Koha 3.18.2 Release

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.2 this is a maintenance release but contains one security fix.

Everyone running 3.18.x is strongly recommended to upgraded. Please continue reading for the release notes.


22 Dec 2014

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 3.18.2 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.18.2 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.

Security bugs fixed in 3.18.2

Staff client
    13425   critical    XSS vulnerability in the staff catalogue search

Critical bugs fixed in 3.18.2

	13296	critical	Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities
	13465	critical	Fields controlled by authorized values cannot be unset (Lost, damaged, not for loan status, ...)

	13461	major	Circ always asking for confirmation if RentalFeesCheckoutConfirmation is used

	13468	major	Overdue notice lists all checked out books

	13398	critical	Perl files for rotating collections are missing in installations

	13470	critical	Pay fines with extended borrower attributes result in application error

	13428	major	Fix facet deletion
	13476	major	Item Search feature gets datatables error and doesn't complete search

Other bugs fixed in 3.18.2

	13331	normal	Subfield does not show in cataloging editor - if subfield is disabled in OPAC/enabled in Staff, via frameworks

	10051	trivial	Surname and first name should have comma in overdues report

	11706	trivial	Typo "efault" in updatedatabase.pl

Hold requests
	13368	normal	Checking out an item not on loan, but with a hold, busts the holds priority

	13362	minor	Translate script creates dirs on update

	13449	minor	Syndetics TOC will not display in some cases
	13469	minor	Unapi path to XSLTs is wrong in OPAC

Staff Client
	13460	trivial	Use price template toolkit plugin across all of intranet

	13355	normal	System preferences tab value wrong in templates
	12084	minor	Published date for serial items not formatted according to dateformat system preference
	13375	minor	Syspref search highlight styling broken in Chrome

Test Suite
	13451	minor	Holidays.t assumes default data
	13456	minor	Serials/Claims.t expects no subscriptions

New sysprefs in 3.18.2

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 (81%)
  * French (96%)
  * German (100%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (64%)
  * Polish (82%)
  * Portuguese (94%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Swedish (82%)
  * Turkish (100%)
  * Vietnamese (91%)

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 3.18.2 is

  Release Manager:       Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
  Translation Manager:   Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
  QA Team:               Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
                         Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
                         Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
                         Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
                         Julian Maurice <julian.maurice@biblibre.com>
                         Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
                         Martin Renvoize <martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com>
                         Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  Bug Wranglers:         Alex Sassmannshausen <alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com>
                         Zeno Tajoli <z.tajoli@cineca.it>
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>

  Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
  Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
  Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.18.2:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.2.

  * Alexander Cheeseman (1)
  * Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  * David Cook (1)
  * Chris Cormack (2)
  * Jonathan Druart (4)
  * Katrin Fischer (4)
  * Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  * Mason James (1)
  * Owen Leonard (1)
  * Kyle M Hall (1)
  * Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Fridolin Somers (1)
  * Mark Tompsett (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.18.2

  * ACPL (1)
  * BSZ BW (4)
  * BibLibre (5)
  * ByWater-Solutions (1)
  * Catalyst (2)
  * KohaAloha (1)
  * PTFS-Europe (1)
  * Prosentient Systems (1)
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (3)
  * msd.govt.nz (1)
  * rot13.org (1)
  * unidentified (2)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.18.2.

  * Aleisha (1)
  * Chris Cormack (25)
  * Christopher Brannon (1)
  * David Roberts (1)
  * Frederic Demians (1)
  * Jonathan Druart (7)
  * Julius Fleschner (1)
  * Katrin Fischer (10)
  * Marc Véron (1)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Mason James (1)
  * Mirko Tietgen (2)
  * Nick Clemens (1)
  * Owen Leonard (1)
  * Paola Rossi (3)
  * wajasu (2)
  * Tomas Cohen Arazi (23)
  * Kyle M Hall (7)
  * Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  * Marcel de Rooy (1)

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 3.18.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


He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

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