Koha 3.14 beta released

A beta release of Koha 3.14 is now available for download.

Koha 3.14 includes a number of new features, included but not limited to:

  • A new default theme, “Bootstrap”, for the public catalog interface. The Bootstrap theme provides a reponsive design that works well both for desktop web browsers and mobile devices.
  • A new course reserves module.
  • A new offline circulation module that is entirely browser-based.
  • A revamp of the serials predication system which allows for significantly more flexibility in managing patterns.
  • The ability to create lists of patrons.
  • The ability to search for items to check out by keyword rather than barcode.
  • The ability to overlay item records during batch imports.
  • The ability to define rules (called MARC modification templates) for batch-modifying MARC records during import.
  • Numerous acquisitions workflow improvements, including the ability to move orders from one vendor to another, search acquisitions history, merge duplicate invoices, and get warnings if a new order would over-commit a fund.
  • Cataloging improvements including the ability to import authority record via Z39.50, the ability to merge authority records, and the ability to save and continue editing bib records.
  • Support for schema.org microdata in the OPAC to increase the visibility of your catalog to search engines.

There are also a number of under-the-hood improvements, including

  • Zebra DOM filter support for UNIMARC bib and authority records.
  • The introduction of an ORM, DBIx::Class.
  • Significantly improved unit test coverage.

And, as always, there are numerous bugfixes and minor improvements.

As with any beta release, now is the time for extensive testing to identify anything that needs to be tweaked before general release later this month. In particular, I request close attention to some of the features that were merged immediately prior my cutting this beta release — in particular, the serials prediction revamp and the MARC modification templates feature.

Draft release notes can be found below the fold. Share and enjoy (and test)!

01 Nov 2013

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package 
(ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, 
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The website for the Koha project is 


Koha 3.14.0-beta can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.0-beta is a major release, that comes with many new features.

It includes 13 features, 161 enhancements and 456 bugfixes.

New features in 3.14.0-beta

        5336    Acq history search
        8015    Add MARC Modifications Templates
        10401   Add ability to merge invoices

        5202    Merge authority records
        7131    Way to overlay items in in marc import

        10240   Offline circulation using HTML5 and IndexedDB
        10493   Add renewal script

Hold requests
        8215    Add Course Reserves

        10309   New OPAC theme based on Bootstrap

        10565   Add a "Patron List" feature for storing and manipulating collections of patrons

Staff Client
        10404   Add previous/next browsing to staff client search results

System Administration
        9998    Import/export and compare system preferences

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
        10096   Add a Z39.50 interface for authority searching

Enhancements in 3.14.0-beta

        5349    Moving an order
        7295    List of librarian managing a basket
        7298    Export late orders, with # of claims and claim dates
        8037    Add holds and funds to items already received in parcel.pl
        8307    Set a value for items when receiving
        9505    Acqui/invoices.pl contains an unnecessary loop
        9744    Add a column Fund name on the home page of acquisitions
        9806    Show more information on basketgroups lists
        9822    No alert appears on adding an order to a basket if the budget has exceeded
        9987    Biblioitemnumber is useless for orders.
        10366   Alert librarian if an invoice number is duplicated
        10390   Add ability to delete unused invoices
        10403   Add ability to set fund/budget on receipt
        10514   Add item link on acquisitions add item is too small
        10723   GetPendingOrders and SearchOrders can be merged
        10724   Search by basket group on the parcel page
        10725   Add filters on the pending orders table
        10737   Add "Add to basket" link on vendor search results page

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
        9370    Use Library::CallNumber::LC when splitting LC call numbers for spine labels
        9755    Record merge code needs to be refactored
        10206   Add Koha TT Plugin
        10291   Misleading Variable names in batchMod.pl
        10325   Allow system preferences to be overridable from koha-httpd.conf
        10426   Remove unused sub GetCcodes from C4::Koha
        10610   Sysprefs.sql is really boring to rebase
        10681   Inappropriate uses of finish() in C4::Circulation.pm
        10682   Inappropriate uses of finish() in C4::Reserve.pm
        10685   Inappropriate uses of finish() in C4::Accounts.pm
        10927   C4::Utils becomes useless
        11058   Compile time warning issued by C4/Record.pm

        9611    Changing the password hashing algorithm from MD5 to more secure Bcrypt

        7883    Save and continue editing
        7892    On staged marc record management open in tab
        9044    Allow to select items on catalogue/detail.pl and trigger actions
        9282    Authorities auto-completion in mainmainentry
        9307    Allow libraries to add/edit status for suggestion management.
        9747    Sort issue for the z3950 results
        10182   Save and continue editing should be improved
        10488   New MARC21 authority tags and subfields should be propagated to non-default frameworks
        10600   Duplicate authority
        10602   Set a default value for authorities
        10678   Allow framework selection when creating from Z39.50
        10901   Filters is needed on the add item page
        10962   Update MARC21 frameworks to Update Nr. 17 (September 2013)
        11037   C4::Biblio exports non-existent subroutines

        2720    Overdues which debar automatically should undebar automatically when returned
        7494    Use partial barcode or callnumber as a fallback for the barcode search in checkout
        7639    System preference to forgive fines on lost items
        9576    Enable or disable issue limit confirmation
        10370   Adding barcode on circulation print page
        10380   Output_pref should use a hashref for parameters
        10513   Light up a warning/message when returning a chosen item type.
        10785   Dropbox should be book drop

Command-line Utilities
        8584    Improve cleanup_database.pl to only purge emails older than X days.
        9286    Add script to add a bib to the zebra queue from the command line
        9739    More options for serialsUpdate.pl
        10361   Add Option to cleanup_database.pl to purge search_history entries

Course reserves
        10634   Use datatables for course details items table

        8798    Add the use of DBIx::Class

        9247    Add two more usage examples to the manpage for koha-mysql

Hold requests
        5825    Add Item Type column to Holds Queue report
        9394    Use reserve_id where possible
        9722    Allow users to add notes when placing a hold in opac
        9761    Make it possible to confirm future hold requests at checkin time
        10321   Followup on hold notes

