Koha 3.2.6 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.6.

The package can be retrieved from:


You can use the following checksum and signature files to verify the download:


Release notes for 3.2.6 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.6 - 22 March 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 3.2.6 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


Koha 3.2.6 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.2.6

Some of the higher profile bugs addressed in this release are:

3624    Basket group delivery place
2975    Offline circ tries to circ on biblio-level "itemtype"
5824    Creating a circ rule for a library other than default causes set library anomalies
3341    fines calculation erroneous when a repeatable holiday is added.
4438    incorrect "Budget total exceeds period allocation" error when editing fund
4853    Rights needed to renew a document
5064    Poor response time on acquisitions screen
5527    Reports: Patrons who haven't checked out misses active users from issues table
5595    can't search 'searchable' patron attributes
5818    date picker broken on label batches

Bugs fixed in 3.2.6

1953    remove possible SQL injection attacks
2742    Wrong language name in the preferences
3319    Need a nicer error message when attempting to add a patron with no libraries defined
4072    hidelostitems hides all results when searching (nozebra)
4290    search for author in repository
5157    borrowers top issuers filters problems
5693    if parentheses used in ccode then searches against ccode fail
5736    Fixing some zebra configuration errors in marc21/biblios/record.abs
5819    No toolbar in record view when quotes present in title
5820    funds/budget language inconsistency when ordering
4852    Facets doesn't work with direct CCL queries
4885    Only 1 ISBN shows in non-XSL detail view
5642    Item field serial enumeration (enumchron) should be longer
5703    Content of the $9 subfield is shown for series when in Normal view.
5799    language inconsistency
5812    Tag Cloud - capitalized words come before lower-case words
5814    Style error message on manage staged records page according to standard style
5846    mod_gzip can missing compressing Javascript files
3670    Why is DUE all caps on enhanced messages
5569    addbiblio fails while editing and deleting mandatory repeatable subfields
5813    ersatz file in source tree
5733    Empty cart in intranet when session is closed
5792    new reference icon for bridge set
5831    rebuild_zebra.pl does not respect -r flag

Bugs with no bug number fixed in 3.2.6

Adding release dates and 2 new developers
BZ3624, proposed patch for kohastructure.sql rewritten
Fixing a utf8 issue with the translator tests
Fixing license and copyright statement for updatedatabase.pl
Fixing the translatable tests to work in french locales
update INSTALL* to acknowledge the use of mod_deflate
System requirements

Translations new/updated in 3.2.6



    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.


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.


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



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


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 3.2 is

Release Manager:        Galen Charlton
Documentation Manager:  Nicole Engard 
Translation Manager:    Chris Cormack 
Release Maintainer (3.0.x):
                        Henri-Damien Laurent 
Release Maintainer (3.2.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger 


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.2.6:

Nahuel Angelinetti
Tomás Cohen Arazi
Colin Campbell
Frédérick Capovilla
Galen Charlton
Chris Cormack
Stéphane Delaune
Frédéric Demians
Marcel de Rooy
Nicole C. Engard
Katrin Fischer
Janusz Kaczmarek
Henri-Damien LAURENT
Owen Leonard
Chris Nighswonger
Paul Poulain
MJ Ray
Robin Sheat
Reed Wade
Ian Walls 

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send patch against these release notes to

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 500 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes
possible the release of 3.2.6 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


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


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