Koha 3.8.13 released

It is with great pleasure the Koha community announce the release of Koha 3.8.13 this a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes. It is available for download from download.koha-community.org

This is my last release as release maintainer for the 3.8.x branch. I would like to thank all those who wrote patches, tested, signed off, and did QA, as well as of course Jared the release manager.

Please read below for full release notes.

23 May 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 3.8.13 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.13 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.8.13

	7228	major	can't order more than 1 when importing all from staged file
	9923	major	correction of a bug due to bz 7129

Staff Client
	9591	blocker	Set Library changes after viewing Holds Queue >> reserves item

	8264	major	local cover images not working in IE8

Bugs fixed in 3.8.13

	9019	minor	ILS-DI: GetRecords should return item fields in marcxml

	9266	normal	Untranslated strings in tags moderation

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
	42	normal	installer.pl could prompt user to send testing results in
	156	normal	in Install.pm the marc21 refers to /script/ instead of /scripts/
	9812	normal	Several files shouldn't be exposed or browseable through a URL

MARC Bibliographic data support
	9804	trivial	Fix name for NORMARC biblio-koha-indexdefs.xml

	93	trivial	Minor HTML Template error

	22	normal	autoMemberNum doesn't work with Add Child
	33	normal	autoMemberNum set to 1 by default
	225	normal	Add member ignores parameters set in categories
	9484	minor	userid not generated consistently (different editing pages)

Staff Client
	107	normal	templates for intranet are still in old includes/templates location
	8895	minor	Warning in systempreferences.pl: Use of uninitialized value in length...

	9613	minor	items namespace missing in XSLT
	9957	trivial	Missing cancel link on subfield editing page

Enhancements in 3.8.13


New sysprefs in 3.8.13

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 (100%)
  * Armenian (100%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (75%)
  * Danish (93%)
  * English (New Zealand) (100%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (76%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (95%)
  * 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 3.8.13 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 3.8.13:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.13.
  *      3	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Edmund Balnaves
  *      1	Stefano Bargioni
  *      1	D Ruth Bavousett
  *      1	David Cook
  *      4	Chris Cormack
  *      2	Christophe Croullebois
  *      1	Magnus Enger
  *      3	Owen Leonard
  *      1	Julian Maurice
  *      3	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Adrien Saurat
  *      1	Marc Veron

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.13
  *       3 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       7 Biblibre                                                                                    
  *       2 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       2 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       1 Libriotech                                                                                 
  *       2 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 pusc.it
  *       4 unidentified
  *       1 veron.ch

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.13.
  *      10 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *       1 David Cook
  *      23 Chris Cormack
  *       1 Srikanth Dhondi
  *       2 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Nicole C. Engard
  *       2 Magnus Enger
  *       9 Katrin Fischer
  *       4 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Mason James
  *       1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       3 Owen Leonard
  *       2 Paul Poulain
  *       2 Marcel de Rooy
  *       3 Mathieu Saby
  *       1 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 3.8.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


Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini 
##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 May 2013 04:34:05 Z #####
One comment on “Koha 3.8.13 released
  1. Tomas says:

    Congratulations Chris for this great job you do.