Koha 3.16.15 released

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 3.16.15 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.15.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 3.16.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements and 20 bugfixes.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.16.15

Enhancements in Koha 3.16.15

Label/patron card printing

  • Select the barcode index by default then searching for label items. (bug 11880)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.15

Acquisitions

  • Barcode generation hbyymmincr (AutoBarcode) in acquisitions is broken (major – bug 11273)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Encoding broken with system preferences (major – bug 14584)

Cataloging

  • Cancelling the deletion process of an item deletes item anyway (major – bug 13943)

Hold requests

  • Hold limits ignored for record level holds with item level itemtypes (major – bug 12632)

Reports

  • Datepicker’s dateFormat setting for reports is missing (major – bug 14382)

Searching

  • Search fails with errors when HTML5 Media is enabled and url has plus (+) characters (major – bug 12885)

System Administration

  • Can create an item type that already exists (major – bug 12965)

Tools

  • Inventory checks items in without warning (major – bug 10005)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.16.15

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Useless use of String::Random in catalogue/search.pl (minor – bug 14696)

Cataloging

  • Only superlibrarian should see edit links for other branches’ items in staff detail (normal – bug 14354)
  • Complete cataloguing plugin unimarc_field_4XX (normal – bug 14766)
  • Fix calls of TransformHtmlToXml (minor – bug 11247)

Course reserves

  • Disabled courses display in the course reserves list for items (normal – bug 14760)

Holidays

  • Holidays description shows \r\n for every new line (minor – bug 14703)

OPAC

  • RIS in unimarc flavour is still deficient (normal – bug 14245)
  • Unable to clear SMS number (normal – bug 14683)

Patrons

  • Relative’s checkouts table is missing one column heading (normal – bug 13781)

Templates

  • Messaging preferences table needs to be sorted (normal – bug 14621)

Test Suite

  • Fix failing t/Creators.t test, when using koha-shell (minor – bug 14602)

Web services

  • OAI-PMH must return error when no results (minor – bug 14721)

New system preferences in Koha 3.16.15

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/3.16.15/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)

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 3.16.15 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
    • Credits

      We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.15:

      • Vaara-kirjastot

      We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.15:

      • genevieve (2)
      • Frédérick Capovilla (1)
      • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
      • Marcel de Rooy (4)
      • Jonathan Druart (12)
      • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
      • Mason James (2)
      • Srdjan Jankovic (1)
      • Joonas Kylmälä (2)
      • Julian Maurice (1)
      • Kyle M Hall (2)
      • Paul Poulain (1)
      • Fridolin Somers (1)
      • Lari Taskula (1)
      • Mark Tompsett (1)

      We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.15:

      • BibLibre (4)
      • ByWater-Solutions (2)
      • Catalyst (1)
      • KohaAloha (2)
      • Libeo (1)
      • Rijksmuseum (4)
      • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
      • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)
      • bugs.koha-community.org (11)
      • student.uef.fi (1)
      • unidentified (4)

      We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.15:

      • Amit Gupta (2)
      • Chris Cormack (15)
      • Jason Robb (1)
      • Jonathan Druart (9)
      • Joonas Kylmälä (3)
      • Katrin Fischer (15)
      • Liz Rea (23)
      • Marc Veron (2)
      • Marc Véron (5)
      • Mark Tompsett (2)
      • Mason James (9)
      • Mirko Tietgen (2)
      • Nick Clemens (1)
      • Paola Rossi (1)
      • Tomas Cohen Arazi (24)
      • Marcel de Rooy (11)
      • Victor do Rosário (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.

      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 02 Oct 2015 11:53:20 Z #####

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