It is with great plesure that I announce the release of Koha 3.6.0.
This is major feature release, containing 85 enhancements and 356 bugfixes. A total of 728 patches have been included from 60 developers in this release. A big thanks goes out to all of them, plus all the other people involved in this release.
You can download this release at http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.06.00.000.tar.gz or you can wait a couple of days for the packages to appear at http://debian.koha-community.org.
Release notes are available below the fold.
RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.6.0 - 22 October 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.6.0 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.06.00.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 3.6.0 is a major feature release. New features in 3.6.0 ====================== ACQUISITIONS * When deleting an order, items are deleted and if applicable the biblio also (if no holds, subscriptions etc are attached) * Add Basket number and Invoice number search * Control view of baskets for vendor with a sys pref (own/branch/all) * Control confirmation when closing a basket with a sys pref ADMINISTRATION * New permission for overdues report CATALOGING * Z3950 results highlighting * Easy Analytics support * Improve controls for cloning and deleting MARC subfields * Capability to blank subfields in Batch Modification * UNIMARC field 225 plugin: allow $a value data entry * Adjust default values for MARC21 authority Fixed-Length Data Elements * Update UNIMARC plugins * Adding option to "attach another item" when finished attaching items CIRCULATION * Added a checkin tab to the patron search screen * Added enumchron field to the place holds screen * Better hold information on the staff biblio detail screen * Added a checked out from colum to list of checked out items (syspref controlled) * Add link to fast add framework while circulating, if a barcode is not found * Automatically check out fast add item after cataloging it * Add shelving location to checkin results screen OPAC * Paging on the opac detail page, allowing the user to move through search results * Recent comments view * Added a powered by Koha footer * Show a warning if placing a hold incurs a charge * Added user customisable html block under the facets in search results * Added customisable html block under OpacNav and patron account links * Profile pictures in the OPAC next to review authors * Show number of comments on the "Comments" tab in OPAC PATRONS * Log membership renewal * Allow patron update script (on OPAC) to send email using the from address of the patron * Extended attributes display much improved * Partial fine payments * If a patron search returns one result, redirect to patron details page MESSAGING * Improved the email checking when sending "Hold filled" notices. * Add today's date on checkin/checkout notices REPORTS * Added links to the schema and reports library * Record localuse statistics, when returning items not on issue * Control for which branch renewals are recorded with a sys pref SEARCHING * Added ISBN filter to advanced * Analytic links search on full phrase title * Control order in which facet categories display SIP * Add Support for the Fee Paid Message ENHANCED CONTENT * Add integration for EBSCO's Novelist Select service * Enable Koha to fetch book covers from Open Library STAFF INTERFACE * Improved styling of the table pager * Add autocomplete="off" to borrowernumbers and barcode forms * Improved the tinymce editor on the Koha news page INTERFACE * Added crystal icon set * Nicer style for "clear screen" button * Added capability to limit the RSS results INTERNATIONALIZATION * Tons of fixes to the translation tools * Add German translation for purchase suggestion mails * Spanish translation for SQL files INTERNALS, PACKAGING AND PERFORMANCE * Simplified system preferences for the web installer * Create and update the manual pages for the koha-* scripts. * Automated backups of data and config * Improve configurability of package building scripts COMMAND LINE UTILITIES * cron script to allow easy anonymisation of patron circulation data BUGFIXES * Longer userid fields * Clean up guided reports dictionary entry process * Circulation restrictions working when other withdrawn reasons are used * Fixed LDAP username case issues Plus 356 more bugfixes System Preferences ====================== The following system preferences are new in 3.6.0: * numSearchRSSResults * OpacRenewalBranch * ShowReviewerPhoto * BasketConfirmations * MARCAuthorityControlField008 * OpenLibraryCovers * OPACResultsSidebar * RecordLocalUseOnReturn * OpacKohaUrl * NovelistSelectEnabled * NovelistSelectProfile * NovelistSelectPassword * NovelistSelectView * EasyAnalyticalRecords * OpacNavBottom * AcqViewBaskets * OpacShowRecentComments System requirements ====================== Changes since 3.4: * Perl 5.10 is required Documentation ====================== As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now 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: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.6/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: * Chinese (Taiwan) * Danish * English (USA) * English (UK) * French (France) * German * Italian * Portuguese (Brazil) * Spanish 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: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.6 is Release Manager: Chris Cormack <firstname.lastname@example.org> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <email@example.com> Translation Manager: Frédéric Demians <firstname.lastname@example.org> QA Manager: Ian Walls <email@example.com> Bug Wranglers: MJ Ray, Marcel Roy, Paul Poulain, Mason James Release Maintainer (3.4.x): Chris Nighswonger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Chris Nighswonger <email@example.com> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.6: * Los Gatos Public Library * NEKLS * East Brunswick Public Library * Athens County Public Libraries * Horowhenua Library Trust * Halton Borough Council * South Taranaki District Council We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.6.0. Nuño López Ansótegui Alex Arnaud Larry Baerveldt Greg Barniskis D Ruth Bavousett Steven Callender Jared Camins-Esakov Colin Campbell Fernando L. Canizo Frédérick Capovilla Galen Charlton Tomas Cohen Arazi Chris Cormack Jeremy Crabtree Christophe Croullebois Elliott Davis Frédéric Demians Stéphane Delaune Ricardo Dias Marques Jonathan Druart Nicole C. Engard Magnus Enger Katrin Fischer Amit Gupta Mason James Srdjan Jankovic Janusz Kaczmarek Ulrich Kleiber Henri-Damien LAURENT Owen Leonard Frère Sébastien Marie Francois Marier Julian Maurice Meenakshi.R Matthias Meusburger Sophie Meynieux Joy Nelson Chris Nighswonger Maxime Pelletier Paul Poulain Dobrica Pavlinusic MJ Ray Liz Rea Thatcher Rea Marcel de Rooy Juan Romay Sieira Brice Sanchez Jean-André Santoni John Seymour Robin Sheat Fridolyn SOMERS Zeno Tajoli Jane Wagner Ian Walls Ward van Wanrooij Jesse Weaver Brett Wilkins Salvador Zaragoza Rubio We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed, please send a patch against these release notes to firstname.lastname@example.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 Koha 3.6.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix releases) is 3.6.x. The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.8.0. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini