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)!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org * 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 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 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)