Koha 3.12.6 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.6.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.

Disclaimer: I apologize for the delay and the amount of patches that remain to be included in the stable release. Preparing for attending KohaCon13 left me with no time to review the patches. Hopefully next release will include all the delayed patches.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

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 3.12.6 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.12.6 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements and 11 bugfixes.

Enhancements in 3.12.6

	8507	Koha-create should be updated to use DOM indexing for bib

	10349	Don't show empty Descriptions/Title notes tabs in OPAC and staff

Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.6

Hold requests
	10272	critical	CheckReserves returns not respecting ReservesControlBranch

Other bugs fixed in 3.12.6

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
	8705	normal	Software error on help of main page

MARC Bibliographic data support
	10324	trivial	Editorial series do not display correctly in normal view (UNIMARC / no XSLT)

	10672	normal	Add subtitle to display of checkouts, overdues, and holds on the patron summary

	10802	normal	History.txt missing in packages

	10218	minor	Add individual CSS classes for bibliographic information on OPAC results and detail pages (UNIMARC)
	10721	minor	Improve DataTables configuration on transfers to receive report
	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

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 (89%)
  * Armenian (100%)
  * Chinese (China) (100%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  * Czech (100%)
  * Danish (99%)
  * English (New Zealand) (92%)
  * French (100%)
  * French (Canada) (97%)
  * German (99%)
  * German (Switzerland) (98%)
  * Greek (54%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (78%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (64%)
  * Polish (63%)
  * Portuguese (99%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (92%)
  * Slovak (99%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Swedish (98%)
  * 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 3.12.6 is

  Release Manager:       Jared Camins-Esakov 
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard 
  Installation Documentation Managers:
                         Samuel Desseaux 
                         Mason James 
  Translation Manager:   Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel 
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer 
  QA Team:               Chris Cormack 
                         Marcel de Rooy 
                         Jonathan Druart 
                         Brendan Gallagher 
                         Kyle Hall 
                         Mason James 
                         Paul Poulain 
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger 
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat 
  Live CD Manager:       Vimal Kumar V.
  VM Manager:            Samuel Desseaux 

  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall 
  Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel 
  Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi 


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.12.6:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.6.
  *      4	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Galen Charlton
  *      1	David Cook
  *      1	Jonathan Druart
  *      2	Kyle M Hall
  *      1	Janusz Kaczmarek
  *      3	Owen Leonard
  *      1	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Mathieu Saby
  *      1	Mirko Tietgen

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.6
  *       3 ACPL
  *       2 BibLibre
  *       2 ByWater-Solutions
  *       1 Equinox
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 Université Rennes 2
  *       1 abunchofthings.net
  *       5 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.12.6.
  *      16 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      13 Galen Charlton
  *       2 David Cook
  *       6 Chris Cormack
  *       9 Katrin Fischer
  *       1 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Mason James
  *       2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       2 Srdjan
  *       2 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 3.12.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.17, which was released on August 24, 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)