Koha 3.20.4 released

The Koha team are proud to announce the release of Koha 3.20.4.  As always you are recommended to wait for the packages to be updated, but if you can’t wait you can download the release at download.koha-community.org

Please continue reading for the release notes

Release notes for Koha 3.20.4

22 Sep 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 3.20.4 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.20.04.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 3.20.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements and 37 bugfixes.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.20.4

Enhancements in Koha 3.20.4

Circulation

  • Buttons instead of links in messages (bug 14171)

Staff Client

  • Fixing up the online help on main page (bug 14585)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.20.4

Acquisitions

  • Barcode generation hbyymmincr (AutoBarcode) in acquisitions is broken (major – bug 11273)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Encoding broken with system preferences (major – bug 14584)

Cataloging

  • Cancelling the deletion process of an item deletes item anyway (major – bug 13943)

Circulation

  • Cannot checkin without Anonymous Patron (critical – bug 14655)
  • Cannot set guarantor for a child account (critical – bug 14685)

Command-line Utilities

  • Koha-restart-zebra fails and probably breaks upgrade (major – bug 14361)

Course reserves

  • Deleting an Item/Record does not remove link to course reserve (major – bug 14205)

Hold requests

  • Holds don’t transfer when moving items (critical – bug 8723)
  • Hold limits ignored for record level holds with item level itemtypes (major – bug 12632)

Patrons

  • Patron Lists aren’t added to list pulldown when created from Patron search (major – bug 12525)
  • Prevent 0000-00-00 dates in patron data (major – bug 14717)
  • Can’t search by username anymore (major – bug 14782)

Searching

  • Search fails with errors when HTML5 Media is enabled and url has plus (+) characters (major – bug 12885)

System Administration

  • Can create an item type that already exists (major – bug 12965)

Tools

  • Patron anonymizing tool reports false success in anonymous patron not defined (major – bug 6756)
  • Permanent Location (shelving location) is NULL when Import MARC records tool is used (major – bug 7634)
  • Inventory checks items in without warning (major – bug 10005)
  • The export tool is broken if used from the command line (major – bug 14709)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.20.4

Acquisitions

  • Links to results pages don’t work in Receive Shipment list (normal – bug 14343)
  • Fund names not displayed in budget planning (normal – bug 14649)

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • Can’t use cn_browser.pl cataloguing plugin without superlibrarian permissions (normal – bug 14737)

Cataloging

  • Only superlibrarian should see edit links for other branches’ items in staff detail (normal – bug 14354)
  • Complete cataloguing plugin unimarc_field_4XX (normal – bug 14766)
  • Fix calls of TransformHtmlToXml (minor – bug 11247)

Circulation

  • Renewals should be disabled in OPAC if are referred to an on-site checkout (normal – bug 14470)
  • ‘Cancel Hold’ check box on check-out confirmation does not cancel the hold when item is checked out. (normal – bug 14640)
  • Warns when placing hold on record with no items (minor – bug 14634)
  • Title not showing up on checkout summary (minor – bug 14726)

Course reserves

  • Disabled courses display in the course reserves list for items (normal – bug 14760)

Documentation

  • Encoding issues when editing the help (normal – bug 14813)

Holidays

  • Holidays description shows \r\n for every new line (minor – bug 14703)

OPAC

  • RIS in unimarc flavour is still deficient (normal – bug 14245)
  • Unable to clear SMS number (normal – bug 14683)

Patrons

  • Relative’s checkouts table is missing one column heading (normal – bug 13781)

Staff Client

  • ‘You are not logged in’ should link to log in page (minor – bug 14579)

Templates

  • Messaging preferences table needs to be sorted (normal – bug 14621)

Web services

  • OAI-PMH must return error when no results (minor – bug 14721)

New system preferences in Koha 3.20.4

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/3.20.4/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 (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (87%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (98%)
  • Danish (83%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • French (95%)
  • French (Canada) (90%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (57%)
  • Kurdish (60%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (98%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (88%)
  • Slovak (97%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (85%)

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 3.20.4 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.20.4:

  • Vaara-kirjastot

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.20.4:

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (5)
  • Chris Cormack (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (35)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Srdjan Jankovic (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Genevieve Plantin (2)
  • Paul Poulain (1)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Lyon3 Team (1)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.20.4:

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • BibLibre (4)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • Oslo Public Library (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (3)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (4)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (35)
  • student.uef.fi (1)
  • unidentified (5)
  • veron.ch (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.20.4:

  • Aleisha (1)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Chris Cormack (74)
  • Eugene Espinoza (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Jason Robb (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (20)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (6)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (40)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Marc Véron (7)
  • Mark Tompsett (5)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (3)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Paola Rossi (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (63)
  • Andreas Hedström Mace (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Victor do Rosário (1)

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 3.20.x.

The last Koha release was 3.16.9, which was released on March 29, 2015.

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)

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 22 Sep 2015 18:33:13 Z #####

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