Koha 3.18.10 released

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.10. This is a maintenance release but does contain 1 security fix. All Koha 3.18.x users are recommended to upgrade.

As always you can download at download.koha-community.org, or wait for a few hours for the packages to be available.

24 Aug 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 and Koha 3.18.10 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.10.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 3.18.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.18.10

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Error in GetMarcBiblio can cause severe data loss (critical – bug 10961)


  • Broken umlauts/diacritics in feedback of last checkout (major – bug 14465)


  • EmbedSeeFromHeadings record filter shouldn’t process MARC holding fields (major – bug 14456)


  • SIP2 terminal authentication via telnet transport broken (critical – bug 14644)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.10


  • Update 3.18 Koha team with new release maintainers (trivial – bug 14586)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Terribly slow checkout caused by DateTime->new in far future (normal – bug 14494)


  • Merge reference selection has no effect when merging authorities. (normal – bug 14387)


  • Offline circ permission issue (normal – bug 13663)
  • Stop overdue_notices.pl from issuing the warning: Use of uninitialized value $borrowernumber (minor – bug 14534)
  • Warns from returns.pl during checkin (trivial – bug 14487)


  • Export of CSV from item search form does only work in English (normal – bug 14263)


  • Default emailing preferences not loaded for self registering patron (normal – bug 11693)


  • Patron import tool page missing extra search patron options (minor – bug 14690)
  • Typo for borrowers (trivial – bug 14569)

Self checkout

  • Checkouts default sort order for Self Checkout (SCO) confusing for patrons (normal – bug 14404)


  • Noisy warns in Notices (letter.tt) module (minor – bug 14445)

New system preferences in Koha 3.18.10

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 http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.18.10/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary


Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.18.10 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:

    • Galen Charlton
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Brendan Gallagher
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Paul Poulain
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Alex Sassmannshausen
    • Zeno Tajoli
  • Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat
  • Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Liz Rea
  • Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Mason James
  • Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.10:

  • mxbeaulieu (1)
  • Aleisha (2)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Galen Charlton (1)
  • Indranil Das Gupta (1)
  • Stéphane Delaune (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Ulrich Kleiber (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Liz Rea (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.10:

  • ACPL (1)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • Equinox (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (1)
  • koha-community.org (3)
  • unidentified (9)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.10:

  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Chris Cormack (20)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Frederic Demians (1)
  • Galen Charlton (1)
  • Hector Castro (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (5)
  • Liz Rea (23)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (19)
  • Indranil Das Gupta (L2C2 Technologies) (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed, please send a patch against these release notes to koha-patches@lists.koha-community.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 3.18.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.10, which was released on September 4, 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 24 Aug 2015 01:59:20 Z #####


Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals.