Koha 3.2.4 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.4.

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Release notes for 3.2.4 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.4 - 22 February 2011

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 3.2.4 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.02.04.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation Koha 3.2.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release. Highlights of 3.2.4 ====================== Some of the higher profile bugs addressed in this release are: 2341 items marked 'On Order' (notforloan == -1) don't interact correctly with opac-reserve.tmpl 4263 repeatable subfields in items 5376 Batch Edit and Delete need Superlibrarian Permissions 5683 link_bibs_to_authorities.pl can corrupt records 5477 Test cases requiring database access fail 5681 Autobarcode using C4::Barcode has issues with leading zeros and large values 5731 If an item doesn't have a collection code set, moredetail.pl will error This release also contains a variety of minor enhancements improving Koha's interface and underlying scripts as well as updates to several translations. Bugs fixed in 3.2.4 ====================== 2742 Wrong language name in the preferences 3009 Change items.content field so it prints due date by default 3212 MARC21 leader plugins should force Leader/09 to 'a' 3319 Need a nicer error message when attempting to add a patron with no libraries defined 4160 Currency Conversion dosn't handle rates other than 100 5115 Tags JavaScript includes many untranslatable strings 5140 In Chrome, drop-down menus disappear after using pop-up calendar 5230 MARC export by call number range results in a zero byte file 5661 Authority search return an "Error 500" when "Sort by" is set to "No order" 5673 Incorrect Test of guarantorid 5689 System preference notifications are not translatable 5690 items.timestamp was not being updated when an item was edited 5691 If someone deletes all items, with independent branches on, it deletes all 5699 Don't ignore subfield 3 when building a new record (UNIMARC specfic) 5700 Statuses not being set properly 5718 Moveitem has the wrong permissions 5735 Expanding/collapsing cloned fields in editor takes original field 5736 Fixing some zebra configuration errors in marc21/biblios/record.abs 5741 Extra comma causes JavaScript error in Internet Explorer 5745 overdues with fines not showing titles 5777 System preferences Tab content title and Save button partially translatable 4306 Label manage batch listing should show item-level itemtype 5452 Overdue date color in borrower's today issues 5616 UTF-8 problem in Card View 5629 Adding anchor to holdings link in opac-detail.pl tabs 5665 Routing slip prints too wide for narrow printers 5702 Opac - Results : Highlight link need IF condition 5726 Fix a bug in the selection of biblios to merge 5727 Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string 5734 Fix column order in issue history 5751 Removing refetences to unused members quicksearch code/template 5759 When printing a borrowers information the secondary email address is not printed 5769 notice tab disappearing on edit patron 5776 menu on funds wraps when only 1 fund 5649 Change wording on review.tmpl from white/blacklists to approved/rejected 5654 misc/installer_devel_notes not needed 5716 Whitespace correction for browse shelf link 4931 Stocktaking must be based on holdingbranch instead of homebranch 5506 Translation Process Simplification 5532 "Saved" message for sysprefs editor should show names of saved prefs 5733 Empty cart in intranet when session is closed 5760 Add the jquery table sorter to borrowers reading record System requirements ====================== Changes since 3.0: * The minimum version of Perl required is now 5.8.8. * There are a number of new Perl module dependencies. Run ./koha_perl_deps.pl -u -m to get a list of any new modules to install during upgrade. Upgrades ====================== The structure of the acquisitions tables have changed significantly from 3.0.x. In particular, the budget hierarchy is quite different. During an upgrade, a new database table is created called fundmapping that contains a record of how budgets were mapped. It is strongly recommended that users of Koha 3.0.x acquisitions carefully review the results of the upgrade before resuming ordering in Koha 3.2.x. Documentation ====================== As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now maintained in DocBook. The home page for Koha documentation is
As of the date of these release notes, several translations of the Koha manual are available: English: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual/ Spanish: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-es/ French: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-fr/ 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: * Chinese * Danish * English (New Zealand) * English (USA) * French (France) * French (Canada) * German * Greek * Hindi * Italian * Norwegian * Portuguese * Spanish * Turkish Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://www.kohadocs.org/usersguide/apb.html 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 3.2 is Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmcharlt@gmail.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Translation Manager: Chris Cormack <chris@bigallofwax.co.nz> Release Maintainer (3.0.x): Henri-Damien Laurent <henridamien.laurent@biblibre.com> Release Maintainer (3.2.x): Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu> Credits ====================== We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.2.4: D Ruth Bavousett Jared Camins-Esakov Colin Campbell Frédérick Capovilla Jerome Charaoui Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Frédéric Demians Magnus Enger Katrin Fischer Henri-Damien LAURENT Owen Leonard Chris Nighswonger Liz Rea Marcel de Rooy Paul Poulain Brice Sanchez David Schuster Robin Sheat Reed Wade Ian Walls We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed, please send patch against these release notes to koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org. The 3.2.x Release Maintainer especially thanks the 3.4 Release Team and all who participated in QA for their diligent labors in testing and pushing well over 330 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes possible the release of 3.2.4 on its announced schedule. 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 Koha 3.2.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix releases) is 3.2.x. The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.4.0. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.