Koha 3.2.3 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.3.

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Release notes for 3.2.3 are below the fold.

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RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.3 - 22 January 2011

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

Koha 3.2.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.02.03.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation Koha 3.2.3 is a bugfix/maintenance release. Highlights of 3.2.3 ====================== Some of the higher profile bugs addressed in this release are: 4286 Subscription expired at its creation 4438 incorrect "Budget total exceeds period allocation" error when editing fund 4945 Patron search is limited by default to the currently logged-in library 5480 Some usual UNIMARC cataloguing plugins doesn't work anymore 5542 Limit to availability not working 5611 can't add comments and tags in the OPAC when mod_perl is activated This release also contains a variety of minor enhancements improving Koha's interface and underlying scripts. Bugs fixed in 3.2.3 ====================== 3153 'maxoutstanding' syspref does not disallow placing holds on staff side 3199 batchRebuildBiblioTables.pl failed due to missing argument 3262 OPAC needs syspref to show homebranch instead of current location on detail page 3347 Inconsistencies with tables in opac-shelves.tmpl 3459 topissues doesn't take care of ccode. 3550 Use GetRecordValue to get the subtitle 3737 search order title should me more fuzzy 3743 Acquisition stats ordering by month 3859 Attach Item Clarification 3918 Add to order lists inconsistent 3987 New Sys Prefs Branch - Alphabetize prefs in sections 4131 link on subscripton page says 'create routing' even when one exists 4473 Recent comments view for the OPAC 4826 Choose either 'new basket' or 'add basket' 4885 Only 1 ISBN shows in non-XSL detail view 4891 Order facets in left sidebar of search results 4908 OPAC patron details page doesn't show patron's home library 4942 When a new patron is created and the expiry date is left blank, it comes up with an invalid date 4946 hold warning needs rewording 4950 checkbox should be removed when can't place a hold 4984 Invalid XHTML in staff client search results 4997 More searches menu not on OPAC MARC and ISBD detail pages 5006 Invalid XHTML in record matching rules template 5040 "Distance" misspelled in default framework 5045 The help doesn't work if something strips the referrers 5055 crontab.example should use standard file paths 5143 Subtitles not showing on view_holdsqueue.pl 5294 Vendor name shows with '%20' 5327 Unit tests required for all C4 modules 5374 Update date/time last transaction (MARC 005) when saving biblio record 5375 Update date/time last transaction (MARC 005) when saving authority record 5398 several pages in the staff interface do not obey noItemTypeImages 5399 remove useless eval 'use C4::Foo' 5403 C4::Koha::DisplayISBN should be wrapper for Business::ISBN->as_string 5419 account fees not showing as reason to not check out 5446 Item creation in Acquisition module doesn't control mandatory fields 5451 can add tags with userlogin turned off 5470 improvements to results display in the staff client 5486 HomeOrHoldingBranch description inaccurate 5489 Send hold email to branch email address if it exists instead of koha email address 5492 import patrons page title reads 'cataloging' 5497 add option to supply library phone #, address, and other fields to circ receipts 5510 Hard to tell what instance a cron error comes from 5518 Add to shelf icon doesn't appear in OPAC results page 5526 List of lists should be in alphabetical order by list name 5531 Missing sysprefs in language specific files 5550 Wrong file name in package-installed docs 5556 OPAC does not display the type of authority 5557 Logs cannot be viewed by user with granular permission view_system_logs 5562 circ history says 'issues' instead of 'checkouts' 5563 note on enhanced content about cover images inaccurate 5570 item types not showing on other editions 5571 tags as bulleted list too long 5582 MARC Field Documentation links incorrect on tags < 080 5583 Rename variable to reflect what it is 5585 today's date does not display on receipts and slips 5589 Duplicate Code in Suggestions 5601 SIP Due dates miscalculated via DateTime 5603 advance_notices.pl generating "uninitialized value in hash element" 5604 additional icons for the Seshat set Commits in 3.2.3 without a referenced bug report: * Added more unit tests to check when JSONStream should fail. * Added unit tests to test all of get_amazon_tld in Amazon.pm. * Added unit tests for Biblio and moved it to db_dependent as it requires the database. * Added unit tests using a test database for XISBN. * Created unit testing using the testdatabase for XISBN. * Added extra unit tests to Debug.t * Adding new developers to the history * Removing OPACNoResultsFound Enhancement Syspref * Deleted old sample budget sql-data for Ukrainian and Russian System requirements ====================== Changes since 3.0: * The minimum version of Perl required is now 5.8.8. * There are a number of new Perl module dependencies. Run ./koha_perl_deps.pl -u -m to get a list of any new modules to install during upgrade. Upgrades ====================== The structure of the acquisitions tables have changed significantly from 3.0.x. In particular, the budget hierarchy is quite different. During an upgrade, a new database table is created called fundmapping that contains a record of how budgets were mapped. It is strongly recommended that users of Koha 3.0.x acquisitions carefully review the results of the upgrade before resuming ordering in Koha 3.2.x. Documentation ====================== As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now maintained in DocBook. The home page for Koha documentation is
As of the date of these release notes, several translations of the Koha manual are available: English: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual/ Spanish: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-es/ French: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-fr/ 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: * Chinese * Danish * English (New Zealand) * English (USA) * French (France) * French (Canada) * German * Greek * Hindi * Italian * Norwegian * Portuguese * Spanish * Turkish Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://www.kohadocs.org/usersguide/apb.html 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 3.2 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmcharlt@gmail.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Translation Manager: Chris Cormack <chris@bigallofwax.co.nz> Release Maintainer (3.0.x): Henri-Damien Laurent <henridamien.laurent@biblibre.com> Release Maintainer (3.2.x): Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu> Credits ====================== We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.2.3: Nahuel Angelinetti Claudia Colin Campbell Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Frédéric Demians Johnboy Marcel de Rooy Serhij Dubyk {Сергій Дубик} Nicole Engard Magnus Enger Amit Gupta Srdjan Jankovic Henri-Damien Laurent Owen Leonard Chris Nighswonger Liz Rea Bryce Sanchez Robin Sheat Spartaness Zach Sim Ian Walls We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed, please send patch against these release notes to koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org. The 3.2.x Release Maintainer especially thanks the 3.4 Release Team and all who participated in QA for their diligent labors in testing and pushing well over 287 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes possible the release of 3.2.3 on its announced schedule. 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 Koha 3.2.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix releases) is 3.2.x. The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.4.0. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.