Koha 3.6.2 is now available

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.6.2.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.6.2 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

22 Dec 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 3.6.2 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.2

7285	blocker		ILSDI service AuthenticatePatron doesn't work
6740	critical	can add items at ordering but not remove items
6786	critical	False detection of index names in Search; make index names case insensitive
6893	critical	Order from suggestion does not remove suggestion from 'accepted' list
7093	critical	Placeholders for suggestion table in suggestion related mails broken
7160	critical	paying fines throws error
7316	critical	Missing escaping in search results
5211	major		marking lost (long overdue) not charging fines
6022	major		Auth_with_ldap check if categorycode is valid
6530	major		item due notice label saying 'unknown'
7202	major		z39.50 search on bib edit not working
7250	major		stage_biblios_file.pl is missing options for encodings, wrongly passing the MARC flavour instead
7275	major		Pagination lost when click in the option "Show more" of facets column

Bugs fixed in 3.6.2

2346	normal		consolidate duplicate methods C4::Overdues::UpdateBorrowerDebarred and C4::Members::DebarMember
4330	normal		Copyright statements out of date
5604	normal		additional icons for the Seshat set
5974	normal		Bogus auth check for "StaffMember" role
6291	normal		Cart printing truncated in Firefox
6877	normal		test for Libravatar::URL can cause scripts to abort
6894	normal		Default currency on Acquisitions suggestion form
6917	normal		Acquisitions reports: Dates filters doesn't work when they are not selected on row or column
6926	normal		overdue_notices don't send itemcount to notification
6966	normal		Update Help Files for Koha 3.6 Release
6997	normal		koha-remove leaves system in inconsistent state if there is an error
7028	normal		koha-conf.xml template that comes with the packages needs updating
7105	normal		Bad sql request in GetSubscriptions
7108	normal		Lists of "Similar" languages break display across multiple lines in both Opac and Intranet
7120	normal		After deleting order from order receive page redirect fails
7124	normal		Back to search wrapping in lower resolutions
7141	normal		The biblio details page in the intranet doesn't work if XSLT is activated and the xsl file contains " "
7198	normal		overdue report does not display patron name if firstname and/or surname are null
7215	normal		callnumber versus itemcallnumber
7216	normal		koha-restore doesn't set HOME
7245	normal		Errors in MySQL tables population with mandatory data for italian installation
7251	normal		Fields are separated by "t" when the delimiter preference is set to "tabulation" in overdue_notices.pl
7254	normal		Show pending orders from baskets with closedate > 180 days
7262	normal		No calendar present in holidays module when there are quotes in title or description
7268	normal		Templates failing translation tests
7280	normal		Can't place hold without selecting on list
7287	normal		overdue notification is processed several times if some sites do not have rules
2011	enhancement	Link patron extra sort fields to authorized values
3385	enhancement	Add checkout date and renewal date to display list of checked out items
4051	enhancement	add columns to overdues export
4877	enhancement	Create and update the manual pages for the koha-* scripts.
5327	enhancement	Unit tests required for all C4 modules
6303	enhancement	Display Organisation and Parent Organisation names when viewing a borrower of type organisation
6663	enhancement	would be nice to put ranges of dates in the calendar
6716	enhancement	Database Documentation
6818	enhancement	acquisitions basket groups could use some design work
6865	enhancement	Replace image-based gradient backgrounds with CSS3 gradients
7008	enhancement	Sometimes zebra needs a tmp directory that it doesn't create itself
7041	enhancement	Sort >1000 search results with sortmax parameter in zebra config file
7073	enhancement	GetCOinSBiblio should take $record, not $biblionumber
7091	enhancement	Patches required to make the packages know about the 3.6 release
7135	enhancement	in addbiblio, make save button floating to have it on always on screen
7139	enhancement	Log circulation messags
7143	enhancement	Bug for tracking changes to the about page
7159	enhancement	Add branchcode to circulation.pl search
7164	enhancement	add Koha history timeline tab to 'About' page
7197	enhancement	ES translation of the Debian readme
7259	enhancement	Show a count of items pending approval on staff client home and tools pages
7309	enhancement	Add NORMARCslim2intranetDetail.xsl for detail view in intranet

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 de Rooy, 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 3.6.2. 

     1	Jon Aker
     2	Alex Arnaud
     1	Greg Barniskis
     3	Brendan
     3	Jared Camins-Esakov
     3	Colin Campbell
     2	Frédérick Capovilla
     1	Galen Charlton
    16	Chris Cormack
     2	Christophe Croullebois
     3	Frédéric Demians
     7	Nicole Engard
     2	Magnus Enger
     8	Katrin Fischer
     2	Chris Hall
     2	Mason James
     2	Srdjan Jankovic
     1	Henri-Damien Laurent
    18	Owen Leonard
     1	Frère Sébastien Marie
     1	Sophie Meynieux
    15	Chris Nighswonger
     1	Albert Oller
     1	Dobrica Pavlinusic
     1	Maxime Pelletier
    15	Paul Poulain
     2	Liz Rea
     2	Martin Renvoize
     6	Marcel de Rooy
     2	Adrien Saurat
     5	Robin Sheat
     2	Juan Sieira
     4	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 22 Dec 2011 22:53:23 Z #####