Koha 3.16.8 Release

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.16.8.

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

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

26 Feb 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 3.16.8 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.16.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

New features in 3.16.8


Enhancements in 3.16.8


Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.8

Command-line Utilities
	12856	blocker	Koha-disable fails without disabling site

	12858	major	Syndetics index apreciably slow page load for items without result at Syndetics

	13431	critical	Shared FastMmap file causes issues

	13602	major	Username/password already exists when editing borrower attributes and messaging preferences

	13432	major	SIP Server does not respect timeout setting

Test Suite
	12642	major	SMS.t requires a database

Other bugs fixed in 3.16.8

	12323	normal	Acquisitions search results fixed in order of biblionumber
	13333	normal	Basket group is not displayed for already received orders

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
	13201	normal	GetSuggestion takes suggestionid
	13343	normal	Items are not embedded when sending a basket/shelf

	13331	normal	Subfield does not show in cataloging editor - if subfield is disabled in OPAC/enabled in Staff, via frameworks
	13603	normal	AutoBarcode setting hbyymmincr not taking month into account when looking up next increment

	13025	minor	Software error: Undefined subroutine &C4::Circulation::HasOverdues called at /home/koha/kohaclone/C4/Circulation.pm line 1925

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
	11954	minor	Clean up currency default files

MARC Bibliographic data support
	10241	normal	Easy analyticals creates two 773 fields. Search/link from host to children is broken

	3186	normal	Invalid or uninstalled SMSSendDriver (or bad number format) causes process_message_queue to fail

	12861	minor	Noisy warns in C4/AuthoritiesMarc.pm
	13339	minor	Cart button doesn't open the cart
	11345	trivial	Self registration captcha

	13458	normal	Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search

System Administration
	13401	minor	Sort branches alphabetically in admin/authorised_values.pl

	13638	minor	Batch patron modification tool missing option to switch language

	12705	normal	News not possible for one sublanguage if two sublanguages are installed
	12860	normal	Tools > Data export : "Don't export fields" option doesn't work

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

New sysprefs in 3.16.8

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 (99%)
  * Portuguese (99%)
  * Slovak (99%)
  * 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 3.16.8 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 3.16.8:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.8.

  * Justin (1)
  * Thomas (1)
  * Jacek Ablewicz (2)
  * Chris Cormack (1)
  * Jonathan Druart (7)
  * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  * Mason James (5)
  * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (3)
  * Owen Leonard (2)
  * Kyle M Hall (5)
  * Liz Rea (1)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Fridolin Somers (1)
  * Mark Tompsett (1)
  * Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.16.8

  * ACPL (2)
  * BibLibre (8)
  * ByWater-Solutions (5)
  * Catalyst (2)
  * KohaAloha (5)
  * PTFS-Europe (1)
  * biblos.pk.edu.pl (2)
  * jns.fi (3)
  * live.com (1)
  * unidentified (3)
  * veron.ch (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.16.8.

  * Chris Cormack (5)
  * Colin Campbell (1)
  * David Cook (1)
  * Jeanne Heicher (1)
  * Jonathan Druart (8)
  * Katrin Fischer (11)
  * Marc Veron (1)
  * Marc Véron (4)
  * Mark Tompsett (1)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Mason James (30)
  * Paola Rossi (1)
  * Robin Sheat (2)
  * wajasu (1)
  * Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  * Kyle M Hall (12)
  * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  * Marcel de Rooy (3)

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 3.18.4, which was released on February 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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