Koha 16.05.08 release


RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.8

28 Jan 2017

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

Koha 16.5.8 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 25 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17785] oai.pl returns wrong URLs under Plack
  • [17914] The installer process tries to create borrowers.updated_on twice

Authentication

  • [17615] LDAP Auth: regression causes attribute updates to silently fail and corrupt existing data

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17234] ALTER IGNORE TABLE is invalid in mysql 5.7. This breaks updatedatabase.pl
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect

OPAC

  • [17924] Fix error in password recovery

Patrons

  • [14637] Add patron category fails with MySQL 5.6.26

Test Suite

  • [17917] t/db_dependent/check_sysprefs.t fails on kohadev strangely

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [17899] Show only mine does not work in newordersuggestion.pl

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17931] Remove unused vars from reserves_stats.pl

Circulation

  • [17781] Improper branchcode set during renewal
  • [17808] When editing circulation conditions, only ask for confirmation when there is already a rule selected

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [17469] fr-CA web installer is missing some sample notices

Label/patron card printing

  • [15711] Deleting patroncard images has unexpected behaviour and is broken
  • [17879] Possible to upload images with no image name

MARC Authority data support

  • [17909] Add unit tests for authority merge

Packaging

  • [17265] Make koha-create and koha-dump-defaults less greedy

Staff Client

  • [16933] Alt-Y not working on “Please confirm checkout” dialogs

Templates

  • [15460] Bug 13381 accidentally removed spaces after subfields c and h of 245

Test Suite

  • [17742] Test t/db_dependent/Patrons.t can fail randomly
  • [17920] t/db_dependent/Sitemapper.t fails because of permissions

Tools

  • [17777] koha-remove should deal with temporary uploads
  • [17794] Menu items in Tools menu and Admin menu not bold when active but not on linked page

Web services

  • [17778] Make “Earliest Registered Date” in OAI-PMH dynamic

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 16.5.8 is

Credits

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

  • Catalyst IT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 16.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

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

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 28 Jan 2017 00:22:50.

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