Koha 3.16.14 released

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.14.
This release contains 9 bugfixes, including 1 critical bug.

All 3.16.x users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this
version. Please install from the tarball, located at http://www.koha-community.org/download-koha

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.14

28 Aug 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 3.16.14 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.14.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 3.16.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 bugfixes, including 1 critical bug.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.16.14

Enhancements in Koha 3.16.14

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.14

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Error in GetMarcBiblio can cause severe data loss (critical – bug 10961)

Searching

  • EmbedSeeFromHeadings record filter shouldn’t process MARC holding fields (major – bug 14456)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.14

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Terribly slow checkout caused by DateTime->new in far future (normal – bug 14494)

Cataloging

  • Merge reference selection has no effect when merging authorities. (normal – bug 14387)

Circulation

  • Offline circ permission issue (normal – bug 13663)

OPAC

  • Default emailing preferences not loaded for self registering patron (normal – bug 11693)

Patrons

  • Typo for borrowers (trivial – bug 14569)

Self checkout

  • Checkouts default sort order for Self Checkout (SCO) confusing for patrons (normal – bug 14404)

Tools

  • Noisy warns in Notices (letter.tt) module (minor – bug 14445)

New system preferences in Koha 3.16.14

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/3.16.14/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 (99%)
  • Armenian (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (86%)
  • French (96%)
  • German (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (67%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • 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 3.16.14 is

  • Release Manager: Galen Charlton
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Ruth Bavousett
    • Chris Cormack
    • Marcel de Rooy ,
    • Jonathan Druart ,
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Chris Cormack
    • Magnus Enger
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Kyle Hall
  • Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James
    • Credits

      We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.14:

      We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.14:

      • mxbeaulieu (1)
      • Aleisha (2)
      • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
      • Alex Arnaud (1)
      • Stéphane Delaune (1)
      • Marcel de Rooy (3)
      • Jonathan Druart (3)
      • Kyle M Hall (2)
      • Liz Rea (1)

      We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.14:

      • BibLibre (2)
      • ByWater-Solutions (2)
      • Rijksmuseum (3)
      • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
      • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
      • bugs.koha-community.org (1)
      • koha-community.org (2)
      • unidentified (3)

      We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.14:

      • Chris Cormack (14)
      • Hector Castro (1)
      • Jonathan Druart (9)
      • Katrin Fischer (3)
      • Liz Rea (14)
      • Marc Véron (1)
      • Mark Tompsett (3)
      • Nick Clemens (1)
      • Tomas Cohen Arazi (14)
      • Indranil Das Gupta (L2C2 Technologies) (2)
      • Kyle M Hall (4)
      • Marcel de Rooy (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 3.18.10, which was released on August 10, 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)

      ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 28 Aug 2015 03:37:16 Z #####

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