        5766    Add configuration for excluding articles from jQuery table sorter
        10431   Spanish Zebra language definition file

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
        10593   AuthoritiesLog should default to yes

        7257    Add a link to remove an individual title from a list
        9757    Make staff client list contents view more like search results

MARC Authority data support
        5262    Authority plugin doesn't copy indicators

MARC Bibliographic data support
        5858    Update default MARC21 framework to Update No. 16 (April 2013)
        10141   Enable "18-21 Illustrations" and "24-27 Nature of contents" options for marc21_field_008.pl plugin

        5544    All Notices from Branch Email Address
        9487    Allow items fields to be used in the HOLDPLACED notice

        6399    Tooltip for tags that says 'separate by comma'
        6594    Add schema.org microdata
        7813    Add ability to delete local cover images
        8600    Remove search terms in advanced search
        8712    We should use WAI-ARIA guidelines to help with accessibility -OMNIBUS bug
        9549    Local Cover are not displayed in the Shelf Browser.
        9735    Choose language using URL parameters in any page
        10100   OPAC News dates need an CSS handle (class)
        10245   OPAC items table CSS classes
        10320   Show results from library's OverDrive collection in OPAC search
        10584   Hide OPAC bibilo details if all items are hidden.
        10743   Add style to privacy rules
        10750   Correct capitalization on suggestion form in OPAC
        10776   Subscription notification screen has awkward wording
        10836   New layout for placing holds in the OPAC
        10840   Re-add missing [% OPACResultsSidebar %]
        10856   Improve the previous and next items on the shelf browser
        11098   Label in Opac - topics on facets not easily css selectable
        11178   Make Bootstrap the default theme for new installs

        8507    Koha-create should be updated to use DOM indexing for bib
        9250    Provide commands to allow handling of SIP servers in the packages
        10367   Allow packages to work on debian wheezy
        10411   Add cache control headers to static resources in the apache config
        10524   Dependency updates to account for liblibrary-callnumber-lc-perl
        10622   Add --sip and --nosip switches to koha-list
        10624   Koha-common.init should implement the 'status' option switch
        10733   Memcached on package installs
        11012   Update dependencies to account for new crypt lib

        8845    Add ability search patrons by date of birth
        9372    Automatic carriage return in message_queue where content_type is html
        9763    Add callnumber column to "print summary" for moremember.pl
        10419   There is no cronjob script for deleting patrons
        10769   Simplify clearing of input fields when duplicating a patron
        10894   ID required for mainaddress fieldset in create new patron

        3134    Ability to select multiple reports to delete at once
        10368   Added price in overdue report
        10615   Move saved reports action items into dropdown menu

        7421    UNIMARC authorities DOM indexing mode
        10078   Show location facet for all

        7688    Change subscriptions numbering pattern and frequencies
        8435    New permissions on subscriptions "superserials"
        10570   Show internal note from subscription in results on check expiration page
        10854   Choose a CSV profile for exporting serial claims

        9252    Add option to send patron's home branch in AF field

Staff Client
        9456    Add callnumber column to the cart
        9507    Some code used to prevent form from being unexpectedly submitted is duplicated
        9728    XISBN use simple search instead of SQL
        10356   Adding date published to catalogue detail page
        10365   Using published date on routing slips
        11099   Label in Staff Client - series on facets not easily css selectable
        11102   Label in Staff Client - places on facets not easily css selectable

System Administration
        9295    Introduce operator equal/ notequal to OAI set mapping instead of hardcoded 'equal' value
        10010   Use jQueryUI Accordion to display constraints in MARC subfield editor

        7469    Focus on 1st field of creation form instead of search textbox
        8662    Remove unused famfamfam icons
        9294    Move JavaScript out of circulation template
        9424    Move JavaScript out of header include
        9508    The dateformat variable is not standardized in template files
        9779    Remove global include of YUI assets from the staff client
        9924    Simplify and rename patron card creator error message include
        10015   UniqueItemFields could have link to database documentation
        10036   Adding header search to additem page
        10130   Input fields for branch configuration are too short
        10197   Add CSS classes to patron info list in patron account
        10221   Hold expiration doesn't show on patron's list of holds
        10315   Use easier readable font for generated passwords
        10349   Don't show empty Descriptions/Title notes tabs in OPAC and staff
        10516   Improve titles, breadcrumbs, and confirmation messages for Z39.50 server adds and updates
        10614   Have add order form at top and bottom
        10668   Improve suggestion detail page
        10755   Add "Keyword as Phrase" to staff client advanced search indexes
        10803   "Make payment" in circ is not easily translatable
        10850   Give Quick spine label template page its own id
        11106   Label item type facet in staff client
        11107   Label  in staff client - authors on facets not easily accessible

Test Suite
        8300    Koha should have mechanized testing suite
        10683   CRUD routines in C4::Circulation need unit tests
        10719   UT GetUpcomingDueIssues
        10806   The staff benchmark script does not check authentication failure
        11100   Label in staff client - Topics on facets not easily css selectable

        9618    Add support for intranetuserjs to labels/spinelabel-print.pl
        10599   Uncheck on loan items on the batch item modification tool
        10601   Add a counter on batch items modifications
        10730   Use DataTables on the tag review page
        10853   Create CSV profiles with sql fields

        9161    Translate only specific files

Critical bugs fixed in 3.14.0-beta

(this list include all bugfixes since the previous major version. Most of them have already been fixed in maintainance releases)

        10088   critical        Software error when filling a basket with staged record
        10736   critical        AcqWarnOnDuplicateInvoice doesn't warn for duplications - just triplications+
        7228    major   Can't order more than 1 when importing all from staged file
        7593    major   Merging bib records loses connection to order line
        10641   major   GetBooksellerWithLateOrders in C4::Bookseller.pm has some incoherences

