Koha 18.05.13 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.13

31 May 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 18.05.13 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.13 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 30 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22478] Cross-site scripting vulnerability in paginations
  • [22723] Syntax error on confess call in Koha/MetadataRecord/Authority.pm

Authentication

  • [22692] Logging in via cardnumber circumvents account logout

OPAC

  • [21589] Series link formed from 830 field is incorrect
  • [22735] Broken MARC and ISBD views
  • [22881] Trying to clear search history via the navbar X doesn’t clear any searches

Patrons

  • [22715] Searching for patrons with “” in the circulation note hangs patron search

Serials

  • [22621] Filters on subscription result list search the wrong column

Templates

  • [13692] Series link is only using 800a instead of 800t

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22762] Collection codes not displayed on receiving

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21036] Fix a bunch of older warnings
  • [21172] Warning in addbiblio.pl – Argument “01e” isn’t numeric in numeric ne (!=)
  • [22542] Back browser should not allow to see other patrons details (see bug 5371)
  • [22813] searchResults queries the Koha::Patron object inside two nested loops

Cataloging

  • [21709] Addbiblio shows clickable tag editor icons which do nothing
  • [21937] Syspref autoBarcode annual doesn’t increment properly barcode in some cases

Command-line Utilities

  • [20692] koha-plack doesn’t check for Include *-plack.conf line in /etc/apache2/sites-available/$INSTANCE.conf

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [22527] Web installer links to wrong database manual when database user doesn’t have required privileges

Sponsored by Hypernova Oy

Lists

  • [20891] Lists in staff don’t load when \ was used in the description

OPAC

  • [22743] OverDrive results page is missing overdrive-login include
  • [22816] OPAC detail holdings table doesn’t fill it’s container

Reports

  • [22090] Cash register report missing data in CSV export

Searching

  • [22154] Subtype search for Format – Braille doesn’t look for the right codes
  • [22787] Mapping missing for ů to u in word-phrase-utf-chr

Self checkout

  • [22739] Self check in module JS breaks if SelfCheckInTimeout is unset

System Administration

  • [18011] Enrollment period date on patron category can be set in the past without any error/warning messages

Templates

  • [22716] Use gender-neutral pronouns in system preference descriptions

Test Suite

  • [21671] Koha/Patron/Modifications.t is failing randomly
  • [22808] Move Cache.t to db_dependent

Tools

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

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 (99.3%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.2%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.3%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.3%)
  • Czech (92%)
  • Danish (63.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92%)
  • French (98.4%)
  • French (Canada) (93.6%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98%)
  • Greek (80.4%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (97%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.1%)
  • Persian (52.8%)
  • Polish (93.3%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.1%)
  • Slovak (97.5%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (93.5%)
  • Turkish (99.4%)
  • Vietnamese (64.8%)

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 18.05.13 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:
    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.13:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Hypernova Oy

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.13.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (5)
  • Frédéric Demians (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lucas Gass (5)
  • David Gustafsson (1)
  • Kyle Hall (2)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Koha translators (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.13

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (1)
  • BSZ BW (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • f1ebe1bec408 (1)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (10)
  • PTFS-Europe (4)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Tamil (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Arthur Bousquet (1)
  • Nick Clemens (33)
  • Chris Cormack (8)
  • Michal Denar (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (15)
  • Lucas Gass (47)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Hayley Mapley (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (9)
  • Martin Renvoize (54)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (1)
  • Bin Wen (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 31 May 2019 14:40:43.

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