Koha 16.11.16 released

The Koha community are proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.16

This a maintenance release of 16.11.x

NOTE: 16.11.x is no longer packaged, it is recommended you upgrade as soon as practical


22 Feb 2018

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 16.11.16 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.16 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 4 bugfixes.


Web services

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying


  • [19911] Passwords displayed to user during self-registration are not HTML-encoded

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

System Administration

  • [19560] Unable to delete library when branchcode contains special characters

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required


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


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%)
  • Basque (80%)
  • 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 (84%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (56%)
  • Occitan (78%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (86%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (98%)
  • 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 16.11.16 is

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.16

  • bugs.koha-community.org (4)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • translate.koha-community.org (2)
  • unidentified (1)

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

  • Arturo (2)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Fridolin Somers (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to

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.

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 Feb 2018 19:52:14.