Koha 3.14.4 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.4.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read more for the full release notes

26 févr. 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 3.14.4 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements and 20 bugfixes.

Enhancements in 3.14.4

	10646	Mod_rewrite should be enabled by the postinst script
	10896	Add a --verbose option to koha-translate

Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.4

Hold requests
	11336	major	Priority is not updated on deleting holds

	10952	major	Store anonymous search history in session

	9579	major	Facets truncation broken for multi-byte characters

Other bugs fixed in 3.14.4

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
	7965	normal	Silence warns in staff error log (koha-error_log)
	11384	minor	Koha should not use "ctid" as a column name

	11316	trivial	Plugin icon missing tooltip in addbiblio.pl

	11483	normal	New serial pages missing help

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
	11260	normal	Update German web installer

	11342	minor	Error with opac self registration if BorrowersTitles is empty

	11509	trivial	Koha-create should print better usage information
	11510	trivial	Typo in koha-translate usage message

	11192	normal	Fix two definitions in ccl.properties
	6886	minor	Single branch mode should disable showing the branch name in front of all callnumbers

	10429	minor	Branch filter not working in serial claims

Test Suite
	11439	normal	UT: XISBN.t returns failure
	11457	normal	T/db_dependent/Bookseller.t can fail when subscription table is not empty
	11499	normal	Zebra_setup.pl not correctly setting indexing mode
	11470	minor	Circulation_transfers.t can fail, spuriously

	11208	normal	Multi transport types: a sms message without sms number should be marked as failed
	11475	normal	Batch modification process ends with broken link

New sysprefs in 3.14.4

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 (83%)
  * Armenian (99%)
  * Chinese (China) (99%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  * Czech (100%)
  * Danish (91%)
  * English (New Zealand) (84%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (89%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (53%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (72%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (63%)
  * Polish (65%)
  * Portuguese (99%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  * Slovak (99%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Swedish (92%)
  * 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 3.14.4 is

  Release Manager:       Galen Charlton 
  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:       Nguyen Quoc Uy 
  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 3.14.4:
  * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.4.
  *      6	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *     13	Galen Charlton
  *      3	Chris Cormack
  *      3	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Nicole Engard
  *      4	Katrin Fischer
  *      3	Kyle M Hall
  *      3	Julian Maurice
  *      1	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Mathieu Saby
  *      1	Robin Sheat
  *      3	Fridolin Somers
  *      1	Mark Tompsett

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.4
  *       4 BSZ BW                                                                                         
  *      10 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       3 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       4 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       1 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *      13 Equinox                                                                                   
  *       1 Université Rennes 2
  *       7 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.14.4.
  *       1 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *       3 Christopher Brannon
  *      44 Galen Charlton
  *       1 David Cook
  *      11 Chris Cormack
  *       3 Charlene Criton
  *       3 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Nicole C. Engard
  *       1 Magnus Enger
  *      17 Katrin Fischer
  *       9 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      41 Fridolin Somers
  *       1 Mark Tompsett
  *       1     Signed-off-by jmbroust

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 3.14.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)

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 févr. 2014 11:40:37 Z #####

A great thanks to all contributors.