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Koha 3.16.10 released

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 04:28
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.10

23 Apr 2015

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 3.16.10 can be installed via packages, or downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.10.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 3.16.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements and 12 bugfixes.

Table of contents New features in Koha 3.16.10
Enhancements in Koha 3.16.10 Circulation
  • TransferSlip should accept both itemnumber and barcode (bug 12122)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.10 Searching
  • Search results item status incorrect for holds (major – bug 13636)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.10 Authentication
  • Auth.pm code issues (trivial – bug 13521)
Hold requests
  • Holds ratios report ignores ordered items (minor – bug 13298)
OPAC
  • Biblio.size value not correctly displayed in list emails sent from OPAC and intranet (normal – bug 11357)
Serials
  • On creating a new subscription, notes fields get confused (normal – bug 13746)
SIP2
  • SIP2 does not send rental charge fee! (normal – bug 12820)
Templates
  • On receiving, “vendor note” label should not be displayed if nothing to display (normal – bug 13270)
  • Paging on some datatables slightly broken (normal – bug 13744)
  • Biblioitems.size value not correctly displayed (more) (minor – bug 13268)
Tools
  • CSV export for viewlog.pl is missing newlines (normal – bug 11331)
  • News does not always display in staff or OPAC (normal – bug 12507)
Web services
  • OAI Server doesn’t handle properly resumption token (normal – bug 13568)
New system preferences in Koha 3.16.10
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/3.16.10/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 (100%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (86%)
  • French (96%)
  • German (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (68%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (86%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (94%)

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 3.16.10 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen
    • Zeno Tajoli
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James
  • Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.10:

  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Mason James (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.10:

  • BSZ BW (4)
  • BibLibre (7)
  • ByWater-Solutions (4)
  • KohaAloha (4)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (3)
  • Tamil (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.10:

  • Brendan Gallagher (2)
  • Chris Cormack (6)
  • Christophe Brocquet (1)
  • Heather Braum (1)
  • John Andrews (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Mason James (8)
  • Nicole (3)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Sheila Kearns (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)

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 3.18.6, which was released on April 23, 2015.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 Apr 2015 05:43:02 Z #####

Koha 3.14.15 released

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 03:51

Koha 3.14.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Koha 3.14.15 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.15.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

Table of contents Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.15 Cataloging
  • AddBiblio fails on mysql with STRICT_TRANS_TABLES (major – bug 13523)
OPAC
  • Syndetics index apreciably slow page load for items without result at Syndetics (major – bug 12858)
Templates
  • Delete record don’t wait for confirmation (major – bug 13254)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.15 System Administration
  • Sort branches alphabetically in admin/authorised_values.pl (minor – bug 13401)
Tools
  • Inventory: fix “wrong place” and “item not scanned” statuses (normal – bug 12631)
Web services
  • SVC bib bad encoding (normal – bug 13801)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.15
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/3.14.15/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%)
  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • French (97%)
  • German (100%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Polish (62%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • 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

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

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.15 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 (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.15:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.15:

  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Rafal Kopaczka (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.15:

  • BibLibre (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (1)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • poczta.onet.pl (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.15:

  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Marc Veron (1)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mason James (7)
  • Kyle M Hall (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 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 3.14.14, which was released on March 25, 2015.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 avril 2015 07:06:58 Z #####

Koha 3.18.6 released

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:33

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 3.18.6 can be installed via packages, or downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.06.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 3.18.6 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements and 65 bugfixes.

Table of contents Enhancements in Koha 3.18.6 OPAC
  • OPAC: Display RSS icon on list of recent comments (bug 13826)
SIP2
  • SIP2 server should accept IPv6 connections (bug 13252)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.6 Acquisitions
  • Budget planning refreshes funny (major – bug 4277)
Cataloging
  • Cannot fast catalog with fast cataloging permissions (major – bug 7561)
Circulation
  • Check in fails on master “Can’t bless non-reference at …/ItemType.pm Line 64″ (critical – bug 13934)
  • Charge not showing fines (major – bug 9481)
  • Suspension days calculation doesn’t honour finesCalendar (major – bug 13909)
Label/patron card printing
  • Add item-level descriptions for Label Printing (major – bug 10773)
Notices
  • Multi transport types for issues and checkins (major – bug 12344)
OPAC
  • OPAC: Putting holds still possible by URL even if turned off by system preference (major – bug 13917)
Packaging
  • Packages uninstallable on Debian Jessie (major – bug 13979)
Tools
  • Staging MARC records for import fails (critical – bug 13938)
  • Can’t delete bibs in big batch delete (major – bug 8246)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.6 Acquisitions
  • Budget Search Doesn’t Work (normal – bug 3969)
  • The Basket manager is always the logged in user (normal – bug 7480)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Update GNU licenses header in Koha files from GPL2 to GPL3 (normal – bug 9978)
  • Timeout on deleting patrons if too many patrons (normal – bug 13740)
  • C4::Ris does not manage correctly 660 and 661 – UNIMARC (normal – bug 13850)
  • ILS-DI function GetServices doesn’t work when the item/biblio is available for hold for specific patron (normal – bug 13939)
  • Warning “Use of the encoding pragma is deprecated” in misc/export_borrowers.pl (normal – bug 13975)
Authentication
  • User logged out on refresh after CAS authentication (normal – bug 12887)
Circulation
  • Manual fine/credit fail on superfluous characters ( e.g. ‘$’ ) (normal – bug 2542)
  • The date option for the overdue_notices cronjob is broken (normal – bug 11120)
  • Enable sort by title to ignore articles on circulation and patron detail pages (normal – bug 13069)
  • Checkouts table sorting is not honoring default sort preferences (normal – bug 13908)
  • Returns via backdating or SIP2 can create new fines with an amount outstanding of 0 (minor – bug 13841)
  • Argument “” isn’t numeric in numeric gt (>) in circulation.tt (trivial – bug 14014)
Course reserves
  • Editing and saving a course reserve displays the add item form (minor – bug 13818)
Documentation
  • Typographical error on columns_settings.tt (trivial – bug 13872)
  • Typo in help file (aqbudgets.tt) (trivial – bug 13878)
I18N/L10N
  • Acquisition wizard: some strings not translatable (normal – bug 13748)
  • \n in strings don’t translate well (normal – bug 13861)
  • Text input field values not translated (minor – bug 13794)
  • Hard to translate strings on patron search results page (minor – bug 13856)
  • Add a hint about collation to the “alphabet” syspref (trivial – bug 13686)
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • Fastadd framework has 2x 100$c, missing 100$a (normal – bug 13855)
MARC Bibliographic record staging/import
  • Reimported records into Koha are imported only as DEFAULT frameworks, not what they were originally (normal – bug 10906)
  • Bulkmarcimport bombs if no match is found (normal – bug 13531)
Notices
  • SendAlerts function does not take care of “html” format or UTF-8 (normal – bug 12739)
  • Date comparisons in C4::Members::IssueSlip are broken (normal – bug 12847)
OPAC
  • Unhilight cuts off some strings (normal – bug 5844)
  • Cannot sort the results of a tag search (normal – bug 6950)
  • Return to cart after adding items to a list (normal – bug 7391)
  • Typing the ENTER key when submitting a tag from search results reloads the page (normal – bug 9120)
  • Opaccredits printing at top on printable version (minor – bug 12399)
  • Missing table header IDs on record holdings table in OPAC (minor – bug 13832)
  • Email input field for sharing lists is too small (trivial – bug 13857)
Packaging
  • Debian/build-git-snapshot should warn user if it fails (normal – bug 8050)
  • PID is created in /tmp/ instead of in /var/run/koha/… (trivial – bug 13896)
Searching
  • Transliterate rule for oe and ae (minor – bug 13981)
Serials
  • Full serial permission is needed to change sequence on a routing list (normal – bug 13890)
  • Date on routing list slip is not well formatted (minor – bug 13868)
  • Serials/subscription-history.pl calls GetBiblio incorrectly (minor – bug 13947)
SIP2
  • SIP2 does not send rental charge fee! (normal – bug 12820)
  • SelfCheck not setting flag when item requires transit (minor – bug 13803)
Staff Client
  • Gracefully handle errors when item in staff client cart has been deleted (normal – bug 3873)
  • Show local cover images in the biblio details page in the intranet. (minor – bug 11982)
  • Uninitialized value $src in /tools/viewlog.pl (trivial – bug 13991)
System Administration
  • System preference search doesn’t work for search terms starting with * (trivial – bug 10131)
Templates
  • In quotes.tt line 14 the use of \” break the translation (normal – bug 13768)
  • Fix item search result list – obsolete “by” and display of publication date for MARC21 (normal – bug 13859)
  • Datatables paging for cities and search history pages is broken (normal – bug 13863)
  • Replace the acronym HTML tag with abbr (minor – bug 12291)
  • Wrong capitalization on guided reports page (trivial – bug 13869)
Tools
  • Items don’t display when viewing staged records (normal – bug 6520)
  • Batch item deletion — doesn’t need Use default values section (normal – bug 10887)
Web services
  • SVC bib bad encoding (normal – bug 13801)
New system preferences in Koha 3.18.6 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/3.18.6/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 (99%)
  • Chinese (China) (91%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (85%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (89%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (62%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (59%)
  • Polish (80%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (80%)
  • 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 3.18.6 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi<tomascohen@gmail.com>
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard<nengard@gmail.com>
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel<bgkriegel@gmail.com>
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer<katrin.fischer@bsz-bw.de>
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton<gmc@esilibrary.com>
    • Jonathan Druart<jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
    • Brendan Gallagher<brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Kyle Hall<kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Julian Maurice<julian.maurice@biblibre.com>
    • Paul Poulain<paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
    • Martin Renvoize<martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Marcel de Rooy<m.de.rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen<alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Zeno Tajoli<z.tajoli@cineca.it>
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat<robin@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton<gmc@esilibrary.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers<fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall<kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.6:

