Koha 3.10.12 released

The koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.10.12
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from


Please read more for the full release notes

28 oct 2013

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 3.10.12 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball
Koha 3.10.12 is a bugfix/maintenance release.
It includes 1 enhancements and 21 bugfixes.
Enhancements in 3.10.12

9247 Add two more usage examples to the manpage for koha-mysql
Critical bugs fixed in 3.10.12
Hold requests
10272 critical CheckReserves returns not respecting ReservesControlBranch
Other bugs fixed in 3.10.12
10915 normal About->timeline broken on upgraded Koha
7143 trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page

10557 normal GetBooksellersWithLateOrders has an unused branch parameter
10786 normal Javascript error on the parcel page: YAHOO is not defined

MARC Bibliographic data support
9820 normal Missing space between 100/700 $a and $c (MARC21/XSLT)
10324 trivial Editorial series do not display correctly in normal view (UNIMARC / no XSLT)

10727 normal Replace carriage return with <br /> when writing hold notices

10672 normal Add subtitle to display of checkouts, overdues, and holds on the patron summary
10587 minor HTML errors on authority detail page in OPAC
10588 minor Opac-topissues first branch always selected in filters

10574 minor Remove the message about upgrading to 3.4

5904 normal Ysearch.pl members improvements (Independant branches behaviour)

System Administration
10690 trivial Warn about trailing slashes in description of OPACBaseURL and staffClientBaseURL

9603 normal Fix layout of Patron Card Creator Layout screen for display in IE
10218 minor Add individual CSS classes for bibliographic information on OPAC results and detail pages (UNIMARC)
10793 minor XSLT change 780/785 search queries to use ti,phr indexes like other linking entries
10609 trivial Use branch name rather than branch code in serials-collection.pl

Test Suite
10333 normal UT: Labels/t_Batch.t needs to create its own data
10528 normal UT: C4::Bookseller.pm needs unit tests

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
10742 minor Simple search to z39.50 search keeps index
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 (96%)
* Armenian (100%)
* Chinese (China) (97%)
* Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
* Czech (98%)
* Danish (99%)
* English (New Zealand) (96%)
* French (99%)
* French (Canada) (65%)
* German (99%)
* German (Switzerland) (93%)
* Greek (59%)
* Italian (100%)
* Kurdish (85%)
* Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
* Portuguese (99%)
* Portuguese (Brazil) (96%)
* Slovak (100%)
* Spanish (100%)
* Turkish (100%)
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 3.10.12 is

Release Manager: Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:
Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team: Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>
Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz>
Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.10.12:
* Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.10.12.
* 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi
* 1 Jared Camins-Esakov
* 3 Galen Charlton
* 2 David Cook
* 4 Jonathan Druart
* 2 Magnus Enger
* 1 Kyle M Hall
* 1 Mason James
* 1 Janusz Kaczmarek
* 2 Owen Leonard
* 1 Sophie Meynieux
* 2 Fridolyn SOMERS
* 1 Mathieu Saby
* 1 Robin Sheat
* 1 Kenza Zaki

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.10.12
* 2 ACPL
* 8 BibLibre
* 1 ByWater-Solutions
* 1 C & P Bibliography
* 1 Catalyst
* 3 Equinox
* 1 KohaAloha
* 2 Libriotech
* 2 Prosentient Systems
* 1 Université Rennes 2
* 3 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.10.12.
* 26 Tomas Cohen Arazi
* 3 Jared Camins-Esakov
* 27 Galen Charlton
* 1 David Cook
* 3 Chris Cormack
* 18 Katrin Fischer
* 5 Kyle M Hall
* 23 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
* 1 Owen Leonard
* 1 Marcel de Rooy
* 7 Srdjan
* 3 Mirko Tietgen

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 3.10.x.

The last Koha release was 3.12.5, which was released on September 23, 2013.
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)