Koha 3.2.7 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.7.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.2.7 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.7 - 15 April 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 3.2.7 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


Koha 3.2.7 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.2.7

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

5646    translated message names on sql level break messaging
5860    Adding duplicate stocknumber will fail silently
6044    Authority is deleted when mergeto and mergefrom are the same
6045    Accepted by is empty when accepting from list
6058    Uncertain price can not be undone

Bugs fixed in 3.2.7

3270    Cancelling a hold request after transfer initiated orphans item
5390    library choice not remaining when searching opac
5555    ISBN search returns bad results
5651    can't use ? character in searches
5817    Malformed author search link breaks sorting on results page
5865    Labels wrap incorrectly when paper width is greater than height
6043    No suggestions showing when independant branches set to OFF
3098    XSLT stylesheet does not obey OPACURLOpenInNewWindow syspref
3203    Some Letters template variables are not available to certain notice types
3326    xml entity refs display incorrectly in results page if exported and indexed as xml
3595    Items seen at checkin should always go to 1st priority hold
3629    search limit by group is not OK
3727    If item type is mandatory in marc editor, itemtype is autofilled
4196    Defintion of popularity index into Unimarc setup
4218    Staff client detail page does not show item hold status
4265    Sorting by call number in OPAC is slightly off
4330    Copyright statements out of date
4366    COinS support for MARC21
4870    Damaged status does not prevent items from being selected for reserves
5305    Resorting results of CCL queries fails in Staff Client
5410    "Right truncation not supported" error when running link_bibs_to_authorities.pl
5625    late orders report missing titles
5833    opacstylesheet not loading on all pages
5834    Holds link missing when 942$c is not for loan
5862    Incompatibility in ajax.js with "localName" for Internet Explorer
5879    Biblio.pm : fix isbd syspref and default location
5883    UTF-8 characters in items (952) get encoded wrong when the record is modified.
5889    Allow message names to be translatable
5902    Locations should default to current library in add item screen
5909    Authorities : SetUTF8Flag on any incoming data
5924    Authorities search : Heading Main is defined in unimarc record.abs
5940    Update Help Files for 3.4
5960    Itemtype icons not showing in search results
5962    Budgets are showing when they shouldn't on acqui-home.pl
5989    Funds filter does not remember library choice
6040    opac-export.pl can throw an untrapped error when trying to export an invalid record
6046    Managed by list in suggestions was not created correctly
6047    Authority not added if subfield 3 in biblio
3735    Wrong search results for a few fields in ccl.properties
4943    Search history cookie size limit
5253    runreport.pl does not work with new options (-to, -from, -email, -format)
5816    table of contents looking for subfield a
5864    Is C4::Serials::GetSubscriptions searching too generally?
5890    Mismatched operator in C4::Auth
5892    opac-user: minor spelling/html changes
5907    Using default authtypecode for authority display
5965    Make sure opac-detail.pl outputs marc in utf-8
5996    Patron import defaults not being set right
6004    checking in an item that needs to be transferred home, and is on-hold for a patron, causes dual transfer message box
6026    Remove useless condition for export.pl
4878    Command line tool for getting and setting sysprefs

Translations new/updated in 3.2.7



    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 <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>


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.2.7:

Alex Arnaud
D Ruth Bavousett
Jared Camins-Esakov
Colin Campbell
Frédérick Capovilla
Chris Cormack
Christophe Croullebois
Frédéric Demians
Marcel de Rooy
Nicole C. Engard
Magnus Enger
Katrin Fischer
Janusz Kaczmarek
Henri-Damien LAURENT
Owen Leonard
Julian Maurice
Matthias Meusburger
Sophie Meynieux
Chris Nighswonger
Paul Poulain
Salvador Zaragoza Rubio
Ian Walls
Jesse Weaver

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly 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 570 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes
possible the release of 3.2.7 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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