Koha 17.11.01 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.01. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my first release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more 🙂

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 17.11.01 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.01 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 enhancements, 34 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [17182] Allow Keyword to MARC mapping for acquisitions searches (subtitle)

Hold requests

  • [19769] ‘Pickup library is different’ message does not display library branch name when placing hold

Staff Client

  • [19806] Add class to items.itemnotes_nonpublic

System Administration

  • [19292] Add MARC code column on libraries list

Templates

  • [19751] Holds awaiting pickup report should not be fixed-width

Security bugs fixed

  • [19614] Fix XSS in members/pay.pl
  • [19612] Fix XSS in members/memberentry.pl
  • [19611] Fix XSS Flaws in supplier.pl
  • [19319] Reflected XSS Vulnerability in opac-MARCdetail.pl
  • [19570] autocomplete=”off” no set for login forms at the OPAC
  • [19569] Set X-Frame-Options=SAMEORIGIN – opac-showmarc.ok
  • [19568] Escape url params with url filter – opac-opensearch.tt

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19439] Some error responses from opac/unapi get lost in eval
  • [19766] Preview routing slip is broken

Cataloging

  • [19646] value_builder marc21_linking_section template is broken
  • [19706] Item search: Unsupported format html

OPAC

  • [19496] Patron notes about item does not get emailed as indicated
  • [19808] Reviews from deleted patrons make few scripts to explode
  • [19843] reviews.datereviewed is not set

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19563] Generation of sort_fields uses incorrect condition

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [7143] Bug for tracking changes to the about page

Acquisitions

  • [3841] Add a Default ACQ framework

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19746] Debug statements are left in returns.pl

Cataloging

  • [18833] plugin unimarc_field_210c pagination error
  • [19595] Clicking plugin link does not fill item’s date acquired field

Database

  • [19724] Add timestamp to biblio_metadata and deletedbiblio_metadata

Hold requests

  • [19533] Hold pulldown for itemtype is empty if hold placement needs override

Label/patron card printing

  • [10222] Error when saving Demco label templates
  • [19681] label-item-search.pl result count formatting error when there is only one page

Notices

  • [18990] Overdue Notices are not sending through SMS correctly

OPAC

  • [12497] Make OPAC search history feature accessible when it should
  • [19640] IdRef webservice display is broken

Packaging

  • [18907] Warning “dpkg-source: warning: relation < is deprecated: use << or <=”

Reports

  • [19551] Cash register report has bad erroneous results from wrong order of operations
  • [19638] False positives for ‘Update SQL’ button

Serials

  • [19315] Routing preview may use wrong biblionumber
  • [19767] serial-issues.pl is unused and should be removed

Staff Client

  • [19456] Some pages title tag contains html

System Administration

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

Templates

  • [19602] Add usage statistics link to administration sidebar menu
  • [19692] Unclosed div in opac-shelves.tt

Test Suite

  • [19759] TestBuilder generates too many decimals for float
  • [19775] Search/History.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [19643] Pagination buttons on staged marc management are stacking instead of inline
  • [19674] Broken indicators of changed fields in manage staged MARC records template
  • [19683] Export.pl does not populate the Authority Types dropdown correctly

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 (97%)
  • Basque (76%)
  • Chinese (China) (80%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (66%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99%)
  • Finnish (95%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (92%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (77%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Norwegian BokmĂĄl (55%)
  • Occitan (73%)
  • Persian (55%)
  • Polish (98%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (81%)
  • Slovak (93%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (68%)

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 17.11.01 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.01:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.01.

  • root (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • David Bourgault (2)
  • Nick Clemens (11)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (21)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Amit Gupta (3)
  • David Gustafsson (1)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Simon Pouchol (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.01

  • ACPL (6)
  • BibLibre (8)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (21)
  • ByWater-Solutions (13)
  • Foundations (1)
  • Göteborgs universitet (1)
  • informaticsglobal.com (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (4)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • translate.koha-community.org (1)
  • unidentified (7)

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

  • BWS Sandboxes (1)
  • Charles Farmer (2)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • David Bourgalt (1)
  • David Bourgault (8)
  • Dilan JohnpullĂ© (1)
  • Dominic Pichette (2)
  • George Williams (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (64)
  • Jonathan Druat (1)
  • Jon Knight (4)
  • Josef Moravec (15)
  • Julian Maurice (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (12)
  • Mark Tompsett (6)
  • Nick Clemens (74)
  • Nicolas Legrand (1)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Simon Pouchol (3)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (5)
  • Signed-off-by Owen Leonard (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (25)

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 1711_rel.

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 Dec 2017 11:18:33.