Koha 3.8.11 released

The Koha release team, in association with the multitude of Koha libraries, librarians, support companies, developers and users, are proud to announce the release of the latest stable release of the 3.8.x branch, 3.8.11.

This maintenance release contains code from 12 people from 9 different organisations, making it once again a great example of international and inter company collaboration.  Making the official and community supported Koha live up to its’ promise of no single vendor lock in.

As always you can download the tarball at download.koha-community.org, or wait for a day or 2 until the packages at debian.koha-community.org are updated.

Please read below for the release notes

22 Mar 2013

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 3.8.11 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Major fixes of 3.8.11

	4266	major	encumbrance and expenditure not used in code

	7253	major	fast cataloging not always checking out

	8620	critical	Barcode searching not working correctly

Bugs fixed in 3.8.11

	9377	normal	itemtype in duplicate biblio search
	9207	minor	Improve z39.50 speed slowdowns for sites with many records

	8054	normal	can hit submit twice when paying fines
	8682	normal	quick slip: renewals do not appear on quick slips

	9267	normal	Ubuntu 12.04 install docs broken

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import
	5333	normal	Undefined value stops import from z39.50

	9585	minor	Fix spelling mistake in default tab conditional for opac-detail

	9784	minor	koha-shell missing from koha-common man page

Staff Client
	9663	normal	Individual bibliographic record "Save" option requires export permission
	9658	trivial	Breadcrumb wrong on reports dictionary

System Administration
	7596	normal	System preferences editor JavaScript contains untranslatable English string

	9695	normal	Use alphabet system preference on page used to browse patrons for patron card batches
	9385	minor	patron add labels right aligned in chrome
	9545	minor	Fix Import Marc Bibliographic Framework Text Label
	9586	minor	Remove $ENV{DEBUG} info from Member Template
	9651	minor	When deleting a fund, button is wrongly labelled with 'Delete this budget'

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
	9520	minor	Update default LOC Z39.50 target

Enhancements in 3.8.11

	9650	Show message if there are no notices
	9765	Remove unused include file: budgetperiods-admin.inc

New sysprefs in 3.8.11

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:

  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (99%)
  * Armenian (99%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (75%)
  * Danish (74%)
  * English (New Zealand) (99%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (76%)
  * German (99%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (74%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (67%)
  * Portuguese (100%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (99%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Turkish (100%)

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 3.8.11 is

  Release Manager:       Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
  Translation Manager:   Frédéric Demians <frederic@tamil.fr>
  QA Manager:            Ian Walls <koha.sekjal@gmail.com>
  QA team:               Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
                         Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
			 Mason James <mason@kohaaloha.com>
  Bug Wranglers:         Katrin Fischer, Magnus Enger

  Release Maintainer (3.4.x): Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu>
  Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com>
  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.11:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.11.
  *      2	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	D Ruth Bavousett
  *      2	Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      2	David Cook
  *      3	Chris Cormack
  *      1	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Kyle M Hall
  *      2	Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      7	Owen Leonard
  *      3	Liz Rea
  *      3	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Mathieu Saby

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.11
  *       7 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       4 Biblibre                                                                                    
  *       2 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       1 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       2 C & P Bibliography                                                                    
  *       4 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       2 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 Université Rennes 2
  *       5 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.11.
  *      24 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *       3 Galen Charlton
  *       2 David Cook
  *      26 Chris Cormack
  *       2 Elliott Davis
  *      14 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Jonathan Druarth
  *       2 Nicole C. Engard
  *       4 Katrin Fischer
  *       5 Kyle M Hall
  *       3 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       2 Owen Leonard
  *       1 Liz Rea
  *       1 Martin Renvoize
  *       3 Marcel de Rooy
  *       1 Robin Sheat
  *       2 koha.aixmarseille

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 3.8.x.

The last Koha release was 3.6.11, which was released on December 27, 2012.

Bugs and feature requests

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


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