing the Library transfer limits page. Test Suite ---------- 12406 normal reverted this patch, which was applied to 3.16.x in error. Tools ---------- 12660 minor Fix mispelling of "accomodation" in comments 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/3.16/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 (77%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (92%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (81%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (84%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (100%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (79%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (89%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (87%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (85%) 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 3.16.2 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Julian Maurice Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov Chris Cormack Galen Charlton Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Chris Nighswonger Fridolin Somers Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Alex Sassmannshausen Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.3: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 2 Galen Charlton * 2 Jonathan Druart * 1 Katrin Fischer * 3 Kyle M Hall * 1 Olli-Antti Kivilahti * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Brian Norris * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3 * 2 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 3 BibLibre * 3 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 2 Equinox * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 jns.fi * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.3. * 13 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 9 Christopher Brannon * 15 Galen Charlton * 2 Nick Clemens * 2 Chris Cormack * 2 Britta Cramer * 10 Jonathan Druart * 9 Katrin Fischer * 4 Kyle M Hall * 1 Robert Higgins * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Dobrica Pavlinusic * 2 Marc Véron 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 3.16.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

Koha Community Newsletter: July 2014

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:44
Koha Community Newsletter
July 2014

Volume 5, Issue 7
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.2 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.2 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix release and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.2 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.9 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.9.

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 3.12.14 Released

by Kyle Hall

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.12.14.

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.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha in Thailand!

In celebration of 80 years of Thammasat University on June 27, 2014, Thammasat University Libraries formally announce the switch of their ILS software from a proprietary system to the Koha open source library system. Thammasat University Libraries are one of the largest university libraries in Thailand, with 11 branches in 4 campuses, 420,000+ bib records, 1.2+ millions items, 42,000+ active patrons and 50,000+ items on loan. The successful migration to Koha is a collaboration between Thammasat University Libraries (self-preparation and self-training), Thammasat University’s Faculty of Engineering (hosting infrastructure), Punsarn Asia Co., Ltd. (setup and customization) and Wiserf Technologies Co., Ltd. (data migration).

Submitted by Pongtawat Chippimolchai

Koha in China and Vietnam!

Community Gossip

Paul Landers of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Preston Smith Library, outlines their experiment with Electronic library cards in Koha.

Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities ( Vietnam ) is using Koha for their student training courses. Koha Vietnam provided implementation and training services to the faculty.

Koha Vietnam has contributed a Vietnamese translation for Koha 3.12.

How to

Vimal Kumar shows you how to import patrons from a spreadsheet.

Nicole Engard shows you how to replace tables with columns in Koha’s Bootstrap Theme.

In his Did you know blog series this month, Pierre Vandekerckhove explains how you can limit the actions of a borrower who has too many fines.

Support Provider News

Carmen Hernandez joins ByWater Solutions as Koha ILS Trainer. Read the announcement.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

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

For 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 other info see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

Topics to be covered in round table discussions and presentations:

  • Custom SQL reports
  • Testing bugs
  • Workflow with git
  • Upcoming features – demos
  • Future of Koha – elasticsearch, plack …other improvements.
  • Overview of Bootstrap in OPAC

August General IRC Meeting

The August general IRC meeting will be held on August 13th 22 UTC and August 14th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Past Events

July General IRC Meeting

The July general IRC meeting was held on July 9th at 22 UTC and July 10th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

2nd July Development IRC Meeting

The 2nd July development IRC meeting was held on July 23rd at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha 3.12.14 released

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:28

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.13.
This is a maintenance release and contains several bugfixes. Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.14 25 Jul 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 3.12.14 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.14.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 3.12.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 4 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.14 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11715 major Z39.50 search page does not check authorization Other bugs fixed in 3.12.14 ====================== I18N/L10N ---------- 12034 normal MSG_REMOVE_FROM_LIST different wording between OPAC and staff client 10818 trivial System preference OAI-PMH:ConfFile isn't translatable Tools ---------- 12458 minor Holidays calendar has wrong colors for weekly and yearly repeatable 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 (99%) * 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 (99%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (96%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (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 3.12.14 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 3.12.14: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.14. * 1 Galen Charlton * 2 Chris Cormack * 1 Jonathan Druart * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.14 * 1 ACPL * 2 BibLibre * 2 Catalyst * 1 Equinox * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.14. * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 5 Galen Charlton * 5 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 6 Katrin Fischer * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 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 (no branch). 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)

