Koha 18.05.11 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.11

25 Mar 2019

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 18.05.11 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [18166] Show internal and vendor notes for received orders

Prior to this patch, internal and vendor notes would not be visible for received orders, but only for pending orders.

Hold requests

  • [22502] Auto Complete not working when Placing Holds

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18723] Dot not recognized as decimal separator on receive

Cataloging

  • [16251] Material type is not correctly set for Rancor 008 widget

Database

  • [22476] MarkLostItemsAsReturned has wrong defaults for new installs

Label/patron card printing

  • [22429] Infinite loop in patron card printing

OPAC

  • [22360] On order information missing in OPAC normal display

Patrons

  • [22386] Importing using attributes as matchpoint broken

Reports

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21427] Format prices on ordered/spent lists
  • [21966] Fix descriptions of acquisition permissions to be more clear (again)
  • [22171] Format shipping cost on invoice.pl with with 2 decimals

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21987] Local cover ‘thumbnail’ size is bigger than ‘imagefile’ size in biblioimages table
  • [22084] Plugin upgrade method and database plugin version storage will never be triggered for existing installs

Circulation

  • [17236] Add minute and hours to last checked out item display for hourly loans
  • [21030] Date widget on suspend modal not working correctly
  • [22130] Batch checkout: authorized value description is never shown with notforloan status

Command-line Utilities

  • [12488] Make bulkmarcimport.pl -d use DELETE instead of TRUNCATE
  • [22323] Cronjob runreport.pl has a CSV encoding issue

Developer documentation

  • [20544] Wrong comment in database documentation for items.itemnotes

Hold requests

  • [21765] AutoUnsuspendReserves manually sets holds fields instead of calling ->resume

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17496] install-CPAN.pl documentation/removal
  • [20174] Remove xml_sax.pl target from Makefile.pl

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [21710] Fix typo atributes in some installer files

Notices

  • [22002] Each message_transport_type in the letters table is showing as a separate notice in Tools > Notices and slips

OPAC

  • [10676] OpacHiddenItems not working for restricted on OPAC detail

Patrons

  • [22067] Koha::Patron->can_see_patron_infos should return if no patron is passed

Reports

  • [18393] Statistics wizard for acquisitions not filtering correctly by collection code
  • [22147] Hide ‘Batch modify’ button when printing reports

SIP2

  • [21997] SIP patron information requests can lock patron out of account

Serials

  • [15149] Serials: Test prediction pattern does not consider Subscription start and end date
  • [21845] Sort of issues in OPAC subscription table
  • [22156] Subscription result list sorts on “checkbox” by default
  • [22404] Some labels in subscription add form has wrong parameter “for”

Staff Client

  • [19046] IntranetCatalogSearchPulldown doesn’t retain last selection
  • [21904] Patron search library dropdown should be limited by group if “Hide patron info” is enabled for group
  • [22419] Removing multiple records from intranet cart causes browser timeout

System Administration

  • [18143] Silence floody MARC framework export
  • [22170] Library group description input field should be longer

Templates

  • [8387] Hide headings in tools when user has no permissions for any listed below
  • [22303] Wrong bottom in virtualshelves/addbybiblionumber.tt

Test Suite

  • [21692] Koha::Account->new has no tests

Tools

  • [22411] Dates in log viewer not formatted correctly

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (99.6%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (76.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.6%)
  • Czech (92.3%)
  • Danish (63.5%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.3%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.3%)
  • French (98.6%)
  • French (Canada) (93.9%)
  • German (99.9%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98.2%)
  • Greek (80.6%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (97.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.5%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.2%)
  • Persian (52.9%)
  • Polish (93.5%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.3%)
  • Slovak (97.5%)
  • Spanish (98.6%)
  • Swedish (93.7%)
  • Turkish (99.7%)
  • Vietnamese (65%)

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 18.05.11 is

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.11.

  • Jasmine Amohia (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (5)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (16)
  • Lucas Gass (4)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (8)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.11

  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (9)
  • BSZ BW (16)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (9)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • Wellington East Girls’ College (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (3)
  • Barton Chittenden (1)
  • Nick Clemens (59)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Devlyn Courtier (2)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (15)
  • Lucas Gass (59)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (7)
  • Jack Kelliher (1)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Jesse Maseto (6)
  • mikael (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (2)
  • Josef Moravec (17)
  • David Nind (4)
  • Séverine Queune (4)
  • Martin Renvoize (86)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Maryse Simard (2)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (7)
  • Bin Wen (1)
  • zhihui (1)
  • Nazlı Çetin (1)

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 rmain1805.

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 25 Mar 2019 15:59:45.

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