  • Universidad de El Salvador
  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.6:

  • Abby (1)
  • “ByWater (1)
  • mxbeaulieu (1)
  • Thomas (3)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Maxime Beaulieu (2)
  • Colin Campbell (3)
  • Frédérick Capovilla (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (5)
  • David Cook (2)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Christophe Croullebois (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (34)
  • Hector Eduardo Castro Avalos (2)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (2)
  • Attila Kinali (1)
  • Rafal Kopaczka (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (6)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (3)
  • Viktor Sarge (1)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.6:

  • BSZ BW (9)
  • BibLibre (37)
  • BigBallOfWax (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (6)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Libeo (1)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Oslo Public Library (3)
  • PTFS-Europe (4)
  • Prosentient Systems (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (3)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (7)
  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
  • bywatersolutions.com” (1)
  • kinali.ch (1)
  • poczta.onet.pl (1)
  • regionhalland.se (1)
  • rot13.org (2)
  • unidentified (8)
  • veron.ch (4)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.6:

  • Attila Kinali (1)
  • Brendan Gallagher (8)
  • Chris Cormack (95)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Cindy Ames (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Frederic Demians (2)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Jen DeMuth (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (39)
  • Luce Barbey (1)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Veron (9)
  • Marc Véron (10)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (3)
  • Nick (3)
  • Nick Clemens (1)
  • Nicole Engard (3)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Paola Rossi (2)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Sean McGarvey (1)
  • Sophie Meynieux (1)
  • Thomas Misilo (1)
  • Koha Team AMU (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (91)
  • Hector Eduardo Castro Avalos (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (37)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)
  • Koha Team Lyon 3 (1)
  • Andreas Hedström Mace (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (6)
  • Signed-off-by for the Follow Up: Marc Veron (1)

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 3.18.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.10, which was released on September 4, 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 22 Apr 2015 21:23:04 Z #####

Koha Community Newsletter: March 2015

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 16:37
Koha Community Newsletter
March 2015

Volume 6, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.18.5.1 Released

by Galen Charlton
The members of the Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.5.1. This is a maintenance release.

As always you can download the tarball from download.koha-community.org or wait a little for the packages to be available at debian.koha-community.org

Koha 3.18.5.1 fixes an erratum in the 3.18.5 release where a change needed for the proper functioning of the patch for bug 13380 (Auto fill order cancellation reasons from authorised values) had not been included. Libraries who have already upgraded to 3.18.5 are advised to upgrade to 3.18.5.1 as soon as possible.

Koha 3.18.5.1 also includes an unrelated fix for bug 12399 (opaccredits printing at top on printable version).

Please read http://koha-community.org/koha-3-18-5-1-released/ for the release notes.

Koha 3.16.8 Released

by Mason James
The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.9.

This is the latest bugfix release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha. We recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

As always, you can wait a day or 2 for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org – or if you are still running from tarballs, you can download them at Koha Downloads.

You can read the full release notes at http://koha-community.org/koha-3-16-9-release/.

Koha 3.14.14 Released

by Fridolin Somers
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 3.14.14 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.14.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 3.14.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

You can read the full release notes at http://koha-community.org/koha-3-14-14-released/.

Community

5th Koha Italian Annual Meeting

On March 12, 2015 – Koha Gruppo Italiano organized the “5th Koha Italian Annual Meeting: Koha & SBN” as a part of the National Conference “Le Stelline“. Keynote speakers were Brendan Gallagher ( ByWater Solutions ), Paul Poulain ( BibLibre ) and Zeno Tajoli ( Cineca ). Gianluca di Bella ( Ebsco ) gave an introduction concerning the substantial grant given to the Koha Community for upgrading Koha. The meeting was moderated by Stefano Bargioni. We announced the substitution of Zebra with ElasticSearch in Koha and also further developments in the SBN module. These are both very important projects and will create a massive benefit respectively for the international and the Italian community. Event photos can be found on Flickr.

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Brendan Gallagher at ByWater Solutions writes about the Koha Fund Sub-committee and the responsibilities of volunteers.

BibLibre discusses the recent Hackfest in Marseille.

How To

Joy Nelson has some great tips for troubleshooting Scanners and Koha Search Forms.

Kyle Hall shows you how to set up Automatic updating of the Koha Offline Circulation borrowers file.

Let Vimal Kumar show you how to quickly resize a folder of patron images for upload.

Is your new Koha installation complaining of “missing perl modules”? Fix it with Vimal Kumar, as he shows you how to install perl modules through CPAN on Debian.


Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions will reimburse partner libraries for taking part in a Koha or open source speaking engagement. Nathan Carulla writes about this in his post, Koha Needs Your Help!.

Upcoming Events

April General IRC meeting

The April general IRC meeting will be held on the 8th at 19:00 UTC.

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

KohaCon 2015 [ UPDATE ]

Registration is now open!

They are also accepting presentation proposals – so Submit your talk!

Location:International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) lbadan, Nigeria
Dates: October 19 – 21

For more information, please see http://kohacon15.projektlinkkonsult.com/ .

Koha North American User Group Conference 2015

Dates: August 4-7, 2015
Location: Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania

Now accepting presentation proposals. From the announcement:

The Koha North American User Group Conference planning committee is seeking session proposals for the 2015 meeting on August 4-7, in Erie, PA. The committee invites proposals that: attract Koha end users such as librarians, technical services and support staff in libraries; offer work arounds for known system issues and bugs; highlight technological advances impacting Koha development; deliver work-flow best practices and innovative approaches to using Koha; utilize other open-source software within Koha; provide tips and tools for cataloging, serials management, accounts clean-up, patron uploads, record maintenance, and other system functions.

Submit session topics here.

Past Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March general IRC meeting was held on the 11th at 10:00 UTC.

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

March Fundraising IRC Meeting

An IRC meeting on the topic of fundraising for Koha development was held the 18th at 10:00 UTC.

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

Koha 3.16.9 released

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 18:55

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.9.

This is the latest bugfix release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha. We recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

As always, you can wait a day or two for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org – or if you are still running from tarballs, you can download them at http://download.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes


RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.9

29 Mar 2015

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 3.16.9 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.09.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 3.16.9 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements and 20 bugfixes.

Table of contents New features in Koha 3.16.9
Enhancements in Koha 3.16.9 OPAC
  • Give news in Opac a unique anchor (bug 13729)
Packaging
  • Koha-disable should also stop SIP/Zebra/Indexer for instance (bug 13785)
Test Suite
  • Add unit tests for C4::Boolean (bug 13814)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.9 Cataloging
  • AddBiblio fails on mysql with STRICT_TRANS_TABLES (major – bug 13523)
Templates
  • Delete record don’t wait for confirmation (major – bug 13254)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.9 Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Makefile.PL mentions win32 (normal – bug 13586)
Cataloging
  • $record->title is called even if marc flavour is UNIMARC (normal – bug 13635)
  • OPAC = hidden removes pull down from item form (normal – bug 13648)
Circulation
  • Returns via the checkouts tables uses the phrase “Returned” rather than “Checked in” (trivial – bug 13804)
I18N/L10N
  • Label layout types and text justification types are not translatable (normal – bug 11364)
  • “No fund found” not translatable (minor – bug 13741)
OPAC
  • Opaccredits printing at top on printable version (minor – bug 12399)
Packaging
  • Allow running Zebra daemon for disabled instances in packages (minor – bug 13784)
Patrons
  • _AUTHOR_ not replaced in relatives checkouts (normal – bug 13605)
Reports
  • Parameter public is lost on creating a report (normal – bug 13578)
SIP2
  • SIP tests : fix in 10renew_all.t (additional checkin) (minor – bug 9848)
Templates
  • Datatables paging for news page is broken (normal – bug 13858)
  • Serial collection page shows branchcode instead of branchname (minor – bug 13745)
  • Holds queue: Always show branch name, not branch code (minor – bug 13750)
  • Capitalization: Holds Queue (trivial – bug 13682)
Test Suite
  • T/db_dependent/XISBN.t should work on DOM too (normal – bug 12782)
Tools
  • Inventory: fix “wrong place” and “item not scanned” statuses (normal – bug 12631)
Web services
  • SVC bib bad encoding (normal – bug 13801)
New system preferences in Koha 3.16.9
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/3.16.9/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 (100%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (86%)
  • French (96%)
  • German (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (68%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (86%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (94%)

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 3.16.9 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen
    • Zeno Tajoli
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James
  • Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.9:

  • Rochelle (1)
  • Larry Baerveldt (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Julian FIOL (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (6)
  • Mason James (4)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Rafal Kopaczka (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Viktor Sarge (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Marc Véron (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.9:

  • BSZ BW (6)
  • BibLibre (11)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • KohaAloha (4)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • poczta.onet.pl (1)
  • pttk.fi (1)
  • regionhalland.se (1)
  • unidentified (7)
  • veron.ch (2)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.9:

  • Brendan Gallagher (9)
  • Chris Cormack (3)
  • joel aloi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Larry Baerveldt (3)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Veron (2)
  • Marc Véron (2)
  • Mason James (32)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Robin Sheat (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Nicole C. Engard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (5)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)

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)

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 29 Mar 2015 22:51:13 Z #####

Koha 3.14.14 released

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:18

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 3.14.14 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.14.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 3.14.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Table of contents Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.14 Circulation
  • Lost overdue items should not generate fines (major – bug 11872)
Label/patron card printing
  • Record titles with parentheses causing label weirdness (major – bug 13124)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.14
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.14
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/3.14.14/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • French (97%)
  • German (100%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Polish (62%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • 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

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

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.14 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 (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.14:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.14:

  • Kyle M Hall (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.14:

  • ByWater-Solutions (2)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.14:

  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Mason James (2)
  • Nick Clemens (1)

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

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 25 mars 2015 16:31:58 Z #####

Koha 3.18.5.1 released

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:48

The members of the Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.5.1. This is a maintenance release.

As always you can download the tarball from download.koha-community.org or wait a little for the packages to be available at debian.koha-community.org

Koha 3.18.5.1 fixes an erratum in the 3.18.5 release where a change needed for the proper functioning of the patch for bug 13380 (Auto fill order cancellation reasons from authorised values) had not been included. Libraries who have already upgraded to 3.18.5 are advised to upgrade to 3.18.5.1 as soon as possible.

Koha 3.18.5.1 also includes an unrelated fix for bug 12399 (opaccredits printing at top on printable version).

Please continue reading for the full release notes.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.5.1

23 Mar 2015

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 3.18.5.1 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.05.1.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 3.18.5.1 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements and 38 bugfixes.

Table of contents Enhancements in Koha 3.18.5.1 OPAC
  • Give news in Opac a unique anchor (bug 13729)
Packaging
  • Koha-disable should also stop SIP/Zebra/Indexer for instance (bug 13785)
Test Suite
  • Add unit tests for C4::Boolean (bug 13814)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5.1 Acquisitions
  • Suggestions reason doesn’t save (major – bug 13731)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Authorised_values.category is varchar(16) (major – bug 13379)
Cataloging
  • AddBiblio fails on mysql with STRICT_TRANS_TABLES (major – bug 13523)
Searching
  • INDEXER_DAEMON default is incorrect in koha-indexer (major – bug 13753)
  • Facets with accented utf-8 characters generate double encoded links (major – bug 13789)
Tools
  • Plugins fail when loading templates (critical – bug 13473)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5.1 Acquisitions
  • Auto fill order cancellation reasons from authorised values (normal – bug 13380)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Makefile.PL mentions win32 (normal – bug 13586)
  • DBIx connection needs to be cached (normal – bug 13645)
  • Koha/Number/Price.pm: format_for_editing fails 3 tests because of leading spaces in output (minor – bug 13836)
Cataloging
  • $record->title is called even if marc flavour is UNIMARC (normal – bug 13635)
  • OPAC = hidden removes pull down from item form (normal – bug 13648)
Circulation
  • On-site checkouts: Allow library to specifiy due date (trivial – bug 13647)
  • Returns via the checkouts tables uses the phrase “Returned” rather than “Checked in” (trivial – bug 13804)
Documentation
  • Add/update database documentation (normal – bug 10703)
  • Koha 3.18 Help Files (normal – bug 13771)
I18N/L10N
  • Label layout types and text justification types are not translatable (normal – bug 11364)
  • Translated item search not working (normal – bug 13700)
  • “No fund found” not translatable (minor – bug 13741)
  • Untranslatable strings in aqbudgetperiods.tt (trivial – bug 13350)
  • Untranslatable javascript in members.tt (trivial – bug 13351)
OPAC
  • Opaccredits printing at top on printable version (minor – bug 12399)
Packaging
  • Allow running Zebra daemon for disabled instances in packages (minor – bug 13784)
Patrons
  • _AUTHOR_ not replaced in relatives checkouts (normal – bug 13605)
  • Don’t show extra comma after guarantor name on patron details (minor – bug 13657)
Reports
  • Parameter public is lost on creating a report (normal – bug 13578)
Searching
  • Clean up noisy koha qa tool warnings (minor – bug 13787)
Serials
  • On creating a new subscription, notes fields get confused (normal – bug 13746)
SIP2
  • SIP tests : fix in 10renew_all.t (additional checkin) (minor – bug 9848)
System Administration
  • OpacSuppression description says ‘items’ but means ‘records’ (trivial – bug 13676)
Templates
  • Paging on some datatables slightly broken (normal – bug 13744)
  • Datatables paging for news page is broken (normal – bug 13858)
  • Serial collection page shows branchcode instead of branchname (minor – bug 13745)
  • Holds queue: Always show branch name, not branch code (minor – bug 13750)
  • ‘Stock number’ should be ‘Inventory number’ (trivial – bug 13593)
  • Capitalization: Holds Queue (trivial – bug 13682)
Tools
  • Inventory: fix “wrong place” and “item not scanned” statuses (normal – bug 12631)
  • Patron cards creator doesn’t work with diacritics, utf-8 or ttf fonts (minor – bug 13709)
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/3.18/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 (100%)
  • Armenian (98%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (85%)
  • French (98%)
  • German (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (62%)
  • Polish (80%)
  • Portuguese (98%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (80%)
  • 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 3.18.5.1 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen
    • Zeno Tajoli
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.5.1:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5.1:

  • Rochelle (1)
  • Nicole (8)
  • Larry Baerveldt (2)
  • Galen Charlton (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (17)
  • Nicole Engard (2)
  • Julian FIOL (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (11)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (2)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Viktor Sarge (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (5)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5.1:

  • BSZ BW (11)
  • BibLibre (23)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (15)
  • Catalyst (7)
  • Equinox (1)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (8)
  • pttk.fi (1)
  • regionhalland.se (1)
  • rot13.org (2)
  • unidentified (2)
  • veron.ch (5)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.5.1:

  • Brendan Gallagher (14)
  • Chris Cormack (69)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (4)
  • Galen Charlton (1)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (4)
  • joel aloi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (27)
  • Katrin Fischer (23)
  • Larry Baerveldt (4)
  • Magnus Enger (3)
  • Marc Veron (2)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Nick (1)
  • Nicole (3)
  • Nicole Engard (1)
  • Robin Sheat (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (67)
  • Nicole C. Engard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (13)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (3)

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 3.18.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.10, which was released on September 4, 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 3.18.5 Released

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:14

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.5. This is a maintenance release.
As always you can download the tarball from download.koha-community.org or wait a little for the packages to be available at debian.koha-community.org

Please continue reading for the full release notes.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.5

22 Mar 2015

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 3.18.5 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.05.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.18.5 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements and 36 bugfixes.