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
        9452    blocker C4::Letters does not function under Plack
        10085   blocker Unapi does not function under Plack
        6554    critical        Resolve encoding problems with corrected UTF8 handling in templates
        9299    major   For loop in Auth_with_ldap.pm requires an extended patron attribute to be set or LDAP logins fail
        10074   major   Encoding problems for login and installer
        10176   major   Invalid URLs in 'Refine Search Results' when it uses UNICODE symbols
        10592   major   Apache configuration is blocking fetch of certain icons and XML files
        10843   major   Print a slip can cause an error
        10897   major   T/ILSDI_Services.t is db dependent

        10908   blocker Fix broken auth_by_bind LDAP mode
        10019   major   Encoding problem with utf8 chars in userid
        10384   major   Software error when LDAP connexion fails
        10925   major   LDAP Auth fails if DEBUG is enable

Browser compatibility
        10108   major   Can't print more than one page of overdues

        9684    major   Z39.50 Card View broken in CCSR
        9780    major   Restrict the right to suppress a record used in some order
        10766   major   Cataloging reservoir search broken if UseQueryParser is off

        8770    blocker Amount does not equal amountoutstanding on a fine with no payments or credits
        10016   critical        SelfCheckTimeout not logging patron out
        10262   critical        Fine calculation at checkin not respecting CircControl
        10663   critical        Holds never block renewals
        6413    major   Notes in Fines doing wonky things
        10030   major   MaxFines checks against amount, not amount outstanding
        10079   major   HomeOrHoldingBranch should not control who can delete when IndependantBranches is enabled
        10120   major   Fine recalculation on return needs to be a system preference
        10490   major   Overdue fines cap (amount) in circulation rules is saved incorrectly (rounded)

        10185   blocker Updatedatabase.pl remove all reserves

Hold requests
        10272   critical        CheckReserves returns not respecting ReservesControlBranch
        8294    major   Enumeration should show in copy specific hold menu
        9575    major   Serious Holds Problem with IndependantBranches
        10166   major   Can't place holds on multiple titles if one or more are un-holdable
        10243   major   Holds queue is making transfer requests that contradict the branch holds policy
        10311   major   Holds queue ignores item-level holds where only one items exists
        10597   major   Search to hold button broken on record details
        10628   major   AutomaticItemReturn prevents holds queue from filling local holds with local items

        9414    major   Fix sample letters for German and Norwegian
        10560   major   No way to disable english
        10935   major   CSV for basket and basketgroup are broken when translated

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
        10969   blocker Fix sample itemtypes for translated installers
        10443   major   Table borrower_files does not exists in kohastructure.sql file
        10965   major   Sample itemtypes can't load on new install

MARC Authority data support
        10230   major   Match points do not work with authorities

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

        8368    critical        List email broken for non english templates
        10072   critical        "my suggestions" always says "There are no pending purchase suggestions."
        10217   critical        Make sure direct links to detail views work when there is no session
        10590   critical        In opac-topissues limit param is not protected
        2394    major   Canreservefromotherbranches preference not working
        6553    major   Parentheses in corporate author break tracings
        8884    major   Opacheader is not in the header on CCSR
        9679    major   Can't place hold from cart in CCSR
        9995    major   For reference items no longer listed in XSLT result lists
        10070   major   History of anonymous searches is not kept
        10201   major   Old OPAC patron update system should be removed
        11060   major   Bootstrap theme: Incorrect rendering for right to left languages

        10061   critical        Fix the tiny_mce error when building packages
        10018   major   Building version update for master/3.13

        6506    critical        Deleting patron history missing errors

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

        8252    critical        Error in DOM biblio for UNIMARC (no range for fields 1xx)
        8620    critical        Barcode searching not working correctly
        8746    major   Rebuild_zebra_sliced.sh don't work where Record length of 106041 is larger than the MARC spec allows
        9961    major   Truncation and QueryAutoTruncate not working properly with new QueryParser
        10281   major   Search domains do not seem to work

        10430   major   Status filter not working in serial claims when translated
        11168   major   GetLateOrMissingIssues: $supplierid is not mandatory

        766     major   Use of CGI::scrolling_list prevents customization in template
        10522   major   Javascript error on acquisition pages: YAHOO is not defined
        10541   major   Enable cross-browser AJAX in additem.js
        10701   major   In transit information doesn't display on the bibliographic detail page

        8264    major   Local cover images not working in IE8

        10413   major   Odd space character brakes translation

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
        9986    major   Two fixes on Z3950 Search

Other bugs fixed in 3.14.0-beta

(this list include all bugfixes since the previous major version. Most of them have already been fixed in maintainance releases)

        10915   normal  About->timeline broken on upgraded Koha
        7143    trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page

        2046    normal  Suggestions: Title Field too small
        4907    normal  Suggestions "organize by" menu doesn't reflect current choice
        7598    normal  Acquisitions JavaScript contains untranslatable English strings
        8821    normal  Receive shipment page should hide inactive funds like new order form does
        9238    normal  Fund pull down says 'select budget'
        9824    normal  Hide basket with no expected items in basket list by bookseller
        10028   normal  ModReceiveOrder works unexpectedly
        10065   normal  Style invoice edit form according to standard structure
        10115   normal  Hiding advanced search in Orders search tab removes plus button
        10152   normal  Default sorting wrong in parcels.pl
        10270   normal  GetOrdersByBiblionumber needs better unit tests
        10313   normal  Selecting an invoice from the historic orders page does not take you to that invoice
        10317   normal  Parcel should display a message when called with an nonexistent invoiceid
        10381   normal  Hide basket links should be improved
        10475   normal  Item form in acquisition not hiding subfields properly
        10483   normal  Check_uniqueness.pl does not work
        10504   normal  C4::Acquisition::ModOrderItem is unused
        10556   normal  Deliverytime is not inserted on adding a supplier
        10557   normal  GetBooksellersWithLateOrders has an unused branch parameter
        10573   normal  French translation for printing a basketgroup
        10630   normal  DelBookseller's return value needs to be more explicit in C4::Bookseller.pm
        10640   normal  ModBookseller needs more explicit return values in C4::Bookseller.pm
        10786   normal  Javascript error on the parcel page: YAHOO is not defined
        11108   normal  Undoing receiving does not appear to work (but actually does)
        9374    minor   In baskets, prices between 0 and 1 are displayed in red
        10106   minor   Markup error causing misplacement of "reopen" checkbox on invoice edit screen
        10258   minor   Remove erroneous call to haspermission in basket.pl
        10535   minor   By default sort funds by name
        11033   minor   In basketgroup pages, Save button and Cancel link are hidden by chooselanguage bar
        10705   trivial Shipment cost should be 'shipping'
        10847   trivial Open external link to website of a vendor in new tab/window

