Koha 3.4.6 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.4.6.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.4.6 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.4.6 - 09 Nov 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 3.4.6 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.4.6 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.4.6

1139	blocker		ISBN search fails with double dashes
5995	blocker		Glitch with checkauth
2453	critical	(very) large biblio/item handling
6575	critical	funds with no restrictions not see by librarians
6576	critical	changing framework while cataloging looses data
6687	critical	cannot move people in the holds queue
6854	critical	import_borrowers.pl : Double password encryption on member update if there is no password in the csv and no default password value.
6879	critical	Actual price should show correctly on order line and basket summary
6959	critical	Can't import record via Z39.50 from MARC edit page
2599	major		Search limits not working for NoZebra
5796	major		actual price not taken into account in encumbrance
5945	major		can't search patron's email anymore
6014	major		Log viewer needs permissions
6414	major		actual price not recorded when ordering
6465	major		Errors in UNIMARC plugins for fixed length fields (for | and space) (T::T issue)
6490	major		Lost and paid not updated when book is checked out.
6660	major		limiting search to a patron category shows all patrons in category
6801	major		Patron details page slow to load when many checkouts present
6927	major		Typo in Overdues.pm
6974	major		MARC21 Leader plugin no longer auto-fills the 000 field
6977	major		Support for repeated subfields when importing an authority into a biblio record field.
7134	major		patron records getting funny birthdays

Bugs fixed in 3.4.6

3258	normal		routing-preview.pl : button text + redirect issue
3704	normal		SIP Checkin of not checked out item returns error without additional reason
5369	normal		se queries with paranthesis fail
5630	normal		CAS improvements
6070	normal		On a new order defined from suggestion some fields were missing.
6217	normal		Searching for 3 part patron names brings no results
6253	normal		Unified Patron Search subroutine
6280	normal		Invalid SQL being passed in circulation checkout
6390	normal		Basket only visible for librarian who created it
6460	normal		No log generated if Action set to All or Modify or Delete
6513	normal		Library and Category filters when searching for a borrower to add to a routing list don't work correctly.
6885	normal		Superlibrarian users can't delete items from another library when IndependantBranches
6966	normal		Update Help Files for Koha 3.6 Release
6972	normal		Hardcoded template paths to en in showmarc
6996	normal		Encoding problem in opac-showmarc
6997	normal		koha-remove leaves system in inconsistent state if there is an error
7202	normal		z39.50 search on bib edit not working
959	enhancement	We need to be abble to modifie order line after receipt
5528	enhancement	Analytical records support
5572	enhancement	refinements to function merge sub merge in C4::AuthoritiesMarc
5983	enhancement	Change the wording around the CAS login
6012	enhancement	Set up a working example of a CAS proxy
6296	enhancement	Allow authentication to Koha via PKI / x.509 certificates
6670	enhancement	Link patron name on returns screen to circulation page instead of patron detail page
6875	enhancement	de-nesting C4 packages
6884	enhancement	Improve TinyMCE configuration on Koha News page

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 3.4.6 (The numeral in the first column represents the number
of patches included in this release):

     1	Alex Arnaud
     1	Larry Baerveldt
     1	Greg Barniskis
     2	D Ruth Bavousett
     1	Jared Camins-Esakov
     2	Colin Campbell
     2	Frédérick Capovilla
     1	Galen Charlton
    17	Chris Cormack
     8	Frédéric Demians
     2	Jonathan Druart
     1	Nicole Engard
     2	Magnus Enger
     3	Katrin Fischer
     2	Mason James
     6	Srdjan Jankovic
     1	Janusz Kaczmarek
    12	Owen Leonard
     1	Matthias Meusburger
     1	Joy Nelson
     4	Chris Nighswonger
     2	Maxime Pelletier
    11	Paul Poulain
     1	Meenakshi R
     1	MJ Ray
     4	Liz Rea
    10	Marcel de Rooy
     7	Robin Sheat
     1	Juan Sieira
    18	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


Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 09 Nov 2011 at 16:50:37Z #####