Koha 3.12.12 released

The Koha community are happy to announce the 12th release of the 3.12 series of Koha.

This is a maintenance and contains a few bug fixes and translation updates. As always you can download the new release from download.koha-community.org or wait a day or 2 for the packages to be updated.

Please continue reading for the release notes

24 Mar 2014

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 3.12.12 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.12.12 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.12

	9210	major	Automatic carriage return are missing in print letters generated for holds

Other bugs fixed in 3.12.12

	11505	normal	Untranslatable table headers in Label batch manager

	11502	minor	Branch filter in "Holds To Pull" is too fuzzy

New sysprefs in 3.12.12

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 (88%)
  * Armenian (100%)
  * Chinese (China) (99%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Czech (100%)
  * Danish (99%)
  * English (New Zealand) (91%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (97%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (54%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (77%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  * Polish (100%)
  * Portuguese (100%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%)
  * Slovak (99%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Swedish (97%)
  * 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 3.12.12 is

  Release Manager:       Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com>
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
  Installation Documentation Manager: Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
  Translation Manager:   Ruth Bavousett <druthb@bywatersolutions.com>
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
  QA Team:               Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
                         Elliott Davis <elliott@bywatersolutions.com>,
                         Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
                         Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
                         Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>,
                         Chris Hall
                         Mirko Tietgen
                         Marc Veron
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
  Live CD Manager:       Vimal Kumar V.

  Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Liz Rea <lrea@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 3.12.12:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.12.
  *      1	David Cook
  *      1	Chris Cormack
  *      1	Owen Leonard
  *      1	Sophie Meynieux

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.12
  *       1 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       1 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       1 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       1 Prosentient Systems

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.12.12.
  *       3 Galen Charlton
  *       5 Chris Cormack
  *       2 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Katrin Fischer
  *       1 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Paul Poulain
  *       3 Fridolin Somers

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 3.12.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 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)
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One comment on “Koha 3.12.12 released
  1. hasib liton says:

    I am working with Koha. but if we can ad here full text document that will be very useful for us because we use another program for that,

    thanks very much
    hasib liton
    Junior Librarian
    SUST, Sylhet-Bangladesh