Koha 16.11.13 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.13.

Koha 16.11.13 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.13 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 4 enhancements, 57 bugfixes.

Security bugs fixed

  • [18956] Possibleprivacy breach with OPAC password recovery
  • [19117] paycollect.pl is vulnerable for CSRF attacks
  • [19333] XSS vulnerability in opac-shelves

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [19257] Warn when reopening a basket

Hold requests

  • [14353] Show ‘damaged’ and other status on the ‘place holds’ page in staff

OPAC

  • [17834] Change library news text for single-branch libraries

Tools

  • [18871] It is unclear how to view a patron list

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18351] No warning when deleting budgets that have funds attached
  • [19120] Order cancelled status is reset on basket open
  • [19372] Selecting MARC framework doesn’t work when adding to basket from an external source

Cataloging

  • [19350] Holds without link in 773 trigger SQL::Abstract::puke

Hold requests

  • [19116] Holds not set to waiting when “Confirm” is used

Lists

  • [19343] Private lists displayed in search results list

OPAC

  • [19366] PatronSelfRegistrationEmailMustBeUnique pref makes it impossible to submit updates via OPAC

Patrons

SIP2

  • [18996] SIP sets ok flag to true for refused checkin for data corruption

Serials

  • [19323] subscription edit permission issue

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18941] C4::Budgets GetBudgetByCode should return active budgets over inactive budgets
  • [19024] Order cancelled status is reset on basket close
  • [19118] Due to wrong variable name passed vendor name is not coming in browser title bar
  • [19165] [16.11.x] When adding from a staged file order discounts are not passed into C4::Acquisitions::populate_order_with_prices

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [13012] suggestion.suggesteddate should be set to NOW if not defined
  • [17699] DateTime durations are not correctly subtracted
  • [18794] OAI/Server.t fails on slow servers
  • [19055] GetReservesToBranch is not used

Circulation

  • [19007] Allow paypal payments via debit or credit card again
  • [19027] Circulation rules: Better wording for standard rules for all libraries

Course reserves

  • [19228] Confirm delete doesn’t show when deleting an item from course
  • [19229] Clicking Cancel when editing course doesn’t take you back to the course

Hold requests

  • [18469] Suspend all holds when specifying a date to resume hold does not keep date

I18N/L10N

  • [18687] Translatability: abbr tag should not contain lang attribute
  • [18754] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directives in opac-detail.tt
  • [18776] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directives in opac-advsearch.tt
  • [18777] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directives in opac-memberentry.tt
  • [18779] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directives in authorities-search-results.inc (OPAC)
  • [18780] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directive in masthead-langmenu.inc
  • [18781] Translatability: Get rid of exposed tt directives in openlibrary-readapi.inc

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [9409] koha-create –request-db should be able to accept a dbhost option

Lists

  • [15924] Coce not enabled on lists

OPAC

  • [9857] Did you mean? from authorities uses incorrect punctuation
  • [18692] When SMS is enabled the OPAC messaging table is misaligned
  • [18946] Change language from external web fails

Patrons

  • [18621] After duplicate message system picks category expiry date rather than manual defined
  • [18636] Can not save new patron on fresh install (Conflict between autoMemberNum and BorrowerMandatoryField)

SIP2

  • [18812] SIP Patron status does not respect OverduesBlockCirc

Searching

  • [16485] Collection column in Item search is always empty

Test Suite

  • [18897] Elastic related tests do not skip when ES modules are not installed
  • [19004] Koha/Patrons.t fails when item-level_itypes is not set
  • [19013] sample_data.sql inserts patrons with guarantorid that do not exist
  • [19042] Silence warnings t/db_dependent/Letters.t
  • [19047] Fix AddBiblio call in Reserves.t
  • [19071] Fix Circulation/issue.t and Members/IssueSlip.t
  • [19126] Fix Members.t with IndependentBranches set
  • [19227] 00-merge-conflict-markers.t launches too many tests
  • [19335] 00-merge-markers.t fails
  • [19385] t/Calendar.t is failing randomly
  • [19391] auth_values_input_www.t is failing because of bug 19128
  • [19440] XISBN tests should skip if XISBN returns overlimit error

Tools

  • [14316] Clarify meaning of record number in Batch record deletion tool
  • [19081] Plack preventing uninstalled plugins from being removed on the plugins list
  • [19088] plugins-upload.pl causes uninitialized value noise

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) (85%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (95%)
  • Danish (70%)
  • English (New Zealand) (93%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (83%)
  • Hindi (98%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (56%)
  • Occitan (78%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (86%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (99%)
  • Swedish (98%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • 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 16.11.13 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 16.11.13:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.13.

  • root (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (6)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Colin Campbell (2)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Christophe Croullebois (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (10)
  • Jonathan Druart (26)
  • Katrin Fischer (6)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Lee Jamison (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  • Karam Qubsi (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (10)
  • Marc Véron (11)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 16.11.13

  • BibLibre (5)
  • BSZ BW (6)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (26)
  • ByWater-Solutions (9)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • informaticsglobal.com (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • Marc Véron AG (11)
  • marywood.edu (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (2)
  • Rijksmuseum (10)
  • rot13.org (1)
  • Theke Solutions (4)
  • translate.koha-community.org (1)
  • unidentified (19)

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

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Alex Buckley (7)
  • anafe (1)
  • Chris Kirby (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Felix Hemme (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (80)
  • George Williams (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • iflora (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (95)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Julian Maurice (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (98)
  • Laurence Rault (1)
  • Lee Jamison (7)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Marc Veron (1)
  • Marc Véron (3)
  • maricris (1)
  • Marijana Glavica (2)
  • Mark Tompsett (16)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Owen Leonard (16)
  • Your Name (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (15)
  • Michael Andrew Cabus (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (24)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (21)

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 16.11.12, which was released on September 21, 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 22 Oct 2017 22:47:35.

Posted in 16.11, release