Koha 16.05.12 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.12

08 May 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 16.5.12 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.12 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 46 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [15451] Move the CSV related code to Koha::CsvProfile[s]
  • [17110] Lower CSRF expiry in Koha::Token

OPAC

  • [17109] sendbasket: Remove second authentication, add CSRF token

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [18242] Remove primary key on old_issues.issue_id
  • [18364] LOCK and UNLOCK are not transaction-safe
  • [18373] make upgrade is broken

Cataloging

  • [18305] jquery.fixFloat.js breaks advanced MARC editor for some browsers

Circulation

  • [18022] Empty barcode causes internal server error
  • [18266] Internal Server Error when paying fine for lost item
  • [18372] transits are not created at check in despite user responsing Yes to the prompt

Hold requests

  • [18001] LocalHoldsPriority can cause multiple holds queue lines for same hold request

Notices

  • [18439] Resend button for notices being hidden by CSS and never unhidden

SIP2

  • [17758] SIP checkin does not handle holds correctly

Tools

  • [12913] Fix wrong inventory results
  • [18312] Export is broken unless a file is supplied
  • [18329] Batch record deletion broken

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [14535] Late orders does not show orders with price = 0
  • [17605] EDI should set currency in order record on creation
  • [17872] Fix small error in GetBudgetHierarchy and one of its calls
  • [18429] Receiving an item should update the datelastseen

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17814] koha-plack –stop should make sure that Plack really stop
  • [18028] install_misc directory is outdated and must be removed
  • [18069] koha-rebuild-zebra still calls rebuild_zebra with -x
  • [18443] Get rid of warning ‘uninitialized value $user’ in C4/Auth.pm

Circulation

  • [12972] Transfer slip and transfer message (blue box) can conflict
  • [17309] Renewing and HomeOrHoldingBranch syspref
  • [18335] Check in: Make patron info in hold messages obey syspref AddressFormat

Command-line Utilities

  • [18058] ‘borrowers-force-messaging-defaults –doit –truncate ‘ gives DBI error

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17911] Message and timeout mismatch at the end of the install process

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [12930] Web installer does not show login errors

Label/patron card printing

  • [8603] Patron card creator – ‘Barcode Type’ doesn’t stick in layouts
  • [18209] Patron’s card manage.pl page is not fully translatable
  • [18244] Patron card creator does not take in account fields with underscore (B_address etc.)
  • [18246] Patron card creator: Units not always display properly in layouts

Notices

  • [15854] Race condition for sending renewal/check-in notices
  • [17995] HOLDPLACED notice should have access to the reserves table

OPAC

  • [17945] Breadcrumbs broken on opac-serial-issues.pl
  • [18307] Branchname is no longer displayed in subscription tab view

Patrons

  • [18094] Patron search filters are broken by searchable attributes
  • [18263] Make use of syspref ‘CurrencyFormat’ for Account and Pay fines tables
  • [18423] Add child button not always appearing – problem in template variable

SIP2

  • [12021] SIP2 checkin should alert on transfer and use CT for return branch

Searching

  • [17821] due date in intranet search results should use TT date plugin

Serials

  • [7728] Fixing subscription endddate inconsistency: should be empty when the subscription is running
  • [14932] serials/serials-collection.pl-page is very slow. GetFullSubscription* checks permission for each serial!

System Administration

  • [17346] Enable the check in option in Columns settings

Templates

  • [17290] Standardize on “Patron categories” when referring to patron category

Test Suite

  • [18460] Remove itemtype-related Serials.t warnings

Tools

  • [18087] Clarification on File type when using file of biblionumbers to export data

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 (94%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (73%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (85%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (59%)
  • 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 16.5.12 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.12:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.12.

  • Blou (1)
  • pongtawat (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (9)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (19)
  • Jonathan Druart (42)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • David Gustafsson (1)
  • Luke Honiss (1)
  • Mason James (14)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Joy Nelson (1)
  • Paul Poulain (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (7)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.12

  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (7)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (42)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • cdalibrary.org (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • KohaAloha (14)
  • Marc Véron AG (7)
  • Oslo Public Library (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • punsarn.asia (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (19)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • ub.gu.se (1)
  • unidentified (4)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)

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

  • Alex Buckley (2)
  • beroud (1)
  • Cédric Vita (2)
  • Chris Cormack (6)
  • Christopher Brannon (2)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (2)
  • Joel Sasse (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (42)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Joy Nelson (2)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (38)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Marc Véron (25)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (4)
  • Mason James (51)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Nick Clemens (15)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Paul POULAIN (1)
  • Sonia BOUIS (1)
  • Srdjan (3)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (12)
  • Kyle M Hall (28)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (8)
  • Marcel de Rooy (49)

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 08 May 2017 04:02:30.

Posted in 16.05, Koha News, release, releases, security