The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.3 of the Koha library automation system.
Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.3 will be available shortly.
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.3 26 Aug 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.16.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.03.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 3.16.3 is a bugfix/maintenance release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages. It includes 1 enhancement and 10 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 11703 Convert checkouts table to Ajax datatable. This means that when bringing up the patron details page or the checkout page, the patron's lists of current loans and holds are fetched separately, reducing the delay for displaying the page if the patron has a large number of transactions. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 12596 critical Backdating returns with SpecifiyReturnDate no long causes fines for items that are not overdue. Other bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 10648 minor Merging of MARC records fixed to ensure that the field with the highest tag number can always be added. Circulation ---------- 12662 normal Ajax-based checkout now works when the InProcessingToShelvingCart and/or ReturnToShelvingCart system preferences are enabled. OPAC ---------- 12668 minor Remove stray dollar sign displayed in the patron fine balance when (attemping) to place a hold via the public catalog. Patrons ---------- 7237 normal Home library now carried over when duplicating a patron record. 7462 normal Do not show patron account flags and patron restrictions when duplicating a patron. Reports ---------- 12622 normal Fixed error that occurred when exporting a report in ODS format when the report happened to have zero results. System Administration ---------- 8539 normal Corrected permission for accessing the Library transfer limits page. Test Suite ---------- 12406 normal reverted this patch, which was applied to 3.16.x in error. Tools ---------- 12660 minor Fix mispelling of "accomodation" in comments 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: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.16/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 (77%) * Armenian (100%) * 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 (79%) * Portuguese (100%) * 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 http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ 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 Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.3: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 2 Galen Charlton * 2 Jonathan Druart * 1 Katrin Fischer * 3 Kyle M Hall * 1 Olli-Antti Kivilahti * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Brian Norris * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3 * 2 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 3 BibLibre * 3 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 2 Equinox * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 jns.fi * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.3. * 13 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 9 Christopher Brannon * 15 Galen Charlton * 2 Nick Clemens * 2 Chris Cormack * 2 Britta Cramer * 10 Jonathan Druart * 9 Katrin Fischer * 4 Kyle M Hall * 1 Robert Higgins * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Dobrica Pavlinusic * 2 Marc Véron We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed, please send a patch against these release notes to firstname.lastname@example.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 3.8.21, 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 http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work