Koha 3.16.6 Release

22 Dec 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 3.16.6 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.16.6 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 security and 3 bugfixes.

Security bugs fixed in 3.16.6

Staff client
13425 critical XSS in intranet facets – Patch for 3.18 and master

Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.6

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
7372 RoadTypes should be folded into Authorised Values

13296 critical Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities

13428 major Fix facet deletion

Other bugs fixed in 3.16.6


New sysprefs in 3.16.6

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 (99%)
* Armenian (100%)
* Czech (99%)
* Danish (86%)
* French (97%)
* German (100%)
* Italian (100%)
* Kurdish (68%)
* Polish (91%)
* Portuguese (99%)
* Slovak (100%)
* Spanish (100%)
* Swedish (86%)
* Turkish (100%)
* Vietnamese (94%)

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 3.16.6 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team: Ruth Bavousett <druthb@gmail.com>
Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Martin Renvoize <martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com>
Module Maintainers: Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com>
Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Bug Wranglers: Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>
Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
Database Documentation Managers:
Joy Nelson <joy@bywatersolutions.com>
Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.16.6:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.6.

* Chris Cormack (1)
* Jonathan Druart (4)
* Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
* Fridolin Somers (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.16.6

* BibLibre (5)
* Catalyst (1)
* unidentified (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.16.6.

* Jonathan Druart (2)
* Katrin Fischer (3)
* Mason James (6)
* Kyle M Hall (1)

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 3.18.02, which was released on December 22, 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)

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