Koha 3.4.3 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.4.3.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.4.3 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.4.3 - 25 July 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 3.4.3 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.4.3 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.4.3

5379    critical    import_borrowers.pl fails with db insert/update errors
6066    critical    itemtype when ordering and item-level_itype=no
6305    critical    The serials are not working properly
6492    critical    Deleted biblios cause rebuild_zebra to fail
6589    critical    can't add supplements
2505    major       enable Perl warnings in all modules and scripts
3066    major       Guided Reports (execute_query) replete with errors, flawed design
6450    major       No check in/check out messages in message_queue
6476    major       Baker & Taylor Content Not Working after Upgrade
6522    major       Search result list misaligned columns if AmazonCoverImages is off
6531    major       clicking print button in opac causes 404 error
6570    major       Unlabeled box on funds form
6613    major       csv basket export columns misaligned

Bugs fixed in 3.4.3

3397    Deleting item record leaves a hole in patron's reading history
3674    Creating users with empty password
4951    print page doesn't close after print
6426    Messaging not showing on patron categories
6501    Missing scroll bar when updating child
6543    Column hiding on batch item edit/delete not working
6573    Library name entry field enforces unnecessary maxlength
6577    Columns misaligned on serials search results
6586    Calendar showing the wrong event type when editing
6587    Tag moderation lost colors
6608    Date-pickers broken on guided reports pages
6083    Adding some version numbers and newlines to improve output in web installer.
6470    Unable to filter out actions made by kohaadmin
6558    intranetnav has the wrong description
6133    Authorised values administration, warn for modifs
6350    Bug for tracking updates to the history file
6478    purge_suggestions.pl needs an example crontab
6549    Warning in apache error log
4994    ldap mapping inconsistancy: Net::LDAP returns lowercase names
5917    Switch Koha to use Template::Toolkit
6361    Packages need support for the 3.4 upgrade
6411    add another example to README.robots file

System requirements

    Changes since 3.2:

    * Template::Toolkit


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, only the english version of the
Koha manual is available:


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 3.4 is

Release Manager:        Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Documentation Manager:  Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Translation Manager:    Frédéric Demians <frederic@tamil.fr>
Release Maintainer (3.2.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>
Release Maintainer (3.4.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>
QA Manager:             Colin Campbell


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to
Koha 3.4.3

Colin Campbell
Fernando L. Canizo
Chris Cormack
Nicole C. Engard
Magnus Enger
Katrin Fischer
Janusz Kaczmarek
Owen Leonard
Frère Sébastien Marie
James Mason
Chris Nighswonger
Dobrica Pavlinusic
Paul Poulain
Liz Rea
Marcel de Rooy
Robin Sheat
Jesse Weaver
Ian Walls

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

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 3.4.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix
releases) is 3.4.x.

The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.6.0.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


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