Table of contents Enhancements in Koha 3.18.5 OPAC
  • Give news in Opac a unique anchor (bug 13729)
Packaging
  • Koha-disable should also stop SIP/Zebra/Indexer for instance (bug 13785)
Test Suite
  • Add unit tests for C4::Boolean (bug 13814)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5 Acquisitions
  • Suggestions reason doesn’t save (major – bug 13731)
Cataloging
  • AddBiblio fails on mysql with STRICT_TRANS_TABLES (major – bug 13523)
Searching
  • INDEXER_DAEMON default is incorrect in koha-indexer (major – bug 13753)
  • Facets with accented utf-8 characters generate double encoded links (major – bug 13789)
Tools
  • Plugins fail when loading templates (critical – bug 13473)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5 Acquisitions
  • Auto fill order cancellation reasons from authorised values (normal – bug 13380)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Makefile.PL mentions win32 (normal – bug 13586)
  • DBIx connection needs to be cached (normal – bug 13645)
  • Koha/Number/Price.pm: format_for_editing fails 3 tests because of leading spaces in output (minor – bug 13836)
Cataloging
  • $record->title is called even if marc flavour is UNIMARC (normal – bug 13635)
  • OPAC = hidden removes pull down from item form (normal – bug 13648)
Circulation
  • On-site checkouts: Allow library to specifiy due date (trivial – bug 13647)
  • Returns via the checkouts tables uses the phrase “Returned” rather than “Checked in” (trivial – bug 13804)
Documentation
  • Add/update database documentation (normal – bug 10703)
  • Koha 3.18 Help Files (normal – bug 13771)
I18N/L10N
  • Label layout types and text justification types are not translatable (normal – bug 11364)
  • Translated item search not working (normal – bug 13700)
  • “No fund found” not translatable (minor – bug 13741)
  • Untranslatable strings in aqbudgetperiods.tt (trivial – bug 13350)
  • Untranslatable javascript in members.tt (trivial – bug 13351)
Packaging
  • Allow running Zebra daemon for disabled instances in packages (minor – bug 13784)
Patrons
  • _AUTHOR_ not replaced in relatives checkouts (normal – bug 13605)
  • Don’t show extra comma after guarantor name on patron details (minor – bug 13657)
Reports
  • Parameter public is lost on creating a report (normal – bug 13578)
Searching
  • Clean up noisy koha qa tool warnings (minor – bug 13787)
Serials
  • On creating a new subscription, notes fields get confused (normal – bug 13746)
SIP2
  • SIP tests : fix in 10renew_all.t (additional checkin) (minor – bug 9848)
System Administration
  • OpacSuppression description says ‘items’ but means ‘records’ (trivial – bug 13676)
Templates
  • Paging on some datatables slightly broken (normal – bug 13744)
  • Datatables paging for news page is broken (normal – bug 13858)
  • Serial collection page shows branchcode instead of branchname (minor – bug 13745)
  • Holds queue: Always show branch name, not branch code (minor – bug 13750)
  • ‘Stock number’ should be ‘Inventory number’ (trivial – bug 13593)
  • Capitalization: Holds Queue (trivial – bug 13682)
Tools
  • Inventory: fix “wrong place” and “item not scanned” statuses (normal – bug 12631)
  • Patron cards creator doesn’t work with diacritics, utf-8 or ttf fonts (minor – bug 13709)
New system preferences in Koha 3.18.5 System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required
Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook. The home page for Koha documentation is http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.18.5/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 (100%)
  • Armenian (98%)
  • Chinese (China) (91%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (85%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (87%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Kurdish (62%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (58%)
  • Polish (80%)
  • Portuguese (98%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (80%)
  • 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 3.18.5 is

    • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi<tomascohen@gmail.com>
    • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard<nengard@gmail.com>
    • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel<bgkriegel@gmail.com>
    • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer<katrin.fischer@bsz-bw.de>

QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton<gmc@esilibrary.com>
    • Jonathan Druart<jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
    • Brendan Gallagher<brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Kyle Hall<kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Julian Maurice<julian.maurice@biblibre.com>
    • Paul Poulain<paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
    • Martin Renvoize<martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Marcel de Rooy<m.de.rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen<alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Zeno Tajoli<z.tajoli@cineca.it>
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat<robin@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton<gmc@esilibrary.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers<fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall<kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.5:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5:

  • Rochelle (1)
  • Nicole (8)
  • Larry Baerveldt (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Chris Cormack (5)
  • Jonathan Druart (15)
  • Nicole Engard (2)
  • Julian FIOL (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (11)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (2)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Viktor Sarge (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5:

  • BSZ BW (11)
  • BibLibre (21)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (15)
  • Catalyst (5)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (8)
  • pttk.fi (1)
  • regionhalland.se (1)
  • rot13.org (2)
  • unidentified (2)
  • veron.ch (4)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.5:

  • Brendan Gallagher (13)
  • Chris Cormack (66)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (4)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (4)
  • joel aloi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (27)
  • Katrin Fischer (22)
  • Larry Baerveldt (4)
  • Magnus Enger (3)
  • Marc Veron (2)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Nick (1)
  • Nicole (3)
  • Nicole Engard (1)
  • Robin Sheat (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (66)
  • Nicole C. Engard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (12)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.18.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.10, which was released on September 4, 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 22 Mar 2015 05:45:05 Z #####

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2015

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:12
Koha Community Newsletter
February 2015

Volume 6, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.18.4 Released

by Chris Cormack
The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.4. This release contains one security fix and users are recommended to upgrade to this release.

You can either wait a day or 2 for the packages to be released, or you can download the tarball at Koha Downloads.

Please read http://koha-community.org/koha-3-18-4-released/ for the release notes.

Koha 3.16.8 Released

by Mason James
The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.8.

This is the latest release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha, and a bugfix release. We recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

You can either wait a day or 2 for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org, or if you are still running from tarballs – you can download them at Koha Downloads.

You can read the full release notes at koha-community.org/koha-3-16-8-release/.

Community

EBSCO Partners with Koha Community

by Sebastian Hierl, Ph.D.
The Koha Gruppo Italiano is delighted report that the close collaboration over several months with Gianluca Di Bella, Vice President EBSCO Latin Europe & Israel, led to EBSCO’s investment in Koha in support of ElasticSearch integration. Following the agreement between the Koha Gruppo Italiano, EBSCO and ByWater Solutions, the latter will coordinate the effort in order to complete the following developments by the end of 2015:

  • Strategic upgrade of Koha’s core full-text search engine technology to ElasticSearch
  • Increased functionality and accuracy of facets
  • Development of a browse function (author, title, subject, call number)
  • MARC to RDF crosswalk enhancing capability of linking to online data repositories
  • Greater flexibility in ingesting metadata schemes beyond MARC21
  • Improved speed
  • Enhanced patron functionality API access

Koha libraries will be able to chose between the current Zebra and the new ElasticSearch engine.

The financial support from EBSCO will be provided via the Koha Gruppo Italiano, founded by the American Academy in Rome, The American University of Rome, and the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce. ByWater Solutions will coordinate the development with key Koha contributors. In keeping with open source tradition, these enhancements to Koha are truly open source and will be available for others to use, modify, and redistribute.

The grant and initial work flow will be presented at the Hackfest 2015 in Marseille, organized by BibLibre from March 2nd to 6th, and presented at the national Italian library conference “Stelline” on March 12th in Milan.

Please contact the Koha Gruppo Italiano for any questions at kohagruppoitaliano@yahoo.it.

Koha News from India

by Abdullah al-Modabber
Prof. G. K. Chadha Library of South Asian University, established by the eight countries of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), is using the Koha Acquisitions module. The Acquisitions module makes the work of the librarian much easier than before. Patrons can send their requests using Koha purchase suggestions and track them through auto email notifications from Koha. This library started using Koha in October 2011. Initially cataloguing, patron and circulation modules were used by the Prof. G. K. Chadha Library. The OPAC of this library is http://library.sau.ac.in.