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
        9894    normal  'hidden' value is hard to understand in frameworks
        9951    normal  Resolve encoding problems where script parameters are not decoded
        10515   normal  The prototype for GetBranchCategory and GetBranchCategories is not consistent
        10527   normal  C4::Branch::get_branch_code_from_name is useless
        10550   normal  Fix database typo wthdrawn
        10629   normal  Inappropriate uses of $sth->finish() in C4::Branch.pm
        10642   normal  Inappropriate uses of $sth->finish() in C4::RotatingCollections.pm
        10643   normal  Inappropriate uses of $sth->finish() in C4::ClassSource.pm
        10693   normal  CreateBranchTransferLimit's return values in C4::Circulation.pm should be more explicit
        10698   normal  DeleteTransfer in C4::Circulation.pm needs return value
        10699   normal  DeleteBranchTransferLimits in C4/Circulation.pm needs return value
        10795   normal  Improvements for GetOpenIssue in C4::Circulation
        11015   normal  Copyright headers are missing in some packages
        11123   normal  2 routines are unused in C4::Account
        11135   normal  Parsing of OVERRIDE_SYSPREF_NAMES logs warnings
        10054   minor   When SingleBranchMode is enabled, allow superlibrarians to set logged in library
        10143   minor   Fix FSF address in license headers
        10650   minor   Export merge-record.inc javascript into a file
        10711   minor   GetOfflineOperation in C4/Circulation.pm should returns $sth->fetchrow_hashref instead of $result
        10872   minor   C4::Items GetHiddenItems fix and optimization
        7785    trivial MySQL-specific syntax in C4::Members columns()
        10080   trivial Change system pref IndependantBranches to IndependentBranches
        10156   trivial Fix usr/bin/perl path for get_report_social_data.pl
        10305   trivial _increment_barcode is called twice
        10771   trivial Three disused scripts in misc/cronjobs/stats should be removed

        10029   normal  CAS authentication fails in OPAC reserve

Browser compatibility
        10376   normal  Printing cart does not work under IE9

        9113    normal  Batch modification removes +
        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
        9533    normal  Batch item modification should ignore defaults
        9773    normal  Replace YUI AJAX calls in cataloging plugins with jQuery
        9826    normal  Missing fields in MARC21 authority framework
        10225   normal  If an item isn't editable, don't show the onclick Edit/Delete menu
        10543   normal  False mandatory warning in additem
        10982   normal  Link to IFLA UNIMARC documentation in Cataloging
        11054   normal  Creating a child record has problems with accented Latin characters
        9770    minor   C4::ClassSortRoutine::Dewey can pad the wrong part of a call number internally
        10033   minor   Dangerous query in _koha_modify_item
        10448   minor   Changing framework when cataloguing clears all fields
        11070   minor   Typo in UNIMARC 115a plugin
        10093   trivial Typo in marc21_leader.tt
        10178   trivial Typos in plugins for 006 and 008 in MARC21
        10331   trivial Little errors in unimarc_field_4XX.pl (punctuation)
        10428   trivial Undefined check in add additem.pl
        10687   trivial Delete erroneous tags 68a and 68b on default MARC21 auth framework
        10715   trivial MARC21 007 Plugin Editor doesn't load position 01
        11034   trivial BiblioAutoLink has incorrect return in addbiblio.pl

        5652    normal  Patron checkout and holds summary should show subtitles
        7019    normal  Circulation History Sort Order Wrong
        9219    normal  Show damaged and lost statuses for issues on circulation.pl as they are on moremember.pl
        9362    normal  Wrong query in GetUpcomingDueIssues (Circulation.pm)
        9860    normal  Incorrect box heading 'Cannot check in' when a late document is returned
        10027   normal  Fine details not showing when printing a fine
        10247   normal  Too many reserves due to syspref does not show warning
        10362   normal  On return with reserve or transfer the alerts are not shown
        10884   normal  Circulation table: odd behavior on checkboxes
        9943    minor   Pay fines page "Pay selected" button give invalid amount when nothing is selected
        10081   minor   IndependentBranches error message missing the library name
        10256   minor   Remove some unused subs from Overdues module
        10529   minor   Dollar sign hardcoded in patron message
        10954   minor   Payment receipt does not display the payment made
        10288   trivial Tiny typo on "Pending offline circulation actions"

Command-line Utilities
        8840    normal  Ubuntu-pkg-check.sh fix and extend functionality
        9192    normal  UNIMARC_sync_date_created_with_marc_biblio.pl field creation
        10326   minor   Bulkmarcimport.pl turns off  CataloguingLog sys pref
        9671    trivial Fines.pl cronjob help lists wrong values for finesmode syspref
        10810   trivial Fix synopsis for -html option to overdue_notices.pl

Course reserves
        10409   normal  Do not show course entry form if no departments are found
        10604   normal  Two columns in the courses table aren't wide enough
        10432   minor   Display of enabled status on course list is not accessible
        11134   trivial Typo on course reserves help

