Koha 3.16.7 Release

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.7.

This is the latest release of the 3.16.x branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.16.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

As always you can wait for a few hours for the packages to appear at debian.koha-community.org or if you are still running from tarballs you can download them at

Please read below for the full release notes

24 Jan 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 


Koha 3.16.7 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.16.7 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 enhancements and 46 bugfixes.

New features in 3.16.7


Enhancements in 3.16.7

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

	13408	Tell librarians they may continue scanning while checkouts table is loading

	13400	Untranslatable "Are you sure you want to delete this authority?"

Label/patron card printing
	13407	Remove methods which are included in the 0.36 release of PDF::Reuse

Staff Client
	13406	Authority MARC display impossible to style via CSS

Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.7

	13296	critical	Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities

	13293	critical	Regression: Override renewal limit option broken with AJAX circ
	11872	major	Lost overdue items should not generate fines
	12778	major	Regression: Item lost status doesn't show in list of checkouts
	12895	major	Dropbox mode doesn't work correctly

Label/patron card printing
	13124	major	Record titles with parentheses causing label weirdness

	13510	blocker	Cross site scripting in opac lists
	13609	critical	Cross Site Scripting problem in authority search

	12971	critical	Regression: Patron print summary doesn't show checkouts

	13425	critical	There is an xss vulnerability in 3.16, 3.18 and master in the opac and intranet facets
	13428	major	Fix facet deletion

Staff Client
	12892	major	Holds Waiting: not showing from check out screen

	13522	major	Tools/viewlog.pl does not compile in older perls

Other bugs fixed in 3.16.7

	13378	normal	There is no way to search suggestions not linked to a fund
	12059	minor	Publisher code always empty on invoice
	12565	minor	Acq: Link to basket in breadcrumbs broken

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
	12868	normal	GetMemberDetails calls GetMemberAccountRecords incorrectly
	13360	normal	C4::Ris considers that hashes are ordered

	13416	trivial	Typo in marc21_leader.pl position 5 (record status)

	13020	normal	Checkouts table default ordering is incorrect
	13168	normal	"Today's checkouts" sort improperly because issuedate lacks seconds.
	13195	normal	Regression: Circulation checkouts table no longer shows item type description
	13236	normal	Regression: Table of checkouts no longer preselects overdue items for rewewal
	13253	minor	Unnecessary white space above checkouts table in circulation
	13286	minor	Checkouts table due date not updated when an item is renewed.
	13290	minor	Add better feedback for returns to the checkouts table
	13537	minor	Focus should move to barcode after renewing via checkouts table

Hold requests
	13122	normal	Patron holds table no longer display date item went in transit

	13341	normal	Hard-coded "Preview" text in OPAC openlibrary.js
	13410	trivial	Untranslatable "Change messaging preferences to default for this category?"
	13422	trivial	SCO: "Would you like to print a receipt" not translatable

	12922	normal	Do not DIE the advance_notices.pl -cronjob if "no letter of * type" is found
	13504	normal	The marker '----' is not removed for CHECKIN and CHECKOUT

	985	normal	Deleting from OPAC Virtual Shelves crashes
	12428	normal	"OPAC info" is not displayed in the OPAC
	13469	minor	Unapi path to XSLTs is wrong in OPAC

	13458	normal	Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search
	13502	normal	A bug was introduced by 1861 - meaning borrowers sometimes cant be added

	13447	normal	Runreport.pl html email fails

	13369	normal	[Datatables] tr and td are not correctly highlighted
	13459	normal	Datatables paging slightly broken
	9958	trivial	RoutingSerials description misleading
	13017	trivial	Login page image replacement technique fails when browser width exceeds 2000 pixels

Test Suite
	13453	minor	Koha.t daily quote tests assume sample data

	13167	minor	Stage MARC for Import hangs for biblio containing valid 979* ISBN-13

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
	12823	minor	Add some hints for Host, Database and SRU search fields mappings

New sysprefs in 3.16.7

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 (96%)
  * German (99%)
  * Italian (99%)
  * Kurdish (68%)
  * Polish (92%)
  * Portuguese (100%)
  * 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 3.16.7 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 
  Module Maintainers:    Tomás Cohen Arazi 
                         Jared Camins-Esakov 
                         Kyle Hall 
  Bug Wranglers:         Chris Cormack 
                         Magnus Enger 
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat 
  VM Manager:            Samuel Desseaux 
  Database Documentation Managers:
                         Joy Nelson 
                         Samuel Desseaux 

  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 
  Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack 


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.16.7:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.7.

  * Chris (1)
  * Liz (1)
  * Colin Campbell (1)
  * Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  * David Cook (1)
  * Chris Cormack (4)
  * Frédéric Demians (1)
  * Marcel de Rooy (3)
  * Jonathan Druart (11)
  * Katrin Fischer (6)
  * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)
  * Mason James (10)
  * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (2)
  * Owen Leonard (5)
  * Kyle M Hall (15)
  * Chris Nighswonger (2)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Fridolin Somers (1)
  * Lyon3 Team (1)
  * Mark Tompsett (2)
  * Marc Véron (3)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.16.7

  * ACPL (5)
  * BSZ BW (6)
  * BibLibre (12)
  * BigBallOfWax (2)
  * ByWater-Solutions (15)
  * Catalyst (3)
  * Foundations (2)
  * KohaAloha (9)
  * PTFS-Europe (2)
  * Prosentient Systems (1)
  * Rijksmuseum (3)
  * Tamil (1)
  * Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)
  * jns.fi (2)
  * unidentified (6)
  * vbox1.kohaaloha.com (1)
  * veron.ch (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.16.7.

  * Chris (4)
  * Chris Cormack (8)
  * Christopher Brannon (2)
  * Colin Campbell (1)
  * Frederic Demians (2)
  * Jonathan Druart (15)
  * Katrin Fischer (32)
  * Liz Rea (1)
  * Marc Veron (2)
  * Marc Véron (2)
  * Mark Tompsett (3)
  * Martin Renvoize (4)
  * mason (2)
  * Mason James (54)
  * Nick Clemens (5)
  * Owen Leonard (12)
  * Paola Rossi (2)
  * Rafal Kopaczka (1)
  * Thomas (1)
  * Tomas Cohen Arazi (13)
  * Kyle M Hall (17)
  * Marcel de Rooy (2)

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 3.18.3, which was released on January 22, 2015.

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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