Koha 3.10.6 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.10.6, this is a stable release and contains many bugfixes. The packages are available at debian.koha-community.org or you can download the tarball from download.koha-community.org

This is also my last release as 3.10.x release maintainer, thanks again to all the many people who have contributed along they way.

Please read more for the full release notes

23 May 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 3.10.6 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.10.6 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.10.6

	7228	major	can't order more than 1 when importing all from staged file
	9923	major	correction of a bug due to bz 7129

	185	blocker	Barcode not auto-calculated when autobarcode is on
	9392	major	confirmation does not appear for negative notforloan items issues
	9684	major	Z39.50 Card View broken in CCSR

	8770	blocker	amount does not equal amountoutstanding on a fine with no payments or credits

Hold requests
	8294	major	enumeration should show in copy specific hold menu

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import
	9839	major	when importing MARC records, item record not created even when set to "always add"

	9679	major	can't place hold from cart in CCSR

	6898	major	circulation librarians can't run overdues without reports permissions

Staff Client
	9591	blocker	Set Library changes after viewing Holds Queue >> reserves item

	8264	major	local cover images not working in IE8

Bugs fixed in 3.10.6

	72	normal	can't receive an order
	2046	normal	Suggestions: Title Field too small
	7358	normal	basket.pl : it is possible to affect a closed basket to a  closed basketgroup

	144	normal	Missing mandatory subfields not correctly highlighted
	5790	normal	Deleting a biblio should alert/fail if there are existent holds
	9358	normal	Fixed field plugins for MARC21 should be updated for MARC21 update #15
	9523	normal	Trying to import staged marc records where a matched bib has been deleted caused the import to hang
	9019	minor	ILS-DI: GetRecords should return item fields in marcxml
	9759	minor	last subfield can be deleted

	101	normal	circulation error
	111	normal	Client can request item multiple times
	150	normal	"Next Borrower" button results in Internal Server Error
	9860	normal	Incorrect box heading 'Cannot check in' when a late document is returned
	9720	minor	uninitialized value warnings in circulation

Hold requests
	8419	normal	Suspended holds appear on the daily holds queue
	8508	minor	Holds to Pull : Library dropdown options are erroneously concatenated by br tags

	6709	normal	marc21_field_006.xml and marc21_field_008.xml can't be translated.
	9266	normal	Untranslated strings in tags moderation
	9818	normal	"Overdue Fines Cap ($)" should not use $ (I18N)

	58	normal	typos
	84	normal	broken link

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
	42	normal	installer.pl could prompt user to send testing results in
	44	normal	scripts dir doesn't get installed to $kohadir
	85	normal	koha.upgrade squashes custom templates
	149	normal	Installation fails if the MySQL root password is not set
	152	normal	Install.pm missing from main branch
	153	normal	opachtdocs and intrahtdocs in koha.conf not initialized
	156	normal	in Install.pm the marc21 refers to /script/ instead of /scripts/
	9812	normal	Several files shouldn't be exposed or browseable through a URL
	176	minor	showmessage yn does not accept uppercase Y or N

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
	9831	minor	Wrong and missing values in installer for French UNIMARC

MARC Bibliographic data support
	7054	normal	NORMARC: wrong default for 000 position 17
	7055	normal	NORMARC: Links and defaults for 008 position 15-17 and 35-37
	9213	normal	Implement analytics for NORMARC XSLT
	9804	trivial	Fix name for NORMARC biblio-koha-indexdefs.xml

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import
	9035	trivial	remove deprecated 'bulkauthimport.pl' file

	41	normal	OPAC Search Results Missing Branch
	4862	minor	"Browse by subject" is misnamed
	93	trivial	Minor HTML Template error

	22	normal	autoMemberNum doesn't work with Add Child
	33	normal	autoMemberNum set to 1 by default
	225	normal	Add member ignores parameters set in categories
	9479	normal	The member notices page does not display dates in the syspref format
	9556	normal	Changing patron category does not fully update patron messaging preferences
	9484	minor	userid not generated consistently (different editing pages)
	9330	trivial	Patron duplication : should duplicate with empty title (salutation field)
	9981	trivial	Sort1 not automatically cleared when duplicating a patron