        9681    normal  Add some indexes in database
        10636   normal  Patronimage should have borrowernumber as PK, not cardnumber
        10889   trivial Wrong description for a column of biblio table in kohastructure.sql

Developer documentation
        10967   trivial POD ERROR in acqui/booksellers.pl

        7764    normal  INSTALL.ubuntu needs to be updated
        10671   normal  Koha 3.14 Help Files Update
        10703   normal  Add/update database documentation
        10250   minor   Typos in help/reports/guided_reports.tt
        10251   minor   Typos in help/members/member-flags.tt
        10425   minor   Help page missing for Local Use preferences
        8670    trivial Update POD of C4::Branch::GetBranches() to use TT syntax
        10042   trivial Minor typo ("Communnity") in packages docs
        10763   trivial Update POD of C4::Creators::Lib::html_table() to use TT syntax
        10764   trivial Update POD of C4::Items::GetItemStatus() to use TT syntax
        10765   trivial Update POD of C4::Koha::GetSupportList() to use TT syntax

Hold requests
        8419    normal  Suspended holds appear on the daily holds queue
        10917   normal  Librarian cannot update hold pickup location without modify_holds_priority
        10949   normal  Hold request not retrieved when printing hold slip
        10731   minor   IntranetSlipPrinterJS is not working for hold slips
        10343   trivial Rename OpacShowHoldNotes to OpacHoldNotes

        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)
        10017   normal  Opac CCSR template do not cope well with right-to-left languages
        10083   normal  In Transit string doesn't get translated in the staff interface
        10214   normal  Malformed syspref.po file
        10447   normal  Language definitions for 'ru' and 'uk' are not available during install
        10576   normal  Untranslatable strings in additem.js
        10745   normal  More fun on translation bug with XSLT subfieldSelect parameters
        10948   normal  Some strings in the authority result list turned out untranslatable
        7478    minor   Template/translation problem in catalogue_out.tt
        8070    minor   
 block produced by showmarc.pl really not good in RTL languages
        10841   minor   Edit/Delete item context links in items table are not translatable
        10871   trivial Confirmation message for deleting news entries is not translatable

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
        10712   normal  Some values not saved in koha install log
        10548   trivial Koha_perl_deps.pl miscounts dependencies displayed

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
        10050   normal  Update German web installer files for 3.12
        10474   normal  Translate some missed English strings in German sample notices
        10523   normal  Remove two obsolete routines from Installer.pm
        9831    minor   Wrong and missing values in installer for French UNIMARC
        10572   trivial Add phone to message_transport_types table for new installs

        5894    normal  Adding multiple items from a cart to a list shows only the first title

MARC Authority data support
        10335   minor   UNIMARC authorities search doesn't display properly information on parallel form

MARC Bibliographic data support
        6201    normal  BibTeX export does not incude MARC21 main entry
        7054    normal  NORMARC: wrong default for 000 position 17
        7055    normal  NORMARC: Links and defaults for 008 position 15-17 and 35-37
        9820    normal  Missing space between 100/700 $a and $c (MARC21/XSLT)
        9804    trivial Fix name for NORMARC biblio-koha-indexdefs.xml
        10324   trivial Editorial series do not display correctly in normal view (UNIMARC / no XSLT)