Community Gossip

Chris Cormack lists the areas in Koha with the most changes.

Galen Charlton discusses the myth of the authorized Koha service provider.

How To

Rocio Jordan explains the process for updating lost statuses in Koha.

Unexplained slow downs? Mario Guilin discusses one cause of server thrashing and how to prevent it.

Larry Baerveldt explains why you should set the OPACBaseURL system preference.

George Williams shares some jQuery code that will allow you to move overdues to top of checkout table.

Vimal Kumar shows you how to create labels that display branch code, call number and accession number.

Upcoming Events

5th Koha Italian Annual Meeting

Koha Workshop in Nigeria

by Akin Adigun
Bowen University Library, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria is the foremost user of KOHA Open Source Integrated Library System in Nigeria. We have tested, and are satisfied with the sustainability and trusted services of the Koha ILS, hence we want other Libraries and/or other organisations to benefit from the usefulness of this software through our Maiden Workshop Training coming up from 18th – 20th March, 2015 at Timothy Olagbemiro Library, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria.

KohaCon 2015 [ UPDATE ]

Registration is now open!

They are also accepting presentation proposals – so Submit your talk!

Location:International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) lbadan, Nigeria
Dates: October 19 – 21

For more information, please see http://kohacon15.projektlinkkonsult.com/ .

Koha North American User Group Conference 2015

Dates: August 4-7, 2015
Location: Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania

Now accepting presentation proposals. From the announcement:

The Koha North American User Group Conference planning committee is seeking session proposals for the 2015 meeting on August 4-7, in Erie, PA. The committee invites proposals that: attract Koha end users such as librarians, technical services and support staff in libraries; offer work arounds for known system issues and bugs; highlight technological advances impacting Koha development; deliver work-flow best practices and innovative approaches to using Koha; utilize other open-source software within Koha; provide tips and tools for cataloging, serials management, accounts clean-up, patron uploads, record maintenance, and other system functions.

Submit session topics here.

Past Events

Koha Training in Bangladesh

by Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid
A 10-day course on Integrated Library System and Digital Library Software was organized successfully by the EWU Library team from 11 to 24 February, 2015 at the request of Bank and Financial Institution Division, Ministry of Finance for the officials of the banking sector of Bangladesh. Twenty officials (Library & IT) from ten Governments and Autonomous Banks of Bangladesh, participated in this course. The training covered Digital Library Overview, Library Management Software: Koha, Greenstone Digital Library Software and MARC21 Cataloguing. This training course was conducted in a hands-on and interactive way.

The closing ceremony of the 10-day training course on ‘Integrated Library System and Digital Library Software’ was held at East West University on 24 February 2015. Prof Ahmed Shafee, Vice-Chancellor, East West University was the Chief Guest at the closing session. The training course was coordinated by Dr. Dilara Begum, Head of Library, East West University. The participants were enthusiastic about applying the new digital technology in library and information centers.

February General IRC Meeting

The February general IRC meeting was held on the 11th at 19 UTC.

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

February Development IRC Meeting

The February Development IRC meeting was held February 5 2015 at 15 and 22 UTC.

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

Koha 3.16.8 Release

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:04

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.8.

This is the latest release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha, this is a bugfix release. We recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

http://download.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.8 26 Feb 2015 ======================================================================== 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 3.16.8 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.08.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 3.16.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release. New features in 3.16.8 ====================== ---------- Enhancements in 3.16.8 ====================== ---------- Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.8 ====================== Command-line Utilities ---------- 12856 blocker Koha-disable fails without disabling site OPAC ---------- 12858 major Syndetics index apreciably slow page load for items without result at Syndetics Packaging ---------- 13431 critical Shared FastMmap file causes issues Patrons ---------- 13602 major Username/password already exists when editing borrower attributes and messaging preferences SIP2 ---------- 13432 major SIP Server does not respect timeout setting Test Suite ---------- 12642 major SMS.t requires a database Other bugs fixed in 3.16.8 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 12323 normal Acquisitions search results fixed in order of biblionumber 13333 normal Basket group is not displayed for already received orders Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 13201 normal GetSuggestion takes suggestionid 13343 normal Items are not embedded when sending a basket/shelf Cataloging ---------- 13331 normal Subfield does not show in cataloging editor - if subfield is disabled in OPAC/enabled in Staff, via frameworks 13603 normal AutoBarcode setting hbyymmincr not taking month into account when looking up next increment Circulation ---------- 13025 minor Software error: Undefined subroutine &C4::Circulation::HasOverdues called at /home/koha/kohaclone/C4/Circulation.pm line 1925 Installation and upgrade (web-based installer) ---------- 11954 minor Clean up currency default files MARC Bibliographic data support ---------- 10241 normal Easy analyticals creates two 773 fields. Search/link from host to children is broken Notices ---------- 3186 normal Invalid or uninstalled SMSSendDriver (or bad number format) causes process_message_queue to fail OPAC ---------- 12861 minor Noisy warns in C4/AuthoritiesMarc.pm 13339 minor Cart button doesn't open the cart 11345 trivial Self registration captcha Patrons ---------- 13458 normal Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search System Administration ---------- 13401 minor Sort branches alphabetically in admin/authorised_values.pl Templates ---------- 13638 minor Batch patron modification tool missing option to switch language Tools ---------- 12705 normal News not possible for one sublanguage if two sublanguages are installed 12860 normal Tools > Data export : "Don't export fields" option doesn't work Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 12823 minor Add some hints for Host, Database and SRU search fields mappings New sysprefs in 3.16.8 ====================== 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%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * French (96%) * German (99%) * Italian (99%) * Kurdish (68%) * Polish (99%) * Portuguese (99%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (86%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (94%) 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 3.16.8 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Ruth Bavousett Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Tomás Cohen Arazi Jared Camins-Esakov Kyle Hall Bug Wranglers: Chris Cormack Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Database Documentation Managers: Joy Nelson Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.8: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.8. * Justin (1) * Thomas (1) * Jacek Ablewicz (2) * Chris Cormack (1) * Jonathan Druart (7) * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1) * Mason James (5) * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (3) * Owen Leonard (2) * Kyle M Hall (5) * Liz Rea (1) * Martin Renvoize (1) * Fridolin Somers (1) * Mark Tompsett (1) * Marc Véron (1) We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.8 * ACPL (2) * BibLibre (8) * ByWater-Solutions (5) * Catalyst (2) * KohaAloha (5) * PTFS-Europe (1) * biblos.pk.edu.pl (2) * jns.fi (3) * live.com (1) * unidentified (3) * veron.ch (1) We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.8. * Chris Cormack (5) * Colin Campbell (1) * David Cook (1) * Jeanne Heicher (1) * Jonathan Druart (8) * Katrin Fischer (11) * Marc Veron (1) * Marc Véron (4) * Mark Tompsett (1) * Martin Renvoize (1) * Mason James (30) * Paola Rossi (1) * Robin Sheat (2) * wajasu (1) * Tomas Cohen Arazi (1) * Kyle M Hall (12) * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1) * Marcel de Rooy (3) 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 3.18.4, which was released on February 22, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 Feb 2015 06:01:18 Z #####

Koha 3.18.4 released

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 19:04

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.4. This release contains one security fix and users are recommended to upgrade to this release.
Please continue reading for the full release notes.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.4

22 Feb 2015

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 3.18.4 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.04.tar.gz or use the packages which will available shortly.

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 3.18.4 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 security fix, 2 enhancements and 45 bugfixes.

