Koha 3.18.5 Released

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.18.5. This is a maintenance release.
As always you can download the tarball from download.koha-community.org or wait a little for the packages to be available at debian.koha-community.org

Please continue reading for the full release notes.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.18.5

22 Mar 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 3.18.5 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.18.05.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 3.18.5 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements and 36 bugfixes.

Table of contents

Enhancements in Koha 3.18.5

OPAC

  • Give news in Opac a unique anchor (bug 13729)

Packaging

  • Koha-disable should also stop SIP/Zebra/Indexer for instance (bug 13785)

Test Suite

  • Add unit tests for C4::Boolean (bug 13814)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5

Acquisitions

  • Suggestions reason doesn’t save (major – bug 13731)

Cataloging

  • AddBiblio fails on mysql with STRICT_TRANS_TABLES (major – bug 13523)

Searching

  • INDEXER_DAEMON default is incorrect in koha-indexer (major – bug 13753)
  • Facets with accented utf-8 characters generate double encoded links (major – bug 13789)

Tools

  • Plugins fail when loading templates (critical – bug 13473)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.18.5

Acquisitions

  • Auto fill order cancellation reasons from authorised values (normal – bug 13380)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Makefile.PL mentions win32 (normal – bug 13586)
  • DBIx connection needs to be cached (normal – bug 13645)
  • Koha/Number/Price.pm: format_for_editing fails 3 tests because of leading spaces in output (minor – bug 13836)

Cataloging

  • $record->title is called even if marc flavour is UNIMARC (normal – bug 13635)
  • OPAC = hidden removes pull down from item form (normal – bug 13648)

Circulation

  • On-site checkouts: Allow library to specifiy due date (trivial – bug 13647)
  • Returns via the checkouts tables uses the phrase “Returned” rather than “Checked in” (trivial – bug 13804)

Documentation

  • Add/update database documentation (normal – bug 10703)
  • Koha 3.18 Help Files (normal – bug 13771)

I18N/L10N

  • Label layout types and text justification types are not translatable (normal – bug 11364)
  • Translated item search not working (normal – bug 13700)
  • “No fund found” not translatable (minor – bug 13741)
  • Untranslatable strings in aqbudgetperiods.tt (trivial – bug 13350)
  • Untranslatable javascript in members.tt (trivial – bug 13351)

Packaging

  • Allow running Zebra daemon for disabled instances in packages (minor – bug 13784)

Patrons

  • _AUTHOR_ not replaced in relatives checkouts (normal – bug 13605)
  • Don’t show extra comma after guarantor name on patron details (minor – bug 13657)

Reports

  • Parameter public is lost on creating a report (normal – bug 13578)

Searching

  • Clean up noisy koha qa tool warnings (minor – bug 13787)

Serials

  • On creating a new subscription, notes fields get confused (normal – bug 13746)

SIP2

  • SIP tests : fix in 10renew_all.t (additional checkin) (minor – bug 9848)

System Administration

  • OpacSuppression description says ‘items’ but means ‘records’ (trivial – bug 13676)

Templates

  • Paging on some datatables slightly broken (normal – bug 13744)
  • Datatables paging for news page is broken (normal – bug 13858)
  • Serial collection page shows branchcode instead of branchname (minor – bug 13745)
  • Holds queue: Always show branch name, not branch code (minor – bug 13750)
  • ‘Stock number’ should be ‘Inventory number’ (trivial – bug 13593)
  • Capitalization: Holds Queue (trivial – bug 13682)

Tools

  • Inventory: fix “wrong place” and “item not scanned” statuses (normal – bug 12631)
  • Patron cards creator doesn’t work with diacritics, utf-8 or ttf fonts (minor – bug 13709)

New system preferences in Koha 3.18.5

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/3.18.5/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 (100%)
  • Armenian (98%)
  • Chinese (China) (91%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (85%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (87%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Kurdish (62%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (58%)
  • Polish (80%)
  • Portuguese (98%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (80%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (89%)

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 3.18.5 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 3.18.5:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5:

  • Rochelle (1)
  • Nicole (8)
  • Larry Baerveldt (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Chris Cormack (5)
  • Jonathan Druart (15)
  • Nicole Engard (2)
  • Julian FIOL (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (11)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (2)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (2)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Viktor Sarge (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Marc Véron (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.18.5:

  • BSZ BW (11)
  • BibLibre (21)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (15)
  • Catalyst (5)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (8)
  • pttk.fi (1)
  • regionhalland.se (1)
  • rot13.org (2)
  • unidentified (2)
  • veron.ch (4)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.18.5:

  • Brendan Gallagher (13)
  • Chris Cormack (66)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (4)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (4)
  • joel aloi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (27)
  • Katrin Fischer (22)
  • Larry Baerveldt (4)
  • Magnus Enger (3)
  • Marc Veron (2)
  • Marc Véron (5)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Nick (1)
  • Nicole (3)
  • Nicole Engard (1)
  • Robin Sheat (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (66)
  • Nicole C. Engard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (12)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)

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)

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