        10127   normal  Printoverdues.sh should tar only pdf files
        10439   normal  Cannot modify the notice's library
        10664   normal  Software error in overdue_notices.pl if there is no active currency
        10720   normal  Substitution term in overdue notices shouldn't be removed even if they don't match
        10727   normal  Replace carriage return with 
when writing hold notices 9886 minor ParseLetter removes too often punctuation characters from fields 10559 minor Noisy statement handle still active warnings when generating notices OPAC ---------- 2774 normal Path to theme is hard-coded in many places 7110 normal Renewal messages still displays in OPAC if OpacRenewalAllowed is disabled. 9541 normal Opac-user doesn't load correct CSS for multiple branches 10026 normal OPAC cart not showing location anymore 10107 normal Opacbookbag shouldn't prevent from adding items to a list in the OPAC 10125 normal Babeltheque star image must use sprite 10129 normal Babeltheque does not depend on COinSinOPACResults 10204 normal Patron image no longer appears in the OPAC 10266 normal Restricted status doesn't show in OPAC 10283 normal Hide "many items" on second tab when using OpacSeparateHoldings 10292 normal XSLT files always taken from 'prog' theme for English 10405 normal User-editable sections should have ids 10552 normal Several preferences missing from OPAC login page 10553 normal Public lists not available from OPAC login page 10566 normal Improve OPAC course reserves pages 10586 normal Printing cart from Firefox seems to be missing CSS 10595 normal OpacTopissue page still accessible when system preference is turned off 10619 normal Sco.css missing for CCSR OPAC templates 10672 normal Add subtitle to display of checkouts, overdues, and holds on the patron summary 10876 normal Fix opac-MARCdetail.pl partial hides 11090 normal Bootstrap theme: CSS problem with suggestions toolbar links 11132 normal The results list is reset on adding a biblio to a list 11142 normal Update Bootstrap theme's place hold form to match the new version in prog 8911 minor Docs/history.txt file missing for about.pl 10073 minor Show ccode or location also if not bound to Authorized Values in XSLT 10359 minor CCSR theme should apply jqTransform after OpacUserJS 10463 minor Quote of the day feature not selecting random quotes 10510 minor OPAC's renew selected link has glitchy icon 10564 minor Use OPACURLOpenInNewWindow in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl 10587 minor HTML errors on authority detail page in OPAC 10588 minor Opac-topissues first branch always selected in filters 10686 minor Fielded searches confuse highlighter 10820 minor Lost items on search results don't jive with record details 11057 minor Bootstrap theme: Don't hide language chooser below the fold 11133 minor Markup errors in OPAC place hold form HTML 10006 trivial Holding branch is not available to XSLT display 10354 trivial Don't show optgroup Libraries when no search groups are defined 10829 trivial Browse across pages breaks for authority searches Packaging ---------- 9890 normal Fix the new plugin system for package installs 10041 normal Provide a koha-translate script to aid package users on installing translations 10094 normal Koha-list should have an --disabled option 10101 normal Koha-enable error handling 10104 normal Koha-disable error handling 10144 normal Koha-start-zebra error handling 10146 normal Koha-stop-zebra error handling 10149 normal Koha-restart-zebra error handling 10150 normal Koha-email-disable error handling 10157 normal Koha-email-enable error handling 10159 normal Koha-rebuild-zebra error handling 10259 normal Koha-*-zebra scripts are expected to run without warnings if no instance name passed 10802 normal History.txt missing in packages 10084 minor YUI path wrong in CCSR theme with packages 10379 minor Koha-rebuild-zebra gets noisy if no instances are defined 10574 minor Remove the message about upgrading to 3.4 10617 trivial Init script cleanup 10645 trivial Missing zebra languages in koha-create manpage Patrons ---------- 5904 normal Ysearch.pl members improvements (Independant branches behaviour) 10053 normal Borrowers.branchcode cannot be null 10481 normal No enrollment fee when changing patron category 10835 normal Patron search for using "contains" search type fails with only one search term 10924 normal Contact note not updating via opac 11002 normal Mandatory fields are not translatable 9997 minor Suspected typo in patron self registration code 10297 minor Categorycode and branchcode should be required when adding patrons 10511 minor Odd behavior for messaging preferences with Talking Tech enabled 10838 minor Silence warnings in members/member.pl 10184 trivial Circulation History reverses sort order 10507 trivial Typo when warning about creating duplicate patron attribute Reports ---------- 9659 normal Undefined authorised value category yields empty dropdown menu on SQL reports 9719 normal Changing the rows per page on a custom report fails if it has user supplied parameters 10110 normal Problems with diacritics in saved SQL reports 10718 normal Items with no checkouts report does not work 10396 minor Catalog stats shows calendar in callnumber field Searching ---------- 5645 normal Z39.50 search from search results not parsing query correctly 9801 normal Location facet shows even if no locations 9830 normal Some UNIMARC item indexes could be broken whith Queryweightfields syspref 10037 normal Fix item index in UNIMARC DOM indexing 10578 normal Escaping CGI breaks results sort feature (librarian's interface) 10741 normal Can not place a hold on an item in transit and for loan 9588 minor Weighted search query with index 10271 minor An index containing ns or nb does not work 10704 trivial Search term highlighting doesn't work beyond the first results page Serials ---------- 7718 normal Remove itemnumber column from serials table 8852 normal Branch not showing in serials results 8896 normal Delete serials no more missing from missinglist 10183 normal Serials collection table is displayed with a single pixel before and after 10484 normal Serials-edit.pl not checking for barcode field before checking for barcode subfield 10563 normal Link to edit subscription from 'check expiraton' page is broken 10621 normal Subscription alert emails have wrong from-address 10457 minor Export selected items data doesn't work when using checkall checkbox 10689 minor Public note does not appear in subscriptions search 10728 trivial Subscription-renew generates unnecessary warnings in logs SIP2 ---------- 9531 normal Make SIP2 message terminator configurable via SIPconfig.xml 10445 normal SIP Server doesn't respect maxoutstanding system preference 10817 normal SIPserver does not return holds info when requested 9845 trivial SIP tests : fix in 08checkin.t ("alert" field) Staff Client ---------- 6281 normal Bug in LCC sort routine 8887 normal Search preferences: Strange behaviour with exact matches (default instead of custom favicon used, displays to much results) 9218 normal Intranet cart email broken for non english templates 9665 normal Staff client bibliographic record export missing some options available in the OPAC 10310 normal Prevent submit form pressing enter should be improved 10911 normal Records with 880 fields have broken details links in intranet search results using XSLT. 11003 normal JS error on the cart page 10052 minor Make intranetstylesheet and intranetcolorstylesheet behave exactly like their opac counterparts 7368 trivial General staff client typo omnibus System Administration ---------- 10103 minor UniqueItemFields is missing from sysprefs.sql 10038 trivial Doubled 'default' entry when creating a new authority type 10690 trivial Warn about trailing slashes in description of OPACBaseURL and staffClientBaseURL Templates ---------- 6329 normal Patron categories should show which fields are required 8068 normal Acq stats refers to budgets when it should be funds 8278 normal Replace YUI autocomplete in UNIMARC 210c plugin 9172 normal Move TinyMCE library outside of language-specific directory 9463 normal Use DataTables on patron sent notices page 9603 normal Fix layout of Patron Card Creator Layout screen for display in IE 9680 normal Cart aligned right in CCSR 9737 normal Local Covers sometimes appear then disappear on OPAC Search Results/Lists 9766 normal Remove YUI menu on budget planning page in favor of different column-hiding system 9887 normal Use DataTables on circulation page 9903 normal Sort by date broken on patron detail page 9905 normal Use DataTables on calendar page 9916 normal Use DataTables in the OPAC 9925 normal Remove unused table-pager include 10023 normal Degree notation in acq 10044 normal Doubled up paging on order receive 10134 normal Set XSLT usage ON as default, for new Koha installs 10145 normal The acquisition details block is badly placed 10153 normal Patron header search form is too wide 10196 normal Items table partially hidden in marc view in ccsr 10249 normal Untranslatable strings in Javascript on OPAC detail page 10261 normal Link to patron files missing from circ-menu.tt 10287 normal Budget administration table displayed with single pixel artifact before and after 10416 normal Correct template markup problems on course detail page 10418 normal Correct template markup problems on course reserves add item page 10496 normal CCSR theme OPAC tabs to not show correct active state 10497 normal Star ratings not showing right in ccsr detail 10649 normal Upgrade DataTables and move scripts out of theme directory 10651 normal Use new DataTables include in administration templates 10656 normal Shelving locations not alpha on search 10716 normal The booksellers template generates a JS error 10868 normal Use new DataTables include in catalog templates 10888 normal Don't hide authorities module from users without permission to edit authorities 11097 normal Hide duplicate patron button if logged in user lacks CAN_user_borrowers permission 9613 minor Items namespace missing in XSLT 9984 minor The hold ratios table uses a server-side sort 10045 minor Suggestions refer to budgets, but should be funds 10046 minor Label budget should be fund on invoices page 10049 minor Comments tab shows ( ) instead of ( 0 ) on translated templates 10097 minor Hide framework selection when importing staged authority records 10111 minor Layout on basket summary page a bit inconsistent 10170 minor Non translatable strings in manage-marc-import (actions and table values) 10218 minor Add individual CSS classes for bibliographic information on OPAC results and detail pages (UNIMARC) 10284 minor Missing spaces between label and content in XSLT view for 785/780 10406 minor Remove obsolete CSS related to YUI autocomplete 10414 minor "Course Reserves" should be "Course reserves" in global "More" menu 10420 minor Standardize spelling of "authorized" 10422 minor Remove references to unused and non-existent wizard.css 10444 minor In advanced search(more), [+] and [-] should behave like links on hover 10464 minor Patron search on placing a hold doesn't use jqueryui.autocomplete 10466 minor Lists: Use "size" as names/hash keys leads to an unexpected results when using Template::Toolkit (name of a virtual method there) 10721 minor Improve DataTables configuration on transfers to receive report 10792 minor Amounts in funds table on acquisitions home page not sorting correctly 10793 minor XSLT change 780/785 search queries to use ti,phr indexes like other linking entries 10794 minor Sorting on billing date column in invoices table doesn't work 9519 trivial Wrong language code for Italian in the advanced search language limitations 9782 trivial Cancel button doesn't work when importing MARC bibliographic frameworks 9957 trivial Missing cancel link on subfield editing page 10000 trivial Little typo in intranet-tmpl/prog/en/modules/help/tools/letter.tt: sliip 10002 trivial Don't include line breaks in strings that are translated 10008 trivial Serials search results 'Opened' tab should be 'Open' 10040 trivial Capitalization wrong on alert when deleting subfields from authority frameworks 10186 trivial Typo in subscription-add.tt (years vs year) 10189 trivial French values in cataloging plugins for unimarc 128b and 128c fields 10191 trivial 2 option tags are not closed in unimarc_field_115a.tt and unimarc_field_116.tt 10193 trivial Copies should be holdings as label for items on MARC view 10233 trivial Toolbar background missing from staff client catalogue page 10307 trivial Z39.50 server search tab shows z390.50 10346 trivial "Add multiple copies" should be labelled "Add multiple items" 10350 trivial Capitalization: Home Library column in staff detail items table 10465 trivial Reference to fields 780 and 785 in UNIMARC XSLT should be removed 10494 trivial KohaBranchName sends useless warnings to log if supplied library code is null or not present 10609 trivial Use branch name rather than branch code in serials-collection.pl Test Suite ---------- 10274 normal UT: Acquisition.t needs to create its own data 10275 normal UT: OrderFromSubscription.t needs to create its own data 10289 normal UT: Reserves.t needs to create its own data 10290 normal UT: VirtualShelves.t needs to create its own data 10298 normal T::lib::Mocks tries to deal with syspref but doesn not manage to 10332 normal UT: CourseReserves.t needs to create its own data 10333 normal UT: Labels/t_Batch.t needs to create its own data 10334 normal UT: t/db_dependent/needs_user_input/* are unusable 10336 normal UT: HoldsQueue.t needs to create its own data 10386 normal UT: VirtualShelves.t needs some more adjustments 10499 normal UT: VirtualShelves.t needs a database transaction 10508 normal UT: C4::Branch.pm needs unit tests 10528 normal UT: C4::Bookseller.pm needs unit tests 10539 normal Remove unused unit tests in lib/KohaTest 10575 normal UT: GetOrdersByBiblionumber.t needs a database transaction 10644 normal C4::ClassSource.pm needs unit tests 10653 normal UT : C4::RotatingCollections.pm needs unit tests. 