Koha 3.6.11 Released

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.06.11 this is the latest stable release and contains bugfixes.

You can obtain this release from http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.06.11.tar.gz or in the debian packages when they are available.

26 Dec 2012

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 3.6.11 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.11

9135 blocker updatedatabase.pl fails when DEBUG is set
8953 critical opac-userupdate encoding issues
9106 critical Filtering list of uncertain price list by owner empties order information
5801 major C4::Circulation::_GetCircControlBranch should not be used in opac-reserve.pl
7921 major Software error while placing order

Bugs fixed in 3.6.11

4177 normal opaccloud missing from the system preferences interface
5521 normal item edit form appears if no items found
7129 normal actual cost showing too many zeros
8792 normal Babeltheque tab is useless
8804 normal Quiet errors in the log from Auth.pm
8862 normal merge.pl contains untranslatable strings
8954 normal Languages list in advanced search always in english
8973 normal HTML and URL escape missing in OPAC templates
9024 normal Add additional sample data to German installer
9073 normal Download option from the cart should match the menu button in lists
9123 normal Authorities search ordered by authid does not work
8234 minor Dates are not well sorted on Transfers to receive
8787 minor If OpacMaintenance is on the requested page is loaded
8820 minor Don’t show orders table if there are no orders
8910 minor silent warnings triggered in about.pl
8936 minor Search RSS feeds does not show there items when subscribing in Firefox
8946 minor Wrong label and missing values in UNIMARC coded fields advanced search
8983 minor Typo error in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl
9137 enhancement Focus when editing/adding new itemtypes/authorised values

System requirements

Important notes:

* Perl 5.10 is required
* Zebra 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:

* Basque (86%)
* Chinese (China) (95%)
* Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
* Danish (100%)
* English (New Zealand) (100%)
* English (USA)
* English (United Kingdom) (63%)
* French (99%)
* French (Canada) (94%)
* German (100%)
* Greek (93%)
* Italian (100%)
* Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
* Portuguese (Brazil) (98%)
* Slovak (100%)
* Spanish (99%)
* Tetun (52%)

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
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
Translation Manager: Frédéric Demians
QA Manager: Ian Walls
Bug Wranglers: MJ Ray, Marcel de Rooy, Paul Poulain, Mason James

Past Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
Chris Nighswonger
Past Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
Jared Camins-Esakov
Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
Liz Rea


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.6.11.
1 Jared Camins-Esakov
2 Liz Rea
2 Jonathan Druart
2 Katrin Fischer
2 Kyle M Hall
8 Owen Leonard
1 Dobrica Pavlinusic
1 Paul Poulain
4 Fridolyn SOMERS
2 Mathieu Saby
1 Adrien Saurat
2 Mirko Tietgen
1 Mark Tompsett

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.6.11.

15 Jared Camins-Esakov
15 Liz Rea
28 Chris Cormack
1 Frédéric Demians
1 Jonathan Druart
1 Nicole C. Engard
7 Katrin Fischer
5 Kyle M Hall
1 Mason James
3 Melia Meggs
12 Paul Poulain
1 Marcel de Rooy
3 Mirko Tietgen
3 Marc Veron

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 this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 3.6.x.

The last Koha release was 3.6.10, which was released on 2012-10-23.

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 26 Dec 2012 20:55:18 Z #####


Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals.

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