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
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.6 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.6 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.06.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation 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 ====================== Packaging ---------- 8507 Koha-create should be updated to use DOM indexing for bib Templates ---------- 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) OPAC ---------- 10672 normal Add subtitle to display of checkouts, overdues, and holds on the patron summary Packaging ---------- 10802 normal History.txt missing in packages Templates ---------- 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 Documentation ====================== The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha documentation is http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== 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 http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ 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 Credits ====================== 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 email@example.com. 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git 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 http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)