Table of contents Security fixes for Koha 3.18.4 OPAC
  • Questionable logic regarding session handling in C4::Auth::checkauth() 12594
Enhancements in Koha 3.18.4 About
  • More System information about GRS1 vs DOM settings (bug 13404)
Authentication
  • Auth.pm needs a tidy (bug 13499)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.4 Acquisitions
  • Editing amount in Acquisitions budget causes error due to formatting (major – bug 13352)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Admin/auth_subfields_structure.pl does not compile in older perls (major – bug 13544)
  • Koha::Schema should be lazy-loaded (major – bug 13690)
Circulation
  • There is a bug in overdues if you have overdues that match a rule, and have some items due in the future they are included in the list of overdues (major – bug 13679)
OPAC
  • Syndetics index apreciably slow page load for items without result at Syndetics (major – bug 12858)
Packaging
  • Shared FastMmap file causes issues (critical – bug 13431)
Patrons
  • Username/password already exists when editing borrower attributes and messaging preferences (major – bug 13602)
Searching
  • Search results item status incorrect for holds (major – bug 13636)
Serials
  • “Template process failed: undef error – Invalid local time for date in time zone” (major – bug 12669)
SIP2
  • SIP Server does not respect timeout setting (major – bug 13432)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.4 Acquisitions
  • Acquisitions search results fixed in order of biblionumber (normal – bug 12323)
  • Deleting parent fund will orphan child funds, leaving them un-editable. (normal – bug 12905)
  • On inserting an order, the parent_ordernumber attribute is not set to the object (normal – bug 13319)
  • Basket group is not displayed for already received orders (normal – bug 13333)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • GetSuggestion takes suggestionid (normal – bug 13201)
  • Items are not embedded when sending a basket/shelf (normal – bug 13343)
  • Branchcodes should not be allowed to have spaces in them (normal – bug 13441)
Authentication
  • Auth.pm code issues (trivial – bug 13521)
Cataloging
  • AutoBarcode setting hbyymmincr not taking month into account when looking up next increment (normal – bug 13603)
Circulation
  • Software error: Undefined subroutine &C4::Circulation::HasOverdues called at /home/koha/kohaclone/C4/Circulation.pm line 1925 (minor – bug 13025)
Command-line Utilities
  • Koha-translate -l -a shows po files instead of language codes (normal – bug 13728)
Hold requests
  • Holds ratios report ignores ordered items (minor – bug 13298)
  • Patron holds table not loading when holds tab anchor is used (minor – bug 13670)
I18N/L10N
  • Title and breadcrumb of Patron form can look weird in translations (minor – bug 13450)
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • Update Polish web installer sample data files (normal – bug 13373)
  • Clean up currency default files (minor – bug 11954)
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • Easy analyticals creates two 773 fields. Search/link from host to children is broken (normal – bug 10241)
OPAC
  • Add patron cardnumber to self registration confirmation (normal – bug 13599)
  • Noisy warns in C4/AuthoritiesMarc.pm (minor – bug 12861)
  • Holds and priority display via OPACShowHoldQueueDetails confusing (minor – bug 13335)
  • Cart button doesn’t open the cart (minor – bug 13339)
  • Self registration captcha (trivial – bug 11345)
Searching
  • Item search: Not possible to add other search fields from 952? (normal – bug 13562)
  • The language filter in advance search doen’t work with DOM MARC21 – NORMARC (minor – bug 12948)
System Administration
  • Check for Change in Remote IP address for Session Security. Disable when remote ip address changes frequently. (normal – bug 5511)
  • Sort branches alphabetically in admin/authorised_values.pl (minor – bug 13401)
Templates
  • Change “mobile phone” label back to “other phone” (normal – bug 13142)
  • On receiving, “vendor note” label should not be displayed if nothing to display (normal – bug 13270)
  • Date sorting on accounts (fines) tab doesn’t work correctly (normal – bug 13525)
  • Biblioitems.size value not correctly displayed (more) (minor – bug 13268)
  • Batch patron modification tool missing option to switch language (minor – bug 13638)
  • Authorized Values toolbar missing ‘+’ Icons (trivial – bug 13587)
Test Suite
  • Suggestions.t expects sample itemtypes (minor – bug 13457)
Tools
  • Tools > Data export : “Don’t export fields” option doesn’t work (normal – bug 12860)
Web services
  • OAI Server doesn’t handle properly resumption token (normal – bug 13568)
New system preferences in Koha 3.18.4
  • SessionRestrictionByIP
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/3.18/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) (94%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (85%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • French (95%)
  • French (Canada) (79%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (64%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (59%)
  • Polish (82%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (82%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (91%)

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 3.18.4 is

    • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
    • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
    • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
    • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>

QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
    • Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
    • Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
    • Julian Maurice <julian.maurice@biblibre.com>
    • Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
    • Martin Renvoize <martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen <alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com>
    • Zeno Tajoli <z.tajoli@cineca.it>
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.4:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.4:

  • Abby (1)
  • Justin (1)
  • Thomas (1)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Chris Cormack (8)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (3)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Amit Gupta (2)
  • Rolando Isidoro (1)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (2)
  • Rafal Kopaczka (3)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (12)
  • Martin Renvoize (7)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Zeno Tajoli (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.4:

  • ACPL (4)
  • BSZ BW (3)
  • BibLibre (17)
  • BigBallOfWax (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • Catalyst (6)
  • Cineca (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (7)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • Tamil (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (3)
  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (2)
  • jns.fi (2)
  • live.com (1)
  • poczta.onet.pl (3)
  • unidentified (8)
  • veron.ch (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.4:

  • Aleisha (1)
  • Chris (2)
  • Chris Cormack (86)
  • Christophe Brocquet (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Colin Campbell (2)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Heather Braum (1)
  • Jeanne Heicher (1)
  • John Andrews (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (20)
  • Katrin Fischer (31)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Veron (1)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (6)
  • Nick (2)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Paola Rossi (6)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Sean McGarvey (1)
  • Sheila Kearns (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (69)
  • Kyle M Hall (23)
  • 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.18.x.

The last Koha release was 3.18.3, which was released on January 22, 2015.

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 22 Feb 2015 23:30:43 Z #####

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2015

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:31
Koha Community Newsletter
January 2015

Volume 6, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.18.3 Released

by Chris Cormack
The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.3.

This is the latest release of the current stable branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.18.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

Koha Downloads.

Full release notes can be found here.

Koha 3.16.7 Released

by Mason James
The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.7.

This is the latest release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

Koha Downloads.

Full release notes can be found here.

Koha 3.14.12 Released

by Fridolin Somers
Koha 3.14.13 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.13.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 3.14.13 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.
We strongly recommend all 3.14.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

It includes 2 security fixes and 6 bugfixes.

Full release notes can be found here.

Bugs and Features

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

Following patches submitted by Jonathan Druart at BibLibre.

Hea

A website to collect data from libraries using Koha.

http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaUsageStat_RFC

The feature is pushed and is in the 3.18 release.
And it will certainly be present in 3.16 soon.

Improved UTF-8 Handling

A big improvement for handling utf-8 in Koha has been pushed (bug 11944).
Encoding problems will be easier to fix.
Please let developers know if you see any encoding problems.

Tax rewrite ready to be tested

Original email announcement on koha-devel list here.
Testing needed!!!.

Librarians using the acquisition module are strongly encouraged to give
their opinion/feedback on this patch.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Stockholm University Library chooses Koha!!. Read the announcement and project report on the University’s blog.

Community Gossip

Chris Cormack reports on the success of the Catalyst Open Source Academy 2015.

Read this Case study on Meadville Public Library’s now 13-year odyssey of discovering, selecting and using Koha.

How To

Parentheses in subject links got you down? Let Christopher Brannon show you how to
remove parenthesis from koha URLs with jQuery.

Nick Clemens explains how you can use MarcEdit to batch modify bib records Koha

Vimal Kumar recently posted a tutorial on how to add a staff patron in Koha.


Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions announces new koha crowd funding site. Read the announcement.

BibLibre is looking for two interns for this Summer. For more details check out their November 2014 Newsletter [ last paragraph of intro ].

BibLibre posts their contributions to Koha in 2014.

Koha News from Austria

by Stephan Witoszynskyj

Our Koha installation is now online! We are a small Ukrainian greek-catholic parish library located in Vienna, Austria. We started using Koha about a year ago and, finally, managed to get a public server and migrated our installation to this server.

At the same time we integrated our web-page into our Koha installation to provide our users a seamless user experience. The goal was to present our catalogue in a way that makes it also accessible to readers who are not used using electronic catalogues.

I wish to thank everyone in the Koha community who provided help, either by answering my questions on this lists or by creating all those amazing resources one can find on the web (video tutorials, blogs, the Koha wiki, …). All those things make Koha great and fun to work with.

Please, visit our site and let me know your comments and feedback.

