Koha 3.6.9 released

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of 3.6.9. This is a maintenance release, and contains a lot of useful bug fixes.

You can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org packages will be available shortly at http://debian.koha-community.org

Please read on for the release notes.

22 Sep 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 3.6.9 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.9 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.9

8439	critical	Printing basketgroup does not work on plack
8503	major		Software error n edit items with EasyAnalyticalRecords

Bugs fixed in 3.6.9

6394	normal		purchase order has french hard coded in
8458	normal		$stemmed_operand in C4::Search _build_stemmed_operand is not initialized.
8322	minor	Removing space between end of marc data and fullstops
8351	minor	fix wording when undoing an import
8422	minor	Fix impossible warning in circulation.pl when OverduesBlockCirc set to Block
8470	minor	remove  depreciated  H:T:P test file
8476	minor	Little bug in OPAC XSLT on OPACURLOpenInNewWindow
8518	minor	Self checkout does not display debt amount if syspref AllowFineOverride is set to allow
6267	trivial	custom http user-agent in check-url.pl (fix for books.google.com 401 error)
7143	trivial	Bug for tracking changes to the about page
7367	trivial	General OPAC typo omnibus
7153	enhancement	Show Open Library as Search Target in "More Searches" in OPAC detail page

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:

  * Chinese (China) (95%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Danish (99%)
  * English (New Zealand) (100%)
  * English (USA)
  * English (United Kingdom) (64%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (95%)
  * German (100%)
  * Greek (94%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (99%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * 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 <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

Past Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>
Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
                        Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com>


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.6.9.
     1	Jared Camins-Esakov
     1	David Cook
     1	Chris Cormack
     1	Frédéric Demians
     1	Nicole Engard
     1	Magnus Enger
     1	Katrin Fischer
     1	Chris Hall
     1	Mason James
     1	Dobrica Pavlinusic
     2	Fridolyn SOMERS
     1	Mark Tompsett
     1	Marc Veron
     1	Savitra sirohi

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.6.9.

     16 Jared Camins-Esakov
     14 Chris Cormack
      1 Frédéric Demians
      1 Jonathan Druart
      1 Nicole C. Engard
      2 Kyle M Hall
      2 Owen Leonard
     14 Paul Poulain
      3 Mirko Tietgen

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 3.6.7, which was released on July 22, 2012.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


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