Koha 3.18.3 Released

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.3.

This is the latest release of the current stable branch of Koha, this is a security and bugfix release. We strongly recommend all 3.18.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks in this release goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

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
http://download.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.3
22 Jan 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 3.18.3 can be downloaded from:

    http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.03.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 3.18.3 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.


It includes 2 security fixes, 10 enhancements and 38 bugfixes.

Security fix in 3.18.3
======================

OPAC
----------
    13510   Cross site scripting vector in OPAC lists
    13609   Cross Site Scripting problem in OPAC authority search


Enhancements in 3.18.3
======================

Acquisitions
----------
	10753	Creating suggestions for 'Any library' uses _ANY as branchcode

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
----------
	13570	Koha-conf.xml mentions win32

Cataloging
----------
	13218	Usability enhancement for z39.50 search

Circulation
----------
	13408	Tell librarians they may continue scanning while checkouts table is loading

Developer documentation
----------
	12889	Improving documentation in C4::Members.pm

I18N/L10N
----------
	13400	Untranslatable "Are you sure you want to delete this authority?"

Label/patron card printing
----------
	13407	Remove methods which are included in the 0.36 release of PDF::Reuse

Packaging
----------
	13571	Koha-conf.xml.in has fallen out of sync with koha-conf.xml

System Administration
----------
	13436	Add more options to UsageStatsLibraryType

Test Suite
----------
	13264	Full stack encoding tests (UTF-8)


Critical bugs fixed in 3.18.3
======================


Circulation
----------
	11872	major	Lost overdue items should not generate fines
	12895	major	Dropbox mode doesn't work correctly

Label/patron card printing
----------
	13124	major	Record titles with parentheses causing label weirdness

Tools
----------
	13522	major	Tools/viewlog.pl does not compile in older perls


Other bugs fixed in 3.18.3
======================


About
----------
	13579	normal	History file should be open using utf-8 encoding

Acquisitions
----------
	13378	normal	There is no way to search suggestions not linked to a fund
	12059	minor	Publisher code always empty on invoice
	12565	minor	Acq: Link to basket in breadcrumbs broken

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
----------
	12868	normal	GetMemberDetails calls GetMemberAccountRecords incorrectly
	13360	normal	C4::Ris considers that hashes are ordered

Authentication
----------
	1861	normal	Unique patrons logins not (totally) enforced

Cataloging
----------
	13416	trivial	Typo in marc21_leader.pl position 5 (record status)

Circulation
----------
	13290	minor	Add better feedback for returns to the checkouts table
	13537	minor	Focus should move to barcode after renewing via checkouts table

I18N/L10N
----------
	13341	normal	Hard-coded "Preview" text in OPAC openlibrary.js
	13357	normal	Untranslatable strings on itemsearch.tt
	13410	trivial	Untranslatable "Change messaging preferences to default for this category?"
	13422	trivial	SCO: "Would you like to print a receipt" not translatable
	13566	trivial	Change translation for 'Rotating collection' in German web installer

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
----------
	13285	minor	Updatedatabase throws an error if opacthemes is not set

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import
----------
	13530	trivial	Typo in bulkmarcimport

Notices
----------
	12922	normal	Do not DIE the advance_notices.pl -cronjob if "no letter of * type" is found
	13504	normal	The marker '----' is not removed for CHECKIN and CHECKOUT

OPAC
----------
	12702	normal	Suggestions still accessible in OPAC when deactivated

Patrons
----------
	13458	normal	Add new patron shows default / hardcoded patron categories after search
	13502	normal	A bug was introduced by 1861 - meaning borrowers sometimes cant be added
	13526	minor	Mandatory fields should not be able to be hidden in borrower self-registration

Reports
----------
	13447	normal	Runreport.pl html email fails

Templates
----------
	8096	normal	Card number twice on patron search results
	13369	normal	[Datatables] tr and td are not correctly highlighted
	13459	normal	Datatables paging slightly broken
	13487	normal	DataTables pagination needs some fixes
	13564	minor	Items search: rename Stock number to Inventory number
	9958	trivial	RoutingSerials description misleading
	13017	trivial	Login page image replacement technique fails when browser width exceeds 2000 pixels

Test Suite
----------
	13453	minor	Koha.t daily quote tests assume sample data

Tools
----------
	13167	minor	Stage MARC for Import hangs for biblio containing valid 979* ISBN-13

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




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/3.18/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 (99%)
  * Czech (99%)
  * Danish (83%)
  * French (95%)
  * German (99%)
  * Italian (99%)
  * Kurdish (64%)
  * Polish (82%)
  * Portuguese (95%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (99%)
  * Swedish (82%)
  * Turkish (100%)
  * Vietnamese (91%)


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 3.18.3 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>

Credits
======================


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.18.3:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.3.

  * Aleisha (1)
  * Thomas (1)
  * शंतनू (1)
  * Rochelle (2)
  * Liz (3)
  * Colin Campbell (2)
  * Tomás Cohen Arazi (10)
  * David Cook (1)
  * Chris Cormack (10)
  * Frédéric Demians (1)
  * Marcel de Rooy (3)
  * Jonathan Druart (17)
  * Katrin Fischer (5)
  * Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  * Morag Hills (2)
  * Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  * Owen Leonard (2)
  * Kyle M Hall (9)
  * Chris Nighswonger (2)
  * Martin Renvoize (1)
  * Robin Sheat (1)
  * Emmanuele Somma (1)
  * Zeno Tajoli (10)
  * Lyon3 Team (1)
  * Mark Tompsett (3)
  * Marc Véron (5)


We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 3.18.3


  * ACPL (2)
  * BSZ BW (5)
  * BibLibre (17)
  * BigBallOfWax (5)
  * ByWater-Solutions (9)
  * Catalyst (6)
  * Catalyst Open Source Academy (5)
  * Cineca (10)
  * Foundations (2)
  * PTFS-Europe (3)
  * Prosentient Systems (1)
  * Rijksmuseum (3)
  * Tamil (1)
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (11)
  * Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)
  * bancaditalia.it (1)
  * jns.fi (1)
  * unidentified (8)
  * veron.ch (5)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.18.3.

  * Abby (1)
  * Chris (6)
  * Chris Cormack (96)
  * Christopher Brannon (2)
  * Colin Campbell (1)
  * Frederic Demians (2)
  * Jonathan Druart (32)
  * Katrin Fischer (47)
  * Marc Veron (1)
  * Marc Véron (3)
  * Mark Tompsett (3)
  * Martin Renvoize (11)
  * Nick Clemens (4)
  * Owen Leonard (6)
  * Paola Rossi (3)
  * Robin Sheat (1)
  * Rochelle (1)
  * Thomas (1)
  * Manuel Cohen Arazi (1)
  * Tomas Cohen Arazi (86)
  * Kyle M Hall (16)
  * 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 
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)