Koha 3.14.9 released

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:53

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.9.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.9

25 juil. 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 and Koha 3.14.9 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.09.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 3.14.9 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 4 enhancement and 12 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.9 I18N/L10N
  • I18n toolchain misses one instance of text “Select titles to: ” in bootstrap (bug #11495)
OPAC
  • Make the NoLoginInstructions a customizable field through preferences (bug #10951)
  • Improve RDFa schema.org mappings in prog and bootstrap (bug #11786)
Patrons
  • Restructure patron lists add form for improved usability (bug #11671)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.9 Acquisitions
  • Accepting a suggestion hides ‘pending’ tab (major – 4068)
Cataloging
  • Javascript error when merging authorities (critical – 12295)
OPAC
  • OverDrive API now prepends http:// to URLs (major – 11978)
Patrons
  • Members are restricted even if the debarment is ended – moremember.pl (major – 12292)
Serials
  • Working with serials now requires admin (parameters) permission (major – 11226)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.9 Acquisitions
  • Bad encoding in acquisition basket (minor- 12438)
I18N/L10N
  • MSG_REMOVE_FROM_LIST different wording between OPAC and staff client (normal- 12034)
  • System preference OAI-PMH:ConfFile isn’t translatable (trivial- 10818)
Patrons
  • Tiny code cleanup in members (trivial- 11855)
Staff Client
  • Indentation issues allow markup errors in header.inc (normal- 12060)
Templates
  • Use new DataTables include in batch patron modification template (normal- 11738)
Tools
  • Holidays calendar has wrong colors for weekly and yearly repeatable (minor- 12458)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.9
  • NoLoginInstructions
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 at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.9/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 (81%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (97%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (89%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (88%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (52%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (71%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (89%)

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.9 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.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 (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers.biblibre.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.9.

  • 4 Galen Charlton
  • 4 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Katrin Fischer
  • 2 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 3 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Dan Scott
  • 4 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Mark Tompsett
  • 1 Jesse Weaver
  • 2 blou

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.9

  • 3 ACPL
  • 1 BSZ BW
  • 8 BibLibre
  • 2 ByWater-Solutions
  • 4 Equinox
  • 1 Rijksmuseum
  • 1 coffeecode.net
  • 2 inlibro.com
  • 3 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.9.

  • 4 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 19 Galen Charlton
  • 1 Chris Cormack
  • 7 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole C. Engard
  • 8 Katrin Fischer
  • 2 Kyle M Hall
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 4 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Martin Renvoize
  • 1 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Paola Rossi
  • 1 Dan Scott
  • 21 Fridolin Somers
  • 3 Mark Tompsett
  • 2 Marc Véron

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.

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 juil. 2014 12:17:32 Z #####

Koha 3.16.2 released

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:17

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.2 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix release, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.2 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.2 23 Jul 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 3.16.2 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.02.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 3.16.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 18 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.2 ====================== Serials ---------- 11226 major Working with serials no longer requires admin (parameters) permission Other bugs fixed in 3.16.2 ====================== About ---------- 7143 trivial Updated list of developers. Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 10652 normal Ajaxfileupload.js no longer fails under IE9 for local image upload. 12456 normal Removed disused Perl module C4::Maintenance. Cataloging ---------- 11030 normal Add 359, 947 and 969 fields in French unimarc_complete framework. 11021 minor Delete useless 9XX field in French unimarc_complet default framework. Circulation ---------- 9245 normal Fix display of the fines tab in the patron fines interface. Installation and upgrade (command-line installer) ---------- 12361 minor Fix default value for opaccolorstylesheet syspref. OPAC ---------- 12220 normal Fix bug that prevented the Bootstrap OPAC from being responsive on certain devices. 12464 normal Fix formatting of the 505 field in the Bootstrap OPAC. 12511 normal Access Novelist Select using HTTPS in the Bootstrap OPAC. Patrons ---------- 11857 normal Display the number of patrons in a patron list correctly. 12304 normal Creating a user via LDAP will now populate message preferences based on the patron category defaults. System Administration ---------- 12451 minor Circulation rules can now edited if item type description contains a space character. Test Suite ---------- 12409 normal The test t/db_dependent/Record.t no longer fails with Perl 5.18.2. 12417 normal Add unit tests for Koha::Borrower::Files. 12455 normal Add unit tests for C4::SMS. 12470 normal Add more unit tests for C4::Circulations. 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/3.16/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 (77%) * Armenian (97%) * Chinese (China) (92%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (81%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (84%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (100%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (75%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (89%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (87%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (85%) 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 3.16.2 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Julian Maurice Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov Chris Cormack Galen Charlton Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Chris Nighswonger Fridolin Somers Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Alex Sassmannshausen Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.2: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2. * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Gaetan Boisson * 1 David Cook * 1 Chris Cormack * 2 Jonathan Druart * 4 Yohann Dufour * 1 Katrin Fischer * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Martin Renvoize * 2 Mathieu Saby * 1 Viktor Sarge * 3 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2 * 2 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 6 BibLibre * 1 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 1 PTFS-Europe * 1 Prosentient Systems * 2 Université Rennes 2 * 1 regionhalland.se * 7 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.2. * 22 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Gaetan Boisson * 22 Galen Charlton * 1 David Cook * 3 Chris Cormack * 4 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 10 Katrin Fischer * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Ulrich Kleiber * 8 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Marc Véron 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 3.16.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)

