Koha 3.16.11 released

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.11

31 May 2015

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 and Koha 3.16.11 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.11.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 3.16.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.16.11

Enhancements in Koha 3.16.11

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.11

Packaging

  • Bug 13979 breaks package upgrades (critical – bug 14055)
  • Bug 14055 breaks new package installs (critical – bug 14068)
  • Packages uninstallable on Debian Jessie (major – bug 13979)

Serials

  • Serial failure for received and general viewing (major – bug 13109)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.11

About

  • About.pl checks the wrong zebra index mode (normal – bug 14006)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • DBIx connection needs to be cached (normal – bug 13645)

OPAC

  • Undefined value creates noisy warns in C4::AuthoritiesMarc (minor – bug 14075)

SIP2

  • SIP modules handling of @INC is confused (normal – bug 7904)

Test Suite

  • C4::Suggestions.pm needs more unit tests (normal – bug 12445)
  • Fix t/db_dependent/Labels/t_Batch.t failing test from Bug 12911 (normal – bug 14204)

New system preferences in Koha 3.16.11

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 at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.16.11/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 (99%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (86%)
  • French (96%)
  • German (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Kurdish (67%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Slovak (99%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (86%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (94%)

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.16.11 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen
    • Zeno Tajoli
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James
  • Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.11:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.11:

  • Aleisha (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Yohann Dufour (2)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  • Mason James (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Robin Sheat (5)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.11:

  • BibLibre (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (2)
  • Catalyst (5)
  • KohaAloha (3)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • quecheelibrary.org (1)
  • unidentified (7)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.11:

  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (7)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Mason James (16)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Paola Rossi (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (8)
  • Kyle M Hall (6)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)
  • Eivin Giske Skaaren (1)

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 3.16.x.

The last Koha release was 3.18.7, which was released on May 26, 2015.

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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