10692 normal UT: Routines about transfers in C4::Circulation.pm need unit tests 10710 normal UT : OfflineOperation's routines in C4/Circulation.t need unit tests. 10761 normal UT: saved_report and delete_report in C4::Reports::Report_Guided.pm need unit tests. 10767 normal UT: Routines which interact with the table issuingrules in C4/Circulation need unit test 10296 minor UT: db schemas are useless 10495 minor T/db_dependent/HoldsQueue.t can fail unnecessarily 10666 minor Daily quotes tests are failing Tools ---------- 7684 normal Inventory : datatable fix actions etc. 8745 normal Disallow rebuild_zebra.pl from executing, when run by root user 9300 normal Filtering export.pl by accession date does not work 10022 normal Multiple tags moderation doesn't work on translated page 11086 trivial Koha Tools Upload Patron Images text description change Web services ---------- 10667 normal ILS-DI: AuthenticatePatron should also work with cardnumber 10974 normal OAI-PMH Resumption Tokens Do Not Handle Time 10549 trivial ILS-DI should not use ISO-8851-9 encoding Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers ---------- 10058 normal Fix unapi for NORMARC 10462 normal Some optimizations in Z3950 search paving the way for enhancements 10742 minor Simple search to z39.50 search keeps index 10458 trivial Remove obsolete Z3950 module and test New sysprefs in 3.14.0-beta ====================== * AcqItemSetSubfieldsWhenReceived * AcqWarnOnDuplicateInvoice * AllowOfflineCirculation * AllowTooManyOverride * AutoRemoveOverduesRestrictions * CalculateFinesOnReturn * ConfirmFutureHolds * itemBarcodeFallbackSearch * OpacHoldNotes * OverDriveClientKey * OverDriveClientSecret * OverDriveLibraryID * StaffDetailItemSelection * UseCourseReserves * WhenLostChargeReplacementFee * WhenLostForgiveFine 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/3.14/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 (85%) * Armenian (94%) * Chinese (China) (93%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (96%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (94%) * English (New Zealand) (87%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (92%) * German (94%) * German (Switzerland) (93%) * Greek (53%) * Italian (95%) * Kurdish (75%) * Norwegian Bokmål (62%) * Portuguese (94%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (87%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (92%) * Turkish (98%) 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 3.14.0-beta 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 Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.0-beta: * CCSR * Kultur i Halland - Regionbibliotek * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.0-beta. * 54 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Edmund Balnaves * 1 Stefano Bargioni * 4 D Ruth Bavousett * 1 Blou * 190 Jared Camins-Esakov * 18 Colin Campbell * 1 Barry Cannon * 3 Frédérick Capovilla * 287 Galen Charlton * 1 Katherine Chisholm * 16 David Cook * 14 Chris Cormack * 2 Christophe Croullebois * 3 Elliott Davis * 4 Frédéric Demians * 3 Srikanth Dhondi * 149 Jonathan Druart * 31 Nicole Engard * 16 Magnus Enger * 2 Jason Etheridge * 1 Jonathan Field * 36 Katrin Fischer * 1 Connor Fraser * 2 Amit Gupta * 4 Chris Hall * 97 Kyle M Hall * 1 Gab Hikaka * 1 Kristina D.C. Hoeppner * 2 Mason James * 5 Srdjan Jankovic * 6 Janusz Kaczmarek * 2 Peter Crellan Kelly * 1 Rafal Kopaczka * 22 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 3 Ketan Kulkarni * 1 Sonia LEMAIRE * 140 Owen Leonard * 1 Andrew Lockett * 28 Julian Maurice * 1 Matthias Meusburger * 6 Sophie Meynieux * 1 Jonet Moore * 6 Paul Poulain * 4 Karam Qubsi * 1 Meenakshi R * 1 MJ Ray * 5 Liz Rea * 1 Martin Renvoize * 1 David Roberts * 54 Marcel de Rooy * 44 Fridolyn SOMERS * 21 Mathieu Saby * 3 Adrien Saurat * 4 Dan Scott * 13 Robin Sheat * 1 Juan Sieira * 2 Lyon3 Team * 7 Mirko Tietgen * 9 Mark Tompsett * 1 Sue Tunnicliff * 3 Marc Veron * 4 Jesse Weaver * 1 Aaron Wells * 22 Kenza Zaki * 1 raewyn adams * 3 root We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.0-beta * 140 ACPL * 36 BSZ BW * 262 BibLibre * 8 BigBallOfWax * 131 ByWater-Solutions * 190 C & P Bibliography * 40 Catalyst * 289 Equinox * 2 KohaAloha * 3 Libeo * 16 Libriotech * 3 Nucsoft OSS Labs * 21 PTFS-Europe * 17 Prosentient Systems * 54 Rijksmuseum * 1 Software.coop * 4 Tamil * 2 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 * 21 Université Rennes 2 * 1 Xercode * 7 abunchofthings.net * 1 bopdhb.govt.nz * 3 carvingit.com * 4 coffeecode.net * 1 inlibro.com * 3 kenza-VirtualBox * 1 massey.ac.nz * 1 mpdc.govt.nz * 1 oslo.ie * 1 poczta.onet.pl * 1 pusc.it * 1 tpk.govt.nz * 105 unidentified * 3 veron.ch * 1 yahoo.com We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.0-beta. * 1 Koha Team Lyon 3 * 5 Koha Team Amu * 14 Pierre Angot * 2 Nuño López Ansótegui * 1 Eli Anthony * 9 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Pierre Angot et Leila Arkab * 1 Alex Arnaud * 1 Petter Goksoyr Asen * 4 Henry Bankhead * 2 Nora Blake * 2 Sonia Bouis * 1 Christopher Brannon * 1 Heather Braum * 1 Brendan * 2 Corinne Bulac * 208 Jared Camins-Esakov * 1097 Galen Charlton * 1 Mickey Coalwell * 15 David Cook * 223 Chris Cormack * 5 Frédéric Demians * 231 Jonathan Druart * 3 Frederic Durand * 1 Dani Elder * 26 Nicole C. Engard * 15 Magnus Enger * 2 Jason Etheridge * 1 Vitor Fernandes * 382 Katrin Fischer * 8 Brendan Gallagher * 225 Kyle M Hall * 2 Alex Hatley * 1 JD@TeTakere * 30 Mason James * 2 Ulrich Kleiber * 143 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 13 Leila * 77 Owen Leonard * 10 Julian Maurice * 7 Melia Meggs * 1 Josef Moravec * 2 Joy Nelson * 1 David Noe * 1 Maxime Pelletier * 19 Paul Poulain * 1 MJ Ray * 14 Liz Rea * 6 Campbell Reid-Tait * 75 Marcel de Rooy * 9 Paola Rossi * 18 Mathieu Saby * 3 Signed-off-by:Mathieu Saby * 1 Adrien Saurat * 4 Dan Scott * 17 Robin Sheat * 1 Silvia Simonetti * 65 Srdjan * 21 Mirko Tietgen * 8 Mark Tompsett * 5 Ed Veal * 4 Marc Veron * 11 Cedric Vita * 3 George Williams * 1 cedric.vita@dracenie.com * 1 KohaCon13 demo * 2 jmbroust * 1 koha.aixmarseille * 10 sonia * 1 caroline very-mathieu * 3 wajasu We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed, please send a patch against these release notes to koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org. 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 master. 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)
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3 comments on “Koha 3.14 beta released
  1. Joel says:

    I’m installing this baby right now! Don’t wait up.

  2. please send your quotation for the purchase of koha software

  3. mohamed negm says:

    it’s wonderful ,great effort 🙂 , can i ask about the stable 3.14 version , when will be released ?