Of course, we would be happy to be added to the list of Koha users on the Koha web-site:
Public Library of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Parish St. Barbara, Vienna, Austria
http://library.st-barbara-austria.org/

Koha News from Finland

by Olli-Antti Kivilahti

The Joensuu Regional Library migrated to Koha 3.14.XXX 2nd of July 2014 and has been using Koha about 6 months now.
We have around 28 branches, bookmobiles and other faculty libraries in our consortium, where Valtimo being our newest addition outside the initial Koha consortium.
Some figures to follow:

  • Inhabitants ~120 000 of which 53 000 active borrowers.
  • Circulation/year ~2 500 000 Checkouts/Renewals
  • Collection ~1 000 000 Items

During years 2014-15 we are targeting to grow our consortium to the whole North Carelian Province.
The population we would serve is around:

  • Inhabitants 166 000 with 69 000 active borrowers
  • Circulation/year 3 300 000
  • Collection 1 600 000 Items

We will have a unified Koha installation with unified circulation rules and will try to streamline and normalize operational rules throughout the forming cooperative, while providing a smooth service to all borrowers regardless of their city or municipality across the whole province.

Finnish libraries have some quite distinct needs compared to what was initially available from the Koha community edition, for example to be able to display component parts and edit/import/create them smoothly. Also one big modification was allowing one borrower to place multiple holds on the same biblio, so teachers and study groups could borrow books for their classes.
Also a ton of other minor modifications and integrations to 3rd party vendors. We are aiming to incorporate as much of our work to the master branch, where feasible.

Koha has stirred national interest in Finland, in the wake of whole Scandinavia adopting Koha in various libraries. We believe we won’t be the only public library in Finland using Koha for long.
We are constantly being approached by other public and academic libraries throughout the nation to come and see our Koha in action!

On November the 19th of 2014 we were awarded the Ministry of Culture and Education’s library innovators award as a show of support for our struggles to bring open source to Finnish libraries. (http://vimeo.com/111650768)

BTW, we are planning to host a Koha-party next spring and are inviting staff from Finnish libraries and abroad. We are hoping to attract both librarians and programmers to join our Northern meetup!
The event is held on 21-22nd of May and on saturday the 23rd we are hosting an excursion to visit the Koli National Park.
More information to follow.

Koha News from Bahrain

by Ketan Kulkarni

We are glad to report that koha has been implemented successfully at
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies
(DERASAT) with collaborative efforts of Engineers at DERASAT and First
Ray Consulting, Pune, an India based consulting firm. Here, LDAP and
RFID have also been implemented and they work with koha. Mapping of
library cardnumber and LDAP field was a blocker issue for some time.
However, a new field for card-number was created in the active
directory (LDAP) and mapped in koha to get around this. Online
dcoumentation provided by koha community was of immense help. We thank
koha-community for the same!

Upcoming Events

Hackfest 2015 in Marseille

BibLibre posted some updates about the upcoming Hackfest in Marseille.

Dates: March 2015 2nd to 6th

Read the full announcement.

North American Koha Conference 2015 [ UPDATE ]

Dates announced:

August 4-7, 2015

The conference will be held by:
Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania

…more on this as details emerge!!

Past Events

January General IRC Meeting

The January general IRC meeting was held on the 14th at 10 UTC.

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

January Development IRC Meeting

The January Development IRC meeting was held the 21st at 15 UTC.

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

Koha 3.16.7 Release

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 20:39

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.7.

This is the latest release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

http://download.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.7 24 Jan 2015 ======================================================================== 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 3.16.7 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.07.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 3.16.7 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 5 enhancements and 46 bugfixes. New features in 3.16.7 ====================== ---------- Enhancements in 3.16.7 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 7372 RoadTypes should be folded into Authorised Values Circulation ---------- 13408 Tell librarians they may continue scanning while checkouts table is loading I18N/L10N ---------- 13400 Untranslatable "Are you sure you want to delete this authority?" Label/patron card printing ---------- 13407 Remove methods which are included in the 0.36 release of PDF::Reuse Staff Client ---------- 13406 Authority MARC display impossible to style via CSS Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.7 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 13296 critical Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities Circulation ---------- 13293 critical Regression: Override renewal limit option broken with AJAX circ 11872 major Lost overdue items should not generate fines 12778 major Regression: Item lost status doesn't show in list of checkouts 12895 major Dropbox mode doesn't work correctly Label/patron card printing ---------- 13124 major Record titles with parentheses causing label weirdness OPAC ---------- 13510 blocker Cross site scripting in opac lists 13609 critical Cross Site Scripting problem in authority search Patrons ---------- 12971 critical Regression: Patron print summary doesn't show checkouts Searching ---------- 13425 critical There is an xss vulnerability in 3.16, 3.18 and master in the opac and intranet facets 13428 major Fix facet deletion Staff Client ---------- 12892 major Holds Waiting: not showing from check out screen Tools ---------- 13522 major Tools/viewlog.pl does not compile in older perls Other bugs fixed in 3.16.7 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 13378 normal There is no way to search suggestions not linked to a fund 12059 minor Publisher code always empty on invoice 12565 minor Acq: Link to basket in breadcrumbs broken Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 12868 normal GetMemberDetails calls GetMemberAccountRecords incorrectly 13360 normal C4::Ris considers that hashes are ordered Cataloging ---------- 13416 trivial Typo in marc21_leader.pl position 5 (record status) Circulation ---------- 13020 normal Checkouts table default ordering is incorrect 13168 normal "Today's checkouts" sort improperly because issuedate lacks seconds. 13195 normal Regression: Circulation checkouts table no longer shows item type description 13236 normal Regression: Table of checkouts no longer preselects overdue items for rewewal 13253 minor Unnecessary white space above checkouts table in circulation 13286 minor Checkouts table due date not updated when an item is renewed. 13290 minor Add better feedback for returns to the checkouts table 13537 minor Focus should move to barcode after renewing via checkouts table Hold requests ---------- 13122 normal Patron holds table no longer display date item went in transit I18N/L10N ---------- 13341 normal Hard-coded "Preview" text in OPAC openlibrary.js 13410 trivial Untranslatable "Change messaging preferences to default for this category?" 13422 trivial SCO: "Would you like to print a receipt" not translatable Notices ---------- 12922 normal Do not DIE the advance_notices.pl -cronjob if "no letter of * type" is found 13504 normal The marker '----' is not removed for CHECKIN and CHECKOUT OPAC ---------- 985 normal Deleting from OPAC Virtual Shelves crashes 12428 normal "OPAC info" is not displayed in the OPAC 13469 minor Unapi path to XSLTs is wrong in OPAC Patrons ---------- 13458 normal Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search 13502 normal A bug was introduced by 1861 - meaning borrowers sometimes cant be added Reports ---------- 13447 normal Runreport.pl html email fails Templates ---------- 13369 normal [Datatables] tr and td are not correctly highlighted 13459 normal Datatables paging slightly broken 9958 trivial RoutingSerials description misleading 13017 trivial Login page image replacement technique fails when browser width exceeds 2000 pixels Test Suite ---------- 13453 minor Koha.t daily quote tests assume sample data Tools ---------- 13167 minor Stage MARC for Import hangs for biblio containing valid 979* ISBN-13 Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 12823 minor Add some hints for Host, Database and SRU search fields mappings New sysprefs in 3.16.7 ====================== 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%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * French (96%) * German (99%) * Italian (99%) * Kurdish (68%) * Polish (92%) * Portuguese (100%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (86%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (94%) 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 3.16.7 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Ruth Bavousett Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Tomás Cohen Arazi Jared Camins-Esakov Kyle Hall Bug Wranglers: Chris Cormack Magnus Enger Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux Database Documentation Managers: Joy Nelson Samuel Desseaux Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.7: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.7. * Chris (1) * Liz (1) * Colin Campbell (1) * Tomas Cohen Arazi (1) * David Cook (1) * Chris Cormack (4) * Frédéric Demians (1) * Marcel de Rooy (3) * Jonathan Druart (11) * Katrin Fischer (6) * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2) * Mason James (10) * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (2) * Owen Leonard (5) * Kyle M Hall (15) * Chris Nighswonger (2) * Martin Renvoize (1) * Fridolin Somers (1) * Lyon3 Team (1) * Mark Tompsett (2) * Marc Véron (3) We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.7 * ACPL (5) * BSZ BW (6) * BibLibre (12) * BigBallOfWax (2) * ByWater-Solutions (15) * Catalyst (3) * Foundations (2) * KohaAloha (9) * PTFS-Europe (2) * Prosentient Systems (1) * Rijksmuseum (3) * Tamil (1) * Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1) * jns.fi (2) * unidentified (6) * vbox1.kohaaloha.com (1) * veron.ch (3) We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.7. * Chris (4) * Chris Cormack (8) * Christopher Brannon (2) * Colin Campbell (1) * Frederic Demians (2) * Jonathan Druart (15) * Katrin Fischer (32) * Liz Rea (1) * Marc Veron (2) * Marc Véron (2) * Mark Tompsett (3) * Martin Renvoize (4) * mason (2) * Mason James (54) * Nick Clemens (5) * Owen Leonard (12) * Paola Rossi (2) * Rafal Kopaczka (1) * Thomas (1) * Tomas Cohen Arazi (13) * Kyle M Hall (17) * 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 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 3.18.3, which was released on January 22, 2015. 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 24 Jan 2015 00:54:26 Z #####

Koha 3.14.13 released

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:29

Koha 3.14.13 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.13.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 3.14.13 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.
We strongly recommend all 3.14.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

It includes 2 security fixes and 6 bugfixes.

