Koha 16.11.08 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.08.

Koha 16.11.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 enhancements, 50 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Circulation

  • [17812] Return focus to barcode field after toggling on-site checkouts

Label/patron card printing

  • [15815] Improve wording in popup warning when deleting patron from patron-batch

Packaging

  • [16733] More flexible paths in debian scripts (for dev installs)

System Administration

  • [14608] HEA : add possibility of sharing usage statistics in Administration page

This patch set adds:
– a reference to Hea at the end of the installation process
– a link to the new page from the admin home page
– a new page to easily configure shared statistics

Hea is a website to collect usage data from libraries using Koha. With this development Hea can collect the geolocations of the libraries in your installation create a map. A new configuration page allows to configure easily what information is shared with the Koha community.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18471] Receiving order with unitprice greater than 1000 processing incorrectly
  • [18525] Can’t create order line from accepted suggestion

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [16758] Caching issues in scripts running in daemon mode
  • [18457] process_message_queue.pl will die if a patron has no sms_provider_id set but sms via email is enabled for that patron

Authentication

  • [14625] LDAP: mapped ExtendedPatronAttributes cause error when updated on authentication
  • [18442] Permission error when logging into staff interface as db user

Circulation

  • [18435] Message about Materials specified does not display when items are checked out and checked in
  • [18438] Check in: Modal about holds hides important check in messages

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17260] updatedatabase.pl fails on invalid entries in ENUM and BOOLEAN columns

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [18152] UNIMARC bib records imported with invalid ‘a’ char in label pos.9

OPAC

  • [18560] RSS Feed link from OPAC shelves is broken

System Administration

  • [18376] authority framework creation fails under Plack

Tools

  • [18574] Clean Patron Records tool doesn’t limit to the selected library

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [13835] Popup with searches: results hidden by language menu in footer

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17257] Cannot create a patron under MySQL 5.7

Cataloging

  • [18415] Advanced Editor – Rancor – return focus to editor after successful macro

Command-line Utilities

  • [18502] koha-shell broken on dev installs

Database

  • [18383] items.onloan schema comment seems to be incorrect.

Hold requests

  • [18534] When IndependentBranches is enabled the pickup location displayed incorrectly on request.pl

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [17190] Mark REST API dependencies as mandatory in PerlDependencies.pm
  • [18578] Use subdirectory in /tmp for session storage during installation

Label/patron card printing

  • [18535] Clicking ‘edit printer profile’ in label creator causes software error

Notices

  • [16568] Talking Tech generates phone notifications for all overdue actions

OPAC

  • [4460] Amazon’s AssociateID tag not used in links so referred revenue lost
  • [15738] Summary page says item has no fines, but Fines tab says otherwise
  • [16515] Did you mean? links don’t wrap on smaller screens
  • [17936] Search bar not aligned on right in small screen sizes
  • [17993] Do not use modal authentication with CAS
  • [18466] No article requests breaks the opac-user-views block
  • [18484] opac-advsearch.tt missing closing div tag for .container-fluid
  • [18504] Amount owed on fines tab should be formatted as price if <10 or credit
  • [18505] OPAC Search History page does not respect OpacPublic syspref

Packaging

  • [16749] Additional fixes for debian scripts
  • [17618] perl-modules Debian package name change
  • [18571] koha-conf.xml should include ES entry

Patrons

  • [15702] Trim whitespace from patron details upon submission
  • [18370] Columns settings patrons>id=memberresultst : display bug
  • [18551] Hide with CSS dynamic elements in member search
  • [18597] Quick add form does not transfer patron attributes values when switching forms/saving

Reports

  • [17925] Disable debugging in reports/bor_issues_top.pl

Self checkout

  • [7550] Self checkout: limit display of patron image to logged-in patron
  • [18405] Self checkout: Fix broken silent printing

Serials

  • [18536] Generating CSV using profile in serials late issues doesn’t work as described

System Administration

  • [18444] Add TalkingTechItivaPhoneNotification to sysprefs.sql

Templates

  • [17916] “Delete MARC modification template” fails to actually delete it
  • [18419] Broken patron-blank image in viewlog.tt
  • [18452] Should say ‘URL’ instead of ‘url’ in catalog detail

Test Suite

  • [18233] t/db_dependent/00-strict.t has non-existant resetversion.pl
  • [18494] Fix Letters.t (follow-up of 15702)

Tools

  • [18340] Progress bar length is wrong

New sysprefs

  • TalkingTechItivaPhoneNotification
  • UsageStatsGeolocation
  • UsageStatsLibrariesInfo
  • UsageStatsPublicID

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 (96%)
  • Chinese (China) (85%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (96%)
  • Danish (71%)
  • English (New Zealand) (93%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (78%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (78%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (86%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (99%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (72%)

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 16.11.08 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.11.08:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.08.

  • phette23 (1)
  • pongtawat (1)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (3)
  • Oliver Bock (1)
  • Alex Buckley (3)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Stephane Delaune (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (15)
  • Jonathan Druart (24)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • Owen Leonard (7)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (5)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (6)
  • Marc Véron (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.08

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • ACPL (7)
  • aei.mpg.de (1)
  • BibLibre (7)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
  • BSZ BW (4)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (24)
  • ByWater-Solutions (11)
  • Catalyst (3)
  • jns.fi (2)
  • Marc Véron AG (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • punsarn.asia (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (15)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • unidentified (12)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)

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

  • Alex Buckley (5)
  • Barton Chittenden (1)
  • Chris Cormack (9)
  • Dilan Johnpulle (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (45)
  • Jonathan Field (1)
  • Josef Moravec (5)
  • Julian Maurice (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (99)
  • Lisa Gugliotti (1)
  • Marc Véron (14)
  • Marjorie Barry-Vila (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (5)
  • Martin Renvoize (3)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (7)
  • Nick Clemens (13)
  • Nicolas Legrand (1)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Peggy Thrasher (1)
  • Philippe (2)
  • Séverine Queune (1)
  • Srdjan (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (11)
  • Kyle M Hall (62)
  • Marcel de Rooy (27)

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 16.11.x.
The last Koha release was 16.11.07, which was released on April 22, 2017.

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 17 May 2017 02:04:15.

Posted in 16.11, release