Koha Community Newsletter: June 2014

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:48
Koha Community Newsletter
June 2014

Volume 5, Issue 6
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.1 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.1 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.1 is a bugfix release. Due to some of the critical bugs that are fixed in this release, users of Koha 3.16.0 are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

Koha 3.16.1 can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org, and Debian packages of Koha 3.16.1 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.7 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.8.

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 3.12.13 Released

by Kyle Hall

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.12.13.

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.

Patches

This section highlights upcoming features as well as bugs needing attention.

Bug 11577: Automatic renewal feature

Submitted by Holger Meissner:

The feature enables staff to schedule automatic renewals in two different ways. They may use a checkbox on the checkout page to automatically renew any particular issue. Alternatively automatic renewal can be based on circulation policy. Those issues scheduled for automatic renewal are blocked for manual renewal. Instead they will be renewed by a cronjob, until no more renewals are allowed or a hold is placed.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Joann Ransom posted an update on the NZ Koha Trademark.

The Loyola Library from Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana in Mexico upgraded from Koha 3.4 to 3.14 and has implemented the bootstrap theme to redesign their OPAC and support mobile devices. Check out their new OPAC.

How to

Vimal Kumar shows you how to Cancel / close patron library membership

Nicole Engard has some great tips this month.

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

Support Provider News

Check out this great example of the Open Source model at work in this article from ByWater Solutions.

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 other info see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

Register here

Submit presentations here

Topics to be covered in round table discussions and presentations:

  • Custom SQL reports
  • Testing bugs
  • Workflow with git
  • Upcoming features – demos
  • Future of Koha – elasticsearch, plack …other improvements.
  • Overview of Bootstrap in OPAC

July General IRC Meeting

The July general IRC meeting will be held on July 9th at 22 UTC and July 10th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

2nd July Development IRC Meeting

The 2nd July development IRC meeting will be held on July 23rd at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

Past Events

Koha Symposium in Grenoble France

Kohala is a french association which the aim is to promote Koha ILS and the open-source tools diffusion. Each year, we organise a symposium to offer a demonstration of Koha and to permit to Koha’s users to share their experiences. The last symposium took place the 2 and 3 of June, at Grenoble. These two days are related in this infographic.

Symposium Infographic

Koha Implementation in libraries – The IIM Ahemdabad
Vikram Sarabhai Library experience

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Informatics Publishing Ltd,
Bangalore held a joint workshop on advanced
implementation and customization on Koha by academic libraries.

The workshop titled “ Koha Implementation in libraries – The IIM Ahemdabad
Vikram Sarabhai Library experience” covered the following topics:

  • Implementing advanced functionalities of Koha in academic library
  • Customizing Koha to suit IIM Ahemdabad Library
  • New features developed on Koha for IIM Ahemdabad Library
  • New release of Koha version 3.16
  • The Informatics version of new release Koha
  • Case studies from Koha user
  • Migration of data from other LMS to Koha

The workshop was held on July 01, 2014 at Vikram Sarabhai Library,
India Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

June General IRC Meeting

The June general IRC meeting was held on June 3rd and June 4th.

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

1st July Development IRC Meeting

The 1st July development IRC meeting was held on July 2nd.

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