Koha 3.18.11 Released

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 3.18.11 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.11.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 3.18.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements and 32 bugfixes.

Table of contents

Enhancements in Koha 3.18.11

Label/patron card printing

  • Select the barcode index by default then searching for label items. (bug 11880)

Staff Client

  • Fixing up the online help on main page (bug 14585)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.11

Acquisitions

  • Barcode generation hbyymmincr (AutoBarcode) in acquisitions is broken (major – bug 11273)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Encoding broken with system preferences (major – bug 14584)

Cataloging

  • Cancelling the deletion process of an item deletes item anyway (major – bug 13943)

Circulation

  • Cannot checkin without Anonymous Patron (critical – bug 14655)

Command-line Utilities

  • Koha-restart-zebra fails and probably breaks upgrade (major – bug 14361)

Course reserves

  • Deleting an Item/Record does not remove link to course reserve (major – bug 14205)

Hold requests

  • Holds don’t transfer when moving items (critical – bug 8723)
  • Hold limits ignored for record level holds with item level itemtypes (major – bug 12632)

Patrons

  • Patron Lists aren’t added to list pulldown when created from Patron search (major – bug 12525)
  • Can’t search by username anymore (major – bug 14782)

Searching

  • Search fails with errors when HTML5 Media is enabled and url has plus (+) characters (major – bug 12885)

System Administration

  • Can create an item type that already exists (major – bug 12965)

Tools

  • Patron anonymizing tool reports false success in anonymous patron not defined (major – bug 6756)
  • Permanent Location (shelving location) is NULL when Import MARC records tool is used (major – bug 7634)
  • Inventory checks items in without warning (major – bug 10005)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.11

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Useless use of String::Random in catalogue/search.pl (minor – bug 14696)

Cataloging

  • Only superlibrarian should see edit links for other branches’ items in staff detail (normal – bug 14354)
  • Complete cataloguing plugin unimarc_field_4XX (normal – bug 14766)
  • Fix calls of TransformHtmlToXml (minor – bug 11247)

Circulation

  • Renewals should be disabled in OPAC if are referred to an on-site checkout (normal – bug 14470)
  • ‘Cancel Hold’ check box on check-out confirmation does not cancel the hold when item is checked out. (normal – bug 14640)
  • Warns when placing hold on record with no items (minor – bug 14634)
  • Title not showing up on checkout summary (minor – bug 14726)

Course reserves

  • Disabled courses display in the course reserves list for items (normal – bug 14760)

Documentation

  • Encoding issues when editing the help (normal – bug 14813)

Holidays

  • Holidays description shows \r\n for every new line (minor – bug 14703)

OPAC

  • RIS in unimarc flavour is still deficient (normal – bug 14245)
  • Unable to clear SMS number (normal – bug 14683)

Patrons

  • Relative’s checkouts table is missing one column heading (normal – bug 13781)

Staff Client

  • ‘You are not logged in’ should link to log in page (minor – bug 14579)

Templates

  • Messaging preferences table needs to be sorted (normal – bug 14621)

Web services

  • OAI-PMH must return error when no results (minor – bug 14721)

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 at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.18.11/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)

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 3.18.11 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

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.18.11:

  • Vaara-kirjastot

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.11:

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha (2)
  • Frédérick Capovilla (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (27)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Srdjan Jankovic (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Genevieve Plantin (1)
  • Paul Poulain (1)
  • Liz Rea (5)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.11:

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • BibLibre (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Libeo (1)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (26)
  • student.uef.fi (1)
  • unidentified (10)
  • veron.ch (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.11:

  • Aleisha (1)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Chris Cormack (42)
  • Jason Robb (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (6)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (29)
  • Liz Rea (51)
  • Marc Veron (2)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (3)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Paola Rossi (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (48)
  • Andreas Hedström Mace (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)
  • Victor do Rosário (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.

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 23 Sep 2015 01:23:05 Z #####

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