Koha 3.14.8 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.8.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.8

26 juin 2014

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

The website for the Koha project is http://koha-community.org and Koha 3.14.8 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.08.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 3.14.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 15 enhancement and 50 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.8

Acquisitions

  • [Signed-Off] OrderPdfFormat pref description could be more verbose (bug #11459)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • RoadTypes should be folded into Authorised Values (bug #7372)
  • Make “All” one of the default options for datatables (bug #11555)
  • DT: default entry is 20 (bug #11605)
  • Sample_only_param_tables.sql is not usable (bug #11957)

Cataloging

  • Add edit item links to record details page (bug #11746)

Circulation

  • Add cardnumber and phonenumber columns to the branch overdues circulation report. (bug #11359)

Label/patron card printing

  • Add table sorting to patron card batches (bug #12018)

OPAC

  • Show counts and amounts on OPAC your summary tabs (bug #11465)

Staff Client

  • Show warning on About page:System information if no active currency is defined (bug #11772)

System Administration

  • Use validation plugin when creating new OAI set (bug #11806)

Templates

  • Style button on notices and slips page with Bootstrap (bug #9677)
  • Upgrade jQueryUI to latest version in the staff client (bug #11570)
  • Add table sorters to label batches (bug #11946)

Tools

  • Bulkmarcimport does not append in logfile (bug #11850)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.8

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Z39.50 search page does not check authorization (major – 11715)

Circulation

  • Reserve rules with itemtype on biblio (major – 9532)

Packaging

  • Package dependency updates for master (blocker – 12234)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.8

Acquisitions

  • Add a couple of unit tests for C4::Acq::GetOrder(minor- 11550)
  • Set overlay and import status translatable in addorderiso2709.tt(minor- 11845)
  • Sample of currencies with a working active value(minor- 11939)

Cataloging

  • Exported MARC frameworks encoding should be UTF-8(minor- 9114)

Hold requests

  • Cannot add new libraries to the transport cost if previously used.(normal- 11531)
  • Staff users can set hold suspension dates to occur in the past(normal- 12000)

I18N/L10N

  • JQuery timepicker is not picked up by the i18n toolchain(normal- 11618)
  • “please note your reason here…” does not get translated(normal- 11686)
  • Acq basket group “No group” untranslatable(minor- 11366)
  • Fix Armenian language description(minor- 11973)
  • Untranslatable confirm popup in request.tt(minor- 11993)

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • Support phrases-icu.xml in install and upgrade(normal- 10729)

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • Typo: “Tree-character alphabetic code”(normal- 11695)
  • Sequence of MARC21 245 subfields different on XSLT result list and detail page(normal- 11762)

Notices

  • In notices, code of road type is used instead of descritpion(normal- 11760)
  • Ersatz CSV header in attachment of overdue notices sent to administrator(minor- 8168)

OPAC

  • Make OPAC MARC plain view work for all flavours of MARC(normal- 10647)
  • OPAC suggestion: the delete link is active when no suggestion selected(normal- 11127)
  • Update XSLT stylesheets in bootstrap theme(normal- 11310)
  • Subscribe to email notification for serials needs user login(normal- 11647)
  • Show patron cardnumber in opac personal details(normal- 11768)
  • OPAC patron details form shouldn’t show ‘Clear date’ if field is required(normal- 11809)
  • Bootstrap OPAC lists interface requires some revisions(minor- 11709)
  • Bootstrap theme: typo loaction(trivial- 11094)

Reports

  • Filtering on saved report subgroup doesn’t work(normal- 11833)

Serials

  • No way to prevent a prediction date for the next issue in serials(normal- 11637)

Staff Client

  • Add course reserves to staff client home page(normal- 10415)
  • Bad display of utf-8 chars in Patron lists (Datatable)(normal- 11906)
  • Add to list opens the list adding UI in two windows(minor- 12024)

Templates

  • Adding/editing item types screen mis aligned if noItemTypeImages not showing(normal- 10790)
  • Number 9 showing on topissues(normal- 11692)
  • Use new DataTables include in reports templates(normal- 11718)
  • Replace jQuery qTip plugin with Bootstrap tooltip on patron search form(normal- 11753)
  • Staff client catalog: delete menu items greyed out without explanation(normal- 11821)
  • Eliminate use of deprecated jQuery .live() method(normal- 11877)
  • Eliminate use of deprecated jQuery .toggle() method usage(normal- 11878)
  • JQueryUI upgrade broke default tab selection(normal- 12094)
  • Use word item instead of copy(minor- 11648)
  • Always use words “copy number”(minor- 11649)
  • JavaScript error on staff client place hold screen if record has no items(minor- 11832)
  • Typo on authorized value page(trivial- 11918)
  • Capitalization: OPAC prog theme, checkouts tab(trivial- 11935)
  • Capitalization: Serial prediction pattern preview – Publication Date(trivial- 11938)

Test Suite

  • Replace given by if-else in Circulation_issuingrules.t(trivial- 11934)

Tools

  • TinyMCE rewrites urls in a very annoying and unexpected way(normal- 12032)

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • Punctuation in site names breaks Edit/Delete z39.50 server administration(normal- 1047)
  • Fix C4::Context::Zconn(normal- 11701)

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/3.14.8/en/

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

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (82%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (97%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (89%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (88%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (52%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (71%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90%)
  • Turkish (100%)

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 3.14.8 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 (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz>
Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.8:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.8.

  • 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Daniel Barker
  • 1 Isaac Brodsky
  • 1 Colin Campbell
  • 1 Frédérick Capovilla
  • 12 Galen Charlton
  • 1 David Cook
  • 3 Chris Cormack
  • 12 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole Engard
  • 1 Magnus Enger
  • 5 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 1 Nicolas Legrand
  • 21 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Jesse Maseto
  • 2 Julian Maurice
  • 1 Matthias Meusburger
  • 4 Sophie Meynieux
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 1 Fridolyn SOMERS
  • 2 A. Sassmannshausen
  • 1 Robin Sheat
  • 10 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Zeno Tajoli
  • 1 Marc Véron

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.8

  • 21 ACPL
  • 30 BibLibre
  • 7 ByWater-Solutions
  • 5 Catalyst
  • 12 Equinox
  • 1 Libeo
  • 1 Libriotech
  • 3 PTFS-Europe
  • 1 Prosentient Systems
  • 1 bulac.fr
  • 1 cineca.it
  • 1 isaacbrodsky.com
  • 1 pttk.fi
  • 6 unidentified
  • 1 veron.ch

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.8.

  • 2 Aleisha
  • 5 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Broust
  • 1 Nathalie CHATILLON
  • 93 Galen Charlton
  • 12 Chris Cormack
  • 31 Jonathan Druart
  • 6 Nicole C. Engard
  • 2 Magnus Enger
  • 3 Aurelie Fichot
  • 50 Katrin Fischer
  • 16 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 7 Owen Leonard
  • 2 Havilah Lyon
  • 1 Holger Meißner
  • 1 Sophie Meynieux
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 2 Martin Renvoize
  • 6 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Paola Rossi
  • 89 Fridolin Somers
  • 13 Mark Tompsett
  • 8 Marc Véron
  • 2 Jesse Weaver
  • 1 marjorie barry-vila
  • 2 remy juliette
  • 3 wajasu

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

Revision control notes

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

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

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

Bugs and feature requests

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

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 juin 2014 12:42:50 Z #####

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