	9049	normal	rebuild_zebra should not use shadow when called with -r

	8896	normal	Delete serials no more missing from missinglist

Staff Client
	2	normal	Need appropriate graphic for admin scripts
	26	normal	marcimport.pl reports DONE for records that aren't done
	104	normal	moditem.pl displays the wrong record
	107	normal	templates for intranet are still in old includes/templates location
	9397	trivial	Error Messages hard to find for Visually Impaired Users (Accessibility) [Returning Items]

	9555	normal	Template files contain single quote strings
	9737	normal	Local Covers sometimes appear then disappear on OPAC Search Results/Lists
	9608	minor	white background on header on check in
	9613	minor	items namespace missing in XSLT
	9957	trivial	Missing cancel link on subfield editing page

Transaction logs
	7241	normal	circulation action logs record biblionumber instead of item number

Enhancements in 3.10.6

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
	97	Various buildrelease patches
	110	patron can place unlimited holds on a item

	9250	Provide commands to allow handling of SIP servers in the packages

New sysprefs in 3.10.6

System requirements

    Important notes:

    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required


As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now 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 (98%)
  * Armenian (98%)
  * Chinese (China) (92%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Danish (100%)
  * English (New Zealand) (98%)
  * French (95%)
  * French (Canada) (66%)
  * German (98%)
  * German (Switzerland) (95%)
  * Greek (60%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  * Portuguese (98%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (97%)
  * 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 3.10.6 is

  Release Manager:       Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com>
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
  Translation Manager:   D Ruth Bavousett <ruth@bywatersolutions.com>
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>,
  QA Team:               Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
                         Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
                         Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>,
			 Elliott Davis <elliott@bywatersolutions.com>
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>,
                         Marc Véron <veron@veron.ch>,
			 Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz>,
                         Mirko Tietgen <5p4m@gmx.de>
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
  Packaging Assistant:   Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>

  Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Liz Rea <liz@catalyst.net.nz>
  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
  Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.10.6:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.10.6.
  *     12	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Edmund Balnaves
  *      1	Stefano Bargioni
  *      1	D Ruth Bavousett
  *      3	Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      1	Colin Campbell
  *      1	Galen Charlton
  *      4	David Cook
  *      7	Chris Cormack
  *      2	Christophe Croullebois
  *      5	Jonathan Druart
  *      6	Magnus Enger
  *      2	Katrin Fischer
  *      1	Corey Fuimaono
  *      8	Kyle M Hall
  *      1	Kristina D.C. Hoeppner
  *      3	Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *     12	Owen Leonard
  *      3	Julian Maurice
  *      1	Karam Qubsi
  *      1	Liz Rea
  *      3	Marcel de Rooy
  *      8	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Mathieu Saby
  *      5	Adrien Saurat
  *      2	Robin Sheat
  *      1	Lyon3 Team

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.10.6
  *      12 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       2 BSZ BW                                                                                         
  *      23 Biblibre                                                                                    
  *       3 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       8 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       3 C & P Bibliography                                                                    
  *       8 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       1 Equinox                                                                                   
  *       6 Libriotech                                                                                 
  *       1 PTFS-Europe                                                                              
  *       5 Prosentient Systems
  *       3 Rijksmuseum                                                                               
  *       1 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  *       1 Université Rennes 2
  *       1 pusc.it
  *      18 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.10.6.
  *      61 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *       7 Galen Charlton
  *       4 David Cook
  *     115 Chris Cormack
  *       1 Elliott Davis
  *       1 Srikanth Dhondi
  *      22 Jonathan Druart
  *       5 Nicole C. Engard
  *       3 Magnus Enger
  *      36 Katrin Fischer
  *      12 Kyle M Hall
  *      11 Mason James
  *       5 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      13 Owen Leonard
  *       4 Paul Poulain
  *       3 Liz Rea
  *      13 Marcel de Rooy
  *       1 Fridolyn SOMERS
  *       5 Mathieu Saby
  *       1 Adrien Saurat
  *       1 Robin Sheat
  *       2 Mirko Tietgen
  *       1 wajasu

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly 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 stable release was 3.10.05, which was released on April 22, 2013.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


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