Koha 3.8.12 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.12, this is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

Please read below for the full release notes

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.8.12
23 Apr 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 

    http://koha-community.org/

Koha 3.8.12 can be downloaded from:

    http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.08.12.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

    http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.12 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Major fixes in 3.8.12
======================

Acquisitions
----------
	7018	critical	need all acq permissions to search

Cataloging
----------
	8860	critical	can't merge if you don't have fast cataloging permissions
	9908	major	OCLC Connexion Desktop Client Doesn't Work

Circulation
----------
	9953	major	When OpacMaintenance breaks lifting debarment

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
----------
	8780	major	Lower dependency version for DateTime::TimeZone

Notices
----------
	8378	major	<fine> syntax not working on overdues anymore

Searching
----------
	9050	major	rebuild_zebra should use the adelete action so it doesn't fail when deleting a record not in the index
	9341	major	Problem with UNIMARC authors facets

Tools
----------
	9535	major	Patron card creator "Remove duplicates" function doesn't work

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.12
==========================

About
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	9956	trivial	Add missing translators to the about page

Acquisitions
----------
	7875	trivial	Pending suggestion link (the numbers) from staff client home directs to accepted suggestions instead of pending

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
----------
	7379	normal	copynumber is displayed 'as is' when linked to autorised values
	9609	trivial	Rebuild zebra reports double numbers for exported records with -z option

Command-line Utilities
----------
	9885	normal	Passwords generated by command line scripts are weak

Hold requests
----------
	9786	normal	[3.8.X] Holds to pull showing items not available

I18N/L10N
----------
	7938	normal	The -v option to the translate script is not documented

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
----------
	8742	trivial	Example uses perl 5.8 in Makefile.PL

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
----------
	9863	trivial	'import' button in web installer should read 'Import'

MARC Bibliographic data support
----------
	9274	normal	Software error in bibtex export

OPAC
----------
	9502	minor	[3.8.X] famfamfam: wrongly placed in package 3.8.8/9

Packaging
----------
	8816	normal	add WARNING to debian/control file, to not manually edit
	9802	minor	Add test case to verify package man pages are well formatted

Patrons
----------
	9002	normal	Remove Problematic Logic from Patron Messaging Preferences Form

Searching
----------
	9419	minor	The highlight feature can cause a browser freeze

Self checkout
----------
	9748	minor	noitemlinks not being enforced

Serials
----------
	9947	minor	Creating item for received serial prefills enumchron subfield

SIP2
----------
	9838	trivial	SIP tests : fix in 04patron_status.t

Staff Client
----------
	9726	minor	XISBN service throttle not initialized

Templates
----------
	9945	normal	Pretty icon display in authorised values configuration
	5648	minor	icons clumping together
	8737	minor	Incorrect icon at login in staff client
	9571	minor	Fix width for textareas in Edit Item screen
	9781	minor	[3.6.X/3.8.x] Fix dynarch calendar positioning in IE

Tools
----------
	8861	minor	Undefined variables in batchMod.pl trigger error logs
	9954	minor	CSV profile encoding not selected on editing

translate.koha-community.org
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	8942	normal	Translation process breaks javascript in calendar.inc

Enhancements in 3.8.12
======================

----------

New sysprefs in 3.8.12
======================

  * UNIMARCAuthorsFacetsSeparator

System requirements
======================

    Important notes:

    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required

Documentation
======================

As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now maintained in DocBook.  The
home page for Koha documentation is 

    http://koha-community.org/documentation/

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

    http://manual.koha-community.org/3.8.12/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

    http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary

Translations
======================

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (100%)
  * Armenian (99%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (75%)
  * Danish (74%)
  * English (New Zealand) (99%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (76%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (95%)
  * Italian (99%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (67%)
  * Portuguese (99%)
  * 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

    http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate 
list to volunteer:

    http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

    http://translate.koha-community.org/

Release Team
======================

The release team for Koha 3.8.12 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>

Credits
======================

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.12:
  * KEEP SOLUTIONS

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.12.
  *      1	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      3	David Cook
  *      8	Chris Cormack
  *      2	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Vitor FERNANDES
  *      2	Kyle M Hall
  *      2	Peter Crellan Kelly
  *      1	Owen Leonard
  *      1	Chris Nighswonger
  *      4	Dobrica Pavlinusic
  *      1	Karam Qubsi
  *      1	Thatcher Rea
  *      1	Marcel de Rooy
  *      9	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Mathieu Saby
  *      2	Adrien Saurat
  *      1	Robin Sheat
  *      1	Will Stokes
  *      4	Mark Tompsett
  *      1	Aaron Wells
  *      1	Jen Zajac
  *      1	“ByWater

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.12
  *       1 ACPL                                                                                          
  *      13 Biblibre                                                                                    
  *       6 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       3 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       1 C & P Bibliography                                                                    
  *       8 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       1 Foundations                                                                              
  *       3 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 Rijksmuseum                                                                               
  *       1 Université Rennes 2
  *       1 bywatersolutions.com”
  *       1 keep.pt
  *       4 rot13.org                                                                                      
  *       6 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.12.
  *       4 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      29 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *       2 Galen Charlton
  *      45 Chris Cormack
  *      10 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Frédéric Durand
  *       3 Magnus Enger
  *      13 Katrin Fischer
  *       8 Kyle M Hall
  *       4 Mason James
  *       1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      10 Owen Leonard
  *       1 Sophie Meynieux
  *       1 Chris Nighswonger
  *       1 Paul Poulain
  *       1 MJ Ray
  *       1 Liz Rea
  *       4 Marcel de Rooy
  *       1 Robin Sheat
  *       1 wajasu

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to 
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

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 

    git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

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

    http://bugs.koha-community.org/

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