Table of contents Security fixes in Koha 3.14.13
  • Cross site scripting vector in OPAC lists (bug 13510)
  • Cross Site Scripting problem in OPAC authority search (bug 13609)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.13 Cataloging
  • Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities (critical – bug 13296)
Circulation
  • Backdating returns with SpecifiyReturnDate causes fines for items not overdue! (critical – bug 12596)
OPAC
  • Cross site scripting in opac lists (blocker – bug 13510)
  • Links in every patron self-registration email points to a single borrower (critical – bug 12371)
  • Sending a list has malformed links (major – bug 12849)
Templates
  • Suggestions: ‘Organize by’ and correct display of tab descriptions broken (major – bug 10519)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.13 OPAC
  • “OPAC info” is not displayed in the OPAC (normal – bug 12428)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.13
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/3.14.13/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%)
  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • French (97%)
  • German (99%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Polish (62%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • 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

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

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.13 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 (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.13:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.13:

  • Chris (1)
  • Liz (1)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.13:

  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • Catalyst (2)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
  • unidentified (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.13:

  • Chris (1)
  • Chris Cormack (3)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (13)
  • Galen Charlton (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Mason James (5)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)

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

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 janv. 2015 14:08:41 Z #####

Koha 3.18.3 Released

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:38

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.3.

This is the latest release of the current stable branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.18.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

http://downloads.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.3 22 Jan 2015 ======================================================================== 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 3.18.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.03.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 3.18.3 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 2 security fixes, 10 enhancements and 38 bugfixes. Security fix in 3.18.3 ====================== OPAC ---------- 13510 Cross site scripting vector in OPAC lists 13609 Cross Site Scripting problem in OPAC authority search Enhancements in 3.18.3 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 10753 Creating suggestions for 'Any library' uses _ANY as branchcode Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 13570 Koha-conf.xml mentions win32 Cataloging ---------- 13218 Usability enhancement for z39.50 search Circulation ---------- 13408 Tell librarians they may continue scanning while checkouts table is loading Developer documentation ---------- 12889 Improving documentation in C4::Members.pm I18N/L10N ---------- 13400 Untranslatable "Are you sure you want to delete this authority?" Label/patron card printing ---------- 13407 Remove methods which are included in the 0.36 release of PDF::Reuse Packaging ---------- 13571 Koha-conf.xml.in has fallen out of sync with koha-conf.xml System Administration ---------- 13436 Add more options to UsageStatsLibraryType Test Suite ---------- 13264 Full stack encoding tests (UTF-8) Critical bugs fixed in 3.18.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 11872 major Lost overdue items should not generate fines 12895 major Dropbox mode doesn't work correctly Label/patron card printing ---------- 13124 major Record titles with parentheses causing label weirdness Tools ---------- 13522 major Tools/viewlog.pl does not compile in older perls Other bugs fixed in 3.18.3 ====================== About ---------- 13579 normal History file should be open using utf-8 encoding Acquisitions ---------- 13378 normal There is no way to search suggestions not linked to a fund 12059 minor Publisher code always empty on invoice 12565 minor Acq: Link to basket in breadcrumbs broken Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 12868 normal GetMemberDetails calls GetMemberAccountRecords incorrectly 13360 normal C4::Ris considers that hashes are ordered Authentication ---------- 1861 normal Unique patrons logins not (totally) enforced Cataloging ---------- 13416 trivial Typo in marc21_leader.pl position 5 (record status) Circulation ---------- 13290 minor Add better feedback for returns to the checkouts table 13537 minor Focus should move to barcode after renewing via checkouts table I18N/L10N ---------- 13341 normal Hard-coded "Preview" text in OPAC openlibrary.js 13357 normal Untranslatable strings on itemsearch.tt 13410 trivial Untranslatable "Change messaging preferences to default for this category?" 13422 trivial SCO: "Would you like to print a receipt" not translatable 13566 trivial Change translation for 'Rotating collection' in German web installer Installation and upgrade (web-based installer) ---------- 13285 minor Updatedatabase throws an error if opacthemes is not set MARC Bibliographic record staging/import ---------- 13530 trivial Typo in bulkmarcimport Notices ---------- 12922 normal Do not DIE the advance_notices.pl -cronjob if "no letter of * type" is found 13504 normal The marker '----' is not removed for CHECKIN and CHECKOUT OPAC ---------- 12702 normal Suggestions still accessible in OPAC when deactivated Patrons ---------- 13458 normal Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search 13502 normal A bug was introduced by 1861 - meaning borrowers sometimes cant be added 13526 minor Mandatory fields should not be able to be hidden in borrower self-registration Reports ---------- 13447 normal Runreport.pl html email fails Templates ---------- 8096 normal Card number twice on patron search results 13369 normal [Datatables] tr and td are not correctly highlighted 13459 normal Datatables paging slightly broken 13487 normal DataTables pagination needs some fixes 13564 minor Items search: rename Stock number to Inventory number 9958 trivial RoutingSerials description misleading 13017 trivial Login page image replacement technique fails when browser width exceeds 2000 pixels Test Suite ---------- 13453 minor Koha.t daily quote tests assume sample data Tools ---------- 13167 minor Stage MARC for Import hangs for biblio containing valid 979* ISBN-13 Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 12823 minor Add some hints for Host, Database and SRU search fields mappings 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/3.18/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 (99%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (83%) * French (95%) * German (99%) * Italian (99%) * Kurdish (64%) * Polish (82%) * Portuguese (95%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (99%) * Swedish (82%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (91%) 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 3.18.3 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com> Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com> Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com> Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Julian Maurice <julian.maurice@biblibre.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Martin Renvoize <martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com> Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl> Bug Wranglers: Alex Sassmannshausen <alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com> Zeno Tajoli <z.tajoli@cineca.it> Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com> Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com> Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.3: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.3. * Aleisha (1) * Thomas (1) * शंतनू (1) * Rochelle (2) * Liz (3) * Colin Campbell (2) * Tomás Cohen Arazi (10) * David Cook (1) * Chris Cormack (10) * Frédéric Demians (1) * Marcel de Rooy (3) * Jonathan Druart (17) * Katrin Fischer (5) * Bernardo González Kriegel (1) * Morag Hills (2) * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1) * Owen Leonard (2) * Kyle M Hall (9) * Chris Nighswonger (2) * Martin Renvoize (1) * Robin Sheat (1) * Emmanuele Somma (1) * Zeno Tajoli (10) * Lyon3 Team (1) * Mark Tompsett (3) * Marc Véron (5) We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.3 * ACPL (2) * BSZ BW (5) * BibLibre (17) * BigBallOfWax (5) * ByWater-Solutions (9) * Catalyst (6) * Catalyst Open Source Academy (5) * Cineca (10) * Foundations (2) * PTFS-Europe (3) * Prosentient Systems (1) * Rijksmuseum (3) * Tamil (1) * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (11) * Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1) * bancaditalia.it (1) * jns.fi (1) * unidentified (8) * veron.ch (5) We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.3. * Abby (1) * Chris (6) * Chris Cormack (96) * Christopher Brannon (2) * Colin Campbell (1) * Frederic Demians (2) * Jonathan Druart (32) * Katrin Fischer (47) * Marc Veron (1) * Marc Véron (3) * Mark Tompsett (3) * Martin Renvoize (11) * Nick Clemens (4) * Owen Leonard (6) * Paola Rossi (3) * Robin Sheat (1) * Rochelle (1) * Thomas (1) * Manuel Cohen Arazi (1) * Tomas Cohen Arazi (86) * Kyle M Hall (16) * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1) * Marcel de Rooy (3) 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 3.18.x. The last Koha release was 3.14.10, which was released on September 4, 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)