Koha 3.16.2 released

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.2 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix release, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.2 will be available shortly.

23 Jul 2014

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 


Koha 3.16.2 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 18 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.2

    11226   major   Working with serials no longer requires admin (parameters) permission

Other bugs fixed in 3.16.2

    7143    trivial Updated list of developers.

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
    10652   normal  Ajaxfileupload.js no longer fails under IE9 for local image upload.
    12456   normal  Removed disused Perl module C4::Maintenance.

    11030   normal  Add 359, 947 and 969 fields in French unimarc_complete framework.
    11021   minor   Delete useless 9XX field in French unimarc_complet default framework.

    9245    normal  Fix display of the fines tab in the patron fines interface.

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
    12361   minor   Fix default value for opaccolorstylesheet syspref.

    12220   normal  Fix bug that prevented the Bootstrap OPAC from being responsive
                    on certain devices.
    12464   normal  Fix formatting of the 505 field in the Bootstrap OPAC.
    12511   normal  Access Novelist Select using HTTPS in the Bootstrap OPAC.

    11857   normal  Display the number of patrons in a patron list correctly.
    12304   normal  Creating a user via LDAP will now populate message preferences
                    based on the patron category defaults.

System Administration
    12451   minor   Circulation rules can now edited if item type description contains
                    a space character.

Test Suite
    12409   normal  The test t/db_dependent/Record.t no longer fails with Perl 5.18.2.
    12417   normal  Add unit tests for Koha::Borrower::Files.
    12455   normal  Add unit tests for C4::SMS.
    12470   normal  Add more unit tests for C4::Circulations.

System requirements

    Important notes:
    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required


The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha 
documentation is 


As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:


The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at



Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (77%)
  * Armenian (97%)
  * Chinese (China) (92%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  * Czech (99%)
  * Danish (86%)
  * English (New Zealand) (81%)
  * French (95%)
  * French (Canada) (84%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (100%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (68%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (65%)
  * Polish (75%)
  * Portuguese (99%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Swedish (87%)
  * Turkish (100%)
  * Vietnamese (85%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see


for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate 
list to volunteer:


The most up-to-date translations can be found at:


Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.16.2 is
  Release Manager:       Tomás Cohen Arazi 
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard 
  Translation Manager:   Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel 
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer 
  QA Team:               Galen Charlton 
                         Chris Cormack 
                         Marcel de Rooy ,
                         Jonathan Druart ,
                         Brendan Gallagher 
                         Kyle Hall 
                         Julian Maurice 
                         Paul Poulain 
                         Martin Renvoize 
  Module Maintainers:    Jared Camins-Esakov 
                         Chris Cormack 
                         Galen Charlton 
                         Marcel de Rooy ,
                         Jonathan Druart ,
                         Brendan Gallagher 
                         Kyle Hall 
                         Chris Nighswonger 
                         Fridolin Somers 
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger 
                         Alex Sassmannshausen 
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat 
  Database Documentation Manager:
                         Zeno Tajoli 

  Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall 
  Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers 
  Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton 


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.16.2:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2.
  *      2  Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1  Gaetan Boisson
  *      1  David Cook
  *      1  Chris Cormack
  *      2  Jonathan Druart
  *      4  Yohann Dufour
  *      1  Katrin Fischer
  *      1  Kyle M Hall
  *      1  Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      2  Owen Leonard
  *      1  Martin Renvoize
  *      2  Mathieu Saby
  *      1  Viktor Sarge
  *      3  Fridolin Somers

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2
  *       2 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       1 BSZ BW                                                                                         
  *       6 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       1 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       1 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       1 PTFS-Europe                                                                              
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       2 Université Rennes 2
  *       1 regionhalland.se
  *       7 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.16.2.
  *      22 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *       3 Gaetan Boisson
  *      22 Galen Charlton
  *       1 David Cook
  *       3 Chris Cormack
  *       4 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Nicole C. Engard
  *      10 Katrin Fischer
  *       5 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Ulrich Kleiber
  *       8 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       2 Owen Leonard
  *       1 Marc Véron

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to 

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 


The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.16.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)