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
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.8 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.16.8 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.08.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 3.16.8 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 OPAC ---------- 12858 major Syndetics index apreciably slow page load for items without result at Syndetics Packaging ---------- 13431 critical Shared FastMmap file causes issues Patrons ---------- 13602 major Username/password already exists when editing borrower attributes and messaging preferences SIP2 ---------- 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 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 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 Cataloging ---------- 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 Circulation ---------- 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 Notices ---------- 3186 normal Invalid or uninstalled SMSSendDriver (or bad number format) causes process_message_queue to fail OPAC ---------- 12861 minor Noisy warns in C4/AuthoritiesMarc.pm 13339 minor Cart button doesn't open the cart 11345 trivial Self registration captcha Patrons ---------- 13458 normal Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search System Administration ---------- 13401 minor Sort branches alphabetically in admin/authorised_values.pl Templates ---------- 13638 minor Batch patron modification tool missing option to switch language Tools ---------- 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 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 (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 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 3.16.8 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: TomÃ¡s 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): TomÃ¡s Cohen Arazi Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack Credits ====================== 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 VÃ©ron (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 VÃ©ron (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 email@example.com. 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 3.18.4, 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 http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work) ##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 Feb 2015 06:01:18 Z #####