Koha 3.8.14 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.14.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and

As always you can download the release from

This is my first release as the 3.8.x release maintainer.
Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

This release does NOT contain updated translations due to an issue with
the patching process, we hope to have this fixed by 3.8.15.

23 Jun 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 3.8.14 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball
Koha 3.8.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.
It includes 0 features, 3 enhancements and 27 bugfixes.
New features in 3.8.14
Enhancements in 3.8.14

Staff Client
9507 Some code used to prevent form from being unexpectedly submitted is duplicated

10015 UniqueItemFields could have link to database documentation
10036 Adding header search to additem page
Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.14
Hold requests
10166 major Can't place holds on multiple titles if one or more are un-holdable

10413 major Odd space character brakes translation
Other bugs fixed in 3.8.14
9824 normal Hide basket with no expected items in basket list by bookseller
10381 normal Hide basket links should be improved

9358 normal Fixed field plugins for MARC21 should be updated for MARC21 update #15
10178 trivial Typos in plugins for 006 and 008 in MARC21

10288 trivial Tiny typo on "Pending offline circulation actions"

Command-line Utilities
10326 minor Bulkmarcimport.pl turns off CataloguingLog sys pref

6709 normal Marc21_field_006.xml and marc21_field_008.xml can't be translated.
10083 normal In Transit string doesn't get translated in the staff interface

10094 normal Koha-list should have an --disabled option
10144 normal Koha-start-zebra error handling
10146 normal Koha-stop-zebra error handling
10149 normal Koha-restart-zebra error handling
10157 normal Koha-email-enable error handling
10159 normal Koha-rebuild-zebra error handling
10259 normal Koha-*-zebra scripts are expected to run without warnings if no instance name passed

10184 trivial Circulation History reverses sort order

Staff Client
10310 normal Prevent submit form pressing enter should be improved
7368 trivial General staff client typo omnibus

10249 normal Untranslatable strings in Javascript on OPAC detail page
10284 minor Missing spaces between label and content in XSLT view for 785/780
10186 trivial Typo in subscription-add.tt (years vs year)
10191 trivial 2 option tags are not closed in unimarc_field_115a.tt and unimarc_field_116.tt
10193 trivial Copies should be holdings as label for items on MARC view
10350 trivial Capitalization: Home Library column in staff detail items table

Test Suite
10296 minor UT: db schemas are useless
New sysprefs in 3.8.14


System requirements

Important notes:

* Perl 5.10 is required
* Zebra is required

The Koha manual is 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 (97%)
* Armenian (97%)
* Chinese (Taiwan) (75%)
* Danish (100%)
* English (New Zealand) (97%)
* French (97%)
* French (Canada) (74%)
* German (97%)
* German (Switzerland) (96%)
* Greek (92%)
* Italian (97%)
* Norwegian Bokmål (65%)
* Portuguese (97%)
* Portuguese (Brazil) (97%)
* Slovak (100%)
* Spanish (100%)
* Turkish (97%)
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 3.8.14 is

Release Manager: Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:
Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team: Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>
Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz>
Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.14:
* Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.14.
* 7 Tomas Cohen Arazi
* 1 Colin Campbell
* 1 Chris Cormack
* 4 Jonathan Druart
* 1 Magnus Enger
* 3 Katrin Fischer
* 1 Connor Fraser
* 1 Chris Hall
* 1 Janusz Kaczmarek
* 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
* 6 Owen Leonard
* 3 Marcel de Rooy
* 1 Fridolyn SOMERS
* 2 Mathieu Saby
* 1 Lyon3 Team

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.14
* 6 ACPL
* 3 BSZ BW
* 5 BibLibre
* 1 Catalyst
* 1 Libriotech
* 1 PTFS-Europe
* 3 Rijksmuseum
* 1 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
* 2 Université Rennes 2
* 13 unidentified
* 1 yahoo.com

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.14.
* 1 Pierre Angot
* 18 Tomas Cohen Arazi
* 1 Gaetan Boisson
* 21 Jared Camins-Esakov
* 22 Galen Charlton
* 1 David Cook
* 12 Chris Cormack
* 8 Jonathan Druart
* 1 Frederic Durand
* 1 Nicole C. Engard
* 7 Katrin Fischer
* 23 Chris Hall
* 2 Kyle M Hall
* 2 Mason James
* 30 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
* 4 Owen Leonard
* 8 Marcel de Rooy
* 5 Robin Sheat
* 1 Mirko Tietgen
* 1 Cedric Vita

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently 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

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)