Koha 3.6.1 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.6.1.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.6.1 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

29 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 3.6.1 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.1 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.1

7138	blocker		Can't print basket group order pdf.
6628	critical	[security] help system use insecure REFERRER for file inclusion
6629	critical	[security] insecure use of Cookie for language selection
5945	major		can't search patron's email anymore
6475	major		Edit it's not possible subfield "0" in MARC framework
6977	major		Support for repeated subfields when importing an authority into a biblio record field.
7069	major		Javascript errors in tags/review
7085	major		Problems with searching for orders in acquisitions
7095	major		Merge Marker Test Issues Unclear Failure Messages
7134	major		patron records getting funny birthdays
7207	major		Cannot export label batches

Bugs fixed in 3.6.1

2847	normal		Use HTML escape in templates where appropriate
3958	normal		Standardize vendor/supplier/bookseller terminology
5885	normal		UNIMARC XSLT changes
5974	normal		Bogus auth check for "StaffMember" role
6390	normal		Basket only visible for librarian who created it
6799	normal		rebuild_zebra.pl -x produces invalid XML records
6895	normal		Diacritics in Pootle/po files are broken in source text
6963	normal		When creating a new order, the item isn't added if its barcode already exists in the items table.
6994	normal		'No budget defined' showing up although budgets and funds are defined
7076	normal		shelfpage renders OPAC XSLT bloc for intranet Lists
7146	normal		Update timestamps when deleting a biblio
4161	enhancement	When adding Vendor default to active currencies
6471	enhancement	column sorter on holds queue
7128	enhancement	logged in and logged out states of opac-main.tt are hard to style
7184	enhancement	have mysql returning errors
7188	enhancement	case-insensitive grep of /mysql/ in C4::Context

System requirements

    Changes since 3.4:

    * Perl 5.10 is required


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 (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


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 3.6 is

Release Manager:        Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Documentation Manager:  Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Translation Manager:    Frédéric Demians <frederic@tamil.fr>
QA Manager:             Ian Walls <ian.walls@bywatersolutions.com>
Bug Wranglers:          MJ Ray, Marcel Roy, Paul Poulain, Mason James

Release Maintainer (3.4.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>
Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.6:
  * Los Gatos Public Library
  * 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 3.6.1. 

     1	Nahuel ANGELINETTI
     5	Frédérick Capovilla
    12	Chris Cormack
     2	Frédéric Demians
     4	Katrin Fischer
     6	Owen Leonard
     1	Julian Maurice
     1	Joy Nelson
     4	Chris Nighswonger
     2	Maxime Pelletier
     5	Paul Poulain
     2	Liz Rea
     1	Marcel de Rooy
     1	Salvador Zaragoza Rubio
     7	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 3.6.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


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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 29 Nov 2011 at 02:37:44Z #####